#332 - Cacturne
NamingEnglish: Cacturne Romaji: Nokutasu Japanese: ノクタス [?]
Pokédex NumberingNational Dex #332 JohtoDex #--- SinnohDex #--- UnovaDex #--- UnovaDex 2 #---
Ability/iesSand Veil - Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Water Absorb - Restores HP if hit by a Water-type move.
|Base||@ Level 32|
|Defensive Capabilities for / [iTypeChart]|
|Base Stats [?]||Nature [?]||HP: 70
|31 IV / 252 EV||+||361||240||361||240||229|
|0 IV / 252 EV||+||327||206||327||206||195|
|31 IV / 0 EV||+||292||171||292||171||160|
|0 IV / 0 EV||+||258||137||258||137||126|
Earn Exp.: @ lvl
Exp. Gain-rate: Medium-Slow
Max Exp.: 1,059,860
EV Yield: 1 Attack, 1 Special Attack
Catch Rate: 60
GenIV Held Items: (5%)
GenV Held Items:
White2: Not found, seek trade.
Black: Not found, seek trade.
White: Not found, seek trade.
HeartGold: Not found, seek trade.
SoulSilver: Not found, seek trade.
PokéWalker: Not found, seek trade.
Platinum: Route 228.
Diamond: Route 228.
Pearl: Route 228.
FireRed: Not found, seek trade.
LeafGreen: Not found, seek trade.
Emerald: Not found, seek trade.
Ruby: Not found, seek trade.
Sapphire: Not found, seek trade.
Egg-step Counter: 20 [?]
Base Egg-steps: 5,355
Boosted Egg-steps: 2,805
|y||y||Acid||40||100||0||30||The foe is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.|
|n||y||Block||0||100||0||5||The user blocks the foe's way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.|
|y||y||Counter||1||100||0||20||A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.|
|n||y||Disable||0||80||0||20||For several turns, this move prevents the foe from using the move it last used.|
|y||y||DynamicPunch||100||50||0||5||The foe is punched with the user's full, concentrated power. It confuses the foe if it hits.|
|y||y||Grasswhistle||0||55||0||15||The user plays a pleasant melody that lulls the foe into a deep sleep.|
|y||y||Low Kick||1||100||0||20||A powerful low kick that makes the foe fall over. It inflicts greater damage on heavier foes.|
|y||y||Magical Leaf||60||--||0||20||The user scatters curious leaves that chase the foe. This attack will not miss.|
|y||y||Nasty Plot||0||0||0||20||The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. It sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk.|
|y||y||Seed Bomb||80||100||0||15||The user slams a barrage of hard-shelled seeds down on the foe from above.|
|y||y||SmellingSalt||60||100||0||10||This attack inflicts double damage on a paralyzed foe. It also cures the foe's paralysis, however.|
|n||y||Switcheroo||0||100||0||10||The user trades held items with the foe faster than the eye can follow.|
|y||y||Teeter Dance||0||100||0||20||The user performs a wobbly dance that confuses all the Pokémon in battle.|
|01||01||01||01||01||Revenge||60||100||0||10||An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the foe in the same turn.|
|01||01||01||01||01||Poison Sting||15||100||30||35||The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort. It may also poison the target.|
|01||01||01||01||01||Leer||0||100||0||30||The foe is given an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The target's Defense stat is reduced.|
|05||05||05||05||05||Absorb||20||100||0||25||A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.|
|09||09||09||09||09||Growth||0||100||0||40||The user's body is forced to grow all at once. It raises the Sp. Atk stat.|
|13||13||13||13||13||Leech Seed||0||90||0||10||A seed is planted on the foe. It steals some HP from the foe to heal the user on every turn.|
|17||17||17||17||17||Sand-Attack||0||100||0||15||Sand is hurled in the foe's face, reducing its accuracy.|
|21||21||21||21||21||Pin Missile||14||85||0||20||Sharp pins are shot at the foe in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.|
|25||25||25||25||25||Ingrain||0||100||0||20||The user lays roots that restore HP on every turn. Because it is rooted, it can't switch out.|
|29||29||29||29||29||Faint Attack||60||--||0||20||The user draws up to the foe disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.|
|35||35||35||35||35||Spikes||0||100||0||20||The user lays a trap of spikes at the foe's feet. The trap hurts foes that switch into battle.|
|41||41||41||41||41||Sucker Punch||80||100||0||5||This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the foe is not readying an attack, however.|
|47||47||47||47||47||Payback||50||100||0||10||If the user can use this attack after the foe attacks, its power is doubled.|
|53||53||53||53||53||Needle Arm||60||100||30||15||The user attacks by wildly swinging its thorny arms. It may also make the target flinch.|
|59||59||59||59||59||Cotton Spore||0||85||0||40||The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.|
|65||65||65||65||65||Sandstorm||0||100||0||10||A five-turn sand-storm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel.|
|71||71||71||71||71||Destiny Bond||0||100||0||5||When this move is used, if the user faints, the foe that landed the knockout hit also faints.|
|HM01||HM01||Cut||50||95||0||30||The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.|
|HM04||HM04||Strength||80||100||0||15||The foe is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. It can also be used to move boulders.|
|TM78||n||Captivate||0||100||0||20||If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe is charmed into sharply lowering its Sp. Atk stat.|
|TM82||n||Sleep Talk||0||100||0||10||While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.|
|TM60||n||Drain Punch||60||100||0||5||An energy-draining punch. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.|
|TM43||n||Secret Power||70||100||30||20||The user attacks with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user's environment.|
|TM19||n||Giga Drain||60||100||0||10||A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.|
|TM01||n||Focus Punch||150||100||0||20||The user focuses its mind before launching a punch. It will fail if the user is hit before it is used.|
|TM09||n||Bullet Seed||10||100||0||30||The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.|
|TM79||n||Dark Pulse||80||100||20||15||The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. It may also make the target flinch.|
|TM58||n||Endure||0||100||0||10||The user endures any attack, leaving 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.|
|TM83||n||Natural Gift||1||100||0||15||The user draws power to attack by using its held Berry. The Berry determines its type and power.|
|TM06||TM06||Toxic||0||85||0||10||A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.|
|n||TM09||Venoshock||65||100||0||10||The user drenches the target in a special poisonous liquid. Its power is doubled if the target is poisoned.|
|TM10||TM10||Hidden Power||30||100||0||15||A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.|
|TM11||TM11||Sunny Day||0||0||0||5||The user intensifies the sun for five turns, powering up Fire-type moves.|
|TM15||TM15||Hyper Beam||150||90||0||5||The foe is attacked with a powerful beam. The user must rest on the next turn to regain its energy.|
|TM17||TM17||Protect||0||0||0||10||It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.|
|TM21||TM21||Frustration||1||100||0||20||A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.|
|TM22||TM22||Solarbeam||120||100||0||10||A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the second turn.|
|TM27||TM27||Return||1-102||100||0||20||A full-power attack that grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.|
|TM31||TM31||Brick Break||75||100||0||15||The user attacks with tough fists, etc. It can also break any barrier such as Light Screen and Reflect.|
|TM32||TM32||Double Team||0||100||0||15||By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.|
|TM37||TM37||Sandstorm||0||100||0||10||A five-turn sand-storm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel.|
|TM42||TM42||Facade||70||100||0||20||An attack move that doubles its power if the user is poisoned, paralyzed, or has a burn.|
|TM44||TM44||Rest||0||100||0||10||The user goes to sleep for two turns. It fully restores the user's HP and heals any status problem.|
|TM45||TM45||Attract||0||100||0||15||If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.|
|n||TM48||Round||60||100||0||15||The user attacks the target with a song. Others can join in the Round and make the attack do greater damage.|
|TM52||TM52||Focus Blast||120||70||10||5||The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def.|
|TM53||TM53||Energy Ball||80||100||10||10||The user draws power from nature and fires it at the foe. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def.|
|TM56||TM56||Fling||1||100||0||10||The user flings its held item at the foe to attack. Its power and effects depend on the item.|
|TM63||TM63||Embargo||0||100||0||15||It prevents the foe from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.|
|TM66||TM66||Payback||50||100||0||10||If the user can use this attack after the foe attacks, its power is doubled.|
|n||TM67||Retaliate||70||100||0||5||The user gets revenge for a fainted ally. If an ally fainted in the previous turn, this attack's damage increases.|
|TM68||TM68||Giga Impact||150||90||0||5||The user charges at the foe using every bit of its power. The user must rest on the next turn.|
|TM70||TM70||Flash||0||100||0||20||The user flashes a light that cuts the foe's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.|
|TM75||TM75||Swords Dance||0||100||0||30||A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user's Attack stat.|
|TM84||TM84||Poison Jab||80||100||30||20||The foe is stabbed with a tentacle or arm steeped in poison. It may also poison the foe.|
|TM86||TM86||Grass Knot||1||100||0||20||The user snares the foe with grass and trips it. The heavier the foe, the greater the damage.|
|TM87||TM87||Swagger||0||90||0||15||The user enrages the foe into confusion. However, it also sharply raises the foe's Attack stat.|
|TM90||TM90||Substitute||0||100||0||10||The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user's decoy.|
|n||n||n||n||y||Block||0||100||0||5||The user blocks the foe's way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.|
|n||n||n||n||y||Dark Pulse||80||100||20||15||The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. It may also make the target flinch.|
|n||n||n||n||y||Drain Punch||60||100||0||5||An energy-draining punch. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.|
|n||n||n||n||y||Foul Play||95||100||0||15||The user turns the target's power against it. The higher the target's Attack stat, the greater the damage.|
|n||y||y||n||n||Fury Cutter||10||95||0||20||The foe is slashed with scythes or claws. Its power increases if it hits in succession.|
|n||n||n||n||y||Giga Drain||60||100||0||10||A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.|
|n||n||y||n||n||Headbutt||70||100||30||15||The user sticks its head out and rams straight forward. It may make the foe flinch.|
|n||n||y||n||y||Low Kick||1||100||0||20||A powerful low kick that makes the foe fall over. It inflicts greater damage on heavier foes.|
|n||n||y||n||n||Magic Coat||0||100||0||15||A barrier reflects back to the foe moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.|
|n||y||y||n||n||Mud-Slap||20||100||100||10||The user hurls mud in the foe's face to inflict damage and lower its accuracy.|
|n||n||y||n||y||Role Play||0||100||0||10||The user mimics the foe completely, copying the foe's natural ability.|
|n||y||y||n||y||Seed Bomb||80||100||0||15||The user slams a barrage of hard-shelled seeds down on the foe from above.|
|n||n||n||n||y||Sleep Talk||0||100||0||10||While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.|
|n||y||y||n||y||Snore||40||100||30||15||An attack that can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the foe flinch.|
|n||y||y||n||y||Spite||0||100||0||10||The user looses its grudge on the move last used by the foe by cutting 4 PP from it.|
|n||y||y||n||n||Sucker Punch||80||100||0||5||This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the foe is not readying an attack, however.|
|n||y||y||n||y||Superpower||120||100||0||5||The user attacks the foe with great power. However, it also lowers the user's Attack and Defense.|
|n||y||y||n||y||Synthesis||0||100||0||5||The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.|
|n||y||y||n||y||ThunderPunch||75||100||10||15||The foe is punched with an electrified fist. It may leave the target with paralysis.|
|n||n||y||n||y||Worry Seed||0||100||0||10||A seed that causes worry is planted on the foe. It prevents sleep by making its ability Insomnia.|
|FR/LG Tutor||Body Slam||85||100||30||15||The user drops onto the foe with its full body weight. It may leave the foe Paralyzed.|
|FR/LG/Em Tutor||Double-Edge||120||100||0||15||A reckless, life-risking tackle. It also damages the user by a fairly large amount, however.|
|FR/LG Tutor||Mega Kick||120||75||0||5||The foe is attacked by a kick launched with muscle-packed power.|
|FR/LG Tutor||Mega Punch||80||85||0||20||The foe is slugged by a punch thrown with muscle-packed power.|
|FR/LG/Em Tutor||Mimic||0||100||0||10||The user copies the move last used by the foe. The move can be used for the rest of the battle.|
|FR/LG/Em Tutor||Seismic Toss||1||100||0||20||The foe is thrown using the power of gravity. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.|
Height: 1.3m; 4'32"
Weight: 77.4kg; 171.054 .lbs
Species: Scarecrow Pokémon
|Sprites (See All)||Flavortext|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||It lives in deserts. It becomes active at night when it hunts for prey exhausted from the desert's heat.|
|Ruby/Sapphire||During the daytime, Cacturne remains unmoving so that it does not lose any moisture to the harsh desert sun. This Pokémon becomes active at night when the temperature drops.|
|If a traveler is going through a desert in the thick of night, Cacturne will follow in a ragtag group. The Pokémon are biding their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving.|
Emerald||After spending thousands of years in harsh deserts, its blood transformed into the same substances as sand. It is nocturnal, so it hunts at night.|
|Diamond/Pearl||It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.|
Platinum||It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Packs of them follow travelers through the desert until the travelers can no longer move.|
|Black/White||It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.|
Black2/White2||It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day's desert heat.|
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With the release of Ruby and Sapphire Pokémon were given a new mechanic. This mechanic effects the rate at which stat points increase. Different natures will affect different stats and, as a result, it is important to some what nature a Pokémon has, otherwise they may be battling with dismal stats.
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An example would be Chatot who will yeild 1 EV in Atk...
- HP - Hit Points, the health of Pokémon
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- Spd - Speed stat
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EXP is an abbreviation for Experience Points. Experience Points are awarded by battling ingame trainers (with the exclusion of Battle Frontier/Tower battles) and Pokémon. As your Pokémon gain experience points they will level up...
There are 6 rates by which Pokémon level up. After leveling up a Pokémon will require more experience than the previous level to reach the next level. This is known as the gain-rate; the rate at which the Pokémon's need for experience grows from one level to the next.
The statistic reported to the right of the gain-rate is the maximum experience the Pokémon will be able to get and that number is what we use to weight the gain-rates, instead of the equation that determines the ultimate value.
Other websites may report this statistic in different terms, for instance as an explanation of the equation being used rather than the rate itself, however, all websites mean the same thing. The 6 rates are listed below.
- Very Fast - 600,000
- Fast - 800,000
- Medium - 1,000,000
- Medium-Slow - 1,059,860
- Slow - 1,250,000
- Very Slow - 1,640,000
Egg Step Counter
The games themselves do not physically store the amount of steps a Pokémon will require to hatch, instead the games use a much smaller number which is known as the counter.
The counter is multiplied by 255 to determine the steps that will be needed; this actually works in reverse and is fairly complex. Suffice it to say the game will check your party after walking 255 steps and de-increment (subtract one from) the egg step counter.
Reporting the counter is not as necessary as reporting the steps however I felt it would be nice to display it anyway, as that is the number this PokéDex uses to determine egg steps.
To determine the egg steps with a Flame Body Pokémon in the party the counter is divided by two and then 255 is added.
It should be pointed out that most PokéDexes are misreporting the amount of egg steps required to hatch a Pokémon (at most the misreporting is at 40 steps, a small number but misreporting is misreporting). This is likely due to the fact that the designers are not aware of the fact that, for whatever reason, the equation was changed from third to fourth generation games. In the third generation the multiplier was actually 256, not 255.
Special thanks to X-Act and Peterko of Smogon.com for their breeding research. The article they wrote detailing the above information can be found here. Also to Butterfree of TCoD for pointing out my own misreporting. Thanks a lot everyone!
Following are brief explanations for the various types of data being displayed in the table marked as General Data...
- The english name of the move being detailed on the page you are viewing...
- Romaji is the middle road for translation, somewhat. It utilizes phonetics, the word is spelled, in english characters, the way it would it sound when pronounced in Japanese.
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- The base power of the move is used to determine how much potential damage the move can do, other things constant. If zero the move is a non-damaging type move.
- The % Acc (or percent Accuracy) determines the frequency at which the move can be anticipated to actually work. If -- OR 0 the move will never fail, if 100 the move should not miss unless the user's accuracy has been reduced. With the exception of Acc being noted as 0 (in our case meaning it won't fail) the lower the accuracy the greater the possibility the move will eventually fail/miss.
- The % Effect denotes the percentage of the time the move's secondary effect will activate (this is similar to accuracy). If the move does not have a secondary effect the % Effect is noted as 0.
- Power Points
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- The ingame description of the move.
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Intrinsic Data is information about the move that the game uses which you would not otherwise be aware of, were it not for the exploration of the game's coding by certain individuals. Despite the fact that this data is essentially hidden it is important...
- Speed Priority
- Speed Priority determines the order in which the move will be used by the user. The higher the priority the better chance the move will strike first. That said, it would be poor judgement, in most cases to design Pokémon based entirely on priority. Priorities range from 5 to -7 (above 0 being faster than normal and below zero being slower than normal).
- The intended direction of the move. Offensive moves will hit Opponents/Enemies, Defensive or Support moves will effect the User, some moves will affect the Teammate and others will hit all the Pokémon on the field.
- Physical Contact
- Physical moves will make physical contact with the opposing Pokémon. Some Pokémon have abilities that will negatively affect the user if the move used is physical.
- Status Affliction
- This denotes the various status afflictions as well as if a stat will be affected negatively or positively.
- Magic Coat Reflection
- The move Magic Coat can reflect back to the user non-damaging moves like Leech Seed
- Snatch is a move that can steal the effects of the user's move and the opponent will then be able to use that effect against the user.
- Protect/Detect are moves that block other moves, though not in successive turns, generally.
- Flinch w/ King's Rock
- King's Rock is a hold item that can give the added bonus to the user of making the opponent flinch when hit with a move. Flinching will force the opponent to miss the turn if they had failed to attack before being flinched.
- Decrease in accuracy
- The answer to whether a move's accuracy can be lowered by a move/item that would attempt to do so.
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- How many points/hearts can be expected to be awarded by the contest Judges (other things held constant).
- Whether or not this move will affect the ability of opponents going after this move is used to appeal.
- The ingame description of the move and it's effect.
- A more detailed description of the move and it's effect in contests.
EXP is an abbreviation for Experience Points. Experience Points are awarded by battling ingame trainers (with the exclusion of Battle Frontier/Tower battles) abd Pokémon. As your Pokémon gain experience points they will level up...
Base Experience is the statistic that reports the amount of experience a Pokémon will need in the beginning. For each proceeding level the required experience to reach the next level will continue to increase at it's gain-rate.
Without name dropping it is a common problem in PokéDexes that there is an inundation of data that can make it irritating to scroll through to find exactly what you are looking for. The PLDH Dex was designed with the user in mind. We focus on simplicity.
Simplicity was especially important for the LocationDex. A Pokémon is displayed once for each encounter method (Surfing, Walking in Grass, etc). Normalized rarity is, as a result of combining the totality of a monster's encounter methods and conditions, exactly how it sounds.
When clicking 'See Specifics' you will see a complete breakdown with the actual percentage for encountering the Pokémon in that way.
The normalized rarity is derived by totalling a monster's percentages, totalling the percentages of all monsters in that area, divding a monster's rarity by the total and turning that into a percentage. This gives a ballpark of how often you will encounter a Pokémon per the method you use to encounter it.