Trapinch (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Trapinch
Ant Pit Pokémon
ナックラー
Nuckrar
#0328
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 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and DragonGen VIII+
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Trapinch
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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
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
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
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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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 also has a proportionally large head, small black eyes with twinkle-shaped pupils, and a zigzagging mouth.

Trapinch's large jaws are powerful enough to crush any boulders that get in its way as it digs through the sand of the arid deserts in which it lives. It can go a week without water or food. Instead of actively hunting prey, it digs into the sand to build its bowl- or cone-shaped nests, waiting for prey to tumble inside and become trapped. When night falls, Trapinch will dig itself a spot underneath the sand and go to sleep. Due to the size of its head in contrast to its small body, Trapinch will be unable to get up after flipping over onto its back, making it vulnerable to natural predators such as Sandile.

Evolution

Trapinch evolves into Vibrava, which evolves into Flygon.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

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Unevolved
Trapinch
 Ground 

0329Vibrava.png
First evolution
Vibrava
 Ground  Dragon 

0330Flygon.png
Second evolution
Flygon
 Ground  Dragon 


In the anime

Trapinch in the anime

Major appearances

Goh's Trapinch

In Making Battles in the Sand!, Goh caught a Trapinch while he was investigating a sandstorm in Mauville City. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Other

Multiple Trapinch debuted in Beg, Burrow and Steal. They had dug a complex underground labyrinth containing a lake, which Hal wanted to find after he previously came across it when he was young. When Hal, Ash, his friends, Elisa, and Team Rocket got lost in the labyrinth, they eventually found the underground lake.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2), Solana used her Capture Styler on a Trapinch and had it use Rock Tomb to trap J's client's henchmen's Pokémon that were attacking Dawn, Brock, and Officer Jenny's Pokémon.

In A Rivalry to Gible On!, a Trapinch living at Mt. Shady used its Arena Trap to capture Ash while he and Khoury were trying to catch a Gible.

In Showdown at the Gates of Warp!, due to Dialga and Palkia's influence, Goh's Flygon devolved into a Vibrava and then into a Trapinch. It was later reverted in the same episode. The same also occurred with Alternate World Goh's Flygon.

Minor appearances

A Trapinch Egg (far right) in the anime

A Coordinator's Trapinch appeared in Mean With Envy.

A Trapinch appeared in a visualization in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

A Coordinator's Trapinch appeared in Deceit and Assist.

In Numero Uno Articuno, Noland's Trapinch was living at the Battle Factory.

A Coordinator's Trapinch appeared in The Saffron Con.

In All Dressed Up with Somewhere To Go!, a Trapinch was dressed up as a Turtwig.

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

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, a Trapinch was playing in Lillie's garden. It reappeared in The Ol' Raise and Switch!.

In Some Kind of Laziness!, a Trapinch ate an Oran Berry that slid into its pit in the middle of the Haina Desert.

In I Choose Paradise!, a Trainer's Trapinch was at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In Securing the Future!, five Trainers' Trapinch joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

In Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!, a Trapinch was staying at Aether Paradise.

In The Battlefield of Truth and Love!, a Trainer's Trapinch was at Manalo Stadium.

A Trainer's Trapinch appeared in Take My Thief! Please!.

A Trainer's Trapinch appeared in The Winding Path to Greatness!.

A Trapinch appeared in The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky!.

A Trainer's Trapinch appeared in Aim For The Eight!.

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 stone.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN036 Trapinch Goh's Rotom Phone Trapinch, the Ant Pit Pokémon. A Ground type. Trapinch's nest is at the bottom of a cone-shaped hole, where it patiently waits for something to fall in. It can break rocks apart with its huge jaws.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

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

The Battle Factory rented a Trapinch, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Facing Gulpin Is Hard to Swallow.

A Trapinch appeared in The Transfer Student, under the ownership of Hugh. It later evolved into Vibrava.

In The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition, a Trapinch liberated by Team Plasma was stuck in N's Castle.

In the TCG

Main article: Trapinch (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#116
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
B2W2: #121
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 Kalos
Mountain #003
Hoenn
#121
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 Alola
SM: #235
Alola
USUM: #304
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Ultra Sun Its jaws are strong enough to crush rocks but so heavy that it can't get up if it flips over. Sandile seize those moments as their chance.
Ultra Moon It builds nests that double as traps, lying in wait for its prey to get caught. When night falls, it digs itself a spot beneath the sand to sleep.
Generation VIII Galar
#321
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword Its nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.
Shield It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Brilliant Diamond It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#44
Scarlet This Pokémon lives in arid deserts. It patiently awaits prey inside its funnel- shaped nest.
Violet As it digs through the sand, its giant jaws crush any rocks that obstruct its path. It builds a funnel-shaped nest.


Pokédex Image Trapinch SM.png Pokédex Image Trapinch SV Blueberry.png
Trapinch in the Alola Pokédex Trapinch in the Blueberry Pokédex

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 (Desert with 49 Peak points)
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
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Haina Desert
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 6, Hammerlocke HillsSh
Rolling Fields, Axew's Eye, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 228 (Poké Radar)
Grand Underground - Rocky Cave, Big Bluff Cavern, Sandsear Cave (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Savanna Biome
Tera Raid Battles (2★)


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
Rumble World
White Ruins: Trailhead Field (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Sacred Blade Cliff (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Jirachi Sea, Celebi Sea, Zygarde Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Celebi SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Silent Chasm (8F-9F), Wish Cave (24F-29F), Desert Region (1F-11F), Joyous Tower (26F-28F), Purity Forest (24F-28F)
Fainted Pokémon: Mt. Steel, Pitfall Valley, Oddity Cave
New Snap
Sweltering Sands
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 358


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

Games Held items
Ruby Sapphire
Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black White
Black 2 White 2
X Y
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Sword Shield
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Total:
290
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 IX, 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

Trapinch is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
088 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1616 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
2020 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2424 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2828 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3232 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
3636 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
4040 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
4444 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
4848 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 03030% 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM015Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM015 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM176Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM176 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM182Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM182 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM215Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Trapinch
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Trapinch
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
AriadosYanmaYanmegaPinecoForretressKricketotCombeeSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyJoltikGalvantulaLarvestaVolcaronaScatterbugGrubbinCharjabugVikavoltDewpiderAraquanidTarountulaSpidopsNymbleLokixRellorRabsca*
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
FlygonYanmegaTarountulaSpidopsNymbleLokix
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
NymbleLokix
First Impression Bug Physical 90 100% 10
MagikarpGyaradosFeebasMiloticSewaddleSwadloonGoomySliggooSliggooGoodraGoodra
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
ScytherScizorKleavorGligarGliscorGrovyleSceptileKricketuneJoltikGalvantula
Fury Cutter Bug Physical 40 95% 20
MasquerainCombeeVolcaronaVivillonNoibatNoivern
Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
ScytherScizorKleavorYanmaYanmegaGligarGliscorTreeckoGrovyleSceptileSurskitMasquerainVolbeatDreepyDrakloakDragapult
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Trapinch
  • 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

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
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
MDP E 328.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush328Body.png Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 40
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT328.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Ground
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#525
Shuffle328.png

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO328.png Base HP: 128 Base Attack: 162 Base Defense: 78
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Trapinch Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Mud Shot, Struggle Bug, Sand Attack*
Charged Attacks: Sand Tomb, Dig, Crunch, Scorching Sands*, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
New Pokémon Snap
NPS328.png
Photodex entry #126
Those bowl-shaped holes you see in the desert are Trapinch nests. They’re very effective—both at protecting Trapinch and at funneling any food to it that falls in.

Evolution data

0328Trapinch.png
Unevolved
Trapinch
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 35
0329Vibrava.png
First evolution
Vibrava
 Ground  Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 45
0330Flygon.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 3e 328.png Spr 3f 328.png Spr b 3f 328.png
Spr 3r 328 s.png Spr b 3r 328 s.png Spr 3e 328 s.png Spr b 3e 328 s.png Spr 3f 328 s.png Spr b 3f 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 4p 328.png Spr b 4p 328.png Spr 4h 328.png Spr b 4h 328.png
Spr 4d 328 s.png Spr b 4d 328 s.png Spr 4p 328 s.png Spr b 4p 328 s.png Spr 4h 328 s.png Spr b 4h 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 5b2 328.png Spr b 5b2 328.png
Spr 5b 328 s.png Spr b 5b 328 s.png Spr 5b2 328 s.png Spr b 5b2 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 6o 328.png
Spr b 6o 328.png
Spr 6x 328 s.png
Spr b 6x 328 s.png
Spr 6o 328 s.png
Spr b 6o 328 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 328.png
Spr b 7s 328.png
Spr 7s 328.png
Spr b 7s 328.png
Spr 7s 328 s.png
Spr b 7s 328 s.png
Spr 7s 328 s.png
Spr b 7s 328 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 328.png
Spr 8s 328 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0328.png HOME0328 s.png
328MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Trapinch images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Trapinch is the only member of its evolutionary family to have a Hidden Ability.
  • Trapinch has the lowest base Speed stat of all Ground-type Pokémon.
  • Trapinch's base Attack stat is higher than that of its evolved form and is the same as that of its final evolved form. That may be a reference to the fact that antlion larvae are more aggressive and predatory than their adult stages.
    • It also has the highest base Attack stat of all Pokémon that can evolve twice.
    • Because of this, evolving a Trapinch in Pokémon GO will result in its CP going down, a trait otherwise only seen in cocoon Pokémon such as Kakuna.
  • As of Generation VIII, Trapinch and its evolved forms are the only Pokémon that are in the Bug and Dragon Egg Groups.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

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

Name origin

Trapinch may be a combination of trap and pinch.

Nuckrar may be derived from nutcracker. It may also allude to 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 From nutcracker
France Flag.png French Kraknoix From 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
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 大顎蟻 / 大颚蚁 Dà'èyǐ From , 顎 / 颚 è, and 蟻 / 蚁
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 大顎蟻 Daaihngohkngáih From daaih, ngohk, and ngáih


Related articles

External links


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