Pokemon GO Prinplup is a Water type Pokémon that originates from the Sinnoh Region. It is the evolution of the Generation 4 Water type starter Piplup, and later evolves into Empoleon, a interesting and unique Water and Steel type.

We expect that, like all starters prior, it will take 25 candies to evolve Piplup to Prinplup, and then 100 thereafter to evolve to Empoleon.

You can find detailed stats on Prinplup on our database: Prinplup DB Entry.

Prinplup Stats

Like the whole Piplup line, Prinplup has stats favoring attack:

  • Max CP: 1549
  • Attack: 150
  • Defense: 143
  • Stamina: 128

Weaknesses and Resistances

Weaknesses Resistances
  • Grass
  • Electric
  • Steel
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Ice

Weather Effects

Prinplup is boosted by Water weather, and can be found up to level 35 with the following CP values:

  • Min: 1244 (4/4/4 weather boost floor)
  • Max: 1438
  • Min Level 30: 1086
  • Max Level 30: 1327

Like all second stage evolutionary lines, it will spawn in the wild but it will be rare to find in the wild, even more so depending on your biome.

Family Overview

No evolutionary items are required to evolve a Prinplup, and the evolutionary line is fairly straightforward:

PiplupWater ⇒ 25 Candy ⇒ PrinplupWater
PrinplupWater ⇒ 100 Candy ⇒ EmpoleonWaterSteel

Shiny Prinplup

Prinplup has a pretty noticeable difference in its regular form versus its shiny, with almost all parts getting a slight tint of green added to the fur and horns.

Regular Prinplup Shiny Prinplup

Prinplup Fun Facts and Pokédex Entries

  • Its name is a combination of prince and plup, the sound of hitting water, which is also what the loose translation is for its Japanese name, Pottaishi.
  • Platnium Entry: “Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.”
  • Y Entry: “It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.”