Count Pumpka

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Count Pumpka

Count Pumpka (Japanese: パンプ伯爵 Count Pump) is a character of the day who appeared in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?.

During the Gourgeist Festival, Count Pumpka was looking at participants from his castle. He spotted Team Rocket and was impressed by Jessie's Pumpkaboo. When he showed her to his own Pumpkaboo, he fell in love with her immediately. Because of this, Count Pumpka had his steward invite Team Rocket for a meal at his castle. He introduced himself to the trio and told them he wanted Jessie's Pumpkaboo. Jessie saw a chance in this to swindle the count, and told him that her Pumpkaboo had been threatened by Ash's Pikachu. If Count Pumpka would be able to get Pikachu for them, Jessie would consider trading her Pumpkaboo to him. As such, he sent his steward after Ash and his friends.

Ash and his friends ultimately burst into Count Pumpka's castle. Still thinking they were bad people, the count had his steward imprison them. Following this, the count proposed Jessie to trade her Pumpkaboo to him now. When she claimed she didn't want to trade it away, Count Pumpka offered her his Mawile. Jessie was still unwilling to make the trade, until Count Pumpka informed Jessie that Mawile were able to Mega Evolve, which got Jessie imagining her Mega Evolving Mawile, and ultimately agreeing to the trade. After the trade, Pumpkaboo evolved into Gourgeist. The count's own Pumpkaboo suddenly lost all interest in her, and Jessie regretted the trade as she remembered the good times she had had with Pumpkaboo. She demanded that they reverse the trade, and as Prince Pumpkaboo no longer had any interest in Gourgeist, Count Pumpka agreed. During all this, Ash and his friends managed to escape. They revealed to the count and his steward that Team Rocket were the bad people instead. After they managed to blast Team Rocket off, Count Pumpka and his steward apologized to them for the misunderstanding and for mistreating them. To make it up to them, he invited them for dinner as they watched the fireworks of the Gourgeist Festival.


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Count Pumpka's Prince Pumpkaboo
Prince Pumpkaboo
Prince Pumpkaboo (Japanese: バケッチャ王子) first appeared by his Trainer's side as they were looking out onto the Gourgeist Festival. Prince Pumpkaboo, who was Small Sized, fell in love upon seeing Jessie's female Super Size Pumpkaboo. Count Pumpka, seeking to make his Pokémon happy, persuaded Jessie to trade Pumpkaboo to him. Since she had been traded, Jessie's Pumpkaboo evolved into a Gourgeist and Prince Pumpkaboo lost all interest. As a result, the trade was reversed.

None of Prince Pumpkaboo's moves are known.

Debut A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English E. James Ford
Count Pumpka's Mawile
Main article: Jessie's Mawile

Count Pumpka offered his Mawile to Jessie in exchange for her Pumpkaboo. Jessie initially refused, but quickly changed her mind when Count Pumpka informed her that Mawile was one of the few species of Pokémon able to Mega Evolve. After the trade and Pumpkaboo's subsequent evolution into Gourgeist, Jessie changed her mind, wishing to trade back. Since Prince Pumpkaboo had lost all interest in Gourgeist after she evolved, Count Pumpka agreed to trade back.

None of Mawile's moves are known.

Debut A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?
Voice actors
English Erica Schroeder

Traded away

Jessie's Gourgeist
Pumpkaboo → Gourgeist
Main article: Jessie's Gourgeist

Count Pumpka convinced Jessie to trade her Pumpkaboo for his Mawile, as Pumpkaboo was not only a rare Super Size Pumpkaboo, but also the object of Prince Pumpkaboo's affections. Upon completion of the trade, Pumpkaboo promptly evolved into a Gourgeist, which in turn led to Prince Pumpkaboo losing all interest in her, having preferred her as a Pumpkaboo. Almost immediately afterwards, Jessie changed her mind about the trade and demanded that Count Pumpka trade back, and since Prince Pumpkaboo was no longer interested in Gourgeist, Count Pumpka agreed.

Debut The Bamboozling Forest!
Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Haven Paschall

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石塚運昇 Unshō Ishizuka
English E. James Ford
Finnish Markus Bäckman
Italian Riccardo Peroni
Polish Zbigniew Kozłowski
European Spanish Carlos del Pino


  • Count Pumpka's hairstyle is based on the curled stem on Pumpkaboo's head.


Language Name Origin
Japanese パンプ伯爵 Count Pump From パンプジン Pumpjin
English Count Pumpka From Pumpkaboo
Finnish Kreivi Pumpka From his English name
Italian Conte Pumpka From his English name
Polish Hrabia Pumpka From his English name
Brazilian Portuguese Conde Pumpka From his English name

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