Pineco (Pokémon)

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Pineco
Bagworm Pokémon
クヌギダマ
Kunugidama
#204
Pineco



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Pineco
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
15.9 lbs. 7.2 kg
Pineco
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#204
Kanto
#093
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-110
Almia
R-190/N-030
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
60
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
58
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Pineco
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F204.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Pineco (Japanese: クヌギダマ Kunugidama) is a Bug-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Forretress starting at level 31.

Biology

Pineco is a blue-green, pinecone-like Pokémon with red eyes and no visible limbs. It has a single spike on top of its head, which is supposedly its stem. It makes its shell thicker by gluing tree bark to its body. The glue is made of fluid that Pineco spits out, which hardens when it is exposed to air. Unbothered by the added weight of its shell, it patiently hangs from a tree branch to wait for flying insect prey. Typically immobile, it will drop to the ground and explode if someone shakes its tree while it is eating.

In the anime

Pineco in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Pineco

Pineco first appeared in Goin' Apricorn, in which Brock captured one with a Fast Ball. It later evolved into a Forretress in Entei at Your Own Risk.

Other

Several Pineco appeared in Bucking the Treasure Trend! where they attacked Ash and his friends.

Minor appearances

A Pineco was one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.

Five Pineco were among the Pokémon which appeared in the Bug-Catching Contest in The Bug Stops Here.

A Pineco appeared as a mask for the festival in Capacia Island UFO!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP143 Pineco Ash's Pokédex Pineco, the Bagworm Pokémon. Appears calm as it hangs quietly on tree branches, but it will self-destruct at the slightest provocation.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Pineco debuted in Murkrow Row where it was seen as one of the Pokémon in Joey's bag after Gold helped him get it back.

Pineco appeared in Forretress of Solitude, Red fights two in his aptitude test to be the Gym Leader of Viridian City.

A Pineco was mentioned as one of the Pokémon Crystal captured and sent to Professor Oak via the Portable Transfer System in Off Course with Corsola. She remarked that it was a different color.

Another Pineco was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

In the TCG

Main article: Pineco (TCG)

Game data

NPC Appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium 2: Pineco appears in the Mini-game Eager Eevee. Pineco will sometimes be revealed as the contents of the crate and if any players go after it, they will get hit with an Explosion and be unable to move in the next round.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Silver It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
Crystal It spits out a fluid that it uses to glue tree bark to its body. The fluid hardens when it touches air.
Stadium 2 It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Generation III
Ruby Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree, it drops down to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Sapphire
Emerald A Pineco hangs from a tree branch and waits for prey. While eating, if it is disturbed by someone shaking its tree, it falls on the ground and suddenly explodes.
FireRed It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
LeafGreen It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Generation IV
Diamond It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
SoulSilver It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
Generation V
Black It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
White
Black 2 It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
White 2
Generation VI
X It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Y It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Omega Ruby Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree, it drops down to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Alpha Sapphire Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree. it drops to the ground and explodes with no warning.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage (Headbutt trees)
Crystal
Routes 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 43, Lake of Rage, Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 203, 204, 210 and 229, Eterna Forest (Emerald)
Platinum
Routes 203, 204, 210 and 229, Eterna Forest (Emerald)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 47, 48, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Pallet Town, Viridian City, Pewter City, Cerulean City, Safari Zone Gate (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Route 16 (Swarm)
Black 2 White 2
Route 16 (Swarm)
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Forretress
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Forretress
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Transfer

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 37, Endless Level 58, Forever Level 19, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Freeze (1F-5F), Wish Cave (61F-64F), Joyous Tower (61F-64F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
MD Sky
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
Ranger: SoA
Union Road, Peril Cliffs
Ranger: GS
Mitonga Road, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: World Axle - B1F
Conquest
Chrysalia
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Launch to Victory!, Variety Battle: Pokémon on a Roll
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Event: A New Pokémon Safari!
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Verdant Grove (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Substitute Pineco English United States 5 February 28 to March 6, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Sixth Campaign Pineco Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 8, 2006

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total: 290   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
066 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
099 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1212 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1717 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
2020 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
2323 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3434 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
3939 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
4242 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
4545 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pineco
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pineco
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM64Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM74Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pineco
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pineco
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Heracross Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
LedybaLedianPinecoForretressVolbeatVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipedeKarrablastEscavalierLarvesta
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
HeracrossSewaddleKarrablast Endure Normal Status —% 10
SewaddleDwebbleCrustleKarrablast Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
BeedrillSpinarakAriadosHeracrossSkorupiDrapion
Golisopod
Pin Missile Bug Physical 25 95% 20
Shuckle Power Trick Psychic Status —% 10
Pinsir Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
TrapinchVibravaFlygon Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
DwebbleCrustle Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
LedybaLedianAccelgor Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pineco in Generation VII
  • 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 Pineco in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pineco
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pineco
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Pineco can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Pineco cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pineco
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pineco
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Focus Energy Pineco (Undaunted 63)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani204.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP204.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 9.4%
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I just hang around, and the bugs... They just flock to me.
26%-50% HP My HP's sliding down to around half now.
1%-25% HP I'm barely hanging on... My body feels too heavy to move...
Level up There, got my level.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP204.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
Bug
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry
It blows itself up.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry
It causes explosions around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP204.png HP: ★★ Move: Bug Bite
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Sturdy
Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Ability 3: Explode
Defense: ★★
Speed:
Evolves into Forretress when its Defense is 73 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kame, Ujizane, and Yoshimoto
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT204.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 60 Raise Max Level.png 0

#491
Shuffle204.png

Counterattack
The more disruptions on the board, the greater the damage.


Evolution

204Pineco.png
Unevolved
Pineco
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 31
205Forretress.png
First evolution
Forretress
 Bug  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 204.png Spr b 2g 204.png Spr 2s 204.png Spr b 2g 204.png Spr 2c 204.png Spr b 2c 204.png
Spr 2g 204 s.png Spr b 2g 204 s.png Spr 2s 204 s.png Spr b 2g 204 s.png Spr 2c 204 s.png Spr b 2g 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 204.png Spr b 3r 204.png Spr 3e 204.png Spr b 3r 204.png Spr 3r 204.png Spr b 3r 204.png
Spr 3r 204 s.png Spr b 3r 204 s.png Spr 3e 204 s.png Spr b 3r 204 s.png Spr 3r 204 s.png Spr b 3r 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 204.png Spr b 4d 204.png Spr 4d 204.png Spr b 4d 204.png Spr 4h 204.png Spr b 4h 204.png
Spr 4d 204 s.png Spr b 4d 204 s.png Spr 4d 204 s.png Spr b 4d 204 s.png Spr 4h 204 s.png Spr b 4d 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 204.png Spr b 5b 204.png Spr 5b 204.png Spr b 5b2 204.png
Spr 5b 204 s.png Spr b 5b 204 s.png Spr 5b2 204 s.png Spr b 5b2 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 204.png Spr b 6x 204.png Spr 6x 204.png Spr b 6x 204.png
Spr 6x 204 s.png Spr b 6x 204 s.png Spr 6x 204 s.png Spr b 6x 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back
204MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Pineco images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Pineco is based on a bagworm living in a pine cone. Its metallic appearance and ability to explode also links to a hand grenade. In addition to its possible relation to weaponry, its ability to learn Spikes may be a reference to caltrops.

Name origin

Pineco is a shortening of pine cone, reflecting its pine cone-like appearance.

Kunugidama may be a combination of クヌギ kunugi (sawtooth oak) and 玉 tama (ball).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese クヌギダマ Kunugidama From クヌギ kunugi and tama
France Flag.png French Pomdepik From pomme de pin and pic
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pineco Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tannza From Tannenzapfen and Panzer
Italy Flag.png Italian Pineco Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 피콘 Pikon Possibly a shortening of pine cone
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 榛果球 Zhēnguǒqiú Literally "Hazelnut ball"


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