Nosepass

Nosepass is a Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Compass Pokémon.

Nosepass artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 299
Type Rock
Species Compass Pokémon
Height 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 213.8 lbs (97.0 kg)
Abilities Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Sand Force (hidden ability)
Local № 060 (Ruby/Sapphire)
155 (Platinum)
164 (Black 2/White 2)
093 (X/Y)
061 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
198 (Sun/Moon)
254 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
155 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Nozupasu

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 108
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 30
170 264
Attack 45
85 207
Defense 135
247 405
Sp. Atk 45
85 207
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 30
58 174
Total 375 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 Nosepass.

Pokédex entries

Ruby NOSEPASS’s magnetic nose is always pointed to the north. If two of these POKéMON meet, they cannot turn their faces to each other when they are close because their magnetic noses repel one another.
Sapphire NOSEPASS had been said to be completely unmoving, with its magnetic nose pointed due north. However, close observation has revealed that the POKéMON actually moves by a little over 3/8 of an inch every year.
FireRed
LeafGreen
Its magnetic nose consistently faces north. Travelers check NOSEPASS to get their bearings.
Emerald Its body emits a powerful magnetism. It feeds on prey that is pulled in by the force. Its magnetism is stronger in cold seasons.
Diamond
Pearl
Its nose is a magnet. As a result, this Pokémon always keeps its face pointing north.
Platinum When endangered, it may protect itself by raising its magnetism and drawing iron objects to its body.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
If two of these meet, they cannot get too close because their noses repel each other.
Black
White
When endangered, it may protect itself by raising its magnetism and drawing iron objects to its body.
Black 2
White 2
Its magnetic nose always faces north and draws iron objects to its body to protect itself better.
X Its magnetic nose always faces north and draws iron objects to its body to protect itself better.
Y Its magnetic nose consistently faces north. Travelers check Nosepass to get their bearings.
Omega Ruby Nosepass’s magnetic nose is always pointed to the north. If two of these Pokémon meet, they cannot turn their faces to each other when they are close because their magnetic noses repel one another.
Alpha Sapphire Nosepass had been said to be completely unmoving, with its magnetic nose pointed due north. However, close observation has revealed that the Pokémon actually moves by a little over 3/8 of an inch every year.
Sun The magnet in Nosepass’s nose provides an unerring compass, making it an excellent partner for Trainers going on a journey.
Moon It uses powerful magnetism to drag its prey toward it. It’s also been known to pull in metal, which it collects and uses to protect itself.
Ultra Sun It moves less than an inch a year, but when it’s in a jam, it will spin and drill down into the ground in a split second.
Ultra Moon It hunts without twitching a muscle by pulling in its prey with powerful magnetism. But sometimes it pulls natural enemies in close.

Evolution chart

(level up in a Magnetic Field area)

Name origin

nose
facial feature
compass
instrument that determines direction

Moves learned by Nosepass

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
4HardenNormal
7BlockNormal
10Rock ThrowRock 50 90
13Thunder WaveElectric 90
16RestPsychic
19SparkElectric 65 100
22Rock SlideRock 75 90
25Power GemRock 80 100
28Rock BlastRock 25 90
31DischargeElectric 80 100
34SandstormRock
37Earth PowerGround 90 100
40Stone EdgeRock 100 80
43Lock-OnNormal
43Zap CannonElectric 120 50

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormal
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
EndureNormal
MagnitudeGround 100
RolloutRock 30 90
Stealth RockRock
Wide GuardRock

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Nosepass 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
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Head SmashRock 150 80 Generation 4 — Breeding
Ancient PowerRock 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
4HardenNormal
7BlockNormal
10Rock ThrowRock 50 90
13Thunder WaveElectric 90
16RestPsychic
19SparkElectric 65 100
22Rock SlideRock 75 90
25Power GemRock 80 100
28Rock BlastRock 25 90
31DischargeElectric 80 100
34SandstormRock
37Earth PowerGround 90 100
40Stone EdgeRock 100 80
43Lock-OnNormal
43Zap CannonElectric 120 50

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormal
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
EndureNormal
MagnitudeGround 100
RolloutRock 30 90
Stealth RockRock
Wide GuardRock

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Nosepass 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
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Head SmashRock 150 80 Generation 4 — Breeding
Ancient PowerRock 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Nosepass sprites

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

Where to find Nosepass

Ruby
Sapphire
Granite Cave
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Granite Cave
Diamond
Pearl
Route 206
Platinum Mt. Coronet
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Chargestone Cave, Clay Tunnel, Underground Ruins
X
Y
Route 10
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Granite Cave
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Akala Outskirts