Skiploom #188


Skiploom is a plant Pokémon with a spherical, green body and short arms, legs, and tail. It has big, flat ears on its sides and oval, orange eyes with no pupils. A golden blossom with a white center sits atop its head. Skiploom spreads its petals as far as possible to absorb as much sunlight as possible. The bloom on top of its head opens and closes when the temperature changes, and its flower blooms when the temperature increases over 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius). As a result, it is occasionally used as a thermometer. It floats in the air to get closer to the light, but when it rains, it shuts its bloom and shelters beneath the shadow of a tree. Skiploom is found in temperate grasslands. The bloom on its head may spin clockwise, as shown in the games.

Evolution family

Skiploom is part of a three-member family.



#187 Hoppip

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Skiploom Skiploom #188
#188 Skiploom
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#189 Jumpluff



#187 Hoppip

25 Hoppip_candy
Skiploom shiny Skiploom #188
#188 Skiploom
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#189 Jumpluff


  • Skiploom was released along with the main release of Johto-region Pokémon on February 16th, 2017.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Skiploom was released at the start of the February 2022 Community Day on February 12th, 2022.
  • Icon_Shadow_Pokemon Shadow form of Skiploom was released at the start of The Seasons Change: Part 2 on October 12th, 2020.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2017 Feb 16Increased spawns in:
February 2022 Community Day: Feb 12
Equinox 2019: Mar 19 – 26
Grass Weekend: 2017 May 5 – 9
Research tasks
418 Field Research:
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon: 2021 Mar
Special Research/Timed Research:
A Hop, Skip, and Jump Away – 2nd part: Transfer 10 Pokémon


Best moveset for Skiploom

The best moves for Skiploom are Bullet Seed and Grass Knot when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


  Bullet Seed 8.7 dps
  Grass Knot 41.5 dps


  Bullet Seed 8.7 dps
  Grass Knot 41.5 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Tackle 5 10 10
 Bullet Seed 8 12.7 8.7
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Dazzling Gleam 100 -14.3 28.6
 Grass Knot 90 -19.2 41.5
 Energy Ball 90 -12.8 27.7
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

The Pokemon Skiploom is one of the numerous monsters that may be captured in Pokemon Go. See the prerequisites for evolving Skiploom here. Skiploom is from Johto’s second generation and was included in the February 16, 2017 update.

#188 Skiploom Info

Pokemon Go: Where to Find New Johto Pokemon
Type Candy Needed to Evolve
Grass / Flying 100 Hoppip Candy


  • Evolves into: Jumpluff
  • Evolves from: Hoppip
  • Hatches from: None

Combat Moves

To use combat moves, touch the screen while in battle, and the pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Tackle Normal 10
Bullet Seed Grass 8
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Grass Knot Grass 90 1
Dazzling Gleam Fairy 100 2
Energy Ball Grass 90 1