Essentials

Drilbur

Drilbur

Ground

Abilities

Sand Rush

Doubles Speed during a sandstorm. Protects against sandstorm damage.

Sand Force

Strengthens Rock, Ground, and Steel moves to 1.3× their power during a sandstorm. Protects against sandstorm damage.

Hidden Ability

Mold Breaker

Bypasses targets' abilities if they could hinder or prevent a move.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 0
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel 1
  • Water 2

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 5
National
529
Original Unova
35 Black, White
Updated Unova
76 Black 2, White 2

Names

Japanese
モグリュー (moguryuu)
Korean
두더류
French
Rototaupe
German
Rotomurf
Spanish
Drilbur
Italian
Drilbur

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Field
Hatch counter
20 Search:
Steps to hatch
5355 / 2805

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
66 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Attack
Capture rate
120 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Drilbur Excadrill Level up, starting at level 31

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
60
39.0 293 324
Attack
85
63.3 238 269
Defense
40
10.6 148 179
Special Attack
30
5.5 128 159
Special Defense
45
16.6 158 189
Speed
68
53.4 204 235
Total
328
24.9

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black

It can dig through the ground at a speed of 30 mph. It could give a car running aboveground a good race.

White

It makes its way swiftly through the soil by putting both claws together and rotating at high speed.

Black 2, White 2

By spinning its body, it can dig straight through the ground at a speed of 30 mph.

Generation 6
X

It makes its way swiftly through the soil by putting both claws together and rotating at high speed.

Y

By spinning its body, it can dig straight through the ground at a speed of 30 mph.

Sprites

Drilbur Drilbur Drilbur Drilbur

Miscellany

Species
Mole Search:
Color
Gray Search:
Cry
Footprint
Drilbur
Shape
Sciurine Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Drilbur
3

0'11.8"
0.3 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Drilbur
85

18.7 lb
8.5 kg

Locations

Black Black
White White
Black 2 Black 2
White 2 White 2

Moves

Ground moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Drilbur's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Scratch Normal physical 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Mud Sport Ground status 15

Halves all Electric-type damage.

5 5 Rapid Spin Normal physical 40 20 100%

Frees the user from binding moves, removes Leech Seed, and blows away Spikes.

8 8 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

12 12 Fury Swipes Normal physical 15 18 80%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

15 15 Metal Claw Steel physical 35 50 95%

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Attack by one stage.

19 19 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

22 22 Hone Claws Dark status 15

Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by one stage.

26 26 Slash Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

29 29 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

33 33 Earthquake Ground physical 10 100 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dig users.

36 36 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

40 40 Sandstorm Rock status 10

Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns.

43 43 Drill Run Ground physical 10 80 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

47 47 Fissure Ground physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • Crush Claw Normal physical 10 75 95%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

• • Earth Power Ground special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

• • Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

• • Metal Sound Steel status 40 85%

Lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.

• • Rapid Spin Normal physical 40 20 100%

Frees the user from binding moves, removes Leech Seed, and blows away Spikes.

• • Rock Climb Normal physical 20 90 85%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

• • Skull Bash Normal physical 10 130 100%

Raises the user's Defense by one stage. User charges for one turn before attacking.

• • Submission Fighting physical 20 80 80%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Black 2, White 2 Drill Run Ground physical 10 80 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Black 2, White 2 Earth Power Ground special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Black 2, White 2 Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Black 2, White 2 Stealth Rock Rock status 20

Causes damage when opposing Pokémon switch in.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
01 01 Hone Claws Dark status 15

Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by one stage.

06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

26 26 Earthquake Ground physical 10 100 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dig users.

27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

28 28 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

31 31 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

36 36 Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

37 37 Sandstorm Rock status 10

Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns.

39 39 Rock Tomb Rock physical 15 60 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

56 56 Fling Dark physical 10 * 100%

Throws held item at the target; power depends on the item.

65 65 Shadow Claw Ghost physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

75 75 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

78 78 Bulldoze Ground physical 20 60 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

80 80 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

81 81 X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

84 84 Poison Jab Poison physical 20 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H1 H1 Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H4 H4 Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

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