Brambleghast (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Brambleghast
Tumbleweed Pokémon
アノホラグサ
Anohoragusa
#0947
Brambleghast



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Ghost
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Wind Rider Cacophony
Cacophony
Infiltrator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Weight
13.2 lbs. 6.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
168
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
50
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Brambleghast (Japanese: アノホラグサ Anohoragusa) is a dual-type Grass/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves from Bramblin when leveled up while outside of its Poké Ball after the player walks 1000 steps using the Let's Go! feature.[1][2]

Biology

Brambleghast is a tumbleweed-like Pokémon that is similar to its pre-evolution Bramblin, only larger and with more thorns. Most of the branches that compose its loose, spherical body are brownish yellow with light purple tips on top, while the base of its body and its center front branch are entirely dark brown.

The center front branch has two smaller branches near its base, which together with Brambleghast's eyes form a face. The two smaller branches act as Brambleghast's "lips", which can move to form expressions such as grinning or frowning. Brambleghast has small, diamond-shaped, leaf-like eyes; the right eye is black with a thin red pupil, and vice versa for the left eye. Each eye is surrounded by what appears to be a much smaller tumbleweed made of three stalks. The eyes don't blink and instead flip and rotate to express Brambleghast's emotions.

Brambleghast catches prey using its branches, completely enveloping them. Once accomplished, it will not let go of the prey until all of its life energy has been drained. Brambleghast lives in arid regions such as deserts, where the wind tumbles and rolls it around. There are rare occasions of massive outbreaks of Brambleghast, which can bury entire towns.

Evolution

Brambleghast evolves from Bramblin.

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

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#243
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
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Scarlet It will open the branches of its head to envelop its prey. Once it absorbs all the life energy it needs, it expels the prey and discards it.
Violet Brambleghast wanders around arid regions. On rare occasions, mass outbreaks of these Pokémon will bury an entire town.


 
Brambleghast in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
North Province: Area One, Socarrat Trail
Tera Raid Battles (5★)

In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
480
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

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
055 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
099 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
1313 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100100% 30
1717 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100100% 20
2121 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2525 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2929 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
3535 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
4040 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
4545 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
5050 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
5555 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Brambleghast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Brambleghast

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   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
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
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM056  TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM137  TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM151  TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM159  TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM194  TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Brambleghast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Brambleghast

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
Block Normal Status —% 5
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 40 100% 30
Strength Sap Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Brambleghast
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Brambleghast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Brambleghast

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Brambleghast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Brambleghast

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0947.png Base HP: 146 Base Attack: 228 Base Defense: 144
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hex, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Shadow Sneak, Night Shade, Power Whip

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Bramblin
 Grass  Ghost 
  +  
Level up
whilst outside of its Poké Ball after walking
1,000 steps using the Let's Go! feature
 
First evolution
Brambleghast
 Grass  Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Brambleghast images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
Brambleghast in the anime

Major appearances

Brambleghast made its main series debut in HZ035, under the ownership of Shine after evolving from a Bramblin.

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Brambleghast (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Brambleghast appears to be based on tumbleweeds — certain types of plants which, when mature, have most of their cells dry out and die so that the wind can pick them up and allow them to disperse their seeds, hence Brambleghast's Ghost type and Ability. Some tumbleweed species are capable of causing outbreaks, like the hairy panic. Brambleghast's secondary Ghost type may also be derived from the association of tumbleweeds with ghost towns and empty deserts. The way it feeds on its prey by enveloping them inside and releasing them after fully consumed may be inspired by the feeding habits of jellyfish and other cnidarians.

Name origin

Brambleghast may be a combination of bramble and aghast.

Anohoragusa may be derived from the phrase あのほら草 ano hora kusa ("Um... Look! Grass") and horror.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese アノホラグサ Anohoragusa From the phrase あのほら草 ano hora kusa and horror
  French Virevorreur From virevoltant and horreur
  Spanish Brambleghast Same as English name
  German Horrerba From horror and Latin herba
  Italian Brambleghast Same as English name
  Korean 공푸리 Gongpuri From 공포 (恐怖) gongpo and pul
  Mandarin Chinese 怖納噬草 / 怖纳噬草 Bùnàshìcǎo From , 納 / 纳 , shì, cǎo, and 不,那是草 Bù, nà shì cǎo
  Cantonese Chinese 怖納噬草 Bounaahpsaihchóu From bou, naahp, saih, and chóu


Related articles

Notes

External links

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