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 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 14.3 lbs (6.5 kg)
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)

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.

Moves learned by Cubone

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
3Tail WhipNormal 100
7Bone ClubGround 65 85
11HeadbuttNormal 70 100
13LeerNormal 100
17Focus EnergyNormal
21BonemerangGround 50 90
23RageNormal 20 100
27False SwipeNormal 40 100
31ThrashNormal 120 100
33FlingDark 100
37Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
41EndeavorNormal 100
43Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
47RetaliateNormal 70 100
51Bone RushGround 25 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
Belly DrumNormal
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
CurseGhost
DetectFighting
Double KickFighting 30 100
EndureNormal
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Perish SongNormal
ScreechNormal 85
Skull BashNormal 130 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Earth PowerGround 90 100
EndeavorNormal 100
Fire PunchFire 75 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Knock OffDark 65 100
Low KickFighting 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Cubone 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

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:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
5RestPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
10DigGround 80 100
12FacadeNormal 70 100
13Brick BreakFighting 75 100
15Seismic TossFighting 100
19Iron TailSteel 100 75
22Rock SlideRock 75 90
23Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
27ToxicPoison 90
31Fire PunchFire 75 100
37FlamethrowerFire 90 100
41EarthquakeGround 100 100
46Fire BlastFire 110 85
51BlizzardIce 110 70
55Ice BeamIce 90 100
56Stealth RockRock

Cubone sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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

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