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Type(s)
Bug  Ground
Species Trainee Pokémon
Abilities Compound Eyes
Run Away (DW)
Pokédex
Slaking ← 290 → Ninjask
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 042 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 111
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Ninjask and Shedinja
Nincada
290
ツチニン Tutinin
290Nincada
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
290291292
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
12.1 lbs. 5.5 kg 1'08" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Gray Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body14
F290
Cry

Nincada (Japanese: ツチニン Tutinin) is a Bug/Ground-Type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Special abilities

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

Evolution

Nincada can evolve into Ninjask, and Shedinja. A Nincada evolves into a Ninjask once level 20 is reached. If the player has an extra Poké Ball and empty party slot, Shedinja will appear in the player's party when Nincada evolves.

Game info

Game locations

Nincada 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
X/Y Route 4 Very Rare


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
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 whiskerlike 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.
X
Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.
Y
It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back


Trivia

  • Nincada is the only Pokémon that evolves into two Pokémon at once.
  • Nincada is based off of a Cicada, as it's name suggests.

Etymology

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

Sources

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