Nihilego is a RockPoison-type Ultra Beast introduced in Generation VII. It is also known as the 'Parasite Pokémon'.

How to Obtain

Nihilego can be obtained anywhere, but only on Tuesday. You must have a Rock-type Pokémon as well as a Poison-type Pokémon in your party in order to be able to encounter it.

It can also be obtained from trading and the Pokémon Roulette.


Nihilego is not known to evolve from or to any Pokémon.


Moves when caught

  • Psybeam
  • Headbutt
  • Toxic Spikes
  • Sludge Wave

Moves that can be taught by Move-Relearner

  • Charge Beam
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Power Gem
  • Pound
  • Sludge Bomb

Type Effectiveness 


Effectiveness Type(s)
Extreme Weakness Ground
Weaknesses Psychic, Steel, Water
Resistances Bug, Fairy, Fire, Flying, Normal
Extreme Resistance Poison
Immunity None