Boldore

Boldore is a Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Ore Pokémon.

Boldore artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 525
Type Rock
Species Ore Pokémon
Height 2′11″ (0.9 m)
Weight 224.9 lbs (102.0 kg)
Abilities Sturdy
Weak Armor
Sand Force (hidden ability)
Local № 031 (Black/White)
069 (Black 2/White 2)
121 (X/Y)
099 (Sun/Moon)
121 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
121 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
061 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Gantoru

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 137
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 105
193 339
Defense 105
193 339
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 20
40 152
Total 390 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Boldore.

Pokédex entries

Black When it overflows with power, the orange crystal on its body glows. It looks for underground water in caves.
White Because its energy was too great to be contained, the energy leaked and formed orange crystals.
Black 2
White 2
When it is healthy, its core sticks out. Always facing the same way, it swiftly moves front to back and left to right.
X
Omega Ruby
Because its energy was too great to be contained, the energy leaked and formed orange crystals.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
When it is healthy, its core sticks out. Always facing the same way, it swiftly moves front to back and left to right.
Sun Its orange crystal is a mass of energy. Just one crystal fragment would provide enough fuel for a hundred dump trucks.
Moon It explores caves in search of underground water. It’s not comfortable around water, so this Pokémon takes great care in lapping it up.
Ultra Sun The energy overflowing from its body has turned into orange crystals that are hard enough to smash diamonds.
Ultra Moon Its orange crystals are lumps of powerful energy. They’re valuable, so Boldore is sometimes targeted for them.

Evolution chart

(Level 25) (Trade)

Name origin

boulder
large rock
ore
a mineral in its natural state

Moves learned by Boldore

Moves learnt by level up

Boldore learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
1Power GemRock 80 100
1Sand AttackGround 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
4HardenNormal
7Sand AttackGround 100
10HeadbuttNormal 70 100
14Rock BlastRock 25 90
17Mud-SlapGround 20 100
20Iron DefenseSteel
23Smack DownRock 50 100
30Rock SlideRock 75 90
36Stealth RockRock
42SandstormRock
48Stone EdgeRock 100 80
55ExplosionNormal 250 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Boldore learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Power GemRock 80 100

Egg moves

Boldore learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Boldore egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AutotomizeSteel
CurseGhost
GravityPsychic
Heavy SlamSteel 100
Lock-OnNormal
MagnitudeGround 100
Rock TombRock 60 95
Take DownNormal 90 85
Wide GuardRock

Move Tutor moves

Boldore can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormal
Earth PowerGround 90 100
GravityPsychic
Iron DefenseSteel
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

Boldore is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Boldore can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Boldore learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
1Power GemRock 80 100
1Sand AttackGround 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
4HardenNormal
7Sand AttackGround 100
10HeadbuttNormal 70 100
14Rock BlastRock 25 90
17Mud-SlapGround 20 100
20Iron DefenseSteel
23Smack DownRock 50 100
30Rock SlideRock 75 90
36Stealth RockRock
42SandstormRock
48Stone EdgeRock 100 80
55ExplosionNormal 250 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Boldore learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Power GemRock 80 100

Egg moves

Boldore learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Boldore egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AutotomizeSteel
CurseGhost
GravityPsychic
Heavy SlamSteel 100
Lock-OnNormal
MagnitudeGround 100
Rock TombRock 60 95
Take DownNormal 90 85
Wide GuardRock

Moves learnt by TM

Boldore is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Boldore can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Boldore sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Boldore  sprite from Black & White Boldore  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Boldore Shiny sprite from Black & White Boldore Shiny sprite from X & Y

Answers to Boldore questions