The Pumpkin King (boss)

The Pumpkin King
Location Vermilion City Graveyard
Cooldown time 12 days
Dates active 2015—present
Basic requirements
  • Be Kanto Champion
  • Access to Goldenrod City‘s berry shop
  • A multitude of potential Pokémon or items; read below

‘Oh, so you think you’re good; do ya’? Let’s see if you can match up with the pumpkin king!!!’

—The Pumpkin King

The Pumpkin King is a boss NPC that can be found in Vermilion City Graveyard.

It is an animate, semi-anthropomorphic, outsized pumpkin that tries to intimidate all passersby on the route, attempting to menace the qualifiable trainers into a battle.

Boss rework 2019

The Pumpkin King was part of the Boss rework in early 2019 and was updated at the 10th January 2019. The boss rework was issued and is still ongoing to improve the boss NPC’s in general. All reworked bosses are coded in Python and not in Xanascript anymore, which gives new opportunities. Reworked bosses can now have held items as well. One of the biggest benefits is, that the Python script sees when if the server crashed in order to not count a lose in case the player fought against the boss while the server crashed. In such a case the player can simply re-fight the boss.

The boss rework implies a challenge for players on any experience level who do enjoy doing bosses because of the three difficulty level every not story related boss has, which ensures that bosses are challengable for newer players and also be a chellange for those who have a high Pokémon knowledge. Boss teams are decisively reworked and only contain level 100 Pokémon. EVs and hold items do vary among other things — also depending on the difficulty level.

  • Easy: bosses have no EVs and no hold items; as well as a weakened moveset. Consecutive win rewards are also not available.
  • Medium: bosses have 252 EVs in each stat and hold items.
  • Hard: bosses have 400 EVs in each stat and hold items. Furthermore, the player is not allowed to use in-battle items such as Revives.


The Pumpkin King’s Lineup

Nature Ability Item
Adamant Defiant None
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Swords Dance Normal Status
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100
Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100
Low Kick Fighting Physical 100

Nature Ability Item
Impish Sturdy None
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Stealth Rock Rock Status
Infestation Bug Special 20 100
Toxic Poison Status 90
Encore Normal Status 100

Nature Ability Item
Modest Speed Boost None
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Bug Buzz Bug Special 90 100
Air Slash Flying Special 75 95
Protect Normal Status
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100

Nature Ability Item
Timid Poison Point None
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100
Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100
Spikes Ground Status
Sleep Powder Grass Status 75

Nature Ability Item
Impish Insomnia None
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100
Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 85
Phantom Force Ghost Physical 90 100
Leech Seed Grass Status 100

Nature Ability Item
Timid Serene Grace None
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Air Slash Flying Special 75 95
Flamethrower Fire Special 90 100
Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 80 100
Aura Sphere Fighting Special 80
  • Emboldened moves avail from a STAB bonus when deployed by that Pokémon.
  • Italicized moves are functionally broken; see their individualized pages for more information.


Goldenrod City Berry Shop

Thereupon defeating The Pumpkin King, you will inherit access to the berry shop in Goldenrod City; this is the only vendor of EV-reductive berries in the game, thereby providing a more expeditious avenue to obtain them for those who are affluent enough to outlay the expenditures for them.

Standard Rewards

The standard rewards will be randomized each time; however, upon defeating him three-consecutive times, you will get a extra reward.

There is no shiny counterpart of Pokémon rewarded from the randomized prizeset; only the selectable prizes have one, which is 1/4,096 in fractional notation (0.0244%, in percental notation).

All rewarded Pokémon will be initialized at level 20.

Randomized subset

All possible rewards are listed below.


Pokédex Number Pokémon Type 1 Type 2 Reward Tier
#213 Shuckle Bug Rock 1
#270 Lotad Water Grass 1
#624 Pawniard Dark Steel 3


Item Quantity Reward Tier
Chople Berry 10 1
Colbur Berry 10 1
Occa Berry 10 1
Passho Berry 10 1
Rindo Berry 10 1
Shuca Berry 10 1
Yache Berry 10 1
Shiny Stone 1 2

Three-consecutive wins

After being rewarded some of the abovementioned items, you will also be prompted to select one of these Pokémon as an additional reward.

Pokédex Number Pokémon Type 1 Type 2 Reward Tier
#213 Shuckle Bug Rock Medium/Hard
#270 Lotad Water Grass Medium/Hard
#624 Pawniard Dark Steel Medium/Hard