Pumpkaboo (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pumpkaboo (disambiguation).
Pumpkaboo
Pumpkin Pokémon
バケッチャ
Bakeccha
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Pumpkaboo
Average Size Large Size Super Size
Super Size
Super Size


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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
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Small Size
1'04" 0.4 m
Average Size
1'08" 0.5 m
Large Size
2'07" 0.8 m
Super Size
Weight
7.7 lbs. 3.5 kg
Small Size
11.0 lbs. 5.0 kg
Average Size
16.5 lbs. 7.5 kg
Large Size
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg
Super Size
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
67
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Small Size
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
Body01.png
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Average Size
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Pumpkaboo (Japanese: バケッチャ Bakeccha) is a dual-type Ghost/Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Gourgeist when traded.

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

Biology

Pumpkaboo is a ghostly Pokémon that has four sizes: Small, Average, Large, and Super Size. Encasing its lower body is a pinkish pumpkin with a pair of nubby legs. Carved into the pumpkin is a pair of circular holes that glow yellow-orange. Pumpkaboo's shadowy black body pokes out of the top of the pumpkin. It has glowing yellow eyes, a pair of fangs in its upper jaw, and pointed ears that curve slightly. On top of its head is a long tuft of fur that curls tightly at the tip. A collar of furry-looking tufts hangs over the edge of the pumpkin.

Pumpkaboo becomes active after dark. The holes in its body can glow and illuminate the way for travelers in the dark. It is said that it also carries wandering spirits to the afterlife by storing the spirits with its body. However, its own spirit is trapped in this world. Pumpkaboo's four different sizes are determined by the number of lost souls lingering and gathered in the area. When taking spirits into the afterlife, small Pumpkaboo prefers taking children spirits while large Pumpkaboo prefers taking adult spirits instead. Pumpkaboo can hypnotize and control any humans or Pokémon. It does this task by releasing steams of light from its holes in the pumpkin.

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

In the anime

Main series

 
Super Size Pumpkaboo in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie's Pumpkaboo

Pumpkaboo debuted in The Bamboozling Forest!, where Jessie tripped over a Super Size Pumpkaboo in a forest. When she came out of the ground, she threw a Poké Ball at her and successfully caught her. She later evolved into a Gourgeist after being traded in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?.

Other

A Small Size Pumpkaboo named Prince Pumpkaboo appeared in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?, under the ownership of Count Pumpka. He fell in love with Jessie's Pumpkaboo and a trade was agreed on. However, when the trade caused Jessie's Pumpkaboo to evolve into Gourgeist, Prince Pumpkaboo rejected her.

Minor appearances

A Pumpkaboo appeared as an image in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

A Trainer's Pumpkaboo appeared during a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY011 Pumpkaboo Ash's Pokédex Pumpkaboo, the Pumpkin Pokémon. Pumpkaboo's eyes can glow, which lights the way for travelers. They often sleep in the ground.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Pumpkaboo appeared in Assistant.

In the manga

 
Pumpkaboo in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Blue's Average Size Pumpkaboo appeared in Pinsir Glares, where he was with Diantha underneath some rubble to hide from the ultimate weapon's beam.

Aliana's Pumpkaboo first appeared in Mewtwo Angered.

In the TCG

Main article: Pumpkaboo (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #063
Hoenn
#—
X The pumpkin body is inhabited by a spirit trapped in this world. As the sun sets, it becomes restless and active.
Y It is said to carry wandering spirits to the place where they belong so they can move on.
Omega Ruby The pumpkin body is inhabited by a spirit trapped in this world. As the sun sets, it becomes restless and active.
Alpha Sapphire It is said to carry wandering spirits to the place where they belong so they can move on.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#191
Small Size
Sword When taking spirits to the afterlife, small Pumpkaboo prefer the spirits of children to those of adults.
Shield Small Pumpkaboo are said to be the product of areas where few lost souls lingered.
Average Size
Sword Spirits that wander this world are placed into Pumpkaboo's body. They're then moved on to the afterlife.
Shield The light that streams out from the holes in the pumpkin can hypnotize and control the people and Pokémon that see it.
Large Size
Sword When taking spirits to the afterlife, large Pumpkaboo prefer the spirits of adults to those of children.
Shield Large Pumpkaboo are said to be the product of areas where many lost souls lingered.
Super Size
Sword Supersized Pumpkaboo are very partial to the spirits of people who were of similarly superior proportions.
Shield Massive Pumpkaboo are said to be the product of areas where a great number of lost souls lingered.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Route 16, Friend Safari (Ghost)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
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
Route 4, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills
Dappled Grove, South Lake MilochSw, Watchtower Ruins, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 2
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 478
Event: Pokémon Safari (Fourth release)
Event: Pokémon Safari (12th release; Spooky)
Rumble World
Dark Land: Chilling Graveyard (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (All Areas)
Picross
Area 02: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Entei Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Greninja Sea, Entei SeaFinal,Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Outaway Cave


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XY Spooky 2014 Super Size Pumpkaboo American region Nintendo Network 50 October 1 to 31, 2014
XY Spooky 2014 Super Size Pumpkaboo PAL region Nintendo Network 50 October 1 to 31, 2014
XYORAS Pokémon Center Super Size Pumpkaboo Japanese region Nintendo Zone 50 October 10 to November 1, 2015

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
X Y   Miracle Seed (100%)*
Sword Shield   Miracle Seed (100%)*
Events*   Rocky Helmet (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Small Size
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
44
104 - 151 198 - 292
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
44
44 - 105 83 - 205
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
56
54 - 118 105 - 232
Total:
335
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
49
109 - 156 208 - 302
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
44
44 - 105 83 - 205
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
51
50 - 113 96 - 221
Total:
335
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
54
114 - 161 218 - 312
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
44
44 - 105 83 - 205
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
46
45 - 107 87 - 210
Total:
335
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
59
119 - 166 228 - 322
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
44
44 - 105 83 - 205
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
41
41 - 102 78 - 199
Total:
335
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 Trick-or-Treat Ghost Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
044 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
088 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
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pumpkaboo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pumpkaboo
  • 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 
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
TM92  TM92 Mystical Fire Fire Special 07575 100}}100% 10
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
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 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 Pumpkaboo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pumpkaboo
  • 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 Pumpkaboo 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 Pumpkaboo in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pumpkaboo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pumpkaboo
  • 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 Pumpkaboo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pumpkaboo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

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 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
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 Pumpkaboo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pumpkaboo
  • × 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: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 46, 48, 49 or 50
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#320
 

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#320
 

Swap+
Sometimes replaces three disruptions with this Pokémon.


Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 127 Base Attack: 122 Base Defense: 124
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: 50
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Grass Knot, Shadow Sneak, Foul Play
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #189
Pumpkaboo of several different sizes live in the Lental region. I’ve heard it said that their size depends on the number of souls they have trapped inside them.

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


Large 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 Pumpkaboo images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • A Super Size Pumpkaboo has a different cry from its other three forms, which is pitched lower.

Origin

Pumpkaboo is based on a pumpkin, specifically the ones carved into jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween. Pumpkins are also known for their variety of sizes, possibly contributing to the four sizes Pumpkaboo comes in. Considering its fangs, black upper body, and affiliation with Halloween, it may also be based on bats or black cats, which are also associated with the holiday.

Name origin

Pumpkaboo may be a combination of pumpkin and boo (a common word used to startle people) or peek-a-boo.

Bakeccha may be a combination of お化け obake (ghost) and 南瓜 kabocha (pumpkin).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese バケッチャ Bakeccha From お化け obake and 南瓜 kabocha
  French Pitrouille From petit, pitre, citrouille, and trouille
  Spanish Pumpkaboo Same as English name
  German Irrbis From Irrlicht and Kürbis
  Italian Pumpkaboo Same as English name
  Korean 호바귀 Hobagwi From 호박 (胡朴) hobak and 귀 (鬼) gwi
  Cantonese Chinese 南瓜精 Nàahmgwājīng From 南瓜 nàahmgwā and jīng
  Mandarin Chinese 南瓜精 Nánguājīng From 南瓜 nánguā and jīng


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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