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Dunsparce (Pokémon)

Forretress #205: Forretress
Pokémon
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Dunsparce
Land Snake Pokémon
ノコッチ
Nokocchi
#206
Dunsparce

Dunsparce

Dunsparce

Dunsparce
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Serene Grace or Run Away Cacophony
Cacophony
Rattled
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Dunsparce

Mega Dunsparce Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
30.9 lbs. 14.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#206
Kanto
#052
Johto
#349
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#035
Unova
Central
#040
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-052/N-129
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
75
Gen. II-III
125
IV
145
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F206.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Dunsparce (Japanese: ノコッチ Nokocchi) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Dunsparce is a serpentine Pokémon with a primarily yellow body, blue underside, and blue-and-cream-striped back. Its head is round with a wide mouth extending under its jowls and curving up toward the middle of its face. Its chin is blue with two rounded prongs. Its eyes—round and rimmed with blue—are kept closed, revealing its cream-colored eyelids. On Dunsparce's upper back are two small, white, bird-like wings split into two sections each. Its body ends in a striped, drill-like tail. Though Dunsparce can float slightly with its wings, it avoids detection by burrowing into the ground with its tail. It lives immobile in caves and beneath the earth, where it makes maze-like nests.

In the anime

Dunsparce in the anime

Major appearances

Dunsparce made its anime debut in The Dunsparce Deception.

Another Dunsparce appeared in The Path That Leads to Goodbye!. Ash tried to catch Dunsparce, but Iris's Axew bumped into Ash's Pikachu, which led to Dunsparce escaping.

Minor appearances

A Dunsparce was seen in the wild in The Legend of Thunder!.

A Dunsparce made a cameo appearance in Following a Maiden's Voyage! in Ariados's web.

Another Dunsparce made a cameo in Team Shocker! doing an appeal.

A Dunsparce appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP191 Dunsparce Ash's Pokédex Dunsparce, the Land Snake Pokémon. When discovered, the Dunsparce uses its tail to burrow into the earth and evade capture.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW131 Dunsparce Ash's Pokédex Dunsparce, the Land Snake Pokémon. Dunsparce uses its tail to dig it on mazelike nest.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Dunsparce as it appears in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Crystal and her Chikorita captured a wild Dunsparce in A Flaafy Kerfuffle where it along with a Flaaffy had been stranded on Bill's boat.

Much later, in Volume 23, a little girl that owns a Dunsparce faxed Bill and informs him of Deoxys' rampage and Giovanni's subsequent appearance on Kin Island.

Many volumes later, in the Diamond & Pearl chapter, Roseanne is attacked by a pack of Yanmega controlled by Mars. Diamond told her to take refuge in the hole her Dunsparce dug.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS119 Whenever it's being scrutinized at or if it feels threatened, it will start drilling a hole with its tail, in an attempt to escape from underground.*

In the TCG

Main article: Dunsparce (TCG)

Game data

NPC Appearances

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity: Dunsparce is a supporting character throughout the game.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold When spotted, this Pokémon escapes backward by furiously boring into the ground with its tail.
Silver If spotted, it escapes by burrowing with its tail. It can float just slightly using its wings.
Crystal It hides deep inside caves where no light ever reaches it and remains virtually motionless there.
Stadium 2 When spotted, this Pokémon escapes backward by furiously boring into the ground with its tail.
Generation III
Ruby Dunsparce has a drill for its tail. It uses this tail to burrow into the ground backwards. This Pokémon is known to make its nest in complex shapes deep under the ground.
Sapphire
Emerald Its drill-tipped tail is used to burrow into the ground backwards. This Pokémon is known to make its nest in complex shapes deep under the ground.
FireRed If spotted, it escapes by burrowing with its tail. It can float just slightly using its wings.
LeafGreen When spotted, this Pokémon escapes backward by furiously boring into the ground with its tail.
Generation IV
Diamond It digs into the ground with its tail and makes a mazelike nest. It can fly just a little.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When spotted, this Pokémon escapes backward by furiously boring into the ground with its tail.
SoulSilver If spotted, it escapes by burrowing with its tail. It can float just slightly using its wings.
Generation V
Black It digs into the ground with its tail and makes a mazelike nest. It can fly just a little.
White
Black 2 It creates mazes in dark locations. When spotted, it flees into the ground by digging with its tail.
White 2
Generation VI
X When spotted, this Pokémon escapes backward by furiously boring into the ground with its tail.
Y It digs into the ground with its tail and makes a mazelike nest. It can fly just a little.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Dark Cave
Crystal
Dark Cave
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Three Isle Port
Colosseum
Miror B.'s Hideout (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 208 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 208 (Swarm)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Dark Cave
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Route 12
Black 2 White 2
Routes 1, 2, 6, 12, 18, and 20, Floccesy Ranch, Dreamyard, Village Bridge, Victory Road, Nature Preserve (rustling grass)
Route 6* and Floccesy Ranch (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 3 and 22, Friend Safari (Normal)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 10
Endless Level 11
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Great Canyon (1F-3F)
Wish Cave (43F-44F)
Joyous Tower (43F-44F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Foggy Forest (1F-5F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Magnagate dungeons, Strongest Trail, Rusty Mountain, Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber), Cape at the Edge,
Automatically recruited after completing Desolate Canyon, Moonlit Forest (Mapless Street),
Smoking Mountain (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rasp Cavern
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Rugged Flats

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Horn Drill Dunsparce English United States 5 February 22 to March 14, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Fury Attack Dunsparce English United States 5 January 31 to February 6, 2003

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 415   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
2/3 ★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
00Start Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
044 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
077 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1010 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1313 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
1616 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1919 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2222 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2525 Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
2828 Glare Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
3131 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
3434 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
3737 Coil Poison Status 0000 —% 20
4040 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4343 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 09595% 10
4646 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4949 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Dunsparce obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dunsparce
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dunsparce
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dunsparce
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dunsparce
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuGrowlithePonytaRapidashFarfetch'dJolteon
AipomAmbipomGirafarigSneaselBuizelFloatzel
BunearyLopunnyBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroark
Emolga
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantler
WhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailord
Kecleon
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
RattataRaticateEkansArbokMeowthPersian
GrowlitheArcanineEeveeFlareonSnubbullGranbull
HoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaLoudredExploud
MawileElectrikeManectricSeviperAbsolShinx
LuxioLuxrayHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchog
LillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpour
SandileKrokorokKrookodileChespinQuilladinChesnaught
Furfrou
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
SeedotPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonPachirisuPatrat
WatchogCubchooBeartic
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
SeelDewgongSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinoone
BidoofBibarelDarumakaDarmanitanScraggyScrafty
LitleoPyroarFurfrou
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
Vulpix Hex Ghost Special 65 100% 10
SpoinkGrumpigLopunny Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
RattataRaticateEkansArbokPikachuRaichu
SandshrewSandslashNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingVulpix
NinetalesDiglettDugtrioMeowthPersianPsyduck
GolduckMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheArcaninePonyta
RapidashFarfetch'dSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydon
RhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonCyndaquilQuilava
TyphlosionSentretFurretMareepFlaaffyAmpharos
WooperQuagsireAipomAmbipomGirafarigDunsparce
SnubbullGranbullSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaring
SwinubPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdHoundourHoundoom
PhanpyDonphanStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlaziken
PoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneSeedotNuzleaf
ShiftrySlakothVigorothSlakingWhismurLoudred
ExploudSkittyDelcattyMawileElectrikeManectric
WailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoalSpoink
GrumpigSpindaZangooseSeviperKecleonAbsol
SphealSealeoWalreinChimcharMonfernoInfernape
PiplupPrinplupEmpoleonBidoofBibarelShinx
LuxioLuxrayPachirisuBuizelFloatzelBuneary
LopunnyGlameowPuruglyStunkySkuntankLucario
HippopotasHippowdon
Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
TeddiursaUrsaringSpoinkGrumpigSphealSealeo
WalreinDedenne
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
Eevee Trump Card Normal Special —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dunsparce in Generation VI
  • 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 Dunsparce in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dunsparce
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dunsparce
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 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 Dunsparce can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dunsparce cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dunsparce
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dunsparce
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani206.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP206.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.6%
Friend Area: Echo Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP Please, don't look at me like that. It makes me very self-conscious.
26%-50% HP Oh, please don't say so. Half my HP is already gone?
1%-25% HP I give up... I don't have the energy to even flee...
Level up Leveled up! Oh, but please don't look... It isn't very nice.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! Oh, but please don't look... It isn't very nice.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP206.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

206Dunsparce.png
Unevolved
Dunsparce
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 206.png Spr b 2g 206.png Spr 2s 206.png Spr b 2g 206.png Spr 2c 206.gif Spr b 2c 206.png
Spr 2g 206 s.png Spr b 2g 206 s.png Spr 2s 206 s.png Spr b 2g 206 s.png Spr 2c 206 s.gif Spr b 2c 206 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 206.png Spr b 3r 206.png Spr 3e 206.gif Spr b 3r 206.png Spr 3r 206.png Spr b 3r 206.png
Spr 3r 206 s.png Spr b 3r 206 s.png Spr 3e 206 s.gif Spr b 3r 206 s.png Spr 3r 206 s.png Spr b 3r 206 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 206.png Spr b 4d 206.png Spr 4d 206.png Spr b 4p 206.png Spr 4h 206.png Spr b 4h 206.png
Spr 4d 206 s.png Spr b 4d 206 s.png Spr 4d 206 s.png Spr b 4p 206 s.png Spr 4h 206 s.png Spr b 4p 206 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 206.png Spr b 5b 206.png Spr 5b 206.png Spr b 5b 206.png
Spr 5b 206 s.png Spr b 5b 206 s.png Spr 5b 206 s.png Spr b 5b 206 s.png
Front Back Front Back
206MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Dunsparce images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Dunsparce is based on the mythical Tsuchinoko, a serpentine cryptid of Japan. Similar to Bigfoot or the Chupacabra, sightings and reports appear in Japanese media; however, hard evidence is always lacking. Tsuchinoko are 30 cm to 80 cm long, with a large head and poisonous fangs. Its body is thicker than its head and tail. The noises it makes resemble squeaks, chirps and snores. Unlike real snakes, which slither from side to side, a Tsuchinoko wiggles ahead in a straight line. The Tsuchinoko curls its body to leap through the air. Moreover, the fact that Dunsparce, a snake-like creature, has wings also brings to mind the motif of the Feathered Serpent, a prominent deity or supernatural being in many Mesoamerican religions. In addition, Dunsparce shares some traits with bumblebees, including their stripes, tiny wings, stinger-like tail, and the fact that they burrow into the ground. This may be a visual pun inspired by the name "bachi hebi" (literally "bee snake"), which the Tsuchinoko is also known by.

Name origin

Dunsparce may be a combination of dun (grayish yellow or gloomy) and sparse (referring to its rarity).

Nokocchi is an anagram of つちのこ Tsuchinoko, a fabled snake-like creature.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ノコッチ Nokocchi Anagram of つちのこ tsuchinoko
France Flag.png French Insolourdo From insolite and lourdeau
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dunsparce Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Dummisel From dumm and Meißel
Italy Flag.png Italian Dunsparce Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 노고치 Nogochi Transliteration of its Japanese name


External links

Forretress #205: Forretress
Pokémon
#207: Gligar Gligar


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Last modified on 28 September 2014, at 14:35