Pincurchin

Pincurchin is an Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 8. It is known as the Sea Urchin Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 871
Type Electric
Species Sea Urchin Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Lightning Rod
Electric Surge (hidden ability)
Local № 353 (Sword/Shield)
321 (Scarlet/Violet)
126 (The Isle of Armor)
158 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 152
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 48
206 300
Attack 101
186 331
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 91
168 309
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 15
31 141
Total 435 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.

Evolution chart

Pokédex entries

Sword It feeds on seaweed, using its teeth to scrape it off rocks. Electric current flows from the tips of its spines.
Shield It stores electricity in each spine. Even if one gets broken off, it still continues to emit electricity for at least three hours.
Scarlet This Pokémon generates electricity when it digests food. It uses its five hard teeth to scrape seaweed off surfaces and eat it.
Violet This Pokémon is so timid that even brushing against seaweed will make it discharge electricity in surprise. Its lips do not conduct electricity.

Moves learned by Pincurchin

Moves learnt by level up

Pincurchin learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
10ChargeElectricStatus
15Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
20SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
25Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
30RecoverNormalStatus
35CurseGhostStatus
40Electric TerrainElectricStatus
45Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
50Zing ZapElectricPhysical 80 100
55AcupressureNormalStatus
60DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100

Egg moves

Pincurchin learns the following moves via breeding or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pincurchin gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
MementoDarkStatus 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pincurchin is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
10ChargeElectricStatus
15Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
20SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
25Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
30RecoverNormalStatus
35CurseGhostStatus
40Electric TerrainElectricStatus
45Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
50Zing ZapElectricPhysical 80 100
55AcupressureNormalStatus
60DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100

Egg moves

Pincurchin learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pincurchin gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
MementoDarkStatus 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Rising VoltageElectricSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Pincurchin sprites

Type Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Pincurchin  sprite from Sword & Shield Pincurchin  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
Shiny

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Pincurchin
Japanese バチンウニ (Bachinuni)
German Britzigel
French Wattapik

Name origin

pin cushion
a soft pad holding pins
sea urchin
spiky sea creature