Drill Run (move)

Move data

Type Ground
Category   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).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Groundium Z and uses its Z-Power, Drill Run turns into Tectonic Rage and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Drill Run
Japanese ドリルライナー (Drill Liner)
German Schlagbohrer
French Tunnelier
Italian Giravvita
Spanish Taladradora

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user crashes into its target while rotating its body like a drill. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Level 45
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 33
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 33
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 23
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 33
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.

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Drill Run by the various move tutors in the games.

Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor