Banette is 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. Mega Banette has purple sharp claws with black skin.
Banette is the evolved form of Shuppet as of level 37.
Banette first appeared in anime under the ownership of Harley
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.
Banette's name is derived from the words "bane" and "marionette".