Banette

Banette is a Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Marionette Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Ruby BANETTE generates energy for laying strong curses by sticking pins into its own body. This POKéMON was originally a pitiful plush doll that was thrown away.
Sapphire A cursed energy permeated the stuffing of a discarded and forgotten plush doll, giving it new life as BANETTE. The POKéMON’s energy would escape if it were to ever open its mouth.
FireRed
LeafGreen
Strong feelings of hatred turned a puppet into a POKéMON. If it opens its mouth, its cursed energy escapes.
Emerald An abandoned plush doll became this POKéMON. They are said to live in garbage dumps and wander about in search of the children that threw them away.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A doll that became a Pokémon over its grudge from being junked. It seeks the child that disowned it.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
This Pokémon developed from an abandoned doll that amassed a grudge. It is seen in dark alleys.
Black
White
A doll that became a Pokémon over its grudge from being junked. It seeks the child that disowned it.
Black 2
White 2
A doll that became a Pokémon over its grudge of being thrown away. It seeks the child who disowned it.
X A doll that became a Pokémon over its grudge from being junked. It seeks the child that disowned it.
Y Strong feelings of hatred turned a puppet into a Pokémon. If it opens its mouth, its cursed energy escapes.

Evolution chart

Shuppet
#353
Shuppet
Ghost

(Level 37)
Banette
#354
Banette
Ghost

Name origin

bane
something that ruins or spoils
marionette
a type of puppet manipulated by strings

Moves learned by Banette

Banette sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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See all Banette sprites

Where to find Banette

Ruby
Sapphire
Sky Pillar
Emerald Sky Pillar
Diamond
Pearl
Route 225, 226, 227, Stark Mountain
Platinum Route 225, 226
Black 2
White 2
Victory Road, Strange House
X
Y
Pokemon Village