Skeledirge (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Skeledirge
Singer Pokémon
ラウドボーン
Laudbon
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Skeledirge



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Type
Fire Ghost
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Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Unaware
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
719.8 lbs. 326.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
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IV
265
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
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Skeledirge (Japanese: ラウドボーン Laudbon) is a dual-type Fire/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves from Crocalor starting at level 36. It is the final form of Fuecoco.

Biology

Skeledirge is a large, red, crocodilian Pokémon covered in rectangular scales. Its belly is angular and has a white coloration flanked by black stripes on either side, resembling an open suit jacket and dress shirt. It also has various white-colored patterns on its head, lower jaw, neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs, and the cylindrical tip of its tail. The white coloration on the top of its head resembles a lute. Skeledirge has three black claws on each foot, and although it usually walks on all fours, it is capable of standing on its hind legs.

Skeledirge's head is delineated with a black circular shape at the top. It has black eyes with yellow irises and red eyelids, serrated jaws with purple insides, and various square and triangular patterns that come in red, orange, yellow, and purple. A wreath of solid orange-and-yellow fire energy emerges from the back of Skeledirge's jaws, which circles around its head.

There is an orange fiery bird resting on top of Skeledirge's head, which is a separate, independent entity from the Pokémon.[1] This bird is spherical, with a yellow face, white eyes, a short crest and tail, and a singular tiny pointed "foot" it balances itself on. It is said that the bird was born when the egg-shaped fireball Skeledirge had as a Crocalor gained a soul; this also gave Skeledirge its Ghost typing.[1] The bird can sometimes be seen pecking at Skeledirge's jaws.

Skeledirge has a meddlesome but caring personality. Its singing is gentle, but powerful and full of vitality, capable of soothing the souls of all who hears it. Opponents hearing its singing will feel warm and fulfilled inside, losing their will to battle.[1]

Skeledirge burns its enemies by unleashing flames that exceed the temperature of 5,400 °F (3,000 °C). As seen during its signature move Torch Song, when Skeledirge sings, the fiery bird transforms into a microphone-like shape, with its "foot" growing much longer towards the ground. Then, the bird powers up with the singing, gains fiery wings, and flies towards its enemy. Skeledirge is the only known Pokémon capable of learning Torch Song.

Evolution

Skeledirge evolves from Crocalor and is the final form of Fuecoco.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Fuecoco
 Fire 

 
First evolution
Crocalor
 Fire 

 
Second evolution
Skeledirge
 Fire  Ghost 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#6
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
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Scarlet The fiery bird changes shape when Skeledirge sings. Rumor has it that the bird was born when the fireball on Skeledirge’s head gained a soul.
Violet Skeledirge’s gentle singing soothes the souls of all that hear it. It burns its enemies to a crisp with flames of over 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit.


 
Skeledirge in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Evolve Crocalor


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
104
164 - 211 318 - 412
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Total:
530
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
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
Rem.Rem. Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
Rem.Rem.* Yawn Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
Evo.Evo. Torch Song Fire Special 08080 100100% 10
077 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
1010 Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
1212 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1717 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100100% 15
2424 Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
2828 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3232 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
3838 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4242 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
4747 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
4747 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
5858 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
6464 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skeledirge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skeledirge

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
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
TM019  TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM024  TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM038  TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
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
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
TM107  TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM118  TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM122  TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM144  TM144 Fire Pledge Fire Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM153  TM153 Blast Burn Fire Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM157  TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM165  TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM189  TM189 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM207  TM207 Temper Flare Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM215  TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM227  TM227 Alluring Voice Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skeledirge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Skeledirge

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
Slack Off Normal Status —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Skeledirge
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skeledirge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skeledirge

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
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 Skeledirge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skeledirge

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 232 Base Attack: 207 Base Defense: 178
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Incinerate, Bite
Charged Attacks: Flamethrower, Disarming Voice, Crunch, Shadow Ball

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Fuecoco
 Fire 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Crocalor
 Fire 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Skeledirge
 Fire  Ghost 


Sprites

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


In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A Skeledirge appeared in Breathe Together, under the ownership of a Trainer.

Biri-Biri

A Skeledirge appeared in the music video for Biri-Biri, under the ownership of Anna. It has access to Terastallization, and its Tera Type is Fire.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Skeledirge (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Skeledirge resembles a crocodile with a skull pattern or a calavera on its forehead. Its Fire typing may be inspired by the fact that crocodiles release excess heat through their mouths. Likes it pre-evolved form, its affinity to vocal performance could be based on the observed singing behavior in crocodilians during breeding and nesting times. It being a Ghost type crocodile could be a reference to several crocodile-related ghost stories present in Spanish folklore, such as the Catalonian Cocollona, the Lizard of Magdalena from Jaén, or the Drac de Na Coca, whose body can be found on display in Palma de Mallorca, from which the skeletal appearance of Skeledirge may take inspiration, due to the similar exposed skull in both. In particular, it may be based on the bogeyman-esque monster Cuca, which is typically depicted as an alligator hag with long messy hair in Brazilian culture, and as a crocodilian creature with a dome-shaped body in the Iberian Peninsula. The name may derive from a Celtic word for "skull" or "shell", and develops the meaning of "head" in colloquial Spanish or Portuguese. It also becomes the namesake for the coconut fruit and has been associated with the crocodile since the Age of Discovery. This reference may also be present in the design of Fuecoco and Crocalor.

Skeledirge's "suited" appearance and general behavior resemble a singer, such as those in rock music, mariachi, or opera. The hair like flames are also reminiscent of a conductor. Its signature move Torch Song may be a reference to the phrase "spitting fire" for a good vocal performance. Its overall design may also be inspired by the Día de Muertos holiday, with its face resembling a Calavera, and the fire energy around its neck resembling Mexican marigolds put on display to honor the dead. Its colorful look may be based on alebrije, a form of Mexican sculpture art depicting fantastical creatures in brightly colored patterns; or the trencadís works of art by Antoni Gaudí such as the salamander statue dubbed "El Drac" (lit. "The Dragon"), located in Park Güell, Barcelona, as well as his architecture as a whole, which is usually very related to bones, being the Casa Batlló and the back of the Sagrada Família the most recognizable cases.

Skeledirge and the "hatched" fiery bird on its head may be based on a Nile crocodile and its supposed cleaning symbiosis with the Egyptian plover. The location of the bird might also be inspired by the bulbous protuberance at the tip of male gharials' snouts, which enables them to produce certain sounds. Alternatively, its Ghost typing could draw inspiration from the Egyptian deity Sobek, or more specifically Sobek-Ra in in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt. The fire bird may also vaguely represent the acquired godhead of Horus or Ra in Sobek, as both deities are depicted with bird heads. It may also be inspired by the Phoenix, which is said to resurrect from its ashes. Another inspiration may be the Rooster of Barcelos, which also allegedly resurrected.

Name origin

Skeledirge may be a combination of skeleton and dirge (a type of song or hymn performed in mourning, such as during funerals).

Laudbon may be a combination of laúd (Spanish lute, a musical instrument), loud, and bone.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ラウドボーン Laudbon From laúd, loud, and bone
  French Flâmigator From flamme, âme, and alligator
  Spanish Skeledirge Same as English name
  German Skelokrok From Skelett and Krokodil
  Italian Skeledirge Same as English name
  Korean 라우드본 Raudeubon Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 骨紋巨聲鱷 / 骨纹巨声鳄 Gǔwénjùshēng'è From 骨紋 / 骨纹 gǔwén, 巨聲 / 巨声 jùshēng, and 鱷魚 / 鳄魚 èyú
  Cantonese Chinese 骨纹巨声鳄 Gwātmàhngeuihsēngngohk From 骨紋 gwāt, 巨聲 geuihsēng, and 鱷魚 ngohkyùh


See also

References

External links

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