Spoink (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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#326: Grumpig Grumpig
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Spoink (disambiguation).
Spoink
Bounce Pokémon
バネブー
Baneboo
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Spoink



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Thick Fat or Own Tempo Cacophony
Cacophony
Gluttony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Spoink
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
67.5 lbs. 30.6 kg
Spoink
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
89
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
66
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Spoink
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
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Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png
Footprint
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
70
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Spoink (Japanese: バネブー Baneboo) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Grumpig starting at level 32.

Biology

Spoink is a gray, pig-like Pokémon. It has dark, circular eyes, a large gray nose, and small ears. It has stubby arms and possesses no hind legs. Motion is achieved by bouncing on its spring-like tail. The bouncing has a vital function, in that it keeps its heart beating. Even while it is sleeping, it continues to bounce. It wears a pearl produced by Clamperl on top of its head, which amplifies its psychic powers. Spoink will be weakened without a pearl, and always searches for bigger pearls. In the anime it was shown to easily mistake other round objects as its pearl. It lives in mountainous areas. It likes to eat mushrooms that grow underground.

In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Spoink (recurring)
 
The recurring Spoink in the anime

Spoink debuted in Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend. Ash and his friends first encountered it without its pearl while having breakfast. After scanning his Pokédex, Ash learned that Spoink become tired without their pearls, so he and his friends agreed to help find its pearl. The group soon recovered the pearl, but Spoink lost it again after a confrontation with Team Rocket.

Spoink reappeared in Clamperl of Wisdom. Ash and his friends were sailing to Maisie Island when they spotted Spoink out at sea. A rogue wave knocked Spoink into the ocean, but the group was able to use a life preserver ring to save it. While it was bouncing around on deck, Spoink tripped and lost its pearl out at sea. Despite the efforts of Torkoal and the group's Water-type Pokémon, they were unable to recover the pearl.

The group later met Isaiah, a researcher who specializes in Clamperl. Team Rocket attempted to steal Isaiah's rare blue pearl, but Spoink ended up with the item. Spoink went on to befriend a wild Clamperl and exchanged the blue pearl for Clamperl's pink pearl. Ash, his friends, and Spoink went on to defeat Team Rocket after they stole Clamperl and the blue pearl. Spoink then started to meditate and was able to recover Isaiah's blue pearl in exchange for its pink pearl. However, the kind act left Spoink without a pearl. Realizing the situation, Clamperl gave Spoink the pink pearl as thanks.

Its known moves are Psychic, Confuse Ray, and Psybeam.

Other
 
Spoink in the anime

Multiple Spoink appeared in An Oasis of Hope!, including one that helped Ash and his friends save its own friends from a bully Grumpig.

Minor appearances

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, Ash used a Spoink provided by the Pokémon Summer Academy for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

In A Marathon Rivalry!, a Trainer's Spoink competed in the Pokéathlon held in Camellia Town.

Multiple Spoink appeared in Beyond the Rainbow!.

Two Spoink appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!. One was under the ownership of a Psychic, while the other was owned by a Trainer.

A Trainer's Spoink appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG079 Spoink Ash's Pokédex Spoink, the Bounce Pokémon. Spoink bounces about on its tail. The pearl upon its head helps to magnify its psychic powers. If the Spoink loses its pearl, it grows extremely tired.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY061 Spoink Serena's Pokédex Spoink, the Bounce Pokémon. Spoink moves around by bouncing on its tail. Its psychic powers are made stronger by the pearl on its head.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Spoink was fleeing from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

A Spoink appeared in PMDP09.

Pokémon Adventures

Tate and Liza each own a Spoink, both of whom first appeared in With a Spoink in Your Step I. They were used to train Ruby and Sapphire on Mirage Island in a Tag Battle.

The Battle Tower rented a Spoink, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

A Trainer's Spoink appeared in The Final Dimensional Duel II.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

A Spoink appeared in Return to Hareta's Home Forest!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Spoink appeared in The Greatest Invention?!.

In the TCG

Main article: Spoink (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#110
Kanto
#—
Ruby Spoink bounces around on its tail. The shock of its bouncing makes its heart pump. As a result, this Pokémon cannot afford to stop bouncing - if it stops, its heart will stop.
Sapphire Spoink keeps a pearl on top of its head. The pearl functions to amplify this Pokémon's psychokinetic powers. It is therefore on a constant search for a bigger pearl.
Emerald A Pokémon that manipulates psychic power at will. It doesn't stop bouncing even when it is asleep. It loves eating mushrooms that grow underground.
FireRed It apparently dies if it stops bouncing about. It carries a pearl from Clamperl on its head.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It bounces constantly, using its tail as a spring. The shock of bouncing keeps its heart beating.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It bounces around on its tail to keep its heart pumping. It carries a pearl from Clamperl on its head.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #206
Black It bounces constantly, using its tail like a spring. The shock of bouncing keeps its heart beating.
White
Black 2 Using its tail like a spring, it keeps its heart beating by bouncing constantly. If it stops, it dies.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #007
Hoenn
#115
X It bounces constantly, using its tail like a spring. The shock of bouncing keeps its heart beating.
Y It bounces around on its tail to keep its heart pumping. It carries a pearl from Clamperl on its head.
Omega Ruby Spoink bounces around on its tail. The shock of its bouncing makes its heart pump. As a result, this Pokémon cannot afford to stop bouncing—if it stops, its heart will stop.
Alpha Sapphire Spoink keeps a pearl on top of its head. The pearl functions to amplify this Pokémon's psychokinetic powers. It is therefore on a constant search for a bigger pearl.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It bounces constantly, using its tail like a spring. The shock of bouncing keeps its heart beating.
Shining Pearl


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Jagged Pass
Emerald
Jagged Pass
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 214 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 214 (Swarm)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest (Hoenn Sound)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2
Reversal Mountain
White 2
Trade
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Jagged Pass
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Grumpig
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 214 (Swarm)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 15, Endless Level 36, Forever Level 21, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Howling Forest (1F-8F), Solar Cave (1F-5F)
Ranger
Kisara Plain
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (1F-7F)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (1F-7F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Firebreathing Mountain, Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Rumbling Magnetic Motors, Chill Battle: Fever!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Th
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 304
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Bastion of Beginnings (Entrance, Center, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Spoink Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl   Tanga Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Tanga Berry (5%)
Black 2 White 2   Persim Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
330
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
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Spoink is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 —% 40
077 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1010 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
1414 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
1515 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1818 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2121 Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 —% 15
2626 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
2929 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
2929 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
3333 Snore Normal Special 05050 100100% 15
3838 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100100% 10
4040 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
4444 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spoink
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spoink
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM04  TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM16  TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM29  TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33  TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48  TM48 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM57  TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM67  TM67 Recycle Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM73  TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM85  TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM86  TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM92  TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spoink
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spoink
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
      
 
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
     Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
   Future Sight Psychic Special 120 100% 10
   Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
  Simple Beam Normal Status 100% 15
  Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
  Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
      
 
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Spoink 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 Spoink in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spoink
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spoink
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spoink
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spoink
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.5%
Friend Area: Mt. Deepgreen
Phrases
51%-100% HP If I don't keep bouncing, I lose my life!
26%-50% HP Uh-oh! My HP is halfway down!
1%-25% HP Help me... I'm running out of energy to bounce...
Level up I leveled up! It puts me in a bouncy mood!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry R-030
Spoink constantly hops in a rhythmic manner. Watch out for sudden high jumps.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#458
 

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 125 Base Defense: 122
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Splash, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Psybeam, Shadow Ball, Mirror Coat

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Spoink
 Psychic 
 
Level 32
 
First evolution
Grumpig
 Psychic 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
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
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Spoink images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Despite Pokédex entries saying that it would die if it stopped bouncing, it has been seen not bouncing many times in the anime.
  • Despite Pokédex entries saying that its pearl comes from a Clamperl, a Shiny Spoink's pearl is gray, but a Shiny Clamperl's pearl is gold.

Origin

The inspiration for Spoink may be the Biblical phrase "...neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you" from Matthew 7:6. The pearls were supposed to represent wisdom given to an audience who would not appreciate the teachings. Spoink and Grumpig appear to instead use those pearls of wisdom to enhance their psychic powers. Spoink might also be a literal interpretation of a spring pig (in pig farming, spring is the ideal season for birth). Having a spring instead of legs may be a reference to a jack-in-the-box. Its affinity for underground mushrooms, as noted by its Emerald Pokédex entry, is characteristic of a truffle hog.

Name origin

Spoink may be a combination of spring and oink (grunting sound of a pig).

Baneboo may be a combination of 発条 bane (spring) and ブーブー būbū (onomatopoeia for oinking).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese バネブー Baneboo From 発条 bane and ブーブー būbū
  French Spoink Same as English name
  Spanish Spoink Same as English name
  German Spoink Same as English name
  Italian Spoink Same as English name
  Korean 피그점프 Pigjump From pig and jump
  Mandarin Chinese 跳跳豬 / 跳跳猪 Tiàotiàozhū From tiào and 豬 / 猪 zhū
  Cantonese Chinese 跳跳豬 Tiutiujyū From tiu and jyū


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