Prinplup, the Penguin Pokémon, and the evolved form of Piplup. A strike of its wings can be harmful as it searches the oceans for prey.
– Dawn’s Pokedex
Prinplup is a prince, so I made it in honour of the Royal Wedding today. I keep on forgetting that it doesn’t get the Steel type until it becomes Empoleon, which makes it not as awesome.
The Diamond Pokedex entry says “It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.” Poor Prinplup. I wonder how they breed. Maybe it has to evolve into Empoleon breed first.
In the anime, Dawn has a Piplup that never evolved, and Dawn’s rivals Barry and Kenny both have Empoleons (despite Barry being based on the rival character in the game, if Dawn picked Piplup, Barry should have gotten Turtwig, but he somehow got another water starter…), but no main character has Prinplup.