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Nincada

Class: Common
Types:
Bug
Ground
Catch Rate: 255
Level Gain Rate: Erratic
Base Reward EXP: 65
Reward EV Point: Defense: 1
Nincada in game: 7,802 Who?
AVG Level: 11
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 290

Base Stats

HP: 31
Attack: 45
Defense: 90
SpAttack: 30
SpDefense: 30
Speed: 40
Total: 266
Default Ability 1: Accuracy Master
Default Ability 2: Slow Tough
Default Ability 3: Slow Strong
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: pokemon-countdown

Nincada's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 100% : 100% : 100% : 0% : 50% : 200% : 200% : 100% : 100%
: 50% : 200% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 200%

Nincada's Transformation Line

#290 Nincada
Bug (Type 1) Ground (Type 2)
Level 45
#291 Ninjask
Bug (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
Level 55
Use item Mega Gem
If Pokemon current id is 291
#8291 Mega Ninjask
Bug (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
#290 Nincada
Bug (Type 1) Ground (Type 2)
Level 32
Use item Magic Gem
#292 Shedinja
Bug (Type 1) Ghost (Type 2)
Level 42
Use item Mega Gem
If Pokemon current id is 292
#8292 Mega Shedinja
Bug (Type 1) Ghost (Type 2)

Nincada's Other Forms

#2290 Shiny Nincada
Bug (Type 1) Ground (Type 2)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Nincada Can Learn

ID: 117 Cut HM01 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 30 Accuracy: 95

Nincada's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 261 Harden Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 514 Scratch Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 1 Absorb Level: 5 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 334 Leech Life Level: 5 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 508 Sand Attack Level: 9 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 229 Fury Swipes Level: 14 Category: Physical Base Power: 18 PP: 15 Accuracy: 80
ID: 375 Mind Reader Level: 25 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 46 Bide Level: 29 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 392 Mud-Slap Level: 31 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 184 False Swipe Level: 33 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
ID: 369 Metal Claw Level: 38 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 35 Accuracy: 95
ID: 129 Dig Level: 45 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Nincada Can Learn

ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 611 Sunny Day TM011 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 570 Solar Beam TM022 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 524 Shadow Ball TM030 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 510 Sandstorm TM037 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 9 Aerial Ace TM040 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 703 X-Scissor TM081 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 238 Giga Drain TM114 Category: Special Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 205 Flash TM128 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 187 Feint Attack TM165 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 584 Spite TM175 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 228 Fury Cutter TM177 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 95
ID: 283 Hone Claws TM179 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 171 Endure TM182 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 70 Bug Bite TM187 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 605 Struggle Bug TM193 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 603 String Shot TM269 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 95
ID: 542 Silver Wind TM289 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 403 Night Slash TM291 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 256 Gust TM350 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 190 Final Gambit TM467 Category: Special Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 71 Bug Buzz TM486 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
Pokémon: Nincada - Level Gain Rate: Erratic - Class: Common
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 90 EXP
L 3: 312 EXP
L 4: 732 EXP
L 5: 1,422 EXP
L 6: 2,436 EXP
L 7: 3,822 EXP
L 8: 5,652 EXP
L 9: 7,956 EXP
L 10: 10,800 EXP
L 11: 14,214 EXP
L 12: 18,246 EXP
L 13: 22,932 EXP
L 14: 28,314 EXP
L 15: 34,422 EXP
L 16: 41,286 EXP
L 17: 48,930 EXP
L 18: 57,384 EXP
L 19: 66,666 EXP
L 20: 76,800 EXP
L 21: 87,792 EXP
L 22: 99,660 EXP
L 23: 112,422 EXP
L 24: 126,072 EXP
L 25: 140,622 EXP
L 26: 156,072 EXP
L 27: 172,422 EXP
L 28: 189,660 EXP
L 29: 207,792 EXP
L 30: 226,800 EXP
L 31: 246,666 EXP
L 32: 267,384 EXP
L 33: 288,930 EXP
L 34: 311,286 EXP
L 35: 334,422 EXP
L 36: 358,314 EXP
L 37: 382,932 EXP
L 38: 408,246 EXP
L 39: 434,214 EXP
L 40: 460,800 EXP
L 41: 487,956 EXP
L 42: 515,652 EXP
L 43: 543,822 EXP
L 44: 572,436 EXP
L 45: 601,422 EXP
L 46: 630,732 EXP
L 47: 660,312 EXP
L 48: 690,090 EXP
L 49: 720,006 EXP
L 50: 750,000 EXP
L 51: 787,944 EXP
L 52: 826,770 EXP
L 53: 866,460 EXP
L 54: 906,990 EXP
L 55: 948,336 EXP
L 56: 990,474 EXP
L 57: 1,033,374 EXP
L 58: 1,077,018 EXP
L 59: 1,121,364 EXP
L 60: 1,166,400 EXP
L 61: 1,212,078 EXP
L 62: 1,258,368 EXP
L 63: 1,305,240 EXP
L 64: 1,352,658 EXP
L 65: 1,400,586 EXP
L 66: 1,448,976 EXP
L 67: 1,497,798 EXP
L 68: 1,547,004 EXP
L 69: 1,604,436 EXP
L 70: 1,658,748 EXP
L 71: 1,717,968 EXP
L 72: 1,778,148 EXP
L 73: 1,834,602 EXP
L 74: 1,896,444 EXP
L 75: 1,959,186 EXP
L 76: 2,017,530 EXP
L 77: 2,081,790 EXP
L 78: 2,146,872 EXP
L 79: 2,206,842 EXP
L 80: 2,273,280 EXP
L 81: 2,340,462 EXP
L 82: 2,401,758 EXP
L 83: 2,470,116 EXP
L 84: 2,539,140 EXP
L 85: 2,601,432 EXP
L 86: 2,671,434 EXP
L 87: 2,742,006 EXP
L 88: 2,804,934 EXP
L 89: 2,876,268 EXP
L 90: 2,948,076 EXP
L 91: 3,011,268 EXP
L 92: 3,083,604 EXP
L 93: 3,156,294 EXP
L 94: 3,219,342 EXP
L 95: 3,292,320 EXP
L 96: 3,365,532 EXP
L 97: 3,427,998 EXP
L 98: 3,501,234 EXP
L 99: 3,551,292 EXP
L 100: 3,600,000 EXP
L 101: 3,780,000 EXP
L 102: 3,969,000 EXP
L 103: 4,167,000 EXP
L 104: 4,375,000 EXP
L 105: 4,593,000 EXP
L 106: 4,822,000 EXP
L 107: 5,063,000 EXP
L 108: 5,316,000 EXP
L 109: 5,581,000 EXP
L 110: 5,860,000 EXP
L 111: 6,153,000 EXP
L 112: 6,460,000 EXP
L 113: 6,783,000 EXP
L 114: 7,122,000 EXP
L 115: 7,478,000 EXP
L 116: 7,851,000 EXP
L 117: 8,243,000 EXP
L 118: 8,655,000 EXP
L 119: 9,087,000 EXP
L 120: 9,541,000 EXP
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Official Pokemon Info from Bulbapedia (Content is available under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5)

Nincada
Trainee Pokémon
ツチニン
Tutinin
#290
Nincada
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Ground
Abilities
Compound Eyes Run Away
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
4112 - 4368 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Weight
12.1 lbs. 5.5 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#043
Hoenn
Central
#111
Kalos
Browser
R-031
Fiore
Base experience yield
65
Gen. III-IV
53
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
F290.png
Pokédex color
 Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Nincada (Japaneseツチニン Tutinin) is a dual-type Bug/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Ninjask starting at level 20. Additionally, if the player has a spare slot in the party and an extra Poké Ball, a Shedinja will appear in the player's party when Nincada evolves. An extra Poké Ball is not necessary to obtain Shedinja in Generation III.

Biology

Nincada is a small, whitish, insectoid Pokémon. It has a pointed snout, a thin stripe that dips in a V-shaped pattern between its eyes, and two whisker-like antennae on its face. Its eyes are black with green iris-like rings inside. As it is virtually blind, it uses its antennae to sense its surroundings. On its back is a pair of small, green wings. Its hind legs are white, but the forelegs are brown and have sharp claws. The claws are used to carve the roots of tree and absorb moisture and nutrients. Nincada builds underground nests at the roots of trees. It does not like sunlight, so it avoids it.

In the anime

 
Nincada in the anime

Major appearances

Nincada first appeared in A Three Team Scheme. It belonged to a boy named Keanu, who lived in his Secret Base in solitude.

Minor appearances

 

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part OneKellyn used his Capture Styler on a Nincada and had it Dig a pit trap for J's Henchmen to fall in.

 

 

 

 

 

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG027 Nincada Ash's Pokédex Nincada, the Trainee Pokémon. Nincada lives most of its life inside the earth and uses its sharp claws to tap into tree roots extracting nutrients and moisture.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

 
Nincada in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Nincada belonging to Aqua Admin Shelly appeared in VS. Ninjask, where it was given to fellow admin Amber. Amber's new Pokémon soon evolved into Ninjask, leaving behind a Shedinja, as well.

In the TCG

Main article: Nincada (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III  
Ruby Nincada lives underground for many years in complete darkness. This Pokémon absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees. It stays motionless as it waits for evolution.
Sapphire Nincada lives underground. It uses its sharp claws to carve the roots of trees and absorb moisture and nutrients. This Pokémon can't withstand bright sunlight so avoids it.
Emerald It makes its nest at the roots of a mighty tree. Using its whiskerlike antennae, it probes its surroundings in the pitch-black darkness of soil.
FireRed Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
LeafGreen
Generation IV  
Diamond It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
SoulSilver
Generation V  
Black It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
White
Black 2 It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
White 2
Generation VI  
X Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
Y It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
Omega Ruby Nincada lives underground for many years in complete darkness. This Pokémon absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees. It stays motionless as it waits for evolution.
Alpha Sapphire Nincada lives underground. It uses its sharp claws to carve the roots of trees and absorb moisture and nutrients. This Pokémon can’t withstand bright sunlight so avoids it.

 

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Route 116
Emerald
Route 116
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Eterna Forest (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Eterna Forest (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)ThSa
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V  
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI  
X Y
Route 6Friend Safari (Ground)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 116
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

 

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III  
Pinball: R&S
Forest (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 13, Endless Level 20, Forever Level 6, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Lapis Cave (1F-4F), Wish Cave (44F-49F), Joyous Tower (45F-49F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Quicksand Cave (B1-B7), Midnight Forest (B1-B24)
MD Sky
Quicksand Cave (B1-B7), Midnight Forest (B1-B24)
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Forest: Misty Edgewater
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 453
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Guardians of the Flower Patch
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 5
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Verdant Grove (All Areas)White Ruins: Everspring Valley (All Areas)

 

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 31  
91 - 138 172 - 266
Attack: 45  
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 90  
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 30  
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 30  
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 40  
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 266   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/18 ★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Grass
Psychic
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Weak to:
Flying
Fire
Water
Ice
Immune to:
Electric
Resistant to:
Fighting ½×
Poison ½×
Ground ½×
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Scratch Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Harden Normal Status —% 30
5 Absorb Grass Special 20 100% 25
9 Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
13 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
17 Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
21 Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
25 Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
29 Bide Normal Physical —% 10
33 False Swipe Normal Physical 40 100% 40
37 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nincada
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nincada
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM28 Leech Life Bug Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 40 100% 40
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nincada
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nincada
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
 

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckle
WurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombee
SkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavanny
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltik
GalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbugGrubbinCharjabug
VikavoltDewpiderAraquanidGolisopod
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmega
BeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatVibravaKricketune
MothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltik
GalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcaronaVivillon
VikavoltCutieflyRibombee
Bug Buzz Bug Special 90 100% 10
HeracrossSewaddleKarrablast Endure Normal Status —% 10
GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebble
Crustle
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
ShelmetAccelgor Final Gambit Fighting Special 100% 5
ButterfreeVenomothBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainMothim
CombeeVolcaronaVivillon
Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapion
YanmegaGliscor
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianBeautiflyDustox
MasquerainMothimVolcaronaCutieflyRibombee
Silver Wind Bug Special 60 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nincada in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Nincada in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nincada
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nincada
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Nincada can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Nincada cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nincada
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nincada
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Bite Nincada (EX Dragon 67)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS290.png PinRSani290.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani290.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP290.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.4%
Friend AreaSecretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP My antennae serve as my eyes.
26%-50% HP Oh, what's up? How could my HP be down by half so soon?
1%-25% HP I think I've had it... I can't get any strength...
Level up OK! I leveled up! I'll try harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP290.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
Bug
Field move: Cut fm.png
(Cut ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 25 Max. exp.: 45
Browser entry
Nincada burrows underground. It can cut things with its claws.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT290.png

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 55 Raise Max Level.png 0

#633
Shuffle290.png

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.

 

Evolution

Nincada
Unevolved
Nincada
 Bug  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 20
Ninjask
First evolution
Ninjask
 Bug  Flying 
If...
Poké Ball
Poké Ball in bag*
Space in party
Shedinja
Castoff evolution
Shedinja
 Bug  Ghost 

 

Note: The Poké Ball has to be a regular Poké Ball.
Note: In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Shedinja will not be mentioned when evolving Nincada, but will subsequently appear in Chimecho's Assembly.

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 290.png Spr b 3r 290.png   Spr 3e 290.png Spr b 3r 290.png   Spr 3r 290.png Spr b 3r 290.png
Spr 3r 290 s.png Spr b 3r 290 s.png   Spr 3e 290 s.png Spr b 3r 290 s.png   Spr 3r 290 s.png Spr b 3r 290 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 290.png Spr b 4d 290.png   Spr 4d 290.png Spr b 4d 290.png   Spr 4d 290.png Spr b 4d 290.png
Spr 4d 290 s.png Spr b 4d 290 s.png   Spr 4d 290 s.png Spr b 4d 290 s.png   Spr 4d 290 s.png Spr b 4d 290 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
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Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Front Back   Front Back
290MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Nincada images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • Nincada is the only Pokémon that evolves into two Pokémon at once.
  • Nincada is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 266.
  • Nincada is the only Pokémon to have a higher base stat total than its evolution, as it has 30 more base stat points than Shedinja.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

It appears to be based on a cicada nymph.

Name origin

Nincada is a combination of ninja and cicada.

Tutinin is a combination of 土に埋める tsuchiniumeru (to bury in the ground) and ninja.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ツチニン Tutinin From 土に埋める tsuchiniumeru and ninja
France Flag.png French Ningale From ninja and cigale
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nincada Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Nincada Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Nincada Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 토중몬 Tojungmon From 토중(土中) tojung and monster
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese    
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 土居忍士 Tǔjūrěnshì Literally "Earth-residing ninja"
 
 
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