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Pumpkaboo sizes — Pokémon Go guide

What’s the difference between the Pumpkaboo sizes?

A Pumpkaboo hands from a street light, with light coming out of its pumpkin holes Image: The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia

Pokémon Go now has Pumpkaboo and its evolution, Gourgeist, which adds a new mechanic to the game: visible Pokémon sizes. Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist are the only two Pokémon who use this mechanic. Our Pokémon Go Pumpkaboo size guide will showcase what the different sized Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist look like and explain how to get them.

Pokémon Go technically already had sizes. When viewing your Pokémon, you would be able to tell if it was smaller or larger than usual, but these had no effect on the visuals. Since both of these pumpkin Pokémon have different visuals for their varying sizes in the main Pokémon games, they have different visuals in Pokémon Go as well.


Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist size comparisons

Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist sizes from smallest to largest Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic

There are four possible sizes for your Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist: small, average, large, and super size. These sizes have no effect on stats and are just cosmetic. Evolving a Pumpkaboo will yield a Gourgeist in the same size.

Getting different sized Pumpkaboo is random, as it will spawn randomly in one of its four size options.


What’s the point of the different Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist sizes?

It’s just a collection thing, really. The different sizes have different Pokédex entries, so even if you have a Pumpkaboo registered, you still may see a silhouette of one on your radar if it’s a different size than the one you have already.