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Surskit #283: Surskit
Pokémon
#285: Shroomish Shroomish
Masquerain
Eyeball Pokémon
アメモース
Amemoth
#284
Masquerain



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate Cacophony
Cacophony
Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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Weight
7.9 lbs. 3.6 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
128
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Shape
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F284.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Masquerain (Japanese: アメモース Amemoth) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Surskit starting at level 22.

Contents

Biology

Masquerain is a light blue Pokémon with two pairs of rhombus-shaped wings on each side of its body. Its head is shaped like an elongated teardrop with a pink face and round, black eyes. On either side of its head is a large antenna that resembles an angry eye. The antennae are white with pink along the lower rim. White lines along the rim resemble eyelashes, while a large, dark pink dot in the middle represents the pupil or iris. These eyespots are used to intimidate enemies.

Masquerain's four wings allow it to fly in any direction and hover, but it cannot fly when its wings are wet. Additionally, rainy weather causes its antennae to become heavy and droop. In order to protect its wings and antennae, this Pokémon will shelter under trees or the eaves of houses. Masquerain lives on water's edge.

In the anime

In the main series

Masquerain in the anime
Sugimori reference sheet for the anime

Major appearances

Masquerain debuted in A Fan with a Plan, under the ownership of Drew. It was seen training with its Trainer for the upcoming Rubello Town Pokémon Contest, which was held in the following episode. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire.

In Destiny Deoxys, a Masquerain is Audrey's main Pokémon. It helped the group rotate the fan blades of the windmills in LaRousse City.

In The Great Eight Fate!, a Masquerain was part of Juan's Sootopolis City Water Exhibit. It and Juan's other Pokémon were captured by Team Rocket, but they all worked together to escape. It reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.

In Dewpider Ascending!, a Masquerain was living near the Pokémon School as a Surskit. Surskit evolved during a battle against a Dewpider over its territory. The battle ended when Masquerain, pleased with its evolution, flew off and allowed Dewpider to live near the Pokémon School.

Minor appearances

In The Rise of Darkrai, Darkrai hit a Masquerain with a Dark Void.

In Old Rivals, New Tricks!, a Coordinator's Masquerain competed in the Performance Stage of the Sandalstraw Contest.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, multiple Masquerain were living in Crown City.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, multiple Masquerain were living at Pokémon Hills.

In A Relay in the Sky!, a Trainer's Masquerain competed in the Pokémon Sky Relay. It was in a team also consisting of Hydreigon and Butterfree.

A Masquerain appeared in a flashback in A Watershed Moment!.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Masquerain was living at Nebel Plateau.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Masquerain competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG077 Masquerain May's Pokédex Masquerain, the Eyeball Pokémon. Masquerain is the evolved form of Surskit. Its feelers, which resemble eyeballs, help to throw off opponents. It is able to hover in the sky like a helicopter.

In Pokémon Generations

Masquerain in Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Masquerain was flying away from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

Masquerain in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Masquerain first appeared in Master Class with Masquerain, under the ownership of Winona.

In The Final Battle VIII, Guile Hideout's Surskit evolved into a Masquerain, but it was easily subdued by Polibo and vanished with his owner soon afterward.

Guzma's Masquerain appeared in The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer.

In the TCG

Main article: Masquerain (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#033
Kanto
#—
Ruby Masquerain intimidates enemies with the eyelike patterns on its antennas. This Pokémon flaps its four wings to freely fly in any direction - even sideways and backwards - as if it were a helicopter.
Sapphire Masquerain's antennas have eyelike patterns that usually give it an angry look. If the "eyes" are droopy and appear sad, it is said to be a sign that a heavy rainfall is on its way.
Emerald It intimidates foes with the large eyelike patterns on its antennae. Because it can't fly if its wings get wet, it shelters itself from rain under large trees and eaves.
FireRed The antennae have distinctive patterns that look like eyes. When it rains, they grow heavy, making flight impossible.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond Its antennae have eye patterns on them. Its four wings enable it to hover and fly in any direction.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It flaps its four wings to hover and fly freely in any direction--to and fro and sideways.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Its antennae have eye patterns on them. Its four wings enable it to hover and fly in any direction.
White
Black 2 Its antennae have eye patterns on them. Its four wings enable it to hover and fly in any direction.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #048
Hoenn
#034
X Its antennae have eye patterns on them. Its four wings enable it to hover and fly in any direction.
Y It flaps its four wings to hover and fly freely in any direction--to and fro and sideways.
Omega Ruby Masquerain intimidates enemies with the eyelike patterns on its antennas. This Pokémon flaps its four wings to freely fly in any direction—even sideways and backwards—as if it were a helicopter.
Alpha Sapphire Masquerain's antennas have eyelike patterns that usually give it an angry look. If the “eyes” are droopy and appear sad, it is said to be a sign that a heavy rainfall is on its way.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #140
Alola
USUM: #173
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It intimidates enemies with the eye-like patterns on its antennae. Its four wings allow it to fly in any direction.
Moon Its wings and antennae don't cope well with moisture. After a rain, it faces sunward to dry off.
Ultra Sun Masquerain intimidates enemies with the eyelike patterns of its eyespots. If that doesn't work, it deftly makes its escape on its set of four wings.
Ultra Moon Its thin, winglike antennae are highly absorbent. It waits out rainy days in tree hollows.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Surskit
Emerald
Evolve Surskit
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Surskit
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Surskit
Platinum
Route 229
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Surskit
Black 2 White 2
Route 11 (Swarm)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 3 (Surfing)
Friend Safari (Bug)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 102, 111, 114, 117, 120, 123, and Petalburg City (Surfing)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Malie GardenNight
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Malie GardenNight
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Surskit
Trozei!
Secret Storage 17, Endless Level 20, Forever Level 20, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Surskit
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Serenity River (B6F-B7F)
MD Sky
Serenity River (B6F-B7F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley, Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Make a Big Splash!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Su
Shuffle
Sweet Strasse: Stage 82
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Lake of Tranquility (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Misty Moor (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Masters
Evolve Viola's Surskit

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Platinum SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
Black 2 White 2 SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
X Y Silver Powder Silver Powder (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Silver Powder Silver Powder (5%)
Sun Moon Silver Powder Silver Powder (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Silver Powder Silver Powder (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Generations III-VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
414
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.

Generation VII onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
454
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Masquerain's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS284.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani284.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Tadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP I don't like it when it rains. It prevents me from flying.
26%-50% HP Huh? My health is down to only half already. I have to be careful.
1%-25% HP That's it... My antennae feel too heavy to fly...
Level up I got my next level! I'll work that much harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 284.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush284Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT284.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#076
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Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Nosedive
Pokémon GO
GO284.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 192 Base Defense: 150
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Infestation, Air Slash
Charged Attacks: Air Cutter, Ominous Wind, Silver Wind, Bubble Beam*

Evolution

283Surskit.png
Unevolved
Surskit
 Bug  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 22
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First evolution
Masquerain
 Bug  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 284.png Spr b 3r 284.png Spr 3e 284.png Spr b 3r 284.png Spr 3r 284.png Spr b 3r 284.png
Spr 3r 284 s.png Spr b 3r 284 s.png Spr 3e 284 s.png Spr b 3r 284 s.png Spr 3r 284 s.png Spr b 3r 284 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 284.png Spr b 4d 284.png Spr 4d 284.png Spr b 4p 284.png Spr 4d 284.png Spr b 4h 284.png
Spr 4d 284 s.png Spr b 4d 284 s.png Spr 4d 284 s.png Spr b 4p 284 s.png Spr 4d 284 s.png Spr b 4p 284 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 284.png Spr b 5b 284.png Spr 5b 284.png Spr b 5b 284.png
Spr 5b 284 s.png Spr b 5b 284 s.png Spr 5b 284 s.png Spr b 5b 284 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 284.png Spr b 6x 284.png Spr 6x 284.png Spr b 6x 284.png
Spr 6x 284 s.png Spr b 6x 284 s.png Spr 6x 284 s.png Spr b 6x 284 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 284.png Spr b 7s 284.png Spr 7s 284.png Spr b 7s 284.png
Spr 7s 284 s.png Spr b 7s 284 s.png Spr 7s 284 s.png Spr b 7s 284 s.png
Front Back Front Back
284MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Masquerain images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Masquerain can be seen as a counterpart to Araquanid. Both share the Bug type and the same base stat totals, and both can be found at Malie Garden in Pokémon Sun and Moon, taking the place of the other depending on the time, with Masquerain being found during the night and Araquanid in the day.
    • Furthermore, Masquerain and Araquanid share the same base stat total of 454. In fact, this reflects a 40-point boost across Masquerain's original base stat total of 414 between Generations VI and VII.

Origin

Masquerain appears to be inspired by a variety of insects. Although rarely shown, it apparently has the ability to walk on the surface of water using its wings as if they were legs, so it may be based on an adult water strider. Its Japanese name suggests it is based on moths, many of which also use eyespots to frighten would-be predators. Its habitat, translucent wings, and hovering flight pattern are reminiscent of dragonflies and damselflies. Its head is shaped like a raindrop, causing it to resemble some lanternflies. Its combination of moth-like and dragonfly-like characteristics is similar to Kalligrammatidae, ancient lacewings that resembled butterflies. Its mimicry of an angry face may mean it is also based on a mask.

Name origin

Masquerain may be a combination of masquerade and rain.

Amemoth may be a combination of 雨 ame or アメンボ amenbo and moth.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アメモース Amemoth From ame and moth
France Flag.png French Maskadra From Masquerade and a corruption of Attrait
Spain Flag.png Spanish Masquerain Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Maskeregen From Maske and Regen
Italy Flag.png Italian Masquerain Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비나방 Binabang From bi and 나방 nabang
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 雨翅蛾 Yǔchì'é From , chì, and é


External links


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