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Yamask (Japanese: デスマス Desumasu) is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It’s a Ground/Ghost Pokémon in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Yamask is a small black, shadow-like figure with two long arm-like limbs protruding from its upper body. On the end of its long slender tail like thing, it cradles a gold mask that resembles a human face. Yamask's eyes are red with a small black pupil in the middle.

Galarian Yamask looks petty much the same as the original Yamask, but instead of cradling a gold mask it’s replaced with Runeigus' tail rune. Galarian Yamask's eyes are purple with a small black pupil in the middle.

Behavior

When gazing at the mask that resembles its former human self, Yamask sometimes sobs over looking at it.

Galarian Yamask is formed when an ancient clay tablet is drawn to a vengeful spirit.

Natural Abilities

Yamask can manipulate victims if they wear its mask through possessing their bodies.

Habitat

Yamask usually wander around ancient ruins an remains.

Evolution

Yamask evolves into Cofagrigus at level 34.

Galarian Yamask can evolve into Runerigus near the Dusty Bowl with HP lower than 49 but without fainting.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Relic Castle Common
X/Y Transfer, Trade, Breed Cofagrigus None
OR/AS Breed Cofagrigus None
Sun/Moon Transfer None


Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was a person. Sometimes they look at it and cry.

  • White

    These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves in past ages. Each retains memories of its former life.

  • Black 2

    These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves. Each retains memories of its former life.

  • White 2

    These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves. Each retains memories of its former life.

  • X

    These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves. Each retains memories of its former life.

  • Y

    Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry.

  • Omega Ruby

    These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves. Each retains memories of its former life.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
38
Attack
30
Defense
85
Sp. Atk
55
Sp. Def
65
Speed
30
Total
303

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
5 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
9 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
13 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special
17 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
21 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
25 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special
29 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
33 Power Split —% 10 Psychic Status
33 Guard Split —% 10 Psychic Status
37 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
41 Grudge —% 5 Ghost Status
45 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
49 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
1 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
5 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
9 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
13 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
17 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special Type Clever 2 1 ♥
21 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
25 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
29 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
33 Power Split —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
33 Guard Split —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
37 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
41 Grudge —% 5 Ghost Status Type Tough 4 4 ♥
45 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
49 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Type Clever 8 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 V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
5 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
9 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
13 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special
17 Hex 50 100% 10 Ghost Special
21 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
25 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special
29 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
33 Power Split —% 10 Psychic Status
33 Guard Split —% 10 Psychic Status
37 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
41 Grudge —% 5 Ghost Status
45 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
49 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
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
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
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic 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
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 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.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
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
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
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic 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.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade —% 15 Psychic Status
Crafty ShieldUSUM Klefki —% 10 Fairy Status
Disable Grimer, Grimer, Muk, Muk, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus 100% 20 Normal Status
Endure Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status
Fake Tears * Snorunt 100% 20 Dark Status
Heal Block Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus, Klefki 100% 15 Psychic Status
Imprison Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Litwick, Lampent, Klefki —% 10 Psychic Status
Memento Grimer, Grimer, Muk, Muk, Koffing, Weezing, Spiritomb, Litwick, Lampent 100% 10 Dark Status
Nasty Plot Spiritomb —% 20 Dark Status
Nightmare Gastly, Haunter, Gengar 100% 15 Ghost Status
Toxic Spikes Trubbish, Garbodor —% 20 Poison 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
Ally Switch Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Disable Grimer, Muk, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus 100% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Endure Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Fake Tears * Snorunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Heal Block Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus, Klefki 100% 15 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Imprison Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Litwick, Lampent, Klefki —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Memento Grimer, Muk, Koffing, Weezing, Spiritomb, Litwick, Lampent 100% 10 Dark Status Type Tough 8 0 ♥
Nasty Plot Spiritomb —% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Nightmare Gastly, Haunter, Gengar 100% 15 Ghost Status Type Clever 1 3 ♥
Toxic Spikes Trubbish, Garbodor —% 20 Poison Status Type 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.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Disable Grimer, Muk, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus 100% 20 Normal Status
Endure Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status
Fake Tears * Snorunt 100% 20 Dark Status
Heal Block Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus 100% 15 Psychic Status
Imprison Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Litwick, Lampent —% 10 Psychic Status
Memento Grimer, Muk, Koffing, Weezing, Spiritomb, Litwick, Lampent 100% 10 Dark Status
Nasty Plot Spiritomb —% 20 Dark Status
Nightmare Gastly, Haunter, Gengar 100% 15 Ghost 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.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
After You ORAS —% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Wonder Room ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 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 V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You B2W2 —% 15 Normal Status
Block B2W2 —% 5 Normal Status
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Magic Coat B2W2 —% 15 Psychic Status
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Role Play B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Skill Swap B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Trick B2W2 100% 10 Psychic Status
Wonder Room B2W2 —% 10 Psychic 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.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Yamask BW Yamask BW Yamask BW Back
Shiny Yamask BW Shiny Yamask BW Shiny Yamask BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Yamask XY Yamask XY YamaskBackXY
YamaskShinyXY YamaskShinyXY YamaskBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

A Yamask made its debut in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum! where it was causing a haunting in the Nacrene Museum due its mask being "stolen" by Hawes. It later took over Cilan's body when its mask went unto his face and expressed its anger. When Lenora finally solved the reason behind the commotion, Yamask left peacefully with its mask.

Trivia

  • When designing Yamask, the official designers believed that it has to combine both creepiness and lovableness into its appearance and concept, since Pokémon are meant to be humans' companions.
    • Yamask's highlight is its appearance that makes it appear to have an out-of-soul experience.

Origin

Yamask seems to be based on an Egyptian ghost (Bâ) or mummy, holding an Egyptian death mask. Its protruded head shape is based on a type of ancient jade.

Galarian Yamask might be inspired by the fragment of runes.

Etymology

Yamask's name seems to be derived from 闇 yami (darkness), and "mask".

Gallery

See also

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