Players will have the chance to catch the Generation Three Water-type starter Pokémon, Empoleon, in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Empoleon is a Steel and Water-type Pokémon that evolves from Piplup (at level 16) and Prinplup (at level 36).
Empoleon’s Water and Steel-typing means that most of its strongest attacks will also be Water and Steel-type. This is because of S.T.A.B. (Same Type Attack Bonus). Pokémon that use moves that match their typing deal increased damage when using those moves. The best moves for Empoleon are Double-Edge, Hydro Pump, Liquidation, and Flash Cannon.
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Empoleon can learn Double-Edge at level 43 (master at level 54), Hydro Pump at level 52 (master at level 64), Liquidation at level 34 (master at level 45), and players need to learn Flash Cannon at the Move Tutor in Jubilife Village.
How to use Empoleon best in battle
Empoleon is a Steel and Water-type Pokémon. Players should know how it stacks up to other typings to use it most effectively in battle.
Water-type Pokémon are vulnerable to Electric and Grass-type moves. Water-type moves are super effective against Rock, Ground, and Fire-type Pokémon.
Steel-type moves are super effective against Ice, Fairy, and Rock-type Pokémon. Steel-type Pokémon will take increased damage from Fire, Fighting, and Ground-type moves.
Related: Where to find Piplup in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Empoleon’s base stats
- Stat Total: 530
- HP: 84
- Attack: 86
- Defense: 88
- Special Attack: 111
- Special Defense: 101
- Speed: 60
Empoleon has a great special attack stat. This means that players should focus heavily on special attacks rather than physical attacks when in battle if they want to best utilize Empoleon’s stats.
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