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[[File:Type Dark.gif|link=Dark type]]  
Species Devious Pokémon
Abilities Limber
Prankster (Dream World)
None ← 509 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Liepard]]
(チョロネコ Choroneko)
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint

Purrloin (Japanese: チョロネコ Choroneko) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.


Purrloin looks similar to Glameow from Generation IV. However, its evolution, Liepard, looks nothing like Purugly. Purrloin looks like a purple cat, with long pink eyelids that stretch up to the edge of its ears. It also has white patches on its fur.


Purrloin evolves into Liepard at level 20.

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Route 2, 3, Dreamyard Common
Black 2/White 2 19, 20 Common

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Black 2
Their cute act is a ruse. They trick people and steal their valuables just to see the looks on their faces.
White 2
Their cute act is a ruse. They trick people and steal their valuables just to see the looks on their faces.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

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


3 Growl - 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


6 Assist - -% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


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


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


15 Pursuit 40 100% 20 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


19 Torment - 100% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Status Status


21 Fake Out 40 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


24 Hone Claws - -% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Status Status


28 Assurance 50 100% 10 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


30 Slash 70 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


33 Captivate - 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


37 Night Slash 70 100% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


39 Snatch - -% 10 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


42 Nasty Plot - -% 20 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Status Status


46 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[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.


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • Purrloin was shown on September 6, 2010 in a trailer for the Pokémon BW Special due for airing September 16. It was officially revealed on the October issue of Coro Coro on September 11, 2010.
  • The last part of its Japanese name, neko, is fitting because neko is the Japanese word for cat.
  • Purrloin is based on "purloin," a term used to describe a theft of any kind.
  • Despite being based on a cat, neither Purrloin or its evolution are able to learn Bite or Crunch.
  • Purrloin is one of only ten pure dark types. The others are Umbreon, Poochyena, Mightyena, AbsolDarkrai, Liepard, Zorua and Zoroark.
  • In Pokémon BW046, Purrloin was seen standing and walking on its back legs, and is one of the few feline Pokémon to do so along with Meowth.
  • In BW046, it was shown that Cilan was afraid of Purrloin since the day a Purrloin did something horrible.


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