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Nincada Nincada #290 - Trainee Pokemon

Nincada
Hear Nincada's Cry
types BugGround
gender 50.0% Male50.0% Female
height 2'8" 0.5 m
weight 12.1 lb. 5.5 kg
generation
National: #290 | Hoenn: #042

Family Family

Breeding

Egg Groups Steps to Hatch
Bug 3,825

290 Locations

Where to catch Nincada in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

AreaLevelsMethodRarity
Eterna Forest10-12Walking in tall grass or a cave22%

Where to catch Nincada in Pokemon Platinum

AreaLevelsMethodRarity
Eterna Forest11-14Walking in tall grass or a cave22%

Moves Moves

Abilities

CompoundeyesIncreases moves' accuracy to 1.3×.

Level-up Moves

Lv.MoveTypeClassPow.PPAcc.Effect
1ScratchNormalPhysical4035100%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
1HardenNormalNone--30--Raises the user's Defense by one stage.
5Leech LifeBugPhysical2015100%Heals the user by half the damage inflicted.
9Sand-attackGroundNone--15100%Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.
14Fury SwipesNormalPhysical181580%Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
19Mind ReaderNormalNone--5--Ensures that the user's next move will hit the target.
25False SwipeNormalPhysical4040100%Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.
31Mud-slapGroundSpecial2010100%Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.
38Metal ClawSteelPhysical503595%Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Attack by one stage.
45DigGroundPhysical8010100%User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

TMs/HMs

#MoveTypeClassPow.PPAcc.Effect
TM6ToxicPoisonNone--1090%Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.
TM10Hidden PowerNormalSpecial115100%Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.
TM11Sunny DayFireNone--5--Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.
TM17ProtectNormalNone--10--Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.
TM19Giga DrainGrassSpecial7510100%Heals the user by half the damage inflicted.
TM21FrustrationNormalPhysical120100%Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.
TM22SolarbeamGrassSpecial12010100%Requires a turn to charge before attacking.
TM27ReturnNormalPhysical120100%Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.
TM28DigGroundPhysical8010100%User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.
TM30Shadow BallGhostSpecial8015100%Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.
TM32Double TeamNormalNone--15--Raises the user's evasion by one stage.
TM37SandstormRockNone--10--Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns.
TM40Aerial AceFlyingPhysical6020--Never misses.
TM42FacadeNormalPhysical7020100%Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.
TM43Secret PowerNormalPhysical7020100%Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.
TM44RestPsychicNone--10--User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.
TM54False SwipeNormalPhysical4040100%Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.
TM58EndureNormalNone--10--Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.
TM70FlashNormalNone--20100%Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.
TM81X-scissorBugPhysical8015100%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
TM82Sleep TalkNormalNone--10--Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.
TM83Natural GiftNormalPhysical115100%Power and type depend on the held berry.
TM87SwaggerNormalNone--1590%Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.
TM90SubstituteNormalNone--10--Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.
HM1CutNormalPhysical503095%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Egg Moves

MoveTypeClassPow.PPAcc.Effect
GustFlyingSpecial4035100%Inflicts regular damage and can hit Pokemon in the air.
Faint AttackDarkPhysical6020--Never misses.
EndureNormalNone--10--Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.
Silver WindBugSpecial605100%Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.
Night SlashDarkPhysical7015100%Has an increased chance for a critical hit.
Bug BuzzBugSpecial9010100%Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.
Bug BiteBugPhysical6020100%If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Stats Stats

at level 100 Base Hindering (90%) Neutral (100%) Beneficial (110%)
HP31
Statbar
172 - 266172 - 266172 - 266
Attack45
Statbar
85 - 17095 - 189104 - 207
Defense90
Statbar
166 - 251185 - 279203 - 306
Sp. Attack30
Statbar
58 - 14365 - 15971 - 174
Sp. Defense30
Statbar
58 - 14365 - 15971 - 174
Speed40
Statbar
76 - 16185 - 17993 - 196
TOTAL 266
Statbar

Other Stats

Base Experience Max Experience Catch Rate Happiness EV Yields
65 600,000 255 70 Defense: 1 point

Images Images

BlackNincadaNincadaNincadaNincada
White
DiamondNincadaNincadaNincadaNincada
Pearl
PlatinumNincadaNincadaNincadaNincada
HeartGoldNincadaNincadaNincadaNincada
SoulSilver
RubyNincadaNincadaNincadaNincada
Sapphire
EmeraldNincadaNincada

Flavor Text Flavortext

Black 2It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
White 2
Black
White
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGoldIt can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
SoulSilver
RubyNINCADA lives underground for many years in complete darkness. This Pokemon absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees. It stays motionless as it waits for evolution.
SapphireNINCADA lives underground. It uses its sharp claws to carve the roots of trees and absorb moisture and nutrients. This Pokemon can't withstand bright sunlight so avoids it.
EmeraldIt 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.
FireRedBecause it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
LeafGreen

Other Other

Name Etymology Ninja + cicada
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