Pokemon Sword and Shield Purrloin is a Dark Type Devious Pokémon, which makes it weak against Fighting, Bug, Fairy type moves. You can find and catch Purrloin in Dappled Grove with a 60% chance to appear during Fog weather. The Max IV Stats of Purrloin are 41 HP, 50 Attack, 50 SP Attack, 37 Defense, 37 SP Defense, and 66 Speed.
List of Purrloin Max IV Stats in Pokemon SW SH.
Based on this pokemon's stats we consider the best nature for Purrloin to have is Hasty, this will increase it's Speed and decrease it's Defense stats.
Sword Pokedex Entry
It steals things from people just to amuse itself with their frustration. A rivalry exists between this Pokémon and Nickit.
Shield Pokedex Entry
Opponents that get drawn in by its adorable behavior come away with stinging scratches from its claws and stinging pride from its laughter.
Purrloin Locations in Pokemon Sword and Shield
Where do i find and how to get Purrloin?
A popular spawn location you can find Purrloin is in the Dappled Grove area with a 60% chance to spawn during Fog weather.
Overworld Spawns (Visible in-game)
Non Overworld Spawns (NOT Visible - Randomly found in tall grass)
Pokemon Sword and Shield Purrloin Raids
Where do i find Purrloin Raids?
You can find Purrloin raids in the following locations: Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell.
Pokemon Sword and Shield Purrloin Weakness
Purrloin is a Dark Type pokemon. This will cause it to take More Damage from Fighting, Bug, Fairy Type Moves and will take Less Damage from Ghost, Dark, Psychic type moves.
|Immune to Damage|
What pokemon is Purrloin Weak Against?
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What pokemon is Purrloin Strong Against?
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Pokemon SW and SH Purrloin Moves List
What moves can Purrloin learn from TMs, TRs, and Leveling?
Purrloin can learn the fairy type move Play Rough at level 40. This Physical move May lower opponent's Attack. Bolded Pow numbers are adjusted for this pokemon's Dark type +50% STAB damage.
Purrloin Level Up Moves
|01||Growl||Status||—||100||40||Lowers opponent's Attack.|
|04||Sand Attack||Status||—||100||15||Lowers opponent's Accuracy.|
|05||Fake Out||Physical||40||100||10||User attacks first, foe flinches. Only usable on first turn.|
|12||Fury Swipes||Physical||18||80||15||Hits 2-5 times in one turn.|
|16||Torment||Status||—||100||15||Opponent cannot use the same move in a row.|
|21||Assurance||Physical||90||100||10||Power doubles if opponent already took damage in the same turn.|
|24||Hone Claws||Status||—||—||15||Raises user's Attack and Accuracy.|
|28||Sucker Punch||Physical||105||100||5||User attacks first, but only works if opponent is readying an attack.|
|32||Nasty Plot||Status||—||—||20||Sharply raises user's Special Attack.|
|36||Night Slash||Physical||105||100||15||High critical hit ratio.|
|40||Play Rough||Physical||90||90||10||May lower opponent's Attack.|
TM Moves Purrloin can learn
|TM02||Pay Day||Physical||40||100||20||A small amount of money is gained after the battle resolves.|
|TM14||Thunder Wave||Status||—||90||20||Paralyzes opponent.|
|TM16||Screech||Status||—||85||40||Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.|
|TM21||Rest||Status||—||—||10||User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.|
|TM23||Thief||Physical||90||100||25||Also steals opponent's held item.|
|TM24||Snore||Special||50||100||15||Can only be used if asleep. May cause flinching.|
|TM25||Protect||Status||—||—||10||Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.|
|TM29||Charm||Status||—||100||20||Sharply lowers opponent's Attack.|
|TM31||Attract||Status||—||100||15||If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.|
|TM33||Rain Dance||Status||—||—||5||Makes it rain for 5 turns.|
|TM34||Sunny Day||Status||—||—||5||Makes it sunny for 5 turns.|
|TM39||Facade||Physical||70||100||20||Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.|
|TM40||Swift||Special||60||—||20||Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.|
|TM47||Fake Tears||Status||—||100||20||Sharply lowers opponent's Special Defense.|
|TM56||U-turn||Physical||70||100||20||User switches out immediately after attacking.|
|TM57||Payback||Physical||75||100||10||Power doubles if the user was attacked first.|
|TM58||Assurance||Physical||90||100||10||Power doubles if opponent already took damage in the same turn.|
|TM65||Shadow Claw||Physical||70||100||15||High critical hit ratio.|
|TM76||Round||Special||60||100||15||Power increases if teammates use it in the same turn.|
|TM85||Snarl||Special||82.5||95||15||Lowers opponent's Special Attack.|
Purrloin TR Moves
|TR20||Substitute||Status||—||—||10||Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.|
|TR26||Endure||Status||—||—||10||Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.|
|TR27||Sleep Talk||Status||—||—||10||User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.|
|TR29||Baton Pass||Status||—||—||40||User switches out and gives stat changes to the incoming Pokémon.|
|TR30||Encore||Status||—||100||5||Forces opponent to keep using its last move for 3 turns.|
|TR31||Iron Tail||Physical||100||75||15||May lower opponent's Defense.|
|TR33||Shadow Ball||Special||80||100||15||May lower opponent's Special Defense.|
|TR37||Taunt||Status||—||100||20||Opponent can only use moves that attack.|
|TR38||Trick||Status||—||100||10||Swaps held items with the opponent.|
|TR58||Dark Pulse||Special||120||100||15||May cause flinching.|
|TR68||Nasty Plot||Status||—||—||20||Sharply raises user's Special Attack.|
|TR73||Gunk Shot||Physical||120||80||5||May poison opponent.|
|TR77||Grass Knot||Special||—||100||20||The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.|
|TR81||Foul Play||Physical||142.5||100||15||Uses the opponent's Attack stat.|
|TR90||Play Rough||Physical||90||90||10||May lower opponent's Attack.|