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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.
Pokémon cry:
Cacnea cry

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.
  • From January 23rd, 2018 to December 16th, 2019, Cacnea used to be a possible hatchling from 5-km Eggs.
  • 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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