Yamask

Yamask is a Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Spirit Pokémon.

Yamask has a Galarian form in Pokémon Sword & Shield, which evolves into Runerigus.

Pokédex data

National № 562
Type Ghost
Species Spirit Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Mummy
Local № 068 (Black/White)
124 (Black 2/White 2)
327 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 61
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 38
186 280
Attack 30
58 174
Defense 85
157 295
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 30
58 174
Total 303 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 Yamask.

Pokédex data

National № 562
Type Ground Ghost
Species Spirit Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Wandering Spirit
Local № 068 (Black/White)
124 (Black 2/White 2)
327 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 61
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 38
186 280
Attack 55
103 229
Defense 85
157 295
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 30
58 174
Total 303 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 Yamask.

Evolution chart

(Level 34)
#562
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
Ground · Ghost
(near Dusty Bowl)

Yamask changes

Pokédex entries

Yamask

Black Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry.
White These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves in past ages. Each retains memories of its former life.
Black 2
White 2
These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves. Each retains memories of its former life.
X
Omega Ruby
These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves. Each retains memories of its former life.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry.
Sword It wanders through ruins by night, carrying a mask that’s said to have been the face it had when it was still human.
Shield The spirit of a person from a bygone age became this Pokémon. It rambles through ruins, searching for someone who knows its face.

Galarian Yamask

Sword A clay slab with cursed engravings took possession of a Yamask. The slab is said to be absorbing the Yamask’s dark power.
Shield It’s said that this Pokémon was formed when an ancient clay tablet was drawn to a vengeful spirit.

Moves learned by Yamask

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
4HazeIceStatus
8Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
12DisableNormalStatus 100
16Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
20Crafty ShieldFairyStatus
24HexGhostSpecial 65 100
28Mean LookNormalStatus
32GrudgeGhostStatus
36CurseGhostStatus
40Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
44Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
48Guard SplitPsychicStatus
48Power SplitPsychicStatus
52Destiny BondGhostStatus
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
4HazeIceStatus
8Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
12DisableNormalStatus 100
16Brutal SwingDarkPhysical 60 100
20Crafty ShieldFairyStatus
24HexGhostSpecial 65 100
28Mean LookNormalStatus
32SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
36CurseGhostStatus
40Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
44EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
48Guard SplitPsychicStatus
48Power SplitPsychicStatus
52Destiny BondGhostStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
MementoDarkStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PoltergeistGhostPhysical 110 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
5DisableNormalStatus 100
9HazeIceStatus
13Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
17HexGhostSpecial 65 100
21Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
25Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
29CurseGhostStatus
33Guard SplitPsychicStatus
33Power SplitPsychicStatus
37Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
41GrudgeGhostStatus
45Mean LookNormalStatus
49Destiny BondGhostStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
Crafty ShieldFairyStatus
DisableNormalStatus 100
EndureNormalStatus
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
Heal BlockPsychicStatus 100
ImprisonPsychicStatus
MementoDarkStatus 100
Nasty PlotDarkStatus
NightmareGhostStatus 100
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
BlockNormalStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
TrickPsychicStatus 100
Wonder RoomPsychicStatus
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Yamask 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
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Yamask sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Yamask  sprite from Black & White Yamask  sprite from X & Y Yamask  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Yamask Shiny sprite from Black & White Yamask Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Yamask

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Relic Castle
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Breed Cofagrigus
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 6

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Yamask
Japanese デスマス (Desumasu)
German Makabaja
French Tutafeh

Name origin

yami
Japanese for ‘darkness’
mask
face covering