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 50 (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.
Sword When the memory of its departed mother brings it to tears, its cries echo mournfully within the skull it wears on its head.
Shield This Pokémon wears the skull of its deceased mother. Sometimes Cubone’s dreams make it cry, but each tear Cubone sheds makes it stronger.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries. Its crying makes the skull it wears rattle hollowly.

Moves learned by Cubone

Moves learnt by level up

Cubone learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
4Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
8False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
12HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
16RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
20FlingDarkPhysical 100
24Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
29Bone RushGroundPhysical 25 90
32Focus EnergyNormalStatus
36EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
40BonemerangGroundPhysical 50 90
44ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
48Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

Cubone learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Cubone egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Belly DrumNormalStatus
CurseGhostStatus
DetectFightingStatus
Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
LeerNormalStatus 100
Perish SongNormalStatus
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

Cubone is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Cubone cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
4Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
8False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
12HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
16RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
20FlingDarkPhysical 100
24Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
29Bone RushGroundPhysical 25 90
32Focus EnergyNormalStatus
36EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
40BonemerangGroundPhysical 50 90
44ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
48Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 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 PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Belly DrumNormalStatus
CurseGhostStatus
DetectFightingStatus
Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
LeerNormalStatus 100
Perish SongNormalStatus
Skull BashNormalPhysical 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 SandsGroundSpecial 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:

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 Cubone  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 203, Rocky Cave, Dazzling Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Big Bluff Cavern, Stargleam Cavern

Other languages

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

Name origin

cub
baby animal
bone
structure making up a skeleton