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#290 Nincada

official Nincada artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Nincada
Type BugGround
Species Trainee Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1' 8")
Weight 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs)
Catch rate 255

Nincada's description

Nincada is a Bug- / Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 3 and has the National Dex number #290. The Pokédex classifies it as the Trainee Pokémon.

Nincada's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
토중몬 (Tojungmon) Ningale Nincada ツチニン (Tutinin) 土居忍士 / 土居忍士 (Tǔjūrěnshì)

Nincada's resistances & weaknesses

Nincada's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Erratic
Base Happiness 50
EV yield 1 Defense

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Bug
Egg Cycles 15 (approx. 3840 steps)

Nincada's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Compound Eyes - Run Away

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

Level 20

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

Nincada's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
3RubyNincada 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.
3SapphireNincada 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.
3EmeraldIt 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.
3FireRed, LeafGreenBecause it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumIt grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
4HeartGold, SoulSilverIt can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2It grows underground, sensing its surroundings using antennae instead of its virtually blind eyes.
6XBecause it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
6YIt can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.
6Omega 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.
6Alpha 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.
8SwordBecause it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
8ShieldIt can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.