Official artwork of PuruglyNormal Shiny Pokémon icon

Purugly is a Normal-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 2208 in Pokémon GO. Purugly's best moveset is Scratch and Play Rough. It is weather boosted by Partly Cloudy weather, and it was originally found in the Sinnoh region. Shiny Purugly is available in Pokémon GO.

Purugly is weak to Fighting-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Ghost-type moves.


Max CP2208 CP
Attack172 ATK
Defense133 DEF
Stamina174 STA
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedPurugly can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#432
Height1 m
Weight43.8 kg
RegionSinnoh Generation 4
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Purugly type chart

Takes increased damage
Takes decreased damage

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

Purugly's best moves and movesets


Purugly's best moveset is Scratch and Play Rough, with 10.96 DPS (damage per second) and 212.7 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Partly Cloudy and Cloudy weather.

Best Purugly moves
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudy
  • cloudy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Purugly with its best moveset, we recommend to use Scratch/Thunder. You will lose around 8.8% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Purugly's strongest moveset (Scratch/Play Rough).

Purugly moves comparison

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

      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      Score 🔽
      1.NormalScratch FairyPlay Rough 10.96212.715.8
      2.NormalScratch ElectricThunder 10.45202.814.4
      3.GhostShadow Claw FairyPlay Rough 10.28199.514.0
      4.NormalScratch FlyingAerial Ace 9.68188.012.4
      5.GhostShadow Claw ElectricThunder 9.47183.912.1
      6.GhostShadow Claw FlyingAerial Ace 9.07176.011.5

      Fast Attacks

      • GhostShadow ClawDamage9Energy6Duration0.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Shadow Claw
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Shadow Claw has no special effects.
        See Shadow Claw details page ↗
      • NormalScratchDamage6Energy4Duration0.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Scratch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Scratch has no special effects.
        See Scratch details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • FlyingAerial AceDamage55Energy33Duration2.4s
        Toggle more information for move: Aerial Ace
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Damage window1.9s - 2.2s
        Trainer Battles

        Aerial Ace has no special effects.
        See Aerial Ace details page ↗
      • ElectricThunderDamage100Energy100Duration2.4s
        Toggle more information for move: Thunder
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Damage window1.2s - 2.2s
        Trainer Battles

        Thunder has no special effects.
        See Thunder details page ↗
      • FairyPlay RoughDamage90Energy50Duration2.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Play Rough
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • DragonDragon
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Damage window1.3s - 2.7s
        Trainer Battles

        Play Rough has no special effects.
        See Play Rough 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 Purugly has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Purugly Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP2208 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch790 CP - 837 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1053 CP - 1116 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1053 CP - 1116 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
      1317 CP - 1395 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.

      Purugly Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      127 CP286 CP3145 CP
      4204 CP5263 CP6322 CP
      7381 CP8440 CP9499 CP
      10558 CP11614 CP12669 CP
      13725 CP14781 CP15837 CP
      16893 CP17948 CP181004 CP
      191060 CP201116 CP211172 CP
      221227 CP231283 CP241339 CP
      251395 CP261451 CP271506 CP
      281562 CP291618 CP301674 CP
      311702 CP321730 CP331758 CP
      341786 CP351813 CP361841 CP
      371869 CP381897 CP391925 CP
      401953 CP411978 CP422003 CP
      432028 CP442053 CP452078 CP
      462104 CP472130 CP482156 CP
      492182 CP502208 CP

      Purugly evolution chart

      Thumbnail image of GlameowGlameow
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Thumbnail image of PuruglyPurugly
      • Glameow evolves into Purugly which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Purugly


      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Purugly's Normal-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Purugly.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega Pidgeot
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega KangaskhanMega Pokémon iconMega Kangaskhan
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega Lopunny
      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.

      Purugly Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Purugly 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%.

              No Berry
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Purugly, 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:

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

              List of Purugly costumes


              A list of Purugly costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Purugly high resolution sprites


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

              Purugly Pokédex entries

              VersionsPokédex entry
              DiamondIt is a brazen brute that barges its way into another Pokémon’s nest and claims it as its own.
              PearlTo make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.
              Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.
              HeartGold, SoulSilverIt would claim another Pokémon’s nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.
              X, Omega RubyIt would claim another Pokémon’s nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.
              Y, Alpha SapphireTo make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.
              Legends: ArceusThough impudent and difficult to tame, Purugly enjoys great popularity due to its fur, the beauty of which surpasses even velveteen.