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Dunsparce
Land Snake Pokémon
ノコッチ
Nokocchi
#206
Dunsparce



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Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Serene Grace or Run Away Cacophony
Cacophony
Rattled
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Dunsparce
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
30.9 lbs. 14.0 kg
Dunsparce
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
75
Gen. II-III
125
IV
145
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Dunsparce
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
Shape
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F206.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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Dunsparce (Japanese: ノコッチ Nokocchi) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

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

Contents

Biology

Dunsparce is a serpentine, and somewhat insectoid, 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 tiny white wings. Its body ends in a drill-like tail.

Dunsparce can float slightly with its wings, which some scientists believe were used to fly in the sky during ancient times. However, it avoids detection and flees when spotted by burrowing into the ground with its tail. It lives immobile in caves and beneath the earth, where it makes maze-like nests. They get along with Diglett and share tunnels with each other. Dunsparce can navigate through its nests without getting lost by the smell of the dirt.

In the anime

Dunsparce in the anime

Major appearances

Dunsparce debuted in The Dunsparce Deception, where an entire town was full of children owning Dunsparce. Bucky was the only child without a Dunsparce and asked Ash and his friends for assistance. In the end, he was able to catch one.

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

In Under the Pledging Tree!, Ash wanted to catch another Dunsparce, but then, he realized he didn't bring any Poké Balls with him, thus letting Dunsparce get away again.

Minor appearances

A Dunsparce appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

In Following a Maiden's Voyage!, a Dunsparce was trapped in an Ariados's web.

In Team Shocker!, a Coordinator's Dunsparce competed in the Performance Stage of the Solaceon Contest.

A Dunsparce appeared in a flashback in JN032.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW131 Dunsparce Ash's Pokédex Dunsparce, the Land Snake Pokémon. Dunsparce uses its tail to dig its elaborate nest.

In the manga

Dunsparce in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Crystal encountered a wild Dunsparce in A Flaaffy Kerfuffle. It and a Flaaffy became stranded on a boat owned by Bill. They were rescued by Crystal and captured so Professor Oak could research them.

A Dunsparce owned by Lostelle first appeared in A Vicious Cycle of Possibilities.

A Dunsparce appeared in The Final Battle V, during a flashback of Emerald's past.

A Dunsparce owned by Roseanne first appeared in Well Met, Weepinbell.

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 II Johto
#052
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#052
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 Unova
B2W2: #035
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 Kalos
Central #040
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby Dunsparce has a drill for its tail. It uses this tail to burrow into the ground backward. This Pokémon is known to make its nest in complex shapes deep under the ground.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #063
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It travels by digging through the ground. Diglett and Dunsparce share one another's tunnels happily.
Ultra Moon When it sees a person, it digs a hole with its tail to make its escape. If you happen to find one, consider yourself lucky.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #052
Sword This Pokémon's tiny wings have some scientists saying that Dunsparce used to fly through the sky in ancient times.
Shield The nests Dunsparce live in are mazes of tunnels. They never get lost in their own nests—they can tell where they are by the scent of the dirt.

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
Pyrite Cave (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)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 2
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Soothing Wetlands
Fields of Honor (Max Raid Battle)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Mt. Snowfall
Trozei!
Secret Storage 10, Endless Level 11, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Great Canyon (1F-3F), Wish Cave (43F-44F), Joyous Tower (43F-44F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Foggy Forest (1F-5F)
MD Sky
Foggy Forest (1F-5F)
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Rugged Flats
MD GTI
Desolate Canyon*, Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Slithering Trains
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Mo
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#5)
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Rock Chasm (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Sacred Blade Cliff (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Aegislash Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal

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
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
415
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
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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
044 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
088 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1212 Glare Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1616 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2020 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2424 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 09595% 10
2828 Yawn Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3232 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3636 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4040 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
4848 Coil Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
5252 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5656 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR82Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR87Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckWooperQuagsire Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioSeedotNuzleaf
ShiftryWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmer
Wailord
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
MeowthMeowthPersianPersianGrowlitheArcanine
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LoudredExploudMawileElectrikeManectricShinx
LuxioLuxrayStunkySkuntankHippopotasHippowdon
LeafeonGlaceonLillipupHerdierStoutlandSandile
KrokorokKrookodileDarumakaDarumakaDarmanitanDarmanitan
SylveonLittenTorracatIncineroarRockruffLycanroc
LycanrocLycanrocSkwovetGreedentYamperBoltund
Morpeko
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Torkoal Curse Ghost Status —% 10
ZigzagoonZigzagoonLinooneLinooneBunearyLopunny
DarumakaDarumakaDarmanitanDarmanitanScraggyScrafty
ScorbunnyRabootCinderaceWoolooDubwoolSilicobra
SandacondaObstagoonEiscue
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
CinccinoSylveonDubwool
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
LopunnyMunnaMusharna Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dunsparce 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 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh IoA Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
Sw Sh IoA Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
Sw Sh IoA Terrain Pulse Normal Special 50 100% 10
  • 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 Trozei!
Trozeiani206.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 206.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-052/N-129
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush206Body.png Walking Speed: 1.27 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT206.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#335
Shuffle206.png

Mega Boost+
Fills the Mega Gauge of the same type of Pokémon more.


Pokémon GO
GO206.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 131 Base Defense: 128
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Astonish
Charged Attacks: Dig, Rock Slide, Drill Run

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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 206.png Spr b 6x 206.png Spr 6x 206.png Spr b 6x 206.png
Spr 6x 206 s.png Spr b 6x 206 s.png Spr 6x 206 s.png Spr b 6x 206 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 206.png Spr b 7s 206.png Spr 7s 206.png Spr b 7s 206.png
Spr 7s 206 s.png Spr b 7s 206 s.png Spr 7s 206 s.png Spr b 7s 206 s.png
Front Back Front Back
206MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Dunsparce images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Dunsparce appears to be based on the snake-like Tsuchinoko cryptid of Japan; it appears to be a visual pun on bachi hebi (bee snake), as the creature is known in some regions, combining bee- and snake-like features. It may also have connections to Quetzalcoatl, Amphipteres, or flying snakes.

Given its larviform appearance, horn-like tail, and ring-circled eyes that resemble the eyespots of some species, Dunsparce may draw inspiration from sphinx moth caterpillars, which have a history of being mistaken for the Tsuchinoko. Its closed eyes may reference blind cave-dwelling animals or perhaps the Nozuchi, a creature thought to be synonymous with the Tsuchinoko that is sometimes depicted as a giant, eyeless caterpillar.

Name origin

Dunsparce may be a combination of dun (dark; gloomy, referring to its preferred habitat) or dunce and sparse (referring to its rarity).

Nokocchi may be an anagram of ツチノコ Tsuchinoko, a fabled snake-like creature.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ノコッチ Nokocchi Anagram of ツチノコ 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
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 土龍弟弟 / 土龙弟弟 Tǔlóngdìdì From , lóng, and 弟弟 dìdì


Related articles

External links


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