Where to Find Cubone in Pokémon GO

by Aaron Roussey Tips Published On Jul 28, 2022 Updated On Mar 23, 2023
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Pokémon GO is one of the leading interactive games invented, entertaining millions of players from around the globe since its launch in 2016.

As an augmented reality game, it uses GPS location tracking and mapping technology so trainers like you can interact with Pokémon by actively going around real-life locations.

One sought-after favorite that rarely shows itself is Cubone from the first generation of Pokémon.

If you're looking for a Cubone, then you landed in the right place. This article will share efficient tips and guides to help you catch this elusive Pokémon.

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What is Cubone in Pokémon GO

Before we jump into the main course, let us first get to know Cubone and its characteristics.

Physical Features

Cubone is a brown, adorable creature that kind of resembles a dinosaur. It has a cream-colored belly and wears a skull around its head.

The helmet-like skull is believed to belong to its mother, and Cubone wears it to remember her.

Cubone has strong limbs and clawed hands that it uses as weapons, along with a bone that it always carries.

Another unique feature of Cubone is its single-nailed toe with two spikes on the back of its feet. Its short tail is used for balance and as another weapon for attacking.


Cubone is a ground-type Pokémon that is known for its shy nature. It was introduced in Generation 1, which means that Cubone is one of the original 151 Pokémon.


Some players like Cubone because of its tragic backstory. At a very young age, Cubone lost its mother to a team of raiders, who attacked her with a stun baton. She died protecting Cubone while they were trying to escape.

This tragic incident led to a deep trauma in Cubone so that it is frequently heard crying as it mourns the loss of its mother.

This usually happens at night during a full moon. The experience also left Cubone quite aloof and guarded. This is one reason why this Pokémon is really hard to come by.

Strengths and Weaknesses

The best thing about Cubone is his strength against steel and fire types. It is resistant to and gets the least damage from electric types and only half the damage against rock and poison types. It is weak against water, ice, and grass types.


In Pokémon GO, a Cubone can evolve into a Marowak if you give it 50 candies.

A special variation, the Alolan Marowak, also exists in Pokémon GO, though you will not be able to obtain it by giving Cubone candies under normal conditions.

You can only get it through completing a raid, encountering it randomly in the wild, and completing research.

Recently, Pokémon GO introduced an Alola To Alola event in which trainers have to complete four Alola-themed Special Research Tasks to win special prizes and chances to capture rare Pokémon.

One of them is the Alolan Marowak. Also, any Cubone can evolve into an Alolan Marowak after being given 50 candies during this time.

Though the event has already ended, you can stay updated and be on the lookout for the next one.

Alolan Marowak

An Alolan Marowak is a ghost- and fire-type Pokémon. Blue Flame-like light is emitted from both ends of Alolan Marowak's bone, making it a stronger weapon against other Pokémon.

How to Catch a Cubone in Pokémon GO

Finding a Cubone is rare, but you can encounter it in the wild. It is even known to hatch from 2-km eggs. But, again, this happens very rarely. You'll need to have a ton of luck on your side.

This is why other players recommend that you go straight for an Alolan Marowak instead.

Catch the Alolan Marowak

Compared to the adorable and hard-to-find Cubone, the Alolan Marowak is a tier-4 raid boss that is rougher, tougher, and a more outgoing version of Cubone. Being a raid boss makes it slightly easier to locate.

The challenge comes from defeating the Alolan Marowak first before you can catch it. But the challenge will be worth it in the end.

What To Do In Encountering Alolan Marowak

Defeating and catching the tier-4 raid boss is a challenge for any Pokémon trainer. You will need to put together a good team of three or more Pokémon players to help you defeat it.

Fortunately, several Pokémon can give you an upper hand against Alolan Marowak in battle. Below are the Pokémon you can rely on to defeat this elusive creature:

  1. Kyogre - This is a legendary water-type Pokémon from the third generation who can create rain showers and call out storms during a battle. Its best movesets are hydro pump and waterfall.
  2. Gyarados - This Pokémon can intimidate, crush stones using its fangs, and protect using its steel-hard scales. Its best movesets are similar to those of Kyogre.
  3. Mewtwo - This legendary Pokémon comes with psychic abilities like telepathy and teleportation. Its best moves are shadow ball and psycho cut.
  4. Gengar - Gengar is a ghost/poison Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. Its best abilities are shadow ball and shadow claw.
  5. Houndoom - This is a quadrupedal creature that was introduced in Generation 2. It can attack using fire fangs and foul play.
  6. Groudon - A legendary ground-type Pokémon whose best movesets are earthquake and fire blast.
  7. Rhydon - Introduced in Generation 1, this bipedal ground/rock-type Pokémon's best abilities are earthquake and mud slap.
  8. Golem - This character is considered the Megaton Pokémon due to its enormous size. Golem was introduced in Generation 1 and its best movesets are earthquake, mud slap, and rock throw.
  9. Tyranitar - Tyranitar is a rock and dark pseudo-type Pokémon. It is considered an armor Pokémon with movesets like bite, crunch, and stone edge.
  10. Vaporean - Vaporean is a water Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. Its primary movesets are hydro pump and water gun.

In choosing which of your Pokémon to use in the fight against Alolan Marowak, the legendary Pokémon like Kyogre, Groudon and Mewtwo have a higher chance of success.

However, if you don't have any of these in your collection, the other Pokémon on the list are good alternatives.

Wrap Up

Pokémons that are hard to find are also the most precious ones you can add to your collection.

Who wouldn't want to have a rare, adorable, angsty Pokémon like Cubone? Although this Pokémon is hard to find, there are ways to obtain it in Pokémon GO.

We hope this article helped you find and capture your very own Cubone in Pokémon GO.

Aaron Roussey
Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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