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Purrloin

Purrloin

Purrloin's Type

DARK

Purrloin's Pokédex #s

Galar #
44
National #
509

Purrloin's Base Stats

HP:
41
Attack:
50
Defense:
37
Sp. Atk:
50
Sp. Def:
37
Speed:
66
Total:
281

Misc. Info

Egg Groups:
Field
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,000,000
EV Yield:
1 Speed

Purrloin's Abilities

Here are what abilities Purrloin can possibly have, along with their effects.
Limber
Purrloin cannot become paralyzed.
Unburden
When Purrloin consumes or loses its held item, it doubles its Speed.
Prankster
Purrloin's status moves have their priority increased by one stage, but fail if used against a Dark-type Pokémon.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Purrloin's weakness and resistance is to various types.
FIGHTING
BUG
FAIRY
½
GHOST
DARK
immune
PSYCHIC

Purrloin's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Purrloin evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Purrloin
Purrloin
starting form
Liepard
Liepard
at level 20

Purrloin's Moves

Below is a list of all of the moves that Purrloin can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Purrloin learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Scratch
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Growl
Lowers all nearby enemies' Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 40 Nearby Enemies
4
Sand Attack
Lowers the target's Accuracy by one stage.
GROUND
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
5
Fake Out
+3 priority. 100% chance of making the target flinch. Fails unless used on the first turn Purrloin is sent out.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 10 One Target
12
Fury Swipes
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
18 80% 15 One Target
16
Torment
Prevents the target from using the same move twice in a row.
DARK
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
21
Assurance
Does double damage if the target was already damaged this turn.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
24
Hone Claws
Raises Purrloin's Attack and accuracy by one stage.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
28
Sucker Punch
Has +1 priority. Fails unless the target uses a damaging move.
DARK
PHYSICAL
70 100% 5 One Target
32
Nasty Plot
Raises Purrloin's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
36
Night Slash
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
DARK
PHYSICAL
70 100% 15 One Target
40
Play Rough
10% chance of lowering the target's Attack by one stage.
FAIRY
PHYSICAL
90 90% 10 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Purrloin can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM02
Pay Day
Scatters coins after the fight. $5 times Purrloin's level.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 20 One Target
TM14
Thunder Wave
Paralyzes the target.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- 90% 20 One Target
TM16
Screech
Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 40 One Target
TM21
Rest
Purrloin restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM23
Thief
Damages the target and steals its held item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Purrloin from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM29
Charm
Lowers the target's Attack by two stages.
FAIRY
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM34
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Purrloin is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM40
Swift
Doesn't miss all nearby enemies.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 Nearby Enemies
TM47
Fake Tears
Lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TM56
U-turn
Forces Purrloin to switch out after dealing damage.
BUG
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM57
Payback
Does double damage if Purrloin attacks after the target.
DARK
PHYSICAL
50 100% 10 One Target
TM58
Assurance
Does double damage if the target was already damaged this turn.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
TM65
Shadow Claw
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GHOST
PHYSICAL
70 100% 15 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM85
Snarl
100% chance of lowering all nearby enemies' Sp. Atk by one stage.
DARK
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 Nearby Enemies

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Purrloin can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Purrloin's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Purrloin's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR29
Baton Pass
Switches to another Pokémon on your team and keeps stat modifiers and effects.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 40 User
TR30
Encore
Forces the target to use its recent move for a few turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 5 One Target
TR31
Iron Tail
30% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
100 75% 15 One Target
TR33
Shadow Ball
20% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GHOST
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR37
Taunt
Prevents the target from using Status moves for the next few turns.
DARK
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TR38
Trick
Switches Purrloin's held item with the target's.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
TR42
Hyper Voice
Damages all nearby enemies.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 Nearby Enemies
TR58
Dark Pulse
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR59
Seed Bomb
Damages the target.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR68
Nasty Plot
Raises Purrloin's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR73
Gunk Shot
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
PHYSICAL
120 80% 5 One Target
TR77
Grass Knot
Does more damage depending on how heavy the target is.
GRASS
SPECIAL
varies 100% 20 One Target
TR81
Foul Play
Foul Play uses the target's Attack stat instead of Purrloin's to calculate damage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
95 100% 15 One Target
TR90
Play Rough
10% chance of lowering the target's Attack by one stage.
FAIRY
PHYSICAL
90 90% 10 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Purrloin can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Yawn
Makes the target fall asleep at the end of the next turn.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 One Target
EGG
Covet
Damages the target and steals its held item.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
EGG
Copycat
Copies the last used move of any Pokémon and uses it immediately.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
EGG
Slash
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Double Team
Raises Purrloin's Evasion by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
EGG
Quick Attack
Has higher priority.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 30 One Target

Where to Find Purrloin

If you're looking for where to find Purrloin, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Purrloin in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently the encounters do not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Purrloin in the Wild

Galar Route 2

Random Encounters
Any Weather
10% Lv. 4-6

Galar Route 2: Secret Area

Random Encounters
Any Weather
30% Lv. 37-40

Wild Area: Dappled Grove

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 60%
Lv. 13-15
Random Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20%
Lv. 11-15

Wild Area: Watchtower Ruins

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- 5% 5% -- -- 15% 15% 5%
Lv. 26-29 Lv. 26-29 Lv. 26-29 Lv. 26-29 Lv. 26-29
Random Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 30%
Lv. 11-14

Wild Area: West Lake Axewell

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
5% 10% -- -- 5% 5% -- 15% 60%
Lv. 8-14 Lv. 8-14 Lv. 8-14 Lv. 8-14 Lv. 8-14 Lv. 8-14

Wild Area: East Lake Axewell

Random Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 45%
Lv. 8-12

Wild Area: North Lake Miloch

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- 35% 30% 10% -- 25% 5% -- 10%
Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28

Wild Area: Motostoke Riverbank

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
20% 20% 20% 20%
Sword
20%
Shield
10%
20% 20% 20% 20%
Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28
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