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 4′03″ (1.3 m)
Weight 170.6 lbs (77.4 kg)
Abilities Sand Veil
Water Absorb (hidden ability)
Local № 120 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
125 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

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 (base 5,120 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.

Moves learned by Cacturne

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1Destiny BondGhost
1GrowthNormal
1LeerNormal 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1RevengeFighting 60 100
1Spiky ShieldGrass
4AbsorbGrass 20 100
7GrowthNormal
10Leech SeedGrass 90
13Sand AttackGround 100
16Needle ArmGrass 60 100
19Feint AttackDark 60
22IngrainGrass
26PaybackDark 50 100
30SpikesGround
35Sucker PunchDark 70 100
38Pin MissileBug 25 95
44Energy BallGrass 90 100
49Cotton SporeGrass 100
54SandstormRock
59Destiny BondGhost

Moves learnt on evolution

Cacturne learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Spiky ShieldGrass

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

Cacturne 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
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
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Cacturne 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 KickNormal 120 75 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
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1Destiny BondGhost
1GrowthNormal
1LeerNormal 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1RevengeFighting 60 100
1Spiky ShieldGrass
4AbsorbGrass 20 100
7GrowthNormal
10Leech SeedGrass 90
13Sand AttackGround 100
16Needle ArmGrass 60 100
19Feint AttackDark 60
22IngrainGrass
26PaybackDark 50 100
30SpikesGround
35Sucker PunchDark 70 100
38Pin MissileBug 25 95
44Energy BallGrass 90 100
49Cotton SporeGrass 100
54SandstormRock
59Destiny BondGhost

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Spiky ShieldGrass

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

Cacturne 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
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
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Cacturne 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 KickNormal 120 75 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
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Cacturne sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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

Other languages

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

Name origin

cactus
a desert plant
nocturnal
relating to the night