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


Pokédex entries

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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!
Sword
Shield


Stats

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

Learnset

Leveling

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 Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Harden —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
5XY
5ORAS
Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
9XY
9ORAS
Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
14XY
13ORAS
Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
31XY
17ORAS
Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3 0 ♥
38XY
21ORAS
Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
19XY
25ORAS
Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
N/AXY
29ORAS
Bide —% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
25XY
33ORAS
False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
45XY
37ORAS
Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type 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 Type Tough 3
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 2
5 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Smart 1
9 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Type Cute 2
14 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 2
19 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status Type Smart 1
25 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 0
31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
38 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool 2
45 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type 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 Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
5 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Type Smart 2 3 ♥
9 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Type Cute 2 1 ♥
14 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Type Tough 1 3 ♥
19 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
25 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Type Cool 1 3 ♥
31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Type Cute 2 1 ♥
38 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Type Cool 4 0 ♥
45 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type 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 Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type 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 SolarBeam 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 Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 1
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart 1
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type 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 Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Type Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute 2 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool 2 1 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type 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 Type 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 Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
Endure Heracross, Sewaddle, Karrablast —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Final Gambit Shelmet, Accelgor 100% 5 Fighting Special Type Tough 8 0 ♥
Feint Attack Gligar, Gliscor, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Dwebble, Crustle 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Gust Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Combee, Volcarona 40 100% 35 Flying Special Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Night Slash Scyther, Scizor, Heracross, Kricketune, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Gliscor 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Volcarona, Vivillon 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type 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 Type Tough 0
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Kricketune, Mothim 90 100% 10 Bug Special Type Cute 2
Endure Heracross —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
Faint Attack Gligar, Gliscor, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Type Smart 2
Gust Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Combee 40 100% 35 Flying Special Type Smart 3
Night Slash Scyther, Scizor, Heracross, Kricketune, Yanmega, Gliscor 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Beauty 3
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type 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 Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Faint Attack Gligar, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 60 —% 20 Dark Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Gust Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain 40 100% 35 Flying Type Smart 3 0 ♥
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain 60 100% 5 Bug Type 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 Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Type 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 Type Tough 0
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
String Shot HGSS 95% 40 Bug Status Type Smart 2
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Type 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 Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type 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

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 290 front E 290 front RS 290 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 290 front DP 290 front DP 290 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Nincada BW Nincada BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Nincada XY Nincada XY
Nincada Shiny XY Nincada Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Keanu's Nincada

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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