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Cacturne (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cacturne (disambiguation).
Cacturne
ノクタス Noctus
#332
332Cacturne.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Grass Dark
Category
Scarecrow Pokémon
Abilities
Sand Veil Water Absorb
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#120
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-240
Height
4'03"
Imperial
1.3 m
Metric
Weight
170.6 lbs.
Imperial
77.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F332.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Plant and
Humanshape groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 177 Battle Exp.: 1771*

Cacturne (Japanese: ノクタス Noctus) is a dual-type Grass/Dark Pokémon.

It evolves from Cacnea starting at level 32.

Biology

Physiology

Cacturne is a Pokémon that is primarily green in coloration and possesses a humanoid appearance, resembling a scarecrow made of cacti. They have menacing features such as yellow eyes and its mouth being composed of holes on its face. Cacturne has numerous spikes dotted along the length of its arms, legs, and neck. A pattern of green rhombuses extends down from the front of its body. Cacturne possesses a triangular, spiky-tipped feature on their head that is a darker shade of green than most of Cacturne’s body and resembles some sort of hat. It is similar to marakacchi

Gender differences

A female Cacturne has a big, dark-green rhombus where a male Cacturne has two small, dark-green rhombuses.

Special abilities

Aside from its numerous poison abilities, Cacturne also carries Sand Veil. In a sandstorm, Cacturne's ability to avoid attacks is raised, giving it a sort of "home field advantage."

Prior to Generation V, Cacturne, and its pre-evolution, Cacnea, are the only known Pokémon that learn Needle Arm.

In addition, Cacturne's body retains moisture throughout the hot daylight hours. After spending thousands of years in harsh deserts, its blood transformed into the same substances as sand.

Behavior

Cacturne are usually unmoving during the daytime, being nocturnal Pokémon. At night when the temperature drops it will seek prey that is exhausted from the day’s desert heat, and may pursue travelers in the desert with others of its kind in a ragtag group. Such Cacturne bide their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving.

Habitat

Cacturne prefer to live in deserts.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Cacturne are carnivorous Pokémon, and hunt for prey in the dead of night.

In the anime

Cacturne in the anime

Major appearances

Harley's Cacturne

Harley owns a Cacturne. It first appeared in A Cacturne for the Worse, and has been Harley's main and best Pokémon since.

Other

Minor appearances

A Cacturne made a cameo appearance in Destiny Deoxys.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG103 Cacturne May's Pokédex Cacturne, the Scarecrow Pokémon. Cacturne is the evolved form of Cacnea, and has traits of both Grass and Dark types. It rarely moves during the day, but is active once the temperature drops at night.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the TCG

Main article: Cacturne (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby During the daytime, Cacturne remains unmoving so that it does not lose any moisture to the harsh desert sun. This Pokémon becomes active at night when the temperature drops.
Sapphire If a traveler is going through a desert in the thick of night, Cacturne will follow in a ragtag group. The Pokémon are biding their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving.
Emerald After spending thousands of years in harsh deserts, its blood transformed into the same substances as sand. It is nocturnal, so it hunts at night.
FireRed It lives in deserts. It becomes active at night when it hunts for prey exhausted from the desert's heat.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Packs of them follow travelers through the desert until the travelers can no longer move.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black よるになると かつどうを はじめる。さばくの あつさに つかれはてた えものを みつけだし とらえるのだ。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Evolve Cacnea
Emerald
None Evolve Cacnea
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Route 228
Platinum
Common Route 228
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Cacnea
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Cacnea
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Northern Desert (9F-15F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Haruba Desert

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
Platinum

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total: 475   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
00Start Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
055 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
099 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1313 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
1717 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
2121 Pin Missile Bug Physical 01414 08585% 20
2525 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
2929 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
3535 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
4141 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
4747 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
5353 Needle Arm Grass Physical 06060 100100% 15
5959 Cotton Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 40
6565 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
7171 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cacturne obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacturne
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacturne
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venom Shock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliation Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacturne
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacturne
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomBellsproutWeepinbell
Victreebel
Acid Poison Special 40 100% 30
Tangrowth Block Normal Status —% 5
HitmonchanHitmontopBreloomLucarioDageki Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
KadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypno Disable Normal Status 80% 20
MachopMachokeMachampBreloomDokkoraDotekkotsu
Roobushin
DynamicPunch Fighting Physical 100 50% 5
SunkernSunfloraRoseliaRoseradeSnoverAbomasnow GrassWhistle Grass Status 55% 15
MachopMachokeMachampElectabuzzElectivireDokkora
DotekkotsuRoobushin
Low Kick Fighting Physical 50% 5
Mr. MimeChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoselia
RoseradeTropiusCherubiCherrim
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
DrowzeeHypnoShiftryChimcharMonfernoInfernape
CroagunkToxicroak
Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggutorSunkernSunflora
ShroomishBreloom
Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
MakuhitaHariyama SmellingSalt Normal Physical 60 100% 10
Hypno Switcheroo Dark Status —% 10
Spinda Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloom
CherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cacturne in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cacturne in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacturne
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacturne
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cacturne can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cacturne cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacturne
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacturne
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS332.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani332.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP332.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Furnace Desert
Phrases
51%-100% HP It's too hot in the desert, so I like it at night.
26%-50% HP I'm not looking good. I lost around half my HP so far...
1%-25% HP I'm about done. My body's stiffening up tight...
Level up Fufufu... I leveled up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Fufufu... I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP332.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dark  Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
( Dark )
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry  
It attacks by scattering needles.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Cacnea
Unevolved
Cacnea
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 32


Cacturne
First evolution
Cacturne
 Grass  Dark 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 332.png Spr 3e 332.png Spr 3r 332.png Spr b 3r 332.png
Spr 3r 332 s.png Spr 3e 332 s.png Spr 3r 332 s.png Spr b 3r 332 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 332 m.png Spr 4d 332 m.png Spr 4d 332 m.png Spr b 4d 332 m.png
Spr 4d 332 f.png Spr 4d 332 f.png Spr 4d 332 f.png Spr b 4d 332 f.png
Spr 4d 332 m s.png Spr 4d 332 m s.png Spr 4d 332 m s.png Spr b 4d 332 m s.png
Spr 4d 332 f s.png Spr 4d 332 f s.png Spr 4d 332 f s.png Spr b 4d 332 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 332 m.png Spr 5b 332 m.png Spr b 5b 332 m.png
Spr 5b 332 f.png Spr 5b 332 f.png Spr b 5b 332 f.png
Spr 5b 332 m s.png Spr 5b 332 m s.png Spr b 5b 332 m s.png
Spr 5b 332 f s.png Spr 5b 332 f s.png Spr b 5b 332 f s.png
Cacturne For other sprites and images, please see Cacturne images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Cacturne is based on a cactus, possibly the saguaro, and a scarecrow.

Name origin

Cacturne's name is a combination of cactus and nocturne or nocturnal, or possibly tricorne, referring to its head shape. Noctus is also a combination of these words, albeit in a different order.

In other languages

  • German: Noktuska
  • French: Cacturne
  • Korean: 밤선인 Bamseon'in
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 夢歌奈亞 Mèng Gē Nài Yà - 夢歌 (lit: dream song) may be taken from 夜曲 Yè​qǔ (nocturne). 奈亞 is a transliteration of "nea" in its Japanese name.

Related articles

External links

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