Nihilego

Nihilego is a Rock/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Parasite Pokémon.

Nihilego is an Ultra Beast, also known by the code name UB-01 Symbiont.

Pokédex data

National № 793
Type Rock Poison
Species Parasite Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 55.5 kg (122.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Beast Boost
Local № 293 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
393 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 257
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 109
328 422
Attack 53
99 225
Defense 47
89 212
Sp. Atk 127
233 388
Sp. Def 131
240 397
Speed 103
189 335
Total 570 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 Nihilego.

Evolution chart

Nihilego changes

Pokédex entries

Sun One of several mysterious Ultra Beasts. People on the street report observing those infested by it suddenly becoming violent.
Moon One of the Ultra Beasts. It’s unclear whether or not this Pokémon is sentient, but sometimes it can be observed behaving like a young girl.
Ultra Sun A life-form from another world, it was dubbed a UB and is thought to produce a strong neurotoxin.
Ultra Moon It appeared in this world from an Ultra Wormhole. Nihilego appears to be a parasite that lives by feeding on people and Pokémon.

Moves learned by Nihilego

Moves learnt by level up

Nihilego learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1WrapNormalPhysical 15 90
5AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
10TickleNormalStatus 100
15Acid SprayPoisonSpecial 40 100
20Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
25Guard SplitPsychicStatus
25Power SplitPsychicStatus
30VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
35HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
40Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
45Venom DrenchPoisonStatus 100
50Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
55Stealth RockRockStatus
60Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
65Wonder RoomPsychicStatus
70Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80

Egg moves

Nihilego does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Nihilego can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Corrosive GasPoisonStatus 100
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90

Moves learnt by TM

Nihilego is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Nihilego is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
1ConstrictNormalPhysical 10 100
1Guard SplitPsychicStatus
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1Power SplitPsychicStatus
1TickleNormalStatus 100
7Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
13PsywavePsychicSpecial 100
19HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
23VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
29Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
31SafeguardNormalStatus
37Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
43Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
47Acid SprayPoisonSpecial 40 100
53Venom DrenchPoisonStatus 100
59Stealth RockRockStatus
67Wonder RoomPsychicStatus
73Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80

Egg moves

Nihilego does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
BindNormalPhysical 15 85
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Gunk ShotPoisonPhysical 120 80
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
Wonder RoomPsychicStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Nihilego sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Nihilego  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Nihilego Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Nihilego

Sun
Moon
Diglett's Tunnel, Wela Volcano Park
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Nihilego
Japanese ウツロイド (Uturoid)
German Anego
French Zéroïd

Name origin

nihilism
anarchy, desctructiveness
ego
the self