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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Kricketune

Kricketune
Cricket Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Kricketune is a Bug Type Cricket Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Kricketune can be found with Swarm as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 2 Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Lonely Nature, based on 384 combined Base Stats.

Kricketune Stats and Abilities

Based on Kricketune Base IVs we consider this pokemon E-Tier choice. Kricketune Highest IV Stat is Attack 85 and the Lowest being Defense 51.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
E
HP77264358
D
Attack85157295
F
Defense5196221
E
Special Attack55103229
F
Special Defense5196221
E
Speed65121251
E
Total384
Kricketune Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Lonely
+10% Attack
-10% Defense
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sour
EV Yield2 Attack
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsBug
Egg Cycles15 (3,599–3,855 steps)
Abilities Description
Swarm
Ability 1
Swarm increases the power of Bug-type moves by 50% (1.5x) when the ability-bearer's HP falls below a third of its maximum (known in-game as in a pinch).
Technician
Hidden Ability
Technician increases the power of moves - that are usually base power 60 or below - by 50%.

How To Evolve Kricketune in BDSP

Kricketot requires (Level 10) to evolve into Kricketune.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Kricketot
Level 10
Kricketune

Where To Find Kricketune in BDSP

Kricketune has 16 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Kricketot, within the Grassland Cave 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
Valor Lakefront
5 - 1%
Kricketune
Lv. 21-22
Trophy Garden
5 - 1%
Kricketune
Lv. 16-17
Route 215
5 - 1%
Kricketune
Lv. 20-22
Route 214
5 - 1%
Kricketune
Lv. 24
Route 212
5 - 1%
Kricketune
Lv. 17-18
Route 210
5 - 1%
Kricketune
Lv. 18-19
Route 207
20 - 5%
Kricketot
Lv. 6
Route 206
20 - 5%
Kricketot
Lv. 14
Route 206
20 - 5%
Kricketune
Lv. 14
Route 204
20 - 5%
Kricketot
Lv. 6
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Route 203
20 - 5%
Kricketot
Lv. 4
Route 202
20 - 5%
Kricketot
Lv. 3-4
Sunlit Cavern
Start
Kricketot
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
Start
Kricketot
Lv. 16-63
Spacious Cave
Start
Kricketot
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
Start
Kricketot
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
Start
Kricketot
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Kricketune Weakness

Kricketune is a Bug Type pokemon. This will cause Kricketune to take More Damage from Flying, Rock, Fire Type Moves, and Less Damage from Fighting, Ground, Grass Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Flying
Rock
Fire
0.5x
Less Damage
Fighting
Ground
Grass
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Kricketune Weak Against?

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

What pokemon is Kricketune Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Garchomp
A
Swampert
A
Tangrowth
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Best Moves Kricketune in BDSP

Best Moveset for Kricketune Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
46
Bug Buzz
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
30
X-Scissor
Physical
120
100 15 The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
42
Night Slash
Physical
70
100 15 High critical hit ratio.
26
Slash
Physical
70
100 20 High critical hit ratio.

Best Moveset for Kricketune TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM62
Bug Buzz
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM96
Strength
Physical
80
100 15
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
.

Kricketune Level Up Moves

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

Lvl Move Desc
1
Fury Cutter
Power:
60
Acc: 95
PP: 20
Physical

Power increases each turn.
1
Growl
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Status

Lowers opponent's Attack.
1
Pound
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

14
Absorb
Power: 20
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
18
Sing
Power: —
Acc: 55
PP: 15
Status

Puts opponent to sleep.
22
Focus Energy
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Increases critical hit ratio.
26
Slash
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
30
X-Scissor
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
34
Screech
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
36
Fell Stinger
Power:
75
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Drastically raises user's Attack if target is KO'd.
38
Taunt
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Opponent can only use moves that attack.
42
Night Slash
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
44
Sticky Web
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Speed when switching into battle.
46
Bug Buzz
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
50
Perish Song
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Any Pokémon in play when this attack is used faints in 3 turns.
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Kricketune TM Moves

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

TM Move Desc
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM12
Taunt
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Opponent can only use moves that attack.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
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.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
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.
TM54
False Swipe
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Physical

Always leaves opponent with at least 1 HP.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM62
Bug Buzz
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
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.
TM81
X-Scissor
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
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

TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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