Banette

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

Banette has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 354
Type Ghost
Species Marionette Pokémon
Height 3′07″ (1.1 m)
Weight 27.6 lbs (12.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Insomnia
2. Frisk
Cursed Body (hidden ability)
Local № 147 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
211 (Black 2/White 2)
123 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
152 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
317 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 159
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 64
238 332
Attack 115
211 361
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 83
153 291
Sp. Def 63
117 247
Speed 65
121 251
Total 455 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Banette.

Pokédex data

National № 354
Type Ghost
Species Marionette Pokémon
Height 3′11″ (1.2 m)
Weight 28.7 lbs (13.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Prankster
Local № 147 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
211 (Black 2/White 2)
123 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
152 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
317 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 194
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 64
238 332
Attack 165
301 471
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 93
171 313
Sp. Def 83
153 291
Speed 75
139 273
Total 555 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Banette.

Evolution chart

(Level 37)

Banette changes

Pokédex entries

Banette

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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Ultra Sun It’s a stuffed toy that was thrown away and became possessed, ever searching for the one who threw it away so it can exact its revenge.
Ultra Moon Resentment at being cast off made it spring into being. Some say that treating it well will satisfy it, and it will once more become a stuffed toy.

Mega Banette

Ultra Sun Extraordinary energy amplifies its cursing power to such an extent that it can’t help but curse its own Trainer.
Ultra Moon Mega Evolution increases its vindictiveness, and the cursing power that was held back by its zipper comes spilling out.

Moves learned by Banette

Moves learnt by level up

Banette learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Knock OffDark 65 100
1Night ShadeGhost 100
1Phantom ForceGhost 90 100
1ScreechNormal 85
1SpiteGhost 100
4ScreechNormal 85
7Night ShadeGhost 100
10SpiteGhost 100
13Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
16Will-O-WispFire 85
19Feint AttackDark 60
22HexGhost 65 100
26CurseGhost
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
34EmbargoDark 100
40Sucker PunchDark 70 100
46SnatchDark
52GrudgeGhost
58TrickPsychic 100
64Phantom ForceGhost 90 100

Egg moves

Banette learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Banette egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhost 30 100
Confuse RayGhost 100
Destiny BondGhost
DisableNormal 100
ForesightNormal
Gunk ShotPoison 120 80
ImprisonPsychic
Ominous WindGhost 60 100
Phantom ForceGhost 90 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Shadow SneakGhost 40 100

Move Tutor moves

Banette can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Gunk ShotPoison 120 80
Icy WindIce 55 95
Knock OffDark 65 100
Magic CoatPsychic
Magic RoomPsychic
Pain SplitNormal
Role PlayPsychic
Shock WaveElectric 60
Skill SwapPsychic
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
TelekinesisPsychic
Throat ChopDark 80 100
TrickPsychic 100

Moves learnt by TM

Banette is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
83InfestationBug 20 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Banette can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Banette learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Knock OffDark 65 100
1Night ShadeGhost 100
1Phantom ForceGhost 90 100
1ScreechNormal 85
1SpiteGhost 100
4ScreechNormal 85
7Night ShadeGhost 100
10SpiteGhost 100
13Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
16Will-O-WispFire 85
19Feint AttackDark 60
22HexGhost 65 100
26CurseGhost
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
34EmbargoDark 100
40Sucker PunchDark 70 100
46SnatchDark
52GrudgeGhost
58TrickPsychic 100
64Phantom ForceGhost 90 100

Egg moves

Banette learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Banette egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhost 30 100
Confuse RayGhost 100
Destiny BondGhost
DisableNormal 100
ForesightNormal
Gunk ShotPoison 120 80
ImprisonPsychic
Ominous WindGhost 60 100
Phantom ForceGhost 90 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Shadow SneakGhost 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Banette is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
83InfestationBug 20 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Banette can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Banette sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Banette  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Banette  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Banette  sprite from Black & White Banette  sprite from X & Y Banette  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Banette Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Banette Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Banette Shiny sprite from Black & White Banette Shiny sprite from X & Y Banette Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Banette

Ruby Evolve Shuppet
Sapphire Sky Pillar
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Sky Pillar
Diamond
Pearl
Route 225, 226, 227, Stark Mountain
Platinum Route 225, 226
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Evolve Shuppet
Black 2
White 2
Victory Road, Strange House
X
Y
Pokémon Village
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Shuppet
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poké Pelago

Other languages

English Banette
Japanese ジュペッタ (Juppeta)
German Banette
French Branette

Name origin

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