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Rock Smash

How do you get Nosepass through Rock Smash? GlalieGuy 19:03, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

You can break certain rocks with Rock Smash. Sometimes they turn out to be Nosepass or Geodude. --DarkfireTaimatsu 19:14, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
It has to be the rocks in the bottom level of Granite Cave that you break, or else you will always get Geodude. --Shiny NoctowlTalk|Trivia quiz 20:47, 4 September 2007 (UTC)


Why does this article say that Nosepass is common in Ruby and Sapphire? There are only seven rocks that it can be found in, and it hardly ever appears when you break those rocks (usually nothing appears, when something does appear it's usually Geodude). This part of the article is kind of misleading, so I think it should be fixed. - Buddy Christ 22:42, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

What is misleading about it? When using Rock Smash in Granite Cave, 30% of Pokémon encounters are Nosepass. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 22:46, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
The common-uncommon-rare thing is misleading in and of itself. As long as it says "rock smash rocks" then it's fine... TTEchidna 03:44, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

I wonder

I know this convoluted thing wouldn't be programmed into the games, but.. If a Magnezone held a Magnet, would Nosepass go crashing into it? It could also go the other way, though.

Technically, I don't think it would effect Magnezone as much as it would effect Nosepass because Magnezone has to have already evolved through the process of magnetism, where Nosepass, however, has not yet. Therefore, making Nosepass weaker to the magnet... In theory, that is.ShadowCloak789 03:30, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Though its appearance suggests otherwise, Nosepass has a catch rate of 255.

What does this even mean? Kajillion 06:35, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

It looks like one of those rare Pokémon like Scyther or Mr. Mime. TTEchidna 06:38, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Yeah. Plus its sprite makes it seem like it's making an angry face. Baby G 20:06, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
It's opinionated though, not to mention unclear. I've removed it so now more hassles. — THE TROM — 08:36, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
I forgot having an 'angry face' subtracts 100 from the catch rate...Trom is right, it's opinion and has to go. -- evkl (need to talk?) 15:53, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Doesn't "appearance" refer to how often it "appears"? ΘρtιmαtumTalk 15:54, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh, right, maybe. But that word generally means how it looks. A better word ought to be found, but it's still technically uncommon. — THE TROM — 08:41, 14 January 2009 (UTC)


"However, a Magnemite's mostly electric moves would not be able to harm the Nosepass, being a Rock type."

Indeed, since we all know, electric attacks cannot harm rock types. I mean, just look at Onix.[/sarcasm]--Skaisdead 21:27, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Trufax. I think I'll edit that out... Zesty Cactus 21:30, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Edit Request

Anime Pokedex entries Ash's Pokedex AG016 'Nosepass, the Compass Pokémon. Nosepass has a nose that functions as an electromagnet and determines location by moving its nose about.' - unsigned comment from Littlmiget123 (talkcontribs)


"Nosepass was the only Pokémon that can be found through HM means other than Surf. This only applies to Generation III, and with the move Rock Smash. With the release of HeartGold and SoulSilver, this honor is now given to Dunsparce. In the Post-National Pokédex Safari Zone extension of Pokémon Emerald, this also applied to Shuckle." What about Geodude in R/S/E? --i herd u liek Treakos? 00:15, 3 February 2010 (UTC) Kimori-Hinoarashi

I'm pretty sure you can just find random wild Geodude in caves and such in RSE without using Rock Smash. --ZestyCactus 00:20, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
I think what it says is that in Generation III, Nosepass was the only Pokémon that could be found by using an HM other than Surf (specifically Rock Smash), not that it was the only Pokémon that could only be found with an HM, which is what it probably should say. In the way that it is currently written, it is incorrect because Geodude can be found with Rock Smash in RSE (and FRLG for that matter). --Jared 00:47, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
I know this comment is old, but I think it means Nosepass is found in Generation III ONLY by Rock Smash. Geodude can be found by Rock Smash as well, but can simply be found in a regular cave by normal random encounters just as easily in the same generation. Shiramu Kuromu 00:27, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Gen III compared to later appearences

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This bit is kind of obvious but nobody mentioned it, but the 3rd Gen sprites for Nosepass has it more lighter and also more round in appearence, where the 4th gen and onward sprites matchs the Sugimori art with a jagged and dark blue appearence. Shiramu Kuromu 00:19, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Well, since we are talking about sprite changes, nobody really mentioned this either, in the 4th Gen and up sprites for Nosepass, it kind of seems like they tried to make it look a lot more like a compass, because if you look at it right, his arm looks kind of like a compass needle in my opinion. And, unfortunately since I just joined a couple of days ago, I forgot to ask if anyone disagreed with my opinion, so I already added in the matter of fact that Nosepass's nose looks like a 3-D arrow, ( which also adds to the fact that his nose is his main source of navigation), so if you disagree, please feel free to take that down. But I would like to know if anybody disagrees with the hand-compass-needle thingy, otherwise I may edit that in.ShadowCloak789 03:18, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Also, I know that Nosepass is supposed to be derived from a compass and a rock, but I kind of think he resembles a baboon in my opinion. If anyone agrees, please reply.ShadowCloak789 03:36, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Okay what does a monkey have to do with a compass? This discussion is about the sprite if you want to say a opinion please go to the forums. --Pokemaster97 04:31, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
...What's the fact it's (Obviously) based on a compass have to do with the fact it's 3rd Gen sprite doesn't match the Sugimori art for it. The 3rd Gen sprite is more smooth and more grey while the Sugimori art is dark blue and jagged like the 4th gen sprites. Shiramu Kuromu 04:41, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
No, it does not look like a baboon. --SnorlaxMonster 07:34, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry for posting that last thing about a baboon. I probably shouldn't have done that without getting my facts straight. But i've actually done quite a bit of research now, and what I'm about to say has some evidence behind it. I think that the sprite may slightly suggest that it may be slightly be based on a lemur. The reason why being not because of it's body or it's eyes, but because of it's nose. Now the reason why I am thinking this is because lemurs supposedly, rely on their noses quite a lot. What happens is when lemurs find some sort of land mark or tree, they will rub their scent on it. So if they are in trouble, using their noses, they can zip right back to their tree. Also, they have been proved to have better sensing and longer noses than a lot of other animals. So Nosepass hiding in rocks, big sensitive nose, I don't know. Now that you've heard the full story, if you still disagree with me please respond.ShadowCloak789 17:30, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

It really doesn't resemble a lemur. It's large nose is accounted for. It hides in rocks because it is Rock-type. I think On the Origin of Species: Nosepass and Probopass covers pretty much everything. Calling it based on a lemur because it relies on a sensitive nose is a really big stretch—there is a large number of animals the heavily rely on smell. Lemurs' noses aren't even shaped similarly. --SnorlaxMonster 09:53, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Okay I'm sorry I'll drop it, I just wanted to have a reason for what I said.Thank you for your corrections.ShadowCloak789 03:34, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Censorship in the GTS

The trivia states that "Nosepass" is considered an offensive word and is thus banned from trading. What part of the string "Nosepass" is offensive?--Lynguist (talk) 16:37, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

The last three letters, assumably. Bluesun (talk) 16:51, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
See User:SnorlaxMonster/Pokémon that cannot be traded without nicknames for Pokémon with the potentially offensive parts of their names highlighted. --SnorlaxMonster 16:59, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks for replying to both of you. My initial thought was "spaz", but that's not even included in "Nosepass". Then, I went on searching for foreign language cusswords, but couldn't find a fitting one.--Lynguist (talk) 17:10, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Pokedex Inaccuracy?

Alright, I get that over the years that the Pokedex has been more or less...accurate... But that said, what is with this whole thing involving lack of movement? We've all seen in both the anime and games that Nosepass is not "jammed" in a direction that always points magnetic North.

And if they only move 3/8 an inch a year or so, then I really want to point to this as evidence.

I mean my god, Pokedex inaccuracys drive me nuts, but I really don't know why there is so much...variety...and misleading information. Needz mor Pikachu...and sum Mudkipz two...[Pikachu1770] (talk) 00:00, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Like you said, Dex entries tend to be very misleading, so think nothing of it. This discussion is also suited for the forums, if you want to discuss this sort of things, please go to the forums.--ForceFire 04:07, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
I was unaware there was a forum. Sorry... Needz mor Pikachu...and sum Mudkipz two...[Pikachu1770] (talk) 07:35, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Only non-steel Pokemon with Magnet Pull.

Is it worth mentioning that Nosepass is the only Pokemon with Magnet Pull that isn't a Steel type? (And maybe the only Pokemon immune to it as a result) Unowninator (talk) 00:03, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

It's not notable. It's readily obvious on the Ability's page. We try to limit trivia to things that aren't readily obvious elsewhere. It's the same reason trivia like "Only X type able to learn X move" isn't notable. Crystal Talian 00:28, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Not obvious elsewhere, huh. That's good to know, thanks. Unowninator (talk) 00:42, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Pokemon Go Hatch KMs

Saw that this section is empty, I just hatched an Egg with one a few days ago- it was a 5km egg (Multiple online sources also agree to this fact and if needed i could post a screenshot proving I hatched one from an egg) Superbobbobbob3 (talk) 07:04, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

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