Nosepass

Nosepass
ノズパス
Nosepass.png
Azurill < Nosepass > Skitty
Species
Type
Compass Pokémon
Rock.gif
Number
Ability
#299
Height
Weight
3'3" (1m)
213.8 lbs. (97kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
255
Tier
EV Yield
299.gif

Nosepass (ノズパス) is the 60th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Rock Type, and it is known as the Compass Pokémon.

Nosepass can have one of two Abilities: Sturdy, which makes it immune to One-Hit KO Moves, and keeps the Pokémon from being KO'd when its HP is full; or Magnet Pull, an Ability that stops Steel Type Pokémon from running or being switched out while the user of this Ability is in battle. Its Hidden Ability is Sand Force, which increases the attack power of Ground, Rock, and Steel Type Attacks by 33% during a Sandstorm.

Nosepass could not evolve in Generation III, but could evolve from Generation IV onward. In the Generation IV games, Nosepass could evolve into Probopass if it Levels Up in an area with a high magnetic field, including Mt. Coronet, Chargestone Cave, Kalos Route 13, New Mauville or Vast Poni Canyon.

Nosepass is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Nosepass One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Nosepass takes on the appearance of a living monolith with a red nose.

Gender Differences

Nosepass doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Nosepass can be found in the second basement of Granite Cave in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, but the encounter is limited to when Rock Smash is used on a breakable rock.

Nosepass appears at Route 206 during a Swarm in Diamond and Pearl. Nosepass appears at Mt. Coronet in Platinum. To find Nosepass in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, place 18 Peak Objects in the Safari Zone's Meadow, and Nosepass will start appearing there 30 days later.

Nosepass can be found at Chargestone Cave, Clay Tunnel and the Underground Ruins in Black 2 and White 2. Nosepass can also be found inside a Hidden Grotto on Route 6.

In Pokémon X and Y, Nosepass can be encountered at Route 10 within a Horde, as well as the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught at Granite Cave by using Rock Smash on breakable rocks.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Nosepass can be caught in the wild at Akala Ouskirts.

Spin-off Games

Nosepass is one of the Shadow Pokémon found in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Snag it from Wanderer Miror B. at Phenac Stadium.

Nosepass makes appearances at Endless Level 44, Forever Level 9 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Nosepass appears at Snow Hole B2-B4, Frosty Forest 3F-6F, the first six floors of Desert Region and Oddity Cave B11-B12 in the first Mystery Dungeon game. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Nosepass appears on the first 20 floors of Blizzard Island, Crevice Cave B1-B10 & DP B1-B4, and Mt. Avalanche B1-B19. Nosepass is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Mountain B8-B14.

Nosepass appears in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, its lone appearance in the Pokémon Ranger series. It appears at the Marine Cave.

Nosepass can be found on Everspring Valley Cave 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Nosepass appears in eight different sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Legends Awakened, Platinum, Arceus and Dragons Exalted sets. Nosepass has only one listing as an Uncommon Card, in the EX Deoxys set. It is listed as a Rare card in the EX Ruby and Sapphire, EX Emerald, and EX Holon Phantoms sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Roxanne, the Gym Leader of Rustboro Gym, used a Nosepass in a gym battle against Ash and his Pikachu. Pikachu would win a hard-fought battle with its recently-learned Iron Tail Attack.

Other trainers have also used a Nosepass, including a trainer whose Nosepass evolved into a Probopass during the episode Nosing 'Round The Mountain!.

Movies

Wild Nosepass appear in the film Arceus and the Jewel of Life, its lone appearance in the movies as of writing.

Manga

Nosepass's Manga info is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Nosepass is listed in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Common Granite Cave B2 (Rock Smash)
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Phenac Stadium (Snag from Wanderer Miror B.)
Diamond/Pearl 40% Route 206 (Swarm)
Platinum 5% Mt. Coronet
HeartGold/SoulSilver Unknown% Safari Zone: Meadow (Place 18 Peak Objects; 30 Day Wait)
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black 2/White 2 Unknown% Route 6 (Hidden Grotto)
Black 2/White 2 10% Chargestone Cave: 1F-B2
Black 2/White 2 15% Clay Tunnel: Entrance, Rooms 2 & 3, Underground Ruins (throughout)
X/Y -- Route 10 (Horde), Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire -- Granite Cave: B2F (Rock Smash)
Sun/Moon 15% Akala Outskirts

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
III Ruby Nosepass's magnetic nose is always pointed to the north. If two of these Pokémon meet, they cannot turn their faces to each other when they are close because their magnetic noses repel one another.
Sapphire Nosepass has been said to be completely unmoving, with its magnetic nose pointed due north. However, close observation has revealed that the Pokémon actually moves by a little over 3/8 of an inch every year.
Emerald Its body emits a power magnetism. It feeds on prey that is pulled in by the force. Its magnetism is stronger in cold seasons.
FireRed Its magnetic nose consistently faces north. Travelers check Nosepass to get their bearings.
LeafGreen Its magnetic nose consistently faces north. Travelers check Nosepass to get their bearings.
IV Diamond Its nose is a magnet. As a result, this Pokémon always keeps its face pointing north.
Pearl Its nose is a magnet. As a result, this Pokémon always keeps its face pointing north.
Platinum When endangered, it may protect itself by raising its magnetism and drawing iron objects to its body.
HeartGold If two of these meet, they cannot get too close because their noses repel each other.
SoulSilver If two of these meet, they cannot get too close because their noses repel each other.
V Black When endangered, it may protect itself by raising its magnetism and drawing iron objects to its body.
White When endangered, it may protect itself by raising its magnetism and drawing iron objects to its body.
Black 2 Its magnetic nose always faces north and draws iron objects to its body to protect itself better.
White 2 Its magnetic nose always faces north and draws iron objects to its body to protect itself better.
VI X Its magnetic nose always faces north and draws iron objects to its body to protect itself better.
Y Its magnetic nose consistently faces north. Travelers check Nosepass to get their bearings.
Omega Ruby Nosepass's magnetic nose is always pointed to the north. If two of these Pokémon meet, they cannot turn their faces to each other when they are close because their magnetic noses repel one another.
Alpha Sapphire Nosepass had been said to be completely unmoving, with its magnetic nose pointed due north. However, close observation has revealed that the Pokémon actually moves by a little over 3/8 of an inch every year.
VII Sun The magnet in Nosepass’s nose provides an unerring compass, making it an excellent partner for Trainers going on a journey.
Moon It uses powerful magnetism to drag its prey toward it. It’s also been known to pull in metal, which it collects and uses to protect itself.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
30
. 170 264 .
Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Def
135
247 275 369 405
Sp. Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
90
166 185 279 306
Speed
30
58 65 159 174

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
4 Harden Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
7 Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
10 Rock Throw Rock.gif 50 90 Physical.png
13 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
16 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
19 Spark Electric.gif 65 100 Physical.png
22 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
25 Power Gem Rock.gif 80 100 Special.png
28 Rock Blast Rock.gif 25 90 Physical.png
31 Discharge Electric.gif 80 100 Special.png
34 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
37 Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
40 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
43 Lock-On Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
43 Zap Cannon Electric.gif 120 50 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Magnitude Ground.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Wide Guard Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 120*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif 160 -- Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png

Generation III Exclusive Moves

Via Purification

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

Via Move Tutor

Emerald
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Fire Red/Leaf Green
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Selfdestruct Normal.gif 200 100 Physical.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Head Smash Rock.gif 150 80 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

299.gif
Nosepass
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level Up at Magnetic Field

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Ice.gif
Fighting.gif
Ground.gif
Steel.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Normal.gif
Poison.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif

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