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Larvesta (Pokémon)

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Hydreigon #635: Hydreigon
Pokémon
#637: Volcarona Volcarona
Larvesta
Torch Pokémon
メラルバ
Merlarva
#636
Larvesta

Larvesta

Larvesta

Larvesta
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Fire
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Swarm
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Larvesta

Mega Larvesta Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
10455 - 10709 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
63.5 lbs. 28.8 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#636
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#142/#171
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
72
Leveling rate
Slow
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
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F636.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Larvesta (Japanese: メラルバ Merlarva) is a dual-type Bug/Fire Pokémon.

It evolves into Volcarona starting at level 59.

Biology

Larvesta "flying" using the fire that spits out from its horns

Larvesta is a fuzzy, moth larva-like Pokémon. It has blue eyes in a shadowed face. Its white mane of fuzz encompasses its head and the upper half of its body, while its lower half is brown. It has three pairs of small black legs. There are five orange, slightly whorled horns on the sides of its head, which it can use to spit fire as a defensive tactic to deter predators. It has been seen using fire it spits from these horns to fly. It lives at the feet of volcanoes.


In the anime

Major appearances

Larvesta in the anime

Larvesta made its debut in The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! under the ownership of Luke, where it battled against Cilan's Stunfisk and won.

Minor appearances


Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW041 Larvesta Ash's Pokédex Larvesta, the Torch Pokémon. A Larvesta shoots fire from its five horns to repel its enemies. They live at the base of volcanoes.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Larvesta in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A member of the Shadow Triad used a Larvesta to attack Lenora at Nacrene City.

In the TCG

Main article: Larvesta (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 This Pokémon was believed to have been born from the sun. When it evolves, its entire body is engulfed in flames.
White The base of volcanoes is where they make their homes. They shoot fire from their five horns to repel attacking enemies.
Black 2 Said to have been born from the sun, it spews fire from its horns and encases itself in a cocoon of fire when it evolves.
White 2
Generation VI
X Said to have been born from the sun, it spews fire from its horns and encases itself in a cocoon of fire when it evolves.
Y The base of volcanoes is where they make their homes. They shoot fire from their five horns to repel attacking enemies.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Hatch the Egg received from a Pokémon Ranger inside a building on Route 18
Black 2 White 2
Breed Volcarona
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Fire)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Holehills, Scorching Desert, Windy Shoreline, Canyon Foot
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: World Axle - B2F
Pokémon Conquest Ignis
Chrysalia

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 VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 120120 100100% 10
100100 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Larvesta obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Larvesta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Larvesta
  • 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 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 06060 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 Solar Beam 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 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 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
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 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
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Larvesta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Larvesta
  • 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 
HeracrossSewaddleKarrablast Endure Normal Status —% 10
VenonatVenomothYanmaYanmega Foresight Normal Status —% 40
MetapodKakunaPinsirGligarGliscorSilcoon
CascoonNincadaNinjaskSpewpa
Harden Normal Status —% 30
Forretress Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
Beautifly Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
CaterpieWeedleSpinarakAriadosWurmpleSewaddle

SwadloonLeavannyJoltikGalvantulaLarvestaVolcarona
Scatterbug

String Shot Bug Status 95% 40
VenonatVenomothVolbeat Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Larvesta 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 Larvesta in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Larvesta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Larvesta
  • 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 Larvesta can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Larvesta cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Larvesta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Larvesta
  • 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
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP636.png HP: ★★ Move: Flame Wheel
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Flame Body
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Run Up
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Sponge
Evolves into Volcarona when its Attack is 131 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Hidenaga, Masayuki, Okuni, and Sessai

Evolution

636Larvesta.png
Unevolved
Larvesta
 Bug  Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 59
637Volcarona.png
First evolution
Volcarona
 Bug  Fire 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 636.png Spr b 5b 636.png Spr 5b 636.png Spr b 5b 636.png
Spr 5b 636 s.png Spr b 5b 636 s.png Spr 5b 636 s.png Spr b 5b 636 s.png
Front Back Front Back
636MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Larvesta images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Out of all Pokémon that evolve by a set level, Larvesta evolves later than any other unevolved Pokémon, at level 59.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Larvesta and its evolution.
  • Larvesta and Volcarona are the only Pokémon with a double weakness to the Rock type that are not Flying types.
    • This makes them the Pokémon vulnerable to the most damage from entry hazards, able to be affected by both Stealth Rock (from which they take maximum damage) and Spikes.

Origin

Larvesta is based on a moth and the famed Japanese monument, the Tower of the Sun. Larvesta 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, or to the Daimonji. It may also be based on a torch.

Name origin

Larvesta is a combination of larva and Vesta (Roman goddess of the hearth and home, symbolised and represented by an eternally-burning fire located in her temple). It may also involve lava.

Merlarva may be a combination of めらめら meramera (onomatopoeia for flaring) and larva.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メラルバ Merlarva From めらめら meramera, and larva
France Flag.png French Pyronille From the prefix pyro and chenille
Spain Flag.png Spanish Larvesta Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ignivor From ignis and vor
Italy Flag.png Italian Larvesta Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 활화르바 Hwalhwareuba From 활활 hwalhwal and larva



Notes


External links

Hydreigon #635: Hydreigon
Pokémon
#637: Volcarona Volcarona


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