Pokemon 290 NincadaSource: The Pokémon Company

Name: Nincada (Japanese: ツチニン Tutinin)

Classification: Trainee Pokémon

Type: Bug/Ground

Generation: Gen III Hoenn Region

Gender Ratio: 50% Male to 50% Female

Height: 1' 8"

Weight: 12.1 lbs

Evolution:

  • Evolves into Ninjask at level 20.
  • Additionally, results in the Evolution byproduct Shedinja if Evolved with an extra slot in party and an extra Poké Ball.
  • Evolves into Ninjask with 50 Candies in Pokémon Go.

Alternate Formes: None

How to catch in Sword/Shield:

  • Route 5
  • South Lake Miloch
  • West Lake Axewell
  • Max Raid Battles
  • Bridge Field
  • Dappled Grove
  • Rolling Fields

How to catch in Go:

  • Spawns (Boosted during Mysterious Weekend Event)
  • Eggs (Boosted during Mysterious Weekend Event)
  • Field Research (during Mysterious Weekend Event)

Description: A small, white Bug Pokémon, Nincada has four legs and a tiny pair of wings on its segmented body. Its wings are light green and its front legs are light brown. Its eyes are large black ovals, each having a single green ring near the center, but are ornamental, as Nincada are virtually blind. The whisker like antennae on its face help it to sense its surroundings.

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These Bugs prefer to live underground, using their claws to absorb water and nutrients from the roots of trees. In addition to being blind, they avoid sunlight if at all possible and have been known to live underground for as long as a decade before evolving.

Core Games

Nincada in the core games

  • Sword Pokédex: Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
  • Shield Pokédex: It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.

Pokemon 290 NincadaSource: The Pokémon Company

Base Stats

  • 31 HP
  • 45 Attack
  • 90 Defense
  • 30 Sp. Attack
  • 30 Sp. Defense
  • 40 Speed
  • 266 Total

Moves by Level

  • Sand Attack (lv 1)
  • Scratch (lv 1)
  • Harden (lv 5)
  • False Swipe (lv 10)
  • Mud-Slap (lv 15)
  • Absorb (lv 21)
  • Metal Claw (lv 25)
  • Fury Swipes (lv 30)
  • Mind Reader (lv 35)
  • Dig (lv 40)

Moves by TM/TR

  • TM11 Solar Beam
  • TM15 Dig
  • TM21 Rest
  • TM24 Snore
  • TM25 Protect
  • TM28 Giga Drain
  • TM32 Sandstorm
  • TM34 Sunny Day
  • TM39 Facade
  • TM76 Round
  • TM94 False Swipe
  • TR18 Leech Life
  • TR20 Substitute
  • TR26 Endure
  • TR27 Sleep Talk
  • TR33 Shadow Ball
  • TR60 X-Scissor
  • TR61 Bug Buzz

Moves by Breeding

  • Bug Bite
  • Final Gambit
  • Flail
  • Gust
  • Night Slash

Damaged normally by

  • Normal 1×
  • Rock 1×
  • Bug 1×
  • Ghost 1×
  • Steel 1×
  • Grass 1×
  • Psychic 1×
  • Dragon 1×
  • Dark 1×
  • Fairy 1×

Weak to

  • Flying 2×
  • Fire 2×
  • Water 2×
  • Ice 2×

Immune to

  • Electric

Resistant to

  • Fighting ½×
  • Poison ½×
  • Ground ½×

Pokémon Go

Nincada in Pokémon Go

Pokédex: 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.

Egg Distance: 5 KM, previously 7 KM

Buddy Distance: 5 KM

Pokemon Go 290 NincadaSource: Niantic

Base Stats

  • 62 Stamina
  • 80 Attack
  • 153 Defense

Moves

  • Fast Attacks: Scratch, Bug Bite
  • Charged Attacks: Night Slash, Bug Buzz, Aerial Ace

Shiny:

Pokemon Go 290 Nincada ShinySource: Niantic

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