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

Biology

Physiology

Cacnea appear to be round, green Pokémon covered in green spikes. Its arms are different, however because of them being straight instead of round. Cacnea's mouth appears to have a couple of black spots on it, forming its mouth. It has eyes deep into its body with carved holes showing black inside of Cacnea. It also appears to be wearing a crown on top of its head. Cacnea also has giant spikes underneath him, forming its feet that function like footstools.

Natural abilities

Cacnea has the ability Sand Veil and the hidden ability Water Absorb. Sand Veil prevents Cacnea from being effected by sandstorms and raises its evasion in sandstorms by 20%. Water Absorb prevents Cacnea from being effected by Water-type moves and restores its HP a bit when hit by a Water-type move.

Evolution

Cacnea evolves into Cacturne once it reaches Level 32.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Route 111 Uncommon
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Route 111 Rare
Diamond and Pearl Route 228 Uncommon
Platinum Route 228 Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Safari Zone Uncommon
Black and White Trade None

Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Wilderness on Sapphire Field
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 5, Forever Level 5, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Thunder (1-4F), Joyous Tower (33-35F), Oddity Cave (1-4BF)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Northern Desert (1-8F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Haruba Desert


Pokédex entries

  • 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.

  • FireRed

    It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.

  • LeafGreen

    It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.

  • Emerald

    Cacnea live in deserts with virtually no rainfall. It battles by swinging its thick, spiked arms. Once a year, a yellow flower blooms.

  • Diamond

    By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.

  • Pearl

    By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.

  • Platinum

    By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.

  • HeartGold

    It lives in arid locations. It's yellow flowers bloom once a year.

  • SoulSilver

    It lives in arid locations. It's yellow flowers bloom once a year.

  • Black

    By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.

  • White

    By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.

  • Black 2

    By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.

  • White 2

    By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.

  • 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.


Stats

Cacnea's Stats
HP
50
Attack
85
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
85
Sp. Def
40
Speed
35
Total
335

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
4 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
7 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
10 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
13 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
16 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Physical
19 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
22 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
26 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
30 Spikes —% 20 Ground Status
34 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
38 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical
42 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
46 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
50 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
54 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1XY
1ORAS
Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
5XY
4ORAS
Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Clever 4 0 ♥
9XY
7ORAS
Growth —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
13XY
10ORAS
Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
17XY
13ORAS
Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
45XY
16ORAS
Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
29XY
19ORAS
Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
25XY
22ORAS
Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
41XY
26ORAS
Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
33XY
30ORAS
Spikes —% 20 Ground Status Clever 2 0 ♥
37XY
34ORAS
Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
21XY
38ORAS
Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
N/AXY
42ORAS
Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
49XY
46ORAS
Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
53XY
50ORAS
Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
57XY
54ORAS
Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Clever 8 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
5 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
9 Growth —% 40 Normal Status
13 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
17 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
21 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug Physical
25 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
29 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
33 Spikes —% 20 Ground Status
37 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
41 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
45 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Physical
49 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
53 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
57 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Smart 2
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
5 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Smart 1
9 Growth —% 40 Normal Status Beauty 0
13 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Smart 0
17 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
21 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
25 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status Smart 0
29 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Smart 2
33 Spikes —% 20 Ground Status Smart 2
37 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
41 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
45 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
49 Cotton Spore 85% 40 Grass Status Beauty 2
53 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
57 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Smart 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Smart 2 3 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
5 Absorb 20 100% 20 Grass Smart 2 3 ♥
9 Growth —% 40 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
13 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Smart 2 2 ♥
17 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
21 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug Cool 2 1 ♥
25 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Smart 1 0 ♥
29 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
33 Spikes —% 20 Ground Smart 2 0 ♥
37 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Smart 1 4 ♥
41 Cotton Spore 85% 40 Grass Beauty 2 1 ♥
45 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
49FRLG Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Smart 8 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Physical Cool 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM60 Drain Punch 60 100% 5 Fighting Physical Beauty 1
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Cool 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Cool 4 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Beauty 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acid Oddish, Gloom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell 40 100% 30 Poison Special
Belch Croagunk, Toxicroak 120 90% 10 Poison Special
Block Tangrowth —% 5 Normal Status
Counter Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Breloom, Lucario, Sawk 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Disable Kadabra, Alakazam, Drowzee, Hypno 100% 20 Normal Status
Dynamic Punch Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Breloom, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr 100 50% 5 Fighting Physical
Fell Stinger * Paras 50 100% 25 Bug Physical
Grass Whistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status
Low Kick Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Electabuzz, Electivire, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Magical Leaf Mr. Mime, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Bellossom, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Cherubi, Cherrim, Comfey 60 —% 20 Grass Special
Nasty Plot Drowzee, Hypno, Shiftry, Chimchar, Croagunk, Toxicroak —% 20 Dark Status
Power-Up PunchUSUM Lucario 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Rototiller Lopunny —% 10 Ground Status
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Smelling Salts Makuhita, Hariyama 70 100% 10 Normal Physical
Switcheroo Hypno 100% 10 Dark Status
Teeter Dance Spinda 100% 20 Normal Status
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Acid Oddish, Gloom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell 40 100% 30 Poison Special Clever 3 0 ♥
Belch Croagunk, Toxicroak 120 90% 10 Poison Special Tough 1 0 ♥
Block Tangrowth —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Counter Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Breloom, Lucario, Sawk 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Disable Kadabra, Alakazam, Drowzee, Hypno 100% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Dynamic Punch Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Breloom, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr 100 50% 5 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Fell Stinger * Paras 30 100% 25 Bug Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Grass Whistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Low Kick Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Electabuzz, Electivire, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Magical Leaf Mr. Mime, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Bellossom, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Cherubi, Cherrim 60 —% 20 Grass Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Nasty Plot Drowzee, Hypno, Shiftry, Chimchar, Croagunk, Toxicroak —% 20 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Rototiller Lopunny —% 10 Ground Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Smelling Salts Makuhita, Hariyama 70 100% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Switcheroo Hypno 100% 10 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Teeter Dance Spinda 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 4 4 ♥
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acid Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel 40 100% 30 Poison Special
Block Tangrowth —% 5 Normal Status
Counter Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Breloom, Lucario, Sawk 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Disable Kadabra, Alakazam, Drowzee, Hypno 100% 20 Normal Status
DynamicPunch Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Breloom, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr 100 50% 5 Fighting Physical
GrassWhistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status
Low Kick Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Electabuzz, Electivire, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Magical Leaf Mr. Mime, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Bellossom, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Cherubi, Cherrim 60 —% 20 Grass Special
Nasty Plot Drowzee, Hypno, Shiftry, Chimchar, Croagunk, Toxicroak —% 20 Dark Status
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
SmellingSalt Makuhita, Hariyama 60 100% 10 Normal Physical
Switcheroo Hypno —% 10 Dark Status
Teeter Dance Spinda 100% 20 Normal Status
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Acid Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel 40 100% 30 Poison Special Smart 3
Counter Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Breloom, Lucario 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2
DynamicPunch Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Breloom 100 50% 5 Fighting Physical Cool 2
GrassWhistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia 55% 15 Grass Status Smart 2
Low Kick Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Electabuzz, Electivire 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 3
Magical Leaf Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Bellossom, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Cherubi, Cherrim, Mr. Mime 60 —% 20 Grass Special Beauty 2
Nasty PlotHGSS Drowzee, Hypno, Shiftry, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Croagunk, Toxicroak —% 20 Dark Status Cute 0
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
SmellingSalt Makuhita, Hariyama 60 100% 10 Normal Physical Smart 0
Teeter Dance Spinda 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Acid Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel 40 100% 30 Poison Smart 1 4 ♥
Counter Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Breloom 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
DynamicPunch Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Breloom 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
GrassWhistle Roselia 55% 15 Grass Smart 1 3 ♥
Teeter Dance Spinda 100% 20 Normal Cute 4 4 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Synthesis USUM —% 5 Grass Status
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Worry Seed USUM 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Drain Punch ORAS 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Synthesis ORAS —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Worry Seed ORAS 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block B2W2 —% 5 Normal Status
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Drain Punch B2W2 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Low Kick B2W2 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Role Play B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Synthesis B2W2 —% 5 Grass Status
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Worry Seed B2W2 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Low Kick HGSS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 3
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Role Play HGSS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1
Seed Bomb HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2
Sucker Punch HGSSPt 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
Synthesis HGSSPt —% 5 Grass Status Smart 0
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Worry Seed HGSS 100% 10 Grass Status Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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Appearances

Anime

James' Cacnea.

A Cacnea that James caught was found in AG006: A Poached Ego!. It was caught after his Weezing and Jessie's Arbok were released to protect a herd of Koffing and a pack of Ekans from a Pokémon Poacher. A running gag in the show was that, upon being released from his Poké Ball for battle, Cacnea would promptly elect to painfully hug James' face. In DP054: Once There Were Greenfields, James gave his Cacnea to Gardenia for training.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon had the same egg group as Cacnea and its evolution.
  • Cacnea and its evolution are the only Grass-type Pokémon that have the ability Sand Veil.

Origin

Cacnea appears to be based on a mix of a jack-o-lantern and a barrel cactus.

Etymology

Cacnea may come from cactus and Sabonea, its Japanese name.

Sabonea may come from saboten (cactus) and debonair (confident and charming).

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See also

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