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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Empoleon

Empoleon
Emperor Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Empoleon is a Water and Steel Type Emperor Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Empoleon can be found with Torrent as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 3 Special Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Quiet Nature, based on 530 combined Base Stats.

Empoleon Stats and Abilities

Based on Empoleon Base IVs we consider this pokemon A-Tier choice. Empoleon Highest IV Stat is Special Attack 111 and the Lowest being Speed 60.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
E
HP84278372
D
Attack86159298
E
Defense88162302
B
Special Attack111204353
D
Special Defense101186331
E
Speed60112240
A
Total530
Empoleon Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Quiet
+10% Special Attack
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Dry
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield3 Special Attack
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsField, Water 1
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Torrent
Ability 1
Torrent increases the power of Water-type moves by 50% (1.5x) when the ability-bearer's HP falls below a third of its maximum (known in-game as in a pinch).
Defiant
Hidden Ability
When its stats are lowered its Attack increases.

How To Evolve Empoleon in BDSP

Piplup requires (Level 16) to evolve into Prinplup and then (Level 36) to evolve into Empoleon.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Piplup
Level 16
Prinplup
Level 36
Empoleon

Where To Find Empoleon in BDSP

Empoleon has 4 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 5 Piplup, within the Lake Verity location using the Gift method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Still-Water Cavern
National
Piplup
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Piplup
Lv. 16-63
Fountainspring Cave
National
Piplup
Lv. 16-63
Lake Verity
Interact
Piplup
Lv. 5

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Empoleon Weakness

Empoleon is a Water and Steel Type pokemon. This will cause Empoleon to take More Damage from Electric, Fighting, Ground Type Moves, and Less Damage from Water, Normal, Flying, Rock, Bug, Psychic, Dragon, Fairy, Poison, Steel, Ice Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Electric
Fighting
Ground
0.5x
Less Damage
Water
Normal
Flying
Rock
Bug
Psychic
Dragon
Fairy
0.25x
Less Damage
Steel
Ice
Immune to Damage
Poison

What pokemon is Empoleon Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Groudon
S
Garchomp
S
Zapdos
S
Raikou
A
Electivire

What pokemon is Empoleon Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
S
Mewtwo
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
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Best Moves Empoleon in BDSP

Best Moveset for Empoleon Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
59
Hydro Pump
Special
165
80 5 The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
52
Drill Peck
Physical
80
100 20
33
Brine
Special
97.5
100 10 Power doubles if opponent's HP is less than 50%.
19
Bubble Beam
Special
97.5
100 20 May lower opponent's Speed.

Best Moveset for Empoleon TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM14
Blizzard
Special
110
70 5 May freeze opponent.
TM26
Earthquake
Physical
100
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
.

Empoleon Level Up Moves

List of Moves Empoleon can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Aqua Jet
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

User attacks first.
1
Metal Claw
Power:
75
Acc: 95
PP: 35
Physical

May raise user's Attack.
1
Tackle
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
4
Growl
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Status

Lowers opponent's Attack.
8
Water Gun
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

11
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
15
Peck
Power: 35
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

19
Bubble Beam
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May lower opponent's Speed.
24
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
28
Fury Attack
Power: 15
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
33
Brine
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Power doubles if opponent's HP is less than 50%.
39
Whirlpool
Power:
52.5
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Special

Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
46
Mist
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

User's stats cannot be changed for a period of time.
52
Drill Peck
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

59
Hydro Pump
Power:
165
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Special

The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
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Empoleon TM Moves

List of Moves Empoleon can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM03
Water Pulse
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM07
Hail
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Non-Ice types are damaged for 5 turns.
TM10
Work Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM31
Brick Break
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM47
Steel Wing
Power:
105
Acc: 90
PP: 25
Physical

May raise user's Defense.
TM49
Scald
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM55
Brine
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Power doubles if opponent's HP is less than 50%.
TM56
Fling
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power depends on held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM65
Shadow Claw
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM72
Avalanche
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if user took damage first.
TM75
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
TM76
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM86
Grass Knot
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM88
Pluck
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the opponent is holding a berry, its effect is stolen by user.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM91
Flash Cannon
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

TM95
Surf
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM97
Defog
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness and clears fog.
TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM99
Waterfall
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
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Empoleon Tutor Moves

List of Tutor Moves Empoleon can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Hydro Cannon
Power:
225
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
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