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Duskull (Pokémon)

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Banette #354: Banette
Pokémon
#356: Dusclops Dusclops
Duskull
Requiem Pokémon
ヨマワル
Yomawaru
#355
Duskull

Duskull

Duskull

Duskull
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony
Frisk
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Duskull

Mega Duskull Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg
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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
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#355
Kanto
#000
Johto
#148
Hoenn
#189
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-190
Almia
R-148/N-196
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
97
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
59
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
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
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F355.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
35
External Links

Duskull (Japanese: ヨマワル Yomawaru) is a Ghost-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Dusclops starting at level 37, which evolves into Dusknoir when traded holding a Reaper Cloth.

Biology

Duskull is a stylized personification of the Grim Reaper. Its body is a black robe with two bones on its back. It has a mask that resembles a skull and has single eye that floats between the eye sockets.

Duskull is also able to become invisible to sneak up on its prey and go through walls. Duskull is primarily a nocturnal Pokémon and has been shown to live in thick forests. It is said that this Pokémon will spirit away disobedient children, and it has been described to enjoy the crying of children. Once Duskull chooses a target, it will doggedly pursue the intended victim until the break of dawn.

In the anime

Duskull in the anime

Major appearances

Duskull first appeared in Camp Pikachu, scaring the Pichu Brothers.

Two Duskull were among the several Ghost Pokémon living in abandoned mine in Fear Factor Phony. Since the ghost Pokémon couldn't stand the partying Psychic Pokémon in the nearby town, Team Rocket decided to help the ghosts because they knew what it's like to "lose sleep over a bunch of twerps."

A Duskull appeared in PK15.

Minor appearances

Duskull also had a brief appearance in Get the Show on the Road!. While May was on her way to Professor Birch's, Duskull popped up in front of her and scared her.

It was revealed in a flashback in Disaster of Disguise that Timmy Grimm's Dusclops was originally a Duskull he found alone in a bush.

A Duskull appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Duskull had a brief appearance in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness.

A Duskull belonging to a Coordinator appeared in Dawn's Early Night!. It was used along with a Psyduck for the Double Performance required during the Hearthome Contest.

A Duskull accompanied the Banette that scared off Meowth in Ghoul Daze!

A Duskull appeared in Another One Gabites the Dust!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Duskull is one of the Pokémon Fantina uses in her Gym battle against Platinum. However, it was easily defeated by the Normal-type Lax and its Ghost-type Lick.

In the TCG

Main article: Duskull (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 Duskull can pass through any wall no matter how thick it may be. Once this Pokémon chooses a target, it will doggedly pursue the intended victim until the break of dawn.
Sapphire Duskull wanders lost among the deep darkness of midnight. There is an oft-told admonishment given to misbehaving children that this Pokémon will spirit away bad children who earn scoldings from their mothers.
Emerald A glare from its single scarlet eye makes even burly grown-ups freeze in utter fear. It is a nocturnal Pokémon that roams about under the cloak of darkness.
FireRed Making itself invisible, it silently sneaks up to prey. It has the ability to slip through thick walls.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It doggedly pursues its prey wherever it goes. However, the chase is abandoned at sunrise.
Pearl
Platinum It loves the crying of children. It startles bad kids by passing through walls and making them cry.
HeartGold If it finds bad children who won't listen to their parents, it will spirit them away--or so it's said.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It loves the crying of children. It startles bad kids by passing through walls and making them cry.
White
Black 2 It loves the crying of children. It startles bad kids by passing through walls and making them cry.
White 2
Generation VI
X It doggedly pursues its prey wherever it goes. However, the chase is abandoned at sunrise.
Y If it finds bad children who won't listen to their parents, it will spirit them away--or so it's said.

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
Common R
Rare S
Routes 121 and 123, Mt. Pyre R
Mt. Pyre S
Emerald
Rare Mt. Pyre
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One ONBS Station (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 224 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Uncommon Route 209, Lost Tower, Turnback Cave
HeartGold SoulSilver
Varies Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Winner's Path
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Springleaf Field
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Forest
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 17
Endless Level 38
Forever Level 4
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Sky Tower (7F-14F)
Darknight Relic (11F-15F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Ruins
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Old Mansion
Dark Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Hauntyard: Everspring Valley, Misty Edgewater
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone, Meeting Place *
Pokémon Conquest Valora
Spectra
Dragnor

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Monster Week 1 Duskull English United States 50 October 18 to 24, 2003

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Kasib Berry Kasib Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Kasib Berry Kasib Berry (5%)
Pokéwalker Reaper Cloth Reaper Cloth (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 20
80 - 127 150 - 244
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total: 295   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
066 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
099 Foresight Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1414 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
1717 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2222 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
2525 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
3030 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
3333 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
3838 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
4141 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 —% 5
4646 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
4949 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Duskull obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Duskull
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Duskull
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Duskull
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Duskull
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
KoffingWeezingYamaskCofagrigus Haze Ice Status —% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Duskull in Generation VI
  • 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 Duskull in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Duskull
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Duskull
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 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 Duskull can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Duskull cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Duskull
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Duskull
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS355.png PinRS355.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani355.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP355.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.5%
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP Walls don't mean much to me!
26%-50% HP No, no, no... My health has fallen by half...
1%-25% HP I'm close to falling... My body has started to fade...
Level up Fufufu... I seem to have leveled!
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 Fufufu... I seem to have leveled!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP355.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
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:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry  
While protecting itself with ghostly fire, it attacks with eerie orbs.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ghost  Ghost Assist.png
( Ghost )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It spits out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Paused.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW355.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Look for Duskull to be your Guide in the Haunted Zone. He'll help you learn about the Haunted House. He's quite a powerhouse at Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2355.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He lived in a certain mansion but set off to go back to his hometown. He feels the same atmosphere from the back of the warehouse.
PCP355.png HP: Move: Astonish
Attack: Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2:
Speed: Ability 3:
Evolves into Dusclops when its Defense is 104 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Ittetsu and Morinari

Evolution

355Duskull.png
Unevolved
Duskull
 Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 37
356Dusclops.png
First evolution
Dusclops
 Ghost 
Reaper Cloth
Trade
holding Reaper Cloth
477Dusknoir.png
Second evolution
Dusknoir
 Ghost 

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 355.png Spr 3e 355.gif Spr 3r 355.png Spr b 3r 355.png
Spr 3r 355 s.png Spr 3e 355 s.gif Spr 3r 355 s.png Spr b 3r 355 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 355.png Spr 4p 355.png Spr 4p 355.png Spr b 4d 355.png
Spr 4d 355 s.png Spr 4p 355 s.png Spr 4p 355 s.png Spr b 4d 355 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 355.png Spr 5b 355.png Spr b 5b 355.png
Spr 5b 355 s.png Spr 5b 355 s.png Spr b 5b 355 s.png
Duskull For other sprites and images, please see Duskull images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Duskull is the only Pokémon with Levitate whose evolutions do not have the Ability.

Origin

Duskull may be based on the Grim Reaper or the bogeyman. The Japanese equivalent of the bogeyman is called the Namahage.

Name origin

Duskull is a combination of dusk and skull.

Yomawaru is a combination of 妖魔 yōma (ghost) and 悪 waru (bad thing/person). It may also derive from 夜回り yomawari (night watch[man]) or 夜回る yomawaru (night wanderer). It is also similar to 山童 yamawaro (a hairy, one-eyed spirit, sometimes considered a kappa), present in the Gazu Hyakki Yakō.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヨマワル Yomawaru From 妖魔 yōma, waru, 夜回り yomawari, 夜回る yomawaru, or 山童 yamawaro
France Flag.png French Skelénox From a deformation of squelette and Nox
Spain Flag.png Spanish Duskull Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Zwirrlicht From Zwielicht and Irrlicht
Italy Flag.png Italian Duskull Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 해골몽 Haegolmong From 해골 (骸骨) haegol and 몽 (夢) mong or monster


External links

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