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Linkite #147: Linkite
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Chainite
Retribution Pokémon
#148
148Popkas.png
Type
Ghost Dark
Unknown
Unknown
Abilities
Shadow Tag or Cursed Body
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
110 (14.4%)
Breeding
Egg group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5120 steps*
Height
2.0 m 6'6.7"
m
Weight
98.6 kg 217.4 lbs
{{{weight2-kg}}} kg
Base experience yield
193
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Unknown
Footprint
File:F148.png
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
10
Cry


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Chainite is a dual-type Ghost/Dark Pokémon.

It evolves from Linkite when traded.

Pokédex entry

Pokédex entry
A malicious and dangerous Pokémon, it seeks revenge against the trainer who abandoned it. Its shackles were reinforced in order to keep its violent nature under control.

Biology

Physiology

Chainite's dark spirit has become so powerful and angry that its Linkite body can no longer contain it and is literally bursting at the seams with malicious spirit energy. Wisps and tendrils of black smoke emerge from the Substitute doll's arms, feet, and mouth. Chainite's shackles are much heavier than Linkite's and it has a straitjacket and a large padlock in front of it. The Poké Ball at the end of its chain has grown spikes and can be used as a flail.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Game locations

Availability
None Evolve Linkite
Common
Uncommon
Fossil
Rare
Poké Radar
One

Held items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 495   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Notes:

Moves

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
1 Curse Ghost Status —% 10
1 Night Shade Ghost Special Varies 100% 15
1 Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
6 Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
12 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
19 Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
24 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
29 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
33 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 40 100% 30
38 Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
43 Memento Dark Status 100% 10
45 Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
49 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 90 100% 10
56 Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Chainite obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chainite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chainite

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMFighting.png TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TMPoison.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMNormal.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMFire.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMDark.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TMNormal.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMNormal.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMElectric.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMElectric.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TMGround.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMGhost.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TMFighting.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMPsychic.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMDark.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TMDark.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 10
TMFighting.png TM60 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TMFire.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TMDark.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TMGhost.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TMDark.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TMElectric.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMSteel.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 5
TMNormal.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMDark.png TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMPsychic.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMNormal.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMPsychic.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMNormal.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chainite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chainite

By Move Tutor

By Move Tutor
 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Cost 
Block Normal Status —% 5 Green Shard4 /PokémonDollar.png0
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15 Red Shard4 /PokémonDollar.png5000
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15 Red Shard4
Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15 Yellow Shard4
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20 Red Shard4
Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20 Yellow Shard4 /PokémonDollar.png0
Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 100% 5 Blue Shard4
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20 Yellow Shard4
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10 Green Shard4 /PokémonDollar.png0
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chainite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chainite

By breeding

Chainite is genderless, it can't get any of the Egg Moves listed through natural means (unless learnable elsewhere such as via a Mystery Gift event, TM, and/or Move Tutor).

By breeding
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
TM Embargo Dark Status 100% 15
Lv Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Nightmare Ghost Status 100% 15
TM Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
TM Snatch Dark Status —% 10
TM Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Telekinesis Psychic Status —% 15
TM Torment Dark Status 100% 15
TM Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 85% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Chainite
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chainite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chainite

By Mystery Gift

By Mystery Gift
 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
Nightmare Ghost Status 100% 15
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linkite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linkite

Evolution

147.png
Unevolved
Linkite
 Ghost 
Pal Pad
Trade

148.png
First evolution
Chainite
 Ghost  Dark 


Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png 148.png 148b.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png 148s.png 148sb.png


Shiny Prior to 1.2

Front Back
Old148.png Old148b.png

Mystery Gift Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png 148 3.png 148b 3.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png 148s 3.png 148sb 3.png


Trivia

  • Linkite is the only Pokémon that evolves by trade that gains a type immunity from doing so.

Design origin

Chainite is based on a Substitute decoy chained to a Poké Ball, presumably the one it died in. Its bonds have been reinforced with a collar, padlock, and straitjacket.

The shiny, as EeveeBaily put it, "it's supposed to represent a Love Ball, which makes it even more tragic that it got abandoned by its trainer." However, the irony from a gameplay mechanic standpoint is that Love Balls don't have any effect on the friendship stat like the Friend Balls or Luxury Balls do. Instead, Love Balls only increase the odds of catching Pokémon of the opposite gender, making the ties to the Love Ball even more ironic given that Linkite and Chainite are Genderless, and thus would be unaffected by it.

Name origin

Chainite comes from chain.

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