Cursola (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Cursola
Coral Pokémon
サニゴーン
Sunigoon
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Cursola



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Weak Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Perish Body
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
25% male, 75% female
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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Weight
0.9 lbs. 0.4 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
179
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
50
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Cursola (Japanese: サニゴーン Sunigoon) is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Galarian Corsola starting at level 38.

Biology

 
Cursola detaching its branches

Cursola is a coral-like Pokémon. The lower body of Cursola resembles that of Galarian Corsola, albeit broken apart to reveal an ectoplasmic "body" which has taken the shape of a ghost. This ectoplasm surrounds Cursola's core, which is a white sphere with a face like that of Galarian Corsola, and has an oval-shaped opening with three inward-facing notches where the core is. Two half-circle openings similar to eyes are located above Cursola's core. Together, the three openings resemble a screaming face with a sad or pained expression. On its ectoplasmic body, two small branches below the core serve as its arms and one small branch on its forehead serves as a horn. It has three long branches each on both sides of the head, and three more on its lower back. All of its branches can split apart when it attacks.

Cursola's overflow of ectoplasm is the result of a long and continuous process of absorbing spirit energy from other creatures. The ectoplasm causes anyone who touches it to become stiff like stone. Cursola can be seen wobbling while wandering, possibly because it enjoys being so light-weight. Cursola are known to gather together under a full moon, and send their branches into the sky. The reason for this behavior is unknown — one hypothesis suggests that it is a ritual of release, shedding the energy they've gathered from others; while another hypothesis posits that this is a form of communication between the Cursola.[1]

Cursola is the only known Pokémon that can have Perish Body as an Ability.

Evolution

Cursola evoles from Galarian Corsola.

 
Unevolved
Corsola
Galarian Form
 Ghost 

 
First evolution
Cursola
 Ghost 


In the anime

 
Cursola in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Cursola debuted in Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars!, under the ownership of Allister.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Cursola appeared in The Gathering of Stars, under the ownership of Allister.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

A Cursola first appeared in Glittering!! The Tapestry in the Vault, under the ownership of Allister.

In the TCG

Main article: Cursola (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#237
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Its shell is overflowing with its heightened otherworldly energy. The ectoplasm serves as protection for this Pokémon's core spirit.
Shield Be cautious of the ectoplasmic body surrounding its soul. You'll become stiff as stone if you touch it.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Giant's Mirror, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable



Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
510
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 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 VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1515 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2020 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2525 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
3030 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
3535 Strength Sap Grass Status 0000 100100% 10
4040 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
4545 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
5050 Grudge Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
5555 Mirror Coat Psychic Special 0000 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cursola
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cursola

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07 TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM08 TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09 TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15 TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16 TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17 TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18 TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19 TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM20 TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21 TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22 TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
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
TM28 TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31 TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32 TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33 TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34 TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35 TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36 TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM38 TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39 TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42 TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM48 TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM51 TM51 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM54 TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM55 TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76 TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77 TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM81 TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98 TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01 TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03 TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04 TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05 TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06 TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR10 TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11 TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR17 TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR18 TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
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
TR33 TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR46 TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49 TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR63 TR63 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TR67 TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75 TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76 TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR84 TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR95 TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98 TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cursola
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cursola

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Destiny Bond* Ghost Status —% 5
Haze Ice Status —% 30
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cursola 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 Cursola in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cursola
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cursola

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Burning Jealousy Fire Special 70 100% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cursola
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cursola

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
 - IX
 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 Cursola
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cursola


Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Corsola
Galarian Form
 Ghost 
 
Level 38
 
First evolution
Cursola
 Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Cursola images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Cursola appears to be based on bleached coral, a phenomenon in which coral expels the algae that gives it color, primarily because of rising water temperatures as a result of climate change. Its Ghost type refers to the high mortality rate of bleached coral. Additionally, its appearance and ability to petrify, along with its name in various languages, may reference the Gorgon of Greek mythology. It may also borrow shapes from skeletons. The ectoplasmic encasing that it periodically sheds may draw inspiration from the mucus houses of larvaceans. Cursola's odd ritual of gathering together under a full moon and sending their branches into the sky may be a reference to real life coral spawning and its possible relationship to the phase of the moon.

Name origin

Cursola may be a combination of curse and Corsola.

Sunigoon may be a combination of サニーゴ Sunnygo (Corsola), ゴルゴーン Gorgon, and gone.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese サニゴーン Sunigoon From サニーゴ Sunnygo, Gorgon, and gone
  French Corayôme From Corayon and fantôme
  Spanish Cursola Same as English name
  German Gorgasonn From Gorgone and Corasonn
  Italian Cursola Same as English name
  Korean 산호르곤 Sanhoreugon From 산호 (珊瑚) sanho and Gorgon
  Mandarin Chinese 魔靈珊瑚 / 魔灵珊瑚 Mólíngshānhú From , 靈 / 灵 líng, and 珊瑚 shānhú
  Cantonese Chinese 魔靈珊瑚 Mōlìhngsāanwùh From , lìhng, and 珊瑚 sāanwùh


Related articles

References

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