Nickit (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Nickit (disambiguation).
Nickit
Fox Pokémon
クスネ
Kusune
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Nickit



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Run Away or Unburden Cacophony
Cacophony
Stakeout
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
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Weight
19.6 lbs. 8.9 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
49
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
50
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Nickit (Japanese: クスネ Kusune) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves into Thievul starting at level 18.

Biology

Nickit is an orange-maroon fox-like Pokémon with a slender body and a large head relative to its body size. It has long, black ears, white spots on its head that resemble eyebrows, and small dots around its eyes that gives the appearance of tears and mask-like markings around its yellow eyes. Nickit also has tufts of furs on both sides of its head. It has a white belly and chest, its feet are black, and its tail is long with a black tip resembling a sack.

A cunning thief, Nickit enjoys stealing food from others instead of spending their time finding food on their own. They have incredibly soft pads that compress lightly when in contact with the ground, allowing them to move silently without being noticed. They can use their tails to sweep their paw prints so it can be hard to locate them. It has a fierce rivalry with Purrloin.

Evolution

Nickit evolves into Thievul.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Nickit
 Dark 

 
First evolution
Thievul
 Dark 


In the anime

Main series

 
Nickit in the anime

Major appearances

Nickit trio

Nickit debuted in Settling the Scorbunny!, where three of them were seen in Wyndon as friends of a Scorbunny. They stole scones from a Wyndon shop, only for Ash and Goh to stop them. They later encouraged Scorbunny to go with Goh after it befriended the boy. They briefly reappeared in a flashback in Goodbye, Friend!. They reappeared in Just a Scone's Throw From Here!, where they were reunited with Cinderace. During a battle against Team Rocket, they evolved into Thievul.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN004 Nickit Goh's Rotom Phone Nickit, the Fox Pokémon. A Dark type. Nickit likes to steal food that other Pokémon have found. It uses its fluffy tail to erase any footprints it leaves behind.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Nickit appeared in The Gathering of Stars.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Dynamaxed Nickit appeared in PASS27 during the Darkest Day.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Three Nickit appeared in Being Stalked by a Scorbunny–and Challenging a Snorlax in Dynamax Form?!.

In the TCG

Main article: Nickit (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#029
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Aided by the soft pads on its feet, it silently raids the food stores of other Pokémon. It survives off its ill-gotten gains.
Shield Cunning and cautious, this Pokémon survives by stealing food from others. It erases its tracks with swipes of its tail as it makes off with its plunder.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Routes 1 and 2, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness
West Lake Axewell, Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
28
29 - 88 54 - 170
28
29 - 88 54 - 170
47
46 - 108 89 - 212
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
245
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.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
088 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
1212 Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
1616 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2020 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
2424 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2828 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
3232 Tail Slap Normal Physical 02525 08585% 10
3636 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nickit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nickit

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15 TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16 TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21 TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23 TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24 TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25 TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31 TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM37 TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39 TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40 TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM47 TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM53 TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM58 TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76 TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM84 TM84 Tail Slap Normal Physical 02525 085}}85% 10
TM85 TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR12 TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20 TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26 TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27 TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29 TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR37 TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR68 TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR81 TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR90 TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nickit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nickit

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Howl Normal Status —% 40
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
Torment Dark Status 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nickit 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 Nickit in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nickit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nickit

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nickit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nickit

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO827.png Base HP: 120 Base Attack: 85 Base Defense: 182
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: 50
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Night Slash, Play Rough

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Nickit
 Dark 
 
Level 18
 
First evolution
Thievul
 Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Nickit images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • In English, the category "Fox Pokémon" is shared by Vulpix, Fennekin, Nickit, and their evolutions.
    • In Japanese, the hiragana category "きつねポケモン" (Fox Pokémon) is shared by the evolutionary lines of Vulpix and Nickit, while the katakana version "キツネポケモン" (Fox Pokémon) is shared by Fennekin and its evolutions.
  • Nickit has the lowest base Attack stat of all Dark-type Pokémon.

Origin

Nickit appears to be based on a red fox kit, possibly borrowing patterns from the cross fox, a variation of the red fox. Its gray shiny coloration resembles that of silver foxes, another variation of the red fox. The "mask" on its face and "gloves" on its front paws may be inspired by thieves and burglars, and its tail resembles a sack of stolen items and serves as a broom that covers up its tracks.

Name origin

Nickit may be a combination of nick (slang for steal) and kit (young fox). It may also be a play on nick it.

Kusune may be a combination of くすねる kusuneru (to pilfer) and 狐 kitsune (fox).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese クスネ Kusune From くすねる kusuneru and kitsune
  French Goupilou From goupil and filou
  Spanish Nickit Same as English name
  German Kleptifux From Kleptoman and Fuchs
  Italian Nickit Same as English name
  Korean 훔처우 Humcheou From 훔치다 humchida and 여우 yeou
  Mandarin Chinese 偷兒狐 / 偷儿狐 Tōu'érhú*
狡小狐 Jiǎoxiǎohú*
From tōu, 兒 / 儿 ér, and
From 狡猾 jiǎohuá, xiǎo, and
  Cantonese Chinese 偷兒狐 Tāuyìhwùh From tāu, yìh, and wùh


Related articles

External links

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