Nincada (Japanese: ツチニン Tsuchinin) is a Bug/Ground-Type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

Nincada is a small, whitish, insectoid Pokémon. It has a pointed snout, a thin stripe that dips in a V-shaped pattern between its eyes, and two whisker-like antennae on its face. Its eyes are black with green iris-like rings inside. As it is virtually blind, it uses its antennae to sense its surroundings. On its back is a pair of small, green wings. Its hind legs are white, but the forelegs are brown and have sharp claws. The claws are used to carve the roots of tree and absorb moisture and nutrients. Nincada builds underground nests at the roots of trees. It does not like sunlight, so it avoids it.

Natural abilities

Its special ability is Compoundeyes. This Pokémon grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.

Evolution

Nincada can evolve into Ninjask, and Shedinja. A Nincada evolves into a Ninjask once it becomes level 20. If the player has an extra Poké Ball and empty party slot, Shedinja will appear in the player's party when Nincada evolves.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Route 116 Uncommon
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Route 116 Uncommon
Diamond and Pearl Eterna Forest (PokéRadar) Rare
Platinum Eterna Forest (PokéRadar) Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Bug-Catching Contest (National Pokédex required) Common
Black and White Trade None
X and Y Route 4 Very Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Ruby

    Nincada lives underground for many years in complete darkness. This Pokémon absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees. It stays motionless as it waits for evolution.

  • Sapphire

    Nincada lives underground. It uses its sharp claws to carve the roots of trees and absorb moisture and nutrients. This Pokémon can't withstand bright sunlight so avoids it.

  • FireRed

    Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.

  • LeafGreen

    Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.

  • Emerald

    It 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.

  • Diamond

    It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.

  • Pearl

    It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.

  • Platinum

    It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.

  • HeartGold

    It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.

  • SoulSilver

    It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.

  • Black

    It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.

  • White

    It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.

  • Black 2

    It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.

  • White 2

    It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.

  • X

    Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.

  • Y

    It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.

  • Omega Ruby

    Nincada lives underground for many years in complete darkness. This Pokémon absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees. It stays motionless as it waits for evolution.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Nincada lives underground. It uses its sharp claws to carve the roots of trees and absorb moisture and nutrients. This Pokémon can’t withstand bright sunlight so avoids it.

  • Sword

    Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.

  • Shield

    It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.


Stats

Nincada's Stats
HP
31
Attack
45
Defense
90
Sp. Atk
30
Sp. Def
30
Speed
40
Total
266

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
10 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
15 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
21 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
25 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
30 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
35 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status
40 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground 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.

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
5 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
9 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
13 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
17 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
21 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
25 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status
29 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
33 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
37 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1XY
1ORAS
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Harden —% 30 Normal Status Tough 2 0 ♥
5XY
5ORAS
Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
9XY
9ORAS
Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
14XY
13ORAS
Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
31XY
17ORAS
Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3 0 ♥
38XY
21ORAS
Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
19XY
25ORAS
Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
N/AXY
29ORAS
Bide —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
25XY
33ORAS
False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
45XY
37ORAS
Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 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.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
5 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical
9 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
14 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
19 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status
25 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
38 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
45 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status Tough 2
5 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Smart 1
9 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
14 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 2
19 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status Smart 1
25 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
38 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 2
45 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical 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.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
5 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Smart 2 3 ♥
9 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
14 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Tough 1 3 ♥
19 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
25 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
38 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Cool 4 0 ♥
45 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 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
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
TM28 Leech Life 80 100% 10 Bug Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
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
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 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 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 2 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
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 ♥
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.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
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
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
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
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 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
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 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
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 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
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
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
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% 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 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 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 ♥
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
Bug Bite Caterpie, Weedle, Ariados, Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Wurmple, Ninjask, Kricketot, Burmy, Mothim, Combee, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Dwebble, Crustle, Joltik, Galvantula, Durant, Larvesta, Scatterbug, Grubbin, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Dewpider, Araquanid, Golisopod 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Vibrava, Kricketune, Mothim, Combee, Sewaddle, Karrablast, Escavalier, Joltik, Galvantula, Shelmet, Accelgor, Larvesta, Volcarona, Vivillon, Vikavolt, Cutiefly, Ribombee 90 100% 10 Bug Special
Endure Heracross, Sewaddle, Karrablast —% 10 Normal Status
Feint Attack Gligar, Gliscor, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Dwebble, Crustle 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
Final Gambit Shelmet, Accelgor 100% 5 Fighting Special
Gust Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Combee, Volcarona, Vivillon 40 100% 35 Flying Special
Night Slash Scyther, Scizor, Heracross, Kricketune, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Gliscor 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Volcarona, Cutiefly, Ribombee 60 100% 5 Bug Special

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
Bug Bite Caterpie, Weedle, Ariados, Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Wurmple, Ninjask, Kricketot, Burmy, Mothim, Combee, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Dwebble, Crustle, Joltik, Galvantula, Durant, Larvesta, Scatterbug 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Kricketune, Mothim, Combee, Sewaddle, Karrablast, Escavalier, Joltik, Galvantula, Shelmet, Accelgor, Larvesta, Volcarona, Vivillon 90 100% 10 Bug Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
Endure Heracross, Sewaddle, Karrablast —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Final Gambit Shelmet, Accelgor 100% 5 Fighting Special Tough 8 0 ♥
Feint Attack Gligar, Gliscor, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Dwebble, Crustle 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
Gust Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Combee, Volcarona 40 100% 35 Flying Special Clever 2 3 ♥
Night Slash Scyther, Scizor, Heracross, Kricketune, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Gliscor 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Volcarona, Vivillon 60 100% 5 Bug Special Beautiful 1 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
Bug Bite Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Ariados, Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Wurmple, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Ninjask, Kricketot, Kricketune, Burmy, Mothim, Combee, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Dwebble, Crustle, Joltik, Galvantula, Durant, Larvesta, Volcarona 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Kricketune, Mothim, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Karrablast, Escavalier, Joltik, Galvantula, Shelmet, Accelgor, Larvesta, Volcarona 90 100% 10 Bug Special
Endure Heracross, Sewaddle, Karrablast —% 10 Normal Status
Final Gambit Shelmet, Accelgor 100% 5 Fighting Special
Faint Attack Gligar, Gliscor, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Dwebble, Crustle 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
Gust Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Combee, Volcarona 40 100% 35 Flying Special
Night Slash Scyther, Scizor, Heracross, Kricketune, Yanmega, Gliscor 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Volcarona 60 100% 5 Bug Special

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
Bug Bite Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Ariados, Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Wurmple, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Ninjask, Kricketot, Kricketune, Burmy, Mothim, Combee, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Kricketune, Mothim 90 100% 10 Bug Special Cute 2
Endure Heracross —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
Faint Attack Gligar, Gliscor, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Smart 2
Gust Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Combee 40 100% 35 Flying Special Smart 3
Night Slash Scyther, Scizor, Heracross, Kricketune, Yanmega, Gliscor 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Beauty 3
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim 60 100% 5 Bug Special 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.
* 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
Endure Heracross —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Faint Attack Gligar, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 60 —% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
Gust Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain 40 100% 35 Flying Smart 3 0 ♥
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain 60 100% 5 Bug Beauty 1 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.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
String Shot HGSS 95% 40 Bug Status Smart 2
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 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
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 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 ♥
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

Trivia

  • Nincada is the only Pokémon that evolves into two Pokémon at once.

Origin

Nincada is based off of a burrowing cicada nymph. It might also be based on a trainee ninja as its name and species imply.

Etymology

Nincada comes from the words ninja and cicada.

Gallery

See also

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