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Type(s)
Type Electric  
Species Wool Pokémon
Abilities Static
Plus (DW)
Pokédex
Xatu ← 179 → Flaaffy
Kanto N/A Johto 053
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 025 Coastal Kalos 127
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Flaaffy
Mareep
179
メリープ Merriep
179Mareep
Generation II
Evolutionary Line
179180181181M
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
17.2 lbs. 7.8 kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
White Monster
Field
Body Style Footprint
Body08
F179
Cry

Mareep (Japanese: メリープ Merriep) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Physiology

Mareep appears to be a blue sheep with wool surrounding most of its body. It also possesses black and yellow stripes on its tail and its ears. Mareep also possesses an orange orb at the end of its tail.

Special abilities

Mareep has the ability Static and the hidden ability Plus. Static gives the opponent a 30% chance of paralysis when they hit Mareep with a Physical attack. Plus powers up Mareep's Special Attack by 50% when a Pokémon with the ability Minus is in the battle.

Evolution

Mareep evolves into Flaaffy at level 15.

Game info

Game locations

Mareep Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Gold/Silver Routes 32, 42, and 43 Common
Crystal Trade None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Safari Zone Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Valley Windworks (Poké Radar) Rare
Platinum Valley Windworks (Poké Radar) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Routes 32, 42, and 43 Common
Black/White White Forest (White only) Uncommon
Black 2/White 2 Floccesy Ranch Common


Side game locations

Mareep Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Channel Upgrade binder
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 5
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Lightning Field (1F-5F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Amp Plains (1F-7F)
Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Marowak Dojo, Final Maze (B1-B48)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Union Road


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Gold
If static electricity builds in its body, its fleece doubles in volume. Touching it will shock you.
Silver
Its fleece grows continually. In the summer, the fleece is fully shed, but it grows back in a week.
Crystal
It stores lots of air in its soft fur, allowing it to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.
Ruby
Mareep's fluffy coat of wool rubs together and builds a static charge. The more static electricity is charged, the more brightly the lightbulb at the tip of its tail grows.
Sapphire
Mareep's fluffy coat of wool rubs together and builds a static charge. The more static electricity is charged, the more brightly the lightbulb at the tip of its tail grows.
Emerald
Its fluffy wool rubs together and builds a static charge. The more energy is charged, the more brightly the lightbulb at the tip of its tail glows.
FireRed
Its fleece grows continually. In the summer, the fleece is fully shed, but it grows back in a week.
LeafGreen
If static electricity builds in its body, its fleece doubles in volume. Touching it will shock you.
Diamond
Its fluffy coat swells to double when static electricity builds up. Touching it can be shocking.
Pearl
Its fluffy coat swells to double when static electricity builds up. Touching it can be shocking.
Platinum
Its fluffy coat swells to double when static electricity builds up. Touching it can be shocking.
HeartGold
If static electricity builds in its body, its fleece doubles in volume. Touching it will shock you.
SoulSilver
Its fleece grows continually. In the summer, the fleece is fully shed, but it grows back in a week.
Black
Its fluffy coat swells to double when static electricity builds up. Touching it can be shocking.
White
Its fluffy coat swells to double when static electricity builds up. Touching it can be shocking.
Black 2
When cold weather increases static electricity, its wool doubles in size and the tip of its tail glows slightly.
White 2
Its fluffy coat swells to double when static electricity builds up. Touching it can be shocking.
X
Its fluffy coat swells to double when static electricity builds up. Touching it can be shocking.
Y
It stores lots of air in its soft fur, allowing it to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
10 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
14 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
19 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
23 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
28 Electro Ball ?? 100% 10 Electric Special
32 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status
37 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
41 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
46 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
50 Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special
55 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric 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.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

Appearances

In the anime

Multiple Mareep appear in JE023: Mild 'n Wooly and one is owned by a young trainer called Mary. A Mareep owned by Cadee and Dr. Anna appear in AG148: A Chip Off the Old Brock and JE049: Hassle in the Castle respectively. Two separate Mareep also appear in DP078: Pruning a Passel of Pals! and Sticking With Who You Know.

Trivia

  • Mareep's coloration changes twice in Generation IV. However, the shiny coloration stays the same.
  • Mareep is one of the few Pokémon to have three different sprites in Generation II.
  • Mareep can be considered an anagram of ampere, a measure of electrical current.

Origins

Mareep appears to based off a sheep. It could also be a reference to the name of the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, the basis to Blade Runner.

Sources


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