Runerigus (Pokémon)

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Runerigus
Grudge Pokémon
デスバーン
Deathbarn
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Runerigus



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Ghost
Unknown Unknown
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Ability
Wandering Spirit Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Mineral and Amorphous
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
146.8 lbs. 66.6 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
169
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
50
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Runerigus (Japanese: デスバーン Deathbarn) is a dual-type Ground/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Galarian Yamask when the player travels under the stone bridge in Dusty Bowl after Yamask takes at least 49 HP in damage (even if healed) without fainting. Taking damage from certain sources, such as self inflicted Curse damage or weather effects, does not contribute to the 49 HP damage requirement.

Biology

Runerigus is a Pokémon composed of an oblong, irregularly-shaped clay slab, with an outline of a stylized serpent with sharp teeth painted onto it in red. Two sections of the slab at the upper left and upper right side, along with a piece bearing the serpent's head and a small piece bearing the tip of the image's tail, have broken off and are held in place by shadowy black tendrils that form its arms, neck, and tail respectively; the "tail" fragment also resembles the piece carried by Galarian Yamask. It has five black fingers on each hand, which extend from the ends of the fragments forming its arms. It has a single purple eye located in the same spot as the painting's eye.

Runerigus was formed from a painting imbued with an ancient curse, which was activated by absorbing the spirit of a Yamask and brought the painting to life. Anyone that touches its shadowy body will have the memories behind its painting's creation forced onto them.

In the anime

 
Runerigus in the anime

Major appearances

Runerigus debuted in JN113, under the ownership of Shunya. It was used to battle Goh and Gary, alongside Lyla's Sandaconda, before being defeated by Blastoise and Cinderace.

Minor appearances


In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Runerigus (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#328
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword A powerful curse was woven into an ancient painting. After absorbing the spirit of a Yamask, the painting began to move.
Shield Never touch its shadowlike body, or you'll be shown the horrific memories behind the picture carved into it.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable



Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
58
118 - 165 226 - 320
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
483
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 ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
Evo.Evo. Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
1212 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 Crafty Shield Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2828 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3232 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3838 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
5050 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5656 Power Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
5656 Guard Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
6262 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Runerigus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Runerigus

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   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
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
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM47  TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM61  TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71  TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM86  TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 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
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40  TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR54  TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR83  TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Runerigus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Runerigus

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
   
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Runerigus 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 Runerigus in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Runerigus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Runerigus

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Runerigus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Runerigus

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 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 Runerigus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Runerigus

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 151 Base Attack: 163 Base Defense: 237
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish
Charged Attacks: Rock Tomb, Sand Tomb, Shadow Ball

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Yamask
 Ground  Ghost 
 
Travel under the stone bridge
in Dusty Bowl after taking at least 49 HP
in damage from attacks without fainting
 
First evolution
Runerigus
 Ground  Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Runerigus images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Runerigus may be based on runestones, large stones engraved by Vikings used to commemorate the lives of notable people and events, such as the England runestones erected in remembrance of Vikings who travelled to England and died there. Many of the discovered runestones had motifs in the shape of serpents or dragons; Runerigus's motif may specifically be based on Jörmungandr, the World Serpent of Norse mythology who was sometimes depicted on runestones, or Apep, the serpentine primordial embodiment of chaos in Egyptian mythology. Runestones were also believed to have mystical properties that conveyed powers of protection, wealth, and victory, and some runestones had curses inscribed on them, warning that anyone who damages or moves them would be doomed to death or being an outcast.

The method to evolve a Galarian Yamask may be inspired by funeral rites in different culture. The fact that Galarian Yamask evolves into Runerigus after taking at least 49 HP in damage could be a very subtle reference to the antarābhava, a Buddhist concept of Purgatory after death and before reincarnation; this process of Buddhist Purgatory is said to last 49 days. The location of evolution, namely the stone arch in Dusty Bowl, resembles a dolmen, while the arrangement of surrounding monoliths resemble that of a stone ship.

Name origin

Runerigus may be a combination of rune and egregious or Cofagrigus.

Deathbarn may be a combination of death, 板 ban (slab), and Desukarn.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese デスバーン Deathbarn From death and ban
  French Tutétékri From Tutankhamun and a pun of tout est écrit
  Spanish Runerigus Same as English name
  German Oghnatoll From Ogham, Echnatoll, and a pun of Och, na toll!
  Italian Runerigus Same as English name
  Korean 데스판 Despan From death and 판 (板) pan
  Mandarin Chinese 死神板 Sǐshénbǎn*
迭失板 Diéshībǎn*
From 死神 sǐshén and bǎn
From the transcription of Japanese name, shī and bǎn
  Cantonese Chinese 死神板 Séisàhnbáan From 死神 séisàhn and báan


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