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Drilbur (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Drilbur (disambiguation).
Drilbur
Mole Pokémon
モグリュー
Mogurew
#529
Drilbur

Drilbur

Drilbur

Drilbur
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Rush or Sand Force Cacophony
Cacophony
Mold Breaker
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Drilbur

Mega Drilbur Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
18.7 lbs. 8.5 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#529
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#035/#076
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
66
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F529.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Excadrill starting at level 31.

Biology

Drilbur has a short, wide body with two small, ovoid feet with three toes each. Its body is mostly black, but has a jagged, dark gray-blue stripe that runs diagonally around its torso from its left shoulder. It is connected at the bottom to another stripe, which extends around the base of its torso. It has a white face with a long snout, tipped by its pink nose. Its eyes are at the base of its nose on either side. Drilbur's arms are wide and thin with a blue spot on its palms. It lacks traditional hands, as its arms form directly into its three, extremely large claws. It has a very small, stubby tail.

Drilbur can straighten its body and align its claws forward, allowing it to spin like a drill and dig through the ground. It is able to dig at speeds of up to 30 mph. As seen in both the manga and the anime, Drilbur has no issues being around humans, and can be very friendly.

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 appeared in PK22 alongside Darumaka and Gothita, in which it was mad at Oshawott and Tepig, who had eaten the apples that the three had collected.

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

Another Drilbur appeared in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! under the ownership of Rocko. It battled alongside Rocko's twin brother Soren'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!.

A Drilbur appeared in A Pokémon of a Different Color!.

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 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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Wellspring Cave, Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Twist Mountain (Dust cloud)
Black 2 White 2
Relic Passage, Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave (Dust cloud)
Dream World
Icy Cave*
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Excadrill

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Ragged Mountain, Stony Cave, Magnagate Dungeons, Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber), Smoking Mountain,
Rusty Mountain (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Shimmering Lake, World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Cove Area
Pokémon Conquest Terrera

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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 —% 20
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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 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 06060 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 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 TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
NidokingDiglettDugtrioNumelCamerupt Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
MawileTorkoal Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Drilbur in Generation VI
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

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 its Attack is 97 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Asahi, Kei, Naka, and Ume

Evolution

529Drilbur.png
Unevolved
Drilbur
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 31
530Excadrill.png
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 shares its species name with Diglett and Dugtrio. They are all known as the Mole Pokémon.

Origin

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

Name origin

Drilbur might be a combination of drill and burrow or bur, a type of tool that is similar to Drilbur's claws.

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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