Drilbur (モグリュー Moguryuu) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Drilbur is a chubby mole-like Pokémon. It has a plump black body with blue streaks along with a white snout and white claws. It has blue round spot on its palms. Drilbur has wide eyes that are almost completely white but contain a single black dot-like pupil. It has oval shaped feet that have three toes. It has three sharp white claws on each arm. Its claws are almost connected, but the three lines show three claws.

Evolution

Drilbur evolves into Excadrill at level 31.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Wellspring Cave, Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Twist Mountain Common
Black 2 and White 2 Relic Passage, Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave Common
X and Y Breed Excadrill None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Breed Excadrill None


Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    It can dig though 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

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

  • White 2

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

  • 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.

  • Omega Ruby

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

  • Alpha Sapphire

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

  • Sword

    It brings its claws together and whirls around at high speed before rushing toward its prey.

  • Shield

    It's a digger, using its claws to burrow through the ground. It causes damage to vegetable crops, so many farmers have little love for it.


Stats

Drilbur's Stats
HP
60
Attack
85
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
30
Sp. Def
45
Speed
68
Total
328

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Mud Sport —% 15 Ground Status
5 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
8 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
12 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
15 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
19 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
22 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
26 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
29 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
33 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
36 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
40 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
43 Drill Run 80 95% 10 Ground Physical
47 Fissure —% 5 Ground 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 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Mud Sport —% 15 Ground Status Cute 2 0 ♥
5 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
8 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3 0 ♥
12 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
15 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
19 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
22 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
26 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
29 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
33 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
36 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
40 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
43 Drill Run 80 95% 10 Ground Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
47 Fissure —% 5 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
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 V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Mud Sport —% 15 Ground Status
5 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
8 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
12 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
15 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
19 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
22 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
26 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
29 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
33 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
36 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
40 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
43 Drill Run 80 95% 10 Ground Physical
47 Fissure —% 5 Ground 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying 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
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
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 and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 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 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 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 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
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 ♥
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 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
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.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying 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
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal 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.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Crush Claw Sandslash, Zangoose 75 95% 10 Normal Physical
Earth Power Nidoking, Diglett, Diglett, Dugtrio, Dugtrio, Numel, Camerupt 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Iron Defense Sandshrew, Mawile, Torkoal, Mudbray, Mudsdale —% 15 Steel Status
Metal Sound Lucario 85% 40 Steel Status
Rapid Spin Sandshrew, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Donphan, Torkoal, Drilbur, Excadrill, Komala 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
Rock Climb Scraggy, Scrafty, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Lycanroc 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
Skull Bash * Rhyhorn, Bidoof 130 100% 10 Normal Physical
Submission * Chimchar 80 80% 20 Fighting 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Crush Claw Sandslash, Zangoose 75 95% 10 Normal Physical Cool 1 4 ♥
Earth Power Nidoking, Diglett, Dugtrio, Numel, Camerupt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense Mawile, Torkoal —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Metal Sound Lucario 85% 40 Steel Status Clever 1 3 ♥
Rapid Spin Sandshrew, Sandslash, Donphan, Torkoal, Drilbur, Excadrill 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Rock Climb Scraggy, Scrafty 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Skull Bash * Rhyhorn, Bidoof 130 100% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Submission * Chimchar 80 80% 25 Fighting Physical Cool 6 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Crush Claw Sandslash, Zangoose 75 95% 10 Normal Physical
Earth Power Nidoking, Diglett, Dugtrio, Numel, Camerupt 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Iron Defense Mawile, Torkoal —% 15 Steel Status
Metal Sound Lucario 85% 40 Steel Status
Rapid Spin Sandshrew, Sandslash, Donphan, Torkoal, Drilbur, Excadrill 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
Rock Climb Scraggy, Scrafty 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
Skull Bash * Rhyhorn, Bidoof 100 100% 15 Normal Physical
Submission * Chimchar 80 80% 25 Fighting 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Drill Run USUM 80 95% 10 Ground Physical
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Drill Run ORAS 80 95% 10 Ground Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Drill Run B2W2 80 95% 10 Ground Physical
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock 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.

Sprites

Anime

Iris' Drilbur.

Trainers with a Drilbur

Trivia

  • Drilbur was revealed on Oha Suta on June 27, 2010. It was officially revealed on the September issue of Coro Coro on August 8, 2010.
  • Drilbur and its evolved form are currently the only mole-type Pokémon to surface since Diglett and Dugtrio, the original mole Pokémon, don't surface their entire bodies.

Origin

Drilbur is based on a mole.

Etymology

Drilbur comes from drill and burrow or bury.

Its Japanese name, Moguryū, is likely a portmanteau of 土竜 (mogura, mole) and screw (referring to its drill-like behavior).

Names in other languages

  • Rototaupe, its French name, is a portmanteau of rotation and taupe (French for "mole").
  • Rotomurf, its German name, is a portmanteau of rotation and Maulwurf (German for "mole").
  • Dudeoryu, its Korean name, is a portmanteau of 두더지 (dudeogi, mole) and screw.
  • Luódīngdìshǔ, its Mandarin Chinese name, is a portmanteau of 螺釘 (luódīng, screw), 地 (, ground), and 地鼠 (dìshǔ, mole).

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