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 70 (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)

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-SlapGround 20 100
1Rapid SpinNormal 50 100
4ScratchNormal 40 100
8Hone ClawsDark
12Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
16Metal ClawSteel 50 95
20SandstormRock
24Crush ClawNormal 75 95
28Rock SlideRock 75 90
32DigGround 80 100
36Swords DanceNormal
40Drill RunGround 80 95
44EarthquakeGround 100 100
48FissureGround 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 SoundSteel 85
SlashNormal 70 100
SubmissionFighting 80 80

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 SportGround
1ScratchNormal 40 100
5Rapid SpinNormal 50 100
8Mud-SlapGround 20 100
12Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
15Metal ClawSteel 50 95
19DigGround 80 100
22Hone ClawsDark
26SlashNormal 70 100
29Rock SlideRock 75 90
33EarthquakeGround 100 100
36Swords DanceNormal
40SandstormRock
43Drill RunGround 80 95
47FissureGround 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 ClawNormal 75 95
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Metal SoundSteel 85
Rapid SpinNormal 50 100
Rock ClimbNormal 90 85
Skull BashNormal 130 100
SubmissionFighting 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 RunGround 80 95
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Iron DefenseSteel
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock

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 SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Dusty Bowl, Galar Mine, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness

Other languages

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

Name origin

drill
device for making holes
burrow
dig underground