It evolves into Purryo starting at level 16, which evolves into Flearoe starting at level 36.
Along with Herovor and Salatad, Purrlit is one of the starter Pokémon of the Rikoto region, able to be chosen at the beginning of Pokémon Solar Light & Lunar Dark.
Purrlit is a quadruped, feline-like Pokémon with a flame at the very tip of its orange tail. It is a sandy color in general with different markings of orange and yellow over its body. It possesses a small flick of hair on the centre of its head, to appear more appealing to Trainers. It has large ears that are colored orange, yellow, black and sandy brown which allows it to hear things from long distances. Its coloring also allows it to blend in with and provide camouflage against its normal natural surroundings.
Purrlit has the ability to use various pyrokinetic attacks. Its tail allows it to set objects alight, much like a match, or perform a powerful slap. It possesses small claws on its feet, which allows it to scratch opponents. Purrlit is also known to kick sand regularly, and so can attack with numerous sand-related attacks.
Purrlit is always kind towards other Pokémon, however, it always wants to be the center of attention, causing some issues.
Purrlit are scarce in the wild, but can occasionally be found in large open plains and small deserts or near urban areas.
Purrlit are very playful Pokémon and are easily distracted by the smallest things. One can tell how happy a Purrlit is by the size of the flame on it's tail.
Purrlit appears to be based on a sand cat due to its visual similarities and the typings of its evolutions.
Purrlit is a blend of purr, an onomatopoeia for the sound a contented or relaxed cat may make, and lit (as in a candle or torch).
Purrlit was one of the first Pokémon I designed. I wanted it to be based on a desert cat. I had the idea of a cat that can control sand and create sandstorms; that's where the Ground type in its evolutions came from. Also, with it being a Fire starter, I gave it a torch on its tail. I also wanted to give it an Egyptian feel, thus the different colored lines on it and its evolutions' bodies.