Runerigus (デスバーン Desubaan) is a Ground/Ghost-type Pokemon introduced in Generation VIII. It is the evolved form of Galarian Yamask.

Biology

Physiology

Runerigus appears to reside in a brown rune stone with a red serpent motif on it. It appears to use the head to shield off most of its face (save for its only visible pink eye, which resembles Cofagrigus'). Parts of the snake body is cut off to hide its forearms only its fingers are left exposed. It has a long ghost tail that connects to the snake's tail.

Natural abilities

Anyone who touches Runerigus's cursed body will be inflicted with horrifying memories behind the painting carved within.

Behavior

It is said that Runerigus was created when an ancient painting became cursed and came to life after absorbing the spirit of a Yamask.

Evolution

Runerigus evolves from Galarían Yamask after it has taken 49 HP of damage in battle without Fainting, then being taken to the big stone arch in Dusty Bowl while in the player's party.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Evolve Galarian Yamask None


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    A powerful curse was woven into an ancient painting. After absorbing the spirit of a Yamask, the painting began to move.

  • Shield

    Never touch its shadow-like body, or you'll be shown the horrific memories behind the picture carved into it.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
58
Atk
95
Def
145
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
105
Speed
30
Total
483


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo. Shadow Claw Type Ghost.gif Physical 70 100% 15
1 Shadow Claw Type Ghost.gif Physical 70 100% 15
1 Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
1 Astonish Type Ghost.gif Physical 30 100% 15
1 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
1 Haze Type Ice.gif Status 100% 30
1 Night Shade Type Ghost.gif Special ? 100% 15
12 Disable Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
16 Brutal Swing Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 20
20 Crafty Shield Type Fairy.gif Status 100% 10
24 Hex Type Ghost.gif Special 65 100% 10
28 Mean Look Type Normal.gif Status 100% 5
32 Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 80 75% 20
38 Curse Type Ghost.gif Status 100% 10
44 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
50 Earthquake Type Ground.gif Physical 100 100% 10
56 Power Split Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
56 Guard Split Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
62 Destiny Bond Type Ghost.gif Status 100% 5
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
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM19 Safeguard Type Normal.gif Status 100% 25
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM22 Rock Slide Type Rock.gif Physical 75 90% 10
TM23 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM26 Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status 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
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
TM44 Imprison Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM47 Fake Tears Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TM48 Rock Tomb Type Rock.gif Physical 60 95% 15
TM49 Sand Tomb Type Ground.gif Physical 35 85% 15
TM54 Rock Blast Type Rock.gif Physical 25 90% 10
TM57 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical 50 100% 10
TM60 Power Swap Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM61 Guard Swap Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM65 Shadow Claw Type Ghost.gif Physical 70 100% 15
TM70 Trick Room Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 5
TM71 Wonder Room Type Psychic.gif Status 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
TM86 Phantom Force Type Ghost.gif Physical 90 100% 10
TM97 Brutal Swing Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 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 TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
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
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
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR38 Trick Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TR40 Skill Swap Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR49 Calm Mind Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TR54 Toxic Spikes Type Poison.gif Status 100% 20
TR58 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR62 Dragon Pulse Type Dragon.gif Special 85 100% 10
TR65 Energy Ball Type Grass.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR67 Earth Power Type Ground.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR68 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR69 Zen Headbutt Type Psychic.gif Physical 80 90% 15
TR75 Stone Edge Type Rock.gif Physical 100 80% 5
TR76 Stealth Rock Type Rock.gif Status 100% 20
TR77 Grass Knot Type Grass.gif Special ? 100% 20
TR83 Ally Switch Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 15
TR99 Body Press Type Fighting.gif Physical 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.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Runerigus can learn, refer to Yamask.


By tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Memento Type Dark.gif Status 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.


Sprites


Trivia

  • Runerigus and Perrserker are the first Regional Pokémon evolutions that are separate from their pre evolutionsregular evolutions.
  • Its line is the only Pokémon in Sword and Shield who can learn the move, Crafty Shield.
  • Its stats are nearly identical to Cofagrigus, but their Attack stats are swapped (Runerigus excels in its physical attack, while Cofagrigus excels in its special attack).

Origin

Runerigus is based on a living rune stone from Britain and Scandinavia. More specifically, it may be based on the Swedish Ingvar runestones, strange runes that carries snake-like symbols on them to commemorate important events in the Vikings history, most of which are used to resemble the death of an important person, hence the Ghost-typing. Its pattern might be analogous to the mythical creature Lindworm, a snake-like dragon that hid inside of rocks and mountains (which may have also been made into Applin) or Apep, the Egyptian god of chaos, often resembled by using a snake.

Its difficult evolution method is based on Buddhist purgatory.

Etymology

Runerigus's English name derives from rune, sarcophagus, and egregious (horribly bad or evil).

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