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Dunsparce (Pokémon)

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Dunsparce
ノコッチ Nokocchi
#206
206Dunsparce.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Normal Unknown
Category
Land Snake Pokémon
Abilities
Serene Grace or Run Away Rattled
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#052
Hoenn
#349
Unova
#035
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
Field 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 Normal-type 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 that are capable of lifting the Pokémon a few inches off the ground. They also possess a drill on the end of their tail, which resembles a rattlesnake's rattle, and is used for digging. 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 their back, and their underside. They also have beige accentuations, such as their eyelids and back. Dunsparce's eyes seem perpetually closed and goggle-like in appearance, and there are pointed prongs on the underside of their chin.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

At first glance, these Pokémon appear plain. However, Dunsparce make themselves quite elusive.

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

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

Dunsparce in the anime

Major appearances

Dunsparce made its anime debut in The Dunsparce Deception.

Minor appearances

A Dunsparce was seen in the wild in The Legend of Thunder!.

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

Dunsparce as it appears in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Crystal and her Chikorita accidentally get caught in one of Lt. Surge's electrical traps trying to retrieve the ball containing a Dunsparce that they captured.

Much later, in Volume 23, a little girl that owns a Dunsparce faxed Bill and informs him of Deoxys' rampage and Giovanni's subsequent appearance on Kin Island.

Many volumes later, in the Diamond & Pearl chapter, Roseanne is attacked by a pack of Yanmega controlled by Mars. Diamond told her to take refuge in the hole her Dunsparce dug.

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

NPC Appearances

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity: Dunsparce is a supporting character throughout the game. His best friend is Emolga. He is known to be a coward but despite that, he goes off into dungeons without his friend's consent. Dunsparce first appears as a client on the request board who needs to be rescued from Stompstump Peak. The partner and partner give a crystal they found while in the dungeon to him. When Virizion arrives into town, he uses the crystal as a proposal for Virizion to be his friend. Virizion refuses, and Dunsparce flees. Two Pawniard appear saying that they can help him become stronger when in reality they just want to rip him off of everything he's got. Dunsparce buys into their scam and they head off into the Desolate Canyon dungeon together. The player and partner follow. When they get to a clearing, Dunsparce realizes that something isn't right and tries to flee but Pawniard trap him and make demands. The player and partner arrive just in time. Panwiard, realizing that they are outmatched and outnumbered call upon two Galvantula and Venipede to back them up. When looks like it is the end for the team, Emolga, Gurdurr, Timburr, and Virizion all suddenly arrive and with their help they defeat the gang who then flees further into the canyon. It is after this heroic feat that Dunsparce and his friend Emolga decide to join the player and partner's exploration team and are accepted as the first two members. When Espeon and Umbreon arrive in Post Town and explain their mission, the player, partner, and friends decide they want to help. Quagsire says that one of them will have to stay behind because it is a rule of HAPPI. After Scraggy makes a suggestion that the weakest member should stay behind, Dunsparce gets worried that he might be the one who ends up staying behind. The night before the expedition, Dunsparce takes time to reflect on top of the hill in Post Town, when Virizion suddenly comes up to it. Dunsparce tells Virizion it's goals and the two have a heart to heart conversation. The next morning, Virizion volunteers to stay behind. It, Emolga, and the player and partner become upset with the decision and Emolga decides that the only way they can be fair is to draw straws. The next day, the team draws straws and whoever gets the shortest one ends up staying behind. Thinking that he influenced Virizion's decision to stay behind, Dunsparce voluenteers to be the one to stay back in Pokémon Paradise. As they are about to depart via the Magnagate, Dunsparce and the team say their farewells and Emolga decides that Dunsparce should go and pushes him into the Magnagate and stays behind willingly. After getting teleported to the front entrance to Telluric Path, Dunsparce regrets that Emolga can't go but decides to move forward and that Emolga wouldn't want him moping around. Early during their trek through the Glacier Palace, Dunsparce comments that he is having trouble breathing. He decides to ignore the feeling and go on with this teammates. When the team gets deep into the palace and enters a long hallway, soon everyone begins to have trouble breathing and collapses. Only the player is unaffected and left to watch his comrades slowly dying. Thankfully, Kyurem foresaw their arrival and saves them from their fate. He says that the part of the palace they were in was surrounded by a mysterious energy and that not even Kyurem has been able to enter past there. Kyurem says that the rest of the palace is off limits and that they should turn back now, but not before rewarding them with it's great treasure.

201 Spoilers end here. 201

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 It digs into the ground with its tail and makes a mazelike nest. It can fly just a little.
White
Black 2 It creates mazes in dark locations. When spotted, it flees into the ground by digging with its tail.
White 2
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
Always 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
Rare Route 12
Black 2 White 2
Unknown
Rare
Routes 1, 2, 6, 12, 18 and 20, Floccesy Ranch, Dreamyard, Village Bridge, Victory Road and Nature Preserve (rustling grass)
Route 6* and Floccesy Ranch (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Icy Cave
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 Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Magnagate dungeons, Strongest Trail, Rust Mountain, Hell's Mouth (Golden Chamber), Farthest Cape,
Automatically recruited after completing Desolate Canyon, Moonlight Forest (Mapless Street), Rust Mountain (Golden Chamber),
Big Smoke Mountain (Golden Chamber), Rust Mountain (Mapless Street)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rasp Cavern
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Rugged Flats

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Horn Drill Dunsparce English United States 5 February 22 to March 14, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Fury Attack Dunsparce English United States 5 January 31 to February 6, 2003

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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Rage Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
0044 000Start Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 40
01616 0044 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
02020 0077 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
02424 01010 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
02828 01313 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
0088 01616 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
04848 01919 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
03838 02222 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
03333 02525 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
01212 02828 Glare Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 30
05353 03131 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
N/AN/A 03434 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
04343 03737 Coil Poison Status 0000 —}}—% 20
N/AN/A 04040 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
N/AN/A 04343 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
05858 04646 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
06363 04949 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Dunsparce obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dunsparce
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dunsparce
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 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 Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
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 Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 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 Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
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 TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dunsparce
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dunsparce
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuRaichuGrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidash
Farfetch'dJolteonAipomAmbipomGirafarigSneasel
WeavileBuizelFloatzelBunearyLopunnyBlitzle
ZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolga
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon AncientPower Rock Special 60 100% 5
DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantler
WhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailord
Kecleon
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
SeedotNuzleafShiftryPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
PachirisuPatratWatchogCubchooBeartic
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
EkansArbokMeowthPersianGrowlitheArcanine
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoom
PoochyenaMightyenaLoudredExploudMawileElectrike
ManectricSeviperAbsolShinxLuxioLuxray
HippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipupHerdier
StoutlandPansageSimisagePansearSimisearPanpour
SimipourSandileKrokorokKrookodileHeatmor
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
SeelDewgongSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinoone
BidoofBibarelDarumakaDarmanitanScraggyScrafty
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
Smeargle Hex Ghost Special 50 100% 10
SpoinkGrumpigLopunny Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
RattataRaticateEkansArbokPikachuRaichu
SandshrewSandslashNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingVulpix
NinetalesDiglettDugtrioMeowthPersianPsyduck
GolduckMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheArcaninePonyta
RapidashFarfetch'dSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydon
RhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonCyndaquilQuilava
TyphlosionSentretFurretMareepFlaaffyAmpharos
WooperQuagsireAipomAmbipomGirafarigDunsparce
SnubbullGranbullSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaring
SwinubPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdHoundourHoundoom
PhanpyDonphanStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlaziken
PoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneSeedotNuzleaf
ShiftrySlakothVigorothSlakingWhismurLoudred
ExploudSkittyDelcattyMawileElectrikeManectric
WailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoalSpoink
GrumpigSpindaZangooseSeviperKecleonAbsol
SphealSealeoWalreinChimcharMonfernoInfernape
PiplupPrinplupEmpoleonBidoofBibarelShinx
LuxioLuxrayPachirisuBuizelFloatzelBuneary
LopunnyGlameowPuruglyStunkySkuntankLucario
HippopotasHippowdon
Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
TeddiursaUrsaringSpoinkGrumpigSphealSealeo
Walrein
Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceon
Trump Card Normal Special —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dunsparce 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 Dunsparce in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dunsparce
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dunsparce
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20
B W B2 W2 Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Dunsparce can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dunsparce cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dunsparce
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dunsparce
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Icy Cave Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
Icy Cave Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Dunsparce can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dunsparce
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dunsparce
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

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  
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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.png Spr b 2g 206.png
Spr 2g 206 s.png Spr 2s 206 s.png Spr 2c 206 s.png 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
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Dunsparce For other sprites and images, please see Dunsparce images on Bulbagarden Archives.

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Trivia

  • In the anime, Dunsparce is usually shown to be much shorter than 5 feet, which is its listed height (or in this case, length) in the games.

Origin

Dunsparce is based on the mythical tsuchinoko. Similar to Bigfoot or the Chupacabra, sightings and reports appear in 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. This may be a visual pun inspired by the name "bachi hebi" (literally "bee snake"), which the tsuchinoko is also known by.

Name origin

Dunsparce may be a combination of dun (grayish yellow or gloomy) and sparse (referring to its rarity).

Nokocchi is an anagram of つちのこ tsuchinoko, a fabled snakelike creature.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ノコッチ Nokocchi Anagram of つちのこ tsuchinoko
France Flag.png French Insolourdo From insolite and lourdeau
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dunsparce Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Dummisel From dumm and Meißel
Italy Flag.png Italian Dunsparce Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 노고치 Nogochi Transliteration of its Japanese name


External links

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