Bone Club (move)
ホネこんぼう Bone Club
Bone Club (Japanese: ホネこんぼう Bone Club) is a damage-dealing Ground-type move introduced in Generation I. It is one of the signature moves of Cubone and Marowak.
Generations I to VII
Bone Club inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of causing the target to flinch. Bone Club cannot cause a target with a substitute to flinch.
Bone Club can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Bone Rush and Bonemerang to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Bone Rush or Bonemerang was used in the previous turn.
Generation VIII onwards
Bone Club cannot be selected in a battle.
By leveling up
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|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In other games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Bone Club is a move with 12 base power, 88% accuracy, and 15 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, possibly causing them to cringe.
- Gyms & Raids
- July 30, 2016
- Power: 20 → 25
- February 16, 2017
- Power: 25 → 40
- Energy cost: 25 → 33
- Damage window: 1.25 - 1.5 → 1 - 1.4 seconds
Pokémon Rumble Rush
In the anime
|The user clubs the foe with a bone.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Cubone||Cubone hits the opponent with the bone it's holding.|
|Giselle's Cubone||The School of Hard Knocks||Debut|
|A wild Cubone||Pikachu's Ghost Carnival||None|
|Marowak||Marowak grips the bone that it's holding tightly, and then knocks it into the opponent.|
|Otoshi's Marowak||Bad To The Bone||None|
|Gavin's Marowak||From Brags to Riches||None|
In the manga
|The user hits the opponent with a bone.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Marowak||Marowak hits the opponent with its bone.|
|Miles's Marowak||Take a Chance on Chansey||Debut|
|Cubone||Cubone hits the opponent with the bone it holds.|
|Crystal's Bonee||Querulous Qwilfish||None|
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- Bone Club is the only Ground-type move capable of making the target flinch.
In other languages
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