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.
Like the whole Piplup line, Prinplup has stats favoring attack:
- Max CP: 1549
- Attack: 150
- Defense: 143
- Stamina: 128
Weaknesses and Resistances
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.
No evolutionary items are required to evolve a Prinplup, and the evolutionary line is fairly straightforward:
|Piplup Water||⇒ 25 Candy ⇒||Prinplup Water|
|Prinplup Water||⇒ 100 Candy ⇒||Empoleon WaterSteel|
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.”