Trapinch appears to be an orange bug with a large head and jaws as well as a white underside. Trapinch also has short stubby legs along with twinkles found in its eyes.
Trapinch has the abilities Hyper Cutter and Arena Trap along with the hidden ability Sheer Force. Hyper Cutter prevents Trapinch's attack from becoming decreased whilst Arena Trap prevents Pokémon from fleeing the battle, excluding itself. Sheer Force removes additional effects from Trapinch to raise its power.
|Ruby and Sapphire||Route 111||Uncommon|
|FireRed and LeafGreen||Trade||None|
|Emerald||Mirage Tower, Route 111||Common|
|Diamond and Pearl||Route 228 (Poké Radar)||Rare|
|HeartGold and SoulSilver||Safari Zone||Rare|
|Black and White||White Forest (White only)||Common|
|Black 2 and White 2||Desert Resort||Common|
|X and Y||Route 13||Uncommon|
Side game locations
|Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire||Hatch an egg|
|Pokémon Trozei!||Phobos Drill, Endless Level 27, Forever Level 27, Mr. Who's Den|
|Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team||Silent Chasm (6-9F), Wish Cave (21-28F), Desert Region (1-11F), Joyous Tower (21-24F)|
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness||Northern Desert (1-15F)|
Trapinch appears in AG106: Beg, Burrow and Steal who dug into a labyrinth where Ash and co. along with Team Rocket and the researchers Hal and Eliza become stuck at. Factory Head Noland has a Trapinch appearing in AG135: Numero Uno Articuno. DP072: Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2, Solana caught a Trapinch to defeat a Golem. DP033: All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go! and DP145: A Rivalry To Gible On!.
- Despite its appearance and egg group, Trapinch isn't Bug-type.
- Trapinch and Nidorino are the only Pokémon that, when evolving, lose the ability to learn a 1-hit KO move.
- Trapinch's way of catching prey is used by many real-world desert animals.
Trapinch appears to be based on an antlion whilst its name comes from trap and pinch.
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