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Needle Arm
Needle Arm III
(ニードルアーム
Needle Arm)
Generation: III
Battle Data
Type: Type Grass
Category Type Physical
Power: 60
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15*
Affects: 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
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 1
Jam: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

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 subspecies.

Effect

In Battle

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

Contests

Badly startles the Pokémon in front.

Super Contests

A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Learnset

Generation III

By Leveling Up

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

By Leveling Up

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

By Leveling Up

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

Generation VI

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon type Level
Cacnea Grass 45 (XY), 16 (ORAS)
Cacturne Grass/Dark 53 (XY), 16 (ORAS)
Maractus Grass 22
Quilladin Grass 26
Chesnaught Grass/Fighting 26
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Gallery

Needle Arm depicted in the anime
James Cacnea Needle Arm
James' Cacnea using Needle Arm
Quilladin Needle Arm
Quilladin using Needle Arm

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