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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
Sun and Moon Haina Desert Rare


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

  • Ruby

    Trapinch's nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit dug in sand. This Pokémon patiently waits for prey to tumble down the pit. Its giant jaws have enough strength to crush even boulders.

  • Sapphire

    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.

  • FireRed

    It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.

  • LeafGreen

    It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.

  • Emerald

    Its big jaws crunch through boulders. Because its head is so big, it has a hard time getting back upright if it tips over onto its back.

  • Diamond

    It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.

  • Pearl

    It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.

  • Platinum

    It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.

  • HeartGold

    It's nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.

  • SoulSilver

    It's nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.

  • Black

    It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.

  • White

    It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.

  • Black 2

    It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.

  • White 2

    It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.

  • X

    It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.

  • Y

    It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.

  • Omega Ruby

    Trapinch’s nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit dug in sand. This Pokémon patiently waits for prey to tumble down the pit. Its giant jaws have enough strength to crush even boulders.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    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.

  • Sun

    It can live for a week without eating a thing. It waits patiently at the bottom of its nest for prey to appear.

  • Moon

    As it digs through the sand, its giant claws crush any rocks that obstruct its path. it builds a funnel-shaped nest.

  • Ultra Sun

    Its jaws are strong enough to crush rocks but so heavy that it can’t get up if it flips over. Sandile seize those moments as their chance.

  • Ultra Moon

    It builds nests that double as traps, lying in wait for its prey to get caught. When night falls, it digs itself a spot beneath the sand to sleep.


Stats

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

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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
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
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
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
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 II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
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 I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
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 I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
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 328 front E 328 front RS 328 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 328 front DP 328 front DP 328 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Trapinch BW Trapinch BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Trapinch XY Trapinch XY
Trapinch Shiny XY Trapinch Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Trapinch appears in AG107: 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 AG136: 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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