Empoleon

Official artwork of EmpoleonWater Steel Shiny Pokémon icon

Empoleon has a Max CP of 3279 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Rain and Snow weather, and it was originally found in the Sinnoh region. Shiny Empoleon is available in Pokémon GO.

Empoleon is a Water and Steel-type Pokémon. Empoleon is weak to Electric, Fighting, and Ground-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Normal, Psychic, Rock, Water, Ice, Poison, and Steel-type moves.

Stats

Max CP3279 CP
Attack210 ATK
Defense186 DEF
Stamina197 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
  • snowSnow
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedEmpoleon can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#395
Height1.7 m
Weight84.5 kg
RegionSinnoh Generation 4
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
10 Candy
500 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Empoleon type chart

Takes increased damage
ElectricElectric160.0%
FightingFighting160.0%
GroundGround160.0%
Takes decreased damage
IceIce39.1%
PoisonPoison39.1%
SteelSteel39.1%
BugBug62.5%
DragonDragon62.5%
FairyFairy62.5%
FlyingFlying62.5%
NormalNormal62.5%
PsychicPsychic62.5%
RockRock62.5%
WaterWater62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Empoleon's best moves and move sets

Moves

Empoleon's best Pokémon GO moveset is Metal Claw and Hydro Cannon, with 16.22 DPS (damage per second) and 479.8 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Snow and Rain weather. You need an Elite Charge TM to teach Empoleon Hydro Cannon.

Best Empoleon moves
DPS16.22
TDO479.77
Score32.2
Weather Boost
  • snow
  • rain
If you can't get Empoleon's best moveset, be aware that you will lose ~17.2% DPS and TDO when using Metal Claw and Hydro Pump, Empoleon's second best moveset. Try to get Empoleon's strongest moveset - Metal Claw and Hydro Cannon - if you can!

Empoleon moves comparison

The following chart shows Empoleon's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Empoleon's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.SteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *16.22479.832.2
      2.WaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *15.14447.830.0
      3.SteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Pump 13.43397.126.6
      4.WaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 12.84379.625.4
      5.SteelMetal Claw IceBlizzard 12.46368.624.7
      6.SteelMetal Claw SteelFlash Cannon 12.41366.924.6
      7.SteelMetal Claw FlyingDrill Peck 12.35365.324.5
      8.WaterWaterfall FlyingDrill Peck 12.17360.024.1
      9.WaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 12.11358.124.0
      10.WaterWaterfall SteelFlash Cannon 12.06356.623.9

      Fast Attacks

      • SteelMetal Claw8Damage7Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Metal Claw
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage8
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration0.7s
        Damage window0.4s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy6

        Effects
        Metal Claw has no special effects.
        See Metal Claw details page ↗
      • WaterWaterfall16Damage8Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Waterfall
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage16
        Energy8
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.2s
        Damage window0.9s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage12
        Energy8

        Effects
        Waterfall has no special effects.
        See Waterfall details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • SteelFlash Cannon100Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Flash Cannon
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration2.7s
        Damage window1.6s - 2.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage110
        Energy70

        Effects
        Flash Cannon has no special effects.
        See Flash Cannon details page ↗
      • FlyingDrill Peck65Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Drill Peck
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage65
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration2.3s
        Damage window1.7s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage65
        Energy40

        Effects
        Drill Peck has no special effects.
        See Drill Peck details page ↗
      • IceBlizzard130Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Blizzard
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • GroundGround
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • IceIce
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage130
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration3.1s
        Damage window1.5s - 2.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage140
        Energy75

        Effects
        Blizzard has no special effects.
        See Blizzard details page ↗
      • WaterHydro Pump130Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Hydro Pump
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage130
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.3s
        Damage window0.9s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage130
        Energy75

        Effects
        Hydro Pump has no special effects.
        See Hydro Pump details page ↗
      • WaterHydro Cannon *90Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Hydro Cannon
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage90
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window0.5s - 1.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy40

        Effects
        Hydro Cannon has no special effects.
        See Hydro Cannon details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Empoleon has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Empoleon Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Empoleon's Max CP is at Level 50. Empoleon Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP3279 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch1186 CP - 1243 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1581 CP - 1657 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1581 CP - 1657 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      • snowSnow
      1976 CP - 2072 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Empoleon Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Empoleon Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      141 CP2128 CP3216 CP
      4303 CP5391 CP6478 CP
      7566 CP8653 CP9741 CP
      10829 CP11911 CP12994 CP
      131077 CP141160 CP151243 CP
      161326 CP171409 CP181491 CP
      191574 CP201657 CP211740 CP
      221823 CP231906 CP241989 CP
      252072 CP262155 CP272237 CP
      282320 CP292403 CP302486 CP
      312528 CP322569 CP332610 CP
      342652 CP352693 CP362735 CP
      372776 CP382818 CP392859 CP
      402900 CP412937 CP422974 CP
      433012 CP443049 CP453087 CP
      463125 CP473163 CP483201 CP
      493240 CP503279 CP

      Empoleon evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of PiplupPiplup
      • Candy Icon25 Candy
      Thumbnail image of PrinplupPrinplup
      Thumbnail image of PrinplupPrinplup
      • Candy Icon100 Candy
      Thumbnail image of EmpoleonEmpoleon
      • Piplup evolves into Prinplup which costs 25 Candy.
      • Prinplup evolves into Empoleon which costs 100 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Empoleon

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Empoleon's Water and Steel-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Empoleon.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega Blastoise
      Water
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega Slowbro
      WaterPsychic
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega Gyarados
      WaterDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      SteelGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega Scizor
      BugSteel
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega Aggron
      Steel
      Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
      Water
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Empoleon Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Empoleon in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
                Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
                Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
                Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
                Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Empoleon, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                MultiplierAmount
                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Curveball1.7
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                PokéBall1.0
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                List of Empoleon costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Empoleon costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Empoleon high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Empoleon. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                Empoleon Pokédex entries

                Sinnoh
                VersionsPokédex entry
                DiamondThe three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
                PearlIt swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
                Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
                HeartGold, SoulSilverIt avoids unnecessary disputes, but it will decimate anything that threatens its pride.
                X, Omega RubyIt swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
                Y, Alpha SapphireThe three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
                Legends: ArceusSince ancient times, it has been revered by the people of Hisui, who call it the Master of the Waves. Its wings are a match for even master-crafted blades.