Cacnea

Cacnea is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Cactus Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 331
Type Grass
Species Cactus Pokémon
Height 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 113.1 lbs (51.3 kg)
Abilities 1. Sand Veil
Water Absorb (hidden ability)
Local № 119 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
124 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 67
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass, Human-Like
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 85
157 295
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 35
67 185
Total 335 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

(Level 32)

Cacnea changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby CACNEA lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this POKéMON shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.
Sapphire The more arid and harsh the environment, the more pretty and fragrant a flower CACNEA grows. This POKéMON battles by wildly swinging its thorny arms.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.
Emerald CACNEA live in deserts with virtually no rainfall. It battles by swinging its thick, spiked arms. Once a year, a yellow flower blooms.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
By storing water in its body, this desert dweller can survive for 30 days without water.
X It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
Y It prefers harsh environments such as deserts. It can survive for 30 days on water stored in its body.
Omega Ruby Cacnea lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this Pokémon shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.
Alpha Sapphire The more arid and harsh the environment, the more pretty and fragrant a flower Cacnea grows. This Pokémon battles by wildly swinging its thorny arms.

Moves learned by Cacnea

Moves learnt by level up

Cacnea learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
4AbsorbGrass 20 100
7GrowthNormal
10Leech SeedGrass 90
13Sand AttackGround 100
16Needle ArmGrass 60 100
19Feint AttackDark 60
22IngrainGrass
26PaybackDark 50 100
30SpikesGround
34Sucker PunchDark 70 100
38Pin MissileBug 25 95
42Energy BallGrass 90 100
46Cotton SporeGrass 100
50SandstormRock
54Destiny BondGhost

Egg moves

Cacnea learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Cacnea egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Cacnea can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormal
Drain PunchFighting 75 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Low KickFighting 100
Role PlayPsychic
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
SynthesisGrass
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
Worry SeedGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

Cacnea is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Cacnea can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Cacnea learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
4AbsorbGrass 20 100
7GrowthNormal
10Leech SeedGrass 90
13Sand AttackGround 100
16Needle ArmGrass 60 100
19Feint AttackDark 60
22IngrainGrass
26PaybackDark 50 100
30SpikesGround
34Sucker PunchDark 70 100
38Pin MissileBug 25 95
42Energy BallGrass 90 100
46Cotton SporeGrass 100
50SandstormRock
54Destiny BondGhost

Egg moves

Cacnea learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Cacnea egg moves page.

Moves learnt by TM

Cacnea is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Cacnea can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Cacnea sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Cacnea  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Cacnea  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cacnea  sprite from Black & White Cacnea  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Cacnea Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Cacnea Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cacnea Shiny sprite from Black & White Cacnea Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Cacnea

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 111
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 111
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 228
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 111
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Cacnea
Japanese サボネア (Sabonea)
German Tuska
French Cacnea

Name origin

cactus
a desert plant
-ea
Latin suffix