Spoink (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Spoink (disambiguation).
Spoink
Bounce Pokémon
バネブー
Baneboo
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Spoink



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Thick Fat or Own Tempo Cacophony
Cacophony
Gluttony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Spoink
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
67.5 lbs. 30.6 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
89
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
66
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Spoink
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
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0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
0
Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
70
External Links

Spoink (Japanese: バネブー Baneboo) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Grumpig starting at level 32.

Biology

Spoink is a gray, pig-like Pokémon. It has dark, circular eyes, a large gray nose, and small ears. It has stubby arms and possesses no hind legs. Motion is achieved by bouncing on its spring-like tail. The bouncing has a vital function, in that it keeps its heart beating. Even while it is sleeping, it continues to bounce. It wears a pearl produced by Clamperl on top of its head, which amplifies its psychic powers. Spoink will be weakened without a pearl, and always searches for bigger pearls. In Generation III, Magic Coat was its signature move. In the anime it was shown to easily mistake other round objects as its pearl. It lives in mountainous areas. It likes to eat mushrooms that grow underground.

In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Spoink (recurring)
The recurring Spoink in the anime

Spoink debuted in Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend. Ash and his friends first encountered it without its pearl while having breakfast. After scanning his Pokédex, Ash learned that Spoink become tired without their pearls, so he and his friends agreed to help find its pearl. The group soon recovered the pearl, but Spoink lost it again after a confrontation with Team Rocket.

Spoink reappeared in Clamperl of Wisdom. Ash and his friends were sailing to Maisie Island when they spotted Spoink out at sea. A rogue wave knocked Spoink into the ocean, but the group was able to use a life preserver ring to save it. While it was bouncing around on deck, Spoink tripped and lost its pearl out at sea. Despite the efforts of Torkoal and the group's Water-type Pokémon, they were unable to recover the pearl.

The group later met Isaiah, a researcher who specializes in Clamperl. Team Rocket attempted to steal Isaiah's rare blue pearl, but Spoink ended up with the item. Spoink went on to befriend a wild Clamperl and exchanged the blue pearl for Clamperl's pink pearl. Ash, his friends, and Spoink went on to defeat Team Rocket after they stole Clamperl and the blue pearl. Spoink then started to meditate and was able to recover Isaiah's blue pearl in exchange for its pink pearl. However, the kind act left Spoink without a pearl. Realizing the situation, Clamperl gave Spoink the pink pearl as thanks.

Its known moves are Psychic, Confuse Ray, and Psybeam.

Other
Spoink in the anime

Multiple Spoink appeared in An Oasis of Hope!, including one that helped Ash and his friends save its own friends from a bully Grumpig.

Minor appearances

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, Ash used a Spoink provided by the Pokémon Summer Academy for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

In A Marathon Rivalry!, a Trainer's Spoink competed in the Pokéathlon held in Camellia Town.

Multiple Spoink appeared in Beyond the Rainbow!.

Two Spoink appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!. One was under the ownership of a Psychic, while the other was owned by a Trainer.

A Trainer's Spoink appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG079 Spoink Ash's Pokédex Spoink, the Bounce Pokémon. Spoink bounces about on its tail. The pearl upon its head helps to magnify its psychic powers. If the Spoink loses its pearl, it grows extremely tired.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY061 Spoink Serena's Pokédex Spoink, the Bounce Pokémon. Spoink moves around by bouncing on its tail. Its psychic powers are made stronger by the pearl on its head.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Spoink was fleeing from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

A Spoink appeared in PMDP09.

Pokémon Adventures

Tate and Liza each own a Spoink, both of whom first appeared in With a Spoink in Your Step I. They were used to train Ruby and Sapphire on Mirage Island in a Tag Battle.

The Battle Tower rented a Spoink, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

A Trainer's Spoink appeared in The Final Dimensional Duel II.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

A Spoink appeared in Return to Hareta's Home Forest!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Spoink appeared in The Greatest Invention?!.

In the TCG

Main article: Spoink (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#110
Kanto
#—
Ruby Spoink bounces around on its tail. The shock of its bouncing makes its heart pump. As a result, this Pokémon cannot afford to stop bouncing - if it stops, its heart will stop.
Sapphire Spoink keeps a pearl on top of its head. The pearl functions to amplify this Pokémon's psychokinetic powers. It is therefore on a constant search for a bigger pearl.
Emerald A Pokémon that manipulates psychic power at will. It doesn't stop bouncing even when it is asleep. It loves eating mushrooms that grow underground.
FireRed It apparently dies if it stops bouncing about. It carries a pearl from Clamperl on its head.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It bounces constantly, using its tail as a spring. The shock of bouncing keeps its heart beating.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It bounces around on its tail to keep its heart pumping. It carries a pearl from Clamperl on its head.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #206
Black It bounces constantly, using its tail like a spring. The shock of bouncing keeps its heart beating.
White
Black 2 Using its tail like a spring, it keeps its heart beating by bouncing constantly. If it stops, it dies.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #007
Hoenn
#115
X It bounces constantly, using its tail like a spring. The shock of bouncing keeps its heart beating.
Y It bounces around on its tail to keep its heart pumping. It carries a pearl from Clamperl on its head.
Omega Ruby Spoink bounces around on its tail. The shock of its bouncing makes its heart pump. As a result, this Pokémon cannot afford to stop bouncing—if it stops, its heart will stop.
Alpha Sapphire Spoink keeps a pearl on top of its head. The pearl functions to amplify this Pokémon's psychokinetic powers. It is therefore on a constant search for a bigger pearl.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It bounces constantly, using its tail like a spring. The shock of bouncing keeps its heart beating.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#111
Scarlet Spoink will die if it stops bouncing. The pearl on its head amplifies its psychic powers.
Violet Using its tail like a spring, it keeps its heart beating by bouncing constantly. If it stops, it dies.


Pokedex Image Spoink SV.png
Spoink in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Jagged Pass
Emerald
Jagged Pass
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 214 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 214 (Swarm)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest (Hoenn Sound)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2
Reversal Mountain
White 2
Trade
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Jagged Pass
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Grumpig
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 214 (Swarm)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 15, Endless Level 36, Forever Level 21, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Howling Forest (1F-8F), Solar Cave (1F-5F)
Ranger
Kisara Plain
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (1F-7F)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (1F-7F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Firebreathing Mountain, Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Rumbling Magnetic Motors, Chill Battle: Fever!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Th
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 304
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Bastion of Beginnings (Entrance, Center, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Spoink Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Tanga Berry Tanga Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Tanga Berry Tanga Berry (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Persim Berry Persim Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
330
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
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
077 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1010 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
1414 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
1818 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2222 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2929 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
2929 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
3333 Snore Normal Special 05050 100100% 15
3838 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100100% 10
4040 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
4444 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spoink
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spoink
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
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
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 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
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM093Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM138Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM161Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
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 Spoink
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spoink
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
Future Sight Psychic Special 120 100% 10
Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
000* Simple Beam Normal Status 100% 15
Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • 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 Spoink in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spoink
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spoink
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lunge Spoink (EX Emerald 66)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS325.png PinRSani325.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani325.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.5%
Friend Area: Mt. Deepgreen
Phrases
51%-100% HP If I don't keep bouncing, I lose my life!
26%-50% HP Uh-oh! My HP is halfway down!
1%-25% HP Help me... I'm running out of energy to bounce...
Level up I leveled up! It puts me in a bouncy mood!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 325.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry R-030
Spoink constantly hops in a rhythmic manner. Watch out for sudden high jumps.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush325Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT325.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#458
Shuffle325.png

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO325.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 125 Base Defense: 122
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Spoink Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Splash, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Psybeam, Shadow Ball, Mirror Coat

Evolution

0325Spoink.png
Unevolved
Spoink
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 32
0326Grumpig.png
First evolution
Grumpig
 Psychic 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 325.png Spr b 3r 325.png Spr 3e 325.png Spr b 3r 325.png Spr 3r 325.png Spr b 3r 325.png
Spr 3r 325 s.png Spr b 3r 325 s.png Spr 3e 325 s.png Spr b 3r 325 s.png Spr 3r 325 s.png Spr b 3r 325 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 325.png Spr b 4d 325.png Spr 4d 325.png Spr b 4d 325.png Spr 4d 325.png Spr b 4d 325.png
Spr 4d 325 s.png Spr b 4d 325 s.png Spr 4d 325 s.png Spr b 4d 325 s.png Spr 4d 325 s.png Spr b 4d 325 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 325.png Spr b 5b 325.png Spr 5b 325.png Spr b 5b 325.png
Spr 5b 325 s.png Spr b 5b 325 s.png Spr 5b 325 s.png Spr b 5b 325 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 325.png Spr b 6x 325.png Spr 6x 325.png Spr b 6x 325.png
Spr 6x 325 s.png Spr b 6x 325 s.png Spr 6x 325 s.png Spr b 6x 325 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 325.png Spr b 7s 325.png Spr 7s 325.png Spr b 7s 325.png
Spr 7s 325 s.png Spr b 7s 325 s.png Spr 7s 325 s.png Spr b 7s 325 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME0325.png HOME0325 s.png
Menu SV 0325.png For other sprites and images, please see Spoink images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Despite Pokédex entries saying that it would die if it stopped bouncing, it has been seen not bouncing many times in the anime.
  • Despite Pokédex entries saying that its pearl comes from a Clamperl, a Shiny Spoink's pearl is gray, but a Shiny Clamperl's pearl is gold.
  • In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Spoink is programmed to learn Simple Beam through breeding, but no Pokémon in those games can learn Simple Beam. It shares this trait with Psyduck.

Origin

Spoink appears to be based on a piglet. It may also be based on the Biblical phrase "...neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you" from Matthew 7:6. The pearls were supposed to represent wisdom given to an audience who would not appreciate the teachings. Spoink and Grumpig appear to instead use those pearls of wisdom to enhance their psychic powers. Spoink might also be a literal interpretation of a spring pig (in pig farming, spring is the ideal season for birth). Having a spring instead of legs may be a reference to a jack-in-the-box. Its affinity for underground mushrooms, as noted by its Emerald Pokédex entry, is characteristic of a truffle hog.

Name origin

Spoink may be a combination of spring and oink (grunting sound of a pig).

Baneboo may be a combination of 発条 bane (spring) and ブーブー būbū (onomatopoeia for oinking).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バネブー Baneboo From 発条 bane and ブーブー būbū
France Flag.png French Spoink Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Spoink Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Spoink Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Spoink Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 피그점프 Pigjump From pig and jump
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 跳跳豬 / 跳跳猪 Tiàotiàozhū From tiào and 豬 / 猪 zhū
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 跳跳豬 Tiutiujyū From tiu and jyū


External links


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