Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX: Cubone Guide - Moveset, Evolution, Best Partner And How To Get Cubone

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX includes Cubone as one of the 12 starter Pokemon that you can choose to start with.

If this unique Kanto Pokemon is your choice in the new Mystery Dungeon game, here's our guide!

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Cubone Guide

The Generation 1 ground-type is available as the player or partner through the main game.

Usually, Cubone is chosen if the personality results are either Lonely (for males) or Impish (for females) in nature.

It has normal mobility, meaning it cannot traverse through water, lava and cloud tiles and walls without the assistance of a mobility-enhancing item or a certain IQ skill.

As Cubone is a ground type, he will be weak to water, grass and ice type Pokemon, meaning you should pair him with a fire or electric type Pokemon such as Charmander, Cyndaquil, Torchic or Pikachu.

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How To Get Cubone

Cubone can be chosen at the start of the game as either the player or partner.

Cubone can be recruited exclusively at Southern Cave with a recruit rate of 10.5%.

You will come across a Lv28 Cubone with a rarity of:

  • 5-6th floor (14.29%)
  • 7th-10th floor (20.00%)
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Evolving Cubone

Evolution does not play a massive part in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, so it is perfectly ok to keep Cubone as he is.

Although stats do not increase from evolution, moves can vary once it evolves into Marowak.

If you do wish to evolve Cubone, you will need to finish the main story and enter the Luminous Cave - be sure to check our evolution guide for more details.

Read More: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX: Evolution, How To Evolve Your Pokemon And Partner


Moveset And Abilities

Cubone's ability is Rock Head and Lightningrod.

Cubone will begin with the following attacks:

  • Headbutt: 15/15
  • Bone Club: 17/17
  • Brutal Swing: 17/17
  • Brick Break: 18/18


Here are the moves that Cubone can learn by levelling up:

  • Lv1 Growl
  • Lv5 Tail Whip
  • Lv9 Bone Club
  • Lv13 Headbutt
  • Lv17 Leer
  • Lv21 Focus Energy
  • Lv25 Bonemerang
  • Lv29 Rage
  • Lv33 False Swipe
  • Lv37 Thrash
  • Lv41 Bone Rush
  • Lv45 Double-Edge

Here are the moves that Cubone can learn from TMs:

  • Iron Tail
  • Dig
  • Rock Smash
  • Return
  • Strength
  • Flamethrower
  • Double Team
  • Facade
  • Brick Break
  • Rock Tomb
  • Focus Punch
  • Earthquake
  • Sandstorm
  • Fire Blast
  • Aerial Ace
  • Toxic
  • Thief
  • Sunny Day
  • Rest
  • Secret Power
  • Blizzard
  • Protect
  • Hidden Power
  • Attract
  • Frustration
  • Ice Beam
  • Wide Slash

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