# 290 Nincada
Ordinary sprites
290 normal icon 290 shiny icon 290 shadow icon
Elemental sprites
290 elemental bug icon 290 elemental dark icon 290 elemental dragon icon 290 elemental electric icon 290 elemental fairy icon 290 elemental fighting icon
290 elemental fire icon 290 elemental flying icon 290 elemental ghost icon 290 elemental grass icon 290 elemental ground icon 290 elemental ice icon
290 elemental normal icon 290 elemental poison icon 290 elemental psychic icon 290 elemental rock icon 290 elemental steel icon 290 elemental water icon
Bug-Type icon Ground-Type icon
Base Stats
HP 31
Attack 45
Defense 90
Sp. Atk 30
Sp. Def 30
Speed 40
Run Away
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Slaking Ninjask

Description Edit

Nincada is a small, whitish, insectoid Pokémon. It has a pointed snout, a thin stripe that dips in a V-shaped pattern between its eyes, and two whisker-like antennae on its face. Its eyes are black with green iris-like rings inside. As it is virtually blind, it uses its antennae to sense its surroundings. On its back is a pair of small, green wings. Its hind legs are white, but the forelegs are brown and have sharp claws. The claws are used to carve the roots of tree and absorb moisture and nutrients. Nincada builds underground nests at the roots of trees. It does not like sunlight, so it avoids it.

Location Edit

Evolution Edit

Nincada Ninjask
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Level 20

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Nincada Shedinja
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Level Up with atleast One Empty Slot in your Party

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Ability Edit


For Elemental moves learnable by Elemental Nincada, refer to this page.
Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
0 Scratch Normal-Type Physical move 40 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.
0 Harden Normal-Type Status move --- 2.4s --- Can't Miss 100% Self
Raises user's Defense by 1.
5 Leech Life Bug-Type Physical move 20 1.2s 100% --- Single
9 Sand Attack Ground-Type Status move --- 2.4s 100% 100% Around
14 Fury Swipes Normal-Type Physical move 18ea 1.2s --- 80% --- Single
Hits target for 2-5 times in each attack.
19 Mind Reader Normal-Type Status move --- 60s Can't Miss --- Single
25 False Swipe Normal-Type Physical move 40 1.2s 100% --- Single
31 Mud-Slap Ground-Type Special move 20 2.4s --- 100% 100% Around
Reduces target's Accuracy by 1.
38 Metal Claw Steel-Type Physical move 50 1.2s --- 95% 10% Single
Might raise user's Attack by 1.
45 Dig Ground-Type Physical move 80 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.

Damage TakenEdit

For the type weakness of Elemental Nincada, refer to this page.
Main article: List of Pokemon Weaknesses
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