Spoink is a Psychic type Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It evolves into Grumpig starting at level 32. Take a look below for 23 awesome and fun facts about Spoink.
1. Spoink is a gray, pig like Pokemon.
2. It has dark, circular eyes, a large gray nose, and small ears.
3. It has stubby arms and possesses no hind legs.
4. Motion is achieved by bouncing on its spring-like tail.
5. The bouncing has a vital function, in that it keeps its heart beating.
6. Even while it is sleeping, it continues to bounce.
7. It wears a pearl produced by Clamperl on top of its head, which amplifies its psychic powers.
8. Spoink will be weakened without a pearl, and always searches for bigger pearls.
9. In the anime it was shown to easily mistake other round objects as its pearl.
10. It lives in mountainous areas. It likes to eat mushrooms that grow underground.
11. Despite Pokédex entries saying that it would die if it stopped bouncing, it has been seen not bouncing many times in the anime.
12. Despite Pokédex entries saying that its pearl comes from a Clamperl, a Shiny Spoink’s pearl is gray, but a Shiny Clamperl’s pearl is gold.
13. The inspiration for Spoink may be the Biblical phrase “…neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you” from Matthew 7:6. The pearls were supposed to represent wisdom given to an audience who would not appreciate the teachings. Spoink and Grumpig appear to instead use those pearls of wisdom to enhance their psychic powers.
14. Spoink might also be a literal interpretation of a spring pig (in pig farming, spring is the ideal season for birth). Having a spring instead of legs may be a reference to a jack-in-the-box. Its affinity for underground mushrooms, as noted by its Emerald Pokédex entry, is characteristic of a truffle hog.
15. Spoink may be a combination of spring and oink (the sound a pig makes).
16. Spoink debuted in Pearls are a Spoink’s Best Friend. The Bounce Pokémon had lost its pearl and Ash and his friends helped find it. Spoink happened to be a kleptomaniac for anything round (especially round Pokémon) whenever it didn’t have its pearl.
17. The same Spoink appeared again in Clamperl of Wisdom, where it lost its pearl once again. Ash and his friends went searching for another pearl, but Team Rocket stole the only Clamperl that had one. Torkoal became close friends with Spoink.
18. Multiple Spoink appeared in An Oasis of Hope!, including one that helped Ash and his friends save its own friends from a bully Grumpig.
19. A Spoink appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, under the ownership of the Pokémon Summer Academy. Ash used it for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.
20. A Spoink appeared in A Marathon Rivalry!, under the ownership of a competitor in the Pokéathlon held in Camellia Town.
21. Multiple Spoink appeared in Beyond the Rainbow!.
22. Two Spoink appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!. One was under the ownership of a Psychic, while the other was owned by a Trainer.
23. A Trainer’s Spoink appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.