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'''Trapinch''' (Japanese: '''ナックラー''' ''Nakkuraa'') is a {{Type|Ground}}-type [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation III]].
 
'''Trapinch''' (Japanese: '''ナックラー''' ''Nakkuraa'') is a {{Type|Ground}}-type [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation III]].
   
== Biology ==
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==Biology==
=== Physiology ===
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===Physiology===
 
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 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.
   
=== Natural abilities ===
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===Natural abilities===
 
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.
 
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.
   
== Evolution ==
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==Evolution==
 
Trapinch can evolve into [[Vibrava]] once level 35 is reached, then into [[Flygon]] at Level 45.
 
Trapinch can evolve into [[Vibrava]] once level 35 is reached, then into [[Flygon]] at Level 45.
   
== Game info ==
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==Game info==
=== Game locations ===
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===Game locations===
 
{{Game Locations
 
{{Game Locations
 
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|xyrarity = Uncommon}}
 
|xyrarity = Uncommon}}
   
==== Side game locations ====
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====Side game locations====
 
{{Side Game Locations
 
{{Side Game Locations
 
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|PMD2=[[Northern Desert]] (1-15F)}}
 
|PMD2=[[Northern Desert]] (1-15F)}}
   
=== Pokédex entries ===
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===Pokédex entries===
 
{{Pokédexentries
 
{{Pokédexentries
 
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|as=Trapinch is a patient hunter. It digs an inescapable pit in a desert and waits for its prey to come tumbling down. This Pokémon can go a whole week without access to any water.}}
 
|as=Trapinch is a patient hunter. It digs an inescapable pit in a desert and waits for its prey to come tumbling down. This Pokémon can go a whole week without access to any water.}}
   
=== Stats ===
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===Stats===
 
{{PokéStats
 
{{PokéStats
 
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|Speed = 10}}
 
|Speed = 10}}
   
=== Sprites ===
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===Sprites===
 
{{GenIIIPokéSprites
 
{{GenIIIPokéSprites
 
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|orassprs= Trapinch Shiny XY.gif}}
 
|orassprs= Trapinch Shiny XY.gif}}
   
== Appearances ==
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==Appearances==
=== Anime ===
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===Anime===
 
Trapinch appears in ''[[AG106: Beg, Burrow and Steal]]'' who dug into a labyrinth where [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and co. along with [[Team Rocket]] and the researchers Hal and Eliza become stuck at. [[Factory Head Noland (anime)|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!]]''.
 
Trapinch appears in ''[[AG106: Beg, Burrow and Steal]]'' who dug into a labyrinth where [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and co. along with [[Team Rocket]] and the researchers Hal and Eliza become stuck at. [[Factory Head Noland (anime)|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!]]''.
   
== Trivia ==
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==Trivia==
 
* Despite its appearance and egg group, Trapinch isn't {{Type|Bug}}-type.
 
* Despite its appearance and egg group, Trapinch isn't {{Type|Bug}}-type.
 
* Trapinch and [[Nidorino]] are the only Pokémon that, when evolving, lose the ability to learn a [[One-Hit Knockout moves|1-hit KO move]].
 
* Trapinch and [[Nidorino]] are the only Pokémon that, when evolving, lose the ability to learn a [[One-Hit Knockout moves|1-hit KO move]].
 
* Trapinch's way of catching prey is used by many real-world desert animals.
 
* Trapinch's way of catching prey is used by many real-world desert animals.
   
=== Origins ===
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===Origins===
 
Trapinch appears to be based on an [[Wikipedia:antlion|antlion]] whilst its name comes from ''trap'' and ''pinch''.
 
Trapinch appears to be based on an [[Wikipedia:antlion|antlion]] whilst its name comes from ''trap'' and ''pinch''.
   
== Gallery ==
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==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
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Revision as of 15:06, February 13, 2017

Trapinch (Japanese: ナックラー Nakkuraa) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

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.

Natural abilities

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.

Evolution

Trapinch can evolve into Vibrava once level 35 is reached, then into Flygon at Level 45.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Route 111 Uncommon
Emerald Mirage Tower, Route 111 Common
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Route 228 (Poké Radar) Rare
Platinum Trade None
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

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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)


Pokédex entries

Template:Pokédexentries

Stats

Base Stats
HP
45
Attack
100
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
45
Speed
10
Total
290

Sprites

Template:GenIIIPokéSprites

Appearances

Anime

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!.

Trivia

  • 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.

Origins

Trapinch appears to be based on an antlion whilst its name comes from trap and pinch.

Gallery

See also

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