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Basic Info

Introduced Generation 3
Species Cactus Pokémon
Type Grass
Height 0.4m
Weight 51.3kg
Catch Rate 190
Base Happiness 35
Gender Ratio 50% Female / 50% Male
Pokédex 3D AR AR Marker
Generation 6 Cry

Names

Language Name
Chinese (Cantonese Hong Kong) 刺球仙人掌
Chinese (Mandarin Taiwan) 刺球仙人掌
English Cacnea
French Cacnea
German Tuska
Italian Cacnea
Japanese サボネア
Japanese (Romanized) Sabonea
Japanese (Trademark) Sabonea
Korean 선인왕
Spanish Cacnea

Dex Numbers

Dex #
National Dex #331
Hoenn #119
Hoenn (ORAS) #124

Abilities

  • Sand Veil: Boosts the Pokémon’s evasiveness in a sandstorm.
  • Water Absorb: Restores HP if hit by a Water-type move instead of taking damage. [Hidden Ability]

Evolutionary Chain

Pokemon
Level 32
Pokemon

Breeding

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Damage Taken

Bug 2x
Electric 0.5x
Fire 2x
Flying 2x
Grass 0.5x
Ground 0.5x
Ice 2x
Poison 2x
Water 0.5x

Base Stats

Gen Type(s) HP ATK DEF SP. ATK SP. DEF SPEED TOTAL
8 Grass 50
85
40
85
40
35
335
7 Grass 50
85
40
85
40
35
335
6 Grass 50
85
40
85
40
35
335

Dex Flavor Text

Game Dex Flavor Text
United States Pokémon Ruby Cacnea lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this Pokemon shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.
United States Pokémon Sapphire The more arid and harsh the environment, the more pretty and fragrant a flower CACNEA grows. This POKeMON battles by wildly swinging its thorny arms.
United States Pokémon Emerald CACNEA live in deserts with virtually no rainfall. It battles by swinging its thick, spiked arms. Once a year, a yellow flower blooms.
United States Pokémon LeafGreen It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.
United States Pokémon FireRed It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.
United States Pokémon Pearl By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
United States Pokémon Diamond By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
United States Pokémon Platinum By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
United States Pokémon HeartGold It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
United States Pokémon SoulSilver It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
United States Pokémon White By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
Japan Pokémon White さばくに せいそく。たいないに すいぶんを ためることで みずを のまずに 30にちかん いきられる。
United States Pokémon Black By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
Japan Pokémon Black さばくに せいそく。たいないに すいぶんを ためることで みずを のまずに 30にちかん いきられる。
Japan Pokémon Black 2 さばくに せいそく。たいないに すいぶんを ためることで みずを のまずに 30にちかん いきられる。
Japan Pokémon White 2 さばくに せいそく。たいないに すいぶんを ためることで みずを のまずに 30にちかん いきられる。
United States Pokémon White 2 By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
United States Pokémon Black 2 By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
South Korea Pokémon Y 사막 같은 혹독한 환경을 좋아한다. 몸속에 축적된 물로 30일간 살 수 있다.
Italy Pokémon Y Predilige ambienti ostili, come i deserti. Grazie all’acqua immagazzinata nel corpo, può resistere 30 giorni senza bere.
Spain Pokémon Y Prefiere los medios hostiles como los desiertos. Puede sobrevivir 30 días sin beber, gracias al agua que almacena.
France Pokémon Y Il se sent plus à l’aise dans des endroits hostiles comme le désert. Il peut survivre 30 jours en utilisant seulement l’eau stockée dans son corps.
Germany Pokémon Y Es bevorzugt lebenswidrige Gebiete wie Wüsten. Der Wasserspeicher in seinem Körper reicht für bis zu 30 Tage.
Japan Pokémon Y さばくなどの かこくな かんきょうを このむ。からだの なかに たくわえた みずで 30にちかん いきられる。
South Korea Pokémon X 비가 적은 건조한 지역에 서식한다. 1년에 1번 노랑 꽃을 피운다.
Italy Pokémon X Cacnea vive in zone aride, dove non piove quasi mai. Il suo fiore giallo sboccia una volta all’anno.
Spain Pokémon X Vive en regiones secas y con pocas lluvias. Una vez al año, le brota una flor amarilla.
France Pokémon X Cacnea vit dans les zones arides. Une fois par an, une fleur jaune éclot sur sa tête.
Germany Pokémon X Es wächst an trockenen Orten mit wenig Niederschlag. Nur einmal im Jahr bildet es eine gelbe Blüte.
Japan Pokémon X あめが すくない かんそうした ちいきに せいそく。1ねんに 1かい きいろの はなを さかせる。
United States Pokémon X It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
United States Pokémon Y It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.
Spain Pokémon Omega Ruby Cuanto más árido y hostil sea el hábitat de Cacnea, más bonita y aromática será la flor que le crece. Este Pokémon lucha agitando violentamente los brazos cargados de pinchos que tiene.
South Korea Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 사막같이 건조한 지역에 서식한다. 강한 꽃의 향기로 먹이를 유인하고 몸에 난 날카로운 가시를 날려 잡는다.
Italy Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Cacnea vive in luoghi molto aridi come il deserto. Il suo fiore rilascia un forte aroma per attirare le prede. Quando la preda si avvicina, il Pokémon le spara contro un nugolo di spine del proprio corpo per abbatterla.
Spain Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Cacnea habita en desiertos y otras zonas áridas. Para atraer a su presa, libera un fuerte aroma por la flor y, cuando se le acerca, le lanza pinchos por todo el cuerpo para reducirla.
France Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Cacnea vit dans les milieux arides, tels les déserts. Sa fleur libère un parfum entêtant pour attirer sa proie. Lorsqu’elle s’approche, ce Pokémon envoie des épines pour la neutraliser.
Germany Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Tuska lebt an trockenen Orten, z. B. in Wüsten. Es versprüht einen starken Duft aus seiner Blume, um Beute anzuziehen. Wenn sich Beute nähert, verschießt es scharfe Stacheln, um seinen Gegner zu überwältigen.
Japan Pokémon Alpha Sapphire さばく など かんそうした ちいきに せいそく。 つよい はなの かおりで えものを さそいこみ するどい からだの トゲを とばして しとめる。
United States Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Cacnea lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this Pokémon shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.
South Korea Pokémon Omega Ruby 비가 적은 척박한 환경일수록 아름답고 향기가 강한 꽃을 피운다. 가시가 달린 팔을 휘두르며 싸운다.
Italy Pokémon Omega Ruby Quanto più arido e aspro è l’ambiente, tanto più rigoglioso cresce il fiore di Cacnea. Il Pokémon lotta agitando furiosamente gli spinosi arti superiori.
France Pokémon Omega Ruby Si son environnement est aride et difficile, la fleur de Cacnea devient plus jolie et dégage un parfum délicat. Ce Pokémon se bat en agitant ses bras épineux.
Germany Pokémon Omega Ruby Je trockener und trostloser seine Umgebung ist, desto schöner und duftender wird Tuskas Blume. Dieses Pokémon schwingt im Kampf wild mit seinen dornigen Armen.
Japan Pokémon Omega Ruby あめの すくない きびしい かんきょう ほど きれいで かおりの つよい はなを さかせる。 トゲの ついた うでを ふりまわして たたかう。
United States Pokémon Omega Ruby The more arid and harsh the environment, the more pretty and fragrant a flower Cacnea grows. This Pokémon battles by wildly swinging its thorny arms.
United States Pokémon Sword
United States Pokémon Shield

Sprite List

Gen/Game Normal Shiny
Third Generation
Ruby/Sapphire Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Emerald Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Fourth Generation
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Fifth Generation
Black/White anim anim
Sixth & Seventh Generation
XY
Sun/Moon

anim anim

anim anim
Eighth Generation
Sword/Shield shiny

Character Appearances

Character Thumbnail
  • United States James's Cacnea
  • Japan コジロウのサボネア
  • Japan Kojirō no Sabonea
  • Japan Kojiro's Sabonea
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Gardenia's Cacnea
  • Japan ナタネのサボネア
  • Japan Natane no Sabonea
  • Japan Natane's Sabonea

Episode Appearances

Ep # Title
AG 6
AG 7
AG 8
AG 9
AG 14
AG 15
AG 21
AG 22
AG 24
AG 25
AG 26
AG 28
AG 30
AG 31
AG 36
AG 38
AG 39
AG 40
AG 47
AG 48
AG 49
AG 50
AG 52
AG 53
AG 55
AG 56
AG 59
AG 60
AG 61
AG 63
AG 64
AG 67
AG 68
AG 69
AG 72
AG 74
AG 75
AG 76
AG 77
AG 79
AG 81
AG 87
AG 93
AG 95
AG 97
AG 99
AG 106
AG 107
AG 109
AG 110
AG 113
AG 114
AG 115
AG 116
AG 119
AG 120
AG 124
AG 125
AG 133
AG 134
AG 135
AG 140
AG 141
AG 143
AG 144
AG 145
AG 147
AG 148
AG 149
AG 156
AG 162
AG 164
AG 170
AG 176
AG 180
AG 185
AG 189
DP 2
DP 13
DP 14
DP 25
DP 26
DP 31
DP 32
DP 36
DP 38
DP 41
DP 44
DP 47
DP 49
DP 52
DP 53
DP 54
Movie 8
PSFC 6
ANA 2
ANA 3
ANA 4
DP 101
Movie 15

TCG Cards

#57: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#58: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#24: Team Aqua's Cacnea
Rarity:
Uncommon
Type:
Type Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#44: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#13: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
40
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#47: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#46: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#62: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
+10
Resistance:
Type
-20
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#67: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
+10
Resistance:
Type
-20
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#4: サボネア
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
70
Weakness:
Type
x2
Resistance:
Type
-20
Retreat Cost:
Energy Energy
#9: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
70
Weakness:
Type
x2
Resistance:
Type
-20
Retreat Cost:
Energy Energy
#4: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
60
Weakness:
Type
x2
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#5: Cacnea
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
60
Weakness:
Type
x2
Retreat Cost:
Energy

Event Pokemon

Title
PokéPark Japan Sabonea
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Cacnea
Started: 2005-03-12
Ended: 2005-05-08

Images

Note: Move names that have a colored checkmark beside the name receive a Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) when used by this Pokémon

Level Up Moves

Poison Sting Type Icon Physical 35 15 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Leer Type Icon Status 30 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Absorb
Type Icon Special 25 20 100 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Growth Type Icon Status 20 7 7 7 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Leech Seed
Type Icon Status 10 90 10 10 10 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Sand Attack Type Icon Status 15 100 13 13 13 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Needle Arm
Type Icon Physical 15 60 100 16 16 16 45 45 45 45 45 45 37 37 37
Feint Attack Type Icon Physical 20 60 19 19 19 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29
Pin Missile Type Icon Physical 20 25 95 38 38 38 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
Ingrain
Type Icon Status 20 22 22 22 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Payback Type Icon Physical 10 50 100 26 26 26 41 41 41 41 41 41
Spikes Type Icon Status 20 30 30 30 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Sucker Punch Type Icon Physical 5 70 100 34 34 34 37 37 37 37 37 37
Cotton Spore
Type Icon Status 40 100 46 46 46 49 49 49 49 49 49 41 41 41
Energy Ball
Type Icon Special 10 90 100 42 42 42
Sandstorm Type Icon Status 10 50 50 50 53 53 53 53 53 53 45 45 45
Destiny Bond Type Icon Status 5 54 54 54 57 57 57 57 57 57 49

TM/HM Moves

Confide Type Icon Status 20
Nature Power Type Icon Status 20
Sunny Day Type Icon Status 5
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Attract Type Icon Status 15 100
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Sandstorm Type Icon Status 10
Protect Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Rest Type Icon Status 10
Double Team Type Icon Status 15
Toxic Type Icon Status 10 90
Swords Dance Type Icon Status 20
Flash Type Icon Status 20 100
Captivate Type Icon Status 20 100
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Poison Jab Type Icon Physical 20 80 100
Fling Type Icon Physical 10 100
Payback Type Icon Physical 10 50 100
Brick Break Type Icon Physical 15 75 100
Facade Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Frustration Type Icon Physical 20 100
Return Type Icon Physical 20 100
Power-Up Punch Type Icon Physical 20 40 100
Secret Power Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Cut Type Icon Physical 30 50 95
Drain Punch Type Icon Physical 10 75 100
Natural Gift Type Icon Physical 15 100
Bullet Seed
Type Icon Physical 30 25 100
Focus Punch Type Icon Physical 20 150 100
Round Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Venoshock Type Icon Special 10 65 100
Grass Knot
Type Icon Special 20 100
Energy Ball
Type Icon Special 10 90 100
Dark Pulse Type Icon Special 15 80 100
Hidden Power Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Solar Beam
Type Icon Special 10 120 100
Giga Drain
Type Icon Special 10 75 100

Egg Moves

Rototiller Type Icon Status 10
Nasty Plot Type Icon Status 20
Switcheroo Type Icon Status 10 100
Worry Seed
Type Icon Status 10 100
Block Type Icon Status 5
Grass Whistle
Type Icon Status 15 55
Teeter Dance Type Icon Status 20 100
Disable Type Icon Status 20 100
Power-Up Punch Type Icon Physical 20 40 100
Fell Stinger Type Icon Physical 25 50 100
Seed Bomb
Type Icon Physical 15 80 100
Smelling Salts Type Icon Physical 10 70 100
Dynamic Punch Type Icon Physical 5 100 50
Counter Type Icon Physical 20 100
Low Kick Type Icon Physical 20 100
Belch Type Icon Special 10 120 90
Magical Leaf
Type Icon Special 20 60
Acid Type Icon Special 30 40 100

Move Tutors

Worry Seed
Type Icon Status 10 100
Block Type Icon Status 5
Role Play Type Icon Status 10
Synthesis
Type Icon Status 5
Spite Type Icon Status 10 100
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Magic Coat Type Icon Status 15
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Swords Dance Type Icon Status 20
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Drain Punch Type Icon Physical 10 75 100
Seed Bomb
Type Icon Physical 15 80 100
Focus Punch Type Icon Physical 20 150 100
Low Kick Type Icon Physical 20 100
Thunder Punch Type Icon Physical 15 75 100
Sucker Punch Type Icon Physical 5 70 100
Fury Cutter Type Icon Physical 20 40 95
Headbutt Type Icon Physical 15 70 100
Seismic Toss Type Icon Physical 20 100
Counter Type Icon Physical 20 100
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Body Slam Type Icon Physical 15 85 100
Mega Punch Type Icon Physical 20 80 85
Dynamic Punch Type Icon Physical 5 100 50
Giga Drain
Type Icon Special 10 75 100
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Dark Pulse Type Icon Special 15 80 100
Mud-Slap Type Icon Special 10 20 100