Needle Arm

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Needle Arm
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Needle Arm
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General Information
Type: Type Grass.gif
Generation: III
Battle Data
Category Physical
Power: 60
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15*
Effects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: Flinch
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest data
Pokémon Contests RSE
Type: Smart
Appeal: 1
Jam: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Super Contests DPPt
Type: Smart
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥


Needle Arm is a Grass-type move introduced in Generation III. It was Cacnea and Cacturne's signature move until Generation V.

It can currently be learned by Cacnea, Cacturne, and Maractus, all based on Cacti, a spiky species of plant, with different Sub-species.

Effect[edit | edit source]

In Battle[edit | edit source]

The foe is hammered with a large pincer. This move has a high critical-hit ratio.

Contests[edit | edit source]

Badly startles the Pokémon in front.

Super Contests[edit | edit source]

A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Learnset[edit | edit source]

Generation III[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Cacnea Grass 37
Cacturne Grass/Dark 41
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation IV[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Cacnea Grass 45
Cacturne Grass/Dark 53
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation V[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Cacnea Grass 45
Cacturne Grass/Dark 53
Maractus Grass 22
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move