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Cacnea (Pokémon)

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Flygon #330: Flygon
Pokémon
#332: Cacturne Cacturne
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cacnea (disambiguation).
Cacnea
Cactus Pokémon
サボネア
Sabonea
#331
Cacnea

Cacnea

Cacnea

Cacnea
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Veil Cacophony
Cacophony
Water Absorb
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Cacnea

Mega Cacnea Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Human-Like
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
113.1 lbs. 51.3 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#331
Kanto
#000
Johto
#119
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-239
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
97
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
67
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F331.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
35
External Links

Cacnea (Japanese: サボネア Sabonea) is a Grass-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Cacturne starting at level 32.

Biology

Cacnea is a green, bipedal Pokémon with a round body and cactus-like striations. It has a dark green rhombus shape above its face, and six dark green rhombus shapes that ring around its waist. It has dark circles around its eyes, and its mouth composed of several similar circles. It has two dark green spikes on each side of its head, along with a yellow flower bud on top of its head. Its two club-like arms that are ringed with dark green spikes, and its two stubby, legs are dark green and conical.

Cacnea uses its thorny arms like hammers to attack its opponents. The thorns allow it to use its former signature move, Needle Arm. It is able to live in deserts for 30 days without any water, due to its body being able to store moisture. The beauty of its yellow flower depends on the harness of its environment. This flower releases a strong aroma to attract prey. When prey approaches, Cacnea shoots sharp thorns to bring it down.

In the anime

Cacnea in the anime.

Major appearances

James's Cacnea

Cacnea first appeared in A Poached Ego. It became James's Pokémon after his Weezing and Jessie's Arbok left to protect a bunch of Ekans and Koffing that were freed from a Pokémon Poacher. In Once There Were Greenfields, James gave Cacnea to Gardenia in order to master Drain Punch.

Minor appearances


Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG007 Cacnea Ash's Pokédex Cacnea, the Cactus Pokémon. Cacnea lives primarily in dry desert areas, and attacks by swinging its pin covered arms like hammers.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cacnea first appears in the very first round of the Ruby and Sapphire chapter, Creeping Past Cacnea.

In the TCG

Main article: Cacnea (TCG)

In the TFG

One Cacnea figure has been released.

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 Cacnea lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this Pokémon shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.
Sapphire The more arid and harsh the environment, the more pretty and fragrant a flower Cacnea grows. This Pokémon battles by wildly swinging its thorny arms.
Emerald Cacnea live in deserts with virtually no rainfall. It battles by swinging its thick, spiked arms. Once a year, a yellow flower blooms.
FireRed It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
White
Black 2 By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
White 2
Generation VI
X It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
Y It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 111
Emerald
Route 111
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 228
Platinum
Route 228
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Breed Cacturne
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Cacturne

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Wilderness (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 5
Forever Level 5
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Thunder (1F-4F)
Joyous Tower (33F-35F)
Oddity Cave (B1-B4)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-8F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Haruba Desert
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Sunny Seashore

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLGE PokéPark Egg Cacnea Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 335   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
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
099 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1313 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
1717 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
2121 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
2525 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
2929 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
3333 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
3737 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
4141 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
4545 Needle Arm Grass Physical 06060 100100% 15
4949 Cotton Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 40
5353 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
5757 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cacnea obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 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 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
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 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 Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomBellsproutWeepinbell
Victreebel
Acid Poison Special 40 100% 30
CroagunkToxicroak Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
Tangrowth Block Normal Status —% 5
HitmonchanHitmontopBreloomLucarioSawk Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
KadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypno Disable Normal Status 100% 20
MachopMachokeMachampBreloomTimburrGurdurr
Conkeldurr
Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100 50% 5
Paras Fell Stinger* Bug Physical 30 100% 25
MachopMachokeMachampElectabuzzElectivireTimburr
GurdurrConkeldurr
Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
Mr. MimeChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoselia
RoseradeTropiusCherubiCherrim
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
DrowzeeHypnoShiftryChimcharCroagunkToxicroak Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
Lopunny Rototiller Ground Status —% 10
BulbasaurExeggutorSunkernShroomishBreloom Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
MakuhitaHariyama Smelling Salts Normal Physical 70 100% 10
Hypno Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
Spinda Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cacnea in Generation VI
  • 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 Cacnea in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cacnea can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cacnea cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS331.png PinRS331.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani331.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP331.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.2%
Friend Area: Furnace Desert
Phrases
51%-100% HP I can live for thirty days without having anything to drink!
26%-50% HP My HP is slipping down to the halfway mark.
1%-25% HP I'll faint on you... My body's developing cracks...
Level up I leveled up! I can feel power down to my spikes!
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 leveled up! I can feel power down to my spikes!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP331.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
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:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by scattering needles.
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

331Cacnea.png
Unevolved
Cacnea
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 32
332Cacturne.png
First evolution
Cacturne
 Grass  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 331.png Spr b 3r 331.png Spr 3e 331.gif Spr b 3r 331.png Spr 3r 331.png Spr b 3r 331.png
Spr 3r 331 s.png Spr b 3r 331 s.png Spr 3e 331 s.gif Spr b 3r 331 s.png Spr 3r 331 s.png Spr b 3r 331 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 331.png Spr b 4d 331.png Spr 4d 331.png Spr b 4p 331.png Spr 4d 331.png Spr b 4p 331.png
Spr 4d 331 s.png Spr b 4d 331 s.png Spr 4d 331 s.png Spr b 4p 331 s.png Spr 4d 331 s.png Spr b 4p 331 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 331.png Spr b 5b 331.png Spr 5b 331.png Spr b 5b 331.png
Spr 5b 331 s.png Spr b 5b 331 s.png Spr 5b 331 s.png Spr b 5b 331 s.png
Front Back Front Back
331MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Cacnea images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Cacnea is based on a barrel cactus and possibly from a jack-o'-lantern.

Name origin

Cacnea may be a combination of cactus and its Japanese name.

Sabonea may be a combination of 仙人掌 saboten (cactus) and debonair.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サボネア Sabonea From 仙人掌 saboten and debonair
France Flag.png French Cacnea Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cacnea Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tuska From Kaktus
Italy Flag.png Italian Cacnea Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 선인왕 Seon-in-wang From 선인장 (仙人掌) seon-in-jang and 왕 (王) wang; literally "Cactus King" or "Kingtus"


Related articles

External links

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#332: Cacturne Cacturne


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