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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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Hyper Cutter or Arena Trap Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Trapinch
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
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg
Trapinch
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
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#328
Kanto
#000
Johto
#121
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#121
Unova
Mountain
#003
Kalos
#235
Alola
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
Trapinch
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
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F328.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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 a 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.

A Trainer's Trapinch appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Trapinch appeared in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge! where it was among the Pokémon playing in Lillie's garden.

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 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Trainer's Trapinch appeared in Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill I.

A Trapinch appeared in Facing Gulpin Is Hard to Swallow as a rental Pokémon that Guile Hideout stole.

A Trapinch belonging to Hugh appeared in The Transfer Student.

In the TCG

Main article: Trapinch (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII
Sun It can live for a week without eating a thing. It waits patiently at the bottom of its nest for prey to appear.
Moon As it digs through the sand, its giant jaws crush any rocks that obstruct its path. It builds a funnel-shaped nest.

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)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 111
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Haina Desert

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Phobos Drill, Endless Level 27, Forever Level 27, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silent Chasm (6F-9F), Wish Cave (21F-28F), Desert Region (1F-11F), Joyous Tower (21F-24F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-15F)
MD Sky
Northern Desert (1F-15F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Spike Ball Alert!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 3
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 358
Rumble World
White Ruins: Trailhead Field (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Sacred Blade Cliff (All Areas)

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%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)
Sun Moon 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 VII, 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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
011 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
055 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
088 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
1212 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
1515 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
1919 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2222 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
2626 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
2929 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
3333 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
3636 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
4040 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
4343 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
4747 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 —% 5
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckle
WurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombee
SkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavanny
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltik
GalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbugGrubbinCharjabug
VikavoltDewpiderAraquanidGolisopod
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
BeedrillScytherScizorPinsirAriadosKricketune Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
ScytherScizorGligarGliscorNinjaskKricketune
DwebbleKarrablastJoltikGalvantulaDurantGolisopod
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 VII
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fling Trapinch (EX Legend Maker 67)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS328.png PinRSani328.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani328.png
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!
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 Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT328.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 60 Raise Max Level.png 0

#525
Shuffle328.png

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


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.png 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.png 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 328.png Spr b 6x 328.png Spr 6x 328.png Spr b 6x 328.png
Spr 6x 328 s.png Spr b 6x 328 s.png Spr 6x 328 s.png Spr b 6x 328 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Spr 7s 328.png Spr b 7s 328.png
Spr 7s 328 s.png Spr b 7s 328 s.png
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 is the slowest Ground-type Pokémon.
  • 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.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

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"
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 大顎蟻 / 大颚蚁 Dà'èyǐ Literally "Big jaw ant"


External links


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