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The pearl on Spoink's head heightens its psychic powers. It is able to constantly bounce, even while sleeping, which is imperative to its existence. This is due to the previously mentioned risk of cardiac arrest. Spoink was also one of the few Pokémon originally able to use the move {{m|Bounce}}, though this move now can be used by a decent quantity of Pokémon.
   
 
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Spoink are constantly on the search for a bigger pearl, which will most likely strengthen its psychic powers when it does so. Due to this factor, Spoink are known to steal round objects that it may confuse for a pearl. They seem to be kleptomaniac Pokémon.
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Revision as of 21:54, 12 August 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Torkoal
Pokémon
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Spoink
バネブー Baneboo
#325
130
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Psychic '
Category
Bounce Pokémon
Abilities
Thick Fat or Own Tempo
Exp. at Lv. 100
800,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#110
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2′04″
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
67.5 lbs.
Imperial
30.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F325.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 89 Battle Exp.: 891*

Spoink (Japanese: バネブー Baneboo) is a Psychic-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Spoink is a Pokémon that leads an unusually fragile existence. It possess no hindlegs and locomotion is achieved by bouncing on its spring tail. However, the bouncing serves a far more vital function in that it keeps its heart beating; if it's stopped from bouncing, it'll go into cardiac arrest and die. It also wears a Clamperl pearl on top of its head to amplify its psychic powers. However, if it doesn't have the pearl, it begins to weaken, so Spoink is in constant danger from either ceasing to bounce or losing its pearl.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

The pearl on Spoink's head heightens its psychic powers. It is able to constantly bounce, even while sleeping, which is imperative to its existence. This is due to the previously mentioned risk of cardiac arrest. Spoink was also one of the few Pokémon originally able to use the move Bounce, though this move now can be used by a decent quantity of Pokémon.

Behavior

Spoink are constantly on the search for a bigger pearl, which will most likely strengthen its psychic powers when it does so. Due to this factor, Spoink are known to steal round objects that it may confuse for a pearl. They seem to be kleptomaniac Pokémon.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Spoinkanime.jpg
A Spoink without a pearl on its head.

Spoink first appeared in Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend. The Bounce Pokémon had lost its pearl and Ash and friends had to help find the missing pearl. Spoink happened to be a kleptomaniac for anything round (especially round Pokémon) when it didn't have its pearl.

The same Spoink appeared again in Clamperl of Wisdom, where it loses its pearl once again. Ash and friends go searching for another pearl, but Team Rocket stole the only Clamperl that had one.

In the manga

Liza & Tate each own a Spoink.

In the TCG

Main article: Spoink (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Spoink bounces around on its tail. The shock of its bouncing makes its heart pump. As a result, this Pokémon cannot afford to stop bouncing - if it stops, its heart will stop.
Sapphire Spoink keeps a pearl on top of its head. The pearl functions to amplify this Pokémon's psychokinetic powers. It is therefore on a constant search for a bigger pearl.
Emerald A Pokémon that manipulates psychic power at will. It doesn't stop bouncing even when it is asleep. It loves eating mushrooms that grow underground.
FireRed It apparently dies if it stops bouncing about. It carries a pearl from Clamperl on its head.
LeafGreen It apparently dies if it stops bouncing about. It carries a pearl from Clamperl on its head.
Generation IV
Diamond It bounces constantly, using its tail as a spring. The shock of bouncing keeps its heart beating.
Pearl It bounces constantly, using its tail as a spring. The shock of bouncing keeps its heart beating.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
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 III.
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
Uncommon Jagged Pass
Emerald
Uncommon Jagged Pass
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Route 214
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
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 Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Hatch from egg
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 15
Endless Level 36
Forever Level 21
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Howling Forest (1F-8F)
Solar Cave (1F-5F)
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 330   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

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

Learnset

By leveling up

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | 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.
|} |}

Special moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

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
Spr 3r 325.png Spr 3e 325.png Spr 3r 325.png Spr b 3r 325.png
Spr 3r 325 s.png Spr 3e 325 s.png Spr 3r 325 s.png Spr b 3r 325 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 325.png Spr 4d 325.png Spr 4d 325.png Spr b 4d 325.png
Spr 4d 325 s.png Spr 4d 325 s.png Spr 4d 325 s.png Spr b 4d 325 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 325.png Spr 5b 325.png Spr b 5b 325.png
Spr 5b 325 s.png Spr 5b 325 s.png Spr b 5b 325 s.png
Spoink For other sprites and images, please see Spoink images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Despite saying that it would die if it stopped bouncing, it has been seen not bouncing many times in the anime.

Origin

It is possible the inspiration for Spoink came from the proverb "do not cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet." The pearls were supposed to represent wisdom given to an audience who would not appreciate the teachings. Spoink and Grumpig appear to instead use those pearls of wisdom to enhance their mental powers. It is obviously based off a pig.

Name origin

Spoink's name is possibly a combination of spring and oink, the sound a pig makes. Baneboo is probably derived from 発条 bane, spring, and ぶうぶう būbū, the sound of grumbling or oinking. The end of its name may also be a shortening of 豚 buta, pig.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Article on Wikipedia

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