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Nincada

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Bug
Ground
Nincada
Tutinin
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Trainee Pokémon
Pokédex
National
Slaking
290
Ninjask
Hoenn
042
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Compoundeyes
Run Away (Dream World)
50% ♀
50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Gray Field
Weight Height
12.1 lbs. 5.5 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Body style Footprint
Body14.png F290.png
Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
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Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
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Total
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Nincada (Japanese: ツチニン Tutinin) is a Bug/Ground-Type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Ninjask at level 20. If the player has an extra Poké Ball and an empty party slot, Shedinja will appear in the player's party when Nincada evolves.

Appearance

Nincada is a small insect-like Pokémon with brown forelegs and white hind legs. It has small green wings on its back, antennae on its face, a pointed snout, and black eyes with green iris-like rings inside.

Special abilities

Its special ability is Compoundeyes. This Pokémon grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Route 116 Uncommon
Emerald Route 116 Uncommon
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Eterna Forest (PokéRadar) Rare
Platinum Eterna Forest (PokéRadar) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Bug-Catching Contest (National Pokédex required) Common
Black/White Trade None

Pokédex entries

Generations I - II
Nincada did not appear during the Generation I - II games.
Ruby
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.
Sapphire
Nincada lives underground. It uses its sharp claws to carve the roots of trees and absorb moisture and nutrients. This Pokémon can't withstand bright sunlight so avoids it.
Emerald
It makes its nest at the roots of a mighty tree. Using its whisker-like antennae, it probes its surroundings in the pitch-black darkness of soil.
FireRed
Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
LeafGreen
Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
Diamond
It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
Pearl
It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
Platinum
It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
HeartGold
It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
SoulSilver
It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
Black
It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
White
It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
Black 2
It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
White 2
It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
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Omega Ruby
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.
Alpha Sapphire
Nincada lives underground. It uses its sharp claws to carve the roots of trees and absorb moisture and nutrients. This Pokémon can't withstand bright sunlight so avoids it.

Origins

Design origin

Nincada is based on a Cicada in its nymph stage.

Etymology

Nincada is probably named after "Ninja" and "Cicada"

Trivia

  • Nincada is the only Pokémon that evolves into two Pokémon at once.
  • Nincada is also the only Pokémon that has an evolution with one HP.

References