Pincurchin

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

Pincurchin artwork by Ken Sugimori

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)
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
Base Exp.
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.

Moves learned by Pincurchin

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
5Water GunWater 40 100
10ChargeElectric
15Fury AttackNormal 15 85
20SparkElectric 65 100
25Bubble BeamWater 65 100
30RecoverNormal
35CurseGhost
40Electric TerrainElectric
45Poison JabPoison 80 100
50Zing ZapElectric 80 100
55AcupressureNormal
60DischargeElectric 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 egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
MementoDark 100
Sucker PunchDark 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 VoltageElectric 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
Normal Pincurchin  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny

Where to find Pincurchin

Other languages

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

Name origin

pin cushion
sea urchin