Cacturne

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Grass
Dark
Cacturne
(ノクタス Nokutasu)
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Scarecrow Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
332
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Sand Veil 50% ♀/50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Green Unknown
Weight Height
170.6 lbs. ??? 4'03" ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F332.png
Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
70 115 60
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
115 60 55
Total
475

[[Category:Green Pokémon]]

Cacturne (Japanese: ノクタス Nokutasu) is a Grass/Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is one of the only three Pokémon that are unaffected by a sandstorm that isn't one of the three types that are immune to sandstorms, provided it has its natural ability, Sand Veil.

Appearance

Cacturne appears to be a green Pokémon with green spikes surrounding its entire body. It also has yellow eyes with black marks surronding it. It also has black dots making its mouth. It also appears to have a scarecrow hat, explaining it being the Scarecrow Pokémon. It has a cactus-like appearance and traits making like a Scarecrow Cactus. It has two

Special abilities

Cacturnes the ability Sand Veil and a hidden ability Water Absorb. Sand Veil prevents Cacturne from being attacked by sandstorms and raises its evasion 20% in sandstorms. Water Absorb prevents Cacturne from being affected by Water-type moves and restores its HP a bit when attacked by a Water-type move.

In the anime

Harley has a Cacturne that makes an appearance in A Cacturne for the Worse! and a minor appearance in the movie starring Deoxys and Rayquaza, Destiny Deoxys. Harley also dresses like a Cacturne.

Evolution

Cacturne is the evolved form of Cacnea as of level 32.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Evolve Cacnea None
Emerald Evolve Cacnea None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Route 228 Common
Platinum Route 228 Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone Rare
Black/White Trade None

Side game locations

Game(s) Location
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Cacnea
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Cacnea
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Northern Desert (9-15 F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Haruba Desert


Pokédex entries

Generations I - II
Cacturne did not appear during the Generation I - II games.
Ruby
During the daytime, Cacturne remains unmoving so that it does not lose any moisture to the harsh desert sun. This Pokémon becomes active at night when the temperature drops.
Sapphire
If a traveler is going through a desert in the thick of night, Cacturne will follow in a ragtag group. The Pokémon are biding their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving.
Emerald
After spending thousands of years in harsh deserts, its blood transformed into the same substances as sand. It is nocturnal, so it hunts at night.
FireRed
It lives in deserts. It becomes active at night when it hunts for prey exhausted from the desert's heat.
LeafGreen
It lives in deserts. It becomes active at night when it hunts for prey exhausted from the desert's heat.
Diamond
It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.
Pearl
It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.
Platinum
It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.
HeartGold
Packs of them follow travelers through the desert until the travelers can no longer move.
SoulSilver
Packs of them follow travelers through the desert until the travelers can no longer move.
Black
It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.
White
It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.
Black 2
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White 2
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Learnset

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
1 Leer - 100% 30 Normal
1 Absorb 35 100% 15 Grass
1 Growth - -% 40 Normal
5 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass
9 Growth - -% 40 Normal
13 Leech Seed - 90% 10 Grass
17 Sand-attack - 100% 15 Ground
21 Pin Missle 14 85% 20 Bug
25 Ingrain - -% 20 Grass
29 Faint Attack 60 -% 20 Dark
35 Spikes - -% 20 Ground
41 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark
47 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark
53 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass
59 Cotton Spore - 85% 40 Grass
65 Sandstorm - -% 10 Rock
71 Destiny Bond - -% 5 Ghost
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Origins

Cacturne appears to be a mix of a "cactus" and a "scarecrow". Its name, seeing how Cacturne is a Grass/Dark Pokémon, is a mix of the words "cactus" and "nocturnal".

Trivia

Sprites

I Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Cacturne did not appear in Generation I
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Cacturne did not appear in Generation II
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
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IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
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V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Cacturne BW.gif Cacturne BW Back.gif
Shiny Cacturne BW.gif Shiny Cacturne BW Back.gif

References