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 3′11″ (1.2 m)
Weight 122.4 lbs (55.5 kg)
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AcidPoison 40 100
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1Guard SplitPsychic
1PoundNormal 40 100
1Power SplitPsychic
1TickleNormal 100
7Clear SmogPoison 50
13PsywavePsychic 80
19HeadbuttNormal 70 100
23VenoshockPoison 65 100
29Toxic SpikesPoison
31SafeguardNormal
37Power GemRock 80 100
43Mirror CoatPsychic 100
47Acid SprayPoison 40 100
53Venom DrenchPoison 100
59Stealth RockRock
67Wonder RoomPsychic
73Head SmashRock 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 SwitchPsychic
BindNormal 15 85
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Gunk ShotPoison 120 80
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Magic CoatPsychic
Pain SplitNormal
Role PlayPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Stealth RockRock
TelekinesisPsychic
Wonder RoomPsychic
Worry SeedGrass 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
34Sludge WavePoison 95 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
37SandstormRock
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Moves learnt by level up

Nihilego does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Nihilego does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Nihilego sprites

Type Generation 7
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
Location data not yet available

Other languages

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

Name origin

nihilism
anarchy, desctructiveness
ego
the self