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Trapinch (Pokémon)

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Trapinch
ナックラー Nuckrar
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Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Ground '
Category
Ant Pit Pokémon
Abilities
Hyper Cutter or Arena Trap
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#116
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
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.: 73 Battle Exp.: 731*

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

Biology

Physiology

Trapinch is an orange, bug-like Pokémon with a large jaw. Trapinch has a roundish body with short, stump-like legs. Trapinch has a big head in proportion to the rest of its body. Despite resembling an insect, Trapinch is actually a Ground-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 and Giga Impact.

Behavior

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

In the anime

Trapinch made its debut in Beg, Burrow and Steal. The Trapinch of an area had dug a complex underground labyrinth. One reseacher 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.

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

In DP072, 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.

In the manga

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 It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
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 It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
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 111
Emerald
Common Mirage Tower (Ground Floor - 4F)
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
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
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 Hatch from egg
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Drill
Endless Level 27
Forever Level 27
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Silent Chasm (6F-9F)
Wish Cave (21F-28F)
Desert Region (1F-11F)
Joyous Tower (21F-24F)

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.


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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation III
Level Move Type
Start Bite Dark
9 Sand Attack Ground
17 Faint Attack Dark
25 Sand Tomb Ground
33 Crunch Dark
41 Dig Ground
49 Sandstorm Rock
57 Hyper Beam Normal
Generation IV
Level Move Type Cat.
Start Bite Dark Physical
9 Sand Attack Ground Status
17 Faint Attack Dark Physical
25 Sand Tomb Ground Physical
33 Crunch Dark Physical
41 Dig Ground Physical
49 Sandstorm Rock Status
57 Hyper Beam Normal Special
65 Earth Power Ground Special
73 Earthquake Ground Physical
81 Feint Normal Physical
89 Fissure Ground Physical

By TM/HM

Generation III
# Move Type
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM11 Sunny Day Fire
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal
TM17 Protect Normal
TM19 Giga Drain Grass
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM22 SolarBeam Grass
TM26 Earthquake Ground
TM27 Return Normal
TM28 Dig Ground
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM37 Sandstorm Rock
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock
TM42 Facade Normal
TM43 Secret Power Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
HM04 Strength Normal
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting
Generation IV
# Move Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special
TM17 Protect Normal Status
TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special
TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical
TM27 Return Normal Physical
TM28 Dig Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical
TM42 Facade Normal Physical
TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic Status
TM45 Attract Normal Status
TM58 Endure Normal Status
TM78 Captivate Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal Status
TM90 Substitute Normal Status
HM04 Strength Normal Physical
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting Physical

By breeding

Move Type Cat. Father
Flail Normal Physical Wormadam
Focus Energy Normal Status Beedrill
Scyther, Scizor
Pinsir
Kricketune
Fury Cutter Bug Physical Scyther, Scizor
Gligar, Gliscor
Ninjask
Kricketune
Gust Flying Special Butterfree
Venomoth
Beautifly, Dustox
Masquerain
Mothim
Combee, Vespiquen
Quick Attack Normal Physical Scyther, Scizor
Yanma, Yanmega
Gligar, Gliscor
Surskit, Masquerain
Volbeat, Illumise

By tutoring

Move Type Cat. Version
Body Slam Normal Physical FR LG E
Double-Edge Normal Physical FR LG E
Mimic Normal Status FR LG E
Rock Slide Rock Physical FR LG E
Substitute Normal Status FR LG E
Endure Normal Status     E
Mud-Slap Ground Special     E
Sleep Talk Normal Status     E
Snore Normal Special     E
Swagger Normal Status     E

Special moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

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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

Origin

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's name is a combination of trap and pinch. Its Japanese name may be a contraction of nutcracker.

In other languages

  • German: Knacklion - a combination of Knack, the German onomatopoeic word for "snap" and the English antlion.
  • French: Kraknoix
  • Korean: 톱치 Topchi

External links

Article on Wikipedia

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