Cubone

Cubone is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Lonely Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 104
Type Ground
Species Lonely Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 6.5 kg (14.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Rock Head
2. Lightning Rod
Battle Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 104 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
203 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
104 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
208 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
060 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
163 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
197 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
104 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
170 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 35
67 185
Total 320 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 Cubone.

Evolution chart

(Level 28, outside Alola)
(Level 28, Nighttime, in Alola)
#105
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
Fire · Ghost

Cubone changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Because it never removes its skull helmet, no one has ever seen this POKéMON’s real face.
Yellow Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody.
Gold If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes, and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.
Silver It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.
Crystal It lost its mother after its birth. It wears its mother’s skull, never revealing its true face.
Ruby
Sapphire
CUBONE pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull the POKéMON wears are made by the tears it sheds.
FireRed It wears the skull of its dead mother on its head. When it becomes lonesome, it is said to cry loudly.
LeafGreen Because it never removes its skull helmet, no one has ever seen this POKéMON’s real face.
Emerald It pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull it wears are from its tears.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.
HeartGold If it is sad or lonely, the skull it wears shakes and emits a plaintive and mournful sound.
SoulSilver It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.
X It wears the skull of its dead mother on its head. When it becomes lonesome, it is said to cry loudly.
Y It always wears the skull of its dead mother, so no one has any idea what its hidden face looks like.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Cubone pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull the Pokémon wears are made by the tears it sheds.
Sun When it thinks of its deceased mother, it weeps loudly. Mandibuzz that hear its cries will attack it from the air.
Moon The skull it wears on its head is that of its dead mother. According to some, it will evolve when it comes to terms with the pain of her death.
Ultra Sun At night, it weeps loudly for its dead mother, but those cries only attract its natural enemy—Mandibuzz.
Ultra Moon It wears its mother’s skull on its head, so no one knows what its bare face looks like. However, it’s clear that it’s always crying.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody.

Moves learned by Cubone

Moves learnt by level up

Cubone learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Mud-SlapGround 20 100
4Tail WhipNormal 100
8False SwipeNormal 40 100
12HeadbuttNormal 70 100
16RetaliateNormal 70 100
20FlingDark 100
24Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
29Bone RushGround 25 90
32Focus EnergyNormal
36EndeavorNormal 100
40BonemerangGround 50 90
44ThrashNormal 120 100
48Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Egg moves

Cubone learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Cubone egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
Belly DrumNormal
CurseGhost
DetectFighting
Double KickFighting 30 100
LeerNormal 100
Perish SongNormal
Skull BashNormal 130 100

Move Tutor moves

Cubone can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scorching SandsGround 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Cubone is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Cubone is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Cubone learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
2Tail WhipNormal 100
6LeerNormal 100
12Bone ClubGround 65 85
14HeadbuttNormal 70 100
18RageNormal 20 100
24Focus EnergyNormal
26BonemerangGround 50 90
30ThrashNormal 120 100
36Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Cubone is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Cubone sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Cubone  sprite from Red & Blue Cubone  sprite from Silver Cubone  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Cubone  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cubone  sprite from Black & White Cubone  sprite from X & Y Cubone  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Cubone Shiny sprite from Silver Cubone Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Cubone Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cubone Shiny sprite from Black & White Cubone Shiny sprite from X & Y Cubone Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Cubone

Red
Blue
Pokémon Tower
Yellow Pokémon Tower, Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Rock Tunnel
Crystal Goldenrod City, Rock Tunnel
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Pokémon Tower, Sevault Canyon
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 203
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Rock Tunnel
Black
White
Breed Marowak
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Glittering Cave
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Wela Volcano Park
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Pokémon Tower, Rock Tunnel
Sword
Shield
Warm-Up Tunnel

Other languages

English Cubone
Japanese カラカラ (Karakara)
German Tragosso
French Osselait

Name origin

cub
baby animal
bone
structure making up a skeleton