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Cacnea

Class: Uncommon
Type:
Grass
Catch Rate: 190
Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow
Base Reward EXP: 194
Reward EV Point: SpAttack: 1
Cacnea in game: 4,044 Who?
AVG Level: 14
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 331

Base Stats

HP: 50
Attack: 85
Defense: 40
SpAttack: 85
SpDefense: 40
Speed: 35
Total: 335
Default Ability 1: Evasion Novice
Default Ability 2: Natural Heal
Default Ability 3: Slow Strong
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: kol98

Cacnea's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

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

Cacnea's Transformation Line

#331 Cacnea
Grass (Type 1)
Level 47
#332 Cacturne
Grass (Type 1) Dark (Type 2)
Level 57
Use item Mega Gem
#8332 Mega Cacturne
Grass (Type 1) Dark (Type 2)

Cacnea's Other Forms

#2331 Shiny Cacnea
Grass (Type 1)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Cacnea Can Learn

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

Cacnea's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 336 Leer Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 433 Poison Sting Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 1 Absorb Level: 5 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 249 Growth Level: 9 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 335 Leech Seed Level: 13 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 508 Sand Attack Level: 17 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 314 Ingrain Level: 25 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 187 Feint Attack Level: 29 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 580 Spikes Level: 33 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 610 Sucker Punch Level: 37 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 425 Pin Missile Level: 38 Category: Physical Base Power: 25 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 419 Payback Level: 41 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 172 Energy Ball Level: 42 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 399 Needle Arm Level: 45 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 106 Cotton Spore Level: 49 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
ID: 510 Sandstorm Level: 53 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 125 Destiny Bond Level: 57 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Cacnea Can Learn

ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 673 Venoshock TM009 Category: Special Base Power: 65 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: 65 Brick Break TM031 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 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: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 209 Fling TM056 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 623 Swords Dance TM075 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 431 Poison Jab TM084 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 243 Grass Knot TM086 Category: Special Base Power: 70 PP: 20 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: 397 Nature Power TM096 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 118 Dark Pulse TM097 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 75 Bullet Seed TM102 Category: Physical Base Power: 25 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 352 Magical Leaf TM106 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 519 Seed Bomb TM109 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 53 Block TM112 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 216 Focus Punch TM113 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 238 Giga Drain TM114 Category: Special Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 499 Role Play TM119 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 625 Synthesis TM121 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 700 Worry Seed TM123 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 79 Captivate TM124 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 392 Mud-Slap TM127 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 10 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: 646 Thunder Punch TM140 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 151 Drain Punch TM141 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 56 Body Slam TM153 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 107 Counter TM154 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 157 Dynamic Punch TM155 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 5 Accuracy: 50
ID: 365 Mega Punch TM157 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 521 Seismic Toss TM160 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
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: 171 Endure TM182 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 3 Acid TM189 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 562 Smelling Salts TM222 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 343 Low Kick TM223 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 445 Power-Up Punch TM229 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 622 Switcheroo TM238 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 130 Disable TM270 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 245 Grass Whistle TM340 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 55
ID: 395 Nasty Plot TM352 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 636 Teeter Dance TM355 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 43 Belch TM362 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85
ID: 188 Fell Stinger TM403 Category: Physical Base Power: 30 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 503 Rototiller TM404 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
Pokémon: Cacnea - Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow - Class: Uncommon
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 54 EXP
L 3: 342 EXP
L 4: 576 EXP
L 5: 810 EXP
L 6: 1,074 EXP
L 7: 1,416 EXP
L 8: 1,884 EXP
L 9: 2,514 EXP
L 10: 3,360 EXP
L 11: 4,452 EXP
L 12: 5,838 EXP
L 13: 7,566 EXP
L 14: 9,672 EXP
L 15: 12,210 EXP
L 16: 15,210 EXP
L 17: 18,720 EXP
L 18: 22,788 EXP
L 19: 27,450 EXP
L 20: 32,760 EXP
L 21: 38,748 EXP
L 22: 45,462 EXP
L 23: 52,950 EXP
L 24: 61,248 EXP
L 25: 70,410 EXP
L 26: 80,466 EXP
L 27: 91,464 EXP
L 28: 103,452 EXP
L 29: 116,466 EXP
L 30: 130,560 EXP
L 31: 145,764 EXP
L 32: 162,126 EXP
L 33: 179,694 EXP
L 34: 198,504 EXP
L 35: 218,610 EXP
L 36: 240,042 EXP
L 37: 262,848 EXP
L 38: 287,076 EXP
L 39: 312,762 EXP
L 40: 339,960 EXP
L 41: 368,700 EXP
L 42: 399,030 EXP
L 43: 430,998 EXP
L 44: 464,640 EXP
L 45: 500,010 EXP
L 46: 537,138 EXP
L 47: 576,072 EXP
L 48: 616,860 EXP
L 49: 659,538 EXP
L 50: 704,160 EXP
L 51: 750,756 EXP
L 52: 799,374 EXP
L 53: 850,062 EXP
L 54: 902,856 EXP
L 55: 957,810 EXP
L 56: 1,014,954 EXP
L 57: 1,074,336 EXP
L 58: 1,136,004 EXP
L 59: 1,199,994 EXP
L 60: 1,266,360 EXP
L 61: 1,335,132 EXP
L 62: 1,406,358 EXP
L 63: 1,480,086 EXP
L 64: 1,556,352 EXP
L 65: 1,635,210 EXP
L 66: 1,716,690 EXP
L 67: 1,800,840 EXP
L 68: 1,887,708 EXP
L 69: 1,977,330 EXP
L 70: 2,069,760 EXP
L 71: 2,165,028 EXP
L 72: 2,263,182 EXP
L 73: 2,364,270 EXP
L 74: 2,468,328 EXP
L 75: 2,575,410 EXP
L 76: 2,685,546 EXP
L 77: 2,798,784 EXP
L 78: 2,915,172 EXP
L 79: 3,034,746 EXP
L 80: 3,157,560 EXP
L 81: 3,283,644 EXP
L 82: 3,413,046 EXP
L 83: 3,545,814 EXP
L 84: 3,681,984 EXP
L 85: 3,821,610 EXP
L 86: 3,964,722 EXP
L 87: 4,111,368 EXP
L 88: 4,261,596 EXP
L 89: 4,415,442 EXP
L 90: 4,572,960 EXP
L 91: 4,734,180 EXP
L 92: 4,899,150 EXP
L 93: 5,067,918 EXP
L 94: 5,240,520 EXP
L 95: 5,417,010 EXP
L 96: 5,597,418 EXP
L 97: 5,781,792 EXP
L 98: 5,970,180 EXP
L 99: 6,162,618 EXP
L 100: 6,359,160 EXP
L 101: 6,677,000 EXP
L 102: 7,010,000 EXP
L 103: 7,360,000 EXP
L 104: 7,728,000 EXP
L 105: 8,114,000 EXP
L 106: 8,519,000 EXP
L 107: 8,944,000 EXP
L 108: 9,391,000 EXP
L 109: 9,860,000 EXP
L 110: 10,353,000 EXP
L 111: 10,870,000 EXP
L 112: 11,413,000 EXP
L 113: 11,983,000 EXP
L 114: 12,582,000 EXP
L 115: 13,211,000 EXP
L 116: 13,871,000 EXP
L 117: 14,564,000 EXP
L 118: 15,292,000 EXP
L 119: 16,056,000 EXP
L 120: 16,858,000 EXP
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Cacnea
Cactus Pokémon
サボネア
Sabonea
#331
Cacnea
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass
Abilities
Sand Veil Water Absorb
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Human-Like
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Weight
113.1 lbs. 51.3 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#124
Hoenn
Browser
R-239
Almia
Base experience yield
97
Gen. III-IV
67
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
F331.png
Pokédex color
 Green
Base friendship
35
External Links

Cacnea (Japaneseサボネア Sabonea) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Cacturne starting at level 32.

Biology

Cacnea is a green, bipedal Pokémon with a round body and cactus-like striations. It has a dark green rhombus shape above its face, and six dark green rhombus shapes that ring around its waist. It has dark circles around its eyes, and its mouth composed of several similar circles. It has two dark green spikes on each side of its head, along with a yellow flower bud on top of its head. Its two club-like arms that are ringed with dark green spikes, and its two stubby, legs are dark green and conical.

Cacnea uses its thorny arms like hammers to attack its opponents. The thorns allow it to use its former signature moveNeedle Arm. It is able to live in deserts for 30 days without any water, due to its body being able to store moisture. The beauty and fragrance of its yellow flower depend on the harshness of its environment. This flower releases a strong aroma to attract prey. When prey approaches, Cacnea shoots sharp thorns to bring it down.

In the anime

 
Cacnea in the anime

Major appearances

 

James's Cacnea

Cacnea first appeared in A Poached Ego. It became James's Pokémon after his Weezing and Jessie's Arbok left to protect a bunch of Ekans and Koffing that were freed from a Pokémon Poacher. In Once There Were Greenfields, James gave Cacnea to Gardenia in order to master Drain Punch. To date, no other Cacnea has appeared in the anime.

Minor appearances

 

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG007 Cacnea Ash's Pokédex Cacnea, the Cactus Pokémon. Cacnea lives primarily in dry desert areas, and attacks by swinging its pin covered arms like hammers.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cacnea first appears in the very first round of the Ruby and Sapphire chapter, Creeping Past Cacnea.

In the TCG

Main article: Cacnea (TCG)

In the TFG

One Cacnea figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III  
Ruby Cacnea lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this Pokémon shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.
Sapphire The more arid and harsh the environment, the more pretty and fragrant a flower Cacnea grows. This Pokémon battles by wildly swinging its thorny arms.
Emerald Cacnea live in deserts with virtually no rainfall. It battles by swinging its thick, spiked arms. Once a year, a yellow flower blooms.
FireRed It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.
LeafGreen
Generation IV  
Diamond By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
SoulSilver
Generation V  
Black By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
White
Black 2 By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
White 2
Generation VI  
X It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
Y It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.
Omega Ruby Cacnea lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this Pokémon shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.
Alpha Sapphire The more arid and harsh the environment, the more pretty and fragrant a flower Cacnea grows. This Pokémon battles by wildly swinging its thorny arms.

 

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Route 111
Emerald
Route 111
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Route 228
Platinum
Route 228
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V  
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Breed Cacturne
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI  
X Y
Breed Cacturne
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 111
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

 

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III  
Pinball: R&S
Wilderness (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Endless Level 5, Forever Level 5, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Thunder (1F-4F), Joyous Tower (33F-35F), Oddity Cave (B1-B4)
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-8F)
MD Sky
Northern Desert (1F-8F)
Ranger: SoA
Haruba Desert
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Magical Lake: In Need of TreesChill Battle: Garden Keepers
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Tu
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 394
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Dusty Desert (All Areas)Fairy Land: Heat-Wave Desert (All Areas)

 

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Cacnea Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50  
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 85  
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 40  
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 85  
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 40  
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 35  
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 335   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
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Rock
Ghost
Steel
Psychic
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Weak to:
Flying
Poison
Bug
Fire
Ice
Immune to:
None
Resistant to:
Ground ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
1 Leer Normal Status 100% 30
4 Absorb Grass Special 20 100% 25
7 Growth Normal Status —% 20
10 Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
13 Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
16 Needle Arm Grass Physical 60 100% 15
19 Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
22 Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
26 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
30 Spikes Ground Status —% 20
34 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
38 Pin Missile Bug Physical 25 95% 20
42 Energy Ball Grass Special 90 100% 10
46 Cotton Spore Grass Status 100% 40
50 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
54 Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • 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 Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 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 Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 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 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 TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 100% 20
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 TM96 Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • 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 
OddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbell Acid Poison Special 40 100% 30
CroagunkToxicroak Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
Tangrowth Block Normal Status —% 5
HitmonchanHitmontopBreloomLucarioSawk Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
KadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypno Disable Normal Status 100% 20
MachopMachokeMachampBreloomTimburrGurdurr
Conkeldurr
Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100 50% 5
Paras Fell Stinger* Bug Physical 50 100% 25
SunkernSunfloraRoseliaSnoverAbomasnow Grass Whistle Grass Status 55% 15
MachopMachokeMachampElectabuzzElectivireTimburr
GurdurrConkeldurr
Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
Mr. MimeChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoselia
RoseradeTropiusCherubiCherrimComfey
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
DrowzeeHypnoShiftryChimcharCroagunkToxicroak Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
Lopunny Rototiller Ground Status —% 10
BulbasaurExeggutorExeggutorSunkernShroomishBreloom Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
MakuhitaHariyama Smelling Salts Normal Physical 70 100% 10
Hypno Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
Spinda Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cacnea 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 Cacnea in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • 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 Cacnea can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cacnea cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS331.png PinRSani331.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani331.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP331.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.2%
Friend AreaFurnace Desert
Phrases
51%-100% HP I can live for thirty days without having anything to drink!
26%-50% HP My HP is slipping down to the halfway mark.
1%-25% HP I'll faint on you... My body's developing cracks...
Level up I leveled up! I can feel power down to my spikes!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP331.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
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It attacks by scattering needles.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT331.png

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 70 Raise Max Level.png 0

#552
Shuffle331.png

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Can replace some disruptions with this Pokémon.

 

Evolution

331Cacnea.png
Unevolved
Cacnea
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 32
332Cacturne.png
First evolution
Cacturne
 Grass  Dark 

 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 331.png Spr b 3r 331.png   Spr 3e 331.png Spr b 3r 331.png   Spr 3r 331.png Spr b 3r 331.png
Spr 3r 331 s.png Spr b 3r 331 s.png   Spr 3e 331 s.png Spr b 3r 331 s.png   Spr 3r 331 s.png Spr b 3r 331 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 331.png Spr b 4d 331.png   Spr 4d 331.png Spr b 4p 331.png   Spr 4d 331.png Spr b 4p 331.png
Spr 4d 331 s.png Spr b 4d 331 s.png   Spr 4d 331 s.png Spr b 4p 331 s.png   Spr 4d 331 s.png Spr b 4p 331 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 331.png Spr b 5b 331.png   Spr 5b 331.png Spr b 5b 331.png
Spr 5b 331 s.png Spr b 5b 331 s.png   Spr 5b 331 s.png Spr b 5b 331 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 331.png Spr b 6x 331.png   Spr 6x 331.png Spr b 6x 331.png
Spr 6x 331 s.png Spr b 6x 331 s.png   Spr 6x 331 s.png Spr b 6x 331 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
331MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Cacnea images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

Origin

Cacnea is based on a barrel cactus and possibly from a jack-o'-lantern.

Name origin

Cacnea may be a combination of cactus and its Japanese name.

Sabonea may be a combination of 仙人掌 saboten (cactus) and debonair.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サボネア Sabonea From 仙人掌 saboten and debonair
France Flag.png French Cacnea Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cacnea Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tuska From Kaktus
Italy Flag.png Italian Cacnea Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 선인왕 Seoninwang From 선인장 (仙人掌) seon-in-jang and 왕 (王) wang; literally "Cactus King" or "Kingtus"
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese    
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 沙漠奈亞 / 沙漠奈亚
Shāmònàiyǎ / Shāmònàiyà
From 沙漠 shāmò and 奈亞 nàiyǎ
 
 

 

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