Pokemon GO Kricketune is a cricket looking Bug-Type that evolves from Kricketot for 50 Candy. Kricketune is the Generation IV equivalent of Raticate, Linoone and other similar weak two-stage evolutions. Kricketune has a Max CP of 1523, with 160 Attack, 100 Defense and 154 Stamina.
For a detailed stat breakdown, please checkout our Kricketune database page. Kricketune is a second stage evolution Pokemon that is not expected to be a raid boss.
Kricketune position in the meta
We already mentioned that Kricketune is a weak Pokemon, but it takes a chart to truly appreciate just how low Kricketune’s stats are. The following table compares high tier Bug types across all generations with Kricketune (last row) and highlights the difference in stats.
As you can see, Kricketune has almost 50% lower Max CP than Heracross has, not to mention Volcarona (Gen V) or Buzzwole, an Ultra beast expected to come to Pokemon GO with Generation VII. Scizor, who is commonly referred to as the most useful Bug type in the current meta alongside Heracross, can eat Kricketune for breakfast (and probably does).
Kricketune’s move pool is limited, as the core game series don’t give it much to pick from. We expect a mixture of Bug-type signature moves, maybe with Rock Smash and Night Slash thrown in for fun, but we think that the following list contains more or less all the moves it can potentially have.
So what’s Kricketune’s best move? With stats as low as they are, Kricketune shouldn’t be optimizied via TMs nor should you worry about its best move set.
Kricketune family overview
Kricketune evolves from Kricketot, an equally weak Bug-type, for 50 Candy which makes it unpopular for evolution farming purposes.
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- It signals its emotions with its melodies. Scientists are studying these melodic patterns.
- Kricketune has very little signature appearances or interesting events in the anime. Even Gamefreak forgot about it.