Pumpkaboo

Pumpkaboo is a Ghost/Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Pumpkin Pokémon.

Pumpkaboo are said to carry wandering spirits to the place where they belong so they can move on.

Pokédex data

National № 710
Type Ghost Grass
Species Pumpkin Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 5.0 kg (11.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pickup
2. Frisk
Insomnia (hidden ability)
Local № 063 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
191 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 67
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 49
208 302
Attack 66
123 254
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 44
83 205
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 51
96 221
Total 335 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 Pumpkaboo.

Pokédex data

National № 710
Type Ghost Grass
Species Pumpkin Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pickup
2. Frisk
Insomnia (hidden ability)
Local № 063 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
191 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 67
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 44
198 292
Attack 66
123 254
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 44
83 205
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 56
105 232
Total 335 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 Pumpkaboo.

Pokédex data

National № 710
Type Ghost Grass
Species Pumpkin Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pickup
2. Frisk
Insomnia (hidden ability)
Local № 063 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
191 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 67
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 54
218 312
Attack 66
123 254
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 44
83 205
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 46
87 210
Total 335 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 Pumpkaboo.

Pokédex data

National № 710
Type Ghost Grass
Species Pumpkin Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 15.0 kg (33.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pickup
2. Frisk
Insomnia (hidden ability)
Local № 063 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
191 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 67
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 59
228 322
Attack 66
123 254
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 44
83 205
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 41
78 199
Total 335 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 Pumpkaboo.

Evolution chart

#710
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
Ghost · Grass
(Trade)
#711
Gourgeist
Average Size
Ghost · Grass

Pumpkaboo changes

Pokédex entries

Pumpkaboo

X
Omega Ruby
The pumpkin body is inhabited by a spirit trapped in this world. As the sun sets, it becomes restless and active.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It is said to carry wandering spirits to the place where they belong so they can move on.

Average Size

Sword Spirits that wander this world are placed into Pumpkaboo’s body. They’re then moved on to the afterlife.
Shield The light that streams out from the holes in the pumpkin can hypnotize and control the people and Pokémon that see it.

Small Size

Sword When taking spirits to the afterlife, small Pumpkaboo prefer the spirits of children to those of adults.
Shield Small Pumpkaboo are said to be the product of areas where few lost souls lingered.

Large Size

Sword When taking spirits to the afterlife, large Pumpkaboo prefer the spirits of adults to those of children.
Shield Large Pumpkaboo are said to be the product of areas where many lost souls lingered.

Super Size

Sword Supersized Pumpkaboo are very partial to the spirits of people who were of similarly superior proportions.
Shield Massive Pumpkaboo are said to be the product of areas where a great number of lost souls lingered.

Moves learned by Pumpkaboo

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Trick-or-TreatGhostStatus 100
4Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
8Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
12Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
12Trick-or-TreatGhostStatus 100
16Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
20Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
24Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
24Trick-or-TreatGhostStatus 100
28Worry SeedGrassStatus 100
32Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
36Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
36Trick-or-TreatGhostStatus 100
40TrickPsychicStatus 100
44Pain SplitNormalStatus

Egg moves

Pumpkaboo learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pumpkaboo egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
DisableNormalStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Pumpkaboo can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grassy GlideGrassPhysical 70 100
PoltergeistGhostPhysical 110 90
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

Pumpkaboo is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Pumpkaboo is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
1TrickPsychicStatus 100
4Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
6Trick-or-TreatGhostStatus 100
11Worry SeedGrassStatus 100
16Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
20Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
23Trick-or-TreatGhostStatus 100
26Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
30Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
36Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
40Trick-or-TreatGhostStatus 100
42Pain SplitNormalStatus
48Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BestowNormalStatus
CurseGhostStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
DisableNormalStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
SpiteGhostStatus 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
TrickPsychicStatus 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Pumpkaboo 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.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Pumpkaboo sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Pumpkaboo  sprite from X & Y Pumpkaboo  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Pumpkaboo Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Pumpkaboo

X
Y
Route 16
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
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
Shield
Route 4, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Pumpkaboo
Japanese バケッチャ (Bakeccha)
German Irrbis
French Pitrouille

Name origin

pumpkin
large orange fruit, often used at Halloween
peek-a-boo
childish game involving hiding and suddenly reappearing