Aipom resembles a purple squirrel monkey with its face forever frozen in a maniacal grin similar to that of the cymbal banging monkey toy that can be described in a rictus and a blank stare from its round eyes. On its thin tail is that is a three fingered hand-like dexterous appendage. It provides both propulsion and balance while Aipom leaps from tree to tree. Its face, belly, feet, and hand-like appendage on its tail are cream colored, and has a cowlick.
Aipom is a type of monkey that spends most of its time in the trees. It uses its tail to swing from tree to tree, picking fruit, and handling other objects. Because its tail gets so much more use, its hands are less dexterous a result. Aipom is a pre-evolved form of Ambipom and is very mischievous and steals items from passerbys simply to annoy them.
In the anime
When Ash's hat was taken away by the tail of a wild Aipom, Ash started to chase the Aipom. Aipom is a very cheeky Pokémon, just like a monkey. Aipom likes to take Ash's cap, which makes Ash very annoyed. When Aipom got experienced in the Pokémon Contest as an audience, and it got inspired by it. Sometimes when Ash uses Aipom, Aipom will use his power like in a contest, for example, the move Swift.
When Ash is training his Aipom together with Dawn's Buizel, Aipom is distracted by the Buizel's move and gets inspired by the move. On the other hand, Buizel wanted to get stronger, in a way other than competing in a contest. After talking to Zoey, Ash and Dawn decided to trade Aipom and Buizel. Now, Dawn has an Aipom, which has already evolved into an Ambipom.
|Platinum||Honey Trees and Eterna Forest||Uncommon|
Side game locations
|Pokémon Channel||Mt. Snowfall|
|Pokémon Trozei!|| Endless Level 3,|
Forever Level 3,
Mr. Who's Den
|Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team||Uproar Forest (1F-6F)|
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness|| Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F)|
Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
|Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia||Union Road|
- Main article: Aipom/Learnset Generation II
- Main article: Aipom/Learnset Generation III
- Main article: Aipom/Learnset Generation IV
|Leveling Generation VI|
|1||Tail Whip||—||100%||30||[[Move#Status||Status ]]|
|11||Baton Pass||—||—%||40||[[Move#Status||Status ]]|
|18||Fury Swipes||18||80%||15||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|32||Double Hit||35||90%||10||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|39||Nasty Plot||—||—%||20||[[Move#Status||Status ]]|
|43||Last Resort||140||100%||5||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
| Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.|
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Aipom appears to be based on a monkey, and its tail bearing the resemblance of a hand.
Its name could possibly be a combination of the words ape and palm, referring to its hand-like tail.
- Aipom is the only single-type Pokémon in Generation II that can only evolve if it knows a certain move.
- It is also the only one that doesn't need to know AncientPower.
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