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Pokemon Sword and Shield Nincada

Pokemon Sword and Shield Nincada is a Bug and Ground Type Trainee Pokémon, which makes it weak against Flying, Fire, Water, Ice type moves. You can find and catch Nincada in Stony Wilderness - Area 2 with a 35% chance to appear during Normal Weather weather. The Max IV Stats of Nincada are 31 HP, 45 Attack, 30 SP Attack, 90 Defense, 30 SP Defense, and 40 Speed.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Nincada
Regular
Shiny
Nincada Galar Pokedex ID: 104

List of Nincada Max IV Stats in Pokemon SW SH.

StatAmountBar Graph
Total266
HP31
Attack45
Defense90
Special Attack30
Special Defense30
Speed40

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

Nincada Abilities

Ability Type Effect
Compound EyesNormal
Run AwayHidden

Sword Pokedex Entry

Because it lived almost entirely underground, it is nearly blind. It uses its antennae instead.

Shield Pokedex Entry

It can sometimes live underground for more than 10 years. It absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Nincada Evolutions

How do i evolve Nincada in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Nincada evolves into Ninjask when you reach Level 20. This pokemon also has 1 alternative evolutions.

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Level 20
Ninjask
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Shedinja
Pokemon CP Atk Def Sp Atk Sp Def Hp Spd
Nincada
266459030303140
Ninjask
4569045505061160
Shedinja
23690453030140

Nincada Locations in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Where do i find and how to get Nincada?

Nincada does not spawn in the wild. Instead you can catch Ninjask and evolve it into Nincada. A popular spawn location you can find Ninjask is in the Stony Wilderness - Area 2 area with a 35% chance to spawn during Normal weather.

Overworld Spawns (Visible in-game)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Stony Wilderness - Area 2
35%28 - 30
Stony Wilderness - Area 2
15%28 - 30
Stony Wilderness
30%28 - 30
Stony Wilderness
35%28 - 30

Non Overworld Spawns (NOT Visible - Randomly found in tall grass)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Route 5
5%16 - 18
South Lake Miloch
10%11 - 13
South Lake Miloch
40%11 - 13
West Lake Axewell
30%7 - 11
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Pokemon Sword and Shield Nincada Raids

Where do i find Nincada Raids?

You can find Nincada raids in the following locations: Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Rolling Fields.

You can Click/Tap the links below to view where to find Nincada Raid Spawn Locations in Pokemon Sw and Sh.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Nincada Weakness

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

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

What pokemon is Nincada Weak Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP

What pokemon is Nincada Strong Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP
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Pokemon SW and SH Nincada Moves List

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

Nincada can learn the ground type move Dig at level 40. This Physical move Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves. Bolded Pow numbers are adjusted for this pokemon's Bug and Ground type +50% STAB damage.

Nincada Level Up Moves

Lvl Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
01Sand AttackStatus10015Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
01ScratchPhysical4010035
05HardenStatus30Raises user's Defense.
10False SwipePhysical4010040Always leaves opponent with at least 1 HP.
15Mud-SlapSpecial3010010Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
21AbsorbSpecial2010025User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
25Metal ClawPhysical509535May raise user's Attack.
30Fury SwipesPhysical188015Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
35Mind ReaderStatus5User's next attack is guaranteed to hit.
40DigPhysical12010010Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.

TM Moves Nincada can learn

TM Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TM11Solar BeamSpecial12010010Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM15DigPhysical12010010Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM21RestStatus10User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM24SnoreSpecial5010015Can only be used if asleep. May cause flinching.
TM25ProtectStatus10Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM28Giga DrainSpecial7510010User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM32SandstormStatus10Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM34Sunny DayStatus5Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM39FacadePhysical7010020Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM76RoundSpecial6010015Power increases if teammates use it in the same turn.
TM94False SwipePhysical4010040Always leaves opponent with at least 1 HP.

Nincada TR Moves

TR Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TR18Leech LifePhysical12010010User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TR20SubstituteStatus10Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TR26EndureStatus10Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TR27Sleep TalkStatus10User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TR33Shadow BallSpecial8010015May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TR60X-ScissorPhysical12010015
TR61Bug BuzzSpecial13510010May lower opponent's Special Defense.

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