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Jessie's Pumpkaboo

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Jessie's Pumpkaboo
ムサシのバケッチャ Musashi's Bakeccha
Poké Ball
Jessie Pumpkaboo.png
Jessie's Pumpkaboo
Debuts in The Bamboozling Forest!
Caught at Route 5
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Jessie
Pumpkaboo
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pumpkaboo Megumi Satō Haven Paschall

Jessie's Pumpkaboo (Japanese: ムサシのバケッチャ Musashi's Bakeccha) is the first Pokémon that Jessie captured in the Kalos region.

History

Jessie and Pumpkaboo

Pumpkaboo made its first appearance in The Bamboozling Forest!. While walking through a forest, Jessie tripped over Pumpkaboo as it was emerging from underground. While it kept shining its light repeatedly, Jessie threw a Poké Ball at it, successfully catching Pumpkaboo, much to James's surprise. Later, it was used to battle Ash and his friends to prevent them from rescuing a Pangoro and Pancham that Team Rocket had captured. Using its Leech Seed, Pumpkaboo was able to prevent its opponents' Pokémon from moving. It was defeated after Ash gave Pangoro a leaf, allowing it to regain its confidence and easily send Team Rocket blasting off.

Since being caught Pumpkaboo has become Jessie's main battler in Kalos, replacing Wobbuffet. As is traditional for Pokémon owned by Team Rocket, Pumpkaboo has lost nearly every battle it has participated in.

Pumpkaboo appeared in The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!, using its flashlight ability to light up a cave for Jessie. They quickly ran into a wild Salamence, and Pumpkaboo and Jessie played dead in order to confuse it. While the Salamence tried to figure out what happened, Jessie put a device on its head. This caused Salamence to go into a rampage, sending Team Rocket blasting off. Pumpkaboo was later seen at the Pokémon Center, being healed of its injuries from Salamence.

Personality and characteristics

Little is currently known about Pumpkaboo's personality. It is shown to get excited and proud of itself when doing well in battle, seen in Forging Forest Friendships! when Ash's Hawlucha missed with Flying Press due to Pumpkaboo being a Ghost-type. It is also shown to have a tendency to flash its lights repeatedly. Pumpkaboo has no problem listening to its new Trainer.

Moves used

Jessie Pumpkaboo Leech Seed.png
Using Leech Seed
Move First Used In
Leech Seed The Bamboozling Forest!
Shadow Ball The Bamboozling Forest!
Frustration A PokéVision of Things to Come!
Dark Pulse Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Pumpkaboo's flashlight ability

Moves Improvised

  • Flashlight: Pumpkaboo can release light from the holes on its body, using it as a flashlight.

Trivia

  • Pumpkaboo is Jessie's first Grass-type Pokémon.
  • Pumpkaboo was shown to be roughly twice James's Inkay's size. This would make Jessie's Pumpkaboo Super Size: Inkay are 1' 04", and Super Size Pumpkaboo are 2' 07".

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pumpkaboo.


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