Pincurchin (バチンウニ Bachin'uni) is an electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Pincurchin are flat sea urchin Pokémon with spikes growing on its back. They have yellow eyes with black triangular pupils and 2 yellow orbs for a mouth.

Behavior

Pincurchin uses its teeth to remove bits of seaweed, its primary food source, from rocks.

Abilities and Powers

Its main ability is Lightning Rod which will draw in any electric Attack to boost its Special Attack. Its Hidden Ability, Electric Surge, sets up Electric Terrain the minute it enters battle like how Sand Stream Works for Tyranitar, preventing the sleep status condition and powering up electric moves.

Pincurchin’s electric energy is housed in its spines, though it have alternative methods of storage as losing its spines allows to generate electricity for 3 hours.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Route 9 Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    It feeds on seaweed, using its teeth to scrape it off rocks. Electric current flows from the tips of its spines.

  • Shield

    It stores electricity in each spine. Even if one gets broken off, it still continues to emit electricity for at least three hours.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
48
Atk
101
Def
95
Sp. Atk
91
Sp. Def
85
Speed
15
Total
435


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Peck Type Flying.gif Physical 35 100% 35
1 Thunder Shock Type Electric.gif Special 40 100% 30
1 Water Gun Type Water.gif Special 40 100% 25
10 Charge Type Electric.gif Status 100% 20
15 Fury Attack Type Normal.gif Physical 15 85% 20
20 Spark Type Electric.gif Physical 65 100% 20
25 Bubble Beam Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 20
30 Recover Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
35 Curse Type Ghost.gif Status 100% 10
40 Electric Terrain Type Electric.gif Status 100% 10
45 Poison Jab Type Poison.gif Physical 80 100% 20
50 Zing Zap Type Electric.gif Physical 80 100% 10
55 Acupressure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
60 Discharge Type Electric.gif Special 80 100% 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
TM07 Pin Missile Type Bug.gif Physical 25 95% 20
TM14 Thunder Wave Type Electric.gif Status 90% 20
TM20 Self-Destruct Type Normal.gif Physical 200 100% 5
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM33 Rain Dance Type Water.gif Status 100% 5
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM55 Brine Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM57 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical 50 100% 10
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM74 Venoshock Type Poison.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM77 Hex Type Ghost.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM90 Electric Terrain Type Electric.gif Status 100% 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 TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR03 Hydro Pump Type Water.gif Special 110 80% 5
TR04 Surf Type Water.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR08 Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR09 Thunder Type Electric.gif Special 110 70% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR21 Reversal Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 15
TR23 Spikes Type Ground.gif Status 100% 20
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR45 Muddy Water Type Water.gif Special 90 85% 10
TR54 Toxic Spikes Type Poison.gif Status 100% 20
TR57 Poison Jab Type Poison.gif Physical 80 100% 20
TR84 Scald Type Water.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR91 Venom Drench Type Poison.gif Status 100% 20
TR95 Throat Chop Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR98 Liquidation Type Water.gif Physical 85 100% 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
Memento Type Dark.gif Status 100% 10
Parent Candidates:
Sucker Punch Type Dark.gif Physical 70 100% 5
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

Pincurchin learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites


Appearances

Anime

  • 4 of them were seen at the bottom of the lake Nessa was doing a photo shoot in.

Trivia

  • Pincurchin is similar to Pyukumuku. Both are based off of echinoderms, have a mainly black color scheme, have spines/bumps protruding from their backs, and also have strange mouths.
  • It has the lowest speed stat of all Electric-type Pokémon.

Origin

Pincurchin is based on a sea urchin. It may specifically be based off of the Varium Sea Urchin, also known as the Electric Urchin.

Etymology

Pincurchin derives from "pincushion", "sea urchin", and possibly "pin".

Its Japanese name, Bachin'uni, is a combination of "bachin" (Japanese onomatopoeia of electricity sparkling) and "uni" (sea urchin).

Gallery

← Falinks | Pincurchin | Snom →
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