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Its name may come from ''"meramera"'' (flare), and ''"larva"''.
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Meraruba may derive from ''"meramera"'' (flare), ''"larva"'', and ''"grub"''.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==

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Sazandora #635: Sazandora
Pokémon
#637: Volcarona Volcarona
Meraruba
メラルバ Meraruba
#636
180px
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Bug Fire
Category
Torchlight Pokémon
Abilities
Flame Body Swarm
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#142
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'07"
Imperial
1.1 m
Metric
Weight
63.5 lbs.
Imperial
28.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F636.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 72 Battle Exp.: 721*

(Japanese: メラルバ Meraruba) is a dual-type Bug/Fire Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Volcarona starting at level 59.

Biology

Physiology

Meraruba is a fuzzy, moth larvae-like Pokémon. It has blue eyes in a shadowed face, and five orange, slightly whorled horns at the sides of its head. Its white mane of fuzz encompasses its head and the upper half of its body; its lower body is brown. It has three pairs of small black legs.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Meraruba can spit fire from its five horns as a defensive tactic.

Behavior

Meraruba keep predators away by shooting fire from its horns.

Habitat

Meraruba live at the feet of volcanoes.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the 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 たいようから うまれた ポケモンと しんじられてきた。しんかするとき ぜんしんが ほのおに つつまれる。。
White かざんの ふもとに せいそくする。5ほんの ツノから ほのおを だして おそってきた てきを げきたいする。
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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
One Hatch egg received from a man wearing a red suit on Route 18
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 360   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 ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
1010 Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
2020 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3030 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
4040 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
5050 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
6060 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
7070 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
8080 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
9090 Thrash Normal Physical 09090 100100% 20
100100 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Meraruba obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meraruba
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meraruba
  • 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 Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meraruba
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meraruba

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
HeracrossSewaddleKurumayuHahakomoriKaburumoShubarugo Endure Normal Status —% 10
VenonatVenomothYanmaYanmega Foresight Normal Status —% 40
MetapodButterfreeKakunaBeedrillPinsirGligar
GliscorSilcoonBeautiflyCascoonDustoxNincada
Ninjask
Harden Normal Status —% 30
Forretress Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
Beautifly Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
CaterpieMetapodButterfreeWeedleKakunaBeedrill
SpinarakAriadosWurmpleSilcoonBeautiflyCascoon
DustoxSewaddleKurumayuHahakomoriBachuruGalvantula
MerarubaVolcarona
String Shot Bug Status 95% 40
VenonatVenomothVolbeat Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Meraruba 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 Meraruba in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meraruba
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meraruba

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Meraruba can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Meraruba cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meraruba
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meraruba

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Meraruba
Unevolved
Meraruba
 Bug  Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 59


Volcarona
First evolution
Volcarona
 Bug  Fire 

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 636.png Spr 5b 636.png Spr b 5b 636.png
Spr 5b 636 s.png Spr 5b 636 s.png Spr b 5b 636 s.png
Meraruba For other sprites and images, please see Meraruba images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Out of all Pokémon that evolve by a set level, Meraruba evolves later than any other Pokémon who have not yet evolved, at level 59.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Meraruba and its evolution.
  • Meraruba is the last Pokémon in the National Pokédex that evolves into another Pokémon.
  • Meraruba learns a new move every ten levels. It would share this trait with its evolved form, but Volcarona also learns Butterfly Dance at level 59.
  • It's one of the few Pokémon that is part of a two-stage evolution that gives one EV while its evolved form gives three.

Origin

Meraruba appears to be based on an Atlas moth larva. The way its red growths are shaped and positioned on its circular body may be a reference to the sun.

Name origin

Meraruba may derive from "meramera" (flare), "larva", and "grub".

In other languages

External links

Notes

Sazandora #635: Sazandora
Pokémon
#637: Volcarona Volcarona
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