Aipom appear to be similar to purple monkeys, with beige color on their faces, ear insides, belly, feet and tails. Their faces have round eyes and a constantly cheeky smile. Along their heads are large, oval-shaped ears and a cowlick. An Aipom's arms are completely purple with no actual paws or fingers present, although they do have visible feet.
The most famous feature of this arboreal Pokémon is the three-fingered hand on the end of its tail. It uses its tail for many purposes, such as grappling onto tree branches, picking fruit, and manipulating objects. It even uses its tail in most of its attacks. It uses its tail so much that its real arms are not as dexterous as a result.
A female has a longer cowlick on its head.
Aipom are very acrobatic and can therefore learn moves such as Bounce and Acrobatics. Aipom can also learn a couple of Fighting-type moves, such as Brick Break and Focus Punch. Even though Aipom doesn't seem to possess any claws, it can use slashing moves such as Shadow Claw and Cut. Aipom can also learn a few special-based moves, such as Swift and Thunderbolt. Aipom is one of the few Pokémon that can evolve after learning a certain move, in this case, Double Hit.
Aipom are practical jokers by nature, stealing food and objects from passers-by simply to annoy them. Aipom enjoy the misfortune and annoyance of others; they can be badly-behaved and it is difficult to get them to keep still. On the other hand, they can also be quite playful. Aipom also wrap their tails around branches as a precaution to not fall off in their sleep.
Aipom usually live in heavily wooded areas or in trees.
In the anime, it was shown that, like real monkeys, Aipom are partial to bananas and other fruit. They also have a sweet tooth and are easily attracted to the scent of honey.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.