Pincurchin (Pokémon)

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Pincurchin
Sea Urchin Pokémon
バチンウニ
Bachinuni
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Pincurchin



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Lightning Rod Cacophony
Cacophony
Electric Surge
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Amorphous
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
2.2 lbs. 1.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
152
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Pincurchin
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
50
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Pincurchin (Japanese: バチンウニ Bachinuni) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

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

Biology

Pincurchin is a marine, sea urchin-like Pokémon with a black body. Its face has two yellow eyes with black, triangle-shaped pupils on each of them, and two yellow circular mouthparts. A line of sharp spines runs down its back, along with two other lines of two spines each on the side of its body. Each spine has a grayish tip which glows yellow when electric current runs through it.

Pincurchin has five hard teeth, which it uses to feed on seaweed by scraping them off rocks and other surfaces. As its food digests, Pincurchin generates electricity, which it stores in its spines. If one of the spines gets broken off, it will continue to emit electricity for approximately three hours. Pincurchin's yellow mouthparts, in contrast, do not conduct electricity. Pincurchin has a timid and easily frightened disposition and will discharge electricity when startled. This serves well as protection against its natural predator Mareanie.

In Generation IX, Zing Zap is its signature move. Additionally, in Generation IX, Pincurchin is the only known Pokémon that can have Electric Surge as an Ability.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#353
Galar
Isle of Armor #126
Galar
Crown Tundra #158
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It feeds on seaweed, using its teeth to scrape it off rocks. Electric current flows from the tips of its spines.
Shield It stores electricity in each spine. Even if one gets broken off, it still continues to emit electricity for at least three hours.
Generation IX Paldea
#321
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet This Pokémon generates electricity when it digests food. It uses its five hard teeth to scrape seaweed off surfaces and eat it.
Violet This Pokémon is so timid that even brushing against seaweed will make it discharge electricity in surprise. Its lips do not conduct electricity.


 
Pincurchin in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 9
Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Courageous Cavern, Loop Lagoon
Frigid Sea (walking and Surfing)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
East Province: Area Two
West Province: Area Two
North Province: Area One, Area Three
North Province: Glaseado Mountain (Electric Tera Type)
Tera Raid Battles (3★, 5★, 6★)



In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50 March 19 to 25, 2020

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
48
108 - 155 206 - 300
101
95 - 168 186 - 331
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
91
86 - 157 168 - 309
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total:
435
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 ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
055 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2020 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2525 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
3030 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3535 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
4545 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
5050 Zing Zap Electric Physical 08080 100100% 10
5555 Acupressure Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
6060 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pincurchin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pincurchin

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM045  TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072  TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM091  TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM136  TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM147  TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM173  TM173 Charge Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM188  TM188 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM209  TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TM210  TM210 Supercell Slam Electric Physical 100100 095}}95% 15
TM211  TM211 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pincurchin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Pincurchin

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pincurchin
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pincurchin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pincurchin

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
Wild Tera Pokémon Surf Water Special 90 100% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Pincurchin can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pincurchin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pincurchin

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO871.png Base HP: 134 Base Attack: 176 Base Defense: 161
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock, Water Gun, Poison Jab
Charged Attacks: Discharge, Thunderbolt, Bubble Beam

Evolution data

Sprites

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


In the anime

Main series

 
Pincurchin in the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Pincurchin debuted in Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, under the ownership of a Trainer.

A Trainer's Pincurchin appeared in HZ042.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Four Pincurchin appeared in Early-Evening Waves as residents of a lake where Nessa was doing a photo shoot.

GOTCHA!

A Pincurchin briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Hop.

In the manga

 
Pincurchin in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Hop's Pincurchin first appeared in Gulp Gulp!! Pokémon, battling against a wild Cramorant.

In the TCG

Main article: Pincurchin (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Pincurchin appears to be based on a sea urchin, especially the burrowing urchin. Its behavior may reference the ability that some sea urchins have to inject venom using their spines as a defense mechanism, although in Pincurchin's case, its spines emit electricity instead. Its yellow mouthparts (orange in its Shiny coloration) may be a reference to sea urchin roe, which is often yellow or orange in color and is considered a delicacy. Pincurchin may also draw some inspiration from pincushions.

Name origin

Pincurchin may be a combination of pincushion and sea urchin.

Bachinuni may be a combination of バチン bachin (onomatopoeia for crackling electricity) and 海胆 uni (sea urchin). It may also be derived from バフンウニ Bafun uni (Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus), which is one of the most popular species of sea urchins.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese バチンウニ Bachinuni From バチン bachin and 海胆 uni
  French Wattapik From watt and piquant
  Spanish Pincurchin Same as English name
  German Britzigel From Blitz, britzeln, and Seeigel
  Italian Pincurchin Same as English name
  Korean 찌르성게 Jjireuseongge From 찌르다 jjireuda and 성게 seongge
  Mandarin Chinese 啪嚓海膽 / 啪嚓海胆 Pācāhǎidǎn From 啪嚓啪嚓 pācāpācā and 海膽 / 海胆 hǎidǎn
  Cantonese Chinese 啪嚓海膽 Pāakchaathóidáam From 啪嚓啪嚓 pāakchaatpāakchaat and 海膽 hóidáam


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