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#017 Pupalk
Pupalk's artwork for Pokémon Metal & Wood.
Category Silk Cocoon
Natdex 740
Regdex 061
Gen 7
Color White
First Appearance Pokémon Metal & Wood
Type Bug/Flying
Ability Silk Coat
Hidden Ability Sticky Hold
Height 1'10"
Weight .40 lbs
Egg Group Bug
Body Style Body04

Pupalk (Japanese: Shinarugi, シナルギ) is a dual Bug and Flying-type Pokémon. It evolves from Silkbyx at level 12 and then into Mothread at level 19.


It is a cocoon shaped Pokémon with a furry torso with fine silky hairs. The lower half of the torso is the exoskeleton. It has two long hairs that resembles mustaches, black markings below the black eyes, and two antennae with fur attached to the top.


It can use silk to strengthen its cocoon around it's body. Through unknown means, it can levitate its own body despite not having wings. It is supsected it uses it's mustache-like hair to levitate itself.


It will often hang from trees using silk. When it wants a more quiet area to rest in, it will hover in search of it.


Pupalk subsists on leafy matter and it's own energy during this time. It restricts its movement as to conserve its own energy.


It can be found in grasslands and forests.


Version Description
Metal No one knows how Pupalk can hover from one place to the other but some experts believe it's mustache-like hairs helps propel it forward. It tends to restrict its movements to conserve energy,
Wood Even though it has a formidable silk cocoon, it will strengthen it by adding more silk onto it. It uses this to warm its body on very cold day and nights.

Game Locations

Version Location
Metal Routes 10, 11
Wood Routes 10, 11


Base Stats
Sp. Attack
Sp. Defense
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Pupalk at level 12


Mothread at level 19



Puplak is based on a silkworm cocoon.

Name Origin

Pupalk is based off from Pupa and silk.

シナルギ is based off from 蛹 sanagi (silk) and シルク shiruku (silk).

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