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Spiritomb (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Spiritomb
Forbidden Pokémon
ミカルゲ
Mikaruge
#442
Spiritomb

Spiritomb

Spiritomb

Spiritomb
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Dark
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Infiltrator
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Spiritomb

Mega Spiritomb Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
100 (13.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
7905 - 8159 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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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
238.1 lbs. 108.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#442
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#108
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-196
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
168
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
170
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
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
Body05.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F442.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Spiritomb (Japanese: ミカルゲ Mikaruge) is a dual-type Ghost/Dark Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Although lacking a physical body, Spiritomb projects its appearance out of a small rock called the Odd Keystone. The rock is trapezoidal in shape and has two small dots. There is a crack running down the middle, splitting in two near the bottom. The crack in combination with the two dots appears to form a frowning face. Spiritomb's projected appearance is an ethereal composition of swirling purple fog. Its face is set in the middle of the fog and contains green, crescent eyes that are connected to its jagged mouth. Its pupils are composed of a spiral and it is sometimes only seen with one. Swirling around its face are green orbs with yellow centers.

Spiritomb is formed by the collection of 108 spirits being trapped in an Odd Keystone due to misdeeds. Some Spiritomb are up to 500 years old. As seen in the anime, Spiritomb can be just as aggressive and destructive as the spirits that it is composed of. It will lash out at anyone with little thought, often exercising short sightedness in its pursuit of vengeance.

In the anime

Spiritomb in the anime

Major appearances

Spiritomb appeared in The Keystone Pops!. When Buizel accidentally knocked down Hallowed Tower, Spiritomb emerged from the tower's keystone. It then wreaked havoc on a nearby town.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP056 Spiritomb Dawn's Pokédex Spiritomb, the Forbidden Pokémon. As punishment for misdeeds 500 years ago, it was imprisoned in the fissure of an Odd Keystone.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Spiritomb in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Spiritomb first appeared under the ownership of Cynthia in Vs. Roserade II, and helped Platinum train for her upcoming Gym challenge against Gardenia. With its psychic abilities, it was able to seal Tru's Razor Leaf attack alongside Prinplup's water attack, and used them to save Rad Rickshaw, inadvertently getting Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum a set of bicycles. Spiritomb was later used against Cyrus, where it defeated his Honchkrow, but was then defeated by Weavile.

In the TCG

Main article: Spiritomb (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon that was formed by 108 spirits. It is bound to a fissure in an Odd Keystone.
Pearl It was bound to a fissure in an Odd Keystone as punishment for misdeeds 500 years ago.
Platinum Its constant mischief and misdeeds resulted in it being bound to an Odd Keystone by a mysterious spell.
HeartGold It was formed by uniting 108 spirits. It has been bound to the Odd Keystone to keep it from doing any mischief.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Its constant mischief and misdeeds resulted in it being bound to an Odd Keystone by a mysterious spell.
White
Black 2 Its constant mischief and misdeeds resulted in it being bound to an Odd Keystone by a mysterious spell.
White 2
Generation VI
X A Pokémon that was formed by 108 spirits. It is bound to a fissure in an odd keystone.
Y It was bound to a fissure in an odd keystone as punishment for misdeeds 500 years ago.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Hallowed Tower on Route 209
Platinum
Hallowed Tower on Route 209
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pokéwalker
Quiet Cave
Generation V
Black White
Dream World or Trade
Black 2 White 2
Trade in Nimbasa City
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Ghost)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Deep Sealed Ruins (Interior)
Spacial Rift (B15)
Deep Spacial Rift (B1-B5)
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Ruins (during mission)
Capture Arena (Room 2)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Hauntyard: Misty Edgewater (post ending)
Pokémon Conquest Yaksha
Spectra

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Game Show Cynthia's Spiritomb Japanese Japan 61 August 17 to 18, 2013

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 92
87 - 158 170 - 311
Defense: 108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Sp.Atk: 92
87 - 158 170 - 311
Sp.Def: 108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 485   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
1/2
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/15 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
00Start Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
00Start Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
00Start Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
077 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
1313 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
1919 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
2525 Ominous Wind Ghost Special 06060 100100% 5
3131 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
3737 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
4343 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
4949 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Spiritomb obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spiritomb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spiritomb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spiritomb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spiritomb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Gardevoir Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWobbuffet
YamaskCofagrigusPhantumpTrevenant
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusShuppetBanette
MismagiusSpiritombStunfisk
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
GastlyHaunterGengar Nightmare Ghost Status 100% 15
MisdreavusMismagiusShuppetBanetteYamaskCofagrigus Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
RaltsKirliaGardevoirGalladeLitwickLampent
Chandelure
Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
MisdreavusSolosisDuosionReuniclusLitwickLampent
ChandelurePumpkabooGourgeist
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
PumpkabooGourgeist
Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 40 100% 30
KoffingWeezing Smokescreen Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Spiritomb in Generation VI
  • 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 Spiritomb in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spiritomb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spiritomb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 Spiritomb can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Spiritomb cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spiritomb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spiritomb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP442.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It warps from rock to rock. It uses a variety of attacks.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP442.png HP: ★★ Move: Shadow Sneak
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Interference
Defense: ★★★★★ Ability 2: Frighten
Speed: Ability 3: Black Hole
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Chiyome and Danzō

Evolution

442Spiritomb.png
Unevolved
Spiritomb
 Ghost  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 442.png Spr b 4d 442.png Spr 4p 442.png Spr b 4d 442.png Spr 4p 442.png Spr b 4h 442.png
Spr 4d 442 s.png Spr b 4d 442 s.png Spr 4p 442 s.png Spr b 4d 442 s.png Spr 4p 442 s.png Spr b 4d 442 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 442.png Spr b 5b 442.png Spr 5b 442.png Spr b 5b 442.png
Spr 5b 442 s.png Spr b 5b 442 s.png Spr 5b 442 s.png Spr b 5b 442 s.png
Front Back Front Back
442MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Spiritomb images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Its Diamond, HeartGold, and SoulSilver Pokédex entries states that it was formed from 108 spirits. Spiritomb's number in the Sinnoh Pokédex is 108, its Defense and Special Defense base values are 108, and it weighs exactly 108.0 kilograms. All this is based on the number of temptations a person must overcome to reach Nirvana in Buddhism.
  • Prior to the introduction of the Fairy type in Generation VI, Spiritomb was one of the only two Pokémon that had no weakness (without the aid of an Ability) along with Sableye.
    • Spiritomb and Sableye were commonly hacked to have the Ability Wonder Guard, as this made it immune to all direct damage due to having no weaknesses. This hack is commonly referred to as Wondertomb.

Origin

Spiritomb is based on a Jibakurei, a spirit bound to a single place. It is also based on a Buddhist tradition performed on New Year's Eve in Japan. A bell is rung 108 times to chase away the 108 temptations in order to achieve Nirvana. The wisps of spirits surrounding its face also resemble a set of prayer beads, a possible reference to Japa. It may also be based on a crystal ball.

Spiritomb may also be based on Water Margin, one of China's Four Great Classical Novels, which is also very well known in Japan. In the first chapter of the novel, a foolish army marshal orders the removal of a stone monument which had been guarded by monks for generations. Doing so releases the spirits of 108 demons sealed therein. These 108 souls, having atoned for their sins, become the 108 Stars of Destiny. They are reincarnated centuries later as 108 outlaws, the heroes of the novel.

Name origin

Spiritomb is a combination of spirit and tomb.

Mikaruge may be a combination of 甕 mika (jar or urn, referring to it being a container of souls) and 軽石 karuishi (pumice) or 御影石 mikageishi (granite; both refer to its base, the Odd Keystone).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミカルゲ Mikaruge From 甕 mika (jar or urn, referring to it being a container of souls) and 軽石 karuishi (pumice) or 御影石 mikageishi (granite)
France Flag.png French Spiritomb Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Spiritomb Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kryppuk From kryptisch and Spuk
Italy Flag.png Italian Spiritomb Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 화강돌 Hwagangdol From 화강암 Hwagangam and dol


External links

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Last modified on 17 September 2014, at 22:53