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|jname=ナックラー Nuckrar
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|species=Ant Pit Pokémon
 
|species=Ant Pit Pokémon
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|type=Ground
|height=<span class="explain" title="0.7m">2'04"</span>
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|metheight=0.7 m
|weight=<span class="explain" title="15.0kg">33.1 lbs.</span>
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|imheight=2'04"
|ability=[[Hyper Cutter]]<br>[[Arena Trap]]<br>[[Sheer Force]] (Dream World)
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|metweight=15.0 kg
|color=<span style="color:brown;">'''Brown'''</span>
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|imweight=33.1 lbs.
|gender=<span class="female">50% ♀</span>/<span class="male">50% ♂</span>
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|ability=[[Hyper Cutter]]<br />[[Arena Trap]]
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|dw=Sheer Force
'''Trapinch''' (Japanese: '''ナックラー''' ''Nuckrar'') is a {{Type|Ground}}-type [[Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation III]].
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'''Trapinch''' (Japanese: '''ナックラー''' ''Nuckrar'') is a {{Type|Ground}}-type [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation III]].
   
==Appearance==
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==Biology==
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===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.
 
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.
   
==Special abilities==
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===Special 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.
 
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.
 
==In the anime==
 
Trapinch appears in ''[[AG106: Beg, Burrow and Steel!]]'' who dug into a labyrinth where [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and co. along with [[Team Rocket]] and the researchers [[Hal]] and [[Eliza]] become stuck at. [[Noland]] has a Trapinch appearing in ''[[AG135: Numero Uno Articuno]]''. ''[[DP072: Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part Two]]'', [[Solana]] caught a Trapinch to defeat a [[Golem]]. ''[[DP033: All Dressed Up with Somewhere To Go!]]'' and ''[[DP145: A Rivalry To Gible On!]]''.
 
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
'''Trapinch''' can evolve into [[Vibrava]] once level 35 is reached, then into [[Flygon]] at Level 45.
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Trapinch can evolve into [[Vibrava]] once level 35 is reached, then into [[Flygon]] at Level 45.
   
 
==Game info==
 
==Game info==
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{{Game Locations
 
{{Game Locations
 
|backcolor = {{Ground}}
 
|backcolor = {{Ground}}
|pokemon = Trapinch
 
 
|rubysapphire = [[Hoenn Route 111|Route 111]]
 
|rubysapphire = [[Hoenn Route 111|Route 111]]
 
|rsrarity = Uncommon
 
|rsrarity = Uncommon
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|blackwhite = [[White Forest]] (White only)
 
|blackwhite = [[White Forest]] (White only)
 
|bwrarity = Common
 
|bwrarity = Common
}}white (not known for black yet) Deseart resort
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|black2white2 = [[Desert Resort]]
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|b2w2rarity = Common
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|xy = [[Route 13]]
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|xyrarity = Uncommon
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====Side game locations====
 
====Side game locations====
 
{{Side Game Locations
 
{{Side Game Locations
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|backcolor={{Ground}}
 
|backcolor={{Ground}}
 
|RSPinball=Hatch an egg
 
|RSPinball=Hatch an egg
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===Pokédex entries===
 
===Pokédex entries===
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|gen=III
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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.
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|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.
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|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.
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|white 2=It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
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|x=It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
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|y=It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.}}
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===Sprites===
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==Origins==
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==Appearances==
Trapinch appears to be based on an [[:wikipedia:antlion|antlion]] whilst its name comes from ''trap'' and ''pinch''.
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===In the anime===
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Trapinch appears in ''[[AG106: Beg, Burrow and Steal]]'' who dug into a labyrinth where [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and co. along with [[Team Rocket]] and the researchers Hal and Eliza become stuck at. [[Noland]] has a Trapinch appearing in ''[[AG135: 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==
 
==Trivia==
*Despite its appearance, Trapinch isn't part {{Type|Bug}}-type.
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*Despite its appearance and egg group, Trapinch isn't {{Type|Bug}}-type.
*Trapinch & [[Nidorino]] are the only Pokémon that, when evolving, lose the ability to learn a [[One-Hit Knockout moves|1-hit KO move]] during [[evolution]].
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*Trapinch and [[Nidorino]] are the only Pokémon that, when evolving, lose the ability to learn a [[One-Hit Knockout moves|1-hit KO move]].
**Trapinch can no longer learn [[Fissure]] while Nidorino can no longer learn [[Horn Drill]].
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*Trapinch's way of catching prey is used by many real-world desert animals.
{{References|trapinch|328}}
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===Origins===
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Trapinch appears to be based on an [[Wikipedia:antlion|antlion]] whilst its name comes from ''trap'' and ''pinch''.
   
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Latest revision as of 03:21, August 21, 2014

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 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 121 Mountain Kalos 003
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Vibrava
Trapinch
328
ナックラー Nuckrar
328Trapinch
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
328329330
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg 2'04" 0.7 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Brown Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body14
F328
Cry

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

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

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.

Special abilitiesEdit

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.

EvolutionEdit

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

Game infoEdit

Game locationsEdit

Trapinch Locations
Version(s) Location 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


Side game locationsEdit

Trapinch Locations
Game(s) Location
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 entriesEdit

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.

SpritesEdit

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

AppearancesEdit

In the animeEdit

Trapinch appears in AG106: 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. Noland has a Trapinch appearing in AG135: 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!.

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

OriginsEdit

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

SourcesEdit

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