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Piplup is a Water-type Pokémon from the Sinnoh region. It evolves into Prinplup when fed 25 candies and its final evolution is Empoleon.

Pokédex description

Penguin Pokémon
Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.
- Piplup's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Water.png
12 (10)
Icon Normal.png
7 (12)

Charged attacks

Icon Water.png
45 (24)
Icon Flying.png
65 (28)
Icon Ice.png
60 (18)

Evolution family

Piplup is part of a three-member family.

205.
Piplup
#393 Piplup
25 Piplup candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Prinplup
#394 Prinplup
100 Piplup candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Empoleon
#395 Empoleon

205.
Piplup
#393 Piplup
25 Piplup candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Prinplup
#394 Prinplup
100 Piplup candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Empoleon
#395 Empoleon

Forms

These Piplup forms cannot evolve.

Regular Shiny
Halloween
Piplup halloween.png Piplup halloween shiny.png
Lucas's hat
Piplup red hat.png Piplup red hat shiny.png
Dawn's hat
Piplup white hat.png Piplup white hat shiny.png

Availability

Method Maximum CP Details
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Wild
921
998

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2018 Oct 16

Increased spawns in:
Ed Sheeran Collaboration Event: 2021 Nov 22 - 30
Pokémon Spotlight Hour: 2021 Nov 30
Pokémon BD & SP Event: 2021 Nov 18 - 21 (Dawn's hat)
Pokémon BD & SP Event: 2021 Nov 16 - 18 (Lucas's hat)
Halloween 2021: Oct 15 - 31 (costume)
Sinnoh Celebration Event: 2021 Jan 12 - 17
Holiday 2020: Dec 22 - 31
December 2020 Community Day: Dec 12 - 13
Animation Week: 2020 Nov 6 - 12
Incense Day: Type Shuffle: 2020 Apr 19 (Incense-only)
January 2020 Community Day: Jan 19
Water Festival 2019: Aug 23 - 30 (around water)
Yokohama Pokémon GO Fest 2019: Aug 6 - 12
Dortmund Pokémon GO Fest 2019: Jul 4 - 7
Chicago Pokémon GO Fest 2019: Jun 13 - 16

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Eggs
614

Increased chance/Previously in:
2-km - December 2021 Community Day: Dec 18 - 19
2-km - 2019 Feb 13 - 2020 Oct 19
2-km - Water Festival 2019: Aug 23 - 30
5-km - 2018 Oct 16 - 2019 Feb 13

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Raid Battles
614
767

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 3,364

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

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Research tasks
460 Field Research:
Catch 2 Piplup: Pokémon BD & SP Event (hats)
Catch 5 Ghost-type Pokémon: Halloween 2021 (costume)
Make 5 Great Throws: 5th Anniversary
Power up Pokémon 4 times: Sinnoh Cerebration Event
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon: Lake Legends Event
Give your buddy a treat: Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh
Catch 3 Piplup: January 2020 Community Day
Special Research/Timed Research:
December Community Day 2021 - 4th part: Catch 5 different species of Pokémon
Animation Week Research - 7th part: Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms
Jump-Start Research - 4th part: Catch a Legendary Pokémon from Field Research Breakthrough or raid
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GO Battle League
614 Obtainable starting from rank:
14 (Season 6)


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Trivia

External links

  • Piplup page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Piplup article, on the Bulbapedia
  • Piplup article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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