Drill Run (move)

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Move data

Type Ground
Category Physical Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 95
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Drill Run deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user crashes into its target while rotating its body like a drill. Critical hits land more easily.
X/Y The user crashes into its target while rotating its body like a drill. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Drill Run at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Level 53
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 45
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 47
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 43
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 47
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 43
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 55

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Drill Run as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Drill Run in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Seel
#086 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Seaking
#119 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor