Pumpkaboo < Gourgeist > Bergmite

Species Type
Pumpkin Pokémon Ghost.pngGrass.png
Number Ability
#711 Pickup/Frisk
Height Weight
Small Size: 2'4" (0.7)
Average Size: 2'11" (0.9m)
Large Size: 3'7" (1.1m)
Super Size: 5'7" (1.7m)
Small Size: 20.9 lbs (9.5kg)
Average Size: 27.6 lbs. (12.5kg)
Large Size: 30.9 lbs (14kg)
Super Size: 86 lbs (39kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Pumpkaboo None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Amorphous 60
Tier EV Yield
All Forms: PU 2 Defense Points

Gourgeist (パンプジン) is the 64th Pokémon in the Kalos Mountain Pokédex. It is a Ghost/Grass-Type, and is known as the Pumpkin Pokémon.

Gourgeist can use one of two Abilities: Pickup, which gives it a 10% chance of finding an item to hold onto after battle, but it can also collect an item that was used by either ally or opponent during the battle; or Frisk, which reveals the opponent's Hold Item if the opponent has one. Gourgeist's Hidden Ability is Insomnia, an Ability that gives it an immunity to the Sleep Status Condition.

Pumpkaboo evolves into Gourgeist by trading it to another game.

Gourgeist is in the Amorphous Egg Group. It takes Gourgeist One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Gourgeist takes on the appearance of a living jack-o-lantern of a brown coloration, including a carved-in face on the pumpkin portion of its body. From the top of the pumpkin is the spirit's body, taking on a lighter-orange appearance with a small face at its top, consisting of small, yellow eyes and a small mouth.

The hair that grows down the sides of Gourgeist's head constitute its arms.

[edit] Gender Differences

Gourgeist doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Form Differences

Gourgeist can take on one of four sizes: Small, Average, Large and Super Size. This leads to differences in how its Base Statistics are distributed in three different categories.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Gourgeist cannot be found in the wild in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The only way to obtain one is to evolve a Pumpkaboo.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Gourgeist has yet to appear in a Spin-Off Game as of writing.

[edit] Trading Card Game

No Trading Card Game Information as of yet; will be updated once featured in an upcoming TCG Set.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Gourgeist has yet to appear in the Anime as of writing.

[edit] Movies

Gourgeist has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

[edit] Manga

Gourgeist has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

All Gourgeist forms reside in the PU tier of competitive battling, but due to each of the forms having different stats, they are tiered separately and have varying degrees of viability based on those stats. This section will list the Gourgeist forms in order of most viable to least viable in the PU tier and any tiers above it.

Super Size Gourgeist (also known as Gourgeist-XL) is the most viable of the Gourgeist forms. With the highest HP stat of the four forms, Gourgeist-XL is the sturdiest defensive presence among the four forms. Its typing and movepool allows for it to check certain offensive threats like Golem and Torterra. Due to being a Ghost-type, it can act as a spinblocker to prevent Rapid Spin users from getting rid of entry hazards, and it also has access to semi-reliable recovery in Synthesis and moves like Will-O-Wisp and Foul Play that can prove very useful utility wise. However, Gourgeist-XL faces competition from other Grass-types like Torterra, Tangela, and Quilladin, and it is weak to common attacking types like Dark, Ice, and Fire.

Gourgeist-XL is also viable in the Neverused (NU) and Rarelyused (RU) tiers of competitive battling. Its niche in those tiers is very similar to its niche in PU as a physically defensive Pokémon. In NU, Gourgeist-XL can check the likes of Rhydon and Swords Dance Samurott while acting as an annoyance to opposing physical attackers thanks to Will-O-Wisp, Foul Play, and Synthesis. However, it suffers from having several common weaknesses, lacking the Special Attack to take advantage of a superior special movepool, and having its recovery nerfed in the presence of Snow Warning users like Abomasnow and Aurorus. In RU, Gourgeist-XL is a great bulky spinblocker that can check Pokémon like Medicham. It can boast having semi-reliable recovery in Synthesis over Spiritomb and Cofagrigus. Unfortunately, it has common weaknesses, is hampered by the presence of Fire-types like Houndoom, and has average at best Special Defense.

Small Gourgeist (or Gourgeist-S) is notable for having a very good Speed stat for a defensive Pokémon. In PU, Gourgeist-S's high Speed allows for it to outspeed certain physical threats like Basculin, Fraxure, and Stoutland. A good overall utility movepool consisting of Leech Seed and Will-O-Wisp to go along with a great defensive typing makes Gourgeist-S an overall well-rounded defensive Pokémon. It can wear down at foes with the Substitute + Leech Seed combination while being able to Disable to prevent opposing Pokémon from breaking its Substitutes too easily. However, Gourgeist-S suffers from having trouble with Grass-types and Fire-types like Jumpluff and Ninetales.

Gourgeist-S is also viable in the Neverused (NU) tier and Rarelyused (RU) tier. In NU, Gourgeist-S has the ability to wall certain threats like Kabutops, Poliwrath, and Torterra. It can play the role of spinblocker thanks to its Ghost typing, while its Speed stat and wide support movepool makes it an annoying Pokémon that can run the SubSeed set very well. Unfortunately for Gourgeist-S, it has many common weaknesses including a weakness to Dark, which can be problematic due to a prevalence in Knock Off users. Gourgeist-S also relies heavily on support moves and can be shut down by Taunt or Magic Bounce users like Archeops and Xatu, respectively. In RU, Gourgeist-S runs the SubSeed set decently well that can stall out opposing foes while acting as a defensive check to Fighting-types and other physical attackers. However, Gourgeist-S is vulnerable to being taken out easily by faster special attackers and is very reliant on residual damage to be effective.

Average Gourgeist and Large Gourgeist fall in the category of being completely overshadowed by its Small and Super-Size forms. Gourgeist's best niche in PU without being outclassed is being able to Trick opposing Pokémon with a Choice Scarf while using Destiny Bond to take out an unsuspecting revenge killer. Gourgeist-L is completely outclassed by Gourgeist-XL due to the latter's superior stat distribution.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
X/Y None Evolve Pumpkaboo

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VI X Singing in eerie voices, they wander town streets on the night of the new moon. Anyone who hears their song is cursed.
Y It enwraps its prey in its hairlike arms. It sings joyfully as it observes the suffering of its prey.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

[edit] Small Gourgeist

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 220 314 .
157 175 269 295
224 249 343 377
Sp. Atk
108 121 215 236
Sp. Def
139 155 249 273
182 203 297 326

[edit] Average Gourgeist

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 240 334 .
166 185 279 306
224 249 343 377
Sp. Atk
108 121 215 236
Sp. Def
139 155 249 273
155 173 267 293

[edit] Large Gourgeist

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 260 354 .
175 195 289 317
224 249 343 377
Sp. Atk
108 121 215 236
Sp. Def
139 155 249 273
128 143 237 260

[edit] Super-Size Gourgeist

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 280 374 .
184 205 299 328
224 249 343 377
Sp. Atk
108 121 215 236
Sp. Def
139 155 249 273
101 113 207 227

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
Phantom Force Ghost.gif 90 100 Physical.png
Start Trick Psychic.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Start Confuse Ray Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
4 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Trick-or-Treat Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
11 Worry Seed Grass.gif N/A 100 Other.png
16 Razor Leaf Grass.gif 55 95 Physical.png
20 Leech Seed Grass.gif N/A 90 Other.png
26 Bullet Seed Grass.gif 25 100 Physical.png
30 Shadow Sneak Ghost.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
42 Pain Split Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
48 Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bestow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Destiny Bond Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Disable Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Pumpkaboo Gourgeist

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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