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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Cacnea

Cacnea
Cactus Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Cacnea is a Grass Type Cactus Pokémon, with a 24.8% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Cacnea can be found with Sand Veil as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 1 Special Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Brave Nature, based on 335 combined Base Stats.

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Cacnea Stats and Abilities

Based on Cacnea Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Cacnea Highest IV Stat is Attack 85 and the Lowest being Speed 35.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP50210304
D
Attack85157295
F
Defense4076196
D
Special Attack85157295
F
Special Defense4076196
F
Speed3567185
F
Total335
Cacnea Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Brave
+10% Attack
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield1 Special Attack
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsGrass, Human-Like
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Sand Veil
Ability 1
Sand Veil raises the ability-bearer's evasion by 20% in a sandstorm. It also gives immunity to sandstorm damage (if they are not already protected by being Ground/Rock/Steel type).
Water Absorb
Hidden Ability
A Pokémon with Water Absorb heals 1/4 of its maximum HP when hit by a Water-type attack.

How To Evolve Cacnea in BDSP

Cacnea requires (Level 32) to evolve into Cacturne.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Cacnea
Level 32
Cacturne

Where To Find Cacnea in BDSP

Cacnea has 7 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Cacturne, within the Big Bluff Cavern location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Route 228
100 - 20%
Cacnea
Lv. 23-25
Route 228
5 - 1%
Cacturne
Lv. 52-53
Swampy Cave
National
Cacnea
Lv. 16-63
Swampy Cave
National
Cacturne
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
National
Cacnea
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
National
Cacturne
Lv. 16-63
Rocky Cave
National
Cacnea
Lv. 16-63
Rocky Cave
National
Cacturne
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Cacnea
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Cacturne
Lv. 16-63
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Bogsunk Cavern
National
Cacnea
Lv. 16-63
Bogsunk Cavern
National
Cacturne
Lv. 16-63
Big Bluff Cavern
National
Cacnea
Lv. 16-63
Big Bluff Cavern
National
Cacturne
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Cacnea Weakness

Cacnea is a Grass Type pokemon. This will cause Cacnea to take More Damage from Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Ground, Water, Grass, Electric Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Flying
Poison
Bug
Fire
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Ground
Water
Grass
Electric
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Cacnea Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Dragonite
S
Salamence

What pokemon is Cacnea Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Garchomp
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Best Moves Cacnea in BDSP

Best Moveset for Cacnea Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
42
Energy Ball
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
16
Poison Jab
Physical
80
100 20 May poison the opponent.
34
Sucker Punch
Physical
70
100 5 User attacks first, but only works if opponent is readying an attack.
19
Assurance
Physical
60
100 10 Power doubles if opponent already took damage in the same turn.

Best Moveset for Cacnea TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM01
Focus Punch
Physical
150
100 20 If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
180
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM53
Energy Ball
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM79
Dark Pulse
Special
80
100 15 May cause flinching.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
.

Cacnea Level Up Moves

List of Moves Cacnea can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Poison Sting
Power: 15
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

May poison the opponent.
1
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
4
Absorb
Power:
30
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
7
Growth
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
10
Leech Seed
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Status

Drains HP from opponent each turn.
13
Sand Attack
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
16
Poison Jab
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
19
Assurance
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if opponent already took damage in the same turn.
22
Ingrain
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

User restores HP each turn. User cannot escape/switch.
26
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
30
Spikes
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Hurts opponents when they switch into battle.
34
Sucker Punch
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User attacks first, but only works if opponent is readying an attack.
38
Pin Missile
Power: 25
Acc: 95
PP: 20
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
42
Energy Ball
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
46
Cotton Spore
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
50
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
54
Destiny Bond
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

If the user faints, the opponent also faints.
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Cacnea TM Moves

List of Moves Cacnea can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM01
Focus Punch
Power: 150
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM09
Bullet Seed
Power:
37.5
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM19
Giga Drain
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM31
Brick Break
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM53
Energy Ball
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM56
Fling
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power depends on held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM60
Drain Punch
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM63
Nasty Plot
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Special Attack.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
TM75
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
TM79
Dark Pulse
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM84
Poison Jab
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
TM86
Grass Knot
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

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Cacnea Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Cacnea can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Acid
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
Teeter Dance
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Confuses all Pokémon.
Dynamic Punch
Power: 100
Acc: 50
PP: 5
Physical

Confuses opponent.
Counter
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

When hit by a Physical Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.
Low Kick
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
Magical Leaf
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
Seed Bomb
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Disable
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Opponent can't use its last attack for a few turns.
Block
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Opponent cannot flee or switch.
Worry Seed
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

Changes the opponent's Ability to Insomnia.
Switcheroo
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Swaps held items with the opponent.
Fell Stinger
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Drastically raises user's Attack if target is KO'd.
Belch
Power: 120
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Special

User must have consumed a Berry.
Power-Up Punch
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Raises Attack.
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