Shuppet and Banette

Shuppet and Banette in Pokemon GO

Pokémon GO Banette has Max CP 2073 and evolves from Shuppet (50 Candy cost). Banette and Shuppet are ghost type, also known as the “Puppet Pokémon” and the “Marionette Pokémon”.

Banette has a max CP of 2073, making it the second highest CP among its Ghost type brethren (Gen I – III).  With access to the fabled Shadow Claw quick move, Banette it a superb mid tier Ghost-typed glass cannon. Use it in Alakazam and Gengar raids.

Stat wise, Banette has strong Attack (218), low Stamina (128) and low Defense (127) — just in line with other ghost Pokémon. Shuppet and Banette were among the first Gen III Pokémon to be released during the Halloween 2017 event.

Shuppet and Banette stats in Pokemon GO
ID Sprite Pokémon ATK DEF HP MAX CP
353 Shuppet
ghost
138 66 88 872
354 Banette
ghost
218 127 128 2073

Banette in Pokémon GO

For all intents and purposes, Banette is a less powerful Gengar, especially if you manage to get a Banette with Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball moveset. Banette can deal a surprising amount of damage, especially against opponents where its type advantage plays a role.

Banette’s Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball moveset is a beautiful combination of high quick move DPS and a strong two bar charge move. It’s the same moveset that was once available for Gengar, but was since removed.

Banette best moves and move sets in Pokémon GO

Banette has access to a varied move pool, mostly filled with Ghost moves and, luckily, including the fabled Shadow Claw — a super quick, high DPS ghost quick move.

The overall best Banette moveset is considered to be Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball, a dual ghost moveset reminiscent of Gengar’s same legacy moveset. Banette can deal serious amount of damage, but remember to dodge a lot.

Quick moves

Charged moves

Shiny Shuppet and Shiny Banette in Pokemon GO

A normal Shuppet is covered by a gray cloth. It has black rings around its eyes. A normal Banette is dark gray on most of its body. It has yellow zipper like structure on its mouth and purplish-pink eyes.

A shiny Shuppet is covered by a light grey colored cloth, while a shiny Banette is teal on most of its body.

Shiny Shuppet and Banette
Shuppet Banette
Normal
Shiny

In the anime

Shuppet first appeared on the 355th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 81) titled, “Take This House and Shuppet”. Banette made one of its major appearance on the 396th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 122) titled, “Deceit and Assist”.