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 2′00″ (0.6 m)
Weight 15.9 lbs (7.2 kg)
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 70 (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

(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.
1ProtectNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
6Self-DestructNormal 200 100
9Bug BiteBug 60 100
12Take DownNormal 90 85
17Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
20BideNormal
23Natural GiftNormal 100
28SpikesGround
31PaybackDark 50 100
34ExplosionNormal 250 100
39Iron DefenseSteel
42Gyro BallSteel 100
45Double-EdgeNormal 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.
CounterFighting 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
EndureNormal
FlailNormal 100
Pin MissileBug 25 95
Power TrickPsychic
RevengeFighting 60 100
Sand TombGround 35 85
Stealth RockRock
SwiftNormal 60
Toxic SpikesPoison

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 BiteBug 60 100
Drill RunGround 80 95
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
GravityPsychic
Iron DefenseSteel
Pain SplitNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
74Gyro BallSteel 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormal Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 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.
1ProtectNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
6Self-DestructNormal 200 100
9Bug BiteBug 60 100
12Take DownNormal 90 85
17Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
20BideNormal
23Natural GiftNormal 100
28SpikesGround
31PaybackDark 50 100
34ExplosionNormal 250 100
39Iron DefenseSteel
42Gyro BallSteel 100
45Double-EdgeNormal 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.
CounterFighting 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
EndureNormal
FlailNormal 100
Pin MissileBug 25 95
Power TrickPsychic
RevengeFighting 60 100
Sand TombGround 35 85
Stealth RockRock
SwiftNormal 60
Toxic SpikesPoison

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
74Gyro BallSteel 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormal Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Pineco sprites

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

Other languages

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

Name origin

pine cone
seed of a pine tree