Cacturne #332

Evolution family

Cacturne is part of a two-member family.




#331 Cacnea

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#332 Cacturne




#331 Cacnea

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#332 Cacturne


  • Cacturne was released along with the release of Hoenn-region Desert-themed Pokémon on January 23rd, 2018.Icon_Shadow_Pokemon
  •  Shadow form of Cacturne was released at the start of Halloween 2019 on October 17th, 2019.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2018 Jan 23Increased spawns in:
Friendship Day, Grass-type Pokémon: 2021 Apr 24
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 16,144Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance




Best moveset for Cacturne

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Cacturne’s greatest techniques are Sucker Punch and Grass Knot. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Sucker Punch 12 dps
  Grass Knot 41.5 dps


  Poison Jab 12.5 dps
  Grass Knot 41.5 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Sucker Punch 7 11.4 12
 Poison Jab 10 8.8 12.5
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Dark Pulse 80 -16.7 32
 Dynamic Punch 90 -18.5 33.3
 Grass Knot 90 -19.2 41.5
 Payback 100 -45.5 54.5
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Cacturn – Pokemon of three generations, ranked 332 in the Pokedex… He lives in the Hohenn area and is of the herbal and dark kind. This is the last stage in Cacnea’s development.


How to find and catch Pokemon Cacturn?

Cacturne may be found in parks, squares, the countryside, woodlands, meadows, and fields.

Cacturne is an uncommon sighting on the map. Sometimes encountered during raids and field investigations. It is easy to get by evolving the Pokémon Kakney.


Cacturn is one of the numerous Pokemon that may be captured in Pokemon GO.

Cacturn Info

Type Candy Needed to Evolve


To use combat moves, touch the screen while in battle, and the pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Sucker Punch Dark 7
Poison Jab Poison 10
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Grass Knot Grass 90 2
Dark Pulse Dark 80 2
Dynamic Punch Fighting 90 2
  • Evolves From: Cacnea


Cacturne is a humanoid, bipedal Pokémon that looks like a cactus scarecrow. Its face features two eye openings that show yellow eyes and six smaller holes that show a grinning mouth. It has spikes all the way down its limbs, legs, and around its neck. A green rhombi design runs along the front of its body. A female has a huge dark green rhombus on top of a smaller one, but a male has three little dark green rhombuses. On its head is a triangular, dark green feature that resembles a cap with spiky points.

Cacturne is a nocturnal Pokémon that does not move much during the day, allowing it to retain moisture. It hunts for prey at night or pursues passengers until they are weary. Needle Arm was its hallmark move prior to Generation V. It has been living in deserts for so long that its blood has turned to sand.