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Ninjask (Pokémon)

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Nincada #290: Nincada
Pokémon
#292: Shedinja Shedinja
Ninjask
Ninja Pokémon
テッカニン
Tekkanin
#291
Ninjask

Ninjask

Ninjask

Ninjask
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Speed Boost Cacophony
Cacophony
Infiltrator
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Ninjask

Mega Ninjask Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
26.5 lbs. 12.0 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
#291
Kanto
#000
Johto
#043
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#112
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-032
Fiore
R-180
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
155
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
160
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
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
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F291.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Nincada starting at level 20. Its evolution can trigger the creation of a second Pokémon: Shedinja.

Biology

Ninjask is a small, cicada-like Pokémon with two pairs of wings. Its body is mostly yellow with accents of black and gray. There is a solid band of black between its gleaming red eyes. The band pools into a circular pattern on its forehead, between the pointed crests on the sides of its head. The underside of its head is gray and segmented, to look like a veil, and most of its carapace is black. Its gray insectoid arms extend from its chest, usually with their small, yellow claws turned inward. There is a similar pair of back legs. On its back is a patch of black with a stretch of yellow, shaped like an upside down letter Y. Most of its abdomen is black, but near the tip, there is a band of yellow. It has large, veined wings with triangular, red tipping.

Ninjask is a very fast Pokémon that is said to be able to evade any attack, and is hard seen due to its high speed. It was long believed to be invisible. Hearing its loud cries for too long induces a headache. If it is not trained properly, it will refuse to obey its Trainer and cry loudly. Due to this, it is said to put the Trainer's abilities to the test. It lives in forests. It congregates around tree sap and likes to feed on it.

In the anime

Ninjask in the anime

Major appearances

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 Pokémon Ninja 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 Zoroark: Master of Illusions, a group of Ninjask are owned by Goone.

In the flashback in Glory Blaze, it is revealed that Paul previously caught a Ninjask. Paul used Ninjask in A Real Rival Rouser! in his battle against Ash in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

Minor appearances

A Ninjask appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Ninjask appeared having been caught in the web of an Ariados in Following A Maiden's Voyage! .

A Ninjask made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP187 Ninjask Dawn's Pokédex Ninjask, the Ninja Pokémon, and the evolved form of Nincada. Because of its swift flying velocity, it can become impossible to see.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

When the Aqua Admin Amber left all his Pokémon behind deep underseas, he borrowed a Nincada from his teammate Shelly, which evolved right away into a Ninjask, causing much trouble for his opponent, Wattson. Even after it was defeated, the resultant Pokémon of its evolution, Shedinja, was able to land a surprise attack that sent him plummeting toward the bottom of the ocean.

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
Generation IV
Diamond Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its cry leaves a lasting headache if heard for too long. It moves so quickly that it is almost invisible.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
White
Black 2 Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
White 2
Generation VI
X Its cry leaves a lasting headache if heard for too long. It moves so quickly that it is almost invisible.
Y Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.

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 Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Evolve Nincada


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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Misty Edgewater

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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
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 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
00Start Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
055 Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
099 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1414 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1919 Mind Reader Normal Status 0000 —% 5
2020 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
2020 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
2020 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2525 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3838 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4545 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
5252 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Ninjask obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninjask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninjask
  • 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 Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying 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 Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 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 Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Ninjask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninjask
  • 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 
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckle
WurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombee
SkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavanny
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltik
GalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmega
BeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothim
CombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantula
ShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcaronaVivillon
Bug Buzz Bug Special 90 100% 10
HeracrossSewaddleKarrablast Endure Normal Status —% 10
ShelmetAccelgor Final Gambit Fighting Special 100% 5
GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebble
Crustle
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
ButterfreeVenomothBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainMothim
CombeeVolcarona
Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapion
YanmegaGliscor
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianBeautiflyDustox
MasquerainMothimVolcaronaVivillon
Silver Wind Bug Special 60 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ninjask 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 Ninjask in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninjask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninjask
  • 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 Ninjask can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Ninjask cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninjask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninjask
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
290 Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
290 Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninjask
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninjask
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

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
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

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.gif Spr 3r 291.png Spr b 3r 291.png
Spr 3r 291 s.png Spr 3e 291 s.gif 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 highest Speed base stat of all non-legendary Pokémon, all Flying-type Pokémon, and all Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Ninjask is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 456.
  • Ninjask shares its species name with Greninja. They are both known as the Ninja Pokémon.

Origin

Bulbanews

It may have been based on a fully adult cicada, with the colors resembling a Magicicada. It also has traits in common with ninjas.

Name origin

Ninjask may be a combination of ninja and mask.

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

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese テッカニン Tekkanin From 鉄火 tekka and ninja
France Flag.png French Ninjask Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ninjask Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ninjask Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Ninjask Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아이스크 Aiseukeu Possibly from 아이론 ai'ron and 마스크 maseukeu


External links

Nincada #290: Nincada
Pokémon
#292: Shedinja Shedinja


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