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Trapinch
328
ナックラー Nakkuraa
328Trapinch
Generation III
Evolutionary line
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Type(s)
Type Ground  
Species Ant Pit Pokémon
Abilities Hyper Cutter
Arena Trap
Sheer Force (DW)
Pokédex
Spinda ← 328 → Vibrava
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 116/121 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 121 Mountain Kalos 003
Alola 235/304
Evolves from None
Evolves into Vibrava
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg 2'04" 0.7 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Brown Bug
Shape Footprint
Shape14
F328
Cry

Trapinch (Japanese: ナックラー Nakkuraa) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

Trapinch appears to be an orange bug with a large head and jaws as well as a white underside. Trapinch also has short stubby legs along with twinkles found in its eyes.

Natural abilities

Trapinch has the abilities Hyper Cutter and Arena Trap along with the hidden ability Sheer Force. Hyper Cutter prevents Trapinch's attack from becoming decreased whilst Arena Trap prevents Pokémon from fleeing the battle, excluding itself. Sheer Force removes additional effects from Trapinch to raise its power.

Evolution

Trapinch can evolve into Vibrava once level 35 is reached, then into Flygon at Level 45.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Route 111 Uncommon
Emerald Mirage Tower, Route 111 Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Route 228 (Poké Radar) Rare
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone Rare
Black/White White Forest (White only) Common
Black 2/White 2 Desert Resort Common
X/Y Route 13 Uncommon
Sun/Moon Haina Desert Rare


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Hatch an egg
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Drill, Endless Level 27, Forever Level 27, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Silent Chasm (6-9F), Wish Cave (21-28F), Desert Region (1-11F), Joyous Tower (21-24F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Northern Desert (1-15F)


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Ruby
Trapinch's nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit dug in sand. This Pokémon patiently waits for prey to tumble down the pit. Its giant jaws have enough strength to crush even boulders.
Sapphire
Trapinch is a patient hunter. It digs an inescapable pit in a desert and waits for its prey to come tumbling down. This Pokémon can go a whole week without access to any water.
Emerald
Its big jaws crunch through boulders. Because its head is so big, it has a hard time getting back upright if it tips over onto its back.
FireRed
It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
LeafGreen
It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
Diamond
It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Pearl
It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Platinum
It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
HeartGold
It's nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.
SoulSilver
It's nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.
Black
It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
White
It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Black 2
It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
White 2
It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
X
It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
Y
It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Omega Ruby
Trapinch’s nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit dug in sand. This Pokémon patiently waits for prey to tumble down the pit. Its giant jaws have enough strength to crush even boulders.
Alpha Sapphire
Trapinch is a patient hunter. It digs an inescapable pit in a desert and waits for its prey to come tumbling down. This Pokémon can go a whole week without access to any water.
Sun
It can live for a week without eating a thing. It waits patiently at the bottom of its nest for prey to appear.
Moon
As it digs through the sand, its giant claws crush any rocks that obstruct its path. it builds a funnel-shaped nest.
Ultra Sun
Its jaws are strong enough to crush rocks but so heavy that it can’t get up if it flips over. Sandile seize those moments as their chance.
Ultra Moon
It builds nests that double as traps, lying in wait for its prey to get caught. When night falls, it digs itself a spot beneath the sand to sleep.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
45
Attack
100
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
45
Speed
10
Total
290

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
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
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
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
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 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.
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
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 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
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart ♥♥
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 ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
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 ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
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
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Type Smart ♥♥♥ 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
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 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 328 front E 328 front RS 328 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 328 front DP 328 front DP 328 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Trapinch BW Trapinch BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Trapinch XY Trapinch XY
Trapinch Shiny XY Trapinch Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Trapinch appears in AG107: Beg, Burrow and Steal who dug into a labyrinth where Ash and co. along with Team Rocket and the researchers Hal and Eliza become stuck at. Factory Head Noland has a Trapinch appearing in AG136: Numero Uno Articuno. DP072: Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2, Solana caught a Trapinch to defeat a Golem. DP033: All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go! and DP145: A Rivalry To Gible On!.

Trivia

  • Despite its appearance and egg group, Trapinch isn't Bug-type.
  • Trapinch and Nidorino are the only Pokémon that, when evolving, lose the ability to learn a 1-hit KO move.
  • Trapinch's way of catching prey is used by many real-world desert animals.

Origins

Trapinch appears to be based on an antlion whilst its name comes from trap and pinch.

Gallery

See also