Gourgeist (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Gourgeist (disambiguation).
Gourgeist
Pumpkin Pokémon
パンプジン
Pumpjin
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Gourgeist
Average Size Large Size Super Size
Super Size
Super Size


Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Grass
Unknown Unknown
Average Size
Unknown Unknown
Large Size
Unknown Unknown
Super Size
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pickup or Frisk Cacophony
Average Size
Cacophony
Large Size
Insomnia
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Average Size
Cacophony
Large Size
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Small Size
2'11" 0.9 m
Average Size
3'07" 1.1 m
Large Size
5'07" 1.7 m
Super Size
Weight
20.9 lbs. 9.5 kg
Small Size
27.6 lbs. 12.5 kg
Average Size
30.9 lbs. 14.0 kg
Large Size
86.0 lbs. 39.0 kg
Super Size
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
173
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Small Size
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Average Size
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Large Size
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Super Size
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body05.png
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Average Size
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Gourgeist (Japanese: パンプジン Pumpjin) is a dual-type Ghost/Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves from Pumpkaboo when traded.

Gourgeist comes in four different variations: Small Size, Average Size, Large Size, and Super Size.

Biology

Gourgeist is a ghostly Pokémon that has four sizes: Small, Average, Large, and Super Size. Its body is a dark brown pumpkin with a glowing, yellow-orange face carved into the front and a pair of nubby legs. The face consists of two triangular eyes and a grinning mouth; on top of the mouth is a small, triangular cutout for a nose. Poking out of the top of the pumpkin is its slender brown-orange head, which has bright yellow eyes and a small mouth but no visible nose. Gourgeist has long, light pink hair with arm-like tendrils framing its face and bangs that usually cover one eye. On top of its head is a crescent-shaped tuft that is brown on top; this tuft resembles a pumpkin's stem. Their bodily proportions can be passed down to their descendants.

On the night of a new moon, Gourgeist wanders town streets while singing an eerie song. Those who hear its song are cursed. It is also known to sing joyfully while observing prey it has entangled in its arms. Gourgiest's four different sizes determines their target for who they take into the afterlife. Small Gourgeist prefers targeting adults by pretending to be children. The large Gourgiest prefers taking children by pretending to be adults. The Supersize Gourgeist aren't picky and will target anyone.

Gourgeist and its pre-evolution, Pumpkaboo, are the only known Pokémon that can learn Trick-or-Treat.

In the anime

 
Super Size Gourgeist in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie's Gourgeist

Jessie's Super Size Pumpkaboo evolved into a Gourgeist in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?. When Jessie headed to Alola in Loading the Dex!, it was revealed that Gourgeist had been left behind at Team Rocket HQ.

Other

Three Gourgeist appeared in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?, under the ownership of Count Pumpka's steward. They were commonly used by their Trainer to carry out Count Pumpka's bidding. All three were eventually defeated by Ash's Pikachu, Clemont's Bunnelby, and Serena's Braixen.

Minor appearances

Five Gourgeist appeared in A Haunted House for Everyone! as illusions created by a Mismagius.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY082 Gourgeist Ash's Pokédex Gourgeist, the Pumpkin Pokémon, and the evolved form of Pumpkaboo. Gourgeist wander through town at the new moon, surrounding their prey with their arms which resemble hair.

In the manga

 
Gourgeist in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

A Gourgeist appeared in PS567 under the ownership of Cassius.

In the TCG

Main article: Gourgeist (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #064
Hoenn
#—
X Singing in eerie voices, they wander town streets on the night of the new moon. Anyone who hears their song is cursed.
Y It enwraps its prey in its hairlike arms. It sings joyfully as it observes the suffering of its prey.
Omega Ruby Singing in eerie voices, they wander town streets on the night of the new moon. Anyone who hears their song is cursed.
Alpha Sapphire It enwraps its prey in its hairlike arms. It sings joyfully as it observes the suffering of its prey.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#192
Small Size
Sword Small Gourgeist pretend to be children to fool adults. Anyone who falls for the act gets carried away to the hereafter.
Shield A small-sized Pumpkaboo evolves into a small-sized Gourgeist. Its bodily proportions also get passed on to its descendants.
Average Size
Sword Eerie cries emanate from its body in the dead of night. The sounds are said to be the wails of spirits who are suffering in the afterlife.
Shield In the darkness of a new-moon night, Gourgeist will come knocking. Whoever answers the door will be swept off to the afterlife.
Large Size
Sword Large Gourgeist put on the guise of adults, taking the hands of children to lead them to the afterlife.
Shield A large-sized Pumpkaboo evolves into a large-sized Gourgeist. Its bodily proportions also get passed on to its descendants.
Super Size
Sword Supersized Gourgeist aren't picky. They will forcefully drag anyone off to the afterlife.
Shield A supersized Pumpkaboo evolves into a supersized Gourgeist. Its bodily proportions also get passed on to its descendants.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Pumpkaboo
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Hammerlocke Hills (Wanderer)
Dappled Grove, South Lake MilochSw, Watchtower Ruins, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 2
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 484
Event: Pokémon Safari (Fourth release)
Event: Pokémon Safari (12th release; Spooky)
Rumble World
Dark Land: Chilling Graveyard (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mimikyu Sea, Greninja Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sword Shield   Miracle Seed (100%)*

Stats

Base stats

Small Size
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
122
114 - 191 224 - 377
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
99
93 - 166 182 - 326
Total:
494
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.


Average Size
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
122
114 - 191 224 - 377
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
84
80 - 149 155 - 293
Total:
494
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.


Large Size
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
122
114 - 191 224 - 377
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
69
66 - 133 128 - 260
Total:
494
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.


Super Size
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
122
114 - 191 224 - 377
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
54
53 - 116 101 - 227
Total:
494
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
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 VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
011 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
011 Trick-or-Treat Ghost Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1212 Trick-or-Treat Ghost Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1616 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
2020 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100100% 30
2424 Trick-or-Treat Ghost Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2828 Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100100% 10
3232 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100100% 15
3636 Trick-or-Treat Ghost Status 0000 100100% 20
3636 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
4444 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gourgeist
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gourgeist
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
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
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM86  TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM92  TM92 Mystical Fire Fire Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 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
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40  TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR72  TR72 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR83  TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gourgeist
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gourgeist
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
     
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
      
      
      
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
      
 
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gourgeist 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 Gourgeist in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gourgeist
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gourgeist
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
Sw Sh EP Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gourgeist
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gourgeist
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VI VII Bestow × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
VI VII Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
VI VII Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VI VII Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • 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 Gourgeist
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gourgeist
  • × 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

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 49, 52, 54 or 56
Base Attack: 78, 78, 79 or 79 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#321
 

Eject
Removes one non-Support Pokémon icon without fail.


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#321
 

Spookify
Leaves the foe spooked.


Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 171 Base Defense: 219
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hex, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Seed Bomb, Shadow Ball, Foul Play, Fire Blast

Evolution

Small Size

Small Size
 
Unevolved
Pumpkaboo
 Ghost  Grass 
 
Trade


Small Size
 
First evolution
Gourgeist
 Ghost  Grass 


Average Size

Average Size
 
Unevolved
Pumpkaboo
 Ghost  Grass 
 
Trade


Average Size
 
First evolution
Gourgeist
 Ghost  Grass 


Large Size

Large Size
 
Unevolved
Pumpkaboo
 Ghost  Grass 
 
Trade


Small Size
 
First evolution
Gourgeist
 Ghost  Grass 


Super Size

Super Size
 
Unevolved
Pumpkaboo
 Ghost  Grass 
 
Trade


Super Size
 
First evolution
Gourgeist
 Ghost  Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
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
   
   
   
   
HOME
   
   
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Gourgeist images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • A Super Size Gourgeist has a different cry from its other three forms, pitched lower than the cry shared by the other forms.

Origin

Gourgeist appears to be based on both gourd and modern pumpkin jack-o'-lanterns. Its multiple sizes may be a reference to the tradition of trying to grow the largest pumpkin for Halloween. Its upper body may also be based on the candles within jack-o'-lanterns themselves, with the curl being its wick and its hair-like extensions its dripping wax. It could also be viewed as a mere extension of the shape and the curl on top being its stem. The lower body's different color might also reference the tradition of decorating gourds with paint. It also has potential connections with the famous Japanese story, Yotsuya Kaidan, in which a woman transforms into a paper lantern yōkai with long hair.

Name origin

Gourgeist is a combination of gourd and geist.

Pumpjin is a combination of pumpkin and 神 shin (deity, spirit), 人 jin (man), or jinn.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese パンプジン Pumpjin From pumpkin and shin, jin, or jinn
  French Banshitrouye From banshee, citrouille, and trouille
  Spanish Gourgeist Same as English name
  German Pumpdjinn From pumpkin and Dschinn
  Italian Gourgeist Same as English name
  Korean 펌킨인 Peomkin'in From pumpkin and 인 (人) in
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 南瓜怪人 Nánguāgwaaiyàhn From 南瓜 nánguā and 怪人 gwaaiyàhn


Average Size

Language Title
  Japanese ふつうのサイズ Average Size
Chinese Cantonese 普通尺寸 Póutūng Chekchyun
Mandarin 普通尺寸 Pǔtōng Chǐcùn
  French Taille Normale
  German Größe M
  Italian Normale
  Korean 보통 사이즈 Normal Size
  Spanish Tamaño Normal

Small Size

Language Title
  Japanese ちいさいサイズ Small Size
Chinese Cantonese 小尺寸 Síu Chekchyun
Mandarin 小尺寸 Xiǎo Chǐcùn
  French Taille Mini
  German Größe S
  Italian Mini
  Korean 작은 사이즈 Small Size
  Spanish Tamaño Pequeño

Large Size

Language Title
  Japanese おおきいサイズ Large Size
Chinese Cantonese 大尺寸 Daaih Chekchyun
Mandarin 大尺寸 Dà Chǐcùn
  French Taille Maxi
  German Größe L
  Italian Grande
  Korean 큰 사이즈 Large Size
  Spanish Tamaño Grande

Super Size

Language Title
  Japanese とくだいサイズ Extra Large Size
Chinese Cantonese 特大尺寸 Dahkdaaih Chekchyun
Mandarin 特大尺寸 Tèdà Chǐcùn
  French Taille Ultra
  German Größe XL
  Italian Maxi
  Korean 특대 사이즈 Extra Large Size
  Spanish Tamaño Extragrande


Related articles

External links

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