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Trapinch (Pokémon)

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Spinda #327: Spinda
Pokémon
#329: Vibrava Vibrava
Trapinch
Ant Pit Pokémon
ナックラー
Nuckrar
#328
Trapinch

Trapinch

Trapinch

Trapinch
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Hyper Cutter or Arena Trap Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Trapinch

Mega Trapinch Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 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
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
33.1 lbs. 15.0 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
#328
Kanto
#000
Johto
#116
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#121
Unova
Mountain
#003
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
73
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
58
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F328.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Trapinch is an orange, insectoid Pokémon. It has a round body with a white underside and four stumpy legs. It has proportionally large head, small eyes, and a zigzagging mouth. Its large jaws are powerful enough to crush boulders. This Pokémon lives in arid deserts, where it builds its nest in a bowl-shaped pit dug in sand. It sits in its nest and waits for prey to stumble inside. Once inside, the prey cannot climb back out. Trapinch can go a week without having water available.

In the anime

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.

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 appeared in A Rivalry to Gible On!.

Minor appearances

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

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

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 It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
Y It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 111
Emerald
Route 111, Mirage Tower
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Rock Poké Spot
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 228 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black
Trade, Event
White
White Forest
Black 2 White 2
Desert Resort, Reversal Mountain
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 13, Friend Safari (Ground)

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%)
X Y 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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
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 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 —% 5
00Start Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
00Start Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
044 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
077 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
1010 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
1313 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1717 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
2121 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2525 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
2929 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
3434 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3939 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
4444 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
4949 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
5555 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
6161 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
6767 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
7373 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Trapinch obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 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 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 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 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 06060 095}}95% 15
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 05050 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressWurmple
NinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupi
DrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantula
DurantLarvestaScatterbug
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
TrapinchVibravaFlygon 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 40 95% 20
ButterfreeVenomothBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainMothim
CombeeVivillon
Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
Surskit 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 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 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 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 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

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

328Trapinch.png
Unevolved
Trapinch
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 35
329Vibrava.png
First evolution
Vibrava
 Ground  Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 45
330Flygon.png
Second evolution
Flygon
 Ground  Dragon 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 328.png Spr b 3r 328.png Spr 3e 328.gif Spr b 3r 328.png Spr 3r 328.png Spr b 3r 328.png
Spr 3r 328 s.png Spr b 3r 328 s.png Spr 3e 328 s.gif Spr b 3r 328 s.png Spr 3r 328 s.png Spr b 3r 328 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 328.png Spr b 4d 328.png Spr 4d 328.png Spr b 4p 328.png Spr 4d 328.png Spr b 4p 328.png
Spr 4d 328 s.png Spr b 4d 328 s.png Spr 4d 328 s.png Spr b 4d 328 s.png Spr 4d 328 s.png Spr b 4d 328 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 328.png Spr b 5b 328.png Spr 5b 328.png Spr b 5b 328.png
Spr 5b 328 s.png Spr b 5b 328 s.png Spr 5b 328 s.png Spr b 5b 328 s.png
Front Back Front Back
328MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Trapinch images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Trapinch is the only one in its evolutionary line to have a Hidden Ability.
  • Trapinch's base Attack is higher than its evolved form's and is the same as its final evolved form's. That may be a reference to the fact that antlion larvae are more aggressive and predatory than their adult stages.
    • It has the highest base Attack of all Pokémon that can evolve twice.
  • Trapinch's footprint appears to be a small picture of its face.

Origin

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It is based on the larval stage of the antlion, which live in conical sandy pits before maturing into winged adults.

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

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#329: Vibrava Vibrava


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