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Banette (Pokémon)

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Shuppet #353: Shuppet
Pokémon
#355: Duskull Duskull
Banette
Marionette Pokémon
ジュペッタ
Juppeta
#354
Banette
Banette
Mega Banette
Mega Banette



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Mega Banette
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Insomnia or Frisk
Banette
Cacophony
Mega Banette
Cacophony
Cursed Body
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Prankster
Mega Banette
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Banette
3'11" 1.2 m
Mega Banette
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
27.6 lbs. 12.5 kg
Banette
28.7 lbs. 13.0 kg
Mega Banette
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Banettite [[|]]
Base experience yield
179
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Banette
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Banette
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Banette
Footprint
F354.png None.png
Mega Banette
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
35
External Links

Banette (Japanese: ジュペッタ Juppeta) is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Shuppet starting at level 37.

Banette can Mega Evolve into Mega Banette using the Banettite.

Contents

Biology

Banette is a dark gray, doll-like Pokémon that is possessed by pure hatred. It has three short spikes on its head and a long zigzagging ribbon trailing off the back of its head. A zipper acts as its mouth, and it has purplish-pink eyes with slit pupils. Its long, flat arms have three-fingered hands, while its legs are short and stubby. It has a yellow, brush-like tail.

As Mega Banette, this Pokémon gains several additional zippers: one running diagonally across its face, one on each hand, and another on its body. The first zipper runs from its left eye to the tip of its central spike. The other three are all unzipped, revealing parts of Mega Banette's cursed purple body. Its three long purple fingers and body revealing two pointed, purple legs are visible. Its zigzagging ribbon becomes somewhat erect, and now has two zipper rings around it and a short zipper on the tip. It gains four further spikes: one on the top and bottom of each hand and one on each hip. However, it loses its brush-like tail.

Being driven to life by a powerful grudge, it keeps its life force safely in its body by the means of its zipped up mouth. If unzipped, it would lose its energy. It lays curses on others by using its body as a voodoo doll and sticking pins into itself. It lives in garbage dumps and dark alleys, where it searches for the person that threw it away before it became a Pokémon. It is said that treating it with enough care will satisfy its grudge and will turn it back into a stuffed toy. When it Mega Evolves, it is filled with so much power and vindictiveness it cannot help cursing its Trainer.

In the anime

Banette in the anime
Mega Banette in the anime

Major appearances

Banette debuted in Deceit and Assist, under the ownership of Harley. He first used it against May during the Hoenn Grand Festival. In New Plot, Odd Lot!, it competed in the Mulberry Contest. In May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!, Banette competed in the Kanto Grand Festival.

In PK15, a Banette was living in a spooky house.

In Celebrating the Hero's Comet!, three Banette were living on an unnamed island in the Decolore Islands.

In Mega Evolution Special IV, a Trainer's Banette was one of the ten Mega Evolved Pokémon that Alain and his Charizard had to defeat.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Banette that can Mega Evolve was under the control of Levi and Cherie's Mega Wave. It was used to battle Ash's Pikachu, Squishy, and Volcanion. It was later freed from their control when Alva's Mega Wave Crystal was destroyed, and it escaped.

Minor appearances

In Ghoul Daze!, a Banette, Shuppet, and Duskull scared off Meowth.

A Banette and its Mega Evolved form appeared in the opening of Mega Evolution Special I.

A Banette and its Mega Evolved form appeared during the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. Another Banette appeared in the movie proper.

In A Haunted House for Everyone!, a Mismagius created a Banette illusion.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

One of Sird's main Pokémon is a Banette, which first appeared in Surprised by Sneasel. She used it in her battle with Silver to take him into custody on Giovanni's behalf. During its short fight against the latter's Red Gyarados, it proved itself to be a very powerful opponent.

A Banette appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, under the ownership of a Psychic.

A Banette liberated by Team Plasma appeared in PS547 as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

A Mega Banette appeared in a fantasy in PS556.

A Banette appeared in Chesnaught Protects as a resident of the Pokémon Village.

A Banette appeared in a flashback in Yveltal Steals.

A Banette appeared in Zygarde Agitated.

A Banette appeared in Xerneas Gives.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

A Banette appeared in Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier!.

In the TCG

Main article: Banette (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: In the Special Episode Igglybuff the Prodigy, Banette and his friend Skorupi were local bullies who became friends with Igglybuff after he gave them the Gummis they demanded. The next day all three of them went to explore the Murky Forest.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#147
Kanto
#—
Ruby Banette generates energy for laying strong curses by sticking pins into its own body. This Pokémon was originally a pitiful plush doll that was thrown away.
Sapphire A cursed energy permeated the stuffing of a discarded and forgotten plush doll, giving it new life as Banette. The Pokémon's energy would escape if it were to ever open its mouth.
Emerald An abandoned plush doll became this Pokémon. They are said to live in garbage dumps and wander about in search of the children that threw them away.
FireRed Strong feelings of hatred turned a puppet into a Pokémon. If it opens its mouth, its cursed energy escapes.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond A doll that became a Pokémon over its grudge from being junked. It seeks the child that disowned it.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold This Pokémon developed from an abandoned doll that amassed a grudge. It is seen in dark alleys.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #211
Black A doll that became a Pokémon over its grudge from being junked. It seeks the child that disowned it.
White
Black 2 A doll that became a Pokémon over its grudge of being thrown away. It seeks the child who disowned it.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #123
Hoenn
#152
X A doll that became a Pokémon over its grudge from being junked. It seeks the child that disowned it.
Y Strong feelings of hatred turned a puppet into a Pokémon. If it opens its mouth, its cursed energy escapes.
Omega Ruby Banette generates energy for laying strong curses by sticking pins into its own body. This Pokémon was originally a pitiful plush doll that was thrown away.
Alpha Sapphire A cursed energy permeated the stuffing of a discarded and forgotten plush doll, giving it new life as Banette. The Pokémon's energy would escape if it were to ever open its mouth.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #317
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It's a stuffed toy that was thrown away and became possessed, ever searching for the one who threw it away so it can exact its revenge.
Ultra Moon Resentment at being cast off made it spring into being. Some say that treating it well will satisfy it, and it will once more become a stuffed toy.
Mega Banette
Ultra Sun Extraordinary energy amplifies its cursing power to such an extent that it can't help but curse its own Trainer.
Ultra Moon Mega Evolution increases its vindictiveness, and the cursing power that was held back by its zipper comes spilling out.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Evolve Shuppet
Sapphire
Sky Pillar
Emerald
Sky Pillar
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 225, 226, and 227, Stark MountainNight
Platinum
Routes 225, 226Night
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Shuppet
Black 2 White 2
Strange House and Victory Road
Generation VI
X Y
Pokémon Village (trash cans)Th
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Shuppet
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Shuppet, Poké Pelago*
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Channel
Springleaf Field
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Shuppet
Trozei!
Endless Level 16, Forever Level 65, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Shuppet
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: Everspring Valley, World Axle - B1F
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Haunted Playland
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1We
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 177
Graucus Hall: Stage 498
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Withered Cemetery (All Areas)
Picross
Area 05: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Banette English PGL 37 September 15, 2011 to March 1, 2012
BW Global Link Banette Japanese PGL 37 September 28 to October 31, 2011
BW Global Link Banette Korean PGL 37 October 6 to 31, 2011
BW Global Link Banette French PGL 37 October 13 to December 7, 2011
BW Global Link Banette Italian PGL 37 October 13 to December 7, 2011
BW Global Link Banette Spanish PGL 37 October 13 to December 7, 2011
BW Global Link Banette German PGL 37 October 28 to December 7, 2011

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)
Emerald
Pokémon XD Spell Tag Spell Tag (100%)
Diamond Pearl Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)
X Y Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Banette
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
64
124 - 171 238 - 332
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
455
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.

Mega Banette
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
64
124 - 171 238 - 332
165
153 - 238 301 - 471
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
93
88 - 159 171 - 313
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total:
555
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
17/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Banette's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Safeguard Banette (EX Crystal Guardians 1)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS354.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani354.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm driven by the power of an unresolved grudge!
26%-50% HP Moan... Already my HP is half gone...
1%-25% HP It's no good... My grudge can't sustain itself...
Level up Leveled up... I can feel my grudge building...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 354.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
Ghost
Field move: Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Browser entry R-148
While protecting itself with ghostly fire, it attacks with eerie orbs.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush354Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT354.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Banettite Sprite.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 10

#212
Shuffle354.png
Shuffle354M.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost++
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 15
Clears one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Banette (max 10).
Pokémon GO
GO354.png Base Stamina: 162 Base Attack: 218 Base Defense: 126
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hex, Shadow Claw
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Dazzling Gleam, Thunder, Frustration, Return

Evolution

353Shuppet.png
Unevolved
Shuppet
 Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 37
354Banette.png
First evolution
Banette
 Ghost 

Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Banette
Banette
Banette
 Ghost 

Banettite
Banettite


Held Banettite
Banette
Mega Banette
Banette
 Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 354.png Spr b 3r 354.png Spr 3e 354.png Spr b 3r 354.png Spr 3r 354.png Spr b 3r 354.png
Spr 3r 354 s.png Spr b 3r 354 s.png Spr 3e 354 s.png Spr b 3r 354 s.png Spr 3r 354 s.png Spr b 3r 354 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 354.png Spr b 4d 354.png Spr 4d 354.png Spr b 4d 354.png Spr 4d 354.png Spr b 4h 354.png
Spr 4d 354 s.png Spr b 4d 354 s.png Spr 4d 354 s.png Spr b 4d 354 s.png Spr 4d 354 s.png Spr b 4d 354 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 354.png Spr b 5b 354.png Spr 5b 354.png Spr b 5b 354.png
Spr 5b 354 s.png Spr b 5b 354 s.png Spr 5b 354 s.png Spr b 5b 354 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 354.png Spr b 6x 354.png Spr 6x 354.png Spr b 6x 354.png
Spr 6x 354M.png Spr b 6x 354M.png Spr 6x 354M.png Spr b 6x 354M.png
Spr 6x 354 s.png Spr b 6x 354 s.png Spr 6x 354 s.png Spr b 6x 354 s.png
Spr 6x 354M s.png Spr b 6x 354M s.png Spr 6x 354M s.png Spr b 6x 354M s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 354.png Spr b 7s 354.png Spr 7s 354.png Spr b 7s 354.png
Spr 7s 354M.png Spr b 7s 354M.png Spr 7s 354M.png Spr b 7s 354M.png
Spr 7s 354 s.png Spr b 7s 354 s.png Spr 7s 354 s.png Spr b 7s 354 s.png
Spr 7s 354M s.png Spr b 7s 354M s.png Spr 7s 354M s.png Spr b 7s 354M s.png
Front Back Front Back
354MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Banette images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Mega Banette has the highest base Attack stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Mega Banette is the lightest Mega Evolution at 13.0 kg (28.7 lbs.)
  • Banette can be seen as a parallel to Dusclops. Both are Generation III Ghost-type Pokémon that evolve from their pre-evolved forms at level 37. Both also have the same base stat total. Wild Banette are exclusive to Pokémon Sapphire, while wild Dusclops are exclusive to Pokémon Ruby.
    • However, with the introduction of Dusknoir in Generation IV and Mega Banette in Generation VI, the similarities between the two evolutionary lines have become less notable, as Dusknoir has yet to receive a Mega Evolution and Banette cannot evolve.
  • Despite Banette's zipper needing to stay closed in order to conserve energy, Banette's Pokémon-Amie animation shows it unzipping and opening its mouth in order to smile or eat.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Banette seems to be based on the idea of a haunted doll, while its Pokédex backstory of an ordinary doll coming to life is similar to the tsukumogami, an idea rooted in Shinto's animism. Its appearance and habit of sticking itself with pins is also a reference to the popular concept of a voodoo doll.

Name origin

Banette may be a combination of bane, bayonet, and marionette.

Juppeta may be a combination of 呪縛 jubaku (curse or spell) and puppet. It may also refer to Geppetto, a woodcarver who built a puppet that came to life in the story of Pinocchio.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジュペッタ Juppeta From 呪縛 jubaku, and puppet or Gepetto
France Flag.png French Branette Similar to English name. Also sounds like braguette
Spain Flag.png Spanish Banette Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Banette Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Banette Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다크펫 Darkpet From dark and puppet
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 詛咒娃娃 / 诅咒娃娃 Zǔzhòuwáwá Literally "Cursing doll"


Related articles

External links


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