Ninjask (Japanese: テッカニン Tekkanin) is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is known for being the non-Legendary fastest Pokémon. It is only surpassed a little by Deoxys in its Speed form.


Special abilities

Ninjask's ability Speed Boost allows it to raise its Speed each turn until it is maxed out. It's said to be so fast, it becomes invisible.


Ninjask is one of the two evolved forms of Nincada. Nincada evolves into Ninjask once level 20 is reached. Also, if the player character has a spare space in the team and a spare Poké Ball in the bag, a Shedinja is added.


Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Evolve Nincada None
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Evolve Nincada None
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Nincada None
Platinum Evolve Nincada None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Trade None
Black and White Trade None

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Nincada
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 12
Endless Level 21
Forever Level 21
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Nincada
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Quicksand Pit (B5F-B10F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Chroma Road

Pokédex entries





  • Ninjask has the second highest Speed stat of all Pokémon, which is 160. This level of attribute is only beaten by Deoxys in its Speed Forme, at 180. Hence, Ninjask is the fastest non-legendary Pokemon. But Ninjask can beat Deoxys in one turn in battle thanks to Speed Boost.
  • Raising its Speed, Evasiveness, and Attack then lowering its opponent's accuracy makes Ninjask an unstoppable force unless its Speed Boost ability is replaced with Simple or Mummy during battle.


Ninjask is named after "Ninja" and "Mask".


See also

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