Cacnea has the Sand Veil Ability. In addition to making it immune to the damaging effects from a Sandstorm regardless of typing, its Evasion is increased by one level during a Sandstorm. A second Ability is available to Cacnea from the Dream World, the Water Absorb Ability. With this Ability, up to 25% of its maximum HP is restored if it gets hit by a move of the Water Type.
Cacnea gains the opportunity to evolve into Cacturne starting at Level 32.
Cacnea takes on the appearance of a small cactus with thorns on the end of each arm.
Cacnea doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
Cacnea appears at Route 228 in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Cacnea also appears at the Safari Zone's Desert Zone in Heart Gold and Soul Silver after 18 Forest Objects have been placed and 20 Days have passed since the placement of the Forest Objects.
Cacnea appears at Endless Level 5, Forever Level 5 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Cacnea appears at Mt. Thunder 1F-4F, Joyous Tower 33F-36F and Oddity Cave B1-B4 in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Cacnea appears at Northern Desert 1F-8F. Cacnea is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Valley B9-B15 and Final Mountain 15F-19F.
Cacnea appears at Haruba Desert in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, the lone appearance in the Pokémon Ranger series.
Cacnea can be found at Sunny Seashore Desert 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Cacnea appears in a total of eight sets and Pokémon Organized Play Series 2 as a Common Card. It is listed as a Common Card in the EX Sandstorm (2), EX Emerald, EX Crystal Guardians, EX Power Keepers, Great Encounters and Platinum sets. Cacnea also appears as an Uncommon Card in the EX Emerald set.
James would capture a Cacnea towards the conclusion of the episode A Poached Ego. All but two of Cacnea's appearances to date have been with James, normally giving its trainer a hug after being summoned out of its Poké Ball.
James would appear with his Cacnea in the film Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, along with the Pikachu Shorts Gotta Dance, Pikachu's Ghost Festival, Pikachu's Island Adventure and Pikachu's Exploration Club.
Cacnea's Manga info is unknown at this time.
Cacnea is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM09: Bullet Seed
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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