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Sigilyph #561: Sigilyph
Pokémon
#563: Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Yamask (disambiguation).
Yamask
Spirit Pokémon
デスマス
Desumasu
#562
Unovan Yamask
Unovan Yamask
Galarian Yamask
Galarian Yamask



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Ghost Unknown
Unovan Yamask
Ground Ghost
Galarian Yamask
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Mummy
Unovan Yamask
Wandering Spirit
Galarian Yamask
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Galarian Yamask
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Mineral and Amorphous
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Unovan Yamask
0'0" 0 m
Galarian Yamask
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
3.3 lbs. 1.5 kg
Unovan Yamask
0 lbs. 0 kg
Galarian Yamask
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
61
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Unovan Yamask
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Galarian Yamask
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
Shape
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
Galarian Yamask
Footprint
F562.png None.png
Galarian Yamask
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
70
External Links

Yamask (Japanese: デスマス Desumasu) is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Cofagrigus starting at level 34.

In Galar, Yamask has a Ground/Ghost-type regional form. It evolves into Runerigus when the player travels under the stone bridge in Dusty Bowl after Yamask has lost at least 49 HP and did not faint in the same battle or since.

Contents

Biology

The mask of a Yamask

Yamask is a shadow-like Pokémon holding a golden mask that has a face from its time as a human. It has two shadowy, tendril-like arms and large, red eyes. It also has a small tail-like appendage that holds the mask. Yamask is capable of speech when possessing a human, but not in its regular form.

Due to being a human long ago, it has memories of being a human. It becomes furious when the mask is lost or taken away. If someone wears the mask Yamask carries, they will become possessed by the Yamask in question. Sometimes, it looks at this mask and cries, apparently in longing. Yamask is known to wander the ruins of ancient civilizations.

Galarian Yamask, in contrast to its Unova variant, has purple eyes and has an ancient clay tablet directly attached around its tail. The tablet bears cursed engravings that resemble a serpent's tail and is said to absorb Yamask's dark power.

In the anime

Yamask in the anime

Major appearances

James's Yamask

In Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, James was able to catch a male Yamask that appeared before Team Rocket. At the end of Pokémon the Series: Black & White, James had to give Yamask to Giovanni as a sign that they accomplished something in Unova.

Other

Yamask debuted in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, where it was causing havoc in the Nacrene City Museum. This eventually turned out to be because Yamask's mask had been put on display after it accidentally dropped it while sleeping. In the end, Lenora, along with Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Hawes gained an understanding with it and gave its mask back. Yamask then left the museum peacefully.

Minor appearances

In Raid Battle in The Ruins!, a Yamask was living at the Colossus Ruins at the Desert Resort.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW014 Yamask Ash's Pokédex Yamask, the Spirit Pokémon. Yamask is a Ghost-type Pokémon that wanders the ruins of ancient civilizations.
BW037 Yamask Ash's Pokédex Yamask, the Spirit Pokémon. A Ghost-type Pokémon, Yamask wanders the ruins of ancient civilizations.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Yamask takes part in BW Agency's roster. It trained along with a Solosis, a Vanillite, and Gigi for the Pokémon Musical in To Make a Musical.

A Yamask appeared in The Case of the Missing Pokémon, where it was one of the Pokémon kidnapped by Team Plasma. It was later returned to its Trainer after being found in a stronghold.

A Yamask appeared in a flashback in Cold Storage Battle.

A Trainer's Yamask appeared in PS547.

In the TCG

Main article: Yamask (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #068
Unova
B2W2: #124
Black Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry.
White These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves in past ages. Each retains memories of its former life.
Black 2 These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves. Each retains memories of its former life.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves. Each retains memories of its former life.
Y Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry.
Omega Ruby These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves. Each retains memories of its former life.
Alpha Sapphire Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#327
Unovan Yamask
Sword It wanders through ruins by night, carrying a mask that's said to have been the face it had when it was still human.
Shield The spirit of a person from a bygone age became this Pokémon. It rambles through ruins, searching for someone who knows its face.
Galarian Yamask
Sword A clay slab with cursed engravings took possession of a Yamask. The slab is said to be absorbing the Yamask's dark power.
Shield It's said that this Pokémon was formed when an ancient clay tablet was drawn to a vengeful spirit.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Relic Castle
Black 2 White 2
Relic Castle
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Cofagrigus
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Trade Galarian Yamask at Ballonlea Stadium Unovan Form
Route 6 Galarian Form
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins (Max Raid Battle) Galarian Form

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Rugged Flats
PokéPark 2
Wish Park
MD GTI
Great Glacier (1F-14F), Redland Reaches (1F-10F), Eastern Savanna (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: A Flowing Desert
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 2
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 164
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Withered Cemetery (All Areas)
Picross
Area 19: Stage 05

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)
Sword Shield Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Unovan Yamask
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
38
98 - 145 186 - 280
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
303
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Galarian Yamask
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
38
98 - 145 186 - 280
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
303
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Yamask

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

Galarian Yamask

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Yamask
Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
044 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
088 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1212 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
2020 Crafty Shield Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2828 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3232 Grudge Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
3636 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4444 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
4848 Power Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4848 Guard Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
5252 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yamask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yamask
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Galarian Yamask
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
044 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
088 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1212 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 Crafty Shield Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2828 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3232 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3636 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4444 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
4848 Power Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4848 Guard Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
5252 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yamask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yamask

By TM/TR

Yamask
Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM47Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR54Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yamask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yamask
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Galarian Yamask
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM47Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR54Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yamask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yamask

By breeding

Yamask
Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
KoffingWeezingWeezingShellosGastrodonLitwick
LampentChandelure
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Yamask in Generation VIII
  • 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 Yamask in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yamask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yamask
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Galarian Yamask
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
KoffingWeezingWeezingShellosGastrodonLitwick
LampentChandelure
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Yamask in Generation VIII
  • 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 Yamask in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yamask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yamask

By tutoring

Yamask
Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yamask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yamask
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Galarian Yamask
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yamask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yamask

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2562.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
They serve Cofagrigus. They were lonely and tried to make more friends, but now they are happy because many Pokémon have come to play.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT562.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#198
Shuffle562.png

Quirky
Sometimes erases one extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Pokémon GO
GO562.png Base Stamina: 116 Base Attack: 95 Base Defense: 141
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Yamask Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse, Ominous Wind

Evolution

Yamask

562Yamask.png
Unevolved
Yamask
 Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 34
563Cofagrigus.png
First evolution
Cofagrigus
 Ghost 

Galarian Yamask

385Jirachi.png This Ability effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Sometimes reaching the 49 HP criteria still does not trigger evolution
You can discuss this on the talk page.
562Yamask-Galar.png
Unevolved
Yamask
 Ground  Ghost 
Focus Sash
Travel under the stone bridge
in Dusty Bowl
after taking at least
49 damage without fainting
867Runerigus.png
First evolution
Runerigus
 Ground  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 562.png Spr b 5b 562.png Spr 5b 562.png Spr b 5b 562.png
Spr 5b 562 s.png Spr b 5b 562 s.png Spr 5b 562 s.png Spr b 5b 562 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 562.png Spr b 6x 562.png Spr 6x 562.png Spr b 6x 562.png
Spr 6x 562 s.png Spr b 6x 562 s.png Spr 6x 562 s.png Spr b 6x 562 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 562.png Spr b 7s 562.png Spr 7s 562.png Spr b 7s 562.png
Spr 7s 562 s.png Spr b 7s 562 s.png Spr 7s 562 s.png Spr b 7s 562 s.png
Front Back Front Back
562MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Yamask images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Galarian Yamask's Attack and Special Attack stats are the reverse of a regular Yamask's.
  • Yamask, along with Litwick, has the lowest base Attack stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
    • Also, Galarian Yamask, along with Shedinja and Duskull, has the lowest base Special Attack stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Galarian Yamask is the only Pokémon to have a location-based evolution in Pokémon Sword and Shield, as all others are either unobtainable or use an Evolution stone to evolve instead.
  • Yamask is the only Pokémon introduced in Generation V to evolve into or from a Pokémon introduced outside of said generation, though only its regional form is capable of this.

Origin

Yamask may be based on an Egyptian ba, a person's soul, typically depicted as a bird with a human head, or šwt, the shadow or silhouette of a person's soul - both appearing after the person's death. Its overall body shape is similar to the Eye of Horus. The mask on its tail is likely a death mask.

Galarian Yamask holds a clay tablet that may be based on Ingvar runestones instead. It may also be based on a Deildegast, a Norwegian folklore spirit that is forced to haul around a boundary stone as punishment for moving one while it was alive.

Name origin

Yamask may be a combination of 闇 yami (darkness), や ya (bad), or Yama (lord of the dead in Hindu and Buddhist mythology), and mask.

Desumasu may be a combination of death and mask. It is also a pun off of ですます体 desumasu-tai, a form of polite Japanese which gets its name from the fact that sentences often end in です desu or ます masu.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese デスマス Desumasu From death and mask
France Flag.png French Tutafeh From Tutankhamun and a corruption of fée, also a pun on tout à fait
Spain Flag.png Spanish Yamask Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Makabaja From makaber and yami or Raja
Italy Flag.png Italian Yamask Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 데스마스 Desumasu Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 哭哭面具 Kūkūmiànjù Literally "Weeping mask"


Related articles

External links


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Pokémon
#563: Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
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