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Torkoal #324: Torkoal
Pokémon
#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
#325
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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Weight
67.5 lbs. 30.6 kg
Spoink
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F325.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
70
External Links

Spoink (Japanese: バネブー Baneboo) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Grumpig starting at level 32.

Contents

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

In the 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 becomes 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.

In Pokémon Generations

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

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Spoink appeared in PMDP09.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

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

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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

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 Plains
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 Tanga Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Tanga Berry Tanga Berry (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Persim Berry 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Spoink's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS325.png PinRSani325.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani325.png
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
MDP E 325.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
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
Rush325Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT325.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#458
Shuffle325.png

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO325.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 125 Base Defense: 122
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Spoink Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Splash, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Psybeam, Shadow Ball, Mirror Coat

Evolution

325Spoink.png
Unevolved
Spoink
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 32
326Grumpig.png
First evolution
Grumpig
 Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 325.png Spr b 3r 325.png Spr 3e 325.png Spr b 3r 325.png Spr 3r 325.png Spr b 3r 325.png
Spr 3r 325 s.png Spr b 3r 325 s.png Spr 3e 325 s.png Spr b 3r 325 s.png Spr 3r 325 s.png Spr b 3r 325 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 325.png Spr b 4d 325.png Spr 4d 325.png Spr b 4d 325.png Spr 4d 325.png Spr b 4d 325.png
Spr 4d 325 s.png Spr b 4d 325 s.png Spr 4d 325 s.png Spr b 4d 325 s.png Spr 4d 325 s.png Spr b 4d 325 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 325.png Spr b 5b 325.png Spr 5b 325.png Spr b 5b 325.png
Spr 5b 325 s.png Spr b 5b 325 s.png Spr 5b 325 s.png Spr b 5b 325 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 325.png Spr b 6x 325.png Spr 6x 325.png Spr b 6x 325.png
Spr 6x 325 s.png Spr b 6x 325 s.png Spr 6x 325 s.png Spr b 6x 325 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 325.png Spr b 7s 325.png Spr 7s 325.png Spr b 7s 325.png
Spr 7s 325 s.png Spr b 7s 325 s.png Spr 7s 325 s.png Spr b 7s 325 s.png
Front Back Front Back
325MS6.png 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 (the sound a pig makes).

Baneboo may be a combination of 発条 bane (spring) and ブーブー būbū (the sound of grumbling or oinking). Boo may also be a shortening of 豚 buta (pig).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バネブー Baneboo From 発条 bane and ブーブー būbū or buta
France Flag.png French Spoink Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Spoink Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Spoink Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Spoink Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 피그점프 Pigjump From the English words pig and jump
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 跳跳豬 / 跳跳猪 Tiàotiàozhū Literally "Jumping pig"


External links


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