Kricketune #402

 Best moveset for Kricketune

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Kricketune’s greatest techniques are Fury Cutter and Bug Buzz. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Fury Cutter dps
  Bug Buzz 32.4 dps


  Struggle Bug 12 dps
  Bug Buzz 32.4 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Fury Cutter 3 15 9
 Struggle Bug 15 10 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Aerial Ace 55 -13.8 22.9
 Bug Buzz 100 -13.5 32.4
 X-Scissor 45 -20.6 33.8

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Evolution family

Kricketune is part of a two-member family.


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#401 Kricketot

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#402 Kricketune


Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
Only in wild for a short period of time at first releaseIncreased spawns in:
Lunar New Year 2020: Jan 24 – Feb 3
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 2 CP 7,962Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
708 Special Research/Timed Research:
Finding Your Voice – 4th part: Spin 3 PokéStops
A Thousand-Year Slumber – 5th part: Battle a team leader 3 times



Kricketune is a bipedal Pokémon with an insectoid appearance. Primarily red, there are three black, oval markings on its abdomen, a tan streak running down its neck to its belly, and a tan underside with a small, dark red marking above it. It has oval, gray eyes, and a dark red, round nose. Black feelers with curled tips extend from either side of its nose, similar in appearance to a mustache. The male’s mustache is longer than a female’s. On top of its head are two antennae with conical bases, spherical centers, and long, thin tips. Kricketune has two small feet and a pair of black wings. This Pokémon’s arms are shaped similar to its antennae and are crossed over its chest when it cries.

It can also allow its cry to resonate in its belly. Kricketune’s melodic cry varies greatly and can be used to signal its emotions. Scientists have been observing the melodic patterns of Kricketune for studies. In one village, Kricketune are used in a contest based on the different sounds it makes. Seeking out a Kircketune’s favorite tune is a worthwhile endeavor to witness.