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[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]]  
Species Penguin Pokémon
Abilities Torrent
Defiant (Dream World)
None ← 394 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From [[Piplup]]
Evolves Into [[Empoleon]]
'(ポッタイシ Pottaishi)'
[[Generation IV]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint

Prinplup (Japanese: ポッタイシ Pottaishi) is the Water-type Starter Pokémon of the Sinnoh region, evolved from Piplup. Prinplup live by themselves in their own "colony", as each considers itself to be the most important. In the anime, it is owned by Kenny, Dawn's rival. It is known to have a very proud personality.


Prinplup is a penguin that is considerably larger than its pre-evolved form, Piplup. It has two large wings that are about half the length of Piplup. On Prinplup's head is a yellow crown that lies above the eyes. Prinplup's torso is a light blue with four white spots, two on each side. The feet of Prinplup are more webbed than Piplup's and are yellow. It's fins are tipped with light blue. It also has a dark blue tail in the shape of a fin.

Kenny Prinplup

Kenny's Prinplup about to use an attack.

Special Abilities

Prinplup, like all the other Water-type starters, has the ability Torrent. When Prinplup's HP is below 1/3, it's Water-type moves increase in strength. Hunting in icy waters, Prinplup's most effective weapons are its flippers, which are strong enough to snap a tree in two.


Prinplup is the evolved form of Piplup as of level 16. It evolves into Empoleon at level 36.

Game Info

Game Locations

Prinplup Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Piplup None
Platinum Evolve Piplup None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Trade None

Side Game Locations

Prinplup Locations
Game(s) Location
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1F-B4F)
Mt. Avalanche (B1F-B19F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hia Valley

Pokédex Entries



Prinplup appears to be based off a penguin whilst its name comes from prince and plup



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