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Revision as of 21:39, 5 July 2010

Forretress #205: Forretress
Pokémon
#207: Gligar Gligar
Dunsparce
ノコッチ Nokocchi
#206
206Dunsparce.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Normal '
Category
Land Snake Pokémon
Abilities
Serene Grace or Run Away
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#052
Hoenn
#349
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-052 N-129
Height
4'11″
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
30.9 lbs.
Imperial
14.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
 F206.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 125 Battle Exp.: 1251*

Dunsparce (Japanese: ノコッチ Nokocchi) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Dunsparce are pale yellow, serpentine Pokémon with two small, white-colored wings which are capable of lifting the Pokémon a few inches off the ground. They also possess a drill on the end of their tail for digging which resembles a rattlesnake's rattle. Besides their main pale yellow coloration, they have accentuations of blue, such as the ring patterning encircling their eyes, the thick stripes on the pattern on its back, and its underside, and beige, such as its eyelids and back. Dunsparce’s eyes seemed perpetually closed and goggle-like in appearance, somewhat like Baltoy’s, and there are pointed prongs on the underside of its chin.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

At first glance, these Pokémon appear plain. However, Dunsparce make themselves quite elusive, and they may even have luck in their favor (in the form of Serene Grace).

They also are able to dig extremely well and fly a little using their small wings.

Under rare occasions, Dunsparce can wield the rare move Trump Card, but only by breeding.

Behavior

Dunsparce are extremely shy of human beings and rarely ever make themselves known. However, they are known to swarm on random occasions.

Habitat

Dunsparce prefer to live in caves, forests, and large wide open spaces.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

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Dunsparce in the anime

Major appearances

Many Dunsparce appeared in the anime in The Dunsparce Deception.

Minor appearances

A Dunsparce made a cameo appearance in Following a Maiden's Voyage in Ariados's web.

Another Dunsparce made a cameo in Team Shocker! doing an appeal.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP191 Dunsparce Ash's Pokédex Dunsparce, the Land Snake Pokémon. When discovered, the Dunsparce uses its tail to burrow into the earth and evade capture.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS119 Whenever it's being scrutinized at or if it feels threatened, it will start drilling a hole with its tail, in an attempt to escape from underground.*

In the TCG

Main article: Dunsparce (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold When spotted, this Pokémon escapes backward by furiously boring into the ground with its tail.
Silver If spotted, it escapes by burrowing with its tail. It can float just slightly using its wings.
Crystal It hides deep inside caves where no light ever reaches it and remains virtually motionless there.
Stadium 2 When spotted, this Pokémon escapes backward by furiously boring into the ground with its tail.
Generation III
Ruby Dunsparce has a drill for its tail. It uses this tail to burrow into the ground backwards. This Pokémon is known to make its nest in complex shapes deep under the ground.
Sapphire
Emerald Its drill-tipped tail is used to burrow into the ground backwards. This Pokémon is known to make its nest in complex shapes deep under the ground.
FireRed If spotted, it escapes by burrowing with its tail. It can float just slightly using its wings.
LeafGreen When spotted, this Pokémon escapes backward by furiously boring into the ground with its tail.
Generation IV
Diamond It digs into the ground with its tail and makes a mazelike nest. It can fly just a little.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When spotted, this Pokémon escapes backward by furiously boring into the ground with its tail.
SoulSilver If spotted, it escapes by burrowing with its tail. It can float just slightly using its wings.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Dark Cave
Crystal
Rare Dark Cave
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Three Isle Port
Colosseum
One Miror B.'s Hideout (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Route 208
Platinum
Swarm Route 208
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Dark Cave
Pal Park
Forest
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 Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 10
Endless Level 11
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Great Canyon (1F-3F)
Wish Cave (43F-44F)
Joyous Tower (43F-44F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Foggy Forest (1F-5F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Yasuri Cave
Ice Temple

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 415   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
2/3 ★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#C6C6A7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 33+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 206.png Spite Ghost
-- Glare Normal
-- Yawn Normal
-- Take Down Normal

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani206.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP206.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.6%
Friend Area: Echo Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP Please, don't look at me like that. It makes me very self-conscious.
26%-50% HP Oh, please don't say so. Half my HP is already gone?
1%-25% HP I give up... I don't have the energy to even flee...
Level up Leveled up! Oh, but please don't look... It isn't very nice.
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 Leveled up! Oh, but please don't look... It isn't very nice.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP206.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: A
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:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
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

Dunsparce
Does not evolve
Dunsparce
 Normal 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 206.png Spr 2s 206.png Spr 2c 206.gif Spr b 2g 206.png
Spr 2g 206 s.png Spr 2s 206 s.png Spr 2c 206 s.gif Spr b 2g 206 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 206.png Spr 3e 206.png Spr 3r 206.png Spr b 3r 206.png
Spr 3r 206 s.png Spr 3e 206 s.png Spr 3r 206 s.png Spr b 3r 206 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 206.png Spr 4d 206.png Spr 4h 206.png Spr b 4d 206.png
Spr 4d 206 s.png Spr 4d 206 s.png Spr 4h 206 s.png Spr b 4d 206 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 206.png Spr 5b 206.png Spr b 5b 206.png
Spr 5b 206 s.png Spr 5b 206 s.png Spr b 5b 206 s.png
Dunsparce For other sprites and images, please see Dunsparce images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Dunsparce learns many moves usually assigned to a specific type: it's the only non-Template:Type2 Pokémon to learn Roost by level up, the only non-Template:Type2 to learn Glare, the only non-Template:Type2 to learn Spite by level up, and the only non-Template:Type2 to learn Dig by level up.
  • Though several of Dunsparce's Pokédex entries mention it burrowing into the ground using its tail, it could not learn Dig by leveling up until Generation IV.
  • Dunsparce is one of three Pokémon that can be found through HM means other than Surf. This only applies to HeartGold and SoulSilver, and with the move Rock Smash. The other are Nosepass and Shuckle (which is available only in Pokémon Emerald) in Generation III using the same move.
  • Dunsparce in the anime is usually depicted as small, most of the time not any bigger than up to someone's ankle, while in the games it is almost 5 feet tall.
    • Its height in the games may in fact be its length. The same discrepancy occurs with other long-bodied Pokémon like Ekans or Dratini.
  • Yanma's prototype name, time before the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver was thought to be Dusparce.

Origin

Dunsparce is based on the mythical tsuchinoko. Similar to Bigfoot or the Chupacabra, sightings and reports appear in the Japanese media, however hard evidence is always lacking. Tsuchinoko are 30 cm to 80 cm long, with a large head and poisonous fangs. Its body is thicker than its head and tail. The noises it makes resemble squeaks, chirps and snores. Unlike real snakes, which slither from side to side, a tsuchinoko wiggles ahead in a straight line. The tsuchinoko curls its body to leap through the air. Moreover, the fact that Dunsparce, a snake-like creature, has wings also brings to mind the motif of the Feathered Serpent, a prominent deity or supernatural being in many Mesoamerican religions. In addition, Dunsparce shares some traits with bumblebees, including their stripes, tiny wings, stinger-like tail, and the fact that they burrow into the ground.

Name origin

"Dun" can mean grayish yellow or gloomy, while "sparse" refers to its rarity. Dunsparce's name may also contain "dunce", meaning a stupid person.

Nokocchi (ノコッチ) comes from つちのこ tsuchinoko, a fabled snakelike creature. The characters are swapped to become のこっち, and then transliterated into katakana.

In other languages

  • German: Dummisel - Includes dumm (stupid).
  • French: Insolourdo - From insolent and lourdeau (graceless).
  • Korean: 노고치 Nogochi
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 土龍弟弟 Tǔ Lóng Dì Dì - Literally "Earth dragon (younger) brother". 土 may come from the alternate spelling of "tsuchi" in tsuchinoko. 龍弟弟 (younger dragon brother) may be referring to a snake.

External links

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