Pineco, The Bagworm Pokémon. It makes it's shell bigger by adding layers of tree bark. The additional weight doesn't bother it. It rarely moves and just hangs and waits for it's prey. It spits out a fluid that allows it to stick to the tree. It hardens when it touches air. It disturbed while eating, Pineco will drop down onto the distrubing person and explode

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Pineco would have to be this:


Rapid Spin

Items Attached:

Left Overs

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Pineco

Pineco has good defense and is the best stat it has. The moveset I choose for this pokemon was down to this fact. Pineco should survive most physical attacks so counter works well. Although its weak to fire pokemon, Earthquake should be able to handle them. Also, you might want to consider Rock slide to replace Earthquake to cover its flying type weakness, the choice is down to you.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Defense for Pineco with any remaining in Special Defense & HP

Strategy Against Pineco

Pineco's Special Defense is it's Key to beating it. It is very low so any Fire type attack or general special attack will total Pineco in no time

Contest Moveset

The best Moveset for Pineco would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Giga Drain

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Pineco

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Spikes, 2nd - Giga drain, 3rd - Toxic, 4th - Reflect, 5th - Spikes

Locations in Games


Trade Forretress from Colosseum and Breed


Trade From R/S/FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Transformation Cave

Animé Appearences

Pineco has had Many Animé Appearences. Most under the control of Brock and are brief Cameos. Firstly, it was seen in the Apricorn Gardens and was trying to protect the Apricorns when Brock Captured it to protect it. After that, it was one of the Pokémon seen at the Bug Catching Contest. Way after that,, it was around when TR caused a big Tornado which it got caught in where it finally evolved into Forretress

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