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Nincada

Nincada artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

National Dex No. 290
Type BugGround

Nincada's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 31
91 172 138 266
Attack 45
45 85 106 207
Defense 90
85 166 156 306
Sp. Atk 30
31 58 90 174
Sp. Def 30
31 58 90 174
Speed 40
40 76 101 196
Total 266

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Nincada's evolutions

Nincada artwork by Ken Sugimori #290
Nincada
Bug / Ground
Ninjask artwork by Ken Sugimori #291
Ninjask
Bug / Flying

Level 20

Shedinja artwork by Ken Sugimori #292
Shedinja
Bug / Ghost

Level 20, empty spot in your party and a Pokéball in your bag

Nincada's Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex entry
RubyNincada 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.
SapphireNincada 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.
EmeraldIt makes its nest at the roots of a mighty tree. Using its whiskerlike antennae, it probes its surroundings in the pitch-black darkness of soil.
Fire RedBecause it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
Leaf GreenBecause it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
DiamondIt grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
PearlIt grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
PlatinumIt grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
HeartGoldIt can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
SoulSilverIt can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
BlackIt grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
WhiteIt grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
Black 2It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
White 2It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
XBecause it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
YIt can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
Omega RubyNincada 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 SapphireNincada 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.
SwordBecause it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
ShieldIt can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.