Scorbunny (ヒバニー Hibanii) is the Fire-type Starter Pokémon of the Galar region. It is one of the three Starter Pokémon revealed for the core titles Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Biology

Physiology

Scorbunny looks like a small white rabbit with reddish-orange patches at the tips of its ears and feet and light yellow rectangles both on its face right between the eyes and the soles of its feet. Around its neck is a small red collar-like ruff.

Behavior

Scorbunny is always bursting with energy. It uses its agility and natural kicking skills to confuse opponents. According to the anime, a Scorbunny's foot is said to bring good luck, a reference to how a rabbit's foot is often used as a good luck charm.

Natural abilities

Scorbunny's feet give off friction whenever it runs, leaving flames wherever it sprints. It can also ignite its feet to produce a powerful kick and scorch opponents. Its second heart is actually an internal flame sac that produces intense heat energy. Scorbunny can increase its body temperature by moving around quickly, then releasing all of its energy in the form of heat.

Evolution

Scorbunny  evolves into Raboot starting at level 16, which evolves into Cinderace starting at level 35.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Starter Pokémon from Leon in Postwick One


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    A warm-up of running around gets fire energy coursing through this Pokémon's body. Once that happens, it's ready to fight at full power.

  • Shield

    It has special pads on the backs of its feet, and one on its nose. Once it's raring to fight, these pads radiate tremendous heat.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
50
Atk
71
Def
40
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
40
Speed
69
Total
310


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 35
1 Growl Type Normal.gif Status 100% 40
6 Ember Type Fire.gif Special 40 100% 25
8 Quick Attack Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 30
12 Double Kick Type Fighting.gif Physical 30 100% 30
17 Flame Charge Type Fire.gif Physical 50 100% 20
20 Agility Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
24 Headbutt Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 15
28 Counter Type Fighting.gif Physical 100% 20
32 Bounce Type Flying.gif Physical 85 85% 5
36 Double-Edge Type Normal.gif Physical 120 100% 15
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
TM01 Mega Kick Type Normal.gif Physical 120 75% 5
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
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
TM52 Bounce Type Flying.gif Physical 85 85% 5
TM56 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM68 Fire Fang Type Fire.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM75 Low Sweep Type Fighting.gif Physical 65 100% 20
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM78 Acrobatics Type Flying.gif Physical 55 100% 15
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
TR02 Flamethrower Type Fire.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR07 Low Kick Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 20
TR12 Agility Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TR13 Focus Energy Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR15 Fire Blast Type Fire.gif Special 110 85% 5
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR21 Reversal Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 15
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR29 Baton Pass Type Normal.gif Status 100% 40
TR36 Heat Wave Type Fire.gif Special 95 90% 10
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR41 Blaze Kick Type Fire.gif Physical 85 90% 10
TR43 Overheat Type Fire.gif Special 130 90% 5
TR73 Gunk Shot Type Poison.gif Physical 120 80% 5
TR80 Electro Ball Type Electric.gif Special ? 100% 10
TR83 Ally Switch Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 15
TR85 Work Up Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
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

Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
High Jump Kick Type Fighting.gif Physical 130 90% 10
Parent Candidates:
Sand Attack Type Ground.gif Status 100% 15
Parent Candidates:
Sucker Punch Type Dark.gif Physical 70 100% 5
Parent Candidates:
Super Fang Type Normal.gif Physical ? 90% 10
Parent Candidates:
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.
* 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 TM.


By tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Fire Pledge Type Fire.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

Appearance

Anime

Main article: Goh's Cinderace

Goh's Scorbunny.

Scorbunny as teased as one of the main characters in Pokémon Journeys: The Series (series), as Goh's partner. It debuted in "Settling the Scorbunny!". Before meeting Goh and Ash, Scorbunny started out as a common thief who stole people’s foods to feed its fellow thieves, the three packs of Nickit. Scorbunny then officially joined Goh in "Mind-Boggling Dynamax!," where it became his first Pokémon. It since evolved into Raboot and Cinderace.

Trivia

  • Scorbunny's line shares its category with the Buneary line.
  • Scorbunny shares a trait with Oshawott, as both do not like being ignored and they always like being the center of attention.
  • Scorbunny, along with the other Galar Starter Pokémon, Grookey and Sobble, are the only regional Starter Pokémon that Ash Ketchum hasn't caught.

Origin

Scorbunny is possibly based on a white rabbit. The way its feet catch fire to things may reference how, if something is fast enough, it can catch fire. It also shares similarities with soccer players, fitting its soccer motif other than its signature flaming kicks, bandaid-like on the top of its nose, which is the Galar region’s real-life country bases and its main sport, as well as the band-aid being a symbol of Japanese-designed young, energetic and rambunctious young male characters.

Due to visibly having a soccer motif, this motif foreshadows its evolved forms being attributed with it as well.

Etymology

Scorbunny comes from scorch (to burn) and bunny. It may also derive from score (as a reference to soccer).

Its Japanese name, Hibanī, comes from hibana (spark) and bunny.

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