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The complete Pokemon Diamond and Pearl pokedex, part 1

Pokémon Name: Prinplup
Type: Water
Classification: Penguin
Pokédex Number: 008 Sinnoh / 394 National
Abilities: Torrent – Increases the strength of Water-type attacks when HP is low
Dream World ability: Defiant – User's Attack stat raises two stages for every stat lowered by an opponent (including Attack)
Useful Attacks: Brine
Location Found:
D/P/P: Evolve from Piplup
HG/SS: Trade from D/P/P
B/W: Poke Transfer

Piplup, the cutest of the three starters, is growing up, and headed into the awkwardness of puberty. A crown-like protrusion grows from his beak, suggesting noble aspirations, and his stats improve, but many of Prinplup's moves are  still weak. One possible exception is Brine, a reasonably powerful Water attack that doubles in power if the user's hit points are low. Combined with Prinplup's natural Torrent ability, this move can be devastating in a pinch. Strangely, when Piplup evolves into Prinplup, he learns Metal Claw. Perhaps this otherwise out-of-place move hints of things to come?

Evolves to Empoleon at Level 36.



Level               Attack                       Type
16                    Metal Claw                 Steel
19                    Bide                            Normal
24                    Bubblebeam                Water
28                    Fury Attack                 Normal
33                    Brine                           Water
37                    Whirlpool                    Water
42                    Mist                             Ice
46                    Drill Peck                    Flying
51                    Hydro Pump               Water


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