Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Panpour, Simipour

#022 Unova / #516 National
Species classification: Geyser Pokemon
Ability: Gluttony – Eats held berry when 50% HP remains instead of 25%
Dream World ability: Torrent – increases power of Water-type moves by 1.5 if Pokemon has less than 1/3 HP remaining
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Hiyappu
Egg groups: Ground
Gender ratio: 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 75 HP / 98 Atk / 63 Def / 98 SAtk / 63 SDef / 101 Spd / 498 Total
Effort values: 2 Speed
Evolution family: Panpour > Simipour via Water Stone

Probably the least appealing design-wise in its final form, Panpour makes up for it by learning one of the coolest new moves of this generation at level 22, Water-type attack Boiling Water, which has a 30% chance of causing a burn on the target. Boiling Water is also available as TM55 though, so don't stress too much if you've evolved Panpour too early, since his level up movepool isn't that great.

General notes on the elemental monkeys:

They're somewhat similiar to the Eeveelutions of Red/Blue, except that they don't have a Normal-type base form and there are only three types, with one evolution each.

It might be easier to think of them as counterparts to the starters, since depending on the starter you picked, an NPC east of Striation City (in the area where you first encounter Munna) will give you the monkey that's weak to your starter.  All three monkeys have these facts in common:

1) They all have the same base stats.
2) None of their evolutions learn any moves through level up, so evolve wisely.
3) They can all learn the new Flying-type move Acrobat at level 31 (first stage only), which does light damage but can hit any of the three opponents in a triple battle no matter where the user is positioned, and does double damage if the user isn't holding an item.
4) The trio's design is partially based on the three wise monkeys: see no evil (Panpour), hear no evil (Pansear) and speak no evil (Pansage).

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  • Mackly - March 29, 2011 1:24 a.m.

    I litteraly saved and kept repeating the obtaining of panpour just so I could get a female. If I had a male, I would just feel sad for it.
  • waffman11 - March 7, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    I don't understand the gender ratio for this pokemon. It has an obviously femenine sprite, but you have better odds of getting a male?
  • Romination - March 6, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    I don't really like these three monkeys, but I REALLY don't like Simipour. I thinkthe name's bad and it just looks too... eh.
  • TheDeathishRainbow - March 6, 2011 9:21 a.m.

    I like Simipour's long as it was a female pokemon. It look very girlish.