Nincada - Generation 8 learnset

Below are all the moves that Nincada can learn in Generation 8, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Sword
  • Pokémon Shield

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sand AttackGround 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
5HardenNormal
10False SwipeNormal 40 100
15Mud-SlapGround 20 100
21AbsorbGrass 20 100
25Metal ClawSteel 50 95
30Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
35Mind ReaderNormal
40DigGround 80 100

Egg moves

Nincada learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Nincada egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Final GambitFighting 100
FlailNormal 100
GustFlying 40 100
Night SlashDark 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
11Solar BeamGrass 120 100
15DigGround 80 100
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
28Giga DrainGrass 75 100
32SandstormRock
34Sunny DayFire
39FacadeNormal 70 100
76RoundNormal 60 100
94False SwipeNormal 40 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
18Leech LifeBug 80 100
20SubstituteNormal
26EndureNormal
27Sleep TalkNormal
33Shadow BallGhost 80 100
60X-ScissorBug 80 100
61Bug BuzzBug 90 100