Pokemon
Regular
Shiny
Piplup
Water Type
Penguin Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #161

Pokemon Legends Arceus Piplup is a Water Type Penguin Pokémon with a Medium Slow growth rate and a 1 Special Attack EV Yield. Piplup can be found with Torrent as an Ability; we recommend the Quiet Nature, based on 314 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

Navigate this Piplup Guide using the links below.

Piplup Stats and Abilities

Based on Piplup Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Piplup Highest IV Stat is Special Attack (61) and the Lowest being Speed (40).

Piplup Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
53
E
Attack
51
F
Defense
53
D
Special Attack
61
F
Special Defense
56
F
Speed
40
F
Total
314
Piplup Details
Piplup Detail
Best Nature
Quiet
+10% Special Attack
-10% Speed
Liked Foods
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Field
Water 1
Piplup Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Torrent
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).
Hidden Ability
Defiant
When its stats are lowered its Attack increases.

How To Evolve Piplup in Pokemon Legends Arceus

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

Piplup Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Piplup
Water Type
Level 16
Prinplup
Water Type
Level 36
Empoleon
Water TypeSteel Type
Piplup Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Piplup
314
53
51
61
53
56
40
Stat Change
+91
+11
+15
+20
+15
+20
+10
Prinplup
405
64
66
81
68
76
50
Stat Change
+125
+20
+20
+30
+20
+25
+10
Empoleon
530
84
86
111
88
101
60

Where To Find Piplup Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

List of Locations where you can find and catch Piplup in PLA.

Piplup is a Water Type Pokemon, and one area that a Piplup can be found is in Cobalt Coastlands near Islespy Shore and will be found next to a very small lake nearby. Piplup startles easily and runs, so we advise sneaking up or stunning it before it can escape. After capturing the Piplup, you can now do the Request that requires to have captured a Piplup before hand. Request #55 - Poor Peckish Piplup.

Pokemon LA Piplup Weakness

Piplup is a Water Type pokemon. This will cause Piplup to take More Damage from Grass, Electric Type Moves, and Less Damage from Steel, Fire, Water, Ice Type moves.

Piplup Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Grass
Electric
0.5x
Less Damage
Steel
Fire
Water
Ice
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Piplup Weak Against?

Piplup Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Shaymin Sky
Grass Type
Flying Type
S
Shaymin Land
Grass Type
S
Thundurus
Electric Type
Flying Type
S
Thundurus Therian
Electric Type
Flying Type
A
Electivire
Electric Type

What pokemon is Piplup Strong Against?

Piplup Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Palkia
Water Type
Dragon Type
S
Origin Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Origin Palkia
Water Type
Dragon Type
S
Heatran
Fire Type
Steel Type

How To Complete Piplup Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught124610
Number you've caught without being spotted12345
Times you have seen it use Bubble1361225
Times you've given it food12345
Number you've evolved1

Best Piplup Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Piplup Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Piplup Best Moves
Level Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
43
Double-Edge
Physical
120
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
34
Liquidation
Physical
127.5
100 10 The user slams into the target using a full-force blast of water. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
11
Aerial Ace
Physical
60
20 Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
18
Water Pulse
Special
90
100 20 May confuse opponent.
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 Bold
Red Text
.
advertisement

Piplup Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Piplup can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Level Requirements within (#) are the Level you (Master) the move at; this allows you to use the move in Agile and Strong Stance.

Piplup Level Up Moves
Level Move Description
1
(10)
Tackle
Normal Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
6
(15)
Bubble
Water Type
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Special

May lower opponent's Speed.
11
(20)
Aerial Ace
Flying Type
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
18
(28)
Water Pulse
Water Type
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
25
(35)
Roost
Flying Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half of its max HP and loses the Flying type temporarily.
34
(45)
Liquidation
Water Type
Power:
127.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

The user slams into the target using a full-force blast of water. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
43
(54)
Double-Edge
Normal Type
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
advertisement

Piplup Move Shop Attacks in PLA

List of Moves Piplup can learn from the Move Shop.

Piplup Move Shop Moves
Move Shop Description
Rock Smash
Fighting Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
Aerial Ace
Flying Type
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
Stealth Rock
Rock Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
Rest
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
Baby-Doll Eyes
Fairy Type
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Always goes first. Lowers the target's attack.
Water Pulse
Water Type
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
Icy Wind
Ice Type
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Ice Beam
Ice Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
advertisement
Pokemon similar to Piplup based on Water Type
Similar Water Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Origin Palkia-Pokemon-Image
Origin Palkia
WATER-Type DRAGON-Type 680 90 100 150 100 120 120
S
Palkia-Pokemon-Image
Palkia
WATER-Type DRAGON-Type 680 90 120 150 100 120 100
S
Manaphy-Pokemon-Image
Manaphy
WATER-Type 600 100 100 100 100 100 100
A
Gyarados-Pokemon-Image
Gyarados
WATER-Type FLYING-Type 540 95 125 60 79 100 81
A
Empoleon-Pokemon-Image
Empoleon
WATER-Type STEEL-Type 530 84 86 111 88 101 60
List of Pokemon based on Type
advertisement