Cursola (サニゴーン Sanigoon) is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII and it is the evolved form of Corsola in its Galarian form.

Biology

Physiology

Cursola is a Pokémon that looks like a dead coral. Its body is covered with coral branches and thorns, which is similar to those of Staghorn coral. Its top body is connected to the base, which has four limbs underneath and controls terrestrial movements. There are three holes in its face which resembles a ghost's face. Two small, semicircle-shaped at the top and an abstract shaped mouth where Cursola's face resides, having a white, spherical shape with red tired eyes and a small triangular-shaped mouth.

Behavior

During a full moon night, Cursola will congregate in large groups and launch their branches skywards. Many people theorize that the main reason for this behavior is either releasing all of the ectoplasmic energy or as a way of communication. Although the truth behind such peculiar behavior of Cursola remains unknown, it is still an amazing sight to behold.

A Cursola can sometimes be seen happily floating around, which many assume that it is overjoyed to have become lighter in weight.

Natural Abilities

Cursola's seemingly lifeless shell is composed of ectoplasm that protects the core spirit inside Cursola. The ectoplasm covering Cursola's body can cause anyone who touches it to become as stiff as stone. It gained this shell by absorbing the spirit force of other creatures. As a result of containing too much energy from when it was Corsola, the energy burst out.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Evolve Galarian CorsolaSH
Max Raid BattlesSH: Giant's Mirror, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins
None
Rare
SWSH
The Isle of Armor
Max Raid BattlesSH: Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, Stepping-Stone Sea Rare
SWSH
The Crown Tundra
Max Raid BattlesSH: Ballimere Lake, Frigid Sea, Giant's Foot, Old Cemetery, Slippery Slope Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Its shell is overflowing with its heightened otherworldly energy. The ectoplasm serves as protection for this Pokémon's core spirit.

  • Shield

    Be cautious of the ectoplasmic body surrounding its soul. You'll become stiff as stone if you touch it.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Atk
95
Def
50
Sp. Atk
145
Sp. Def
130
Speed
30
Total
510


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Perish Song Type Normal.gif Status 100% 5
1 Tackle Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 35
1 Harden Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
1 Astonish Type Ghost.gif Physical 30 100% 15
1 Disable Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
15 Spite Type Ghost.gif Status 100% 10
20 Ancient Power Type Rock.gif Special 60 100% 5
25 Hex Type Ghost.gif Special 65 100% 10
30 Curse Type Ghost.gif Status 100% 10
35 Strength Sap Type Grass.gif Status 100% 10
40 Power Gem Type Rock.gif Special 80 100% 20
45 Night Shade Type Ghost.gif Special ? 100% 15
50 Grudge Type Ghost.gif Status 100% 5
55 Mirror Coat Type Psychic.gif Special ? 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM07 Pin Missile Type Bug.gif Physical 25 95% 20
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM15 Dig Type Ground.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TM16 Screech Type Normal.gif Status 85% 40
TM17 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TM18 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TM19 Safeguard Type Normal.gif Status 100% 25
TM20 Self-Destruct Type Normal.gif Physical 200 100% 5
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM22 Rock Slide Type Rock.gif Physical 75 90% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM27 Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM28 Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 75 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM32 Sandstorm Type Rock.gif Status 100% 10
TM33 Rain Dance Type Water.gif Status 100% 5
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status 100% 5
TM35 Hail Type Ice.gif Status 100% 10
TM36 Whirlpool Type Water.gif Special 35 85% 15
TM38 Will-O-Wisp Type Fire.gif Status 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM42 Revenge Type Fighting.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM48 Rock Tomb Type Rock.gif Physical 60 95% 15
TM51 Icicle Spear Type Ice.gif Physical 25 100% 30
TM54 Rock Blast Type Rock.gif Physical 25 90% 10
TM55 Brine Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM77 Hex Type Ghost.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM81 Bulldoze Type Ground.gif Physical 60 100% 20
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground.gif Physical 75 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR03 Hydro Pump Type Water.gif Special 110 80% 5
TR04 Surf Type Water.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR05 Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR06 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 110 70% 5
TR10 Earthquake Type Ground.gif Physical 100 100% 10
TR11 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR17 Amnesia Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TR18 Leech Life Type Bug.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR33 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR49 Calm Mind Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TR63 Power Gem Type Rock.gif Special 80 100% 20
TR67 Earth Power Type Ground.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR75 Stone Edge Type Rock.gif Physical 100 80% 5
TR76 Stealth Rock Type Rock.gif Status 100% 20
TR84 Scald Type Water.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR95 Throat Chop Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR98 Liquidation Type Water.gif Physical 85 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Cursola can learn, refer to Corsola.


By tutoring

Cursola learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

Trivia

Origin

Cursola is based on bleached coral. Its petrification ability is likely based on the Greek mythology monster Gorgon, a horrifying woman-like creature with sharp-fanged vipers as hair that can turn their victims into stones. It also slightly resembles an animal skeleton, thus its Ghost type.

Etymology

Cursola comes from "curse", "sole" (a piece of coral), "soul" and Corsola.

Its Japanese name, Sanigoon, comes from "goon", "gone", "Gorgon" and Sunnygo (Corsola's Japanese name).

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