Probopass is a dual type Rock and Steel Pokemon introduced in Generation IV. It evolves from Nosepass when leveled up in a special magnetic field. Take a look below for 24 fun and amazing facts about Probopass.
1. Probopass is a mostly blue, rock Pokemon.
2. It has small round eyes, a red nose that is large in proportion to its body, and a bushy black mustache that appears to consist of iron filings.
3. These iron filings appear to be attracted by its magnetic nose.
4. It has three small objects on its sides and back, called Mini-Noses, which it is able to control.
5. It has a big red hat-like magnet on top of its head, and has strong magnetism from all over its body.
6. Being able to command these Mini-Noses, it is able to catch prey and attack opponents from all three directions.
7. On occasion, its Mini-Noses can get lost and may never come back.
8. It emits strong magnetic fields that can damage nearby appliances.
9. Probopass is tied with Registeel for the highest base Special Defense stat of all Steel-type Pokémon.
10. As there is no strongly electromagnetic location in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is impossible to evolve Nosepass into a Probopass in these games. The same applies for Magnezone, Leafeon, and Glaceon. All have to be traded from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum to be obtained.
11. Due to the censor that prevents Pokémon with offensive nicknames being traded on the GTS, an English language Probopass cannot be traded on the GTS without a nickname in Pokémon Black and White.
12. In A Windswept Encounter! Clemont uses a machine that detects Pokémon flowers which resembles a Probopass but without the moustache nor the Mini-Noses.
13. Probopass is based on the pukao-wearing moai statues of Easter Island and a compass magnet with iron filings attached to it. All of Probopass’s noses are like the needles in a compass rose, with the big nose pointing North (as in some compasses where the North needle is the biggest), and the Mini-Noses pointing to the East, South, and West.
14. Its nasal compass may be based on the expression “follow one’s nose”, meaning “to trust to one’s instincts”. It also could be based on the ethmoid bone that is located between the nasal cavity and the brain, and is known to give some species their sense of direction via magnetoreception.
15. Probopass may be a combination of proboscis and compass.
16. Probopass debuted in Nosing ‘Round The Mountain!, under the ownership of Alan. It was first shown as a Nosepass, but it evolved while training near Mt. Coronet due to the mountain’s special magnetic field. Soon after, Team Rocket brought Probopass under their control, but it was eventually freed by Alan with the help of Ash and his friends. It reappeared in a flashback in Playing The Leveling Field!, where it was revealed to have defeated Fantina’s Gengar, earning Alan the Relic Badge.
17. Three Probopass appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, under the ownership of Damos. In the original timeline set up by the movie, they were used by Damos, who was under Hypnosis, to attack Arceus with Shock Wave. When Ash and his friends traveled to the past to prevent this, Marcus, the one responsible for hypnotizing Damos, managed to use the Probopass again to attack Arceus.
18. A Probopass appeared in Trials and Determinations!, under the ownership of Olivia. It was used in the grand trial against Ash; it battled Rockruff and Rowlet, being defeated by the latter after it used Bloom Doom.
19. Multiple Probopass appeared in Cheers on Castaways Isle!.
20. A Coordinator’s Probopass appeared in Dawn of a Royal Day!, where it was seen participating in the Battle Stage of the Arrowroot Town Pokémon Contest.
21. A Probopass briefly appeared in An Old Family Blend!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Trainer competing in the Lily of the Valley Conference.
22. A wild Probopass appeared in The Adventure, where Pikachu encountered and battled it near the Snowpoint Temple. Their battle awakened Regigigas, who proceeded to easily smack Probopass aside.
23. In Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone, Diamond was separated from Pearl and Platinum in Mt. Coronet because Cyrus deemed their presence as a nuisance and attempted to bury them alive in a Rock Slide with his Probopass and Magnezone. Diamond and Pearl would later fight to keep the criminal mastermind from taking his camera back to his headquarters, during which Cyrus used his Probopass’ Magnet Bomb to injure the former.
24. Wikstrom’s Probopass first appeared in Malamar Traps.