Buneary

Buneary is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Rabbit Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 427
Type Normal
Species Rabbit Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Run Away
2. Klutz
Limber (hidden ability)
Local № 067 (Diamond/Pearl)
067 (Platinum)
080 (Black 2/White 2)
024 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
067 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
064 (Legends: Arceus)
004 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 70
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Human-Like
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 66
123 254
Defense 44
83 205
Sp. Atk 44
83 205
Sp. Def 56
105 232
Speed 85
157 295
Total 350 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 Buneary.

Evolution chart

(high Friendship)

Buneary changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond It slams foes by sharply uncoiling its rolled ears. It stings enough to make a grown-up cry in pain.
Pearl When it senses danger, it perks up its ears. On cold nights, it sleeps with its head tucked into its fur.
Platinum Its ears are always rolled up. They can be forcefully extended to shatter even a large boulder.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
You can tell how it feels by the way it rolls its ears. When it’s scared, both ears are rolled up.
Black
White
Its ears are always rolled up. They can be forcefully extended to shatter even a large boulder.
Black 2
White 2
By extending its rolled-up ears and striking the ground, it can bound so high it surprises itself.
X
Omega Ruby
Its ears are always rolled up. They can be forcefully extended to shatter even a large boulder.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
When it senses danger, it perks up its ears. On cold nights, it sleeps with its head tucked into its fur.
Ultra Sun Its arms and legs are weak, but when it rolls its ears up tight and then unleashes them with its full force, it can smash boulders to dust.
Ultra Moon The reason it keeps one ear rolled up is so it can launch a swift counterattack if it’s attacked by an enemy.
Sword If both of Buneary’s ears are rolled up, something is wrong with its body or mind. It’s a sure sign the Pokémon is in need of care.
Shield Buneary can attack by rolling up their ears and then striking with the force created by unrolling them. This attack becomes stronger with training.
Brilliant Diamond It slams foes by sharply uncoiling its rolled ears. It stings enough to make a grown-up cry in pain.
Shining Pearl When it senses danger, it perks up its ears. On cold nights, it sleeps with its head tucked into its fur.
Legends: Arceus My hypothesis as to why Buneary rolls up its ears is that its hearing is far too keen. I surmise that the Pokémon protects its hearing by limiting the sound that may enter its ears.

Moves learned by Buneary

Moves learnt by level up

Buneary learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1SplashNormalStatus
4Defense CurlNormalStatus
8Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
12After YouNormalStatus
16Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
20Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
24CharmFairyStatus 100
28Baton PassNormalStatus
32HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
36AgilityPsychicStatus
40EntrainmentNormalStatus 100
44FlatterDarkStatus 100
48BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
52Healing WishPsychicStatus

Egg moves

Buneary learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Buneary gen 8 learnset page.

Moves learnt by TM

Buneary is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Buneary learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
5Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
10SwiftNormalSpecial 60
16Draining KissFairySpecial 50 100
23Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
31Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
40Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Buneary can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Buneary sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Buneary  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Buneary  sprite from Black & White Buneary  sprite from X & Y Buneary  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Buneary  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Buneary Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Buneary Shiny sprite from Black & White Buneary Shiny sprite from X & Y Buneary Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Buneary

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Eterna Forest
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 25
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2 Castelia City
White 2 Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1, Poni Grove
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Challenge Beach, Fields of Honor
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Eterna Forest, Spacious Cave, Grassland Cave, Whiteout Cave, Icy Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern, Glacial Cavern
Legends: Arceus The Heartwood, Bonechill Wastes, Snowfall Hot Spring

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Buneary
Japanese ミミロル (Mimirol)
German Haspiror
French Laporeille

Name origin

bunny
slang for rabbit, a small mammal with long ears
ear
body part that senses sound