Cubone (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Exeggutor #103: Exeggutor
Pokémon
#105: Marowak Marowak
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cubone (disambiguation).
Cubone
Lonely Pokémon
カラカラ
Karakara
#104
Cubone



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rock Head or Lightning Rod Cacophony
Cacophony
Battle Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Cubone
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
14.3 lbs. 6.5 kg
Cubone
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
87
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
64
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Cubone
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F104.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Cubone (Japanese: カラカラ Karakara) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Marowak starting at level 28.

In Alola, Cubone evolves into Alolan Marowak when leveled up at night starting at level 28.

Biology

Cubone is a small, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon with a light brown hide that covers most of its body, except for its cream-colored belly. Two small claws, one on each hand, serve as its thumbs, and one large nail on each foot make up its toes. It has two small spikes on its back and a short tail. On its head, Cubone wears the skull of its dead mother as a helmet. Because of this, much of its actual face has never been seen, except for its triangular, black eyes and a small area surrounding them. The skull has two rounded horns on the top of its head and a tooth-like point on the lower sides. Under the skull, Cubone has a brown snout. The small Cubone survives only through the immense skill it possesses in wielding the bone it carries as a weapon. The bone allows it to learn Bone Club and Bonemerang, two moves exclusive to Cubone and its evolution Marowak. It and its evolution are also the only Pokémon capable of using the Thick Club item.

It is called the Lonely Pokémon because of its tendency to keep to itself and avoid social situations, due to the trauma caused by the death of its mother. Cubone will often weep at night in mourning of its mother. When Cubone cries, the skull that it wears on its head vibrates and emits "a plaintive and mournful sound." On the night of a full moon, the cries are said to be especially terrible. Cubone seems to recognize its mother in the full moon, and so it howls with a particular sadness. Its cries attract Mandibuzz, a natural predator. It is said a Cubone will evolve into a Marowak once it comes terms with its mother's death. The dreams Cubone have make it cry, but crying makes it stronger. Cubone lives in rocky areas, usually on mountains or in caves. It also once inhabited the Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town where deceased Pokémon were buried and mourned.

In the anime

Main series

 
Cubone in the anime

Major appearances

Cubone debuted in The School of Hard Knocks, under the ownership of Giselle. It was used in a battle against Ash and his Pikachu, but lost.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Cubone was part of a group of troublemakers causing trouble for Pikachu and his friends until they came to a truce.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, a Cubone helped Meowth prepare his party and played the drums in his band. Cubone would get easily sad and gloomy whenever Meowth yelled it, but it was also easily consolable.

In PK15, a Cubone was the leader of a group of Pokémon who took up residence in a haunted house. They would attempt to scare visitors out of the house.

In Battling With a Clean Slate!, Alvin used a Cubone in a Gym battle against Clembot and managed to defeat Magneton and Heliolisk.

In A Snow Day for Searching!, Goh helped a Cubone retrieve its stolen bone before catching it. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Minor appearances

In Hypno's Naptime, a Cubone was seen in HopHopHop Town's Pokémon Center.

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a Cubone was on Scissor Street.

In A Chansey Operation a Cubone was injured and had to be treated at the human hospital.

In Princess vs. Princess, a Cubone competed in the Queen of the Princess Festival.

A Cubone appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

In The Power of One, multiple Cubone sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Cubone appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Cubone appeared in a flashback in Ignorance is Blissey, under the ownership of the Pokémon Nurse School.

In Wired for Battle!, a Trainer's Cubone came up as an image in Shingo's laptop.

In Pikachu & Pichu, a Cubone was living in Big Town.

In The Heartbreak of Brock, a Cubone was living at Temacu's father's lab.

In Doin' What Comes Natu-rally, a Cubone participated in a street festival.

A Cubone appeared in Bulbasaur's flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Cubone to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Cubone appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In Showdown at Linoone, a fantasy explaining the function of a Thick Club featured a Cubone.

A Cubone appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Coordinator's Cubone appeared in Harley Rides Again.

In Dawn's Early Night!, a Coordinator's Cubone was used along with a Marowak for the Double Performance required during the Hearthome Contest.

In a flashback in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!, a Trainer's Cubone was going to battle Narissa alongside a Marowak, but they retreated when her Ditto transformed into Zapdos.

A Cubone made brief cameo appearances in Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Cubone appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

Two Trainers' Cubone appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, a Cubone was playing in Lillie's garden.

Two Cubone appeared in I Choose You!. One of them took shelter from the rain in a cave with Pokémon including Entei.

A Trainer's Cubone appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

A Trainer's Cubone appeared in Alola, Kanto!.

A Cubone appeared in The Power of Us.

In I Choose Paradise!, a Cubone was at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In Securing the Future!, four Trainers' Cubone joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Trainer's Cubone appeared in The Dealer of Destruction!.

A Cubone appeared in Enter Pikachu!.

A Trainer's Cubone appeared in Take My Thief! Please!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
PK01 Cubone Dexter A Ground-type Pokémon, Cubone. Cubone has earned its classification as the Lonely Pokémon from its usual attitude of caring only for itself.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN015 Cubone Goh's Rotom Phone Cubone, the Lonely Pokémon. A Ground type. Cubone wears a skull as a helmet, concealing its face as it sheds tears for its long-lost mother. It cries loudly to express its loneliness. It also always carries a long, thick bone.

Pokémon Origins

In File 2: Cubone, a Cubone was in the Pokémon House in Lavender Town. It is the child of the ghostly Marowak, who died while defending it from Team Rocket.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

A Cubone appeared in PMDP16.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Bonee

Cubone made a cameo in Onix is On!, under the ownership of a Trainer at the Pewter Gym. It battled Red's Bulbasaur.

A Cubone appeared as a silhouette when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Multiple Cubone were under the control of Team Rocket Grunts in Piloswine Whine. They attack Gold and Silver but are easily defeated.

Crystal owns a Cubone nicknamed Bonee, which first appeared in Slugging It Out With Slugma. It notably has a star-shaped crack in his skull. Cubone's main role in the team is to take out targets from afar using his bone-based attacks. In Lively Larvitar, the origin of Crystal's Cubone is revealed: it, along with Crystal's Natu, Hitmonchan, and Parasect, were wild Pokémon living in Mt. Mortar and had fought with a local Arcanine that had gone berserk from a severe eye injury. Bonee had used several bone clubs for Crystal to use as arm casts.

A Cubone appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Cubone appeared in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down, under the ownership of a Youngster at the Safari Zone.

A Cubone appeared in a fantasy in Ray of Light!! Through the Crack in the Sky!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Ken owns a Cubone, as seen in GDZ16.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Cubone appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it was one of the Pokémon that took part in a baseball match. It was seen with Green during the game.

A Cubone appeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present?!.

Giovanni has a Cubone, which was used in his Gym battle against Red in Get The Last Badge!!.

Red caught a Cubone prior to Red VS Green?!.

A Cubone appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

A Cubone appeared in Demanding Tests at the Pokémon School!.

Pokémon Zensho

A Cubone appeared in PZ05.

In the TCG

Main article: Cubone (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage, a Cubone can be seen on the Ground Terrain standing atop the highest platform built into a rock. Dugtrio and Pokémon Fossils can also be seen on the Ground Terrain.

Trophy information

"A Lonely Pokémon. It wears its mother's skull as a helmet--for this reason, no one has ever seen its face. It sometimes sees its departed mother's face in the full moon, which causes it to grow sad and cry. The stains on the skull are tracks of its tears. When it cries, the skull shakes and emits a mournful sound. When it levels up, it evolves into Marowak."

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

It appears again on Pokémon Stadium 2.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It appears again on the same stage and as a Spirit.

Detective Pikachu

A Cubone appeared in Detective Pikachu. Tim Goodman attempted to catch it at the behest of his friend Jack, but the effort went awry and the Cubone attacked Tim before escaping.

Merchandise

Cubone was one of the first four Pokémon designs revealed when the Pokémon 151 brand was first announced. In the shirt design, Cubone's skull is in the center of the shirt, with two Thick Clubs in crossing below it.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#104
Red Because it never removes its skull helmet, no one has ever seen this Pokémon's real face.
Blue
Yellow Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody.
Stadium Always wears the skull of its deceased mother on its head and never shows its face. It cries mournfully in the moonlight.
Generation II Johto
#203
Gold If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes, and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.
Silver It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.
Crystal It lost its mother after its birth. It wears its mother's skull, never revealing its true face.
Stadium 2 If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes, and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#104
Ruby Cubone pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull the Pokémon wears are made by the tears it sheds.
Sapphire
Emerald It pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull it wears are from its tears.
FireRed It wears the skull of its dead mother on its head. When it becomes lonesome, it is said to cry loudly.
LeafGreen Because it never removes its skull helmet, no one has ever seen this Pokémon's real face.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#208
Diamond When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes, and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.
SoulSilver It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.
White
Black 2 When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #060
Hoenn
#—
X It wears the skull of its dead mother on its head. When it becomes lonesome, it is said to cry loudly.
Y It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.
Omega Ruby Cubone pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull the Pokémon wears are made by the tears it sheds.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #163
Alola
USUM: #197
Kanto
#104
Sun When it thinks of its deceased mother, it weeps loudly. Mandibuzz that hear its cries will attack it from the air.
Moon The skull it wears on its head is that of its dead mother. According to some, it will evolve when it comes to terms with the pain of her death.
Ultra Sun At night, it weeps loudly for its dead mother, but those cries only attract its natural enemy—Mandibuzz.
Ultra Moon It wears its mother's skull on its head, so no one knows what its bare face looks like. However, it's clear that it's always crying.
Let's Go Pikachu Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #170
Sword When the memory of its departed mother brings it to tears, its cries echo mournfully within the skull it wears on its head.
Shield This Pokémon wears the skull of its deceased mother. Sometimes Cubone's dreams make it cry, but each tear Cubone sheds makes it stronger.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Tower
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Tower
Yellow
Pokémon Tower and Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rock Tunnel
Crystal
Rock TunnelMorningDay
Goldenrod Game Corner
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Pokémon Tower and Sevault Canyon
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 203 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 203 (Swarm)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rock Tunnel and Safari Zone (Desert)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Breed Marowak
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Glittering Cave
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Wela Volcano Park
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Wela Volcano Park
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Rock Tunnel, Pokémon Tower
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Warm-Up Tunnel
Forest of Focus (Wanderer)
Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, Potbottom Desert (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red Field: Lavender Town
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Ruins of Truth
Trozei!
Endless Level 11, Forever Level 11, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Southern Cavern (B5F-B10F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-7F)
MD Sky
Northern Desert (1F-7F)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode C)
MD Blazing
Cheerful Meadow
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater
Rumble U
Magical Lake: In Need of Trees
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Tu
Shuffle
Galerie Rouge: Stage 74
Rumble World
Black Realm: Rugged Flats (All Areas), Fairy Land: Heat-Wave Desert (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Silver Trench (2F-98F Fainted Pokémon), Southern Cavern (10F-19F), Darknight Relic (2F-14F Fainted Pokémon)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Fury Attack Cubone English United States 5 December 13 to 19, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver   Thick Club (2%)
Crystal
FireRed LeafGreen   Thick Club (5%)
Diamond Pearl   Thick Club (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Thick Club (5%)
X Y   Thick Club (5%)
Sun Moon   Thick Club (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Thick Club (5%)
Sword Shield   Thick Club (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
320
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 40.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
088 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
1212 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
1616 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
2020 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
2424 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100100% 10
2929 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
3232 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
3636 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4040 Bonemerang Ground Physical 05050 09090% 10
4444 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
4848 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03  TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
     Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
    Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
      
  
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
    Detect Fighting Status —% 5
    Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
      
      
   
Leer Normal Status 100% 30
  Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
     Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cubone 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 Cubone in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bone Club × Ground Physical 06565 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Chip Away × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Fissure Ground Physical 0000 030}}30% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Cubone (Aquapolis 72)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.5%
Friend Area: Mt. Deepgreen
Phrases
51%-100% HP I feel lonesome, but I'll work hard for my mother's sake!
26%-50% HP I only have half my HP left...
1%-25% HP It's no good. I have no energy left...
Level up Yay! I leveled up! I don't feel as lonesome!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 50 - 115   10

#115
 

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost+
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 90 Base Defense: 144
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Bone Club, Dig, Bulldoze, Frustration, Return

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Cubone
 Ground 
 
Level 28
outside of Alola
 
First evolution
Marowak
 Ground 
  +  
Level 28
in Alola
at night
 
First evolution
Marowak
Alolan Form
 Fire  Ghost 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Cubone images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Cubone's face partially revealed
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Cubone was originally known as "Orphon", a corruption of the word "orphan", based on its abandonment at birth.
  • Cubone is Midori Harada's favorite Pokémon.
  • Cubone is one of the Pokémon that appears in the Pokémon 151 clothing line.
  • Cubone is the only Pokémon that can evolve into a dual-type Pokémon that doesn't share any types with its evolution.
  • A Japanese trading card, which features Cubone using the move Growl, partially reveals Cubone's face.
  • While Alolan Marowak shares the Rock Head Ability with Cubone, Cubone is unable to retain this Ability after evolving in the Alola region. This is because Cubone's Rock Head is its first Ability, while Alolan Marowak's Rock Head is its Hidden Ability. It shares this trait with Tyrogue and Hitmontop's Ability Steadfast.
  • In the second episode of Pokémon Origins, a mother Marowak is shown protecting her child Cubone from Team Rocket. Even though the Marowak is alive, the Cubone is still wearing a skull.

Origin

Cubone is reptilian in nature and seems to be loosely based on bipedal dinosaurs. It also could be based on primitive cultures that wore bones for decoration and used them for weapons. The use of its bone as a boomerang and as a weapon at the same time seems to be a reference to the boomerang's original use for hunting in Indigenous Australian cultures.

Name origin

Cubone may be a combination of cub or cute, and bone.

Karakara may be taken to mean からから (clattering). It is worth noting that karakara denotes lighter clattering than がらがら garagara.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese カラカラ Karakara Onomatopoeia meaning "a light clattering"
  French Osselait From osselet, osselets and dent de lait
  Spanish Cubone Same as English name
  German Tragosso From tragen, tragisch, and osso
  Italian Cubone Same as English name
  Korean 탕구리 Tangguri From 탕탕 tangtang or 흙탕 heulktang and 너구리 neoguri
  Cantonese Chinese 卡拉卡拉 Kālāaikālāai Transliteration of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 可拉可拉 Kělākělā Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

External links


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