Trapinch

Trapinch
ナックラー
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Spinda < Trapinch > Vibrava
Species
Type
Ant Pit Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#328
Height
Weight
2′4″ (0.7m)
33.1 lbs. (15kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
255
Tier
EV Yield
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Trapinch (ナックラー) is the 116th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Ground-Type, and it is known as the Ant Pit Pokémon.

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. Its Hidden Ability is Sheer Force, which increases the power of moves with a secondary effect by 33%, but at the expense of those secondary effects as they are lost.

Trapinch gains the opportunity to evolve into Vibrava starting at Level 35. It can evolve a second time into Flygon starting at Level 45.

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.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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 in the Desert portion of Route 111 in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Additionally, Trapinch appear inside the Mirage Tower in Emerald.

Trapinch appears at Route 228 in Diamond and Pearl when the PokéRadar 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 appears at White Forest in Pokémon White. In Black 2 and White 2, Trapinch can be found at Desert Resort and Reversal Mountain.

Trapinch can be found at Route 13 and a Ground-Type Friend Safari in Pokémon X and Y. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught at the desert area of Route 111.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Trapinch can be caught in the wild at Haina Desert.

Spin-off Games

While it isn't a Shadow Pokémon, Trapinch appear in the wild at the Rock/Ground Poké Spot in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

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

Anime

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.

Movies

Trapinch has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

Manga

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

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Common Route 111 (Desert)
Emerald Common Mirage Tower
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
XD: Gale of Darkness Rare Rock/Ground Poké Spot
Diamond/Pearl 2% Route 228 (Use Poké Radar)
Platinum None Trade
Heart Gold/Soul Silver Unknown% Safari Zone: Desert (Place 25 Peak Objects; Wait 30 Days)
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Trade
White Unknown% White Forest
Black 2/White 2 5% Desert Resort: Desert
Black 2/White 2 15% Reversal Mountain: Outside
X/Y Common Route 13 (Dust)
X/Y -- Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 20% Route 111: Desert
Sun/Moon 10% Haina Desert (Shaking Spots)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
III 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.
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.
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.
FireRed It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
LeafGreen It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
IV Diamond It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Pearl It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Platinum It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
HeartGold Its nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.
SoulSilver Its nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.
V Black It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
White It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Black 2 It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
White 2 It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
VI X It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
Y It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
VII Sun It can live for a week without eating a thing. It waits patiently at the bottom of its nest for prey to appear.
Moon As it digs through the sand, its giant jaws crush any rocks that obstruct its path. It builds a funnel-shaped nest.

Pokéthlon Statistics

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

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
45
. 200 294 .
Atk
100
184 205 299 328
Def
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
45
85 95 189 207
Speed
10
22 25 119 130

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Sand Attack Ground.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Feint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
Start Bide Normal.gif ?? -- Physical.png
5 Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
8 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
12 Sand Tomb Ground.gif 35 85 Physical.png
15 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
19 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
22 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
26 Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
29 Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
33 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
36 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
40 Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
43 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
47 Fissure Ground.gif ?? 30 Physical.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
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 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
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
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
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 40 95 Physical.png
Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
Mud Shot Ground.gif 55 95 Special.png
Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 100 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 120*/140* -- Physical.png Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

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

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Generation V Exclusive Moves

Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png

Evolution Line

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Trapinch
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Level 35
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Level 45

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Last edited by Squiggle on 19 March 2017 at 02:59
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