Cubone (Pokémon)

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Exeggutor #103: Exeggutor
Pokémon
#105: Marowak Marowak
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cubone (disambiguation).
Cubone
Lonely Pokémon
カラカラ
Karakara
#104
Cubone



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rock Head or Lightning Rod Cacophony
Cacophony
Battle Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Cubone
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
14.3 lbs. 6.5 kg
Cubone
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#104
Kanto
#208
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#060
Kalos
#163
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
87
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
64
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Cubone
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F104.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Cubone (Japanese: カラカラ Karakara) is a Ground-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Marowak starting at level 28. In Alola, Cubone will evolve into Alolan Marowak when leveled up at night starting at level 28.

Biology

Cubone is a small, bipedal Pokémon with a golden brown hide that covers most of its body, including both dorsal spikes. Its belly is a very light brown. Two small claws, one on each hand, serve as its thumbs, and one large nail on each foot make up its toes. On its head, Cubone wears the skull of its dead mother as a helmet. Because of this, much of its actual face has never been seen, except for its triangular, black eyes and a small area surrounding them. The skull has two rounded horns on the top of its head and a tooth-like point on the lower sides. Under the skull, Cubone has a brown snout. The small Cubone survives only through the immense skill it possesses in wielding the bone it carries as a weapon. The bone allows it to learn Bone Club and Bonemerang, two moves exclusive to Cubone and its evolution Marowak.

It is called the Lonely Pokémon because of its tendency to keep to itself and avoid social situations, as it was apparently traumatized by the death of its mother. Cubone will often weep at night in mourning of its mother. When Cubone cries, the skull that it wears on its head vibrates and emits “a plaintive and mournful sound.” On the night of a full moon, the cries are said to be especially terrible. Cubone seems to recognize its mother in the moon, and so it howls with a particular sadness. It lives in rocky areas, usually on mountains or in caves. It also once inhabited the Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town where deceased Pokémon were buried and mourned.

In the anime

In the main series

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 prepare 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.

A Cubone appeaed in PK15. It was the leader of the haunted house where various Pokémon were living. It led them in attempts to scare visitors out of the house.

A Cubone appeared in Battling With a Clean Slate! under the ownership of Alva.

Minor appearances

A Cubone was seen in a Pokémon Center in Hypno's Naptime.

A Cubone also appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash.

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

A Cubone appeared in Princess vs. Princess competing in the Queen of the Princess Festival contest.

A Cubone made an appearance in The Breeding Center Secret.

Multiple Cubone also appeared in The Power of One.

A Cubone belonging to the Nursing School, appeared in a flashback in Ignorance is Blissey.

A Cubone was one of the Pokémon living at Temacu's father's lab in The Heartbreak of Brock.

A Cubone was part of a Pokémon street festival in Doin' What Comes Natu-rally.

A Cubone appeared in Bulbasaur's flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

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

Cubone also appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys and Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Cubone appeared in Showdown at Linoone.

A Cubone under the ownership of a Coordinator appeared in Dawn's Early Night!. It was used along with a Marowak for the Double Performance required during the Hearthome Contest.

A Cubone appeared in a flashback in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!.

A Cubone made a brief cameo appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Cubone appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

Two Trainers' appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
PK01 Cubone Dexter A Ground-type Pokémon, Cubone. Cubone has earned its classification as the Lonely Pokémon from its usual attitude of caring only for itself.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In Pokémon Origins

A Cubone appeared in File 2: Cubone in the Pokémon House in Lavender Town. It is the child of the ghostly Marowak, who died while defending it from Team Rocket.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Bonee

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.

Cubone appeared as a silhouette when Green explains about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Multiple Cubone were under the control of the Team Rocket Grunts in Piloswine Whine where they attack Gold and Silver but were easily defeated.

Crystal owns a Cubone named Bonee which it first appeared in Slugging It Out With Slugma, who has a star-shaped crack in his skull. Cubone's main role in the team is to take out targets from afar using his bone-based attacks. In Lively Larvitar, the origin of Crystal's Cubone is revealed: it, along with Crystal's Natu, Hitmonchan, and Parasect, were wild Pokémon living in Mt. Mortar and had fought with a local Arcanine that had gone berserk from a severe eye injury. Bonee had used several bone clubs for Crystal to use as arm casts.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Cubone is seen with Green during the baseball match that took place in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

Giovanni's Cubone was used in the Gym battle against Red in Get The Last Badge!!.

Red caught a Cubone prior to Red VS Green?!.

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.

Trophy information

"A Lonely Pokémon. It wears its mother's skull as a helmet--for this reason, no one has ever seen its face. It sometimes sees its departed mother's face in the full moon, which causes it to grow sad and cry. The stains on the skull are tracks of its tears. When it cries, the skull shakes and emits a mournful sound. When it levels up, it evolves into Marowak."

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

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 When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.
White 2
Generation VI
X It wears the skull of its dead mother on its head. When it becomes lonesome, it is said to cry loudly.
Y It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII
Sun When it thinks of its deceased mother, it weeps loudly. Mandibuzz that hear its cries will attack it from the air.
Moon The skull it wears on its head is that of its dead mother. According to some, it will evolve when it comes to terms with the pain of her death.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Tower
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Tower
Yellow
Pokémon Tower and Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rock Tunnel
Crystal
Rock Tunnel
Goldenrod Game Corner
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Pokémon Tower and Sevault Canyon
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 203 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 203 (Swarm)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rock Tunnel and Safari Zone (Desert)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Breed Marowak
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Glittering Cave
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Wela Volcano Park

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Lavender Town
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Ruins of Truth
Trozei!
Endless Level 11, Forever Level 11, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Southern Cavern (5F-10F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-7F)
MD Sky
Northern Desert (1F-7F)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode C)
MD Blazing
Cheerful Meadow
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater
Rumble U
Magical Lake: In Need of Trees
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Tu
Shuffle
Galerie Rouge: Stage 74
Rumble World
Black Realm: Rugged Flats (All Areas), Fairy Land: Heat-Wave Desert (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Fury Attack Cubone English United States 5 December 13 to 19, 2002

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%)
X Y 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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 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 00——% 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 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100100% 10
4141 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4343 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
4747 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
5151 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM23Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM54Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTyruntTyrantrum
AmauraAurorus
Ancient Power 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
ShieldonBastiodonTurtonator 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
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAvalugg Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cubone in Generation VII
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Cubone (Aquapolis 72)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin104.png Pinani104.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani104.png
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!
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 Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT104.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 3

#115
Shuffle104.png

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost+
Pokémon GO
GO104.png Base Stamina: 100 Base Attack: 102 Base Defense: 150
Egg Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 50
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Rock Smash
Special Attacks: Bone Club, Dig, Bulldoze

Evolution

Cubone
Unevolved
Cubone
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 28


Marowak
First evolution
Marowak
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 28
at night



Alola Form
Marowak
First evolution
Marowak
 Fire  Ghost 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 104.png Spr b g1 104.png Spr 1y 104.png Spr b g1 104.png Spr 1g 104.png Spr b g1 104.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 104.png Spr b 2g 104.png Spr 2s 104.png Spr b 2g 104.png Spr 2c 104.png Spr b 2c 104.png
Spr 2g 104 s.png Spr b 2g 104 s.png Spr 2s 104 s.png Spr b 2g 104 s.png Spr 2c 104 s.png Spr b 2g 104 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 104.png Spr b 3r 104.png Spr 3e 104.png Spr b 3r 104.png Spr 3f 104.png Spr b 3f 104.png
Spr 3r 104 s.png Spr b 3r 104 s.png Spr 3e 104 s.png Spr b 3r 104 s.png Spr 3f 104 s.png Spr b 3f 104 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 104.png Spr b 4d 104.png Spr 4d 104.png Spr b 4d 104.png Spr 4h 104.png Spr b 4d 104.png
Spr 4d 104 s.png Spr b 4d 104 s.png Spr 4d 104 s.png Spr b 4d 104 s.png Spr 4h 104 s.png Spr b 4d 104 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 104.png Spr b 5b 104.png Spr 5b 104.png Spr b 5b 104.png
Spr 5b 104 s.png Spr b 5b 104 s.png Spr 5b 104 s.png Spr b 5b 104 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 104.png Spr b 6x 104.png Spr 6x 104.png Spr b 6x 104.png
Spr 6x 104 s.png Spr b 6x 104 s.png Spr 6x 104 s.png Spr b 6x 104 s.png
Front Back Front Back
104MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Cubone images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Cubone was originally known as "Orphon," a corruption of the word "orphan," based on its abandonment at birth.
  • Cubone is Midori Harada's favorite Pokémon.
  • Cubone is one of the Pokémon that appears in the Pokémon 151 clothing line.
  • Cubone is the only Pokémon that can evolve into a dual-type Pokémon that doesn't share any types with its pre-evolution.

Origin

Cubone may be based on a dinosaur. It also could be based on primitive cultures that wore bones for decoration and used them for weapons.

Name origin

Cubone may be a combination of cute and bone, cub and bone, or cue ball (a reference to its pale white head or that its bone resembles a billiards or snooker cue) and bone. It could also be a combination of the Latin word cubo (recluse) and bone; this can refer to its lonely nature.

Karakara may be taken to mean からから (clattering). It is worth noting that karakara denotes lighter clattering than がらがら garagara.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カラカラ Karakara Onomatopoeia meaning "a light clattering"
France Flag.png French Osselait A combination of osselet and lait, referring to the young age and need for a mother
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cubone Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tragosso From tragen, tragisch, and osso
Italy Flag.png Italian Cubone Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 탕구리 Tangguri From 탕탕 tangtang or 흙탕 heulktang and 너구리 neoguri
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 卡拉卡拉 Kālāaikālāai Transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 可拉可拉 Kělākělā Transliteration of Japanese name


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