Cacturne

Cacturne is a Grass/Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Scarecrow Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 332
Type Grass Dark
Species Scarecrow Pokémon
Height 1.3 m (4′03″)
Weight 77.4 kg (170.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Veil
Water Absorb (hidden ability)
Local № 120 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
125 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
253 (Scarlet/Violet)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 166
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 70
250 344
Attack 115
211 361
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 115
211 361
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 55
103 229
Total 475 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Cacturne.

Evolution chart

(Level 32)

Cacturne changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby During the daytime, CACTURNE remains unmoving so that it does not lose any moisture to the harsh desert sun. This POKéMON becomes active at night when the temperature drops.
Sapphire If a traveler is going through a desert in the thick of night, CACTURNE will follow in a ragtag group. The POKéMON are biding their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It lives in deserts. It becomes active at night when it hunts for prey exhausted from the desert’s heat.
Emerald After spending thousands of years in harsh deserts, its blood transformed into the same substances as sand. It is nocturnal, so it hunts at night.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day’s desert heat.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Packs of them follow travelers through the desert until the travelers can no longer move.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day’s desert heat.
X It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day’s desert heat.
Y Packs of them follow travelers through the desert until the travelers can no longer move.
Omega Ruby During the daytime, Cacturne remains unmoving so that it does not lose any moisture to the harsh desert sun. This Pokémon becomes active at night when the temperature drops.
Alpha Sapphire If a traveler is going through a desert in the thick of night, Cacturne will follow in a ragtag group. The Pokémon are biding their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It becomes active at night, seeking prey that is exhausted from the day’s desert heat.
Scarlet Packs of them follow travelers through the desert until the travelers can no longer move.
Violet It lives in deserts. It becomes active at night when it hunts for prey exhausted from the desert’s heat.

Moves learned by Cacturne

Moves learnt by level up

Cacturne learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1Destiny BondGhostStatus
1GrowthNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
10Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
13Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
16Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
19Power TripDarkPhysical 20 100
22IngrainGrassStatus
26PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
30SpikesGroundStatus
35Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
38Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
44Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
49Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
54SandstormRockStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

Cacturne learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Spiky ShieldGrassStatus

Egg moves

Cacturne does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

Moves learnt by level up

Cacturne learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1Destiny BondGhostStatus
1GrowthNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
1Spiky ShieldGrassStatus
4AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
7GrowthNormalStatus
10Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
13Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
16Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
19AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
22IngrainGrassStatus
26PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
30SpikesGroundStatus
35Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
38Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
44Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
49Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
54SandstormRockStatus
59Destiny BondGhostStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

Cacturne learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Spiky ShieldGrassStatus

Egg moves

Cacturne learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Cacturne gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
BelchPoisonSpecial 120 90
BlockNormalStatus
CounterFightingPhysical 100
DisableNormalStatus 100
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50
Fell StingerBugPhysical 50 100
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
Magical LeafGrassSpecial 60
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100
Teeter DanceNormalStatus 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Cacturne is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Cacturne sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Cacturne  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Cacturne  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cacturne  sprite from Black & White Cacturne  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Cacturne Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Cacturne Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cacturne Shiny sprite from Black & White Cacturne Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Cacturne

Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Cacnea
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Cacnea
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
Evolve Cacnea
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 228, Grassland Cave, Rocky Cave, Swampy Cave, Sunlit Cavern, Big Bluff Cavern, Bogsunk Cavern
Legends: Arceus Not available in this game
Scarlet
Violet
West Province (Area Two), Asado Desert

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Cacturne
Japanese ノクタス (Noctus)
German Noktuska
French Cacturne

Name origin

cactus
a desert plant
nocturnal
relating to the night