Cubone: evolution, attacks and advantages in Pokémon GO

In this article you will know all the main information about Cubone in Pokémon GO to use it in battles! See your weaknesses, advantages and what are the most powerful combinations of attacks to use in raids or to defend your gym!

Pokémon type: advantages and disadvantages

  • Type: Land
  • Weaknesses: Plant, Ice and Water
  • Resistant: Stone, Poison and Electric

Cubone is a Ground-type only, which means it has some advantages and disadvantages over certain types of Pokémon when it goes to attack them. Knowing this is critical before deciding whether to put him in a battle or face him as an adversary.

For example: Cubone deals 160% less damage when attacking Grass, Ice, and Water-type Pokémon. But it does 63% more damage against Stone and Poison, while against Electric it does 35% more.

Evolution of the Cubone

Cubone evolves into Marowak. In this case you need 50 Cubone Candies to unlock the evolution. At Pokémon Game Info you have a calculator that lets you know what CP (Combat Point) your Marowak will have from your Cubone's base CP.


Cubone doesn't have many attacks. It's just two quick attacks, but five main attacks. See below:

Quick attacks

Attacks Hurt energy per second damage per second
lama cap 18 8.6 15.4
Stone crushing 15 7.7 11.5

main attacks

Attacks Hurt energy per second damage per second
Dig 100 -10.6 25.5
Bone Stick 40 -20.6 30
Tremor 80 -14.3 27.4
Frustration 10 -16.5 5
ROI 35 -47.1 50

Best combo of attacks

If raiding (offensive):

  • lama cap
  • ROI

If defending a (defensive) gym:

  • lama cap
  • Dig

Pokemon weak against Cubone

If you want to attack a Pokemon in a raid, below are the 10 weakest against Cubone, which take 30% more effective damage than normal if using the offensive move set above:

  • Pikachu
  • raichu
  • Grimer (Alola)
  • Muk (Alola)
  • voltorb
  • electrode
  • Electrabuzz
  • Jolteon
  • Chinchou
  • Lanturn

Strong Pokemon against Cubone

There are several strong Pokemon to use against Cubone in raids. In fact any Pokémon belonging to one of the types mentioned above in Cubone's weaknesses are good against it. However, there are some that are better, which we show below in a Top 10:

Pokémon Fast attack Main attack effective damage
Darmanitan (Zen) ice fang Avalanche 100%
Darmanitan (Zen) ice fang ice punch 87%
Kingler Bubble Crab Hammer 85%
Darmanitan (Zen) Charge Advance 82%
Darmanitan (Default) ice fang Avalanche 82%
Kyogre Cachoeira Hydro Cannon 81%
Kyogre Cachoeira Surfing 80%
roserade Leaf Blade Sunbeam 79%
roserade Leaf Blade Gram's knot 78%
Kyurem (Negro) dragon tail Blizzard 77%

See also:

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  • Pokemon GO: Updated list of all regional Pokemon!
  • Pokemon GO: Complete list of Mega Evolutions
  • Pok√©mon GO: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Type
  • Dragonite's best attacks: Raids, PVP and Gyms!
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