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[[File:Type Normal.gif|link=Normal type]]  
Species Long Tail Pokémon
Abilities Run Away
Skill Link (Dream World)
None ← 190 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Ambipom]]
(エイパム Eipamu)
[[Generation II]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint

Aipom (Japanese: エイパム Eipamu) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.


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.

Biological characteristics

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.


Aipom evolves into Ambipom by leveling up while knowing the move Double Hit.

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 decided to leave his home in Kanto and board the ship to Sinnoh, he originally wanted to take only Pikachu with him. But Aipom tagged along and then traveled to Sinnoh with him.

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.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Headbutt Trees Uncommon
Crystal Headbutt Trees Uncommon
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Safari Zone Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Honey Trees Uncommon
Platinum Honey Trees and Eterna Forest Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Headbutt Trees Uncommon
Black/White Trade None

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 3,
Forever Level 3,
Trozei Battle,
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

Pokédex entries



Generation II

Main article: Aipom/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Aipom/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Aipom/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Tail Whip 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


4 Sand-Attack 100% 15 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Status Status


8 Astonish 30 100% 15 [[Ghost type|Ghost]] [[Move#Special Special


11 Baton Pass —% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


15 Tickle 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


18 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


22 Swift 60 —% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Special Special


25 Screech 85% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


29 Agility —% 30 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


32 Double Hit 35 90% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


36 Fling ?? 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


39 Nasty Plot —% 20 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Status Status


43 Last Resort 140 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[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.

Name origin

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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