Nincada

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Nincada
#290
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Type
Bug Ground
Catch rate
255
Abilities
Compound Eyes
Hidden Ability
Run Away
Biomes
Birch Forest, Birch Forest Hills, Birch Forest Hills M, Birch Forest M, Flower Forest
Spawn time
Dawn/Dusk
Level range in wild
5-17
Spawn location
Land
Gender ratio
50% ♂, 50% ♀
EV yield
1 Defense
Mount
None
Egg Groups
Bug
Behavior
Timid 80%
Neutral 0%
Aggressive 20%

Nincada is a Bug/Ground-type Pokémon that evolves into Ninjask at level 20.

When Nincada evolves into a Ninjask, a Shedinja will also appear in the player's party if there is an empty slot and the player's inventory contains a regular Poké Ball. The Poké Ball will be consumed when the Shedinja appears. This Shedinja will keep most of the attributes of the source Nincada, including level, moves, EVs, IVs, and Nature.

Nincada lives underground for many years in complete darkness. This Pokémon absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees. It stays motionless as it waits for evolution.

Contents

Spawn rate

Biome Time Location Rate
Birch Forest Dawn/Dusk Land 6.27%
Birch Forest Hills Dawn/Dusk Land 5.841%
Birch Forest Hills M Dawn/Dusk Land 5.841%
Birch Forest M Dawn/Dusk Land 5.841%
Flower Forest Dawn/Dusk Land 3.759%

Drops

Drop Chance Quantity
Grid Spider Eye.pngSpider Eye 50% 1
Grid String.pngString 100% 1-3

Stats

HP: 31
Attack: 45
Defense: 90
Sp. Atk: 30
Sp. Def: 30
Speed: 40
Total: 266

Type effectiveness

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Moves

By level

Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
011 Scratch NormalType.pngNormal Physical 40 100% 35
011 Harden NormalType.pngNormal Status 30
055 Leech Life BugType.pngBug Physical 20 100% 15
099 Sand Attack GroundType.pngGround Status 100% 15
1313 Fury Swipes NormalType.pngNormal Physical 18 80% 15
1717 Mud-Slap GroundType.pngGround Special 20 100% 10
2121 Metal Claw SteelType.pngSteel Physical 50 95% 35
2525 Mind Reader NormalType.pngNormal Status 5
2929 Bide NormalType.pngNormal Physical 10
3333 False Swipe NormalType.pngNormal Physical 40 100% 40
3737 Dig GroundType.pngGround Physical 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nincada.

By TM/HM

TM Move Type Category Power Accuracy  PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws DarkType.pngDark Status 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic PoisonType.pngPoison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power
Varies
Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day FireType.pngFire Status 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration NormalType.pngNormal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam GrassType.pngGrass Special 120 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return NormalType.pngNormal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig GroundType.pngGround Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball GhostType.pngGhost Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team NormalType.pngNormal Status 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm RockType.pngRock Status 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace FlyingType.pngFlying Physical 60 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest PsychicType.pngPsychic Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round NormalType.pngNormal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe NormalType.pngNormal Physical 40 100% 40
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug BugType.pngBug Special 50 100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor BugType.pngBug Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger NormalType.pngNormal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM103 Double-Edge NormalType.pngNormal Physical 120 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM115 Mimic NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM132 Snore NormalType.pngNormal Special 50 100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM134 Giga Drain GrassType.pngGrass Special 75 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM135 Endure NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM138 Mud-Slap GroundType.pngGround Special 20 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM140 Sleep Talk NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM146 Fury Cutter BugType.pngBug Physical 40 95% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM152 Secret Power NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM165 Natural Gift
Varies
Physical 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM170 Confide NormalType.pngNormal Status 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut NormalType.pngNormal Physical 50 95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nincada.
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nincada.

By move tutor

Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Bug Bite BugType.pngBug Physical 60 100% 20
Spite GhostType.pngGhost Status 100% 10
String Shot BugType.pngBug Status 95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nincada.

By breeding

 Parent   Move   Type   Category   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Caterpie.pngWeedle.pngAriados.pngPineco.pngForretress.pngShuckle.pngWurmple.pngNinjask.pngBurmy.pngMothim.pngCombee.pngSkorupi.pngDrapion.pngYanmega.pngSewaddle.pngSwadloon.pngLeavanny.pngVenipede.pngWhirlipede.pngScolipede.pngDwebble.pngCrustle.pngJoltik.pngGalvantula.pngLarvesta.png Bug Bite BugType.pngBug Physical 60 100% 20
Butterfree.pngVenomoth.pngLedyba.pngLedian.pngYanma.pngBeautifly.pngDustox.pngMasquerain.pngVolbeat.pngVibrava.pngMothim.pngCombee.pngYanmega.pngSewaddle.pngJoltik.pngGalvantula.pngLarvesta.pngVolcarona.png Bug Buzz BugType.pngBug Special 90 100% 10
Gligar.pngTrapinch.pngVibrava.pngFlygon.pngGliscor.pngDwebble.pngCrustle.png Feint Attack DarkType.pngDark Physical 60 20
Butterfree.pngVenomoth.pngBeautifly.pngDustox.pngMasquerain.pngMothim.pngCombee.pngVolcarona.png Gust FlyingType.pngFlying Special 40 100% 35
Scyther.pngScizor.pngHeracross.pngSkorupi.pngDrapion.pngYanmega.pngGliscor.png Night Slash DarkType.pngDark Physical 70 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nincada.
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nincada.