Cacnea, the Cactus Pokémon. Cacnea lives primarally in dry desert areas, and attacks by swinging its pin covered arms like hammers.
– Ash’s Pokedex
Cacnea is based on a cactus, it might be difficult to be a trainer of such a pointy Pokemon. In the anime, James had a Cacnea, and every time it comes out of its Pokeball, it hugs James’ face, causing him much pain. Still, James and his Cacnea have a pretty good bond. But Cacnea left James to train with Gardenia.
Stat-wise, it has high Attack and Sp Attack, but its defenses and Speed aren’t too good. In Gen V, Cacnea has the Hidden Ability Water Absorb, probably ’cause it’s based on a cactus. While it’s resistant to Water already, Water Absorb gives it immunity to Water attacks now.