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.
Trapinch doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
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.
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.
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.
Trapinch is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is a first stage Pokémon.
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
Generation V Exclusive Moves
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
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