Scream Tail (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Scream Tail
Paradox Pokémon
サケブシッポ
Sakebushippo
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Scream Tail



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fairy Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Protosynthesis Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
50 (12.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
50 cycles
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Weight
17.6 lbs. 8.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
285
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Scream Tail
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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0
Sp.Def
0
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0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
0
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Scream Tail (Japanese: サケブシッポ Sakebushippo) is a dual-type Fairy/Psychic Paradox Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

While not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it is said to be a relative of Jigglypuff[1] from the ancient past or a version of it[2] from a different timeline.

Biology

 
A Scream Tail screaming

Scream Tail is a pink Pokémon with a spherical body. It has pointed ears with black insides and small tufts of hair beneath them, tiny fangs, and large, yellow eyes with markings that resemble some form of makeup. On top of its head is a very long curled tuft of fur that extends down its back and is a darker shade of pink on the end, resembling a tail. It also has an actual tail on its backside.

Scream Tail is capable of levitating itself, as opposed to walking. In an article from an October issue of Occulture magazine, Scream Tail is described as a creature lurking somewhere in a Paldean forest, having the appearance of a Jigglypuff but with a ferocious aggression that leads it to attack anyone who comes near. Its primitive appearance and savage nature have prompted rumors that it could be a Jigglypuff from 1,000,000,000 years ago. Scream Tail is named after a creature in the Scarlet Book that is described as having a distinctive tail and scream.

According to AI Sada, Scream Tail is an ancient Pokémon related to Jigglypuff. However, according to a Sada brought to the Crystal Pool by Terapagos, Scream Tail is a counterpart of Jigglypuff from another timeline. Its true origin is unknown. Scream Tail were brought to the depths of Area Zero by a time machine built by Professor Sada ten years ago.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Scream Tail (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#377
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet There has been only one reported sighting of this Pokémon. It resembles a mysterious creature depicted in an old expedition journal.
Violet It resembles a mysterious Pokémon described in a paranormal magazine as a Jigglypuff from one billion years ago.


 
Scream Tail in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet
Area Zero
Violet
Union Circle


In side games

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SV CoroCoro Scream Tail All Online 75 January 15 to March 14, 2024

Held items

Games Held items
Scarlet Violet

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
115
175 - 222 340 - 434
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
99
93 - 166 182 - 326
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
111
104 - 179 204 - 353
Total:
570
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
011 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
077 Howl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
1414 Noble Roar Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
2121 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2828 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3535 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
4242 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
4949 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
5656 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100100% 10
6363 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
7070 Wish Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
7777 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
8484 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
9191 Boomburst Normal Special 140140 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scream Tail
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scream Tail

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008  TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM041  TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 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
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM063  TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067  TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079  TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM080  TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122  TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132  TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM138  TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM139  TM139 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM180  TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM201  TM201 Misty Explosion Fairy Special 100100 100}}100% 5
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM218  TM218 Expanding Force Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM228  TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scream Tail
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Scream Tail

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Scream Tail
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scream Tail
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scream Tail

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0985.png Base HP: 251 Base Attack: 139 Base Defense: 234
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Scream Tail
 Fairy  Psychic 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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  For other sprites and images, please see Scream Tail images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Scream Tail is the only Paradox Pokémon whose apparent relative was never considered a fully evolved Pokémon.
    • It has the largest increase in base stat total from its apparent relative, with an increase of 300 points.
    • It has the largest disparity in size with its apparent relative, being 2.4 times taller.
  • Scream Tail's official artwork from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet resembles Jigglypuff's official artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • The magazine Occulture mentions rumors that hypothesize Scream Tail as a Jigglypuff from one billion years ago. This is longer than real-world multicellular life is thought to have existed on Earth, as the first of them could only have appeared around 600 million years ago.[3]

Origin

Scream Tail is based on Jigglypuff. Its hostile nature, screeching voice, and sharp teeth could stem from bats or vampires. Its appearance also resembles the stereotypical depiction of a cave man. The vampire motif could be reinforced as a supernatural connection with Scream Tail's golden eyes as opposed to Jigglypuff's bright blue eyes. Given the Paradox Pokémon's association with sensational paranormal tabloids, Scream Tail may also draw inspiration from Bat Boy.

Name origin

Scream Tail is literally scream tail.

Sakebushippo can be taken literally as 叫ぶ尻尾 sakebu shippo (screaming tail).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese サケブシッポ Sakebushippo From 叫ぶ尻尾 sakebu shippo
  French Hurle-Queue From hurler and queue
  Spanish Colagrito From cola and grito
  German Brüllschweif From brüllen and Schweif
  Italian Codaurlante From coda and urlante
  Korean 우렁찬꼬리 Ureongchankkori From 우렁찬꼬리 ureongchan kkori
  Mandarin Chinese 吼叫尾 Hǒujiàowěi From 吼叫 hǒujiào and wěi
  Cantonese Chinese 吼叫尾 Haugiuméih From 吼叫 haugiu and méih


Related articles

References

  1. AI SadaS/AI TuroV: "Through analysis of its genetic makeup, as well as its behavioral patterns...I came to realize that what I had discovered was in fact an ancientS/futuristicV form of Cyclizar, the Pokémon commonly ridden in this region." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  2. Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV: "I am researching methods to catch Pokémon that live in different timelines, so I might transport them to the present day in my own timeline." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk)
  3. https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/how-did-multicellular-life-evolve/

External links

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