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Cacnea is a Grass-type Pokémon from the Hoenn region. It can evolve into Cacturne when fed 50 candies.

Pokédex description

Cacnea - Cactus Pokémon
Cacnea lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this Pokémon shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Poison 5 (8)
Icon Dark 7 (10)

Charged attacks

Icon Fighting
40 (25)
Icon Grass
90 (35)
Icon Grass
55 (26)

Evolution family

Cacnea is the part of a two-member family.

167. Cacnea
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50 Cacnea candy
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  • Cacnea was released with the release of desert-theme, Hoenn-region Pokémon on January 23rd, 2018.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Cacnea is 1,064, however it can reach 1,153, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
    • Between April 22nd and April 30th, 2018, Cacnea's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Earth Day 2018.
    • Between July 14th and July 15th, 2018, Cacnea's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Pokémon GO Fest 2018.
    • Between March 19th and March 26th, 2019, Cacnea's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Equinox 2019.
  • Since January 23rd, 2018, Cacnea can be hatched from 5-km Eggs with a 709 of maximal CP.
    • Between March 22nd and April 2nd, 2018, Cacnea was temporarily possible 2-km egg hatchling during the Eggstravaganza 2018.
  • As a former 1st tier Raid Boss, Cacnea's CP was 3,951. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge was 709 and 887 when encountered Pokémon was boosted by weather.

External links

  • Cacnea page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Cacnea article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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