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Revision as of 18:13, 6 May 2011

Exeggutor #103: Exeggutor
Pokémon
#105: Marowak Marowak
Cubone
カラカラ Karakara
#104
104Cubone.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Ground '
Category
Lonely Pokémon
Abilities
Rock Head or Lightningrod Battle Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#104
Johto
#208
Hoenn
#272
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
14.3 lbs.
Imperial
6.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F104.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 87 Battle Exp.: 871*

Cubone (Japanese: カラカラ Karakara) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Marowak starting at level 28.

Biology

Physiology

Cubone appears to be a small, brown theropod-like Pokémon, that constantly wears a skull (supposedly the skull of its mother) like a helmet. The skull masks its true face from view, which makes it a puzzlement for many Trainers and researchers. It carries another bone, which it uses to attack with moves like Bone Club.

Cubone has a plump body with a paler-colored underbelly, with strong, clawed limbs to carry its bone as a weapon around wherever it goes. Cubone has a single, nailed toe on each foot, with two spikes on its back. A small tail is also present for balance, but it can be used for attacking.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

It has the ability to wield its bone as an effective weapon, or throw it in the same manner as a boomerang.

Cubone, and its evolved form, Marowak, are the only known Pokémon that learn Bone Club and Bonemerang, and they used to be the only Pokémon that could learn Bone Rush until it was discovered Lucario could learn the move.

Behavior

It is constantly lonely, due to the fact that it's without its mother, and moans plaintively. It dislikes keeping company or making new friends, and its social skills are almost non-existent.

During the night, it cries for its lost mother and it is unable to let go of the memory of her. Its cries echo within the skull and it comes out as a pained and sad melody that can travel for miles around its mountain homeland. Sometimes, it can emit mournful sounds during the day. On the night of a full moon, its cries are the loudest - for it seems to recognize its mother's face in the moon.

The exact whereabouts of the mothers are unknown; however, the people of Lavender Town acknowledge that Marowak skulls are considered highly expensive. Team Rocket has been blamed for killing Marowak in exchange for money, and the claim is supported by the ghost of a Marowak haunting the Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town. These deaths may set the basis of personality for all Cubone.

Habitat

Cubone live in rocky areas where they can easily find bones in old sediment that can be millions of years old. They use the bones they find as weapons. Sometimes, they prefer to live in dark caves where they can mourn alone. It is predominantly a Kanto-native Pokémon, but sightings in Sinnoh have been reported as well.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Cubone in the anime

Major appearances

Cubone first appeared in The School of Hard Knocks under the ownership of Giselle. She used Cubone against Ash's Pikachu, where it lost.

A Cubone was among the four Pokémon that were causing trouble for Pikachu and co. during Pikachu's Vacation.

A Cubone was helping Meowth preparing his party in Pichu Bros. in Party Panic. This Cubone played drums in Meowth's band and got easily sad and gloomy when Meowth chewed it out, but it was also easily consolable.

Minor appearances

Cubone also appeared in A Chansey Operation as an injured Pokémon.

A Cubone was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Cubone appeared in Showdown at Linoone.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Cubone makes a cameo in Onix is On!, part of the Red, Green & Blue chapter, battling against Red's Bulbasaur as a Pewter Gym trainer's Pokémon.

Crystal owns a Cubone, who has a star-shaped crack in its skull. Cubone's main role in the team is to take out targets from afar using its bone-based attacks.

In the TCG

Main article: Cubone (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • In the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage, a Cubone can be seen on the Ground Terrain standing atop the highest platform built into a rock. Dugtrio and Pokémon fossils can also be seen on the Ground Terrain.

Merchandise

Cubone was one of the first four Pokémon designs revealed when the Pokémon 151 brand was first announced. In the shirt design, Cubone's skull is in the center of the shirt, with two Thick Clubs in crossing below it.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Because it never removes its skull helmet, no one has ever seen this Pokémon's real face.
Blue
Yellow Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody.
Stadium Always wears the skull of its deceased mother on its head and never shows its face. It cries mournfully in the moonlight.
Generation II
Gold If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes, and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.
Silver It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.
Crystal It lost its mother after its birth. It wears its mother's skull, never revealing its true face.
Stadium 2 If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes, and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.
Generation III
Ruby Cubone pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull the Pokémon wears are made by the tears it sheds.
Sapphire
Emerald It pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull it wears are from its tears.
FireRed It wears the skull of its dead mother on its head. When it becomes lonesome, it is said to cry loudly.
LeafGreen Because it never removes its skull helmet, no one has ever seen this Pokémon's real face.
Generation IV
Diamond When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes, and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.
SoulSilver It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.
Generation V
Black When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Uncommon Pokémon Tower
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Uncommon Pokémon Tower and Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Rock Tunnel
Crystal
Unlimited Rock Tunnel, Goldenrod Game Corner
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Pokémon Tower and Sevault Canyon
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Route 203
Platinum
Swarm Route 203
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Rock Tunnel, Safari Zone (Desert area)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Breed Marowak
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Lavender Town
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 11
Forever Level 11
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Southern Cavern (5F-10F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-7F)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Thick Club Thick Club (8%)
Crystal
FireRed LeafGreen Thick Club Thick Club (5%)
Diamond Pearl Thick Club Thick Club (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Thick Club Thick Club (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 320   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 40.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
033 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Bone Club Ground Physical 06565 08585% 20
1111 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
1313 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1717 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2121 Bonemerang Ground Physical 05050 09090% 10
2323 Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
2727 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
3131 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
3333 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
3737 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
4141 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4343 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
4747 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cubone obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon AncientPower Rock Special 60 100% 5
Snorlax Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
NidokingLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarCranidosRampardosDruddigon
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TreeckoGrovyleSceptile Detect Fighting Status —% 5
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidoking Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
ShieldonBastiodon Endure Normal Status —% 10
AronLaironAggronShieldonBastiodon Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
Lapras Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
LickitungLickilickyTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitar
PupitarTyranitarTreeckoGrovyleSceptileWhismur
LoudredExploudCranidosRampardos
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
SquirtleWartortleBlastoise Skull Bash Normal Physical 100 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cubone in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cubone in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cubone can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cubone cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cubone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cubone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin104.png Pin104.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani104.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP104.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.5%
Friend Area: Mt. Deepgreen
Phrases
51%-100% HP I feel lonesome, but I'll work hard for my mother's sake!
26%-50% HP I only have half my HP left...
1%-25% HP It's no good. I have no energy left...
Level up Yay! I leveled up! I don't feel as lonesome!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yay! I leveled up! I don't feel as lonesome!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP104.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Cubone
Unevolved
Cubone
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 28


Marowak
First evolution
Marowak
 Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 104.png Spr 1y 104.png Spr 1g 104.png Spr b g1 104.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 104.png Spr 2s 104.png Spr 2c 104.png Spr b 2g 104.png
Spr 2g 104 s.png Spr 2s 104 s.png Spr 2c 104 s.png Spr b 2g 104 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 104.png Spr 3e 104.png Spr 3f 104.png Spr b 3r 104.png
Spr 3r 104 s.png Spr 3e 104 s.png Spr 3f 104 s.png Spr b 3r 104 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 104.png Spr 4d 104.png Spr 4h 104.png Spr b 4d 104.png
Spr 4d 104 s.png Spr 4d 104 s.png Spr 4h 104 s.png Spr b 4d 104 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 104.png Spr 5b 104.png Spr b 5b 104.png
Spr 5b 104 s.png Spr 5b 104 s.png Spr b 5b 104 s.png
Cubone For other sprites and images, please see Cubone images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Cubone's name for English audiences was originally going to be "Orphon," a reference to how it's orphaned at birth.
  • Despite the Pokédex's statement that it wears the skull of its dead mother, Cubone can be bred in the games with no ill effects on its mother. This is due to Cubone being created before breeding in the games was possible.
  • Cubone is one of the Pokémon that appears in the Pokémon 151 clothing line.
  • Cubone and its evolution, Marowak, used to be the Pokémon with the most signature moves: Bone Rush, Bone Club, and Bonemerang. As of Generation IV, Lucario can learn Bone Rush and it is no longer a signature move.
  • Despite not being Ghost-type, it is still encountered as a ghost in the Pokémon Tower without the aid of a Silph Scope.

Origin

Cubone is possibly based on a dinosaur or a dinosaur fossil, and, like dinosaurs, nobody has ever seen a Cubone's real face; only its mother's skull. It also could be based off of primitive cultures that wore bones for decoration and used them for weapons.

Name origin

Cubone's name might be a combination of cute and bone, cub and bone, or cue ball (a reference to its pale white head, or to the fact that its bone resembles a billiards or snooker cue) and bone. Karakara may be taken to mean からから, clattering. It is worth noting that karakara denotes lighter clattering than garagara. Cubone's name could also be a combination of the Latin word "cubo", meaning "recluse", and "bone". This can refer to its lonely nature.

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
German Tragosso A combination of tragen or tragisch, and oss, a form of the Latin word for bone.
French Osselait A combination of osselet and lait, referring to the young age and need for a mother.
Korean 탕구리 Tangguri
Chinese (Mandarin) 可拉可拉 Kě Lā Kě Lā Transliteration of its Japanese name.


External links

Notes

Starter Pokémon
Kanto
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Johto
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Hoenn
Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Sinnoh
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
XD
Eevee
Eevee
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