Durant

Durant is a Bug/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Iron Ant Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 632
Type Bug Steel
Species Iron Ant Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 33.0 kg (72.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swarm
2. Hustle
Truant (hidden ability)
Local № 138 (Black/White)
194 (Black 2/White 2)
106 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
316 (Sword/Shield)
101 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 169
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 58
226 320
Attack 109
200 348
Defense 112
206 355
Sp. Atk 48
90 214
Sp. Def 48
90 214
Speed 109
200 348
Total 484 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 Durant.

Evolution chart

Durant changes

Pokédex entries

Black They attack in groups, covering themselves in steel armor to protect themselves from Heatmor.
White Durant dig nests in mountains. They build their complicated, interconnected tunnels into mazes.
Black 2
White 2
Individuals each play different roles in driving Heatmor, their natural predator, away from their colony.
X
Omega Ruby
Individuals each play different roles in driving Heatmor, their natural predator, away from their colony.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
They attack in groups, covering themselves in steel armor to protect themselves from Heatmor.
Sword They lay their eggs deep inside their nests. When attacked by Heatmor, they retaliate using their massive mandibles.
Shield With their large mandibles, these Pokémon can crunch their way through rock. They work together to protect their eggs from Sandaconda.

Moves learned by Durant

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
4Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
8Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
12Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
16Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
20BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
24AgilityPsychicStatus
28DigGroundPhysical 80 100
32X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
36CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
40Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
44Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
48EntrainmentNormalStatus 100
52Iron DefenseSteelStatus
56GuillotineNormalPhysical 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
First ImpressionBugPhysical 90 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
InfestationBugSpecial 20 100
Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1GuillotineNormalPhysical 30
1Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
6AgilityPsychicStatus
11Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
16Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
21CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
26Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
31DigGroundPhysical 80 100
36EntrainmentNormalStatus 100
41X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
46Iron DefenseSteelStatus
51GuillotineNormalPhysical 30
56Metal SoundSteelStatus 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormalStatus
EndureNormalStatus
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Durant 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
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Durant sprites

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

Where to find Durant

Black
White
Victory Road
Black 2
White 2
Twist Mountain, Clay Tunnel, Underground Ruins
X
Y
Route 18, Terminus Cave
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
Route 6, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage, Giant's Bed, Old Cemetery, Three-Point Pass

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Durant
Japanese アイアント (Aiant)
German Fermicula
French Fermite

Name origin

durable
hard to break, does not wear easily
ant
a species of small insect