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Bewear (キテルグマ Kiteruguma) is a Normal/Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

Biology

Physiology

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Behavior

Despite trying to show their friendliness by waving their paws to humans, it is better not to get close to them because they have incredible power that can crush humans' bones, meaning that they are one of Alola's most dangerous Pokémon.

Natural abilities

Bewear has immense strength, and its spine-crushing hugs have killed many unwary trainers. It has been shown to be capable of tearing full-sized trees in half, able to run fast enough to walk on the surface of the water, and to leap great distances from the tops of tall buildings.

Evolution

Bewear evolves from Stufful at Level 27.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun and Moon Evolve Stufful, Poni Gauntlet Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    This immensely dangerous Pokémon possesses overwhelming physical strength. Its habitat is generally off-limits.

  • Moon

    This Pokémon has the habit of hugging its companions. Many Trainers have left this world after their spines were squashed by its hug.

  • Ultra Sun

    It waves its hands wildly in intimidation and warning. Life is over for anyone who doesn’t run away as fast as possible.

  • Ultra Moon

    It boasts tremendous physical strength. Many people call it the most dangerous Pokémon in the Alola region.

  • Sword

    Once it accepts you as a friend, it tries to show its affection with a hug. Letting it do that is dangerous, for it could easily shatter your bones.

  • Shield

    The moves it uses to take down its prey would make a martial artist jealous. It tucks subdued prey under its arms to carry them to its nest.


Stats

Bewear's Stats
HP
120
Attack
125
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
55
Sp. Def
60
Speed
60
Total
500

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Evo Bind 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
1 Bind 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Baby-Doll Eyes 100% 30 Fairy Status
1 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
12 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
16 Endure —% 10 Normal Status
20 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
24 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
30 Flail 100% 15 Normal Physical
36 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
42 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
48 Pain Split —% 20 Normal Status
54 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
60 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Bind 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Status
1 Leer 100% 20 Normal Status
5 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
10 Baby-Doll Eyes 100% 30 Fairy Status
14 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
19 Flail 100% 15 Normal Physical
23 Payback 50 100% 15 Dark Physical
30 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
36 Hammer Arm 100 95% 10 Fighting Physical
43 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
49 Pain Split —% 20 Normal Status
56 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
62 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt —% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Bewear can learn, refer to Stufful.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bind USUM 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Main article: Bewear (anime)

Bewear (the female ones as revealed in SM096 below) meets Ash and his Pikachu in "Alola to New Adventure!" When Ash waves back, she gets disturbed and starts slashing trees with her paw. Frightened, Ash and Pikachu run away.

She is also part of new running gag for Team Rocket once they arrive in the Alola region in "Loading the Dex". Instead of blasting off into the sky like they often do, they get carried off by Bewear.

In SM096, Bewear is revealed to have a long-lost child Stufful, whom they got separated for long where the latter was found and rescued by Wicke of Aether Foundation, the taken to the shelter in Aether Paradise, until they finally reunite during Team Rocket's second infiltration in that place.

Trivia

  • While all of Lusamine's Pokémon have more aggressive facial expressions in the Ultra Dimension battle, her Bewear retains its clueless stare.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Bewear is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Brutal Swing.

Origin

Bewear appears to be based on a red panda, as well as a person in a mascot costume or fursuit (possibly referring to Pokémon's popularity in the furry fandom). Its fondness for honey as seen in the anime may be based on the character Winnie the Pooh (which is reflected in its Shiny coloration). Its violent behavior despite its cute appearance may be a reference to the anime Aggressive Retsuko (whose original incarnation premiered on the Japanese channel TBS in 2016, the same year that Sun and Moon were released), in which the titular character, a red panda working as an accountant in Japan, releases stress caused by her annoying coworkers by singing death metal about what annoys her so she can get back to work.

Etymology

Bewear might be a combination of bear, beware, and wear, referring to its mascot suit-like appearance.

Names in other languages

  • English, Italian and Spanish: Bewear
  • French: Chelours
  • German: Kosturso
  • Chinese: 穿着熊 (Mainland, simplified) / 穿著熊 (Mainland, traditional / Taiwan)
  • Korean: 이븐곰

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