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

It is one of the only three Pokémon that are unaffected by a sandstorm that isn't one of the three types that are immune to sandstorms, provided it has its natural ability, Sand Veil.

Appearance

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. It has two testicles, with one being smaller than the other.

Special 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.

In the anime

Harley has a Cacturne that makes an appearance in AG103: A Cacturne for the Worse and a minor appearance in the move starring Deoxys and Rayquaza, Destiny Deoxys. Harley also dresses like a Cacturne.

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
Emerald Evolve Cacnea None
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade 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

Template:GenIIIPokédex

Learnset

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Revenge 60 100% 10 [[Fighting
type|Fighting

]]

1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 [[Poison
type|Poison

]]

1 Leer - 100% 30 [[Normal
type|Normal

]]

1 Absorb 35 100% 15 [[Grass
type|Grass

]]

1 Growth - -% 40 [[Normal
type|Normal

]]

5 Absorb 20 100% 25 [[Grass
type|Grass

]]

9 Growth - -% 40 [[Normal
type|Normal

]]

13 Leech Seed - 90% 10 [[Grass
type|Grass

]]

17 Sand-attack - 100% 15 [[Ground
type|Ground

]]

21 Pin Missle 14 85% 20 [[Bug
type|Bug

]]

25 Ingrain - -% 20 [[Grass
type|Grass

]]

29 Faint Attack 60 -% 20 [[Dark
type|Dark

]]

35 Spikes - -% 20 [[Ground
type|Ground

]]

41 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 [[Dark
type|Dark

]]

47 Payback 50 100% 10 [[Dark
type|Dark

]]

53 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 [[Grass
type|Grass

]]

59 Cotton Spore - 85% 40 [[Grass
type|Grass

]]

65 Sandstorm - -% 10 [[Rock
type|Rock

]]

71 Destiny Bond - -% 5 [[Ghost
type|Ghost

]]

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Origins

Cacturne appears to be a mix of a "cactus" and a "scarecrow". Its name, seeing how Cacturne is a Grass/Dark Pokémon, is a mix of the words "cactus" and "nocturnal".

Trivia

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:CacturneRSSprite.png File:CacturneESprite.gif
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:DPPtCacturne.png
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

See also

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