Rillaboom (ゴリランダー Gorirandaa) is a Grass-type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Rillaboom is a large, bipedal Pokémon that resembles a gorilla. It has dark brown fur, an orange muzzle, leafy "hair," and a "belt" made of leaves. Its body is mostly dark brown with gray markings on its chest, hands, shoulders, and feet. Its hands and feet are a light gray-brown, with its wrists sporting green leaf-like protrusions. It carries two drumsticks and a wooden drum that it hides in its hair.

Its Gigantamax form is the same except its wooden drum became a full drum set. Four vines extend from its leafy hair and play the drums.

Behavior

Rillaboom has a gentle nature and won’t involve itself in trivial fights. However, it is extremely sensitive to any actions that could risk the harmony around it, so it keeps such actions strictly in check. Rillaboom has a strong sense of solidarity with others, and it will fight ferociously when its allies are in trouble.

Gigantamax Rillaboom focuses completely on playing its drums, compelled by the power welling up inside it. The sound can reach across oceans and be heard by those living in other regions. It’s said that those who hear the beat will begin to dance uncontrollably, overwhelmed by a rhythm that surges up from inside them.

Natural abilities

In battle, Rillaboom unleashes powerful sound waves with its drum and throws opponents about by controlling the roots of its stump. The skills it honed while it was a Thwackey are put on full display.

When undergoing Gigantamax, Rillaboom’s tree-stump drum grows rapidly— to the point that it now resembles a small forest on its own. Gigantamax Rillaboom merges with the forest of drums and becomes even more powerful. It can control its sticks as if they were its own limbs, and it demonstrates transcendental drumming techniques.

Evolution

It is the final evolution of Grookey, evolving from Thwackey starting at level 35.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Evolve Thwackey None


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    By drumming, it taps into the power of its special tree stump. The roots of the stump follow its direction in battle.
    Gigantamax: Gigantamax energy has caused Rillaboom's stump to grow into a drum set that resembles a forest.

  • Shield

    The one with the best drumming techniques becomes the boss of the troop. It has a gentle disposition and values harmony among its group.
    Gigantamax: Rillaboom has become one with its forest of drums and continues to lay down beats that shake all of Galar.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
100
Atk
125
Def
90
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
70
Speed
85
Total
530


Learnset

Leveling

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo Drum Beating Type Grass.gif Physical 80 100% 10
1 Drum Beating Type Grass.gif Physical 80 100% 10
1 Double Hit Type Normal.gif Physical 35 90% 10
1 Grassy Terrain Type Grass.gif Status 100% 10
1 Noble Roar Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
1 Scratch Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 35
1 Growl Type Normal.gif Status 100% 40
1 Branch Poke Type Grass.gif Physical 40 100% 40
1 Taunt Type Dark.gif Physical 100% 20
12 Razor Leaf Type Grass.gif Physical 55 100% 25
19 Screech Type Normal.gif Status 85% 40
24 Knock Off Type Dark.gif Physical 65 100% 20
30 Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 80 75% 20
38 Uproar Type Normal.gif Special 90 100% 10
46 Wood Hammer Type Grass.gif Physical 120 100% 15
54 Endeavor Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 5
62 Boomburst Type Normal.gif Special 140 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM00 Mega Punch Type Normal.gif Physical 80 85% 20
TM01 Mega Kick Type Normal.gif Physical 120 75% 5
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM10 Magical Leaf Type Grass.gif Special 60 100% 20
TM11 Solar Beam Type Grass.gif Special 120 100% 10
TM12 Solar Blade Type Grass.gif Physical 125 100% 10
TM16 Screech Type Normal.gif Status 85% 40
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM26 Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM28 Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 75 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status 100% 5
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM40 Swift Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 20
TM43 Brick Break Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM50 Bullet Seed Type Grass.gif Physical 25 100% 30
TM53 Mud Shot Type Ground.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM56 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM59 Fling Type Dark.gif Physical ? 100% 10
TM63 Drain Punch Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM78 Acrobatics Type Flying.gif Physical 55 100% 15
TM81 Bulldoze Type Ground.gif Physical 60 100% 20
TM88 Grassy Terrain Type Grass.gif Status 100% 10
TM97 Brutal Swing Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 20
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground.gif Physical 75 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR00 Swords Dance Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR07 Low Kick Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 20
TR10 Earthquake Type Ground.gif Physical 100 100% 10
TR13 Focus Energy Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR35 Uproar Type Normal.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR39 Superpower Type Fighting.gif Physical 120 100% 5
TR42 Hyper Voice Type Normal.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR48 Bulk Up Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 20
TR64 Focus Blast Type Fighting.gif Special 120 70% 5
TR65 Energy Ball Type Grass.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR67 Earth Power Type Ground.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR71 Leaf Storm Type Grass.gif Special 130 90% 5
TR77 Grass Knot Type Grass.gif Special ? 100% 20
TR85 Work Up Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR93 Darkest Lariat Type Dark.gif Physical 85 100% 10
TR94 High Horsepower Type Ground.gif Physical 95 95% 10
TR99 Body Press Type Fighting.gif Physical 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Rillaboom can learn, refer to Grookey.


By tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Frenzy Plant Type Grass.gif Special 150 90% 5
SWSH Grass Pledge Type Grass.gif Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Sprites


Trivia

  • Rillaboom is the first fully evolved Grass-type Starter Pokémon that is unable to learn Synthesis by any means. It is also unable to learn Belly Drum (despite being based off a gorilla and carrying around a drum) and Gunk Shot, despite many other ape-like Pokémon (including Chimchar and its evolutions, another ape-like Starter line) being able to do so.
    • Adding on to this, Rillaboom is also unable to learn any moves that counter Flying-types, not even Thunder Punch or Stone Edge (both of which Infernape's line could learn).
  • Despite being based on a gorilla, Rillaboom doesn't get Gorilla Tactics as its Hidden Ability (which would help with its shallow move pool). Galarian Darmanitan (a Pokémon based more around orangutans) gets the ability instead.

Origin

Rillaboom is based on a gorilla and a Taiko drummer, with its Gigantamax form more resembling a rock drummer kit. The fact that Rillaboom is a drummer is a reference to how real-world gorillas beat their chests when they're angry or being territorial. It may also be a reference to the British rock band Gorillaz or the American rock band The Monkees. As it's a gorilla-like Pokémon in a Nintendo-owned game that plays wooden drums, Rillaboom may also, to some degree, be based on the character Donkey Kong, who, throughout the various games in his series (many of which were developed by British game developer Rare), is associated with bongo drums. As Grass-type starters tend to be based on prehistoric animals, Rillaboom may also be based on Gigantopithecus.

Etymology

Rillaboom is a combination of gorilla and boom (referring to a sound of a drum).

Gorirandā comes from "gorilla" and 乱打 (randa, battering).

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