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Nosepass
Compass Pokémon
ノズパス
Nosepass
#299
Nosepass



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy or Magnet Pull Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Nosepass
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
213.8 lbs. 97.0 kg
Nosepass
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
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
108
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
75
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Nosepass
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F299.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Nosepass (Japanese: ノズパス Nosepass) is a Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Probopass when leveled up in a special magnetic field.

Contents

Biology

Nosepass is a blue, angular, hard bipedal Pokémon that closely resembles the Easter Island Heads. Its bright red, triangular nose is highly magnetic and slightly resembles a 3D arrow. This nose functions as an electromagnet and always points north. It has arms and legs without any visible joints and small, circular holes on the undersides. Its arms resemble compass needles. It has similar circular holes on the sides of its head. Its eyes, covered by dark, somewhat mask-like markings, have the appearance of being closed.

Nosepass cannot go near others, since it would repel them with its magnetic nose. Its magnetism is stronger in cold seasons. To protect itself when in danger, it raises its magnetism and draws iron objects to its body. This technique is also used to capture prey, though it can pull natural enemies close too. Nosepass only moves a little over 3/8 of an inch each year, but can quickly spin its body into the ground like a drill during emergency situations. It lives in caves. Metang are natural predators of Nosepass.

In the anime

In the main series

Nosepass in the anime

Major appearances

Roxanne's Nosepass

Nosepass debuted in A Winner By a Nosepass, under the ownership of Roxanne. It was used in her Gym battle against Ash, where it was eventually defeated by Pikachu's Iron Tail.

Other

In Aipom and Circumstance, Hank used a Nosepass to track down Ash's missing Aipom. It then participated in the fight against Team Rocket.

In Nosing 'Round the Mountain!, Alan used a Nosepass in Alan's requested battle against Ash at Mt. Coronet. Nosepass then evolved into a Probopass.

In the original timeline of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, four Nosepass were used by Damos, who was under Hypnosis, to attack Arceus with Shock Wave. When Ash and his friends traveled to the past to prevent this, Marcus, the one responsible for hypnotizing Damos, managed to use the Nosepass again to attack Arceus.

Minor appearances

A Nosepass appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Nosepass appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In Battling The Generation Gap!, a Coordinator's Nosepass competed in the Performance Stage of the Celestic Contest.

Multiple Nosepass appeared in Cheers on Castaways Isle!.

In League Unleashed!, a Trainer's Nosepass competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference but was defeated by Barry's Empoleon.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG016 Nosepass Ash's Pokédex Nosepass, the Compass Pokémon. Nosepass has a nose that functions as an electromagnet and determines location by moving its nose about.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG183 Nosepass Ash's Pokédex Nosepass, the Compass Pokémon. Its nose can point to the north like a compass needle. Travelers can use Nosepass to check directions.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Roxanne's Nosepass

Nosepass in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, Roxanne's Nosepass battled May's Mudkip.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

Similar to the anime, Roxanne used a Nosepass during her Gym battle against Ash.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

In Pokémon Adventures, Roxanne's main Pokémon is a Nosepass. It first appeared in Blowing Past Nosepass I. During her battle against Sapphire, she used Nosepass's Magnet Pull so that her Aron cannot be switched. She saves its Poké Ball inside a hollowed-out book. Later when fighting against Team Magma in Lilycove City, Nosepass uses its Block attack to stop Groudon from moving. Unfortunately, Roxanne allows Team Magma to knock Nosepass out to protect some civilians.

In Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone, Cyrus attacks Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum with a Nosepass and Magneton at Mt. Coronet. Due to Mt. Coronet's magnetic field, the Pokémon quickly evolve into Probopass and Magnezone, respectively.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

Roxanne's main Pokémon is Nosepass, as seen in Clefairy's Training Camp!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Nosepass (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#060
Kanto
#—
Ruby Nosepass's magnetic nose is always pointed to the north. If two of these Pokémon meet, they cannot turn their faces to each other when they are close because their magnetic noses repel one another.
Sapphire Nosepass had been said to be completely unmoving, with its magnetic nose pointed due north. However, close observation has revealed that the Pokémon actually moves by a little over 3/8 of an inch every year.
Emerald Its body emits a powerful magnetism. It feeds on prey that is pulled in by the force. Its magnetism is stronger in cold seasons.
FireRed Its magnetic nose consistently faces north. Travelers check Nosepass to get their bearings.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #155
Johto
#—
Diamond Its nose is a magnet. As a result, this Pokémon always keeps its face pointing north.
Pearl
Platinum When endangered, it may protect itself by raising its magnetism and drawing iron objects to its body.
HeartGold If two of these meet, they cannot get too close because their noses repel each other.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #164
Black When endangered, it may protect itself by raising its magnetism and drawing iron objects to its body.
White
Black 2 Its magnetic nose always faces north and draws iron objects to its body to protect itself better.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #093
Hoenn
#061
X Its magnetic nose always faces north and draws iron objects to its body to protect itself better.
Y Its magnetic nose consistently faces north. Travelers check Nosepass to get their bearings.
Omega Ruby Nosepass's magnetic nose is always pointed to the north. If two of these Pokémon meet, they cannot turn their faces to each other when they are close because their magnetic noses repel one another.
Alpha Sapphire Nosepass had been said to be completely unmoving, with its magnetic nose pointed due north. However, close observation has revealed that the Pokémon actually moves by a little over 3/8 of an inch every year.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #198
Alola
USUM: #254
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun The magnet in Nosepass's nose provides an unerring compass, making it an excellent partner for Trainers going on a journey.
Moon It uses powerful magnetism to drag its prey toward it. It's also been known to pull in metal, which it collects and uses to protect itself.
Ultra Sun It moves less than an inch a year, but when it's in a jam, it will spin and drill down into the ground in a split second.
Ultra Moon It hunts without twitching a muscle by pulling in its prey with powerful magnetism. But sometimes it pulls natural enemies in close.
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
Granite Cave (Rock Smash)
Emerald
Granite Cave (Rock Smash)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Pyrite Colosseum, Realgam Colosseum, Poké Spots (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 206 (Swarm)
Platinum
Mt. Coronet
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Chargestone Cave, Clay Tunnel, Underground Ruins
Route 6 (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Route 10 (Horde Encounter)
Friend Safari (Rock)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Granite Cave (Rock Smash)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Akala Outskirts
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Akala Outskirts
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
Cave (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Endless Level 44, Forever Level 9, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Frosty Forest (3F-6F), Desert Region (1F-6F), Oddity Cave (B11F-B12F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Marine Cave
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Model Train Room: Working Gears
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 2
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 272
Rumble World
Dark Land: Murky Cavern (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Jirachi Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Roxanne's)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Hard Stone Hard Stone (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Hard Stone Hard Stone (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Hard Stone Hard Stone (5%)
X Y Hard Stone Hard Stone (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Hard Stone Hard Stone (5%)
Sun Moon Magnet Magnet (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Magnet Magnet (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
30
90 - 137 170 - 264
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
375
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
1/2
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

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 Nosepass's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Sharpen Nosepass (Legends Awakened 109)
Nosepass (EX Deoxys 42)
Supersonic Nosepass (EX Holon Phantoms 25)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS299.png PinRSani299.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani299.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.4%
Friend Area: Echo Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP This nose is a magnet!
26%-50% HP Hmm... I think my health has fallen to about halfway.
1%-25% HP I can't take much more... Even my nose is losing magnetism...
Level up OK! I went up a level! I can pinpoint north now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 299.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist: Rock PA.png
Rock
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry R-044
It hurls stones to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush299Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 41
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 61 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT299.png

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

#406
Shuffle299.png

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO299.png Base Stamina: 102 Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 215
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Nosepass Candy50 + Magnetic Lure Module
Fast Attacks: Rock Throw, Spark
Charged Attacks: Rock Blast, Rock Slide, Thunderbolt

Evolution

299Nosepass.png
Unevolved
Nosepass
 Rock 
Town Map
Level up
in areas with a
special magnetic field
476Probopass.png
First evolution
Probopass
 Rock  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 299.png Spr b 3r 299.png Spr 3e 299.png Spr b 3r 299.png Spr 3r 299.png Spr b 3r 299.png
Spr 3r 299 s.png Spr b 3r 299 s.png Spr 3e 299 s.png Spr b 3r 299 s.png Spr 3r 299 s.png Spr b 3r 299 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 299.png Spr b 4d 299.png Spr 4p 299.png Spr b 4p 299.png Spr 4p 299.png Spr b 4h 299.png
Spr 4d 299 s.png Spr b 4d 299 s.png Spr 4p 299 s.png Spr b 4p 299 s.png Spr 4p 299 s.png Spr b 4p 299 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 299.png Spr b 5b 299.png Spr 5b 299.png Spr b 5b 299.png
Spr 5b 299 s.png Spr b 5b 299 s.png Spr 5b 299 s.png Spr b 5b 299 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 299.png Spr b 6x 299.png Spr 6x 299.png Spr b 6x 299.png
Spr 6x 299 s.png Spr b 6x 299 s.png Spr 6x 299 s.png Spr b 6x 299 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 299.png Spr b 7s 299.png Spr 7s 299.png Spr b 7s 299.png
Spr 7s 299 s.png Spr b 7s 299 s.png Spr 7s 299 s.png Spr b 7s 299 s.png
Front Back Front Back
299MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Nosepass images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Nosepass is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 375.
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Nosepass is programmed to be able to learn Head Smash through breeding, but no other Pokémon in the Mineral Group can legitimately learn it to pass down as an Egg Move in those games. It was removed from Nosepass's Egg Move list in Generation V, but in more recent games, some Pokémon in the Mineral Egg Group have become able to pass it down.
  • Due to the censor that prevents Pokémon with offensive nicknames being traded on the GTS, an English language Nosepass cannot be traded on the GTS without a nickname in Pokémon Black and White.
  • When displayed on the overworld map in Pokémon GO, a wild Nosepass's model will always face north. Normally, when a player enters then exits an encounter with a wild Pokémon, that Pokémon's model will turn facing the player. However, in Nosepass's case, it will turn back to face north after a few seconds.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

It is based on the Moai statues of Easter Island, as well as a compass.

Its nasal compass may be based on the expression "follow one's nose", meaning "to trust to one's instincts". It also could be based on the ethmoid bone that is located between the nasal cavity and the brain, and is known to give some species their sense of direction via magnetoreception.

Name origin

Nosepass is a combination of nose and compass.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ノズパス Nosepass From nose and compass
France Flag.png French Tarinor From tarin and nord
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nosepass Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Nasgnet From Nase and Magnet
Italy Flag.png Italian Nosepass Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코코파스 Kokopas From ko and compass
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 朝北鼻 Cháoběibí Literally "North-facing nose"


Related articles

External links


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