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103MS #103: Exeggutor
Pokémon
#105: Marowak 105MS
Cubone
カラカラ Karakara
#104
104Cubone
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Ground Unknown
Species
Lonely Pokémon
Abilities
Rock Head or Lightningrod Battle Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#104
Johto
#208
Hoenn
#272
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
14.3 lbs.
Imperial
6.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body06
Footprint
 F104 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 87 Battle Exp.: 871*

Cubone (Japanese: カラカラ Karakara) is a Ground-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Marowak starting at level 28.

Biology

Physiology

Cubone is a small Pokémon that stands up on two legs. Its golden-brown hide covers its arms, legs, tail, and most of its body, including both dorsal spikes. Cubone’s belly is a very light brown. Two small claws, one on each hand, serve as thumbs for Cubone, and two large nails make up its toes. On its head, Cubone wears the skull of its dead mother, so much of its actual face has never actually been seen. The skull is worn like a helmet in such a way that the only visible part of Cubone’s face is its eyes and a small area surrounding them. Cubone's eyes are triangular and white with black irises. The skull has two rounded horns on the top of its head, and under the skull, Cubone has a brown snout, with two fangs protruding from its mouth.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

The exceedingly small Cubone survives only through the immense skill it possesses in wielding its bone as a weapon. Though a naturally simple Pokémon, Cubone can be taught Ice- and Fire-type attacks through the technology of Technical Machines. Cubone is a Ground-type Pokémon, however the only Ground-type attacks Cubone learns by leveling up are Bone Club, Bonemerang, and Bone Rush, the first two of which are exclusive to Cubone and its evolution Marowak.

Behavior

It is called the Lonely Pokémon because of its tendency to keep to itself and avoid sociality. It was apparently traumatized by the death of its mother, and has now entirely removed itself from society. Cubone will often weep at night in mourning of its mother. When Cubone cries, the skull that it wears on its head vibrates and emits “a plaintive and mournful sound.” On the night of a full moon, the cries are said to be especially terrible. Cubone seems to recognize its mother in the moon, and so it howls with a particular sadness.

Habitat

Mountain

Mountain Pokémon

Cubone live in rocky areas, usually on mountains or in caves. They also once inhabited the Pokémon Tower in Template:To Town where deceased Pokémon were buried and mourned. It is infamous for seclusion and clandestine activity, so sightings are obviously very rare, limiting information about Cubone and its preferred habitat. It is known that Cubone is predominantly a Kanto-native Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
It wears the skull of its dead mother on its head. When it becomes lonesome, it is said to cry loudly.
Generation II
Johto
If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes, and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Rare Pokémon Tower
Generation II
Johto
Common Rock Tunnel, Safari Zone (Desert area)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 320   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 40.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
033 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Bone Club Ground Physical 06565 08585% 20
1111 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
1313 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1717 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2121 Bonemerang Ground Physical 05050 09090% 10
2323 Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
2727 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
3131 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
3333 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
3737 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
4141 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4343 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
4747 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cubone obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 50 100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120 85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 40 100% 40
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 30 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 70 100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
143MS Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
034MS108MS463MS111MS112MS464MS
143MS158MS159MS160MS246MS247MS
248MS
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
032MS033MS034MS Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
131MS Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
108MS463MS158MS159MS160MS246MS
247MS248MS
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
007MS008MS009MS Skull Bash Normal Physical 100 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cubone in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cubone in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cubone can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cubone cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Evolution

104
Unevolved
Cubone
 Ground 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 28


105
First evolution
Marowak
 Ground 

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