Pineco (Pokémon)

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Pineco
Bagworm Pokémon
クヌギダマ
Kunugidama
#204
Pineco



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Pineco
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Weight
15.9 lbs. 7.2 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
60
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
58
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Pineco
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HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
F204.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Pineco (Japanese: クヌギダマ Kunugidama) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves into Forretress starting at level 31.

Biology

Pineco is a blue-green, pine cone-like Pokémon with red eyes and no visible limbs. It has a single spike on top of its head, which is supposedly its stem. It makes its shell thicker by gluing tree bark to its body. The glue is made of fluid that Pineco spits out, which hardens when it is exposed to air. Unbothered by the added weight of its shell, it patiently hangs from a tree branch in tropical and temperate forests, waiting to prey on flying insects. In Alola, its favorite prey is Cutiefly. Typically immobile, it will drop to the ground and explode if someone shakes its tree while it is eating.

In the anime

Pineco in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Pineco

Pineco debuted in Going Apricorn!, thus also marking the species' debut. Brock encountered and caught it with a Fast Ball. It later evolved into a Forretress in Entei at Your Own Risk.

Other

In Bucking the Treasure Trend!, multiple Pineco attacked Ash, his friends, and Buck as they searched for Dandelion Island's treasure.

In JN032, Goh caught a Pineco.

Minor appearances

Multiple Pineco appeared in Going Apricorn! alongside Brock's.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Pineco was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In The Bug Stops Here, five Pineco were in the Bug-Catching Contest.

In A Bite to Remember, Brock's demonstration featured a Pineco evolving into a Forretress.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Pineco competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

A Pineco appeared in a flashback in JN032.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP143 Pineco Ash's Pokédex Pineco, the Bagworm Pokémon. Appears calm as it hangs sedately from tree branches, but it will self-destruct at the slightest provocation.

In the manga

In the Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga

A Pineco appeared in A Fresh Start.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Pineco debuted in Murkrow Row, where it was one of the Pokémon in Joey's bag after Gold helped him get it back.

A Pineco appeared in Forretress of Solitude, under the ownership of the Pokémon Association. Red fights two in his aptitude test to be the Gym Leader of Viridian City.

A Pineco was mentioned as one of the Pokémon Crystal caught and sent to Professor Oak via the Portable Transfer System in Off Course with Corsola. She remarked that it was a different color.

A Pineco appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Pineco appeared in A Promise Given to Miltank.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Pineco appeared in GDZ65.

A Pineco appeared in GDZ72 as a background image.

A Pineco appeared in GDZ75, under the ownership of Hideki.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Pineco appeared in The Green Scroll: Kenshin's Adventure, under the ownership of Yoshimoto.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Pineco appeared in Return light to Bellossom!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Pineco (TCG)

Game data

NPC Appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium 2: Pineco appears in the Mini-game Eager Eevee. Pineco will sometimes be revealed as the contents of the crate and if any players go after it, they will get hit with an Explosion and be unable to move in the next round.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#093
Gold It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Silver It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
Crystal It spits out a fluid that it uses to glue tree bark to its body. The fluid hardens when it touches air.
Stadium 2 It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree, it drops down to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Sapphire
Emerald A Pineco hangs from a tree branch and waits for prey. While eating, if it is disturbed by someone shaking its tree, it falls on the ground and suddenly explodes.
FireRed It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
LeafGreen It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#093
Diamond It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
SoulSilver It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
White
Black 2 It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Y It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Omega Ruby Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree, it drops down to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Alpha Sapphire Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree. it drops to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #268
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun Motionless, it hangs from trees, waiting for its bug Pokémon prey to come to it. Its favorite in Alola is Cutiefly.
Ultra Moon It sticks tree bark to itself with its saliva, making itself thicker and larger. Elderly Pineco are ridiculously huge.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage (Headbutt trees)
Crystal
Routes 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 43, Lake of Rage, Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 203, 204, 210, and 229, Eterna Forest (Emerald)
Platinum
Routes 203, 204, 210, and 229, Eterna Forest (Emerald)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, 47, and 48, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Pallet Town, Viridian City, Pewter City, Cerulean City, Safari Zone Gate, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, National Park (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Route 16 (Swarm)
Black 2 White 2
Route 16 (Swarm)
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Forretress
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Forretress
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 10
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 37, Endless Level 58, Forever Level 19, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Freeze (1F-5F), Wish Cave (61F-64F), Joyous Tower (61F-64F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
MD Sky
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
Ranger: SoA
Union Road, Peril Cliffs
Ranger: GS
Mitonga Road, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: World Axle - B1F
Conquest
Chrysalia
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Launch to Victory!, Variety Battle: Pokémon on a Roll
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Seventh release)
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Verdant Grove (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Substitute Pineco English United States 5 February 28 to March 6, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Sixth Campaign Pineco Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 8, 2006

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total:
290
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Pineco's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Focus Energy Pineco (Undaunted 63)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani204.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 9.4%
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I just hang around, and the bugs... They just flock to me.
26%-50% HP My HP's sliding down to around half now.
1%-25% HP I'm barely hanging on... My body feels too heavy to move...
Level up There, got my level.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 204.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
Bug
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-110
It blows itself up.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-190/N-030
It causes explosions around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP204.png HP: ★★ Move: Bug Bite
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Sturdy
Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Ability 3: Explode
Defense: ★★
Speed:
Evolves into Forretress when its Defense is 73 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kame, Ujizane, and Yoshimoto
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#491
Shuffle204.png

Counterattack
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.


Pokémon GO
GO204.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 108 Base Defense: 122
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Pineco Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Gyro Ball, Rock Tomb, Sand Tomb, Frustration, Return

Evolution

204Pineco.png
Unevolved
Pineco
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 31
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First evolution
Forretress
 Bug  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 204.png Spr b 2g 204.png Spr 2s 204.png Spr b 2g 204.png Spr 2c 204.png Spr b 2c 204.png
Spr 2g 204 s.png Spr b 2g 204 s.png Spr 2s 204 s.png Spr b 2g 204 s.png Spr 2c 204 s.png Spr b 2g 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 204.png Spr b 3r 204.png Spr 3e 204.png Spr b 3r 204.png Spr 3r 204.png Spr b 3r 204.png
Spr 3r 204 s.png Spr b 3r 204 s.png Spr 3e 204 s.png Spr b 3r 204 s.png Spr 3r 204 s.png Spr b 3r 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 204.png Spr b 4d 204.png Spr 4d 204.png Spr b 4d 204.png Spr 4h 204.png Spr b 4h 204.png
Spr 4d 204 s.png Spr b 4d 204 s.png Spr 4d 204 s.png Spr b 4d 204 s.png Spr 4h 204 s.png Spr b 4d 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 204.png Spr b 5b 204.png Spr 5b 204.png Spr b 5b2 204.png
Spr 5b 204 s.png Spr b 5b 204 s.png Spr 5b2 204 s.png Spr b 5b2 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 204.png Spr b 6x 204.png Spr 6x 204.png Spr b 6x 204.png
Spr 6x 204 s.png Spr b 6x 204 s.png Spr 6x 204 s.png Spr b 6x 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 204.png Spr b 7s 204.png Spr 7s 204.png Spr b 7s 204.png
Spr 7s 204 s.png Spr b 7s 204 s.png Spr 7s 204 s.png Spr b 7s 204 s.png
Front Back Front Back
204MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Pineco images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Pineco and its evolved form share their category with Burmy and Wormadam. They are all known as the Bagworm Pokémon.

Origin

Pineco is based on a bagworm, whose cases—or "bags"—may superficially resemble pine cones. Its metallic appearance and ability to explode also give it the resemblance of a grenade. In addition to its possible relation to weaponry, its ability to learn Spikes may be a reference to caltrops.

Name origin

Pineco is a shortening of pine cone, reflecting its pine cone-like appearance.

Kunugidama may be a combination of クヌギ kunugi (sawtooth oak) and 玉 tama (ball).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese クヌギダマ Kunugidama From クヌギ kunugi and tama
France Flag.png French Pomdepik From pomme de pin and pic
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pineco Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tannza From Tannenzapfen and Panzer
Italy Flag.png Italian Pineco Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 피콘 Pikon Possibly a shortening of pine cone
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 榛果球 Zhēnguǒqiú Literally "Hazelnut ball"


Related articles

External links


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