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Trapinch is a combination of ''trap'' (describing traps it uses to catch prey) and ''pinch'' (referring to its powerful jaws).
 
Trapinch is a combination of ''trap'' (describing traps it uses to catch prey) and ''pinch'' (referring to its powerful jaws).
   
Nuckrar may be a contraction of ''{{wp|nutcracker}}'', referencing its nutcracker-like jaws.
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Nuckrar may be a contraction of ''{{wp|nutcracker}}'', referencing its nutcracker-like jaws. Nuckrar may also be a play on the word "{{wp|knucker}}", a type of folkloric dragon which lives in a hole.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==

Revision as of 20:37, 18 January 2013

Spinda #327: Spinda
Pokémon
#329: Vibrava Vibrava
Trapinch
ナックラー Nuckrar
#328
328Trapinch.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Ground Unknown
Category
Ant Pit Pokémon
Abilities
Hyper Cutter or Arena Trap Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#116
Unova
#121
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'04"
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
33.1 lbs.
Imperial
15.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
 F328.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 73 Battle Exp.: 731*

Trapinch (Japanese: ナックラー Nuckrar) is a Ground-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Vibrava starting at level 35, which evolves into Flygon starting at level 45.

Biology

Physiology

Trapinch is an orange Pokémon with an insectoid appearance. It has a roundish body with a white underside and short, stumpy legs. Trapinch has a large head in proportion to the rest of its body, it has small eyes which have what appears to be a gleam in them, and its mouth forms a zigzag shape. Despite resembling an insect, Trapinch is not a Bug type.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Trapinch's main weapon is its jaws, which can crush boulders. Trapinch are also known for their digging skills. Trapinch is one of the few non-legendary unevolved Pokémon that can learn Hyper Beam. Trapinch can also go a whole week without access to any water.

Behavior

Trapinch are patient Pokémon; despite this, they are avid hunters. After building pits in sand, they patiently await for their prey to fall. Because Trapinch's head is so big, it finds getting upright if tipped onto its back difficult.

Habitat

Trapinch live in sandy deserts. Trapinch's nest is a deep, inescapable pit dug in the sand. Trapinch have also been known to burrow complex tunnels deep underground.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Trapinch sets up sorts of pitfall traps which cause wandering prey to fall into its lair.

In the anime

File:Trapinch anime.png
Trapinch in the anime

Major appearances

Trapinch made its debut in Beg, Burrow and Steal. The Trapinch of an area had dug a complex underground labyrinth. One researcher named Hal wanted to find a lake that he claimed to see when he was a little boy. When Ash, May, Brock, Max, Hal, another researcher named Elisa, and Team Rocket got lost in the labyrinth, they eventually found the underground lake Hal was talking about.

Minor appearances

Trapinch also make a cameo as one of Noland's Pokémon in Numero Uno Articuno.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part Two, Solana used her Capture Styler on a Trapinch and had it use Rock Tomb to trap a Golem, Graveler, Nidoking, Rhyhorn and Tyranitar that were attacking Dawn's, Brock's and Officer Jenny's Pokémon.

A Trapinch also appeared in All Dressed Up with Somewhere To Go. It was dressed up as a Turtwig.

A Trapinch appeared in A Rivalry to Gible On!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG106 Trapinch Ash's Pokédex Trapinch, the Ant Pit Pokémon. Trapinch dig cone-shaped holes in desert areas. Its large and powerful jaws are capable of crushing stones.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the TCG

Main article: Trapinch (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 Trapinch's nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit dug in sand. This Pokémon patiently waits for prey to tumble down the pit. Its giant jaws have enough strength to crush even boulders.
Sapphire Trapinch is a patient hunter. It digs an inescapable pit in a desert and waits for its prey to come tumbling down. This Pokémon can go a whole week without access to any water.
Emerald Its big jaws crunch through boulders. Because its head is so big, it has a hard time getting back upright if it tips over onto its back.
FireRed It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
White
Black 2 It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
White 2
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 111
Emerald
Common Mirage Tower, Route 111
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
Rare Rock Poké Spot
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 228 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Common White Forest (White only)
Black 2 White 2
Rare Desert Resort, Reversal Mountain
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from Egg
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Drill
Endless Level 27
Forever Level 27
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silent Chasm (6F-9F)
Wish Cave (21F-28F)
Desert Region (1F-11F)
Joyous Tower (21F-24F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-15F)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Rugged Flats

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Year of the Dragon Egg Trapinch Japanese Japan 1 January 6 to February 5, 2012
BW Year of the Dragon Trapinch Korean Wi-Fi 1 August 23 to October 4, 2012

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)
Black White Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Total: 290   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
1/2
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
11/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
0099 0044 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100}}100% 15
01717 0077 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
02525 01010 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
N/AN/A 01313 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
N/AN/A 01717 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —}}—% 10
N/AN/A 02121 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
N/AN/A 02525 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
04141 02929 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
03333 03434 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
06565 03939 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
04949 04444 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
05757 04949 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
07373 05555 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
08181 06161 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100}}100% 10
N/AN/A 06767 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
08989 07373 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 030}}30% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Trapinch obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Trapinch
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Trapinch
  • 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 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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
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 Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Trapinch
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Trapinch
  • 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 
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressWurmple
NinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupi
DrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantula
DurantLarvesta
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
Trapinch Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
HeracrossSewaddleKarrablast Endure Normal Status —% 10
SewaddleDwebbleCrustleKarrablast Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
BeedrillScytherScizorPinsirKricketune Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
ScytherScizorGligarGliscorNinjaskKricketune
DwebbleKarrablastJoltikGalvantulaDurant
Fury Cutter Bug Physical 20 95% 20
ButterfreeVenomothBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainMothim
Combee
Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
SurskitMasquerain Mud Shot* Ground Special 55 95% 15
ScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaGligarGliscor
SurskitMasquerainVolbeatAccelgor
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Trapinch 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 Trapinch in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Trapinch
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Trapinch
  • 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 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Trapinch can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Trapinch cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Trapinch
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Trapinch
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Rugged Mountain Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
Rugged Mountain Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Trapinch can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Trapinch
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Trapinch
  • 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
 PinRS328.png PinRS328.gif 
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani328.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP328.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.3%
Friend Area: Furnace Desert
Phrases
51%-100% HP Learn to endure! Endurance will always help you!
26%-50% HP We should be careful. My HP has fallen by half already.
1%-25% HP I'm at the end of my endurance... I can't open my mouth...
Level up Leveled up! There's plenty of prey I can ambush!
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! There's plenty of prey I can ambush!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP328.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
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  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
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

Trapinch
Unevolved
Trapinch
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 35


Vibrava
First evolution
Vibrava
 Ground  Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 45


Flygon
Second evolution
Flygon
 Ground  Dragon 

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 328.png Spr 3e 328.png Spr 3r 328.png Spr b 3r 328.png
Spr 3r 328 s.png Spr 3e 328 s.png Spr 3r 328 s.png Spr b 3r 328 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 328.png Spr 4d 328.png Spr 4d 328.png Spr b 4d 328.png
Spr 4d 328 s.png Spr 4d 328 s.png Spr 4d 328 s.png Spr b 4d 328 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 328.png Spr 5b 328.png Spr b 5b 328.png
Spr 5b 328 s.png Spr 5b 328 s.png Spr b 5b 328 s.png
Trapinch For other sprites and images, please see Trapinch images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The Trapinch evolutionary line, along with the Gligar evolutionary line, are the only evolutionary families to be in the Bug Egg Group with no Bug-type members.
  • Out of all unevolved Pokémon, Trapinch can learn the most moves by leveling up which its evolutions cannot, excluding Pokémon who evolve via evolutionary stones, such as Skitty and Growlithe.
  • Trapinch is able to learn Gust as an Egg move despite not having any wings. This is likely because its evolutions do have wings.
  • Trapinch is the only one in its evolutionary line to have a Hidden Ability.
  • Trapinch having a higher base attack stat than its evolved form may be a reference the fact that antlion larvae are more aggressive and predatory than their adult stages.
  • Trapinch and its evolutionary line are the only Pokémon that can learn Superpower by Move Tutor in Black 2 and White 2 but not Generation IV.

Origin

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It is based on the larval stage of the antlion, who spend their days in sandy pits before maturing into a winged, adult stage.

Name origin

Trapinch is a combination of trap (describing traps it uses to catch prey) and pinch (referring to its powerful jaws).

Nuckrar may be a contraction of nutcracker, referencing its nutcracker-like jaws. Nuckrar may also be a play on the word "knucker", a type of folkloric dragon which lives in a hole.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ナックラー Nuckrar Contraction of nutcracker
France Flag.png French Kraknoix Corruption of craque-noix
Spain Flag.png Spanish Trapinch Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Knacklion From Knacken and antlion
Italy Flag.png Italian Trapinch Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 톱치 Topchi From top and 치 (齒) chi; literally "Saw tooth"


External links

Spinda #327: Spinda
Pokémon
#329: Vibrava Vibrava


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