Banette (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
0353MS.png #0353: Shuppet
Pokémon
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Banette
Marionette Pokémon
ジュペッタ
Juppeta
#0354
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 FriskGen IV+
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
25 cycles
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Banette
3'11" 1.2 m
Mega Banette
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
27.6 lbs. 12.5 kg
Banette
28.7 lbs. 13.0 kg
Mega Banette
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
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
Footprint
F0354.png F000.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.

Biology

 
A doll turning into a Banette

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.

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.

Forms

Banette can Mega Evolve into Mega Banette.

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.

When it Mega Evolves, it is filled with so much power and vindictiveness it cannot help cursing its Trainer.

Mega
Banette
 

Evolution

Banette evolves from Shuppet.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Shuppet
 Ghost 

 
First evolution
Banette
 Ghost 


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.

In Getting to the Heart of it All!, a Banette nicknamed Bay-Bay was searching for the girl who played with it when it was a Substitute doll. It eventually reunited with the girl, who had grown up to be Nurse Joy, and became her assistant. It reappeared in a flashback in Ash and Latios.

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.

A Banette appeared in Narrowing the Chaser Chase!, under the ownership of a Project Mew Challenger.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN144 Banette Ash's Rotom Phone Banette, the Marionette Pokémon. A Ghost type. Banette is an abandoned plush doll whose lingering grudge caused it to become a Pokémon.

In the manga

 
Mega Banette in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

One of Sird's main Pokémon is a Banette, which first appeared in Surprised by Sneasel. She used her in her battle with Silver to take him into custody on Giovanni's behalf. During her short fight against the latter's Red Gyarados, she proved herself 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 The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

A Mega Banette appeared in a fantasy in Lucky Lucario Was Here.

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.

A Banette capable of Mega Evolution appeared in Magearna Moves, under the ownership of one of Gurkinn's students.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

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
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond A doll bore a grudge over being junked, and it became a Pokémon. It seeks the child that disowned it.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#299
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet This Pokémon developed from an abandoned doll that amassed a grudge. It is seen in dark alleys.
Violet Strong feelings of hatred turned a puppet into a Pokémon. If it opens its mouth, its cursed energy escapes.


     
Banette in the Alola PokédexUSUM Mega Banette in the Alola PokédexUSUM Banette in the Paldea Pokédex

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 (tall grass in Marshland with 49 Peak points)
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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 225, 226, and 227, Stark MountainNight
Grand Underground - Dazzling Cave, Stargleam Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Alfornada Cavern
North Province: Glaseado Mountain
Tera Raid Battles (4★)


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
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Withered Cemetery (All Areas)
Picross
Area 05: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Darknight Relic (6F-10F)
Fainted Pokémon: Buried Relic, Murky Cave
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 177
Graucus Hall: Stage 498
Masters EX
Seasonal sync pair scout: Morty (Fall 2021) & Banette (Mega Banette)
Trainer Lodge Friendship Level 100: Acerola & Banette


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

Games Held items
Ruby Sapphire
Emerald
XD
  Spell Tag (100%)
Diamond Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black 2 White 2
X Y
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

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 IX, 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

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
011 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
011 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
Evo.Evo. Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
1616 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
1919 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
2222 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2626 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
3030 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
3434 Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
4646 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
5353 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Banette
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Banette
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021  TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM079  TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM080  TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM102  TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107  TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122  TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM151  TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM195  TM195 Burning Jealousy Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 5
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Banette
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Banette
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 80% 5
Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Banette
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Banette
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Banette
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
  Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Banette
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Banette
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Safeguard Banette (EX Crystal Guardians 1)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:  
Ghost
Field move:  
(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
  Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 60 - 120   10

#212
 
 

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.
  Swappable Skill(s): Mega Boost++
Mega Effects   15
Clears one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Banette (max 10).
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 162 Base Attack: 218 Base Defense: 126
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:  100/20/10/5
Fast Attacks: Hex, Shadow Claw
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Dazzling Gleam, Thunder, Frustration , Return 

Mega Banette

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 162 Base Attack: 312 Base Defense: 160
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hex, Shadow Claw
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Dazzling Gleam, Thunder, Return 

Form data

Mega Evolution

Default
 
Banette
Banette
 Ghost 

 
Banettite


Held Banettite
 
Mega Banette
Banette
 Ghost 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Shuppet
 Ghost 
 
Level 37
 
First evolution
Banette
 Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  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 not received a Mega Evolution and Banette cannot evolve further.
  • 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.
  • In Generations V and VI, Banette can learn Gunk Shot via breeding, but not via Move Tutor.

Origin

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 and marionette.

Juppeta may be a combination of 呪 ju (curse, 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
  Japanese ジュペッタ Juppeta From ju and puppet or Geppetto
  French Branette From braguette and marionette
  Spanish Banette Same as English name
  German Banette Same as English name
  Italian Banette Same as English name
  Korean 다크펫 Darkpet From 다크 dark and 퍼펫 puppet
  Mandarin Chinese 詛咒娃娃 / 诅咒娃娃 Zǔzhòuwáwa From 詛咒 / 诅咒 zǔzhòu and 娃娃 wáwa
  Cantonese Chinese 詛咒娃娃 Jojauwāwā From 詛咒 jojau and 娃娃 wāwā


Related articles

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