Gimmighoul (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
#1000: Gholdengo 1000MS.png
Gimmighoul
Coin Chest Pokémon
Coin Hunter Pokémon
コレクレー
Collecurei
#0999
Chest Form
Chest Form
Roaming Form
Roaming Form



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Roaming Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rattled
Chest Form
Run Away
Roaming Form
Cacophony

Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Roaming Form
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
50 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Chest Form
0'04" 0.1 m
Roaming Form
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
11.0 lbs. 5.0 kg
Chest Form
0.2 lbs. 0.1 kg
Roaming Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
60
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Chest Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Roaming Form
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
Body01.png
Footprint
F0999.png F000.png
Roaming Form
Pokédex color
Red
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
50
External Links

Gimmighoul (Japanese: コレクレー Collecurei) is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves into Gholdengo when leveled up while the player has 999 Gimmighoul Coins. After the evolution, the Gimmighoul Coins disappear. Gimmighoul's evolution cannot be canceled with the B button.

Gimmighoul has two separate forms: Chest Form and Roaming Form. Only Chest Form Gimmighoul can be battled and caught, while Roaming Form Gimmighoul will flee when interacted with, leaving behind Gimmighoul Coins. Roaming Form can only be obtained by transferring it from Pokémon GO via the GO Transporter.

Biology

 
Gimmighoul's Chest Form while closed.[1]

Gimmighoul is a small, blue-gray, metallic, bipedal Pokémon, with bands of two thin black stripes present around its torso and between its gold, circular eyes. It has a pair of thin black antennae and a tail, which are bent near the base and tipped with small gold circles. These antennae vibrate when detecting something it deems notable. In its Chest Form, Gimmighoul hides inside a red chest, decorated with black and golden accents and a silver buckle with an ornate oval pattern, resembling the number 1,000 when viewed from the side. The chest it resides in is full of Gimmighoul Coins. In its Roaming Form, Gimmighoul carries one of these coins on its back. Both forms of Gimmighoul have different personalities. Gimmighoul was first discovered and named by Jacq and Professor Willow.

In its Chest Form, Gimmighoul's treasure chest provides defense but makes it hard for it to move due to its weight. Its disguise and low movement speed cause it to be commonly mistaken for an antique and get left behind or taken away. When Chest Form Gimmighoul senses an approaching person or Pokémon, it will use ghost energy to possess its target and force them to collect Gimmighoul Coins. It tends to hide in less frequented places such as warehouses and shop corners to ambush people and Pokémon, and its control has notable persistence;[2] one old tale tells of a Gimmighoul who manipulated a young girl to gather 999 coins to fill its chest.[3] It is also known to drain the life out of anyone who attempts to steal its coins. When Gimmighoul has gathered 999 of the coins, it is able to evolve into Gholdengo. Chest Form Gimmighoul was said to have been born inside its chest 1,500 years ago. Chest Form Gimmighoul can live in a variety of different areas in Paldea, such as ancient ruins, watchtowers, and secluded islands in the Paldean Sea.

Roaming Form Gimmighoul is among the smallest and lightest of all Pokémon, and is created from coins infused with passion. In its Roaming Form, Gimmighoul is extremely timid, running away and dropping its coin as soon as anyone approaches.[2] It does not manipulate people and Pokémon to give it coins like its Chest Form counterpart; instead, it is able to gather coins by itself.[3] Despite being found everywhere in Paldea, no one has apparently been able to capture Roaming Form Gimmighoul. It constantly wanders, believed to be searching for the chest it used to live in. For sustenance, it drains the life force of humans who try to steal its coin. This form of Gimmighoul has also been seen appearing in the world of Pokémon GO, where it tags along near Trainers who pick up Gimmighoul Coins.[2] Gimmighoul has also been observed being lured over through the Coin Bag and Golden Lure Modules.[4]

Forms

Gimmighoul has two separate forms: Chest Form and Roaming Form.

Chest Form
 
Roaming Form
 

Evolution

Gimmighoul evolves into Gholdengo.

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

 
Unevolved
Gimmighoul
Chest Form
 Ghost 

 
First evolution
Gholdengo
 Steel  Ghost 

 
Unevolved
Gimmighoul
Roaming Form
 Ghost 

 
First evolution
Gholdengo
 Steel  Ghost 

In the anime

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

 
Roaming Form Gimmighoul in Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A wild Roaming Form Gimmighoul appeared in Breathe Out.

In the manga

 
Gimmighoul in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

A wild Chest Form Gimmighoul made its debut in PASV06 as part of the Scarlet & Violet arc, where it was easily defeated by Scarlet's Sprigatito to retrieve its coins.

In the TCG

Main article: Gimmighoul (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#391
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Chest Form
Scarlet This Pokémon was born inside a treasure chest about 1,500 years ago. It sucks the life-force out of scoundrels who try to steal the treasure.
Violet It lives inside an old treasure chest. Sometimes it gets left in shop corners since no one realizes it’s actually a Pokémon.
Roaming Form
Scarlet This Pokémon was born from passion that seeped into a coin. It wanders, apparently seeking to return to the treasure chest it once inhabited.
Violet It wanders around, carrying an old coin on its back. It survives by draining the life-force from humans who try to pick up its coin.


 
Chest Form Gimmighoul in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Chest Form

Roaming Form


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
Transfer from Pokémon GO
GO
PokéStop with a placed Golden Lure Module (Roaming Form)


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SV Paldea's Gimmighoul All Online 20 December 13, 2023 to November 30, 2024
Poké Portal News
Games Event Tera Type Location Level Distribution period
SV Chest Form Gimmighoul Spotlight Varies hide 12, 20, 35, 45, 75 June 21 to July 2, 2023

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Chest Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Total:
300
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.
Roaming Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
300
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 IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gimmighoul
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gimmighoul

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
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
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
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM101  TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gimmighoul
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Gimmighoul

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gimmighoul
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gimmighoul
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gimmighoul

Side game data

Roaming Form

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 128 Base Attack: 140 Base Defense: 76
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:  999
Fast Attacks: Astonish
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball

Chest Form

Pokémon GO
File:GO0999C.png Base HP: 128 Base Attack: 121 Base Defense: 122
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:  999
Fast Attacks: Astonish
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball

Form data

Gimmighoul has two non-interchangeable forms: Chest Form and Roaming Form. Both can be found in Paldea's overworld, but only Chest Form can be battled and caught, while Roaming Form will flee upon being interacted with, leaving behind Gimmighoul Coins, which are necessary for Gimmighoul to evolve. Roaming Form can only be obtained by transferring it from Pokémon GO via the GO Transporter.

The forms differ in their Abilities, with Chest Form having Rattled and Roaming Form having Run Away, as well as their base stats, with Chest Form having higher Defense and Special Defense but lower Speed compared to Roaming Form.

 
Gimmighoul
Chest Form
 Ghost 
Rattled
Scarlet and Violet
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
45 30 70 75 70 10
 
Gimmighoul
Roaming Form
 Ghost 
Run Away
GO
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
45 30 25 75 45 80

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Gimmighoul
Chest Form
 Ghost 
  +  
Level up
with 999 Gimmighoul Coins in the Bag
 
First evolution
Gholdengo
 Steel  Ghost 


 
Unevolved
Gimmighoul
Roaming Form
 Ghost 
  +  
Level up
with 999 Gimmighoul Coins in the Bag
 
First evolution
Gholdengo
 Steel  Ghost 


Sprites

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


Trivia

  • Gimmighoul's Chest Form was named by Jacq, while its Roaming Form was named by Professor Willow.[3]
  • Both forms of Gimmighoul are tied with Yamask and Litwick for having the lowest base Attack stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Chest Form Gimmighoul has the lowest base Speed stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Roaming Form Gimmighoul has the lowest base Defense stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Roaming Form Gimmighoul is tied with Sinistea and Poltchageist as the shortest Ghost-type Pokémon, and tied with Gastly and Haunter as the lightest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Gimmighoul is the only Pokémon in Pokémon GO that evolves without Candy, even if it is not traded.
  • Gimmighoul is heavily associated with the number 999:
    • Its National Pokédex number is #0999.
    • It evolves when leveled up while the player has 999 Gimmighoul Coins.
    • It was first teased through a website with a counter that periodically counted to 999.
    • A promotional video about Gimmighoul tells the tale of a Gimmighoul who manipulated a young girl to fill its chest with 999 coins.[3]
  • Due to its Ghost type, Roaming Form Gimmighoul's Run Away Ability is redundant unless its type changes, such as via Reflect Type or Soak.
  • Gimmighoul only learns 2 moves by level-up, the fewest of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • It is not possible to flee from a Chest Form Gimmighoul; even if the player's Pokémon is faster. Attempting to flee via pressing the "Run" option or use a Pokémon with the Run Away Ability will give the "You can't escape." dialogue. Using the Poké Doll will give the same dialogue that a player would receive if they try to use certain Key Items such as the Shiny Charm. Using the moves Whirlwind or Roar will fail.

Pre-release teasers

  • Chest Form Gimmighoul was teased through a special website[1] that went live on November 5, 2022 at 13:00 UTC. It showcased Gimmighoul's chest and a counter, which periodically ticked upwards every few hours as it was slowly filled with coins. The counter eventually capped out at 999 on November 6, 2022 at 14:00 UTC, and the site became a redirect to a new page on the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet website.[5]
  • Roaming Form Gimmighoul was also teased on November 5, 2022, appearing in Pokémon GO after the Dratini Community Day Classic event ended. Golden PokéStops were added to the game, and spinning one would cause a Roaming Form Gimmighoul to show up and follow the player for a short time, although it could not be properly encountered or caught.
  • Prior to the release of its teasers, an obscured Roaming Form Gimmighoul could be seen very briefly in the English version of the "Jump into a Paldean Journey" trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, posted on October 6, 2022.[6] It does not appear in the Japanese version of this trailer.
   
Two of the stages of Gimmighoul's Chest Form shown during the initial website teaser.[7]

Origin

As indicated by its English name, Gimmighoul may be based on the ghoul, a mythical creature from Arabic folklore known for luring people into deserted places before preying on them, and stealing coins. The word ghoul (Arabic: غُول ghūl) stems from the Arabic word غَالَ ghāla, meaning "to seize". Gimmighoul's antennae and tail resemble dowsing rods, which are believed to be able to help people locate buried treasures. The association of a ghost with coins, as well as its eyes resembling coins, may also draw inspiration from Charon's obol, where the deceased are buried with coins as a preparation for the afterlife. The coins were frequently placed in the mouth or on the eyes.

Gimmighoul's Chest Form may be based on the mimic, a monster archetype commonly found in RPGs, known for disguising itself as treasure chests. Its Roaming Form may be based on the Catalan folktale of Patufet, a tiny child who carries a coin. It may also be based on the toyol (also known as tuyul), an infant-like spirit from Indonesian and Malay folklore invoked to steal riches from people. Gimmighoul's association with the number 999 may be a reference to 999 fine gold, equivalent to 24 karat gold.

Considering its evolution, Gimmighoul's design may also draw inspiration from El Dorado, a legend now believed to originate in Spanish conception of Muisca rituals performed in pre-colonial Colombia. Its laminated body shape resembles tunjos, Muisca figurines made of molded gold in the shape of divine humans or animals. Its Ghost-type could be based on the fact that tunjos are commonly found in burial places and places of worship.

Name origin

Gimmighoul may be a combination of gimme (informal pronunciation of "give me"), gimmick or mimic, and ghoul. Altogether, it sounds like the phrase "Give me gold."

Collecurei may be a combination of collect, 霊 rei (spirit), and a pun on the phrase これくれ kore kure ("Give me this").

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese コレクレー Collecurei From collect, rei, and これくれ kore kure
  French Mordudor From mort and mordu d'or
  Spanish Gimmighoul Same as English name
  German Gierspenst From Gier and Gespenst
  Italian Gimmighoul Same as English name
  Korean 모으령 Moeuryeong From 모으다 moeuda and 령 (靈) ryeong
  Mandarin Chinese 索財靈 / 索财灵 Suǒcáilíng From suǒ, 財 / 财 cái, and 靈 / 灵 líng
  Cantonese Chinese 索財靈 Sokchòihlìhng From sok, chòih, and lìhng


Chest Form

Language Title
  Japanese はこフォルム Chest Form
Chinese Cantonese 寶箱形態 Bóusēung Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 寶箱形態 / 宝箱形态 Bǎoxiāng Xíngtài
  French Forme Coffre
  German Truhenform
  Indonesian Bentuk Kotak
  Italian Forma Scrigno
  Korean 상자폼 Sangja Form
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Baú
  Spanish Forma Cofre
  Thai ฟอร์มกล่อง Form Klong
  Turkish Sandık Formu

Roaming Form

Language Title
  Japanese とほフォルム Roaming Form
Chinese Cantonese 徒步形態 Tòuhbouh Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 徒步形態 / 徒步形态 Túbù Xíngtài
  French Forme Marche
  German Wanderform
  Indonesian Bentuk Jalan Kaki
  Italian Forma Ambulante
  Korean 도보폼 Dobo Form
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Perambulante
  Spanish Forma Andante
  Thai ฟอร์มเดินเท้า Form Doenthao
  Turkish Gezici Formu

Related articles

References

External links

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