アシマリ Ashimari
Generation VII
Evolutionary line
Type Water  
Species Sea Lion Pokémon
Abilities Torrent
Liquid Voice (DW)
Incineroar ← 728 → Brionne
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola 007
Evolves from None
Evolves into Brionne
87.5% ♂ / 12.5% ♀
Weight Height
16.5 lbs. 7.5 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Water 1
Shape Footprint

Popplio (アシマリ Ashimari) is a Water-type Pokémon. It is one of the three Starter Pokémon of the Alola region, the other two being Litten and Rowlet.



Popplio is a blue sea lion Pokémon. It has large eyes, a long white snout with a pink round nose and black whiskers. It has two ears on each side of its head. Around its neck is a light blue ruff collar which extends out past its shoulders. It has four flippers which are the large ones with white markings isolating its toes and the small rear ones. It also loves to blow bubbles and bounce them around.


Popplio will frequently work on blowing bubbles and try to get them larger than their bodies. Instead of walking, Popplio will generate and use their bubbles as a springboard, popping as they leap on top of them in order to get a bounce out of them as they pop, in turn allowing them to perform acrobatic stunts in their leaps to please those they enjoy playing with.

Natural abilities

It can blow out many balloons with its nose. It can swim at 25 mph (40 km/h).


Popplio evolves into Brionne at level 17 and then Primarina at level 34.

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Starter Pokémon from Hala in Iki Town One
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Starter Pokémon from Professor Kukui on Route 1 One

Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
This Pokémon snorts body fluids from its nose, blowing balloons to smash into its foes. It’s famous for being a hard worker.
This Pokémon can control water bubbles. It practices diligently so it can learn to make big bubbles.
Ultra Sun
The balloons it inflates with its nose grow larger and larger as it practices day by day.
Ultra Moon
Popplio gets out on top of its bouncy water balloons to jump higher. Its quite an acrobatic fighter.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Base Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
4 Growl - 100% 40 Normal Status
8 Disarming Voice 40 -% 15 Fairy Special
11 Baby-Doll Eyes - 100% 30 Fairy Status
15 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
18 Encore - 100% 15 Normal Status
22 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
25 Sing - 55% 15 Normal Status
29 Double Slap 15 100% 20 Normal Physical
32 Hyper Voice 90 100% 10 Normal Special
36 Moonblast 95 100% 15 Fairy Special
39 Captivate - 100% 20 Normal Status
43 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
46 Misty Terrain - -% 10 Fairy 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 VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up - -% 30 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
TM17 Protect - -% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance - -% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration - 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return - 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team - -% 15 Normal Status
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
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM87 Swagger - 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk - -% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute - -% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 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.


Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back
Popplio SM PopplioBack
728 Sprite Shiny



Main article: Lana's Popplio
Lana Popplio

Lana's Popplio

Popplio first appeared in Alola to New Adventure! under the ownership of Lana.


  • Popplio when standing on its fins bears some resemblance to the alchemic symbol of mercury (representing Water).
  • Popplio, Seel & Dewgong are all known as the Sea Lion Pokémon.


Popplio is a combination of the classical depictions of a performing sea lion and a circus clown, with the collar around its neck, white face, and nose resembling a clown nose. It could also be a reference to the Hawaiian monk seal.


Popplio is a combination of pop (as in popping bubbles) and lio, the first three letters of lion in sea lion. It might also use "ilio-holo-i-ka-uaua" which is a species of Hawaiian monk seal. It might also come from pōpō, Hawaiian for ball (seeing how Popplio balances bubbles on its nose like a circus seal would do to a ball).