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Spiritomb (Pokémon)

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Spiritomb
ミカルゲ Mikaruge
#442
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Artwork from D/P
Type
Ghost Dark
Category
Forbidden Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#108
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'03"
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
238.1 lbs.
Imperial
108.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
100 (13.1%)
Body style
Body05.png
Footprint
 F442.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Indeterminate group 31 cycles
(7905 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 168 Battle Exp.: 1681*

Spiritomb (Japanese: ミカルゲ Mikaruge) is a dual-type Ghost/Dark Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Spiritomb resembles a swirling, purple vortex with green light circling the face. It has a green mouth with a crooked expression and two green eyes shaped like half-crescents. One of the eyes has a spiral-shaped pupil. Spiritomb is attached to a light-brown stone, known as the Odd Keystone, in which it was trapped after doing bad deeds. It is apparently composed of 108 separate, yet bound-together, malevolent spirits.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Spiritomb's abilities are similar to its fellow Dark/Template:Type2, Sableye. However, Spiritomb is much stronger than Sableye both offensively and defensively, while being slightly slower. Spiritomb's movepool lacks most of Sableye's attacking options. However, Spiritomb can use Hyper Beam and Giga Impact, Destiny Bond, Imprison, Grudge, and Ominous Wind. Like most Ghost-types, it can also use Will-O-Wisp.

Behavior

Spiritomb are extremely malevolent Pokémon. They tend to go on destructive rampages like Gyarados. Spiritomb tend to speak with a hive-mind tendency.

Habitat

Spiritomb are entrapped in Odd Keystones and must be brought to the Hallowed Tower to be awakened. Some, as indicated in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2, also live in caves.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Spiritomb.jpg
Spiritomb in the anime

Spiritomb appeared in The Keystone Pops!. When Buizel accidentally knocked down Hallowed Tower, Spiritomb emerged from the tower's keystone.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP056 Spiritomb Dawn's Pokédex Spiritomb, the Forbidden Pokémon. As punishment for its misdeeds 500 years ago, Spiritomb was sealed in the fissure of an Odd Keystone.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Spiritomb (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon that was formed by 108 spirits. It is bound to a fissure in an Odd Keystone.
Pearl It was bound to a fissure in an Odd Keystone as punishment for misdeeds 500 years ago.
Platinum Its constant mischief and misdeeds resulted in it being bound to an Odd Keystone by a mysterious spell.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Special Hallowed Tower on Route 209
Platinum
Special Hallowed Tower on Route 209
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Spacial Rift (B15)
Deep Spacial Rift (B1-B5)
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Ruins (during mission)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 92
87 - 158 170 - 311
Defense: 108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Sp.Atk: 92
87 - 158 170 - 311
Sp.Def: 108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 485   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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A292BC" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 442.png Spr 4p 442.png Spr 4p 442.png Spr b 4d 442.png
Spr 4d 442 s.png Spr 4p 442 s.png Spr 4p 442 s.png Spr b 4d 442 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 442.png Spr 5b 442.png Spr b 5b 442.png
Spr 5b 442 s.png Spr 5b 442 s.png Spr b 5b 442 s.png
Spiritomb For other sprites and images, please see Spiritomb images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Spiritomb is the second Pokémon in National Dex order to have no weakness. The first is Sableye.
    • Due to this, and the fact that Spiritomb has higher stats than Sableye, it is common for hackers to make a Spiritomb with the Wonder Guard ability.
  • Spiritomb is the heaviest Ghost type. Much of it's weight, if not all of it, is likely contributed by the Odd Keystone that it is bound to.
  • Spiritomb has been shown levitating, but cannot have the ability.
  • In Pokémon Diamond, Spiritomb's entry states that it was formed from 108 spirits. Incidentally, Spiritomb's number in the Sinnoh Dex is 108, its Defense and Special Defense base values are 108, and it weighs exactly 108.0 kilograms.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, its sleeping pose resembles (if not, is) the Odd Keystone.

Origin

Spiritomb is based on a Jibakurei, a spirit bound to a single place. It also based on a Buddhist tradition performed on New Year's Eve in Japan. A bell is rung 108 times to chase away the 108 temptations in order to achieve nirvana.

Similarly, the provenance of Spiritomb probably arises from the Chinese novel, Water Margin, whose opening chapter begins with the release of 108 spirits. This draws heavy parallels with the release of Spiritomb, comprised of 108 spirits according to the Pokédex, from the Odd Keystone.

Name origin

Spiritomb's name is derived from spirit and tomb. Its Japanese name may come from 甕 mika, meaning jar or urn, referring to it being a container of souls; and 軽石 karuishi, pumice, or 御影石 mikageishi, granite, referring to its base, the Odd Keystone.

In other languages

External links

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