General Information
Universe Pokémon
Youngoose (ヤングース, Yangusu)
Loitering Pokémon
Dekagoose (デカグース, Dekagusu)
Stakeout Pokémon
Classification Gumshoos dekagusu
Species Type Mongoose
Homeworld Pokémon World
Environment Alola
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Average Height Adult: 2'04" (0.7 m)
Average Weight Juvenile: 13.2 lbs (6.0 kg)
Adult: 31.3 lbs (14.2 kg)
Average Length Juvenile: 1'04" (0.4 m)
Locomotion Juvenile: Quadrupedal
Adult: Bipedal
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Prey Alolan Ratatta & Raticate (and by extension, Common Ratatta & Raticate)
Fur Color Brown and golden
Lineage Information
Ancestor(s) Arceus, Mew
Related Species Zangoose
Cultural Information
Alignment Wild: Neutral
Domesticated: Follows trainer
Personality Neutral
Organization Solitary
Sociocultral characteristics
Members Ilima's Yungoos
Officer Jenny's Gumshoos
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Pokémon World
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Mammalia
Subclass Eutheria
Superorder Laurasiatheria
Order Carnivora
Suborder Feliformia
Family Herpestidae (Mongooses)
Genus Gumshoos
Species dekagusu (Somarinoa, 2019)
Other Information
Status Vulnerable

Gumshoos are a species of mongoose related to other mongooses, dwarf mongooses, kusimanses, and meerkats, found in the Alola Region of the Pokémon World though they are an introduced and invasive species from another region — however that region is not specified. They are considered to be Normal Types.

Lifecycle[edit | edit source]

Yungoos[edit | edit source]

A juvenile Gumshoos, known as a Yungoos.

Immediately upon being born, young Gumshoos are known as Yungoos. Significantly smaller in size (1'04" long instead of 2'04" tall, and 13.2 lbs instead of 31.3 lbs), its stomach takes up most of its long torso and as such, it wanders around in a never-ending search for food. With its sharp fangs, it will bite anything. Although it will eat anything, it prefers fresh living things, so it marches down streets in search of prey. At dusk, it collapses from exhaustion and falls asleep on the spot. It's a big eater, so the amount Trainers have to spend on its food is no laughing matter. It did not originally live in Alola but was imported from another region.

Gumshoos[edit | edit source]

Once a young Yungoos has grown strong enough it will become a mature individual, where it becomes formally known as a Gumshoos. Still considered to be Normal Types and Incredibly patient by nature, this Pokémon loses control of itself and pounces when it spots its favorite meal—Rattata! It adores having Rattata and Raticate for dinner, and when it finds a trace of its prey, it patiently stakes out the location...but as it's diurnal, it never encounters them because it's always snoozing by nightfall.

Although it wasn't originally found in Alola, this Pokémon was brought over a long time ago when there was hi a huge Rattata outbreak.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Yungoos and its evolved form the Gumshoos were introduced in Generation VII.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

  • Pokémon Sun and Moon Versions
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Versions
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