Delpiplups are Delphized Piplups, hence the name, although most of them no longer work for Delphi at all and have formed their own group. They are notorious for using Diet Ribbons to hinder people, and in fact that is their specialty and they generally do not do anything else unless it leads up to a Diet Ribbon or DPT being utilized. Lesser-rank Delpiplups are generally unreliable and it is easy to stop them. Higher-rank Delpiplups, called Delpiplup Elite Strikeforcemen, are wily, ninjalike, and so determined it is utterly impossible to stop them until they've attached a Diet Ribbon or injected a DPT on/into their target. The official Delpiplup emoticon is "O^O".