Duskull

Duskull is a Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Requiem Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 355
Type Ghost
Species Requiem Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 15.0 kg (33.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Frisk (hidden ability)
Local № 148 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
189 (Platinum)
153 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
135 (Sword/Shield)
158 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 59
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 20
150 244
Attack 40
76 196
Defense 90
166 306
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 25
49 163
Total 295 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 37) (trade holding Reaper Cloth)

Duskull changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby DUSKULL can pass through any wall no matter how thick it may be. Once this POKéMON chooses a target, it will doggedly pursue the intended victim until the break of dawn.
Sapphire DUSKULL wanders lost among the deep darkness of midnight. There is an oft-told admonishment given to misbehaving children that this POKéMON will spirit away bad children who earn scoldings from their mothers.
FireRed
LeafGreen
Making itself invisible, it silently sneaks up to prey. It has the ability to slip through thick walls.
Emerald A glare from its single scarlet eye makes even burly grown-ups freeze in utter fear. It is a nocturnal POKéMON that roams about under the cloak of darkness.
Diamond
Pearl
It doggedly pursues its prey wherever it goes. However, the chase is abandoned at sunrise.
Platinum It loves the crying of children. It startles bad kids by passing through walls and making them cry.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
If it finds bad children who won’t listen to their parents, it will spirit them away--or so it’s said.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It loves the crying of children. It startles bad kids by passing through walls and making them cry.
X It doggedly pursues its prey wherever it goes. However, the chase is abandoned at sunrise.
Y If it finds bad children who won’t listen to their parents, it will spirit them away--or so it’s said.
Omega Ruby Duskull can pass through any wall no matter how thick it may be. Once this Pokémon chooses a target, it will doggedly pursue the intended victim until the break of dawn.
Alpha Sapphire Duskull wanders lost among the deep darkness of midnight. There is an oft-told admonishment given to misbehaving children that this Pokémon will spirit away bad children who earn scoldings from their mothers.
Sword If it finds bad children who won’t listen to their parents, it will spirit them away—or so it’s said.
Shield Making itself invisible, it silently sneaks up to prey. It has the ability to slip through thick walls.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It doggedly pursues its prey wherever the prey goes. However, the chase is abandoned at sunrise.
Legends: Arceus I’ve heard that the children of Hisui all begin to behave once they’ve been told the story of how this Pokémon roams about before the witching hour to spirit away misbehaving children.

Moves learned by Duskull

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
4DisableNormalStatus 100
8Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
12Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
16Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
20PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
24Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
28Mean LookNormalStatus
32HexGhostSpecial 65 100
36CurseGhostStatus
40Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
44Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100

Egg moves

Duskull learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Duskull gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Destiny BondGhostStatus
GrudgeGhostStatus
HazeIceStatus
ImprisonPsychicStatus
MementoDarkStatus 100
Pain SplitNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by level up

Duskull learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
6Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
11HexGhostSpecial 65 100
18Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
25Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
34Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
43PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100

Move Tutor moves

Duskull can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Calm MindPsychicStatus
Charge BeamElectricSpecial 50 90
Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
RestPsychicStatus
Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100

Duskull sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Duskull  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Duskull  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Duskull  sprite from Black & White Duskull  sprite from X & Y Duskull  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Duskull Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Duskull Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Duskull Shiny sprite from Black & White Duskull Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Duskull

Ruby Route 121, 123, Mt. Pyre
Sapphire Mt. Pyre
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Mt. Pyre
Diamond
Pearl
Route 224
Platinum Route 209, Lost Tower, Turnback Cave
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mt. Pyre
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Route 6, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's Seat, Motostoke Riverbank, Watchtower Ruins
Shield Route 6, Giant's Cap, Giant's Seat, Motostoke Riverbank, Watchtower Ruins
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 224, Dazzling Cave, Stargleam Cavern
Legends: Arceus Arena's Approach, Avalanche Slopes, Deadwood Haunt
Scarlet
Violet
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Duskull
Japanese ヨマワル (Yomawaru)
German Zwirrlicht
French Skelénox

Name origin

dusk
the partial darkness between day and night
skull
the bony framework of the head