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Empoleon
395
エンペルト Enperuto
395Empoleon
Generation IV
Evolutionary line
393394395
Type(s)
Type Water  Type Steel
Species Emperor Pokémon
Abilities Torrent
Defiant (DW)
Pokédex
Prinplup ← 395 → Starly
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 009
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from Prinplup
Evolves into None
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
186.3 lbs. 84.5 kg 5'07" 1.7 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Field
Water 1
Shape Footprint
Shape06
F395
Cry

Empoleon (Japanese: エンペルト Enperuto) is the Water/Steel-type Starter Pokémon of the Sinnoh region, evolved from Prinplup and Piplup. Introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Empoleon appears to be a large navy blue penguin with orange webbed feet like ducks have. It also appears to have metal flippers with blue metal bordering it and three orange small claws underneath its flippers. It has a blue fin at the back along with a tail and a giant metal blue fin in the center of it starting from its chin. Empoleon also appears to have something looking like a tuxedo that it is wearing. It also mainly has a black body with a some white in the center of it along with black spots at the bottom of its white part of body. It also has two giant golden spots on the back of it along with a three horned trident crest making its beak.

Behavior

Like its pre-evolutions, it is a Pokémon with a strong self-esteem, but it is more aggressive. When someone hurts its feelings, it will chop the person into two.

Natural abilities

Empoleon's ability in the game is Torrent, (along with all the other water starters) which increases the power of its Water-type moves by 50% when its HP is at less than 1/3 of its maximum level of HP.

Although Empoleon is a Water/Steel-type Pokémon, it can learn a variety of Water, Ice, Steel and Flying-Type attacks. It can also learn many moves involving claws, such as Metal Claw and Shadow Claw. It can learn Hydro Pump, a very powerful Water-type move.

Evolution

Empoleon is the evolved form of Prinplup, as of level 36. Empoleon is also the final form of Piplup's evolutionary line.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Prinplup None
Platinum Evolve Prinplup None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Trade None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Trade None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1F-B4F)
Mt. Avalanche (B1F-B19F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Ice Lake
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
Pearl
It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
Platinum
If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
HeartGold
It avoids unnecessary disputes, but it will decimate anything that threatens its pride.
SoulSilver
It avoids unnecessary disputes, but it will decimate anything that threatens its pride.
Black
If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
White
If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
Black 2
If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
White 2
If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
X
It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
Y
The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
Omega Ruby
It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
Alpha Sapphire
The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
84
Attack
86
Defense
88
Sp. Atk
111
Sp. Def
101
Speed
60
Total
530

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
1 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special
Evo Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
8 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special
11 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
15 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
19 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
24 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
28 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
33 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
39 Whirlpool 35 85% 15 Water Special
46 Mist —% 30 Ice Status
52 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical
59 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
1 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
8 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
11 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
15 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
16 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
19 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥♥
24 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
28 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 0
33 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
36 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
39 Whirlpool 35 85% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
46 Mist —% 30 Ice Status Type Beautiful 0
52 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
59 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Type Beautiful 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
8 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special
11 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
15 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
16 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
19 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special
24 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
28 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
33 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
36 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
39 Whirlpool 35 85% 15 Water Special
46 Mist —% 30 Ice Status
52 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical
59 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1DP
1HGSSPt
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥
1DP
1HGSSPt
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
4DP
4HGSSPt
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
8DP
8HGSSPt
Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥
11DP
11HGSSPt
Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
15DP
15HGSSPt
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
16DP
16HGSSPt
Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
19DP
24HGSSPt
Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
24DP
19HGSSPt
BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
28DP
28HGSSPt
Fury Attack 15 80% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
33DP
33HGSSPt
Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Type Smart ♥♥
36DP
36HGSSPt
Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
39DP
39HGSSPt
Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 0
46DP
46HGSSPt
Mist —% 30 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
52DP
52HGSSPt
Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
59DP
59HGSSPt
Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beautiful ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Smart ♥♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty ♥♥
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 395 front Pt 395 front Pt 395 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Empoleon BW Empoleon BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Empoleon XY Empoleon XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Kai had an Empoleon that first appeared in The Rise of Darkrai on whom he used to battle Dawn's Piplup. Barry had an Empoleon that appeared in DP101: Barry's Busting Out All Over!. Kenny had an Empoleon that first appeared in DP174: Last Call — First Round!.

Trivia

  • Empoleon is the only Water-type, fully evolved Starter Pokémon that is not fully resistant to Fire-type moves, due to it being Steel-type as a secondary type.
  • It can be noted that Empoleon bears a resemblance to Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule, that in which both are kings in their own way and have crowns. That being said, both contain a symmetrical design on their bodies.
  • No other Pokémon has the same Water/Steel type combination as Empoleon.
  • Empoleon, being a Steel-type as well as Water-type, is one of the Water-type Pokémon that aren't weak to Grass-type attacks.
  • It is the only fully evolved starter Pokémon in the Sinnoh region not to have any starter type weaknesses.

Origins

Empoleon is based on emperor penguins, more so than its pre-evolutions are as Empoleon has a darker color and webbed feet.

Etymology

The name Empoleon is based on "emperor" and "Napoleon", the French general. It might also incorporate "South Pole" as penguins live there.

Gallery

See also