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Swoobat #528: Swoobat
Pokémon
#530: Excadrill Excadrill
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Drilbur (disambiguation).
Drilbur
モグリュー Mogurew
#529
529Drilbur.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Ground Unknown
Category
Mole Pokémon
Abilities
Sand Rush or Sand Force Mold Breaker
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#035 #076
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'00"
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
18.7 lbs.
Imperial
8.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F529.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 66 Battle Exp.: 661*

Drilbur (Japanese: モグリュー Mogurew) is a Ground-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Excadrill starting at level 31.

Biology

Physiology

Drilbur is a mole-like Pokémon. It has a black body with blue-gray streaks along with a white snout with a pink nose and white claws which, when compared, are about the size of its head. These claws are shovel like, and have three separate sections. Its eyes have very small black irises. It has small feet with three toes each.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Drilbur are very skilled diggers, said to travel around 30 mph underground. They can tunnel through soil by putting both claws together and rotating at high speed.

Behavior

Habitat

Drilbur lives underground.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Drilbur in the anime.

Major appearances

Iris's Drilbur

Drilbur made its debut in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! in a series of flashbacks, as the Pokémon that would become Iris's Excadrill.

Other

A Drilbur under the ownership of Ferris made an appearance in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1.

Another Drilbur appeared in BW099 under the ownership of Riku. It battled alongside Riku's twin brother Soran's Braviary against Ash's Unfezant and Cilan's Pansage, and lost.

Minor appearances

Drilbur made an appearance in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

A Drilbur appeared in Crisis at Ferroseed Research!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Sandstorm, a Drilbur partakes in a game that the workers play in during their break.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Drilbur appears in the manga adaptation of Pokémon Conquest.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Drilbur makes an appearance in Pocket Monsters BW.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

A Drilbur appears in The Beginning of the Adventure!.

In the TCG

Main article: Drilbur (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
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 By spinning its body, it can dig straight through the ground at a speed of 30 mph.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Wellspring Cave, Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Twist Mountain
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Relic Passage, Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave
Dream World
Icy Cave*
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Bumpy Mountain, Stone Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Shimmering Lake, World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Cove Area

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 68
65 - 132 126 - 258
Total: 328   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
055 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
088 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1212 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1515 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1919 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2222 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
2626 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2929 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
3333 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
3636 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 30
4040 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
4343 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 09595% 10
4747 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Drilbur obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drilbur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drilbur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drilbur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drilbur

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
NidokingDiglettDugtrioNumelCamerupt Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
MawileTorkoal Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
Lucario Metal Sound Steel Status 85% 40
SandshrewSandslashDonphanTorkoalDrilburExcadrill Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
ScraggyScrafty Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
RhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTorkoal
BidoofBibarelBouffalant
Skull Bash* Normal Physical 100 100% 15
ChimcharMonfernoInfernape Submission* Fighting Physical 80 80% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Drilbur in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Drilbur in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drilbur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drilbur

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Drilbur can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Drilbur cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drilbur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drilbur

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Icy Cave Metal Sound Steel Status 85% 40
Icy Cave Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Drilbur can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drilbur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drilbur

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2529.png Strong: Oshawott icon.pngSnivy icon.png Weak: Pikachu icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He started practicing his drilling moves to win battles, but now he enjoys drilling more than battling.
PCP529.png HP: ★★ Move: Dig
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Sandpit
Defense: Ability 2: Stealth
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Parry
Evolves into Excadrill when Attack reaches 97
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Asahi, Naka, Ume, Kei

Evolution

Drilbur
Unevolved
Drilbur
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 31


Excadrill
First evolution
Excadrill
 Ground  Steel 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 529.png Spr 5b 529.png Spr b 5b 529.png
Spr 5b 529 s.png Spr 5b 529 s.png Spr b 5b 529 s.png
Drilbur For other sprites and images, please see Drilbur images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Drilbur was revealed on Oha Suta on June 27, 2010.
  • Drilbur is the only pure Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.
  • Drilbur shares the same species name with Diglett and Dugtrio. They are all known as Mole Pokémon.

Origin

It is based on a mole. The shape of its arms could come from shovels.

Name origin

Drilbur may be a combination of drill and burrow.

Mogurew may be a combination of 土竜 mogura (mole) and screw. Notably, an alternate reading of 竜 is ryū (dragon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese モグリュー Mogurew From 土竜 mogura and screw
France Flag.png French Rototaupe From rotation and taupe
Spain Flag.png Spanish Drilbur Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Rotomurf From Rotation and Maulwurf
Italy Flag.png Italian Drilbur Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 두더류 Dudeorew From 두더지 dudeoji and screw


Related articles

External links

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