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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nincada

Nincada
Trainee Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nincada is a Bug and Ground Type Trainee Pokémon, with a 33.3% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Nincada can be found with Compound Eyes as an Ability and has a Erratic growth rate with a 1 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Impish Nature, based on 266 combined Base Stats.

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Nincada Stats and Abilities

Based on Nincada Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Nincada Highest IV Stat is Defense 90 and the Lowest being Special Attack 30.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP31172266
F
Attack4585207
E
Defense90166306
F
Special Attack3058174
F
Special Defense3058174
F
Speed4076196
F
Total266
Nincada Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Impish
+10% Defense
-10% Special Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Dry
EV Yield1 Defense
Growth RateErratic
Catch Rate255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsBug
Egg Cycles15 (3,599–3,855 steps)
Abilities Description
Compound Eyes
Ability 1
Compound Eyes raises the ability-bearer's accuracy by 30%.
Run Away
Hidden Ability
Run Away allows the bearer to flee a battle with a wild Pokémon without fail, even if the opposing Pokémon has used a move like Mean Look or Bind, or has an ability such as Arena Trap.

How To Evolve Nincada in BDSP

Nincada can evolve into Shedinja Empty Slot in PartyLevel or Ninjask (Level 20).

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Nincada
Level 20
Ninjask
Nincada
Empty Slot in PartyLevel
Shedinja

Where To Find Nincada in BDSP

Nincada has 5 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Nincada, 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
Eterna Forest
20 - 5%
Nincada
Lv. 11-12
Sunlit Cavern
National
Nincada
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
National
Nincada
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Nincada
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Nincada
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nincada Weakness

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

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

What pokemon is Nincada Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre

What pokemon is Nincada Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Groudon
S
Garchomp
S
Zapdos
S
Raikou
A
Electivire
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Best Moves Nincada in BDSP

Best Moveset for Nincada Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
40
Dig
Physical
120
100 10 Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
25
Metal Claw
Physical
50
95 35 May raise user's Attack.
10
False Swipe
Physical
40
100 40 Always leaves opponent with at least 1 HP.
1
Scratch
Physical
40
100 35

Best Moveset for Nincada TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
120
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM62
Bug Buzz
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM28
Dig
Physical
120
100 10 Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM30
Shadow Ball
Special
80
100 15 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
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
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Nincada Level Up Moves

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

Lvl Move Desc
1
Sand Attack
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
1
Scratch
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

5
Harden
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Defense.
10
False Swipe
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Physical

Always leaves opponent with at least 1 HP.
15
Mud-Slap
Power:
30
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
21
Absorb
Power: 20
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
25
Metal Claw
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 35
Physical

May raise user's Attack.
30
Fury Swipes
Power: 18
Acc: 80
PP: 15
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
35
Mind Reader
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

User's next attack is guaranteed to hit.
40
Dig
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
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Nincada TM Moves

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

TM Move Desc
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: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM28
Dig
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM30
Shadow Ball
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
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.
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.
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.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
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

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Nincada Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Nincada can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Gust
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Special

Hits Pokémon using Fly/Bounce with double power.
Night Slash
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
Bug Bite
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Receives the effect from the opponent's held berry.
Final Gambit
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

Inflicts damage equal to the user's remaining HP. User faints.
Flail
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
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