Pineco

Pineco is a Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Bagworm Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 204
Type Bug
Species Bagworm Pokémon
Height 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 7.2 kg (15.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sturdy
Overcoat (hidden ability)
Local № 093 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
093 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
268 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 58
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 90
166 306
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 35
67 185
Speed 15
31 141
Total 290 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 Pineco.

Evolution chart

#204
Pineco
Bug
(Level 31)

Pineco changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn’t bother it.
Silver It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
Crystal It spits out a fluid that it uses to glue tree bark to its body. The fluid hardens when it touches air.
Ruby
Sapphire
PINECO hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the POKéMON is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree, it drops down to the ground and explodes with no warning.
FireRed It hangs and waits for flying-insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
LeafGreen It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The extra weight doesn’t bother it.
Emerald A PINECO hangs from a tree branch and waits for prey. While eating, if it is disturbed by someone shaking its tree, it falls on the ground and suddenly explodes.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
HeartGold It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn’t bother it.
SoulSilver It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
X It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn’t bother it.
Y It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree, it drops down to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Ultra Sun Motionless, it hangs from trees, waiting for its bug Pokémon prey to come to it. Its favorite in Alola is Cutiefly.
Ultra Moon It sticks tree bark to itself with its saliva, making itself thicker and larger. Elderly Pineco are ridiculously huge.

Moves learned by Pineco

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ProtectNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
9Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
12Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
17Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
20BideNormalPhysical
23Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
28SpikesGroundStatus
31PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
34ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
39Iron DefenseSteelStatus
42Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
45Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
EndureNormalStatus
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
Power TrickPsychicStatus
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Stealth RockRockStatus
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Pineco 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
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ProtectNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
9Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
12Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
17Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
20BideNormalPhysical
23Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
28SpikesGroundStatus
31PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
34ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
39Iron DefenseSteelStatus
42Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
45Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
EndureNormalStatus
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
Power TrickPsychicStatus
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Stealth RockRockStatus
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Pineco sprites

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

Where to find Pineco

Gold
Silver
Route 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage
Crystal Route 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Altering Cave, Safari Zone
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 203, 204, 210, 229, Eterna Forest
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 22, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, 47, 48, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Ecruteak City, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, National Park, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Pewter City, Safari Zone Gate, Violet City, Viridian City
Black
White
Route 16
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Breed Forretress
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 10
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Pineco
Japanese クヌギダマ (Kunugidama)
German Tannza
French Pomdepik

Name origin

pine cone
seed of a pine tree