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[[File:Type Bug.gif|link=Bug type]]  
Species Bagworm Pokémon
Abilities Sturdy
Overcoat (Dream World)
None ← 204 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Forretress]]
(クヌギダマ Kunugidama)
[[Generation II]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Grey>Grey</font>
Shape Footprint

Pineco (Japanese: クヌギダマ Kunugidama) is a Bug-Type Pokémon.


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


Pineco evolves into Forretress once it reaches level 31.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) 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 Routes 203, 204, 210 and 229, Eterna Forest Dongle (Emerald)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Headbutt trees Rare
Black/White Route 16 Swarm

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
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



Generation II

Main article: Pineco/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Pineco/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Pineco/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Protect —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


6 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


9 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


12 Take Down 90 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


17 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


20 Bide ?? —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


23 Natural Gift ?? 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


28 Spikes —% 20 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Status Status


31 Payback 50 100% 10 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


34 Explosion 250 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


39 Iron Defense —% 15 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Status Status


42 Gyro Ball ?? 100% 5 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Physical Physical


45 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical 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.


  • Pineco looks just like a pinecone, hence the name.
  • Despite resembling a steel pinecone, it is not Steel or Grass type.
  • This Pokémon can learn Earthquake.
  • This Pokémon likes to cover its shell with bark to make it thicker. It hangs practically motionless from a tree branch, and patiently waits for prey like worms.


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