Essentials

Nincada

Nincada

Bug Ground

Abilities

Compound Eyes

Increases moves' accuracy to 1.3×.

Hidden Ability

Run Away

Ensures success fleeing from wild battles.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 0
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 2
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground ½
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel 1
  • Water 2

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 3
National
290
Hoenn
42 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
Central Kalos
111 X, Y

Names

Japanese
ツチニン (tsuchinin)
Official roomaji
Tutinin
Korean
토중몬
Chinese
土居忍士
French
Ningale
German
Nincada
Spanish
Nincada
Italian
Nincada

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Bug
Hatch counter
15 Search:
Steps to hatch
4080 / 2295

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
53 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Defense
Capture rate
255 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
slow then very fast Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Nincada Ninjask Level up, starting at level 20
Shedinja Evolve Nincada (Shedinja will consume a Poké Ball and appear in a free party slot)

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
31
3.1 235 266
Attack
45
13.3 158 189
Defense
90
76.0 248 279
Special Attack
30
5.5 128 159
Special Defense
30
3.6 128 159
Speed
40
17.8 148 179
Total
266
7.1

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯☆
Power
★✯☆
Skill
★✯✯☆
Stamina
★★✯☆☆
Jump
★★☆
Total
7/12/18

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.

Generation 6
X

Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.

Y

It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.

Sprites

Nincada Nincada Nincada Nincada

Miscellany

Species
Trainee Search:
Color
Gray Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
forest Search:
Footprint
Nincada
Shape
Chitinous Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Nincada
5

1'7.7"
0.5 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Nincada
55

12.1 lb
5.5 kg

Locations

Ruby Ruby
Sapphire Sapphire
Emerald Emerald
Diamond Diamond
Pearl Pearl
Platinum Platinum

Pal Park

Area
Forest
Score
50
Rate
30

Moves

Bug and Ground moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Nincada's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Scratch Normal physical 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Harden Normal status 30

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

5 5 5 5 Leech Life Bug physical 15 20 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

9 9 9 9 Sand Attack Ground status 15 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

14 14 14 14 Fury Swipes Normal physical 15 18 80%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

19 19 19 19 Mind Reader Normal status 5

Ensures that the user's next move will hit the target.

25 25 25 25 False Swipe Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

31 31 31 31 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

38 38 38 38 Metal Claw Steel physical 35 50 95%

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Attack by one stage.

45 45 45 45 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

• • • Bug Buzz Bug special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

• • • • Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

• • • • Feint Attack Dark physical 20 60

Never misses.

• • Final Gambit Fighting special 5 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's remaining HP. User faints.

• • • • Gust Flying special 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Pokémon in the air.

• • • Night Slash Dark physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

• • • • Silver Wind Bug special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Spite Ghost status 10 100%

Lowers the PP of the target's last used move by 4.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 String Shot Bug status 40 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
01 01 Hone Claws Dark status 15

Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by one stage.

06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

19 19 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

22 22 22 22 Solar Beam Grass special 10 120 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

28 28 28 28 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

30 30 30 30 Shadow Ball Ghost special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

37 37 37 37 Sandstorm Rock status 10

Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns.

40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

54 54 54 False Swipe Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

70 70 70 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

76 76 Struggle Bug Bug special 20 50 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

81 81 81 X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H1 H1 H1 H1 Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H5 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

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