Drilbur

Drilbur is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Mole Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 529
Type Ground
Species Mole Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Rush
2. Sand Force
Mold Breaker (hidden ability)
Local № 035 (Black/White)
076 (Black 2/White 2)
166 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 66
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 45
85 207
Speed 68
126 258
Total 328 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 Drilbur.

Evolution chart

(Level 31)

Drilbur changes

Pokédex entries

Black It can dig through the ground at a speed of 30 mph. It could give a car running aboveground a good race.
White It makes its way swiftly through the soil by putting both claws together and rotating at high speed.
Black 2
White 2
By spinning its body, it can dig straight through the ground at a speed of 30 mph.
X
Omega Ruby
It makes its way swiftly through the soil by putting both claws together and rotating at high speed.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
By spinning its body, it can dig straight through the ground at a speed of 30 mph.
Sword It brings its claws together and whirls around at high speed before rushing toward its prey.
Shield It’s a digger, using its claws to burrow through the ground. It causes damage to vegetable crops, so many farmers have little love for it.

Moves learned by Drilbur

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
4ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
8Hone ClawsDarkStatus
12Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
16Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
20SandstormRockStatus
24Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
28Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
32DigGroundPhysical 80 100
36Swords DanceNormalStatus
40Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
44EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
48FissureGroundPhysical 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
SubmissionFightingPhysical 80 80

Move Tutor moves

Drilbur can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud SportGroundStatus
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
5Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
8Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
12Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
15Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
19DigGroundPhysical 80 100
22Hone ClawsDarkStatus
26SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
29Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
33EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
36Swords DanceNormalStatus
40SandstormRockStatus
43Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
47FissureGroundPhysical 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
SubmissionFightingPhysical 80 80

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Drilbur 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 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

Drilbur sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Drilbur  sprite from Black & White Drilbur  sprite from X & Y Drilbur  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Drilbur Shiny sprite from Black & White Drilbur Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Drilbur

Black
White
Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Wellspring Cave, Twist Mountain
Black 2
White 2
Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Relic Passage
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Breed Excadrill
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
Dusty Bowl, Galar Mine, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Drilbur
Japanese モグリュー (Mogurew)
German Rotomurf
French Rototaupe

Name origin

drill
device for making holes
burrow
dig underground