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Type(s)
Type Bug  
Species Bagworm Pokémon
Abilities Sturdy
Overcoat (DW)
Pokédex
Girafarig ← 204 → Forretress
Kanto N/A Johto 093
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Forretress
Pineco
204
クヌギダマ Kunugidama
204Pineco
Generation II
Evolutionary Line
204205
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
15.9 lbs. 7.2 kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Gray Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body01
F204
Cry

Pineco (Japanese: クヌギダマ Kunugidama) is a Bug-Type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Physiology

Pineco looks like a large green pine cone with two red eyes on the inside of its "shell"

Evolution

Pineco evolves into Forretress once it reaches level 31.

Game info

Game locations

Pineco Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Gold/Silver Headbutt trees Rare
Crystal Headbutt trees Rare
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Safari Zone and Altering Cave Rare
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Routes 203, 204, 210 and 229, Eterna Forest Dongle (Emerald)
Platinum Route 203, 204, 210 and 229, Eterna Forest Dongle (Emerald)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Headbutt trees Rare
Black/White Route 16 Swarm


Side game locations

Pineco Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 37,
Endless Level 58,
Forever Level 19,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Freeze (1F-5F)
Wish Cave (61F-64F)
Joyous Tower (61F-64F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Union Road
Peril Cliffs


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Gold
It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Silver
It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
Crystal
It spits out a fluid that it uses to glue tree bark to its body. The fluid hardens when it touches air.
Ruby
Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree, it drops down to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Sapphire
Pineco hangs from a tree branch and patiently waits for prey to come along. If the Pokémon is disturbed while eating by someone shaking its tree, it drops down to the ground and explodes with no warning.
Emerald
A Pineco hangs from a tree branch and waits for prey. While eating, if it is disturbed by someone shaking its tree, it falls on the ground and suddenly explodes.
FireRed
It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
LeafGreen
It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Diamond
It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Pearl
It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Platinum
It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
HeartGold
It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
SoulSilver
It hangs and waits for flying insect prey to come near. It does not move about much on its own.
Black
It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
White
It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
Black 2
It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
White 2
It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.
X
It likes to make its shell thicker by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it.
Y
It looks just like a pinecone. Its shell protects it from bird Pokémon that peck it by mistake.

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
6 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
9 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
12 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
17 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
20 Bide ?? —% 10 Normal Physical
23 Natural Gift ?? 100% 15 Normal Physical
28 Spikes —% 20 Ground Status
31 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
34 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
39 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
42 Gyro Ball ?? 100% 5 Steel Physical
45 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back

Trivia

  • Pineco looks just like a pinecone, hence the name.
  • Despite resembling a steel pinecone, it is not Steel or Grass type.

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