Thwackey (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Thwackey (disambiguation).
Thwackey
Beat Pokémon
バチンキー
Bachinkey
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Thwackey



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Grassy Surge
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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Weight
30.9 lbs. 14.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
147
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
2
Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
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Thwackey (Japanese: バチンキー Bachinkey) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Grookey starting at level 16 and evolves into Rillaboom starting at level 35.

Biology

Thwackey is a bipedal, humanoid monkey Pokémon with a light-green body, and lighter green markings on its face and chest. Its ears, arms, and tail are dark brown, and its two large eyes are yellow in color. It has dark green bands around its wrists, and the stick it holds splits in two after its evolution,[1] which it uses to hold up a tuft of leaves resembling hair on its head. When it removes the sticks, the leaves resemble a mohawk, with a dark-green color on the ends. It has several sharp teeth.

Thwackey can use its two sticks to create a rhythmic beat. The faster a rhythm Thwackey creates, the more respect it earns from its peers. Often, when it drums out rapid beats in battle, Thwackey will get so caught up in the rhythm that it does not realize its opponent has been knocked out. To further develop its sense of rhythm, it constantly uses it in daily life. It can always feel a beat, and it walks while swaying back and forth to this beat, along with drumming with its sticks.[1] As seen in the anime, Thwackey can groom its friends to cheer them up; this is its way to show friendship and trust. In Generation IX, Branch Poke is its signature move.

In the anime

Thwackey in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Thwackey debuted in A One-Stick Wonder!. One of them had only one stick and couldn't drum as well as the others until Ash and Goh helped it.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
JN101 Thwackey Goh's Rotom Phone Thwackey, the Beat Pokémon. A Grass type. Using its two sticks, Thwackey beats out a high-tempo rhythm so it can gain the respect of its peers.
JN101 Grooming Goh's Rotom Phone Grooming, a ritual performed by Thwackey in order to cheer up its friends. It's a way to show friendship and trust.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Twiggy

Thwackey debuted in Toasty!! Battle Against Toxapex, where Henry's Grookey, Twiggy, evolved into one.


In the TCG

Main article: Thwackey (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#002
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword The faster a Thwackey can beat out a rhythm with its two sticks, the more respect it wins from its peers.
Shield When it's drumming out rapid beats in battle, it gets so caught up in the rhythm that it won't even notice that it's already knocked out its opponent.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Grookey
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unreleased



Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
420
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
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Branch Poke Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
011 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
1212 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1919 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2424 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
3030 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3636 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
4242 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100100% 15
4848 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thwackey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thwackey

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
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
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
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
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
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
TM056Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
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
TM073Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 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
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM137Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM146Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM146 Grass Pledge Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM159Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
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 Thwackey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thwackey

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MeowthMeowthMeowthPersianPersianPerrserker Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
SunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloomCacneaCacturne
TropiusFoongusAmoongussSkiddoGogoatFomantis
LurantisFlappleAppletunSmolivDollivArboliva
ToedscoolToedscruelCapsakidScovillain
Growth Normal Status —% 20
UrsaringUrsalunaSlakingChesnaught Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
HoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunfloraShroomishBreloom
CacneaCacturneLeafeonDeerlingSawsbuckChespin
QuilladinChesnaughtSkiddoGogoatFlappleAppletun
SmolivDollivArboliva
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
MudbrayMudsdaleCufantCopperajah Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
SunkernSunfloraBreloomSkiddoGogoatSprigatito
FloragatoMeowscaradaScovillain
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • 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 Thwackey in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thwackey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thwackey

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thwackey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thwackey

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 163 Base Defense: 134
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Grookey Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Grass Knot

Evolution

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Unevolved
Grookey
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 16
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First evolution
Thwackey
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 35
0812Rillaboom.png
Second evolution
Rillaboom
 Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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HOME
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Menu SV 0811.png For other sprites and images, please see Thwackey images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Thwackey appears to be based on monkeys, specifically macaques, capuchins, and pygmy marmosets, as well as common depictions of cavemen. Its behavior may reference both the fact that macaques drum objects to show social dominance and that songs are used during ritual battles of many indigenous cultures to embolden warriors and evoke ferocity. Its tools resemble drumsticks, hair sticks, and clubs.

Name origin

Thwackey may be a combination of thwack and monkey.

Bachinkey may be a combination of バチン bachin (whack) and monkey. It may also derive from capuchin monkey.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バチンキー Bachinkey From バチン bachin and monkey
France Flag.png French Badabouin From badaboum and babouin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Thwackey Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Chimstix From Schimpanse and drumsticks
Italy Flag.png Italian Thwackey Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 채키몽 Chaekimong From 북채 bukchae and monkey
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 啪咚猴 Pādōnghóu From , dōng, and hóu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 啪咚猴 Pāakdūnghàuh From pāak, dūng, and hàuh


Related articles

References

External links

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