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Probopass
Compass Pokémon
ダイノーズ
Dainose
#476
Probopass



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Steel
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy or Magnet Pull Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Probopass
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Weight
749.6 lbs. 340.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
198
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
184
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Probopass
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HP
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Atk
1
Def
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Sp.Atk
2
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Speed
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body11.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F476.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Probopass (Japanese: ダイノーズ Dainose) is a dual-type Rock/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Nosepass when leveled up in a special magnetic field.

Contents

Biology

Probopass's Mini-Noses

Probopass is a mostly blue, rock-like Pokémon. It has small round eyes, a red nose that is large in proportion to its body, and a bushy black mustache that appears to consist of iron filings. These iron filings appear to be attracted by its magnetic nose. It has three small objects on its sides and back, called Mini-Noses (Japanese: チビノーズ Mini-Nose), which it is able to control. It has a big red hat-like magnet on top of its head, and has strong magnetism from all over its body.

Being able to command these Mini-Noses, it is able to catch prey and attack opponents from all three directions. On occasion, its Mini-Noses can get lost and may never come back. It emits strong magnetic fields that can damage nearby appliances.

In the anime

In the main series

Probopass in the anime

Major appearances

Probopass debuted in Nosing 'Round The Mountain!, under the ownership of Alan. It was first shown as a Nosepass, but it evolved while training near Mt. Coronet due to the mountain's special magnetic field. Soon after, Team Rocket brought Probopass under their control, but it was eventually freed by Alan with the help of Ash and his friends. It reappeared in a flashback in Playing The Leveling Field!, where it was revealed to have defeated Fantina's Gengar, earning Alan the Relic Badge.

In the original timeline of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, three Probopass were used by Damos, who was under Hypnosis, to attack Arceus with Shock Wave. When Ash and his friends traveled to the past to prevent this, Marcus, the one responsible for hypnotizing Damos, managed to use the Probopass again to attack Arceus.

In Trials and Determinations!, Olivia used a Probopass in the grand trial against Ash. It battled Rockruff and Rowlet, being defeated by the latter after it used Bloom Doom.

Minor appearances

Multiple Probopass appeared in Cheers on Castaways Isle!.

In Dawn of a Royal Day!, a Coordinator's Probopass competed in the Battle Stage of the Arrowroot Town Pokémon Contest.

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Probopass competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP058 Probopass Dawn's Pokédex Probopass, the Compass Pokémon, and the evolved form of Nosepass. Its body acts as a powerful magnet. It controls three smaller units called Mini-Noses.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM036 Probopass Rotom Pokédex Probopass, the Compass Pokémon. A Rock and Steel type. Probopass uses magnetic force to control the three Mini-Noses at its sides.

In Pokémon Generations

In The Adventure, Red's Pikachu encountered and battled a wild Probopass near the Snowpoint Temple. Their battle awakened Regigigas, who proceeded to easily smack Probopass aside.

In the manga

Probopass in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone, Diamond was separated from Pearl and Platinum in Mt. Coronet because Cyrus deemed their presence as a nuisance and attempted to bury them alive in a Rock Slide with his Probopass and Magnezone. Diamond and Pearl would later fight to keep the criminal mastermind from taking his camera back to his headquarters, during which Cyrus used his Probopass' Magnet Bomb to injure the former.

Wikstrom's Probopass first appeared in Malamar Traps.

In the TCG

Main article: Probopass (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #156
Johto
#—
Diamond It exudes strong magnetism from all over. It controls three small units called Mini-Noses.
Pearl
Platinum It freely controls three small units called Mini-Noses using magnetic force.
HeartGold It controls three units called Mini-Noses using magnetic force. With them, it can attack the foe from three directions.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #165
Black It freely controls three small units called Mini-Noses using magnetic force.
White
Black 2 It freely controls three units called Mini-Noses using magnetic force.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #094
Hoenn
#062
X It exudes strong magnetism from all over. It controls three small units called Mini-Noses.
Y It freely controls three small units called Mini-Noses using magnetic force.
Omega Ruby It exudes strong magnetism from all over. It controls three small units called Mini-Noses.
Alpha Sapphire It freely controls three small units called Mini-Noses using magnetic force.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #199
Alola
USUM: #255
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It radiates such a powerful magnetic field that nearby electrical appliances become unusable.
Moon The main body controls three mobile units called Mini-Noses, which it maneuvers to catch prey.
Ultra Sun Although it can control its units known as Mini-Noses, they sometimes get lost and don't come back.
Ultra Moon It uses three small units to catch prey and battle enemies. The main body mostly just gives orders.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Nosepass
Platinum
Evolve Nosepass
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Nosepass
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Nosepass
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Nosepass
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Nosepass
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Nosepass
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Ruins
Rumble
Rocky Cave
Ranger: GS
Mitonga Road, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Model Train Room: Working Gears
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 2
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 284
Rumble World
Dark Land: Murky Cavern (Back Boss)
Generation VII
Masters
Evolve Roxanne's Nosepass

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
525
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
2/2 ★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
1/4 ☆☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
13/21 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

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


Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 476.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist: Rock PA.png
Rock
Field move: Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Browser entry R-045
It hurls magnetic hunks. It also triggers rockfalls to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-290/N-107
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT476.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#407
Shuffle476.png

Stabilize+
Sometimes erases two of the foe's disruptions on the board.


Pokémon GO
GO476.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 135 Base Defense: 275
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Rock Throw, Spark
Charged Attacks: Magnet Bomb, Rock Slide, Thunderbolt

Evolution

299Nosepass.png
Unevolved
Nosepass
 Rock 
Town Map
Level up
in areas with a
special magnetic field
476Probopass.png
First evolution
Probopass
 Rock  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 476.png Spr b 4d 476.png Spr 4p 476.png Spr b 4p 476.png Spr 4p 476.png Spr b 4p 476.png
Spr 4d 476 s.png Spr b 4d 476 s.png Spr 4p 476 s.png Spr b 4d 476 s.png Spr 4p 476 s.png Spr b 4d 476 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 476.png Spr b 5b 476.png Spr 5b 476.png Spr b 5b 476.png
Spr 5b 476 s.png Spr b 5b 476 s.png Spr 5b 476 s.png Spr b 5b 476 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 476.png Spr b 6x 476.png Spr 6x 476.png Spr b 6x 476.png
Spr 6x 476 s.png Spr b 6x 476 s.png Spr 6x 476 s.png Spr b 6x 476 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 476.png Spr b 7s 476.png Spr 7s 476.png Spr b 7s 476.png
Spr 7s 476 s.png Spr b 7s 476 s.png Spr 7s 476 s.png Spr b 7s 476 s.png
Front Back Front Back
476MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Probopass images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Probopass is based on the pukao-wearing moai statues of Easter Island and a compass magnet with iron filings attached to it. All of Probopass's noses are like the needles in a compass rose, with the big nose pointing North (as in some compasses where the North needle is the biggest), and the Mini-Noses pointing to the East, South, and West.

Its nasal compass may be based on the expression "follow one's nose", meaning "to trust to one's instincts". It also could be based on the ethmoid bone that is located between the nasal cavity and the brain, and is known to give some species their sense of direction via magnetoreception.

Name origin

Probopass may be a combination of proboscis and compass.

Dainose may be a combination of 大 dai (big) and nose, while Mini-Noses, which are called Chibinose (チビノーズ), are the opposite being a combination of chibi (small) and nose.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ダイノーズ Dainose From dai, nose, north and compass
France Flag.png French Tarinorme From tarin and énorme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Probopass Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Voluminas From voluminös and Nase
Italy Flag.png Italian Probopass Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 대코파스 Daekopas From 대 (大) dae and 코코파스 Kokopass. 대코 can be translated as "big nose".
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 大朝北鼻 Cháoběibí From and 朝北鼻 Cháoběibí. Literally "Big north-facing nose" or "Big Nosepass".


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