Cursola (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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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
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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
5140 - 5396 steps
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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Atk
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Def
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Speed
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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 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. Two small branches below the core serve as its arms and one small branch on its forehead serves a horn. It has three long branches each on both sides of the head. It has three more branch spikes on its lower back. All of its branches can split apart when it attacks.

This ectoplasm was a result of a long and continuous process absorbing spirit energy from other creatures. The energy now pours out of its shell due to it overflowing. The ectoplasm causes anyone who touches it to rapidly stiffen. 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. This is possibly a ritual of release, shedding the energy they've gathered from others. Some theorize that this spectacle of shooting branches is a form of communication between the Cursola. Whatever the truth behind this behavior is, this event is regarded as a wonderful sight to behold.[1]

In the anime

 
Cursola in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Cursola debuted in JN106, 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 chapter

A Cursola first appeared in PASS13, 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.


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



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 VIII, 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:
None
 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:
None
   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:
None
 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:
None
 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:
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 Cursola
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cursola

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 253 Base Defense: 182
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Hex
Charged Attacks: Brine, Night Shade, Shadow Ball, Rock Blast

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Corsola
 Ghost 
 
Level 38
 
First evolution
Cursola
 Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
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. It may also borrow shapes from skeletons. Its ability to petrify may reference the Gorgon of Greek mythology. The ectoplasmic encasing that it periodically sheds may draw inspiration from the mucus houses of larvaceans.

Name origin

Cursola may be a combination of curse, Corsola, and sole (a piece of coral), solar, or soul.

Sunigoon may be a combination of sunny, 珊瑚 sango (coral), Sunnygo (Corsola's Japanese name), Gorgon, and gone.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese サニゴーン Sunigoon From sunny, 珊瑚 sango, サニーゴ Sunnygo, Gorgon, and gone
  French Corayôme From corail, rayon, Corayon, and fantôme
  Spanish Cursola Same as English name
  German Gorgasonn From Gorgone, Corasonn, and Sonne
  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

Notes

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