|Ant Pit Pokémon|
|#328|| Hyper Cutter/Arena Trap|
|2′4″ (0.7m)||33.1 lbs. (15kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE||1 Attack Point|
Trapinch can have one of two Abilities: Hyper Cutter, which prevents opponents from reducing its Attack with a move such as Growl but does not prevent it from reducing its own Attack stat with a move such as Superpower; or Arena Trap, preventing an opponent from running away or switching out. Flying Types and Pokémon with the Levitate Ability aren't effected by Arena Trap, however.
A third Ability is available to Trapinch from the Dream World, the Sheer Force Ability, increasing the power of moves with a secondary effect by 33%, but at the expense of those secondary effects as they are lost.
Trapinch is in the Bug Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Trapinch 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Trapinch takes on the appearance of a bug with a head that is about as large as the rest of its body and a big jaw.
 Gender Differences
Trapinch doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Trapinch appears at Route 228 in Diamond and Pearl when the Poké Radar is used. Trapinch also appears at the Safari Zone's Desert Area in Heart Gold and Soul Silver after 25 Peak Objects are placed in the area and 30 Days have passed since their placement.
 Spin-off Games
Trapinch makes appearances at Phobos Drill, Endless Level 27, Forever Level 27 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Trapinch appears at Silent Chasm 6F-9F, Wish Cave 21F-28F, Desert Region 1F-11F and Joyous Tower 21F-24F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Trapinch appears at the Northern Desert 1F-15F. Trapinch is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Mountain B6 and B7.
Trapinch has yet to appear in a game in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.
Trapinch can be found at Desolated Ruins Desert 3-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Trapinch appears in a total of 12 sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the EX Sandstorm, EX Dragon (2), EX Legend Maker, EX Holon Phantoms (EX Card), EX Dragon Frontiers (2 EX Cards), EX Power Keepers, Secret Wonders, Rising Rivals and Boundaries Crossed sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
A Wild Trapinch was being tracked by a local scientist in the episode Beg, Burrow, and Steal, which saw Ash and company fall down one of Trapinch's sand pits. The gang found their way out after finding an underground lake and some of the Trapinch evolved into Vibrava.
Factory Brain Noland also has a Trapinch in his stable of Pokémon, as seen in the episode Numero Uno Articuno.
Trapinch has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Trapinch's Manga info is unknown at this time.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Trapinch is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is a first stage Pokémon.
 Area Location
|Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald||Common||Route 111 (Desert)|
|XD: Gale of Darkness||Rare||Rock/Ground Poké Spot|
|Diamond/Pearl||2%||Route 228 (Use Poké Radar)|
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||Unknown%||Safari Zone: Desert (Place 25 Peak Objects; Wait 30 Days)|
|Black||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Trade|
|Black 2/White 2||5%||Desert Resort: Desert|
|Black 2/White 2||15%||Reversal Mountain: Outside|
|X/Y||Common||Route 13 (Dust)|
 Pokédex Entries
|III||Pokémon Ruby||Trapinch's nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit dug in sand. This Pokémon patiently waits for prey to tumble down the pit. Its giant jaws have enough strength to crush even boulders.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||Trapinch is a patient hunter. It digs an inescapable pit in a desert and waits for its prey to come tumbling down. This Pokémon can go a whole week without access to any water.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||Its big jaws crunch through boulders. Because its head is so big, it has a hard time getting back upright if it tips over onto its back.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||Its nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||Its nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.|
|V||Pokémon White||It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.|
|VI||Pokémon X||It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Past Moves
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Generation V Exclusive Moves
 Via Dream World
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Evolution Line
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