Talk:Nincada (Pokémon)

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The 'rarity' on Ruby to Crystal is definitely not None. Punkrockrevel 08:27, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. TTEchidna 08:06, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Trademark name

Is it really Tsutinin? --Netto-kun 23:11, 18 October 2007 (UTC)


I am so anoyed because i had hundreds of Poké Balls but when my nincada evolved there was only a ninjask and no shedinja and one space for a shedinja with none there to fill its position. When I tried again there was a shedinja. I am sure what happened but can anyone guess what happened before i tell you? Laxafett 16:18, 21 September 2008

I two nincada (named aduh some neopet thing) when jidara evolved whih poké balls and a space. no shedinja . anyway innen never evolved cos of that. what happed

by the did have pokemon in the wong GoldsWigglytuff 17:32, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

I have little to no idea what you're saying. Proper grammar, please. However, I understand the original point of the topic...I really don't know why that happened. The game almost never (if at all) screws up like that. LordArceus 17:41, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Tell us what happened! I can't bear the suspense! - Gastly's Mama


Does a shiny Nincada yield a shiny Ninjask and also a shiny Shedinja? Or is Shedinja's alternate coloration determined by another value? — THE TROM — 10:38, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

The shiny Nincada that I caught in Sapphire evolved into both a shiny Ninjask and a shiny Shedinja.--Dratini Egg 19:24, 23 April 2010 (UTC)


Perhaps it needs to be mentioned that the secret evolution only works if a spare Poké ball is an actual red-and-white Poké ball - it does not work with any other types of balls. Lady BlahDeBlah 11:20, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, you already did it on Shedinja's page...why bother asking? Also, don't say "You need a red-and-white Poké Ball" Say Basic Poké Ball. Are you sure this is an accurate statement? -Sketch 12:24, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah...that was silly of me...I think it's accurate, as I went back on a single save several times and it would only work with a basic ball in the inventory. That said I only have access to one copy of a single version, so inputs are welcome! Lady BlahDeBlah 22:14, 14 February 2009 (UTC)


Worth mentioning that if you evolve a Shiny Nincada, you get both a Shiny Ninjask and a Shiny Shedinja (tested it, although it took me long enough to catch one...), so effectively two shinies for the price of one- provided you can get the Nincada in the first place. Darien Shields 11:26, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Um . . . this happens with every shiny pokemon. Besides are you asking to put this into the article? If not then this belongs in the forums. -- Landfish7 02:19, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Oops sorry . . . i forgot that Nincada evolving can be a two in one evolution if you have a spare pokeball and a spare slot in your party -- Landfish7 02:31, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

No wings?

Whoever put the trivia about Bug buzz and Nincada having no wings you are clearly wrong. It's clear as the eye can see that it has wings. Not big enough to fly but surely big enough to make a buzzing noise. This should really be removed. -- Landfish7 02:21, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanx kenji-girl for removing it. -- Landfish7 02:35, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

You can't do it yourself, why?--ForceFire 09:03, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

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梅子 17:53, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

You Don't Need A Poke Ball

Well, I just evolved my Nincada in Emerald, with a rare candy bringing it from 19 to 20. I sold every ball I had before hand, because I did NOT want Shedinja (I thought you could only get one). But, like I said, I didn't have any type of ball, and Nincada evolved into both. Virtual-Z 03:33, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

The ball part is Generation IV only, I think. —darklordtrom 08:06, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Edit request

→Game Locations: I can confirm that Nincada can be found in the National Park during the bug-catching event for the SoulSilver version of the game. I cannot confirm this for HeartGold however. -ted2000aed 22/4/2010 15:56 EST


What is the relevance of saying that Nincada can learn sandstorm after saying it can't learn Attract and Captivate? I don't see why it is there. --Mew is the Original One 21:25, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

The first part is a suggestion for why Nincada can't learn Attract and Captivate. The second part is saying that it can still learn Sandstorm, which is counterintuitive to that reason. Werdnae (talk) 21:54, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
Nincada can learn sandstorm even though when a Shedinja uses it, it would faint itself. ~~Staryou 23:43, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you, I understand now. --Mew is the Original One 02:08, 1 July 2010 (UTC)


can't it be found in petalburg woods too? - unsigned comment from Mikeydale007 (talkcontribs)

Nincada is found in Petalburg Woods, but not as a wild Pokémon. A Nincada is used by Pokémon Trainer James to fight you. --NOBODY (talk) 16:44, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Serebii says it is only found on route 116, we say it is only found on route 119. I think they're right, but I'm not sure. Mikeydale007 (talk) 14:49, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

No we don't.--Den Zen 14:59, 18 February 2013 (UTC)


Why is Nincada excluded from the "List of pokemon with branched evolutions?" - unsigned comment from Arrchec (talkcontribs)

Because branched means that the Pokémon can evolve into either evolution whereas Nincada evolves into both at the same time. For example: Slowpoke can evolve into Slowbro, OR Slowking, but not both. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 08:39, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
How come it's on the List of Pokémon with branched evolutions page then? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 10:20, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Just a funny thought...

This just popped into my head when I was checking Nincada's hidden ability after eyeing up its impressive defence stat for a baby-standard Pokemon. Run Away. Nincada's not fast and is the "trainee" Pokemon, so this might be a reference to the phrase "he who learns to run away lives to fight another day". I know it's bizarre, but I thought it might've been worth sharing at the very least. Headsprouter (talk) 04:07, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

It's from being partially based on ninja, which're known for running away. glikglak 12:28, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh, right, didn't realise that was something they're well known for doing. That said, he becomes an infiltrator once he evolves, so maybe it's a bit of personal growth? Headsprouter (talk) 17:53, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
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