#290 Nincada
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Pokémon Game Picture National No. Hoenn No. English name Japanese Name
Ru/Sa/FR/LG
290 042 Nincada ツチニン
Tsuchinin
Emerald
Ability: CompoundEyes
Raises Nincada's Accuracy by 30%
Gender Ratio
Male: 50 % Female: 50 %
Classification Type 1 Type 2 Height Weight
Trainee Pokémon
1'08" 12.1 lbs
Evolution Chain
--Lv. 20-->
--Lv. 20 (Spare Slot in Party)-->

Wild Hold Item Dex Category Colour Category Footprint
None Gray

Flavour Text
Ruby NINCADA lives underground for many years in complete darkness. This POKéMON absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees. It stays motionless as it waits for evolution.
Sapphire NINCADA lives underground. It uses its sharp claws to carve the roots of trees and absorb moisture and nutrients. This POKéMON can't withstand bright sunlight so avoids it.
Emerald It makes its nest at the roots of a mighty tree. Using its whiskerlike antennae, it probes its surroundings in the pitch-black darkness of soil.
Fire Red Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
Leaf Green Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.

Location
Game Rarity Location
Ruby Uncommon Route 116
Sapphire Uncommon Route 116
Emerald Uncommon Route 116
FireRed None Trade from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
LeafGreen None Trade from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
Colosseum None Trade from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
XD None Trade from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/Colosseum/XD Level Up
LevelAttack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
Scratch
4010035--
Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
Harden
----30--
Stiffens the body's muscles to raise DEFENSE.
5Leech Life
2010015--
An attack that steals half the damage inflicted.
9Sand-attack
--10015--
Reduces the foe's accuracy by hurling sand in its face.
14Fury Swipes
188015--
Rakes the foe with sharp claws, etc., 2 to 5 times.
19Mind Reader
--1005--
Senses the foe's action to ensure the next move's hit.
25False Swipe
4010040--
An attack that leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
31Mud-slap
2010010100
Hurls mud in the foe's face to reduce its accuracy.
38Metal Claw
50953510
A claw attack that may raise the user's ATTACK.
45Dig
6010010--
Digs underground the first turn and strikes next turn.

Fire Red/Leaf Green Level Up
LevelAttack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
Scratch
4010035--
Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
Harden
----30--
Stiffens the body's muscles to raise DEFENSE.
5Leech Life
2010015--
An attack that steals half the damage inflicted.
9Sand-attack
--10015--
Reduces the foe's accuracy by hurling sand in its face.
14Fury Swipes
188015--
Rakes the foe with sharp claws, etc., 2 to 5 times.
19Mind Reader
--1005--
Senses the foe's action to ensure the next move's hit.
25False Swipe
4010040--
An attack that leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
31Mud-slap
2010010100
Hurls mud in the foe's face to reduce its accuracy.
38Metal Claw
50953510
A claw attack that may raise the user's ATTACK.
45Dig
6010010--
Digs underground the first turn and strikes next turn.

TM & HM Attacks
TM/HM #Attack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
TM06Toxic
--8510100
Poisons the foe with an intensifying toxin.
TM10Hidden Power
??10015--
The effectiveness varies with the user.
TM11Sunny Day
----5--
Boosts the power of FIRE- type moves for 5 turns.
TM17Protect
----10--
Evades attack, but may fail if used in succession.
TM19Giga Drain
601005--
An attack that steals half the damage inflicted.
TM21Frustration
??10020--
An attack that is stronger if the TRAINER is disliked.
TM22Solarbeam
12010010--
Absorbs light in one turn, then attacks next turn.
TM27Return
??10020--
An attack that increases in power with friendship.
TM28Dig
6010010--
Digs underground the first turn and strikes next turn.
TM30Shadow Ball
801001520
Hurls a black blob that may lower the foe's SP. DEF.
TM32Double Team
----15--
Creates illusory copies to raise evasiveness.
TM37Sandstorm
----10--
Causes a sandstorm that rages for several turns.
TM40Aerial Ace
60--20--
An extremely speedy and unavoidable attack.
TM42Facade
7010020--
Boosts ATTACK when burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.
TM43Secret Power
701002030
An attack with effects that vary by location.
TM44Rest
----10--
The user sleeps for 2 turns, restoring HP and status.
HM01Cut
509530--
Cuts the foe with sharp scythes, claws, etc.
HM05Flash
--7020--
Looses a powerful blast of light that cuts accuracy.

Fire Red/Leaf Green/Emerald Tutor Attacks
Attack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
Double-edge
12010015--
A life-risking tackle that also hurts the user.
Mimic
--10010--
Copies a move used by the foe during one battle.
Substitute
----10--
Creates a decoy using 1/4 of the user's maximum HP.

Emerald Tutor Attacks
Attack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
Snore
401001530
A loud attack that can be used only while asleep.
Endure
----10--
Endures any attack for 1 turn, leaving at least 1HP.
Mud-slap
2010010100
Hurls mud in the foe's face to reduce its accuracy.
Swagger
--9015100
Confuses the foe, but also sharply raises ATTACK.
Sleep Talk
----10--
Uses an own move randomly while asleep.
Fury Cutter
109520--
An attack that intensifies on each successive hit.

Egg Moves
Attack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
Endure
----10--
Endures any attack for 1 turn, leaving at least 1HP.
Faint Attack
60--20--
Draws the foe close, then strikes without fail.
Gust
4010035--
Strikes the foe with a gust of wind whipped up by wings.
Silver Wind
60100510
A powdery attack that may raise abilities.

Egg Steps to Hatch
Effort Points from Battling it
Catch Rate
3,840 Steps Defense: 1 Point 255

Egg Groups
Lists Of Groups
Group Names
Bug

Stats
 HP AttackDefenseSp. AttackSp. DefenseSpeed
Base Stats314590303040
Max Stats
Hindering Nature
266170 251143143161
Max Stats
Neutral Nature
266189279159159179
Max Stats
Beneficial Nature
266207306174174196

 
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