Trapinch (EX Dragon 79)

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ナックラー Nuckrar
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Trapinch
Type Fighting
HP 50
retreat cost
Expansion EX Dragon
Rarity Common
English card no. 79/97
Japanese Half Deck Flygon Constructed Starter Deck
Japanese card no. 008/019
Japanese Deck Kit Gift Box
Japanese Half Deck Latios ex Half Deck
Japanese card no. 008/018
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Trapinch.

Trapinch (Japanese: ナックラー Nuckrar) is a Fighting-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the EX Dragon expansion.

Card text

Colorless Bind
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
ColorlessColorless Rock Smash
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 10 damage plus 20 more damage.

e-Reader data

This card's ID is K-28-#. The Dot Code strip contains Pokédex information, a TCG glossary snippet, and a brief area summary for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

Pokédex data

Trapinch - Ant Pit Pokémon
No. Height Weight
116 2'04" (0.7 m) 33.0 lbs. (15.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
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.

Release information

This card was included in the English EX Dragon expansion, first released in the Japanese Flygon Constructed Starter Deck. It was later reprinted in the Latios Half Deck of the Japanese Gift Box.



Bind and Rock Smash are both moves in the Pokémon games. Trapinch can learn Rock Smash via HM06, but it is incapable of learning Bind. This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Ruby.

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