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Nincada

Nincada

Nincada's Type

BUG
GROUND

Nincada's Pokédex #s

Galar #
104
National #
290

Nincada's Base Stats

HP:
31
Attack:
45
Defense:
90
Sp. Atk:
30
Sp. Def:
30
Speed:
40
Total:
266

Misc. Info

Egg Groups:
Bug
EXP At Lv. 100:
600,000
EV Yield:
1 Defense

Nincada's Abilities

Here are what abilities Nincada can possibly have, along with their effects.
Compound Eyes
Increases the accuracy of Nincada's moves by 30% of their original accuracy.
Run Away
Nincada can always run from a wild Pokémon battle, regardless of Speed or other trapping effects.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Nincada's weakness and resistance is to various types.
FIRE
WATER
ICE
FLYING
½
FIGHTING
POISON
GROUND
immune
ELECTRIC

Nincada's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Nincada evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Nincada
Nincada
starting form
Ninjask
Ninjask
at level 20
Shedinja
Shedinja
Have Poké Ball + free space in party when Nincada evolves

Nincada's Moves

Below is a list of all of the moves that Nincada can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Nincada learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Sand Attack
Lowers the target's Accuracy by one stage.
GROUND
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
1
Scratch
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
5
Harden
Raises Nincada's Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
10
False Swipe
Cannot knock out a Pokémon.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 40 One Target
15
Mud-Slap
100% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
20 100% 10 One Target
21
Absorb
Heals Nincada by half the damage dealt.
GRASS
SPECIAL
20 100% 25 One Target
25
Metal Claw
Has a 10% chance of raising Nincada's Attack by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
50 95% 35 One Target
30
Fury Swipes
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
18 80% 15 One Target
35
Mind Reader
The next move used by Nincada will always hit the target.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 5 One Target
40
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Nincada can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM11
Solar Beam
Charges for a turn, attacks on the second turn. No charge time in the sun; half damage in the rain.
GRASS
SPECIAL
120 100% 10 One Target
TM15
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM21
Rest
Nincada restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Nincada from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM28
Giga Drain
Heals Nincada by half the damage dealt.
GRASS
SPECIAL
75 100% 10 One Target
TM32
Sandstorm
Changes the weather to a sandstorm for 5 turns.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM34
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Nincada is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM94
False Swipe
Cannot knock out a Pokémon.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 40 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Nincada can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR18
Leech Life
Heals Nincada by half the damage dealt.
BUG
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Nincada's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Nincada's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR33
Shadow Ball
20% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GHOST
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR60
X-Scissor
Damages the target.
BUG
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR61
Bug Buzz
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
BUG
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Nincada can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Gust
Does double damage against targets using Bounce, Fly, or Sky Drop.
FLYING
SPECIAL
40 100% 35 One Target
EGG
Night Slash
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
DARK
PHYSICAL
70 100% 15 One Target
EGG
Bug Bite
Does double damage if the target has a Berry and then Nincada consumes that Berry immediately.
BUG
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Final Gambit
Does damage equal to Nincada's remaining HP and then Nincada faints.
FIGHTING
SPECIAL
varies 100% 5 One Target
EGG
Flail
Does more damage when Nincada's HP is low.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target

Where to Find Nincada

If you're looking for where to find Nincada, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Nincada in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently the encounters do not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Nincada in the Wild

Galar Route 5

Random Encounters
Any Weather
5% Lv. 16-18

Wild Area: West Lake Axewell

Random Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- 30% --
Lv. 7-11

Wild Area: South Lake Miloch

Random Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- 10% -- -- 40% --
Lv. 11-13 Lv. 11-13
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