Cacturne (Japanese: ノクタス Nokutasu) is a Grass/Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

Cacturne appears to be a green Pokémon with green spikes surrounding its entire body. It also has yellow eyes with black marks surrounding it. It also has black dots making its mouth. It also appears to have a scarecrow hat, explaining it being the Scarecrow Pokémon. It has a cactus-like appearance and traits making like a Scarecrow Cactus.

Gender differences

Females have a large rhombus on their chest while males have two small rhombus' on their chest.

Natural abilities

Cacturnes have the ability Sand Veil and a hidden ability Water Absorb. Sand Veil prevents Cacturne from being attacked by sandstorms and raises its evasion 20% in sandstorms. Water Absorb prevents Cacturne from being affected by Water-type moves and restores its HP a bit when attacked by a Water-type move.

Evolution

Cacturne is the evolved form of Cacnea as of level 32.

Game info

Game locations

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


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Cacnea
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Cacnea
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Northern Desert (9-15 F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Haruba Desert


Pokédex entries

  • Ruby

    During the daytime, Cacturne remains unmoving so that it does not lose any moisture to the harsh desert sun. This Pokémon becomes active at night when the temperature drops.

  • Sapphire

    If a traveler is going through a desert in the thick of night, Cacturne will follow in a ragtag group. The Pokémon are biding their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving.

  • FireRed

    It lives in deserts. It becomes active at night when it hunts for prey exhausted from the desert's heat.

  • LeafGreen

    It lives in deserts. It becomes active at night when it hunts for prey exhausted from the desert's heat.

  • Emerald

    After spending thousands of years in harsh deserts, its blood transformed into the same substances as sand. It is nocturnal, so it hunts at night.

  • Diamond

    It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.

  • Pearl

    It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.

  • Platinum

    It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.

  • HeartGold

    Packs of them follow travelers through the desert until the travelers can no longer move.

  • SoulSilver

    Packs of them follow travelers through the desert until the travelers can no longer move.

  • Black

    It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.

  • White

    It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.

  • Black 2

    It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.

  • White 2

    It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.

  • X

    It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.

  • Y

    Packs of them follow travelers through the desert until the travelers can no longer move.

  • Omega Ruby

    During the daytime, Cacturne remains unmoving so that it does not lose any moisture to the harsh desert sun. This Pokémon becomes active at night when the temperature drops.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    If a traveler is going through a desert in the thick of night, Cacturne will follow in a ragtag group. The Pokémon are biding their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving.


Stats

Cacturne's Stats
HP
70
Attack
115
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
115
Sp. Def
60
Speed
55
Total
475

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Spiky Shield —% 10 Grass Status
1 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
1 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
1 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
Evo Spiky Shield —% 10 Grass 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
35 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
38 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical
44 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
49 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
54 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
59 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
Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Clever 8 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Clever 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Growth —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
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 ♥
53XY
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 ♥
47XY
26ORAS
Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
35XY
30ORAS
Spikes —% 20 Ground Status Clever 2 0 ♥
N/AXY
32ORAS
Spiky Shield —% 10 Grass Status Tough 1 0 ♥
41XY
35ORAS
Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
21XY
38ORAS
Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
N/AXY
44ORAS
Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
59XY
49ORAS
Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
65XY
54ORAS
Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
71XY
59ORAS
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 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
1 Growth —% 40 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
35 Spikes —% 20 Ground Status
41 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
47 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
53 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Physical
59 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
65 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
71 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 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 2
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Smart 2
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Smart 1
1 Growth —% 40 Normal Status Beauty 0
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
35 Spikes —% 20 Ground Status Smart 2
41 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
47 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
53 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
59 Cotton Spore 85% 40 Grass Status Beauty 2
65 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
71 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
1FRLG Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Smart 2 3 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Absorb 20 100% 20 Grass Smart 2 3 ♥
1 Growth —% 40 Normal Beauty 1 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 ♥
35 Spikes —% 20 Ground Smart 2 0 ♥
41 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Smart 1 4 ♥
47 Cotton Spore 85% 40 Grass Beauty 2 1 ♥
53 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
59FRLG 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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal 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 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
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 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
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 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal 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
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 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
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
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
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
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 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 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 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 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

To see the Egg Moves that Cacturne can learn, refer to Cacnea.


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
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark 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
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
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 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 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 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
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
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark 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
Superpower B2W2 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
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
Superpower HGSSPt 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 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 Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 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.

Sprites


Appearances

Anime

May's rival, Harley, has a Cacturne that appears to be his main and favorite Pokémon, as Harley dresses in a way that looks very similar to a Cacturne. Harley's Cacturne made its first appearance in A Cacturne for the Worse and a minor appearance in the movie starring Deoxys and Rayquaza, Destiny Deoxys.

Trivia

Origin

Cacturne is based on a combination of a cactus and a scarecrow. Its face resembles a jack-'o-lantern, while its hat, green color, and Dark-type may be a reference to the Moomin franchise's (as it's popular in Japan) Snufkin, a humanoid character with a love of nature and extreme hatred for any sort of authority or leadership, leading him to do dangerous and even criminal things to people in positions of authority. It may also be based on the Final Fantasy series's Cactuars, humanoid cactus-like creatures that have appeared as both enemies and summons.

Etymology

Cacturne is a portmanteau of "cactus" and "nocturne."

Nokutasu is a portmanteau of "noct-" (a prefix meaning "night") and "cactus."

Gallery

See also

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