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Gimmighoul (Japanese: コレクレー, HepburnKorekuree) is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

Biology[]

Appearance[]

Gimmighoul is a small humanoid Pokémon with a light grey body, stubby arms and legs, and two black stripes going around its waist. It has a pair of yellow circular eyes that are surrounded by black markings in the shape of eyeglasses. It also has two antennae and a tail which resemble metal rods.

In its Roaming form, Gimmighoul typically carries a single yellow coin on its back using its tail. While in its Chest form, Gimmighoul inhabits a red coin-filled chest with gold accents, a black latch, and a silver lock containing a small design.]

Shiny Gimmighoul are have a slightly lighter hue than the seal on their chest.

Behavior[]

Gimmighoul is usually seen hiding in a treasure chest, using it to protect itself and accumulate its coins. However, a huge drawback of using the chest is the hinderance of movement; Gimmighoul cannot move very quickly as a result of this. People often mistaken Gimmighoul for a piece of antique furniture or treasure. Gimmighoul usually take refuge in various buildings, such as warehouses and shops. In the wild, these chests can usually be found in watchtowers and ruins scattered across Paldea.

Other Gimmighoul who have not acquired a treasure chest are known to loiter around various areas, making various sounds that an alert Trainer can use to find them. If discovered, the Gimmighoul quickly flees, dropping its coin.

Gimmighoul hates thieves and it's also known to drain the life out of anyone who attempts to steal its treasure.

Natural Abilities[]

Gimmighoul is able to take control of both humans and Pokémon by using its ghostly energy. Gimmighoul mostly use this ability to obtain coins that its victims manage to collect for it.

Evolution[]

Gimmighoul evolves into Gholdengo after leveling up with 999 Gimmighoul Coins in the player's inventory.

Game Info[]

Locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Scarlet and Violet Various locations in the Paldea region (Chest and Roaming Form) Common

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    Chest Form: This Pokémon was born inside a treasure chest about 1,500 years ago. It sucks the life-force out of scoundrels who try to steal the treasure.
    Roaming Form: This Pokémon was born from passion that seeped into a coin. It wanders, apparently seeking to return to the treasure chest it once inhabited.

  • Violet

    Chest Form: It lives inside an old treasure chest. Sometimes it gets left in shop corners since no one realizes it’s actually a Pokémon.
    Roaming Form: It wanders around, carrying an old coin on its back. It survives by draining the life-force from humans who try to pick up its coin.


Stats[]

Stats
HP
45
Attack
30
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
75
Sp. Def
70
Speed
10
Total
300

Stats
HP
45
Attack
30
Defense
25
Sp. Atk
75
Sp. Def
45
Speed
80
Total
300

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Astonish Type Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
1 Tackle Type Normal Physical 40 100% 35
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.

TM[]

Generation IX
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM001 Take Down Type Normal Physical 90 85% 20
TM007 Protect Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM017 Confuse Ray Type Ghost Status - 100% 10
TM018 Thief Type Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TM029 Hex Type Ghost Special 65 100% 10
TM042 Night Shade Type Ghost Special - 100% 15
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM074 Reflect Type Psychic Status - -% 20
TM075 Light Screen Type Psychic Status - -% 30
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status - -% 5
TM101 Power Gem Type Rock Special 80 100% 20
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM114 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
TM140 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status - -% 20
TM171 Tera Blast Type Normal Special 80 100% 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.

Breeding[]

Gimmighoul learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring[]

Generation IX
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
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.

Sprites[]

    Trivia[]

    • Gimmighoul's Roaming form was first teased through Pokémon GO on November 5, 2022. During this time, it would follow the player as they collected Paldea-originated coins from golden PokéStops.
    • A story was told about a girl who was gathering coins under the influence of Gimmighoul during a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet x Pokémon GO video released on November 7, 2022.
    • The differing forms were named by Jacq and Professor Willow, Chest form and Roaming form respectively.
    • Among Ghost type Pokemon, Gimmighoul has the:
      • Lowest Base Attack Stat (tied with Yamask and Litwick)
      • Lowest Base Speed Stat (in Chest Form)
      • Lowest Base Defense (in Roaming Form)
      • In addition, Gimmighoul's Roaming Form is the smallest (tied with Sinistea) and lightest (tied with Gastly and Haunter) Ghost type.
    • Much like Spiritomb and 108, Gimmighoul appears to be heavily linked to the number 999, as the number is:
      • Its National Pokedex Number.
      • The number of Gimmighoul Coins it needs to evolve, as well as the number of coins the girl in the aformentioned story collected.
      • The number the teaser website regarding it counted to.
    • Gimmighoul is a shiny-locked Pokémon; none of the ones encountered in the overworld appear as one, though shiny variants were added into the game as part of a raid event where 5 star Tera Raid Battles as a limited event.

    Origin[]

    Gimmighoul's Chest form seems to be based on a mimic, a type of classic RPG monster that imitates an inanimate object in order to ambush players. Its antennae resemble metal dousing rods, which are notable for the pseudoscientific belief that they help find buried ores or treasure. Its association with the number 999 may be due to 999 fine gold, which ties into its evolution's golden motif.

    Etymology[]

    Gimmighoul's name might be a combination of "gimme" (an informal form of "give me"), "gimmick" and "ghoul".

    Gallery[]

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