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Cubone (カラカラ Karakara) is a Ground-Type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Cubone, known as the Lonely Pokémon, appears to be a small, brown, dinosaur-like Pokémon that constantly wears its skull like helmet. The skull masks its true face from view, which makes it a puzzlement for many Trainers and researchers. Its cries echo within the skull and it comes out as a pained and sad melody. On the night of a full moon, it cries, for it seems to recognize its mother's face in the moon. Its tears create stains on the skull. Cubone has a plump body with a paler-colored underbelly, with strong, clawed limbs to carry a bone as a weapon around wherever it goes. Cubone has a single, nailed toe on each foot, with two spikes on its back. A small tail is also present for balance, but it can be used for attacking.

Natural abilities

Cubone's real face has never been seen before, thanks to its bone mask. When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle loudly.

Evolution

Cubone evolves into Marowak at level 28.

In Alola, it evolves into Alolan Marowak at night starting at level 28.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Pokémon Tower Common
Yellow Pokémon Tower and Safari Zone Common
Gold and Silver Rock Tunnel Common
Crystal Rock Tunnel, Goldenrod City Game Corner Unlimited
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Pokémon Tower and Sevault Canyon Rare
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Route 203 Swarm
Platinum Route 203 Swarm
HeartGold and SoulSilver Rock Tunnel, Safari Zone Common
Black and White Breed Marowak None
X and Y Glittering Cave, Friend Safari Uncommon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Wela Volcano Park Uncommon
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Pokémon Tower Common
Sword and Shield Trade None
SWSH
The Isle of Armor
Forest of Focus, Warm-Up Tunnel
Max Raid Battles: Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, Potbottom Desert, Stepping-Stone Sea
Common

Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 11,
Forever Level 11,
Pair Trozei,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Starter Pokémon
Southern Cavern (5F-10F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Northern Desert (1F-7F)
Pokémon Rumble Tower of Eternity


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    Because it never removes its skull helmet, no one has ever seen this Pokémon's real face.

  • Yellow

    Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody.

  • Gold

    If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes, and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.

  • Silver

    It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.

  • Crystal

    It lost its mother after its birth. It wears its mother's skull, never revealing its true face.

  • Ruby

    Cubone pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull the Pokémon wears are made by the tears it sheds.

  • Sapphire

    Cubone pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull the Pokémon wears are made by the tears it sheds.

  • FireRed

    It wears the skull of its dead mother on its head. When it becomes lonesome, it is said to cry loudly.

  • LeafGreen

    Because it never removes its skull helmet, no one has ever seen this Pokémon's real face.

  • Emerald

    It pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull it wears are from its tears.

  • Diamond

    When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.

  • Pearl

    When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.

  • Platinum

    When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.

  • HeartGold

    If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes, and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.

  • SoulSilver

    It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.

  • Black

    When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.

  • White

    When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.

  • Black 2

    When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.

  • White 2

    When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.

  • X

    It wears the skull of its dead mother on its head. When it becomes lonesome, it is said to cry loudly.

  • Y

    It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.

  • Omega Ruby

    Cubone pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull the Pokémon wears are made by the tears it sheds.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Cubone pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull the Pokémon wears are made by the tears it sheds.

  • Sun

    When it thinks of its deceased mother, it weeps loudly. Mandibuzz that hear its cries will attack it from the air.

  • Moon

    The skull it wears on its head is that of its dead mother. According to some, it will evolve when it comes to terms with the pain of her death.

  • Ultra Sun

    At night, it weeps loudly for its dead mother, but those cries only attract its natural enemy—Mandibuzz.

  • Ultra Moon

    It wears its mother’s skull on its head, so no one knows what its bare face looks like. However, it’s clear that it’s always crying.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody.

  • Sword

    When the memory of its departed mother brings it to tears, its cries echo mournfully within the skull it wears on its head.

  • Shield

    This Pokémon wears the skull of its deceased mother. Sometimes Cubone's dreams make it cry, but each tear Cubone sheds makes it stronger.


Stats

Cubone's Stats
HP
50
Attack
50
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
50
Speed
35
Total
320

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
3 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Bone Club 65 85% 20 Ground Physical
11 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
13 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
17 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
21 Bonemerang 50 90% 10 Ground Physical
23 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
27 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
31 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
33 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
37 Stomping Tantrum 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
41 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
43 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
47 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
51 Bone Rush 25 90% 10 Ground 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 VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
3 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
7 Bone Club 65 85% 20 Ground Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
11 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
13 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
17 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
21 Bonemerang 50 90% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
23 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 1 3 ♥
27 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
31 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
33 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
37 Bone Rush 25 90% 10 Ground Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
41 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
43 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
47 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
3 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Bone Club 65 85% 20 Ground Physical
11 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
13 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
17 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
21 Bonemerang 50 90% 10 Ground Physical
23 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
27 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
31 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
33 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
37 Bone Rush 25 90% 10 Ground Physical
41 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
43 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
47 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal 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 IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
3 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2
7 Bone Club 65 85% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2
11 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 2
13 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 3
17 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 1
21 Bonemerang 50 90% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
23 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
27 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 1
31 Thrash 90 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 2
33 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
37 Bone Rush 25 80% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
41 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2
43 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 0
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 III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
9 Bone Club 65 85% 20 Ground Tough 2 1 ♥
13 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 3 ♥
17 Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
21 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
25 Bonemerang 50 90% 10 Ground Tough 4 0 ♥
29 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
33 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
37 Thrash 90 100% 20 Normal Tough 4 4 ♥
41 Bone Rush 25 80% 10 Ground Tough 4 0 ♥
45 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
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 II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal
9 Bone Club 65 85% 20 Ground
13 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
17 Leer 100% 30 Normal
21 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal
25 Bonemerang 50 90% 10 Ground
29 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
33 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal
37 Thrash 90 100% 20 Normal
41 Bone Rush 25 80% 10 Ground
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 I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1RGB
1Y
Growl 100% 40 Normal
1RGB
10Y
Bone Club 65 85% 20 Ground
N/ARGB
13Y
Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal
N/ARGB
18Y
Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
25RGB
25Y
Leer 100% 30 Normal
31RGB
31Y
Focus Energy —% 30 Normal
38RGB
38Y
Thrash 90 100% 20 Normal
43RGB
43Y
Bonemerang 50 90% 10 Ground
46RGB
46Y
Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
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/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock 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
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
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
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark 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.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 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
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Smart 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM41 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM48 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
TM18 Counter 100% 20 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Fissure 30% 5 Ground
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
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

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ancient Power Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Amaura, Aurorus 60 100% 5 Rock Special
Belly Drum Snorlax —% 10 Normal Status
Chip Away Nidoking, Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Cranidos, Rampardos, Druddigon 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
CurseUSUM Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Bergmite, Avalugg —% 10 Ghost Status
Detect Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile —% 5 Fighting Status
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
Endure Shieldon, Bastiodon, Turtonator —% 10 Normal Status
Iron Head Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Shieldon, Bastiodon 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Perish Song Lapras —% 5 Normal Status
Screech Lickitung, Lickilicky, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Cranidos, Rampardos 85% 40 Normal Status
Skull Bash Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Avalugg 130 100% 10 Normal 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Ancient Power Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Amaura, Aurorus 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
Belly Drum Snorlax —% 10 Normal Status Cute 6 0 ♥
Chip Away Nidoking, Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Cranidos, Rampardos, Druddigon 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Detect Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure Shieldon, Bastiodon —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Iron Head Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Shieldon, Bastiodon 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Perish Song Lapras —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Screech Lickitung, Lickilicky, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Cranidos, Rampardos 85% 40 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Skull Bash Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Avalugg 130 100% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
AncientPower Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon 60 100% 5 Rock Special
Belly Drum Snorlax —% 10 Normal Status
Chip Away Nidoking, Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Cranidos, Rampardos, Druddigon 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
Detect Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile —% 5 Fighting Status
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
Endure Shieldon, Bastiodon —% 10 Normal Status
Iron Head Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Shieldon, Bastiodon 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Perish Song Lapras —% 5 Normal Status
Screech Lickitung, Lickilicky, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Cranidos, Rampardos 85% 40 Normal Status
Skull Bash Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise 100 100% 15 Normal 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
AncientPower Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Belly Drum Snorlax —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
DetectHGSS Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 0
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2
Iron Head Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Shieldon, Bastiodon 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 2
Perish Song Lapras —% 5 Normal Status Beauty 2
Rock Slide Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
Screech Lickitung, Lickilicky, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Cranidos, Rampardos 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 2
Skull Bash Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise 100 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1
Swords Dance * Rhyhorn —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
AncientPower * Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 60 100% 5 Rock Tough 1 0 ♥
Belly Drum Snorlax —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Perish Song Lapras —% 5 Normal Beauty 2 1 ♥
Rock Slide Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Screech Lickitung, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud 85% 40 Normal Smart 1 3 ♥
Skull Bash Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise 100 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Swords Dance * Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Rhyhorn, Rhydon —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
AncientPower * Totodile 60 100% 5 Rock
Belly Drum Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Lickitung, Snorlax —% 10 Normal
Perish Song Lapras —% 5 Normal
Rock Slide Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 75 90% 10 Rock
Screech Lickitung, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 85% 40 Normal
Skull Bash Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise 100 100% 15 Normal
Swords Dance C Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Lickitung —% 30 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick B2W2 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Endeavor HGSSPt 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 2
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Iron Defense HGSSPt —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Low Kick HGSS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 3
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Uproar HGSSPt 50 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch E 75 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 3 0 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Flamethrower C 95 100% 15 Fire
Ice Beam C 95 100% 10 Ice
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

Goh's Cubone

In the anime, Cubone first appeared in "The School of Hard Knocks" under the ownership of a pretty yet snobby Pokémon Academy student named Giselle, who battled her Cubone against Ash's Pikachu. A Cubone was among the four Pokémon that were causing trouble for Pikachu and co. during Pikachu's Vacation. A Cubone was seen helping Team Rocket's Meowth prepare his party in Pichu Bros. in Party Panic. This Cubone played drums in Meowth's band and got easily sad and gloomy when Meowth chewed it out, but it was also easily consolable.

Goh caught a Cubone when he befriended it as he helped it recover its lost bone in "A Snow Day for Searching!".

Manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Cubone makes a cameo in Onix is On!, part of the Red, Green & Blue chapter, battling against Red's Bulbasaur as a Pewter Gym trainer's Pokémon. Super Nerd William used a Marowak to attack Yellow using its Bonemerang. Crystal owns a Cubone, who has a star-shaped crack in its skull. Cubone's main role in the team is to take out targets from afar using its bone-based attacks.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage, a Cubone can be seen on the Ground Terrain standing atop the highest platform built into a rock. Dugtrio & Pokémon Fossils can also be seen on the Ground Terrain.

Trophy Description

"A Lonely Pokémon. It wears its mother's skull as a helmet--for this reason, no one has ever seen its face. It sometimes sees its departed mother's face in the full moon, which causes it to grow sad and cry. The stains on the skull are tracks of its tears. When it cries, the skull shakes and emits a mournful sound. When it levels up, it evolves into Marowak."

Trivia

  • The appearance of Cubone's bone resembles that of either a broken leg bone or a tendon.
  • Cubone and Marowak are the only Pokémon that can learn Bone Club and Bonemerang.
  • There is a popular belief that a Kangaskhan baby whose mother dies takes her skull and one of her bones and evolves into Cubone, which evolves into Marowak and then Kangaskhan. Some also believe that was how it was originally intended, and instead of deleting the Marowak-Kangaskhan code, they moved it to an empty slot, therefore creating 'M.
    • Two facts supporting this is that 'M has the same palette as Marowak and that it can evolve into Kangaskhan.
    • The supposed reason for not deleting 'M's data is because the game programers didn't have enough time to do so.
    • Marowak doesn't evolve into Kangaskhan supposedly because that would cause complications in the evolutionary line.
  • Cubone was originally going to be named "Orphon" in the Japanese games, anime, and manga.
  • Despite the skull it wears apparently being that of its mother's, not only will a female Marowak placed in a Day Care or Nursery to produce one still be alive when the Trainer returns, but Cubone appears to hatch already wearing the skull.
  • Cubone is the only mono-type Pokémon that evolves into a dual-type Pokémon in which its evolution and pre-evolution do not share any types. This only occurs in Alola, however, as Marowak is a Fire/Ghost-type Pokémon and does not retain the Ground type of Cubone like in other regions.

Origin

Cubone appears to be based on a bipedal dinosaur of some kind combined with a stereotypical caveman.

Etymology

Cubone is a portmanteau of "cute" and "bone."

Karakara is the Japanese onomatopoeia for clattering.

Gallery

See also