Banette's only Ability in Generation III is the Insomnia Ability, which prevents it from falling asleep from moves such as Spore, Yawn or Rest, which also makes Snore and Sleep Talk useless. Banette received a second Ability in Generation IV, the Frisk Ability, which reveals what the opposing Pokémon is using for a held item (if any). A third Ability is available to Banette from the Dream World, the Cursed Body Ability. This Ability has a 30% chance of Disabling an attack that hits the user of this Ability.
Shuppet can evolve into Banette starting at Level 37.
Banette is in the Amorphous Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It takes Banette 800,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Banette takes on the appearance of a child's doll that has come to life.
Banette doesn't have any gender differences to differentiate between male and female.
Banette appears at Endless Level 16, Forever Level 65 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Banette can only be obtained by evolving Shuppet in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Banette appears at Dark Hill B1-B15 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F. Banette is limited to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Rockland 1F-7F.
Banette appears at Hippowdown Temple in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Banette's only appearance in the Pokémon Ranger subseries to date.
Banette can be found at Everspring Valley Hauntyard 4-2 and World Axle Hauntyard B1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Banette appears in a total of seven sets and is listed as a Rare Card in all seven: EX Hidden Legends, EX Legend Maker (EX Card), EX Crystal Guardians, EX Power Keepers, Secret Wonders, Platinum and Triumphant sets.
Harley has used a Banette in some of the contests that he's entered. It was defeated in a Contest Battle by a combination attack from May's Bulbasaur and Beautifly in the episode Rhapsody In Drew. More recently, a Wild Banette appeared in the episode Ghoul Daze.
Banette appears in the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Ghost Festival, but not in any of the films.
Wild Banette make appearances in Chapters 228 and 241. A trainer named Saque uses a Banette in Chapters 289, 290, 292, 293, 412 & 414.
Banette finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. While it has a considerably high Attack, the rest of its Statistics are mired in the realm of being sub-par. The best thing that it does well is serve as a lead that sets up Trick Room, but this leaves it vulnerable to getting hit with Taunt, shutting down its attempt at Trick Room and other Status Attacks. Its bulk (or lack thereof) can really let it down.
Black 2/White 2
Via Dream World (Shuppet)
Via Dream World Giveaway
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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