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*Even though Ninjask is depicted as being a blindly fast Pokémon, it cannot learn the move {{m|ExtremeSpeed}}. In fact, it can't learn any increased [[priority]] moves that do damage.
 
*Even though Ninjask is depicted as being a blindly fast Pokémon, it cannot learn the move {{m|ExtremeSpeed}}. In fact, it can't learn any increased [[priority]] moves that do damage.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
It may have been based on a fully adult {{wp|cicada}}. It also slightly resembles a bee and a slick ninja.
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It may have been based on a fully adult {{wp|cicada}}. It also slightly resembles a bee and has traits in common with {{wp|ninjas}}.
 
====Name origin====
 
====Name origin====
 
Ninjask's name may be a combination of ''{{wp|ninja}}'' and ''{{wp|mask}}''.
 
Ninjask's name may be a combination of ''{{wp|ninja}}'' and ''{{wp|mask}}''.

Revision as of 07:33, 28 June 2010

Nincada #290: Nincada
Pokémon
#292: Shedinja Shedinja
Ninjask
テッカニン Tekkanin
#291
291Ninjask.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Bug Flying
Category
Ninja Pokémon
Ability
Speed Boost
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#043
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-032
Almia
R-180
Height
2'07"
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
26.5 lbs.
Imperial
12.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body13.png
Footprint
 F291.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
2
Base Exp.: 155 Battle Exp.: 1551*

Ninjask (Japanese: テッカニン Tekkanin) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Nincada starting at level 20.

Biology

Physiology

Ninjask are small Pokémon that bear great resemblance to a cicada. Ninjask’s body is mostly yellow with accentations of black and gray. There is a solid band of black coloration between their gleaming red eyes. The band pools into a circular pattern on their forehead between the pointed crests on the sides of their heads. The underside of Ninjask’s head is gray, and most of its carapace is black. Gray-colored, insectoid arms extend from Ninjask’s chest, usually with their small, yellow claws turned inward. There is a similar back pair of legs, however these are usually held close to the body in flight and thus inconspicuous. On their back is a notable patch of black coloration with a stretch of yellow, shaped like an upside-down letter Y, voided into it. Most of Ninjask’s abdomen is black, but near the tip there is a band of yellow. Ninjask has large, veined wings with triangular red tipping.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Ninjask is one of the fastest Pokémon to date. Because of its blinding speed, it was once thought to be invisible. Ninjask is so fast, it is said to be able to avoid any attack. Hearing Ninjask’s distinctive cries for too long induces a headache.

Behavior

If Ninjask is not trained properly, it will refuse to obey the Trainer and cry loudly continuously. Because of this quality, this Pokémon is said to be one that puts the Trainer's abilities to the test.

Habitat

File:Ninjask anime.png
Ninjask in the anime

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Ninjask normally drink tree sap, but they also eat berries, like most other Pokémon.

In the anime

Colonel Hansen used two Ninjask, along with a Shedinja, against the group in The Princess and the Togepi and A Togepi Mirage.

In From the Cradle to Save a student in the ninja training school named Evian used a Ninjask as his partner in training.

Brandon used his Ninjask against Ash in a battle, in Pace - The Final Frontier.

In the flashback in Glory Blaze, it is revealed that Paul previously caught a Ninjask; however, it is not seen outside of the flashback and it is unknown if he still has it.

In Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark, a group of Ninjask are owned by Goon.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG190 Ninjask May's Pokédex Ninjask, the Ninja Pokémon. Ninjask is said to be so fast it's able to evade any attack.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Ninjask (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 Ninjask moves around at such a high speed that it cannot be seen, even while its crying can be clearly heard. For that reason, this Pokémon was long believed to be invisible.
Sapphire If Ninjask is not trained properly, it will refuse to obey the Trainer and cry loudly continuously. Because of this quality, this Pokémon is said to be one that puts the Trainer's abilities to the test.
Emerald Because it darts about vigorously at high speed, it is very difficult to see. Hearing its distinctive cries for too long induces a headache.
FireRed This Pokémon is so quick, it is said to be able to avoid any attack. It loves to feed on tree sap.
LeafGreen This Pokémon is so quick, it is said to be able to avoid any attack. It loves to feed on tree sap.
Generation IV
Diamond Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
Pearl Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
Platinum Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
HeartGold Its cry leaves a lasting headache if heard for too long. It moves so quickly that it is almost invisible.
SoulSilver Its cry leaves a lasting headache if heard for too long. It moves so quickly that it is almost invisible.
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
None Evolve Nincada
Emerald
None Evolve Nincada
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Nincada
Platinum
None Evolve Nincada
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Nincada
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
Evolve from Nincada
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 12
Endless Level 21
Forever Level 21
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Nincada
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Quicksand Pit (B5-B10)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Road

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 61
121 - 168 232 - 326
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 160
148 - 233 292 - 460
Total: 456   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
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#C6D16E" | 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.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS291.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani291.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP291.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Can you keep up with my speed?
26%-50% HP I don't like this at all. My remaining HP shouldn't be only half.
1%-25% HP I feel faint... I can't hit the speeds I want...
Level up I've got my level! I can strike even faster now!
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 I've got my level! I can strike even faster now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP291.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: None
Loops: 1 Min. exp.: 60 Max. exp.: 74
Browser entry  
Ninjask darts around at dazzling speed while furiously flapping its wings.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
( Bug )
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry  
It flies around at blinding speed.
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

Nincada
Unevolved
Nincada
 Bug  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 20
Ninjask
First evolution
Ninjask
 Bug  Flying 
If...
Poké Ball
Poké Ball in bag*
Space in party
Shedinja
Castoff evolution
Shedinja
 Bug  Ghost 

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 291.png Spr 3e 291.png Spr 3r 291.png Spr b 3r 291.png
Spr 3r 291 s.png Spr 3e 291 s.png Spr 3r 291 s.png Spr b 3r 291 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 291.png Spr 4d 291.png Spr 4d 291.png Spr b 4d 291.png
Spr 4d 291 s.png Spr 4d 291 s.png Spr 4d 291 s.png Spr b 4d 291 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 291.png Spr 5b 291.png Spr b 5b 291.png
Spr 5b 291 s.png Spr 5b 291 s.png Spr b 5b 291 s.png
Ninjask For other sprites and images, please see Ninjask images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Ninjask has the second highest Speed of any Pokémon in the games. It is surpassed only by the Speed Forme of Deoxys. However, Ninjask's Speed Boost ability allows it to potentially become faster than Deoxys in battle.
  • Ninjask cannot learn any Template:Type2 moves via level-up despite it being Flying-type.
  • Even though Ninjask is depicted as being a blindly fast Pokémon, it cannot learn the move ExtremeSpeed. In fact, it can't learn any increased priority moves that do damage.

Origin

It may have been based on a fully adult cicada. It also slightly resembles a bee and has traits in common with ninjas.

Name origin

Ninjask's name may be a combination of ninja and mask.

Tekkanin may be a combination of 鉄火 tekka, gunfire, and ninja.

In other languages

External links

Nincada #290: Nincada
Pokémon
#292: Shedinja Shedinja
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