Spiritomb Pokémon

Last Modified Jul 26, 2021 08:53 GMT

Spiritomb is a Ghost/Dark dual-type Pokémon that debuted in Generation IV and there is no evidence that it can evolve into or from any other Pokémon. Spiritomb made its first appearance in The Keystone Pops! where Ash and Buizel inadvertently brought down Hallowed Tower, and Spiritomb erupted from the tower's keystone. This happened while Ash and Buizel were enjoying a training session with Dawn and Aipom. Spiritomb then caused devastation on a neighboring town after that.


Spiritomb


About

First appearance in animePokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl (The Keystone Pops!)
First appearance in a gameDiamond and Pearl
Region Sinnoh
Evolution Does not evolve
Pokedex Entry442


Base stats


HP50
ATTACK92
DEFENCE108
SP. ATTACK92
SP. DEFENCE108
SPEED35
TOTAL485

Appearance


Spiritomb


Spiritomb is a purple Pokémon with a ghostly appearance that is connected to a stone. It appears to be made of a tiny rock which contains two tiny spots and is trapezoidal. A crack runs down the center, breaking in half towards the base and the fracture, when combined with the two dots, resembles a frowning face.


Spiritomb's projected look is a whirling purple fog of ethereal beauty. Its jagged mouth is related to its emerald, crescent eyes which are placed amid the fog with a spiral-shaped pupil and it is sometimes only seen with one. Green orbs with yellow centers adorn its face with them swirling around.


Behavior


Spiritomb is made up of 108 souls who were trapped in an Odd Keystone by a traveler owing to crimes they have committed. Some of the spirits in Spiritomb are unfriendly and it can live for up to 500 years. Spiritomb, as seen in the anime, may be just as violent and destructive as the spirits it is made out of. It will strike out at anybody without hesitation, frequently acting in haste in its quest for vengeance.


Strengths and Weaknesses


Spiritomb is immune (does not take damage) against Normal, Psychic and Fighting-type moves. It is resistant against Poison-type but weak against Fairy-type moves.


Best Moveset


Spiritomb's strong defensive type grants it three valuable immunities against Fighting, Psychic, and Normal attacks, as well as decent bulk and access to a pretty solid support move pool. Due to its access to a very powerful Pursuit and Sucker Punch, Spiritomb may also provide helpful offensive assistance to teams. However, its solid mixed bulk is offset by its low HP and its lack of reliable recovery in tandem with its vulnerability to entry hazards, makes it easier to wear down and thus hurts its longevity in longer matches.


Spiritomb may use Pursuit to capture and severely weaken Ghost and Psychic types. Its greatest priority is Sucker Punch, which threatens to pick off weaker Pokemon after a little chip damage. Sucker Punch and Pursuit go well together since Ghost and Psychic types prefer to swap out in an attempt to dodge the former, resulting in them being caught and severely damaged by the latter. Foul Play is a more dependable STAB move that threatens enemies that try to exploit Spiritomb's Sucker Punch dependence while Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers providing just the extra leverage needed.


PursuitSucker Punch
Foul PlayWill-O-Wisp


How to catch Spiritomb in Pokémon Go?


Spiritomb is a Ghost, Dark-type Pokémon from the Sinnoh region and it does not evolve into or from any Pokémon. Catching Spiritomb works pretty similarly to the game's Mythical Pokémon with it caught through Special Research tasks. Its Special Research quest is named 'A Spooky Message' and will see Professor Willow give you a few particularly spooky challenges, just in time for Halloween. In the end, Players will be given Spiritomb as a reward for its completion.


Trivia


  1. Spiritomb is one of the two Pokémon that are Ghost/Dark-type, the other being Sableye.
  2. Until the Fairy type was introduced, Spirtomb had no real weakness.
  3. Spiritomb is highly associated with the number 108. Some of the references to this number are: 108 is its Sinnoh Pokedex number, it holds 108 spirits inside it and its Sp. Def and Defense stats are both 108. Not only that, its weight (in kg) is 108 and Spiritomb can be found in Sea Mauville (also known as Route 108). A quest in Pokémon GO involves collecting 108 Berries and catching 108 Pokémon, with Spiritomb appearing once this is completed.
  4. In the Mystery Dungeon Series, Spiritomb retreats into its keystone when it falls asleep.


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FAQs


Does Spiritomb have a weakness?

Spiritomb is weak against Fairy-type moves.


Is Spiritomb rare in Pokemon Go?

Spiritomb is a rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go and the only way to obtain it is by completing the Field Research tasks during the Halloween 2020 event. While you'll mostly find regular Spiritomb, lucky trainers can stumble upon its Shiny form.


Is Spiritomb male or female?

Spiritomb has an equal chance (50%) of being either male or female.


Conclusion


Congratulations! You know about this odd-looking Pokemon and to make the lore even better, Spiritomb might be based on a Buddhist tradition in Japan that involves ringing a bell 108 times to repel 108 temptations to achieve Nirvana. It may also be based on a stone monument present in one of the Classic Chinese Novels, in the novel this stone monument was ordered to be removed, but upon doing so, it unleashed 108 previously sealed demons.

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