Cacnea (Pokémon)

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Flygon #330: Flygon
Pokémon
#332: Cacturne Cacturne
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cacnea (disambiguation).
Cacnea
Cactus Pokémon
サボネア
Sabonea
#331
Cacnea



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Veil Cacophony
Cacophony
Water Absorb
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Human-Like
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Cacnea
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
113.1 lbs. 51.3 kg
Cacnea
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#331
Kanto
#000
Johto
#124
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-239
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
97
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
67
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Cacnea
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F331.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
35
External Links

Cacnea (Japanese: サボネア Sabonea) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Cacturne starting at level 32.

Biology

Cacnea is a green, bipedal Pokémon with a round body and cactus-like striations. It has a dark green rhombus shape above its face, and six dark green rhombus shapes that ring around its waist. It has dark circles around its eyes, and its mouth composed of several similar circles. It has two dark green spikes on each side of its head, along with a yellow flower bud on top of its head. Its two club-like arms that are ringed with dark green spikes, and its two stubby, legs are dark green and conical.

Cacnea uses its thorny arms like hammers to attack its opponents. The thorns allow it to use its former signature move, Needle Arm. It is able to live in deserts for 30 days without any water, due to its body being able to store moisture. The beauty and fragrance of its yellow flower depend on the harshness of its environment. This flower releases a strong aroma to attract prey. When prey approaches, Cacnea shoots sharp thorns to bring it down.

In the anime

Cacnea in the anime

Major appearances

James's Cacnea

Cacnea first appeared in A Poached Ego. It became James's Pokémon after his Weezing and Jessie's Arbok left to protect a bunch of Ekans and Koffing that were freed from a Pokémon Poacher. In Once There Were Greenfields, James gave Cacnea to Gardenia in order to master Drain Punch. To date, no other Cacnea has appeared in the anime.

Minor appearances


Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG007 Cacnea Ash's Pokédex Cacnea, the Cactus Pokémon. Cacnea lives primarily in dry desert areas, and attacks by swinging its pin covered arms like hammers.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cacnea first appears in the very first round of the Ruby and Sapphire chapter, Creeping Past Cacnea.

A Trainer's Cacnea appeared in Always Keep Whiscash on You for Emergencies.

In the TCG

Main article: Cacnea (TCG)

In the TFG

One Cacnea figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Cacnea lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this Pokémon shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.
Sapphire The more arid and harsh the environment, the more pretty and fragrant a flower Cacnea grows. This Pokémon battles by wildly swinging its thorny arms.
Emerald Cacnea live in deserts with virtually no rainfall. It battles by swinging its thick, spiked arms. Once a year, a yellow flower blooms.
FireRed It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
White
Black 2 By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
White 2
Generation VI
X It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
Y It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.
Omega Ruby Cacnea lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this Pokémon shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.
Alpha Sapphire The more arid and harsh the environment, the more pretty and fragrant a flower Cacnea grows. This Pokémon battles by wildly swinging its thorny arms.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 111
Emerald
Route 111
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 228
Platinum
Route 228
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Breed Cacturne
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Cacturne
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 111
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Wilderness (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Endless Level 5, Forever Level 5, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Thunder (1F-4F), Joyous Tower (33F-35F), Oddity Cave (B1-B4)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-8F)
MD Sky
Northern Desert (1F-8F)
Ranger: SoA
Haruba Desert
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Magical Lake: In Need of Trees, Chill Battle: Garden Keepers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Tu
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 394
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Dusty Desert (All Areas), Fairy Land: Heat-Wave Desert (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Cacnea Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 335   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
077 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1010 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
1313 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1616 Needle Arm Grass Physical 06060 100100% 15
1919 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2222 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
2626 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3030 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
3434 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3838 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
4242 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
4646 Cotton Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 40
5050 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
5454 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM53Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
OddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbell Acid Poison Special 40 100% 30
CroagunkToxicroak Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
Tangrowth Block Normal Status —% 5
HitmonchanHitmontopBreloomLucarioSawk Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
KadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypno Disable Normal Status 100% 20
MachopMachokeMachampBreloomTimburrGurdurr
Conkeldurr
Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100 50% 5
Paras Fell Stinger* Bug Physical 50 100% 25
SunkernSunfloraRoseliaSnoverAbomasnow Grass Whistle Grass Status 55% 15
MachopMachokeMachampElectabuzzElectivireTimburr
GurdurrConkeldurr
Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
Mr. MimeChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoselia
RoseradeTropiusCherubiCherrimComfey
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
DrowzeeHypnoShiftryChimcharCroagunkToxicroak Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
Lopunny Rototiller Ground Status —% 10
BulbasaurExeggutorExeggutorSunkernShroomishBreloom Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
MakuhitaHariyama Smelling Salts Normal Physical 70 100% 10
Hypno Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
Spinda Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cacnea in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cacnea in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cacnea can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cacnea cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cacnea
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cacnea
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS331.png PinRSani331.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani331.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP331.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.2%
Friend Area: Furnace Desert
Phrases
51%-100% HP I can live for thirty days without having anything to drink!
26%-50% HP My HP is slipping down to the halfway mark.
1%-25% HP I'll faint on you... My body's developing cracks...
Level up I leveled up! I can feel power down to my spikes!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP331.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry
It attacks by scattering needles.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT331.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 70 Raise Max Level.png 0

#552
Shuffle331.png

Swap+
Can replace some disruptions with this Pokémon.


Evolution

331Cacnea.png
Unevolved
Cacnea
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 32
332Cacturne.png
First evolution
Cacturne
 Grass  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 331.png Spr b 3r 331.png Spr 3e 331.png Spr b 3r 331.png Spr 3r 331.png Spr b 3r 331.png
Spr 3r 331 s.png Spr b 3r 331 s.png Spr 3e 331 s.png Spr b 3r 331 s.png Spr 3r 331 s.png Spr b 3r 331 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 331.png Spr b 4d 331.png Spr 4d 331.png Spr b 4p 331.png Spr 4d 331.png Spr b 4p 331.png
Spr 4d 331 s.png Spr b 4d 331 s.png Spr 4d 331 s.png Spr b 4p 331 s.png Spr 4d 331 s.png Spr b 4p 331 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 331.png Spr b 5b 331.png Spr 5b 331.png Spr b 5b 331.png
Spr 5b 331 s.png Spr b 5b 331 s.png Spr 5b 331 s.png Spr b 5b 331 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 331.png Spr b 6x 331.png Spr 6x 331.png Spr b 6x 331.png
Spr 6x 331 s.png Spr b 6x 331 s.png Spr 6x 331 s.png Spr b 6x 331 s.png
Front Back Front Back
331MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Cacnea images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Cacnea is based on a barrel cactus and possibly from a jack-o'-lantern.

Name origin

Cacnea may be a combination of cactus and its Japanese name.

Sabonea may be a combination of 仙人掌 saboten (cactus) and debonair.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サボネア Sabonea From 仙人掌 saboten and debonair
France Flag.png French Cacnea Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cacnea Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tuska From Kaktus
Italy Flag.png Italian Cacnea Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 선인왕 Seoninwang From 선인장 (仙人掌) seon-in-jang and 왕 (王) wang; literally "Cactus King" or "Kingtus"
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 沙漠奈亞 / 沙漠奈亚
Shāmònàiyǎ / Shāmònàiyà
From 沙漠 shāmò and 奈亞 nàiyǎ


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