Yamask #562

Best moveset for Yamask

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Yamask’s greatest techniques are Astonish and Shadow Ball. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.

Offense 

  Astonish 8.7 dps
  Shadow Ball 40 dps

Defense 

  Astonish 8.7 dps
  Shadow Ball 40 dps

 

 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Zen Headbutt 12 9.1 10.9
 Astonish 8 12.7 8.7
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Dark Pulse 80 -16.7 26.7
 Ominous Wind 50 -14.3 26.1
 Shadow Ball 100 -16.7 40
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

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

Evolution family

Yamask is part of a two-member family.

Availability

Yamask

Method Maximum CP Details
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Wild
841
912

(weather boosted)
Not in wild normallyIncreased spawns in:
Día de Muertos 2021: Nov 1 – 2
Halloween 2021: Oct 15 – 31
Halloween 2020: Oct 23 – Nov 3
Halloween 2019: Oct 17 – Nov 1
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Eggs
561 Increased chance/Previously in:
5-km – Halloween 2020: Oct 23 – Nov 3
5-km – Halloween 2019: Oct 17 – Nov 1
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Raid Battles
561
701

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 3,365Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
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Research tasks
420 Field Research:
Win 1 raid: Halloween 2021
Win 2 raids: Halloween 2020
Hatch an Egg: 2020 Oct
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt: Halloween 2019
Special Research/Timed Research:
What Lies beneath the Mask? – Completing 1st part
Halloween Cup Research: Battle in the GO Battle League 5 times
A Spooky Message Unmasked – Completing 1st part
A Spooky Message 2019 – 2nd part: Catch 10 Dark-type Pokémon
Research Breakthrough:
2021 Oct
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GO Snapshot
841 Obtainable during:
Halloween 2020: Oct 23 – Nov 3 (up to 3 per day)

Galarian Yamask

Method Maximum CP Details
Pokemon_Eggs
Eggs
561 Increased chance/Previously in:
7-km – Halloween 2021: Oct 15 – 31
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Raid Battles
561
701

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 3,365Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
RT-Icon_Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
420 Field Research:
Catch 25 Ghost-type Pokémon;
Win 1 raid: Halloween 2021
Special Research/Timed Research:
What Lies beneath the Mask? – Completing 2nd and 3rd parts
Halloween Cup Research: Win 7 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
A Spooky Message Unmasked – Completing 3rd part

 

Yamask is a shadow-like Pokémon that wears a golden mask with a human face on it. It possesses two tendril-like dark arms and big, crimson eyes. It also features a short tail-like appendage that serves as a holding mechanism for the mask. Yamask may speak while possessed by a person, but not in its normal form.

Yamask maintains memories from before it became a Pokémon since it was once a human. It gets enraged when the mask is misplaced or removed. Anyone who wears the mask Yamask carries will be possessed by the Yamask in question. It sometimes glances at this mask and tears, as if in desire. Yamask is believed to roam ancient civilizations’ ruins.

In contrast to its Unova counterpart, Galarian Yamask possesses purple eyes and an old clay tablet directly fastened to its tail. Galarian Yamask is claimed to have been born when a malevolent ghost was lured to the tablet. The cursed markings on the tablet resemble a serpent’s tail, and it is thought to absorb Yamask’s terrible power. This process, brought forth by an ancient curse, causes Galarian Yamask to evolve into Runerigus.