Pumpkaboo (バケッチャ Baketcha) is a Ghost/Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It is Phantump's counterpart.

Biology

Physiology

Pumpkaboo is a ghostly Pokémon that resembles a pumpkin carved into a jack-o-lantern. The top part of its plump, round pumpkin-like body is covered in a thick shag of dark brown hair that curls upward slightly at the ends. It has a curled stem at the top of its head, and two horn-shaped tufts of hair on either side. It has two ovular yellow eyes and a small mouth with two sharp fangs protruding from beneath its upper lip. The bottom part of Pumpkaboo's body is orange and pudgy, with two short legs and two holes that seem to have been carved out. Inside Pumpkaboo's body, a mysterious orange light can be seen and can act as a flashlight.

Pumpkaboo come in various sizes, ranging from small to super-size. The size of a Pumpkaboo determines its stats.

Pumpkaboo carries souls inside of its hollow body. Smaller Pumpkaboo are made up of fewer souls but larger Pumpkaboo are made up of more souls. In addition, smaller Pumpkaboo prefer children while larger Pumpkaboo prefer adults.

Evolution

Pumpkaboo evolves into Gourgeist when traded.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X and Y Route 16 (Tall grass) Uncommon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None


Pokédex entries

  • X

    The pumpkin body is inhabited by a spirit trapped in this world. As the sun sets, it becomes restless and active.

  • Y

    It is said to carry wandering spirits to the place where they belong so they can move on.

  • Omega Ruby

    The pumpkin body is inhabited by a spirit trapped in this world. As the sun sets, it becomes restless and active.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    It is said to carry wandering spirits to the place where they belong so they can move on.

  • Sword

    Small Size: When taking spirits to the afterlife, small Pumpkaboo prefer the spirits of children to those of adults.
    Average Size: Spirits that wander this world are placed into Pumpkaboo's body. They're then moved on to the afterlife.
    Large Size: When taking spirits to the afterlife, large Pumpkaboo prefer the spirits of adults to those of children.
    Super Size: Supersized Pumpkaboo are very partial to the spirits of people who were of similarly superior proportions.

  • Shield

    Small Size: Small Pumpkaboo are said to be the product of areas where few lost souls lingered.
    Average Size: The light that streams out from the holes in the pumpkin can hypnotize and control the people and Pokémon that see it.
    Large Size: Large Pumpkaboo are said to be the product of areas where many lost souls lingered.
    Super Size: Massive Pumpkaboo are said to be the product of areas where a great number of lost souls lingered.


Stats

Pumpkaboo's Stats
HP
49
Attack
66
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
44
Sp. Def
55
Speed
51
Total
335

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Trick 100% 10 Psychic Status
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
4 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6 Trick-or-Treat 100% 20 Ghost Status
11 Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status
16 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical
20 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
23 Trick-or-Treat 100% 20 Ghost Status
26 Bullet Seed 25 100% 30 Grass Physical
30 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
36 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
40 Trick-or-Treat 100% 20 Ghost Status
42 Pain Split —% 20 Normal Status
48 Seed Bomb 80 100% 15 Grass 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 Trick 100% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 1 ♥
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
1 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Clever 2 1 ♥
4 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
6 Trick-or-Treat 100% 20 Ghost Status Cute 2 1 ♥
11 Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
16 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
20 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
23 Trick-or-Treat 100% 20 Ghost Status Cute 2 1 ♥
26 Bullet Seed 25 100% 30 Grass Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
30 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
36 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
40 Trick-or-Treat 100% 20 Ghost Status Cute 2 1 ♥
42 Pain Split —% 20 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
48 Seed Bomb 80 100% 15 Grass 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.

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
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire 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
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
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 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 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 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
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 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 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.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bestow * Phantump —% 15 Normal Status
CurseUSUM Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Spiritomb, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Litwick, Lampent, Phantump, Trevenant —% 10 Ghost Status
Destiny Bond Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Koffing, Weezing, Wobbuffet, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Phantump, Trevenant —% 5 Ghost Status
Disable Grimer, Grimer, Muk, Muk, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus 100% 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.
* 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
Bestow * Phantump —% 15 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Destiny Bond Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Koffing, Weezing, Wobbuffet, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Phantump, Trevenant —% 5 Ghost Status Clever 8 0 ♥
Disable Grimer, Muk, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir 100% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 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.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Synthesis USUM —% 5 Grass Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Worry Seed USUM 100% 10 Grass 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Synthesis ORAS —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Worry Seed ORAS 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 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.

3D Models

Appearances

Jessie's Pumpkaboo.

Jessie caught a Pumpkaboo in The Bamboozling Forest!

Trivia

  • Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist are the first Pokémon in the games that may have different sizes.
  • Pumpkaboo's HP stat increases by five (44 small, 49 average, 54 medium and 59 large) as its size increases. However, its speed decreases by five as its size increases (56 small, 51 average, 46 medium and 41 large).

Origin

Pumpkaboo is based on a pumpkin, taking inspiration from jack-o'-lanterns, pumpkins carved with patterns usually set out on the time of Halloween. Its signature move Trick-or-Treat also furthers this Halloween inspiration. Its four different sizes originate from how pumpkins often come in many different sizes. Its fur could possibly take inspiration from bats, an animal often associated with Halloween, shown by its small eyes, fangs, and its fur spreading out to slightly resemble wings. The tuft of fur atop it also resembles the stem of a pumpkin.

Etymology

Pumpkaboo's name comes from the word 'pumpkin' and 'boo'.

Gallery

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