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Nihilego
793
ウツロイド Utsuroido
793Nihilego
Generation VII
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Rock  Type Poison
Species Parasite Pokémon
Abilities Beast Boost
Pokédex
Lunala ← 793 → Buzzwole
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola 293/391
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
122.4 lbs 55.5 kg 3'11" 1.2 m
Pokédex color Egg group
White
Shape Footprint
Shape10
Cry
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Nihilego (ウツロイド Utsuroido) (codenamed UB-01 Symbiont) is a Rock/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is an Ultra Beast, one of the several species of Pokémon native to an alien dimension.

Biology

Physiology

Nihilego's exact bodily functions are unknown, however, it is known to be somewhat parasitic in the sense that it's much stronger when it has a host. Its also not known what exactly its tissue is made of, but according to several official sources, it's said to be made up of a glass-like material that is flexible like a rubber. As such, it is a genderless Pokémon. It's very perplexing, but more may be revealed in future games.

Natural abilities

As implied by its title of Symbiont, Nihilego is specialized towards influencing other Pokémon to protect itself and its nests. It generates a neurotoxin that simultaneously gives those injected with it great power while reducing their inhibitions and sending them into an agitated, often violent state. The ultimate goal of this is for the infected Pokémon to attack and destroy any natural competitors for itself and the Nihilego. It is heavily implied that the violent behavior of other Ultra Beasts is due to acting under the influence of Nihilego venom.

Evolution

Nihilego doesn't evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Wela Volcano Park/Diglett's Tunnel (post-game side quest) One
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Ultra Deep Sea One per visit


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Sun
One of several mysterious Ultra Beasts. People on the street report observing those infested by it suddenly becoming violent.
Moon
One of the Ultra Beasts. It’s unclear whether or not this Pokémon is sentient, but sometimes it can be observed behaving like a young girl.
Ultra Sun
A life-form from another world, it was dubbed a UB and is thought to produce a strong neurotoxin.
Ultra Moon
It appeared in this world from an Ultra Wormhole. Nihilego appears to be a parasite that lives by feeding on people and Pokémon.


Stats

Standard form

Base Stats
HP
109
Attack
53
Defense
47
Sp. Atk
127
Sp. Def
131
Speed
103
Total
570

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Power Split - -% 10 psychic Status
1 Guard Split - -% 10 psychic Status
1 Tickle - 100% 20 normal Status
1 Acid 40 100% 30 poison Special
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 normal Physical
1 Pound 40 100% 35 normal Physical
7 Clear Smog 50 -% 15 poison Special
13 Psywave - 100% 15 psychic Special
19 Headbutt 70 100% 15 normal Physical
23 Venoshock 65 100% 10 poison Special
29 Toxic Spikes - -% 20 poison Status
31 Safeguard - -% 25 normal Status
37 Power Gem 80 100% 20 rock Special
43 Mirror Coat - 100% 20 psychic Special
47 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 poison Special
53 Venom Drench - 100% 20 poison Status
59 Stealth Rock - -% 20 rock Status
67 Wonder Room - -% 10 psychic Status
73 Head Smash 150 80% 5 rock Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 psychic Special
TM06 Toxic - 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen - -% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect - -% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard - -% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration - 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 electric Special
TM27 Return - 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 psychic Special
TM32 Double Team - -% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect - -% 20 psychic Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm - -% 10 rock Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest - -% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 electric Special
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 dark Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave - 90% 20 electric Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot - 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger - 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk - -% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute - -% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room - 100% 5 psychic Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 fairy Special
TM100 Confide - -% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back
793 Sprite
793 Sprite Shiny

Trivia

  • As Nihilego is said to be the one who actually caused Lusamine to become evil, Nihilego is the first Pokémon without a trainer who is an antagonist.
    • It is also the first Pokémon to actually be fought as a trainer in the games after fusing with Lusamine.
  • Lillie's original appearance is based on Nihilego's appearance, as per request of her mother, Lusamine.
  • Despite based on a jellyfish, it is weak to Water-type attacks.

Origin

Nihilego is based on a jellyfish. Its mind-numbing poison may be based on the neurotoxin produced by the Portugese man-o-war.

Etymology

Nihilego is a combination of "nihilist", a person who believes all life is meaningless and that there is no god, "ego", the mind space in which there is separation between consciousness and unconsciousness, and "geode", referring to its part Rock typing and its see-through appearance.

Gallery

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