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Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
Nuclear

The Nuclear Type is a new Pokémon type introduced in Pokémon Uranium, bringing the total number of types present in the game to 19.

Nuclear can be considered a type akin to the Shadow-type in Pokémon Colosseum and XD. Regular Pokémon that are exposed to an undue amount of radiation will become corrupted and feral, turning a different color. Unlike the Shadow-type, however, those who have become corrupted can evolve, even Pokemon which evolve through friendship.

Corrupted Nuclear Pokémon are much more aggressive than normal Pokémon and have been likened to mindless monsters that will attack anything in sight. The player can catch them, but they disobey orders and may even attack their trainer. During the course of the story, corrupted Nuclear Pokémon can be cured to act normally and obey orders. Their typing, appearance, and moveset will remain the same. Naturally occurring Nuclear-type Pokémon (Urayne, Nucleon, and Hazma) are stable and will behave normally without any special treatment.

The only Nuclear Pokémon that can breed are Nucleon, Hazma, and the corrupted Nuclear Tancoon, Corsola, and Gyarados that can be found on Route 7. (This is possibly due to a glitch, and the offspring are not Nuclear-type.) Along with Actan and Urayne, these seem to be the only Nuclear Pokémon that do not need to be cured.

Battle properties

Offensive NuclearIC Big Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
NormalIC Big
FireIC Big
FightingIC Big
WaterIC Big
FlyingIC Big
GrassIC Big
PoisonIC Big
ElectricIC Big
GroundIC Big
PsychicIC Big
RockIC Big
IceIC Big
BugIC Big
DragonIC Big
GhostIC Big
DarkIC Big
FairyIC Big
½× NuclearIC Big
½× SteelIC Big
NuclearIC Big
NormalIC Big
FireIC Big
FightingIC Big
WaterIC Big
FlyingIC Big
GrassIC Big
ElectricIC Big
GroundIC Big
PsychicIC Big
RockIC Big
IceIC Big
BugIC Big
DragonIC Big
GhostIC Big
DarkIC Big
SteelIC Big
FairyIC Big
None None

Pokémon

There are currently 7 known natural Nuclear-type Pokémon, which is about 3% of all Pokémon.

There are also 30 Pokémon that can have an alternate form with the Nuclear subtype, if they were corrupted by radiation from nearby radiated sources. Pokémon that aren't naturally Nuclear-type are aggressive, and may disobey their trainers if caught.

Pure Nuclear-type Pokémon

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#138 Icon138 Nucleon
Nuclear Nuclear
#168 Icon168 Xenomite
Nuclear Nuclear
#169 Icon169 Xenogen
Nuclear Nuclear
#170 Icon170 Xenoqueen
Nuclear Nuclear
#171 Icon171 Hazma
Nuclear Nuclear
#197 Icon197 Urayne
Nuclear Nuclear

Secondary Nuclear-type Pokémon

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#172 Icon172 Geigeroach
Bug Nuclear

Corrupted Nuclear-Type Pokémon

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#n007 Iconn007 Chyinmunk
Nuclear Chyinmunk
Normal Nuclear
#n008 Iconn008 Kinetmunk
Nuclear Kinetmunk
Normal Nuclear
#n021 Iconn021 Tofurang
Nuclear Tofurang
Poison Nuclear
#n027 Iconn027 Magikarp
Nuclear Magikarp
Water Nuclear
#n028 Iconn028 Gyarados
Nuclear Gyarados
Water Nuclear
#n035 Iconn035 Owten
Nuclear Owten
Normal Nuclear
#n036 Iconn036 Eshouten
Nuclear Eshouten
Normal Nuclear
#n044 Iconn044 Ekans
Nuclear Ekans
Poison Nuclear
#n045 Iconn045 Arbok
Nuclear Arbok
Poison Nuclear
#n046 Iconn046 Tancoon
Nuclear Tancoon
Dark Nuclear
#n047 Iconn047 Tanscure
Nuclear Tanscure
Dark Nuclear
#n053 Iconn053 Jerbolta
Nuclear Jerbolta
Electric Nuclear
#n060 Iconn060 Baashaun
Nuclear Baashaun
Dark Nuclear
#n061 Iconn061 Baaschaf
Nuclear Baaschaf
Dark Nuclear
#n062 Iconn062 Baariette
Nuclear Baariette
Dark Nuclear
#n065 Iconn065 Costraw
Nuclear Costraw
Poison Nuclear
#n066 Iconn066 Trawpint
Nuclear Trawpint
Poison Nuclear
#n075 Iconn075 Gligar
Nuclear Gligar
Ground Nuclear
#n076 Iconn076 Gliscor
Nuclear Gliscor
Ground Nuclear
#n081 Iconn081 Corsola
Nuclear Corsola
Water Nuclear
#n082 Iconn082 Corsoreef
Nuclear Corsoreef
Water Nuclear
#n083 Iconn083 Tubjaw
Nuclear Tubjaw
Water Nuclear
#n084 Iconn084 Tubareel
Nuclear Tubareel
Water Nuclear
#n088 Iconn088 Nupin
Nuclear Nupin
Grass Nuclear
#n089 Iconn089 Gellin
Nuclear Gellin
Grass Nuclear
#n094 Iconn094 Barand
Nuclear Barand
Dragon Nuclear
#n099 Iconn099 Paraudio
Nuclear Paraudio
Normal Nuclear
#n100 Iconn100 Paraboom
Nuclear Paraboom
Normal Nuclear
#n145 Iconn145 Chupacho
Nuclear Chupacho
Poison Nuclear
#n146 Iconn146 Luchabra
Nuclear Luchabra
Poison Nuclear
#n166 Iconn166 Hagoop
Nuclear Hagoop
Poison Nuclear
#n167 Iconn167 Haagross
Nuclear Haagross
Poison Nuclear
#n196 Iconn196 Actan
Nuclear Actan
Nuclear Steel

Moves

Move Category Power Accuracy PP Target Description
Gamma Ray Special 40 100% 30 (max 48)
   
   
Anyone
The user fires a blast of nuclear radiation at the enemy.
Half-life Special 90% 10 (max 16)
   
   
Anyone
The user cuts the target´s HP in half.
Nuclear Slash Physical 55 90% 20 (max 32)
   
   
Anyone
The target is attacked with a slash of claws or blades. Critical hits land more easily.
Radioacid Special 60 100% 15 (max 24)
   
   
Anyone
The user shoots a powerful blast made of radioactive waste. It may cause a burn.
Nuclear Waste Status 85% 10 (max 16)
   
   
Anyone
Spits toxic, radioactive sludge that badly poisons the foe.
Fallout Status % 10 (max 16)
   
   
All Pokémon
Summons a five-turn nuclear fallout to hurt all combatants except the Nuclear and Steel types every turn.
Proton Beam Special 100 90% 5 (max 8)
   
   
Anyone
The user unleashes a powerful, radioactive blast on the enemy. However, it lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages.
Quantum Leap Physical 100 100% 5 (max 8)
   
   
Anyone
The user vanishes in the first turn and attacks the foe with full power in the next turn.
Fission Burst Physical 150 100% 5 (max 8)
   
   
All but user
The user explodes to inflict damage on those around it. The user faints upon using this move.
Expunge Special 110 70% 5 (max 8)
   
   
Anyone
Purges the foe of impurities, dealing extra damage to Nuclear types.
Atomic Punch Physical 80 95% 15 (max 24)
   
   
Anyone
A punch inbued with radiation, capable of infecting the enemy.

Exclusive Abilities

Note: This list does not include Signature Abilities

Ability Description Bearers
Lead Skin Gives full immunity to all Nuclear type moves. Icon171Icon172
Geiger Sense Raises Sp. Attack and Attack when a Nuclear-type is in the field. Icon197Icon138

Trivia

  • All Nuclear-type Pokémon that can Mega Evolve would be part Dark-type in their usual Mega Evolution. However, only Baariette will be Dark-type in its Nuclear form, as Nuclear takes the place of Dark on Gyarados and Arbok.
  • On dual-type Pokémon (with the exception of Nuclear Actan) the Nuclear-type is exclusively a secondary type.