Skeledirge (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Skeledirge
Singer Pokémon
ラウドボーン
Loudbone
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Skeledirge



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Type
Fire Ghost
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Unaware
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
719.8 lbs. 326.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
265
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Def
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
50
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Skeledirge (Japanese: ラウドボーン Loudbone) is a dual-type Fire/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves from Crocalor starting at level 36. It is the final form of Fuecoco.

Biology

Skeledirge is a large, red, crocodilian Pokémon covered in rectangular scales. Its belly is angular and has a white coloration flanked by black stripes on either side, resembling an open suit jacket and dress shirt. It also has various white-colored patterns on its head, lower jaw, neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs, and the cylindrical tip of its tail. The white coloration on the top of its head resembles a lute. Skeledirge has three black claws on each foot, and although it usually walks on all fours, it is capable of standing on its hind legs.

Skeledirge's head is delineated with a black circular shape at the top. It has black eyes with yellow irises and red eyelids, serrated jaws with purple insides, and various square and triangular patterns that come in red, orange, yellow, and purple. A wreath of solid orange-and-yellow fire energy emerges from the back of Skeledirge's jaws, which circles around its head.

There is an orange fiery bird resting on top of Skeledirge's head, which is a separate, independent entity from the Pokémon.[1] This bird is spherical, with a yellow face, white eyes, a short crest and tail, and a singular tiny pointed "foot" it balances itself on. It is said that the bird was born when the egg-shaped fireball Skeledirge had as a Crocalor gained a soul; this also gave Skeledirge its Ghost typing.[1] The bird can sometimes be seen pecking at Skeledirge's jaws.

Skeledirge has a meddlesome but caring personality. Its singing is gentle, but powerful and full of vitality, capable of soothing the souls of all who hears it. Opponents hearing its singing will feel warm and fulfilled inside, losing their will to battle.[1]

Skeledirge burns its enemies by unleashing flames that exceed the temperature of 5,400 °F (3,000 °C). As seen during its signature move Torch Song, when Skeledirge sings, the fiery bird transforms into a microphone-like shape, with its "foot" growing much longer towards the ground. Then, the bird powers up with the singing, gains fiery wings, and flies towards its enemy. Skeledirge is the only known Pokémon capable of learning Torch Song.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Skeledirge (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#6
Scarlet The fiery bird changes shape when Skeledirge sings. Rumor has it that the bird was born when the fireball on Skeledirge’s head gained a soul.
Violet Skeledirge’s gentle singing soothes the souls of all that hear it. It burns its enemies to a crisp with flames of over 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit.


Pokedex Image Skeledirge SV.png
Skeledirge in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Evolve Crocalor


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
104
164 - 211 318 - 412
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Total:
530
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.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
Rem.Rem. Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
Evo.Evo. Torch Song Fire Special 08080 100100% 10
077 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
1010 Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
1212 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1717 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100100% 15
2424 Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
2828 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3232 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
3838 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4242 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
4747 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
4747 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
5858 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
6464 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skeledirge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skeledirge

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM019Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM038Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM144Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM144 Fire Pledge Fire Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM153Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM153 Blast Burn Fire Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skeledirge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skeledirge

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GrumpigSeviperStunkySkuntankSkwovetGreedent
Oinkologne
Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
NumelCameruptTorkoalZoruaZoroark Curse Ghost Status —% 10
SlakothVigorothSlakingOshawottDewottSamurott
SamurottFinizenPalafin
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
SlakothSlakingHippopotasHippowdon Slack Off Normal Status —% 5
  • 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 Skeledirge in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skeledirge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skeledirge

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Fuecoco (Pokémon)#LearnsetCrocalor (Pokémon)#Learnset Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skeledirge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skeledirge

Side game data

Evolution

0909Fuecoco.png
Unevolved
Fuecoco
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 16
0910Crocalor.png
First evolution
Crocalor
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 36
0911Skeledirge.png
Second evolution
Skeledirge
 Fire  Ghost 


Sprites

Trivia

Origin

Skeledirge and the fiery bird on its head may be based on a Nile crocodile and its supposed cleaning symbiosis with the Egyptian plover. The location of the bird might also be inspired by the bulbous protuberance at the tip of male gharials' snouts, which enables them to produce certain sounds.

Skeledirge's "suited" appearance and general behavior resemble a singer, such as those in rock music, mariachi, or opera. It being a Ghost type crocodile could be a reference to all the crocodile-related ghost stories present in Spanish folklore, such as the Catalonian Cocollona, the Lizard of Magdalena from Jaén, or the Drac de Na Coca, whose body can be found on display in Palma de Mallorca, from which the skeletal appearance of Skeledirge may take inspiration, due to the similar exposed skull in both. Its Fire typing may be inspired by the fact that crocodiles release excess heat through their mouths.

Its overall design may also be inspired by the Día de Muertos holiday, with its face resembling a Calavera, and the fire energy around its neck resembling Mexican marigolds put on display to honor the dead. Its colorful look may be based on alebrije, a form of Mexican sculpture art depicting fantastical creatures in brightly colored patterns; or the trencadís works of art by Antoni Gaudí such as the salamander statue dubbed "El Drac" (lit. "The Dragon"), located in Park Güell, Barcelona, as well as his architecture as a whole, which is usually very related to bones, being the Casa Batlló and the back of the Sagrada Família the most recognizable cases. It may also be based on the bogeyman-esque monster Cuca, which is typically depicted in Brazilian culture as an alligator hag with long messy hair.

Name origin

Skeledirge may be a combination of skeleton and dirge (a type of song or hymn performed in mourning, such as during funerals).

Loudbone may be a combination of loud or laúd (Spanish lute, a musical instrument) and bone.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ラウドボーン Loudbone From loud, laúd, and bone
France Flag.png French Flâmigator From flamme, âme, and alligator
Spain Flag.png Spanish Skeledirge Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Skelokrok From Skelett and Krokodil
Italy Flag.png Italian Skeledirge Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 라우드본 Raudeubon Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 骨紋巨聲鱷 / 骨纹巨声鳄 Gǔwénjùshēng'è From 骨紋 / 骨纹 gǔwén, 巨聲 / 巨声 jùshēng, and 鱷魚 / 鳄魚 èyú
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 骨纹巨声鳄 Gwātmàhngeuihsēngngohk From 骨紋 gwāt, 巨聲 geuihsēng, and 鱷魚 ngohkyùh


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References

External links

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