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Pokemon Sword and Shield Nihilego

Pokemon Sword and Shield Nihilego is a Rock and Poison Type Parasite Pokémon, which makes it weak against Steel, Water, Psychic, Ground type moves. You can find and catch Nihilego using our guide below on How To Obtain this pokemon. The Max IV Stats of Nihilego are 109 HP, 53 Attack, 127 SP Attack, 47 Defense, 131 SP Defense, and 103 Speed.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Nihilego
Nihilego Galar Pokedex ID: C793

List of Nihilego Max IV Stats in Pokemon SW SH.

Stat Amount Bar Graph
Total 570
HP 109
Attack 53
Defense 47
Special Attack 127
Special Defense 131
Speed 103

Based on this pokemon's stats we consider the best nature for Nihilego to have is Gentle, this will increase it's Sp. Def and decrease it's Defense stats.

Nihilego Abilities

Ability Type Effect
Beast BoostNormal

Pokemon Sword and Shield Nihilego Evolutions

How do i evolve Nihilego in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Currently Pokemon Sword and Shield Nihilego does not have an evolution form in Generation 8.

Nihilego Locations in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Where do i find and how to get Nihilego?

Nihilego does not normally spawn in the wild, you will need to find this pokemon using a different method.


Pokemon Sword and Shield Nihilego Raids

Where do i find Nihilego Raids?

This pokemon does not spawn as a raid.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Nihilego Weakness

Nihilego is a Rock and Poison Type pokemon. This will cause it to take More Damage from Steel, Water, Psychic, Ground Type Moves and will take Less Damage from Normal, Flying, Fire, Bug, Fairy, Poison type moves.

Damage Types
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Nihilego Weak Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP

What pokemon is Nihilego Strong Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP

Pokemon SW and SH Nihilego Moves List

What moves can Nihilego learn from TMs, TRs, and Leveling?

Nihilego can learn the type move at level . This move Bolded Pow numbers are adjusted for this pokemon's Rock and Poison type +50% STAB damage.

Nihilego Level Up Moves

Lvl Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
1[] Wrap
1[] Pound
5[] Acid
10[] Tickle
15[] Acid Spray
20[] Clear Smog
25[] Power Split
25[] Guard Split
30[] Venoshock
35[] Headbutt
40[] Toxic Spikes
45[] Venom Drench
50[] Power Gem
55[] Stealth Rock
60[] Mirror Coat
65[] Wonder Room
70[] Head Smash

TM Moves Nihilego can learn

TM Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TM14Thunder WaveStatus9020Paralyzes opponent.
TM17Light ScreenStatus30Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
TM19SafeguardStatus25The user's party is protected from status conditions.
TM21RestStatus10User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM22Rock SlidePhysical112.59010May cause flinching.
TM24SnoreSpecial5010015Can only be used if asleep. May cause flinching.
TM25ProtectStatus10Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM32SandstormStatus10Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM39FacadePhysical7010020Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM48Rock TombPhysical909515Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM70Trick RoomStatus5Slower Pokémon move first in the turn for 5 turns.
TM71Wonder RoomStatus10Swaps every Pokémon's Defense and Special Defense for 5 turns.
TM73Cross PoisonPhysical10510020High critical hit ratio. May poison opponent.
TM74VenoshockSpecial97.510010Inflicts double damage if the target is poisoned.
TM76RoundSpecial6010015Power increases if teammates use it in the same turn.
TM77HexSpecial6510010Inflicts more damage if the target has a status condition.
TM97Brutal SwingPhysical6010020The user swings its body around violently to inflict damage on everything in its vicinity.

Nihilego TR Moves

TR Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TR01Body SlamPhysical8510015May paralyze opponent.
TR08ThunderboltSpecial9010015May paralyze opponent.
TR09ThunderSpecial1107010May paralyze opponent.
TR11PsychicSpecial9010010May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TR20SubstituteStatus10Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TR22Sludge BombSpecial13510010May poison opponent.
TR25PsyshockSpecial8010010Inflicts damage based on the target's Defense, not Special Defense.
TR26EndureStatus10Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TR27Sleep TalkStatus10User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TR54Toxic SpikesStatus20Poisons opponents when they switch into battle.
TR57Poison JabPhysical12010020May poison the opponent.
TR63Power GemSpecial12010020
TR69Zen HeadbuttPhysical809015May cause flinching.
TR73Gunk ShotPhysical180805May poison opponent.
TR74Iron HeadPhysical8010015May cause flinching.
TR76Stealth RockStatus20Damages opponent switching into battle.
TR77Grass KnotSpecial10020The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
TR78Sludge WaveSpecial142.510010May poison opponent.
TR81Foul PlayPhysical9510015Uses the opponent's Attack stat.
TR83Ally SwitchStatus15User switches with opposite teammate.
TR91Venom DrenchStatus10020Lowers poisoned opponent's Special Attack and Speed.
TR92Dazzling GleamSpecial8010010Hits all adjacent opponents.

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