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General Information
Pokémon Piplup
Trainer Professor Rowan (formerly)
Gender Male
Item Everstone
Current Status With Dawn
Other Information
Where Obtained Sandgem Town, Sinnoh
Poké Ball Poké Ball
First Appearance Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Voice Actor Michele Knotz

Piplup is a Piplup owned by Dawn, formerly by Professor Rowan.


Piplup initially would not accept food from Dawn; as described in the Pokédex, Piplup are very proud and dislike accepting food from people. However, he quickly got over this. He has a large appetite for food and does not like having any taken away from him.

Piplup shows signs of having a short temper, getting into disagreements with other Pokémon and Dawn at times. Piplup can also lose his temper when things go wrong, such as when a Chimchar stole the last of his food or when he repeatedly missed out on eating a berry and started a fight with a Shinx.

Piplup seems to be very competitive and will always try to overcome the odds to impress Dawn and get her fullest attention. He often wants to be the first one to start an event for Dawn.

Piplup commonly tries to peacefully talk to enemies, rather than attacking them during a confrontation.

In A Breed Stampede!, Piplup was shown to be quite adamant and overconfident. He even tried to stop Piloswine from charging. However, each attempt resulted with him being launched into the sky and knocked out. He tried again when Piloswine had evolved into Mamoswine, but the result was the same.

Ever since Ash's Gible made his debut, Piplup has constantly been the target of his Draco Meteor, mostly by accident as a running gag. This event was expanded when Piplup ran away from the group due to these accidents. However, these events helped him learn Hydro Pump. Comically, it was shown in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! that Draco Meteor can be used to differentiate Piplup from other Piplup.

Battle Skills[]

Piplup is Dawn's main battling partner, being used more than any of her other Pokémon and having helped her win her first two Contest Ribbons.

Piplup was fairly weak at first, being easily defeated by Nando's Budew in his first battle. He has grown in strength since then, helping Dawn catch Buneary and Buizel.


Piplup and Dawn have a close bond with each other. In Staging a Heroes' Welcome!, he helped Dawn recover her confidence by shooting Bubble Beam at her face.

Moves Used[]

Move First Use
Bide Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Bubble Beam Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Drill Peck Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!
Headbutt Expedition to Onix Island!
Hydro Pump Piplup, Up and Away!
Ice Beam Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!
Peck Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Whirlpool Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!

Notable Achievements[]


Contest Stage Opponent
Piplup's Teammate(s) Win / Loss / Success Outcome
Jubilife Contest Appeals - - - Success Dawn was later eliminated from the Jubilife Contest.
Floraroma Contest Battle Jessilina Dustox - Win Piplup knocked out Dustox with Peck.
Kenny Prinplup - Win Piplup had more points than Prinplup when time ran out, winning the contest.
Hearthome Contest Appeals - - Pachirisu* Failure -
Wallace Cup Battle Kyle Crawdaunt - Win Piplup had more points than Crawdaunt when time ran out.
May Glaceon - Win Piplup had more points than Glaceon when time ran out, winning the Wallace Cup.
Lilypad Contest Appeals - - - Success -
Loss Dawn was later eliminated from the Lilpad Contest.
Daybreak Contest Appeals - - Buneary* Success
Win Dawn later won the Daybreak Contest.
Sinnoh Grand Festival Battle Zoey Glameow
Togekiss* Loss Glameow and Gallade had more points than Piplup and Togekiss when time ran out.

An asterisk (*) refers to Piplup's partner in the battle.


Situation Opponent(s)
Piplup's Teammate(s) Win / Loss Outcome
Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition Two unknown trainers Koffing
Conway's Slowking* Win Piplup knocked out Scyther with Peck while Slowking knocked out Koffing with Psychic.
Loss Dawn and Conway were later eliminated from the competition.
Veilstone Gym Battle Maylene Lucario Ambipom^ Loss Lucario knocked out Piplup with Force Palm, losing the battle.
Seven Stars Restaurant Tag Battle Roman
May's Blaziken* Win Piplup and Blaziken knocked out Girafarig and Drifloon with a fusion of Fire and Water (Bubble Beam and Fire Spin).
Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup Ramone Stoutland - Win Piplup knocked out Stoutland with Drill Peck.

An asterisk (*) refers to Piplup's partner in the battle.

A call (^) refers to other Pokémon that battled the opponent before Piplup.

Other Competitions

Contest Win / Loss Outcome
Pokémon Dress-Up Contest Loss Dawn and Piplup were eliminated from the dress-up contest.

Dawn's Pokémon
On hand
In training
Fantasy only
No longer owns
Traded away