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Nickit (クスネ Kusune) is a dark-type introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Nickit is a fox-like Pokémon with a slender body and a large head relative to its body size. It has long, black ears, white spots on its head that resemble eyebrows, markings around its eyes that make it look like it's wearing a mask, and yellow eyes. It also has small white dots around its mask. Nickit has tuffs of fur on both sides of its head. It has a white belly and chest; the rest of the fur is an orange-maroon. Its feet are black and its tail is long, has a black tip, and resembles a sack of stolen items.

Behavior

Nickit are cautious Pokémon that steal food from others. It silently raids their food stores and takes off with its meal, erasing its tracks with it tail and leaving no sign of its presence.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword/Shield Route 1, Route 2, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness

Max Raid Battle: Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell

Common


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Aided by the soft pads on its feet, it silently raids the food stores of other Pokémon. It survives off its ill-gotten gains.

  • Shield

    Cunning and cautious, this Pokémon survives by stealing food from others. It erases its tracks with swipes of its tail as it makes off with its plunder.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
40
Atk
28
Def
28
Sp. Atk
47
Sp. Def
52
Speed
50
Total
245


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Quick Attack Type Normal Physical 40 100% 30
1 Tail Whip Type Normal Status 100% 30
4 Beat Up Type Dark Physical ? 100% 10
8 Hone Claws Type Dark Status 100% 15
12 Snarl Type Dark Special 55 95% 15
16 Assurance Type Dark Physical 60 100% 10
20 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status 100% 20
24 Sucker Punch Type Dark Physical 70 100% 5
28 Night Slash Type Dark Physical 70 100% 15
32 Tail Slap Type Normal Physical 25 85% 10
36 Foul Play Type Dark Physical 95 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM15 Dig Type Ground Physical 80 100% 10
TM16 Screech Type Normal Status 85% 40
TM21 Rest Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM23 Thief Type Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TM24 Snore Type Normal Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
TM37 Beat Up Type Dark Physical ? 100% 10
TM39 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM40 Swift Type Normal Special 60 100% 20
TM47 Fake Tears Type Dark Status 100% 20
TM53 Mud Shot Type Ground Special 55 95% 15
TM58 Assurance Type Dark Physical 60 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
TM84 Tail Slap Type Normal Physical 25 85% 10
TM85 Snarl Type Dark Special 55 95% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR12 Agility Type Psychic Status 100% 30
TR20 Substitute Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR29 Baton Pass Type Normal Status 100% 40
TR37 Taunt Type Dark Status 100% 20
TR68 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status 100% 20
TR81 Foul Play Type Dark Physical 95 100% 15
TR90 Play Rough Type Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Quick Guard Type Fighting Status —% 15
Parent Candidates:
Knock Off Type Dark Physical 65 100% 20
Parent Candidates:
Howl Type Normal Status —% 40
Parent Candidates:
Torment Type Dark Status 100% 15
Parent Candidates:
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that 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 TM.


By tutoring

Nickit learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

Trivia

Origin

Nickit is based on a red fox kit. Its tail resembles a sack of stolen items. Its face resembles stereotypical depictions of burglars and may also draw inspiration from the Guy Fawkes mask. While walking, it dusts the ground behind, referencing the practice of burglars cleaning their steps behind them in order to not get caught.

Etymology

Nickit is a combination of nick (meaning to steal) and kit (a baby fox). It might also be a pun on "Nick it" meaning "to steal". The "nick" in its name may also allude to Nick Wilde, a fox character from the 2016 Disney movie Zootopia who starts off as a con artist.

Kusune comes from くすねる (kusuneru, to steal) and 狐 (kitsune, fox)

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