Grubbin (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Grubbin
Larva Pokémon
アゴジムシ
Agojimushi
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Grubbin



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Swarm Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Grubbin
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Weight
9.7 lbs. 4.4 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
60
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Grubbin (Japanese: アゴジムシ Agojimushi) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves into Charjabug starting at level 20, which evolves into Vikavolt when leveled up in a special magnetic field or when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Grubbin is a small, insectoid Pokémon. It has a white body with three nubs on either side resembling simple legs. There are two yellow spots on its side. Its head is dominated by two large, yellow mandibles with reddish-orange tips. The rest of its head is brown and has a reddish-orange structure with a yellow rim on top. It has large, black eyes with white pupils.

Grubbin typically lives underground. It uses its jaw as a weapon, a tool for burrowing, and for extracting sap from trees. Additionally, it can create sticky threads, which it shoots from its mouth and uses to swing around as though on suspension wires. It also uses these threads to stop opponents from moving, so it can then grab them in its mandibles, which are strong enough to snap thick tree branches. Even its natural enemies, such as Rookidee and Hoothoot, would rather run away than risk getting caught in its mandibles. It loves electricity and can be found near power plants. They can also be found near Electric-type Pokémon, as a means of avoiding attacks from bird-like Pokémon.[1]

Evolution

Grubbin evolves into Charjabug, which evolves into Vikavolt.

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Unevolved
Grubbin
 Bug 

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First evolution
Charjabug
 Bug  Electric 

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Second evolution
Vikavolt
 Bug  Electric 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #027
Alola
 US  UM : #034
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Sun Its strong jaw enables it to scrape trees and slurp out the sap. It normally lives underground.
Moon They often gather near places frequented by electric Pokémon in order to avoid being attacked by bird Pokémon.
Ultra Sun If you find its nest, you shouldn't stick your hand inside. You'll get bitten by an irritated Grubbin.
Ultra Moon It spits a sticky thread to stop opponents in their tracks, and then it grabs them in its sharp, sturdy mandibles to take them down.
Generation VIII Galar
#016
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Its natural enemies, like Rookidee, may flee rather than risk getting caught in its large mandibles that can snap thick tree branches.
Shield It uses its big jaws to dig nests into the forest floor, and it loves to feed on sweet tree sap.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#112
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Grubbin normally live underground, but if they get unearthed by Hoothoot, they may be found gathered around electric Pokémon.
Violet It spits sticky thread and winds them around branches, then swings nimbly from tree to tree in a pendulum-like motion.


Pokédex Image Grubbin SM.png Pokédex Image Grubbin USUM.png Pokédex Image Grubbin SV Kitakami.png
Grubbin in the Alola PokédexSM Grubbin in the Alola PokédexUSUM Grubbin in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 1, 4, 5, and 6
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 1, 4, 5, and 6
Blush MountainDay (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 1, Dappled Grove, East Lake Axewell, North Lake Miloch, Slumbering Weald, Watchtower Ruins
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Kitakami Road, Apple Hills, Fellhorn Gorge, Oni Mountain, Wistful Fields, Paradise Barrens, Kitakami Wilds, Timeless Woods
Tera Raid Battles (1★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (18th release)


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
47
107 - 154 204 - 298
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
46
45 - 107 87 - 210
Total:
300
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Vise Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
055 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
1010 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2121 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2525 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
3030 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
3535 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4040 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grubbin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grubbin

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM015Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM015 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM105Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM136Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM173Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM173 Charge Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM182Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM182 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM185Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM185 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM211Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM211 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM219Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grubbin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Grubbin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
JoltikGalvantulaCharjabugVikavolt
Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
GligarGliscorSpewpa
Harden Normal Status —% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grubbin
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grubbin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grubbin

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Bug
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

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Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush736Body.png Walking Speed: 3.33 seconds Base HP: 47
Base Attack: 68 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
GO736.png Base HP: 132 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 85
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Grubbin Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Spark, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Crunch, Vise Grip

Evolution data

Grubbing evolves into Charjabug starting at level 20, which evolves into Vikavolt when leveled up in a special magnetic field. There is no special magnetic field in Pokémon Sword and Shield, so from Generation VIII onwards, Charjabug is also able to evolve into Vikavolt when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

Grubbin
Unevolved
Grubbin
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
Charjabug
First evolution
Charjabug
 Bug  Electric 
Rare Candy + Town Map Icon BDSP.png
Level up
in areas with a
special magnetic field


Thunder Stone
Thunder StoneVIII+
Vikavolt
Second evolution
Vikavolt
 Bug  Electric 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Cross-Generation
HOME
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736MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Grubbin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Grubbin in the anime

Major appearances

A wild Grubbin debuted in Alola to New Adventure!. Ash chased after it as it went underground, but lost track of it. Grubbin reappeared in Loading the Dex! during a flashback.

Ash attempted to catch another wild Grubbin in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style! by having Pikachu battle it. However, he was unable to catch it when it escaped the Poké Ball and went underground. Grubbin managed to scare Lillie when it popped back up before escaping.

Minor appearances

A Grubbin appeared as an image in Loading the Dex! when Giovanni was telling Team Rocket about the rare Pokémon that appear in the Alola region.

A wild Grubbin appeared in Partner Promises!.

A Trainer's Grubbin appeared in Alola, Kanto! aboard a plane bound for Kanto.

Multiple Grubbin appeared in Rise and Shine, Starship!, where they were summoned by Sophocles's Charjabug to assist in digging up a Celesteela at Bamboo Hill.

A Grubbin appeared in Dewpider Ascending!, where it briefly chased a Dewpider, grabbing it in its pincers.

A Trainer's Grubbin appeared in I Choose Paradise!, where it was among the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

A Trainer's Grubbin appeared in Securing the Future!, where it joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

Two Grubbin appeared in Battling the Beast Within! as residents of the post-apocalyptic Ultra Ruin. One of them reappeared in the next episode.

A Grubbin appeared in the past in A Timeless Encounter!.

A Trainer's Grubbin appeared in Battle Royal 151!, where it competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

A Trainer's Grubbin appeared in Battling Besties!.

Three Grubbin appeared in Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other two being among the Pokémon seen in the Wild Area.

In That New Old Gang of Mine!, Goh chased after a Grubbin in an attempt to catch it, only for it to go underground.

In A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!, three Grubbin were in the Wild Area.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM004 Grubbin Rotom Pokédex Grubbin, the Larva Pokémon. A Bug type. Grubbin scrapes trees with its large jaws and drinks their sap. It makes its home underground.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Grubbin debuts in The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer, where one appears under the ownership of Moon. He evolved into Charjabug sometime before Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull.

In the TCG

Main article: Grubbin (TCG)

Trivia

  • Grubbin, along with its evolved forms, were designed by Hitoshi Ariga.[2]
  • Grubbin shares its category with Blipbug. They are both known as the Larva Pokémon.
    • Both Grubbin and Blipbug are also the only pure Bug-type Pokémon of their respective generation.

Origin

Grubbin appears to be based on a larval beetle, also known as a grub. It also bears resemblance to a common two-pronged electrical plug, which is further backed by the fact that it gains the Electric type upon evolving into Charjabug.

Name origin

Grubbin may be a combination of grub and grubbing (to scavenge or dig).

Agojimushi may be a combination of 顎 ago (jaw) and 地虫 jimushi (grub).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アゴジムシ Agojimushi From ago and 地虫 jimushi
France Flag.png French Larvibule From larve and mandibule
Spain Flag.png Spanish Grubbin Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Mabula From Made and Mandibula
Italy Flag.png Italian Grubbin Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 턱지충이 Teokjichung-i From teok, 지충 (地蟲) jichung, and i
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 強顎雞母蟲 / 强颚鸡母虫 Qiáng'èjīmǔchóng From 強顎 / 强颚 qiáng'è and 雞母蟲 / 鸡母虫 jīmǔchóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 強顎雞母蟲 Kèuhngngohkgāimóuhchùhng From 強顎 kèuhngngohk and 雞母蟲 gāimóuhchùhng


References

External links

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