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Ninjask
291
テッカニン Tekkanin
291Ninjask
Generation III
Evolutionary line
290291292
Type(s)
Type Bug  Type Flying
Species Ninja Pokémon
Abilities Speed Boost
Infiltrator (DW)
Pokédex
Nincada ← 291 → Shedinja
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 043/044 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 112
Alola N/A
Evolves from Nincada
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
26.5 lbs. 12.0 kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Yellow Bug
Shape Footprint
Shape13
F291
Cry
Ninjask (Japanese: テッカニン Tekkanin) is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is known for being the fastest non-Legendary Pokémon, only being surpassed by Deoxys in its Speed form.

Biology

Natural abilities

Ninjask's ability Speed Boost allows it to raise its Speed each turn until it is maxed out. It's said to be so fast, it becomes invisible.

Evolution

Ninjask is one of the two evolved forms of Nincada. Nincada evolves into Ninjask once level 20 is reached. Also, if the player character has a spare space in the team and a spare Poké Ball in the bag, a Shedinja is added.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Evolve Nincada None
Emerald Evolve Nincada None
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Nincada None
Platinum Evolve Nincada None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Trade None
X/Y Evolve Nincada None
OR/AS Evolve Nincada None
Sun/Moon Transfer None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Nincada
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 12
Endless Level 21
Forever Level 21
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Nincada
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Quicksand Pit (B5F-B10F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Chroma Road


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Ruby
Ninjask moves around at such a high speed that it cannot be seen, even while its crying can be clearly heard. For that reason, this Pokémon was long believed to be invisible.
Sapphire
If Ninjask is not trained properly, it will refuse to obey the Trainer and cry loudly continuously. Because of this quality, this Pokémon is said to be one that puts the Trainer's abilities to the test.
Emerald
Because it darts about vigorously at high speed, it is very difficult to see. Hearing its distinctive cries for too long induces a headache.
FireRed
This Pokémon is so quick, it is said to be able to avoid any attack. It loves to feed on tree sap.
LeafGreen
This Pokémon is so quick, it is said to be able to avoid any attack. It loves to feed on tree sap.
Diamond
Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
Pearl
Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
Platinum
Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
HeartGold
Its cry leaves a lasting headache if heard for too long. It moves so quickly it that it is almost invisible.
SoulSilver
Its cry leaves a lasting headache if heard for too long. It moves so quickly it that it is almost invisible.
Black
Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
White
Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
Black 2
Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
White 2
Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
X
Its cry leaves a lasting headache if heard for too long. It moves so quickly that it is almost invisible.
Y
Because it moves so quickly, it sometimes becomes unseeable. It congregates around tree sap.
Omega Ruby
Ninjask moves around at such a high speed that it cannot be seen, even while its crying can be clearly heard. For that reason, this Pokémon was long believed to be invisible.
Alpha Sapphire
If Ninjask is not trained properly, it will refuse to obey the Trainer and cry loudly continuously. Because of this quality, this Pokémon is said to be one that puts the Trainer’s abilities to the test.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
61
Attack
90
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
50
Speed
160
Total
456

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Leech Life 80 100% 10 Bug Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
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.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM62 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Type Smart ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
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
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 291 front E 291 front RS 291 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 291 front DP 291 front DP 291 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Ninjask BW Ninjask BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Ninjask XY Ninjask XY
Ninjask Shiny XY Ninjask Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • Ninjask has the second highest Speed stat of all Pokémon, which is 160. This level of attribute is only beaten by Deoxys in its Speed Forme, at 180. Hence, Ninjask is the fastest non-legendary Pokémon. But Ninjask can beat Deoxys in one turn in battle thanks to Speed Boost.
  • Raising its Speed, Evasiveness, and Attack then lowering its opponent's accuracy makes Ninjask an unstoppable force unless its Speed Boost ability is replaced with Simple or Mummy during battle.
  • It shares the same species name as Greninja, as both are called the Ninja Pokémon.

Etymology

Ninjask is named after "Ninja" and "Mask".

Gallery

See also