Regular
Shiny
Pineco
Bug Type
Bagworm Pokémon
National Pokedex: #204

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Pineco is a Bug Type Bagworm Pokémon with a Medium Fast growth rate and a 1 Defense EV Yield. Pineco can be found with Sturdy as an Ability; we recommend the Relaxed Nature, based on 290 total combined Base Stats in Pokemon SV.

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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).

Pineco Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
50
E
Attack
65
D
Defense
90
F
Special Attack
35
F
Special Defense
35
F
Speed
15
F
Total
290
Pineco Details
Pineco Detail
Best Nature
Relaxed
+10% Defense
-10% Speed
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Sweet
Liked Foods
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Bug
EV Yield1 Defense
Growth RateMedium Fast
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Pineco Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Sturdy
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).
Hidden Ability
Overcoat
Overcoat makes the Pokémon immune to residual damage from weather conditions (specifically Hail and Sandstorm).

How To Evolve Pineco in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Pineco requires (Level 31) to evolve into Forretress.

Pineco Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Pineco
Bug Type
Level 31
Forretress
Bug TypeSteel Type
Pineco Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Pineco
290
50
65
35
90
35
15
Stat Change
+175
+25
+25
+25
+50
+25
+25
Forretress
465
75
90
60
140
60
40

Where To Find Pineco Locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

List of Locations where you can find and catch Pineco in Pokemon SV.

Pokemon SV 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.

Pineco Type Weakness
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?

Pineco Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Dragonite
Dragon Type
Flying Type
S
Tyranitar
Rock Type
Dark Type
S
Salamence
Dragon Type
Flying Type
S
Arcanine
Fire Type
A
Gyarados
Water Type
Flying Type

What pokemon is Pineco Strong Against?

Pineco Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
A
Gogoat
Grass Type
B
Lucario
Fighting Type
Steel Type
B
Hippowdon
Ground Type
B
Leafeon
Grass Type
B
Gallade
Psychic Type
Fighting Type

Best Pineco Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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 Bold
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Pokemon similar to Pineco based on Bug Type
Similar Bug Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
B
Scyther-Pokemon-Image
Scyther
BUG-Type FLYING-Type 500 70 110 55 80 80 105
B
Scizor-Pokemon-Image
Scizor
BUG-Type STEEL-Type 500 70 130 55 100 80 65
C
Vespiquen-Pokemon-Image
Vespiquen
BUG-Type FLYING-Type 474 70 80 80 102 102 40
C
Forretress-Pokemon-Image
Forretress
BUG-Type STEEL-Type 465 75 90 60 140 60 40
C
Venomoth-Pokemon-Image
Venomoth
BUG-Type POISON-Type 450 70 65 90 60 75 90
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