Bunnelby

Bunnelby is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Digging Pokémon.

Bunnelby is based on a rabbit. It creates its den by digging in the ground with its large, shovel-shaped ears. They are strong enough to chop right through thick tree roots.

Bunnelby evolves into Diggersby at level 20.

Pokédex data

National № 659
Type Normal
Species Digging Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 5.0 kg (11.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pickup
2. Cheek Pouch
Huge Power (hidden ability)
Local № 010 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
048 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 47
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 38
186 280
Attack 36
69 188
Defense 38
72 192
Sp. Atk 32
62 179
Sp. Def 36
69 188
Speed 57
107 234
Total 237 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 Bunnelby.

Evolution chart

(Level 20)

Bunnelby changes

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
They use their large ears to dig burrows. They will dig the whole night through.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It has ears like shovels. Digging holes strengthens its ears so much that they can sever thick roots effortlessly.
Sword It excels at digging holes. Using its ears, it can dig a nest 33 feet deep in one night.
Shield It’s very sensitive to danger. The sound of Corviknight’s flapping will have Bunnelby digging a hole to hide underground in moments.

Moves learned by Bunnelby

Moves learnt by level up

Bunnelby learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
3TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6Laser FocusNormalStatus
9Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
12Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
15FlailNormalPhysical 100
18Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
21BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
24DigGroundPhysical 80 100
27BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
30Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
33Swords DanceNormalStatus
36EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
39Super FangNormalPhysical 90

Egg moves

Bunnelby learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Bunnelby egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Defense CurlNormalStatus
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90

Moves learnt by TM

Bunnelby is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
15DigGroundPhysical 80 100
21RestPsychicStatus
22Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
23ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
31AttractNormalStatus 100
32SandstormRockStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
43Brick BreakFightingPhysical 75 100
48Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
52BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
56U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
57PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
59FlingDarkPhysical 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
81BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Bunnelby is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AgilityPsychicStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
7Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
10Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
13Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
15Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
18Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
20Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
25Odor SleuthNormalStatus
29FlailNormalPhysical 100
33DigGroundPhysical 80 100
38BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
42Super FangNormalPhysical 90
47FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
49EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Defense CurlNormalStatus
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
SpikesGroundStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
RecycleNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Super FangNormalPhysical 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Bunnelby 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
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Bunnelby sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Bunnelby  sprite from X & Y Bunnelby  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Bunnelby Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Bunnelby

X
Y
Route 2, 3, 5, 22
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Rolling Fields, East Lake Axewell, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, North Lake Miloch

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Bunnelby
Japanese ホルビー (Horubee)
German Scoppel
French Sapereau

Name origin

bunny
slang for rabbit, a small mammal with long ears
tunnel
to burrow underground