#279 Pelipper

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Pelipper, the Water Bird Pokémon. Pelipper carries small items in their mouths over long distances and, when tired, rest floating on water.
– Ash’s Pokedex


Pelipper is Gen III’s token Water/Flying type. Based on a pelican, it’s mostly mouth. I wonder if its mouth would be heavy, too heavy for it to fly.

In the anime, there was an episode featuring a Pelipper that can apparently use Grass, Water, and Electric attacks. But it turns out that the trainer just put 3 Pokeballs in Pelipper’s big mouth, and the Pokemon inside were the ones actually doing the attacks.

Stat-wise, it has decent Defense and ok Sp Attack, but its stats aren’t great for a fully evolved Pokemon. I had a Pelipper in Emerald that I used for my Fly HM slave. Its normal ability Keen Eye isn’t great. But it gets Rain Dish from the Dreamworld. And because of this, I considered using it on my Drizzle double battle subway team (pairing it up with Manectric with Lightningrod), but its stats aren’t great and spread in an awkward way, that I ended up going with Gyarados instead.

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