Spinda can have one of two Abilities: Own Tempo, an Ability that makes it immune to becoming Confused from getting hit with a Confuse Ray or by using Thrash; or Tangled Feet, which increases its Evasion by one level should it become Confused. A third Ability is available to Spinda from the Dream World, the Contrary Ability. This Ability has an unusual effect because stat-altering moves used on a Pokémon with this Ability do the polar opposite of its intended effect; moves that would raise stats instead lower those stats whereas a move that would reduce stats raise those stats instead.
Spinda does not evolve and does not have a pre-evolved form.
Spinda takes on the appearance of a light-colored panda bear with spiral-like patterns on its eyes and ears. Spinda also has varying patterns of spots on it with millions of different possibilities that are for cosmetic purposes only. There is over 4,000,000,000 possibilities of Spinda. Generation V is the first generation to not show different spotted Spindas.
Spinda doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
Spinda appears at Route 227 during a Swarm in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Spinda also appears at Sprout Tower, Burned Tower and Bell Tower in Heart Gold and Soul Silver when Hoenn Sound is playing on the Poké Gear's Radio. En lieu of waiting for the correct day for Hoenn Sound, Spinda also appears at the Safari Zone's Desert Area after 14 Plains Objects are placed in the area; no days have to pass before Spinda appear in this area.
Spinda makes appearances at Secret Storage 4, Endless Level 4, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Spinda appears at Joyous Tower 5F-7F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Spinda appears at The Nightmare B1-B17, Marine Resort B1-B19, and Lost Wilderness B1-B17, but Spinda-like other Pokémon-cannot be recruited at The Nightmare. Spinda is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Valley B1-B18.
Spinda has yet to appear in a game in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.
Spinda can be found at Firebreathing Mountain Factory 3-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Spinda appears in six sets and Pokémon Organized Play Series 7 as a Common Card. Spinda is listed as a Common Card in the Secret Wonders and Boundaries Crossed sets, and as an Uncommon Card in the EX Hidden Legends set. Spinda appears as a Rare Card in the EX Legend Maker, Supreme Victors and Triumphant sets.
A group of Wild Spinda appear in the episode Going For A Spinda!, an episode that features Spinda and a Spinda-based Team Rocket mech.
Spinda has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Spinda appears in Pokémon Adventures, accompanying Norman and using Spinda to swap abilities with the move Skill Swap.
Spinda finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling due to terrible Statistics overall. Its only chance at causing a Sweep are exclusive to what Spinda from the Dream World can use: Superpower and Contrary. As the boosts from Superpower increase, so does the difficulty in defeating it, which shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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