Pineco (Pokémon)

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Pineco
Bagworm Pokémon
クヌギダマ
Kunugidama
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Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Pineco
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
15.9 lbs. 7.2 kg
Pineco
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
60
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
58
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Pineco
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HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
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0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
0
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Pineco (Japanese: クヌギダマ Kunugidama) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves into Forretress starting at level 31.

Biology

Pineco is a blue-green, pine cone-like insectoid Pokémon with red eyes and no visible limbs. It has a single spike on top of its head, which is supposedly its stem. It makes its shell thicker by gluing tree bark to its body. The glue is made of fluid that Pineco spits out, which hardens when it is exposed to air. Unbothered by the added weight of its shell, it patiently hangs from a tree branch in tropical and temperate forests, waiting to prey on flying insects. In Alola, its favorite prey is Cutiefly. Typically immobile, it will drop to the ground and explode if someone shakes its tree while it is eating.

In the anime

 
Pineco in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Pineco

Pineco debuted in Going Apricorn!, thus also marking the species' debut. Brock encountered and caught it with a Fast Ball. It later evolved into a Forretress in Entei at Your Own Risk.

Other

In Bucking the Treasure Trend!, multiple Pineco attacked Ash, his friends, and Buck as they searched for Dandelion Island's treasure.

Minor appearances

Multiple Pineco appeared in Going Apricorn! alongside Brock's.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Pineco was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In The Bug Stops Here, five Pineco were in the Bug-Catching Contest.

In A Bite to Remember, Brock's demonstration featured a Pineco evolving into a Forretress.

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

Two Pineco appeared in Time After Time!. Goh caught one, while the other appeared in a flashback. Goh's Pineco has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

A Trainer's Pineco appeared in Take My Thief! Please!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP143 Pineco Ash's Pokédex Pineco, the Bagworm Pokémon. Appears calm as it hangs sedately from tree branches, but it will self-destruct at the slightest provocation.

In the manga

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Pineco appeared in A Fresh Start.

Pokémon Adventures

Pineco debuted in Murkrow Row, where it was one of the Pokémon in Joey's bag after Gold helped him get it back.

A Pineco appeared in Forretress of Solitude, under the ownership of the Pokémon Association. Red fights two in his aptitude test to be the Gym Leader of Viridian City.

A Pineco was mentioned as one of the Pokémon Crystal caught and sent to Professor Oak via the Portable Transfer System in Off Course with Corsola. She remarked that it was a different color.

A Pineco appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Pineco appeared in A Promise Given to Miltank.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Pineco appeared in GDZ65.

A Pineco appeared in GDZ72 as a background image.

A Pineco appeared in GDZ75, under the ownership of Hideki.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Pineco appeared in The Green Scroll: Kenshin's Adventure, under the ownership of Yoshimoto.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Pineco appeared in Return light to Bellossom!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Pineco (TCG)

Game data

NPC Appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium 2: Pineco appears in the Mini-game Eager Eevee. Pineco will sometimes be revealed as the contents of the crate and if any players go after it, they will get hit with an Explosion and be unable to move in the next round.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#093
Gold It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Silver It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
Crystal It spits out a fluid that it uses to glue tree bark to its body. The fluid hardens when it touches air.
Stadium 2 It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree, it drops down to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Sapphire
Emerald A Pineco hangs from a tree branch and waits for prey. While eating, if it is disturbed by someone shaking its tree, it falls on the ground and suddenly explodes.
FireRed It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
LeafGreen It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#093
Diamond It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
SoulSilver It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
White
Black 2 It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Y It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Omega Ruby Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree, it drops down to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Alpha Sapphire Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree. it drops to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #268
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun Motionless, it hangs from trees, waiting for its bug Pokémon prey to come to it. Its favorite in Alola is Cutiefly.
Ultra Moon It sticks tree bark to itself with its saliva, making itself thicker and larger. Elderly Pineco are ridiculously huge.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#258
Scarlet It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn’t bother it.
Violet It spits out a fluid that it uses to glue tree bark to its body. The fluid hardens when it touches air.


   
Pineco in the Alola PokédexUSUM Pineco in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage (Headbutt trees) (only high-encounter trees)
Crystal
Routes 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 43, Lake of Rage, Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 203, 204, 210, and 229, Eterna Forest (Emerald)
Platinum
Routes 203, 204, 210, and 229, Eterna Forest (Emerald)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, 47, and 48, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Pallet Town, Viridian City, Pewter City, Cerulean City, Safari Zone Gate, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, National Park (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Route 16 (Swarm)
Black 2 White 2
Route 16 (Swarm)
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Forretress
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Forretress
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 10
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Sunlit Cavern, Swampy Cave, Bogsunk Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 37, Endless Level 58, Forever Level 19, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Freeze (1F-5F), Wish Cave (61F-64F), Joyous Tower (61F-64F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
MD Sky
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
Ranger: SoA
Union Road, Peril Cliffs
Ranger: GS
Mitonga Road, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: World Axle - B1F
Conquest
Chrysalia
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Launch to Victory!, Variety Battle: Pokémon on a Roll
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Seventh release)
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Verdant Grove (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Entei Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Substitute Pineco English United States 5 February 28 to March 6, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Sixth Campaign Pineco Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 8, 2006

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total:
290
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
2/3 ★★
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/20 ★★☆☆


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
066 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
099 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1212 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1717 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
2020 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
2323 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00——% 20
3131 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3434 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
3939 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4242 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
4545 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pineco
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pineco
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   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
TM015  TM015 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021  TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM045  TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM076  TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM091  TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM106  TM106 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM162  TM162 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pineco
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pineco
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
    Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
  Pin Missile Bug Physical 25 95% 20
Power Trick Psychic Status —% 10
Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
      
    
Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
  Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
  • 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 Pineco in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pineco
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pineco
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Focus Energy Pineco (Undaunted 63)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 9.4%
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I just hang around, and the bugs... They just flock to me.
26%-50% HP My HP's sliding down to around half now.
1%-25% HP I'm barely hanging on... My body feels too heavy to move...
Level up There, got my level.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:  
Bug
Field move:  
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-110
It blows itself up.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Normal
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Normal
Field move:
(past)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-190/N-030
It causes explosions around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 68 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 50
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★ Move: Bug Bite
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Sturdy
Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Ability 3: Explode
Defense: ★★
Speed:
Evolves into Forretress when its Defense is 73 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kame, Ujizane, and Yoshimoto
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 40 - 90   5

#491
 

Counterattack
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 108 Base Defense: 122
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Gyro Ball, Rock Tomb, Sand Tomb, Frustration , Return 

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Pineco
 Bug 
 
Level 31
 
First evolution
Forretress
 Bug  Steel 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
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
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Pineco images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Pineco and its evolved form share their category with Burmy and Wormadam. They are all known as the Bagworm Pokémon.

Origin

Pineco is based on a bagworm, whose cases—or "bags"—may superficially resemble pine cones. Its metallic appearance and ability to explode also give it the resemblance of a grenade. In addition to its possible relation to weaponry, its ability to learn Spikes may be a reference to caltrops.

Name origin

Pineco may be derived from pine cone.

Kunugidama may be a combination of 椚木 kunugi (sawtooth oak) and 玉 tama (ball).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese クヌギダマ Kunugidama From 椚木 kunugi and tama
  French Pomdepik From pomme de pin and pic
  Spanish Pineco Same as English name
  German Tannza From Tannenzapfen and Panzer
  Italian Pineco Same as English name
  Korean 피콘 Pikon From pine cone
  Mandarin Chinese 榛果球 Zhēnguǒqiú From 榛果 zhēnguǒ and qiú or 球果 qiúguǒ
  Cantonese Chinese 榛果球 Jēungwókàuh From 榛果 jēungwó and kàuh or 球果 kàuhgwó


Related articles

External links


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