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Avalugg (クレベース, Kurebeesu) is an Ice-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It has a Ice/Rock-type Hisuian form introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Kalosan

Avalugg is a large quadrupedal Pokémon resembling a tortoise made of ice. Its triangular head is small, with yellow eyes and tusk-like growths on the sides of its mouth, while its broad flat shell is diamond-shaped and lined with purple horizontal gouges. Its four stubby feet have three claws each and are lined with purple markings too. Avalugg's back is a resting place for its pre-evolution Bergmite.

Hisuian

Hisuian Avalugg is noticeably smaller than its Kalosian counterpart, weighing only half as much. This regional variant has its entire body made of stone, whilst its top, along with its head, are covered in a layer of solid ice. The head of Hisuian Avalugg is larger compared to Kalosian Avalugg, and has two large tusk-like plates on its lower jaw.

Behavior

A slow but immensely powerful Pokémon, Avalugg are capable of crushing any obstacle that stands in their way. They are often seen carrying groups of Bergmite on their backs in a manner similar to an aircraft carrier. The Bergmite on their backs will lodge themselves into their crevasses, covering them in sharp and icy spikes. With their backsides protected, Avalugg will then try to crush foes with their weight. Avalugg are diurnal Pokémon; their crevasses can be observed widening in the morning sun as they go about their day before rebuilding as they rest for the night.

Hisuian

The Avalugg of Hisui are adapted entirely to terrestrial life compared to their amphibious relatives. Scientists believe this change may have arisen due to the steep terrain of the region, granting Avalugg that could navigate hills and mountains access to more abundant resources. In fact, Hisuian Avalugg actively avoid the sea; being part Rock-type, they consume minerals in addition to ice in order to sustain their bodies. These Pokémon use their sturdy tusks to plow through snow drifts as they make their way down slopes. Tougher than steel, these rocky growths sprout from their lower jaws and are covered in reinforced ice. They shatter boulders and icefalls obstructing their paths with ease. Medieval Hisuian travelers used to follow in the wakes of these Pokémon, taking advantage of the paths they cleared. Hisuian Avalugg take advantage of mountain shade in order to keep away from the sun. If they stay in direct sunlight for too long, their rocky bodies will begin to retain heat and melt their icy exteriors. For this reason, they will often move around mountains over the course of the day, following the shade.

Natural abilities

An Avalugg's body is as hard as steel, providing Avalugg with high endurance as long as they are not exposed under prolonged sunlight.

Special Abilities

Avalugg gains the abilities Own Tempo, Ice Body, and Sturdy. Own Tempo prevents Avalugg from being confused. Ice Body allows Avalugg to gradually heal itself each turn during Hail. Sturdy, Avalugg's Hidden Ability allows Avalugg to hold onto one health point.

Evolution

Avalugg evolves from Bergmite at level 37.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X and Y Evolve Bergmite None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Transfer None
Sword and Shield Lake of Outrage
Max Raid Battle: Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness
Rare

Pokédex entries

  • X

    Its ice-covered body is as hard as steel. Its cumbersome frame crushes anything that stands in its way.

  • Y

    The way several Bergmite huddle on its back makes it look like an aircraft carrier made of ice.

  • Omega Ruby

    Its ice-covered body is as hard as steel. Its cumbersome frame crushes anything that stands in its way.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    The way several Bergmite huddle on its back makes it look like an aircraft carrier made of ice.

  • Sword

    At high latitudes, this Pokémon can be found with clusters of Bergmite on its back as it swims among the icebergs.

  • Shield

    As Avalugg moves about during the day, the cracks in its body deepen. The Pokémon's body returns to a pristine state overnight.

  • Legends: Arceus

    Hisuian Form: The armor of ice covering its lower jaw puts steel to shame and can shatter rocks with ease. This Pokémon barrels along steep mountain paths, cleaving through the deep snow.


Stats

Avalugg's Stats
HP
95
Attack
117
Defense
184
Sp. Atk
44
Sp. Def
46
Speed
28
Total
514

Avalugg's Stats
HP
95
Attack
127
Defense
184
Sp. Atk
34
Sp. Def
36
Speed
38
Total
514

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1SM
1USUM
Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
N/ASM
1USUM
Wide Guard —% 10 Rock Status
1SM
1USUM
Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
1SM
1USUM
Skull Bash 130 100% 10 Normal Physical
1SM
1USUM
Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
1SM
1USUM
Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1SM
1USUM
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1SM
1USUM
Harden —% 30 Normal Status
1SM
1USUM
Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special
EvoSM
EvoUSUM
Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
5SM
5USUM
Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special
10SM
10USUM
Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice Special
15SM
15USUM
Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
20SM
20USUM
Sharpen —% 30 Normal Status
22SM
22USUM
Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
26SM
26USUM
Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical
30SM
30USUM
Ice Ball 30 90% 20 Ice Physical
35SM
35USUM
Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
42SM
42USUM
Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical
46SM
46USUM
Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
51SM
51USUM
Recover —% 10 Normal Status
56SM
56USUM
Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
60SM
60USUM
Skull Bash 130 100% 10 Normal Physical
65SM
65USUM
Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
1 Skull Bash 130 100% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
1 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status Tough 2 0 ♥
5 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
10 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
20 Sharpen —% 30 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
22 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Tough 3 0 ♥
26 Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
30 Ice Ball 30 90% 20 Ice Physical Beautiful 3 0 ♥
35 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
42 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Beautiful 3 0 ♥
46 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
51 Recover —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
56 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
60 Skull Bash 130 100% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
65 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM79 Frost Breath 60 90% 10 Ice Special
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM79 Frost Breath 60 90% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Avalugg can learn, refer to Bergmite.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
After You ORAS —% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Battle Animation Sprites

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Appearances

Anime

Main article: Wulfric's Avalugg

Avalugg made its anime debut in XY120 under the ownership of Wulfric. It easily defeated Ash's Hawlucha, Talonflame, and Greninja. Avalugg later appeared in XY122 where it defeated Ash's Pikachu, but was knocked out by Talonflame.

Manga

Main article: Wulfric's Avalugg

Trivia

  • Avalugg and Regice share the same category. Both Pokémon are known as the Iceberg Pokémon.
  • Avalugg has the highest Defense stat of all Ice-type Pokémon.
  • Avalugg and Bergmite were added to the Mineral Egg Group in Sword and Shield.
    • In turn, their Egg Group combination is unique.

Origin

Avalugg resembles a tortoise and an iceberg. The way it carries Bergmite on its back may be a reference to aircraft carriers, specifically Project Habakkuk, a failed attempt by the British during World War II to create aircraft carriers out of a mix of wood pulp and ice in order to get planes close enough to take out enemy submarines. Its cycle of healing during the night and cracking during the day as seen in its Pokémon Shield Pokédex entry may reference the cycle of the polar ice caps in which they grow larger in the winter but melt during the summer.

Hisuian Avalugg are inspired by elements of melting glaciers, and wedge plow trains. The concept of it being based on the scrapped aircraft carrier of Project Habakkuk (which was a British military plan during the Second World War) also becomes more evident, as it no longer shapes like a diamond when viewed from atop.

Etymology

Avalugg comes from avalanche and lug.

Its Japanese name, Kurebēsu, is a portmanteau of crevasse (a deep crack in icebergs) and base.

Gallery

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