Trapinch

Trapinch is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Ant Pit Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 328
Type Ground
Species Ant Pit Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 15.0 kg (33.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Hyper Cutter
2. Arena Trap
Sheer Force (hidden ability)
Local № 116 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
121 (Black 2/White 2)
003 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
121 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
235 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
304 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
321 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 58
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug, Dragon
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 45
85 207
Sp. Atk 45
85 207
Sp. Def 45
85 207
Speed 10
22 130
Total 290 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 Trapinch.

Evolution chart

(Level 35) (Level 45)

Trapinch changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby TRAPINCH’s nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit dug in sand. This POKéMON patiently waits for prey to tumble down the pit. Its giant jaws have enough strength to crush even boulders.
Sapphire TRAPINCH is a patient hunter. It digs an inescapable pit in a desert and waits for its prey to come tumbling down. This POKéMON can go a whole week without access to any water.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
Emerald Its big jaws crunch through boulders. Because its head is so big, it has a hard time getting back upright if it tips over onto its back.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Its nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.
Black
White
It makes a conical pit in desert sand and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Black 2
White 2
It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
X It lives in arid deserts. It makes a sloping pit trap in sand where it patiently awaits prey.
Y It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.
Omega Ruby Trapinch’s nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit dug in sand. This Pokémon patiently waits for prey to tumble down the pit. Its giant jaws have enough strength to crush even boulders.
Alpha Sapphire Trapinch is a patient hunter. It digs an inescapable pit in a desert and waits for its prey to come tumbling down. This Pokémon can go a whole week without access to any water.
Sun It can live for a week without eating a thing. It waits patiently at the bottom of its nest for prey to appear.
Moon As it digs through the sand, its giant jaws crush any rocks that obstruct its path. It builds a funnel-shaped nest.
Ultra Sun Its jaws are strong enough to crush rocks but so heavy that it can’t get up if it flips over. Sandile seize those moments as their chance.
Ultra Moon It builds nests that double as traps, lying in wait for its prey to get caught. When night falls, it digs itself a spot beneath the sand to sleep.
Sword Its nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit in the desert. Once something has fallen in, there is no escape.
Shield It makes an inescapable conical pit and lies in wait at the bottom for prey to come tumbling down.

Moves learned by Trapinch

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1Sand AttackGround 100
4Laser FocusNormal
8BiteDark 60 100
12Mud-SlapGround 20 100
16Sand TombGround 35 85
20BulldozeGround 60 100
24DigGround 80 100
28CrunchDark 80 100
32SandstormRock
36Earth PowerGround 90 100
40EarthquakeGround 100 100
44SuperpowerFighting 120 100
48FissureGround

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
FeintNormal 30 100
First ImpressionBug 90 100
FlailNormal 100
Fury CutterBug 40 95
GustFlying 40 100
Quick AttackNormal 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01Body SlamNormal 85 100
10EarthquakeGround 100 100
13Focus EnergyNormal
20SubstituteNormal
26EndureNormal
27Sleep TalkNormal
32CrunchDark 80 100
39SuperpowerFighting 120 100
67Earth PowerGround 90 100

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BideNormal
1BiteDark 60 100
1Feint AttackDark 60
1Sand AttackGround 100
5Mud-SlapGround 20 100
8BulldozeGround 60 100
12Sand TombGround 35 85
15Rock SlideRock 75 90
19DigGround 80 100
22CrunchDark 80 100
26Earth PowerGround 90 100
29FeintNormal 30 100
33EarthquakeGround 100 100
36SandstormRock
40SuperpowerFighting 120 100
43Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
47FissureGround

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Earth PowerGround 90 100
EndureNormal
FlailNormal 100
Focus EnergyNormal
Fury CutterBug 40 95
GustFlying 40 100
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Quick AttackNormal 40 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Trapinch 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
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Trapinch sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Trapinch  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Trapinch  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Trapinch  sprite from Black & White Trapinch  sprite from X & Y Trapinch  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Trapinch Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Trapinch Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Trapinch Shiny sprite from Black & White Trapinch Shiny sprite from X & Y Trapinch Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Trapinch

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 111
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 111, Mirage Tower
Diamond
Pearl
Route 228
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White White Forest
Black 2
White 2
Desert Resort, Reversal Mountain
X
Y
Route 13
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 111
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Haina Desert
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword Route 6
Shield Route 6, Hammerlocke Hills

Other languages

English Trapinch
Japanese ナックラー (Nuckrar)
German Knacklion
French Kraknoix

Name origin

trap
device used to capture creatures
pinch
squeeze, compress