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#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 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Human-Like
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Cacnea
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
113.1 lbs. 51.3 kg
Cacnea
0 lbs. 0 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
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
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F331.png None.png
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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.

Contents

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 gave Cacnea away to Gardenia in order 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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cacnea debuted in Creeping Past Cacnea.

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

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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

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
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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Cacnea's learnsets 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
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
MDP E 331.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 R-239
It attacks by scattering needles.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush331Body.png Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT331.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#552
Shuffle331.png

Swap+
Sometimes replaces three disruptions with this Pokémon.


Pokémon GO
GO331.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 156 Base Defense: 74
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Cacnea Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Poison Sting, Sucker Punch
Charged Attacks: Grass Knot, Brick Break, Seed Bomb, Frustration, Return

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
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 331.png Spr b 7s 331.png Spr 7s 331.png Spr b 7s 331.png
Spr 7s 331 s.png Spr b 7s 331 s.png Spr 7s 331 s.png Spr b 7s 331 s.png
Front Back Front Back
331MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Cacnea images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Cacnea and its evolved form's Egg Group (Grass and Human-Like) are unique.
  • Cacnea shares its category with Maractus. They are both known as the Cactus Pokémon.
  • James's Cacnea is the only one of this species to have appeared in the anime.

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
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


Related articles

External links


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#332: Cacturne Cacturne
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