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[[File:Type Ghost.gif|link=Ghost type]]  
Species Marionette Pokémon
Abilities Insomnia
Cursed Body (Dream World)
None ← 354 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Shuppet]]
Evolves into None
(ジュペッタ Jupetta)
[[Generation III]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Black>Black</font>
Shape Footprint

Banette (Japanese: ジュペッタ Jupetta) is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.


Harley Banette

Harley's Banette in the anime

Banette looks like a possessed doll. Its body is a dark gray. Its mouth looks like a yellow zipper and it has a yellow star shaped tail. On the back of its head there is a "zigzag line",but no one knows what it is or what it might use it for.


Banette is the evolved form of Shuppet as of level 37.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Sky Pillar Rare
Emerald Sky Pillar Uncommon
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Routes 225, 226, and 227, Stark Mountain (Night only) Uncommon
Platinum Routes 225, 226, and 227, Stark Mountain (Night only) Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone Rare
Black/White Evolve Shuppet None

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Springleaf Field
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 16
Forever Level 65
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve from Shuppet
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Sky Stairway (1F-49F)

Pokédex entries



Banette's name is derived from the words "bane" and "marionette".


  • Despite its Pokédex entries stating that can't open its mouth since its energy would escape, many Banettes have been seen with their mouths open in the anime and their fainting sprites have also shown them with their mouths open and they can learn Screech, Sleep Talk, Round and Astonish, all of which, involve opening its mouth (although this is an assumption with Sleep Talk as it is not specifically stated).
  • Banette played a small part in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Of Sky's Special Episode "Igglybuff The Prodigy." He went exploring, along with Skorupi and Igglybuff, through the first dungeon.
  • It is said that if Banette opens it's mouth, the horrible curse that it holds will come out of it.
  • Banette is one of the few pure Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Banette's Japanese name may derive from Geppetto, a fictional character who is most famous for creating and raising Pinocchio.


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