Cacnea (Pokémon)

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For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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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
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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 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Human-Like
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Cacnea
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Weight
113.1 lbs. 51.3 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
97
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
67
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Cacnea
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HP
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Atk
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Def
1
Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Footprint
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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. It has 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 debuted in A Poached Ego!. James caught it after he had to release his Weezing, alongside Jessie's Arbok, to protect a group of Ekans and Koffing that were freed from a Pokémon Poacher. In Once There Were Greenfields, James left Cacnea in the care of Gardenia, who agreed to train it to master Drain Punch.

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.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Cacnea debuted in Creepin Past Cacnea, where a wild one battled alongside a Duskull, Wingull, Volbeat, and Beautifly against Norman, but they were quickly defeated by his Pokémon.

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

Pokémon Battle Frontier

A Cacnea appeared in Battle Between Student and Master!.

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 Hoenn
#119
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#124
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
Shining Pearl


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 (Desert with 35 Forest points)
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
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Celebi Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Sweltering Sands


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 (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl   Sticky Barb (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Sticky Barb (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Sticky Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

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

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 VIII, 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

Cacnea is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
1919 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM09  TM09 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM19  TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM37  TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM53  TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM60  TM60 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM75  TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM79  TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM84  TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM86  TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
 
Acid Poison Special 40 100% 30
   Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
  Block Normal Status —% 5
     Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
      Disable Normal Status 100% 20
     Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100 50% 5
   Fell Stinger* Bug Physical 50 100% 25
      
    
Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
      
    
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
      Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
      
   
Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
  Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
     Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
      
      
    
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cacnea in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:  
Grass
Field move:  
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-239
It attacks by scattering needles.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#552
 

Swap+
Sometimes replaces three disruptions with this Pokémon.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 156 Base Defense: 74
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Poison Sting, Sucker Punch
Charged Attacks: Grass Knot, Brick Break, Seed Bomb, Payback*, Frustration, Return
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #124
Cacnea goes with the flow of its desert environment without a care in the world. Its thorns are so sharp that random objects sometimes get stuck to them.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Cacnea
 Grass 
 
Level 32
 
First evolution
Cacturne
 Grass  Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Cacnea images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Cacnea is based on a barrel cactus and possibly 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
  Japanese サボネア Sabonea From 仙人掌 saboten and debonair
  French Cacnea Same as English name
  Spanish Cacnea Same as English name
  German Tuska From Kaktus
  Italian Cacnea Same as English name
  Korean 선인왕 Seoninwang From 선인장 (仙人掌) seon-in-jang and 왕 (王) wang
  Mandarin Chinese 刺球仙人掌 Cìqiúxiānrénzhǎng*
沙漠奈亞 / 沙漠奈亚 Shāmònàiyǎ / Shāmònàiyà*
From , qiú, or 刺球 chhì-kiû, and 仙人掌 xiānrénzhǎng
From 沙漠 shāmò and transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 刺球仙人掌 Chikàuhsīnyàhnjéung*
沙漠奈亞 Sāmohknoih'a*
From chi, kàuh, or 刺球 chhì-kiû, and 仙人掌 sīnyàhnjéung
From 沙漠 sāmohk and transcription of Japanese name


Related articles

External links


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