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Nincada (Pokémon)

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Nincada
ツチニン Tutinin
#290
290Nincada.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Bug Ground
Category
Trainee Pokémon
Ability
Compoundeyes
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#042
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1′08″
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
12.1 lbs.
Imperial
5.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
 F290.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Bug group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 65 Battle Exp.: 651*

Nincada (Japanese: ツチニン Tutinin) is a dual-type Bug/Ground Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Nincada is a small, whitish insect Pokémon. Nincada's hind legs are white and the forelegs are brown. Nincada has small, green wings on its back and whisker-like antenna on its face.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Nincada live buried in soil and will usually remain underground until they evolve.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Nincada sustain themselves by drinking nutrients from tree roots.

In the anime

File:Nincadanime.jpg
Nincada in the anime
Nincada first appeared in A Three Team Scheme. It belonged to a boy named Keanu, who lived in his Secret Base in solitude.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One, Hajime used his Capture Styler on a Nincada and had it Dig a pit trap for J's Henchmen to fall in.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Nincada (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 Nincada lives underground for many years in complete darkness. This Pokémon absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees. It stays motionless as it waits for evolution.
Sapphire Nincada lives underground. It uses its sharp claws to carve the roots of trees and absorb moisture and nutrients. This Pokémon can't withstand bright sunlight so avoids it.
Emerald It makes its nest at the roots of a mighty tree. Using its whiskerlike antennae, it probes its surroundings in the pitch-black darkness of soil.
FireRed Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
LeafGreen Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
Generation IV
Diamond It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
Pearl It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
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 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
Uncommon Route 116
Emerald
Uncommon Route 116
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Eterna Forest (Poké Radar)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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 Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Forest
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 13
Endless Level 20
Forever Level 6
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Lapis Cave (1F-4F)
Wish Cave (44F-49F)
Joyous Tower (45F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Quicksand Cave (B1-B7)
Midnight Forest (B1-B24)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 31
91 - 138 172 - 266
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 266   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.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Template:Learnset introMoves in Italics aren't STAB for Nincada, but are for some/all evolutions.

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:#9DC1B7" | 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.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1branch1

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 290.png Spr 3e 290.png Spr 3r 290.png Spr b 3r 290.png
Spr 3r 290 s.png Spr 3e 290 s.png Spr 3r 290 s.png Spr b 3r 290 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 290.png Spr 4d 290.png Spr 4d 290.png Spr b 4d 290.png
Spr 4d 290 s.png Spr 4d 290 s.png Spr 4d 290 s.png Spr b 4d 290 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 290.png Spr 5b 290.png Spr b 5b 290.png
Spr 5b 290 s.png Spr 5b 290 s.png Spr b 5b 290 s.png
Nincada For other sprites and images, please see Nincada images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Nincada is the only Pokémon that evolves into two Pokémon at once.
  • Nincada is the only Pokémon that loses its gender when it evolves, leading it to be the only Pokémon with a gender that can learn TMs but can not learn Attract or Captivate.
  • In its Generation III sprites, its color is brownish-cream, but in Generation IV sprites and official artwork, it is white.

Origin

It appears to be based on a cicada larva.

Name origin

Nincada's name is a combination of ninja and cicada. Its Japanese name is a combination of 土に埋める tsuchiniumeru, to bury in the ground, and ninja.

In other languages

External links

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