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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Pineco

Pineco
Bagworm Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Pineco is a Bug Type Bagworm Pokémon, with a 24.8% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Pineco can be found with Sturdy as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 1 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Relaxed Nature, based on 290 combined Base Stats.

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Pineco Stats and Abilities

Based on Pineco Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Pineco Highest IV Stat is Defense 90 and the Lowest being Speed 15.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP50210304
E
Attack65121251
E
Defense90166306
F
Special Attack3567185
F
Special Defense3567185
F
Speed1531141
F
Total290
Pineco Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Relaxed
+10% Defense
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield1 Defense
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsBug
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Sturdy
Ability 1
Sturdy allows the Pokémon to survive with 1 HP if attacked at full HP with an attack that would otherwise knock it out. It also prevents One-Hit-KO moves (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine or Sheer Cold).
Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Overcoat makes the Pokémon immune to residual damage from weather conditions (specifically Hail and Sandstorm).

How To Evolve Pineco in BDSP

Pineco requires (Level 31) to evolve into Forretress.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Pineco
Level 31
Forretress

Where To Find Pineco in BDSP

Pineco has 4 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Pineco, within the Bogsunk Cavern location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Swampy Cave
National
Pineco
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
National
Pineco
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Pineco
Lv. 16-63
Bogsunk Cavern
National
Pineco
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Pineco Weakness

Pineco is a Bug Type pokemon. This will cause Pineco to take More Damage from Flying, Rock, Fire Type Moves, and Less Damage from Fighting, Ground, Grass Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Flying
Rock
Fire
0.5x
Less Damage
Fighting
Ground
Grass
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Pineco Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Dragonite
S
Tyranitar

What pokemon is Pineco Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Garchomp
A
Swampert
A
Tangrowth
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Best Moves Pineco in BDSP

Best Moveset for Pineco Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
34
Explosion
Physical
250
100 5 User faints.
6
Self-Destruct
Physical
200
100 5 User faints.
45
Double-Edge
Physical
120
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
12
Take Down
Physical
90
85 20 User receives recoil damage.

Best Moveset for Pineco TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM64
Explosion
Physical
250
100 5 User faints.
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
120
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM26
Earthquake
Physical
100
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM62
Bug Buzz
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Pineco Level Up Moves

List of Moves Pineco can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Tackle
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
1
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
6
Self-Destruct
Power: 200
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User faints.
9
Bug Bite
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Receives the effect from the opponent's held berry.
12
Take Down
Power: 90
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
17
Rapid Spin
Power: 20
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Physical

Removes effects of trap moves.
20
Autotomize
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Reduces weight and sharply raises Speed.
23
Rollout
Power: 30
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Physical

Doubles in power each turn for 5 turns.
28
Spikes
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Hurts opponents when they switch into battle.
31
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
34
Explosion
Power: 250
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User faints.
39
Iron Defense
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Sharply raises user's Defense.
42
Gyro Ball
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

The slower the user, the stronger the attack.
45
Double-Edge
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
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Pineco TM Moves

List of Moves Pineco can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM16
Light Screen
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM19
Giga Drain
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM33
Reflect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Halves damage from Physical attacks for 5 turns.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM62
Bug Buzz
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM64
Explosion
Power: 250
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User faints.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM74
Gyro Ball
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

The slower the user, the stronger the attack.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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Pineco Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Pineco can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Pin Missile
Power:
37.5
Acc: 95
PP: 20
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Flail
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
Swift
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
Counter
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

When hit by a Physical Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.
Sand Tomb
Power: 35
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Physical

Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
Revenge
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power increases if user was hit first.
Double-Edge
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
Toxic Spikes
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Poisons opponents when they switch into battle.
Power Trick
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User's own Attack and Defense switch.
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