Nincada

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Nincada
ツチニン
Nincada.png

Slaking < Nincada > Ninjask

Species Type
Trainee Pokémon Bug.pngGround.png
Number Ability
#290 Compoundeyes
DW: Run Away
Height Weight
1'8" (0.5m) 12.1 lbs (5.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Ninjask
Shedinja
Egg Group Catch Rate
Bug 255
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 Defense Point

Nincada (ツチニン) is the 42nd Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Bug/Ground Type, and it is known as the Trainee Pokémon.

Nincada has the Compoundeyes Ability. This Ability increases the Accuracy of all of its moves by 30%. A second Ability is available to Nincada from the Dream World, the Run Away Ability. This Ability enables it to always run from battle except for a battle against another Trainer, or the opponent used a move to prevent escape such as Mean Look or Spider Web. Additionally, the Abilities Shadow Tag and Arena Trap will also nullify Run Away.

Nincada gain the opportunity to evolve into a Ninjask starting at Level 20. At the time Nincada evolves into Ninajsk, if you have at least one Poké Ball in your inventory and have five Pokémon or less in your party, you'll also obtain Nincada's other form: Shedinja, with the same moves that your Ninjask has when it evolved.

Nincada is in the Bug Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Nincada 600,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Nincada takes on the appearance of a light-colored bug that has a pair of small green wings. Its forelegs resemble mandibles.

[edit] Gender Differences

Nincada doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Nincada appears at Route 116 in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Nincada appears at Eterna Forest in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum when a PokéRadar is used.

Nincada appears at the National Park's Bug Catching Contest on Thursdays and Saturdays in Heart Gold and Soul Silver.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Nincada appears at Secret Storage 13, Endless Level 20, Forever Level 6 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Nincada appears at the first four floors of Lapis Cave, Wish Cave 44F-49F and Joyous Tower 45F-49F in the first Mystery Dungeon game. In [{Explorers of Time]], Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Nincada appears at Quicksand Cave B1-B7 and the first 24 floors of Midnight Forest in Dungeon Time & Darkness; and the first 24 floors of Dark Night Forest in Dungeon Sky.

Nincada is exclusive to Dungeon Blazing Adventure Squad. It appears on the first seven floors of Cheerful Meadow.

In all the Mystery Dungeon Games, only an empty slot in your party is needed to obtain Shedinja when it evolves.

Nincada appears at Lila Forest in Pokémon Ranger. This is the only appearance of Nincada in the Pokémon Ranger series to date, as it does not appear in the two sequels.

Nincada can be found at Misty Edgewater Forest 2-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Nincada is listed in seven sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the EX Dragon (3), EX Deoxys, Legends Awakened, Supreme Victors and Dragons Exalted sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

A trainer made a Secret Base with his Nincada in the episode A Three Team Scheme!, only to have said trainer use his Nincada in an effort to repulse Team Rocket, Team Magma and Team Aqua.

A Wild Nincada also appeared in the episode Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu: Part 1.

[edit] Movies

Nincada has yet to make an appearance in the Movies as of writing.

[edit] Manga

Nincada's Manga info is unknown at this time.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Nincada is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Uncommon Route 116
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 12% Eterna Forest (Use PokéRadar)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 20% National Park: Bug Catching Contest (Thursday & Saturday)
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A



II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A



III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon Emerald It makes its nest at the roots of a might tree. Using its whiskerlike antennae, it probes its surroundings in the pitch-black darkness of soil.
III Pokémon FireRed Because it lived almost entrely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennate instead.
III Pokémon LeafGreen Because it lived almost entrely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennate instead.



IV Pokémon Diamond It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eye.
IV Pokémon Pearl It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eye.
IV Pokémon Platinum It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eye.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.



V Pokémon Black It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eye.
V Pokémon White It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eye.
V Pokémon Black 2 It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eye.
V Pokémon White 2 It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eye.



VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stat
Speed
Power
Technique
Stamina
Jump

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
31
- 172 266 -
Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Def
90
166 185 279 306
Sp. Atk
30
58 65 159 174
Sp. Def
30
58 65 159 174
Spd
40
76 85 179 196

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Scratch Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start Harden Normal.png N/A N/A Status
5 Leech Life Bug.png 20 100 Physical
9 Sand-Attack Ground.png N/A 100 Status
14 Fury Swipes Normal.png 18 80 Physical
19 Mind Reader Normal.png N/A N/A Status
25 False Swipe Normal.png 40 100 Physical
31 Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100 Physical
38 Metal Claw Steel.png 50 95 Special
45 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM54 False Swipe Normal.png 40 100 Physical
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM76 Struggle Bug Bug.png 50 100 Special
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.png 80 100 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Endure Normal.png -- --% Status
Faint Attack Dark.png 60 --% Physical
Gust Flying.png 40 100% Special
Silver Wind Bug.png 60 100% Special
Bug Buzz Bug.png 90 100% Special
Night Slash Dark.png 70 100% Physical
Bug Bite Bug.png 60 100% Physical
Final Gambit Fighting.png  ?? 100% Special


[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Bug Bite Bug.png 60 100% Physical
Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100% Special
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Spite Ghost.png -- 100% Status

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95% Physical
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
String Shot Bug.png -- 95% Status

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Nincada Ninjask
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Level 20
Evolution Line
Nincada Shedinja
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One Poké Ball in Inventory and 5 Pokémon or less in Party when Nincada evolves

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Psychic.png
Electric.png
Fire.png
Poison.png
Rock.png
Steel.png
Fighting.png
Flying.png
Ghost.png
Bug.png
Water.png
Fighting.png
Ground.png
Electric.png
Poison.png
Fire.png
Flying.png
Ice.png
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