Cacnea #331 Heart Gold and Soul Silver
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#331 Cacnea

Cacnea ken sugimori artwork Normal SpritesNormal Backsprites
Cacnea sprite
Cacnea backsprite
Shiny SpritesShiny Backsprites
Shiny Cacnea sprite
Shiny Cacnea backsprite

Gender Ratio

Gender pie chart

Cacnea - Cactus Pokémon

Flavor Text
Heart GoldIt lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.
Soul Silver

Type:   Grass
Resistance to Moves:
Attacking Type: Normal Fighting Flying Poison Ground Rock Bug Ghost Steel Fire Water Grass Electric Psychic Ice Dragon Dark
Damage Received: ×1



-- Level 32 -->


Sand Veil Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.


hgss male trainer height

Male Trainer: 4'11"

hgss Cacnea height

Cacnea: 1'4"


hgss Cacnea wdight
hgss female trainer weight

Cacnea: 113 lbs.   Female Trainer: 88 lbs.

Catching/ Experience Data

Items Catch Rate Run Chance Experience Won Experience Rate Total Experience
None 190 90 97 Medium Slow 1,059,860


Level Name Power Accuracy Effect
Type Category Power Points Description
1 Poison Sting 15 100 Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Physical 35 The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.
1 Leer 0 100 Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.
Normal Other 30 The opposing team gains an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The opposing team's Defense stats are reduced.
5 Absorb 20 100 Heals the user by half the damage inflicted.
Grass Special 25 A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
9 Growth 0 0 Raises the user's Attack and Special Attack by one stage.
Normal Other 40 The user's body grows all at once, raising the Attack and Sp. Atk stats.
13 Leech Seed 0 90 Seeds the target, stealing HP from it every turn.
Grass Other 10 A seed is planted on the target. It steals some HP from the target every turn.
17 Sand-Attack 0 100 Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.
Ground Other 15 Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing its accuracy.
21 Pin Missile 14 85 Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Bug Physical 20 Sharp spikes are shot at the target in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.
25 Ingrain 0 0 Prevents the user from leaving battle. User regains 1/16 of its max HP every turn.
Grass Other 20 The user lays roots that restore its HP on every turn. Because it is rooted, it can't switch out.
29 Faint Attack 60 0 Never misses.
Dark Physical 20 The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
33 Spikes 0 0 Scatters Spikes, hurting opposing Pokémon that switch in.
Ground Other 20 The user lays a trap of spikes at the opposing team's feet. The trap hurts Pokémon that switch into battle.
37 Sucker Punch 80 100 Only works if the target is about to use a damaging move.
Dark Physical 5 This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the target is not readying an attack, however.
41 Payback 50 100 Power is doubled if the target has already moved this turn.
Dark Physical 10 If the user moves after the target, this attack's power will be doubled.
45 Needle Arm 60 100 Has a 0% chance to make the target flinch.
Grass Physical 15 The user attacks by wildly swinging its thorny arms. It may also make the target flinch.
49 Cotton Spore 0 85 Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.
Grass Other 40 The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the target, harshly reducing its Speed stat.
53 Sandstorm 0 0 Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns.
Rock Other 10 A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
57 Destiny Bond 0 0 If the user faints this turn, the target automatically will, too.
Ghost Other 5 When this move is used, if the user faints, the Pokémon that landed the knockout hit also faints.
Hit Points (HP) Attack (ATK) Defense (DEF) Speed (SPD) Special Attack (SPATK) Special Defense (SPDEF)
EV Gain +0 +0 +0 +0 +1 +0
Base 50 85 40 35 85 40
Hit Points (HP) Attack (ATK) Defense (DEF) Speed (SPD) Special Attack (SPATK) Special Defense (SPDEF)
381493 170493 438493 432493 145493 442493