Grubbin

Grubbin is a Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Larva Pokémon.

Grubbin relies on its sturdy jaw as a weapon in battle and as a tool for burrowing through the earth. Grubbin loves electricity, which is why it can be found near power plants and substations. By wrapping tree branches in the sticky threads that it spews from its mouth, Grubbin can swing around like an actor on suspension wires!

Grubbin evolves into Charjabug.

Pokédex data

National № 736
Type Bug
Species Larva Pokémon
Height 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
Abilities Swarm
Local № 027 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
034 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 60
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 47
204 298
Attack 62
116 245
Defense 45
85 207
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 45
85 207
Speed 46
87 210
Total 300 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 Grubbin.

Evolution chart

(Level 20) (level up in a Magnetic Field area)

Name origin

grub
insect larva
grubbing
digging

Pokédex entries

Sun Its strong jaw enables it to scrape trees and slurp out the sap. It normally lives underground.
Moon They often gather near places frequented by electric Pokémon in order to avoid being attacked by bird Pokémon.
Ultra Sun If you find its nest, you shouldn’t stick your hand inside. You’ll get bitten by an irritated Grubbin.
Ultra Moon It spits a sticky thread to stop opponents in their tracks, and then it grabs them in its sharp, sturdy mandibles to take them down.

Moves learned by Grubbin

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Vice GripNormal 55 100
4String ShotBug 95
7Mud-SlapGround 20 100
10BiteDark 60 100
13Bug BiteBug 60 100
16SparkElectric 65 100
19AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
22CrunchDark 80 100
25X-ScissorBug 80 100
28DigGround 80 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
EndureNormal
HardenNormal
Mud ShotGround 55 95

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
Magnet RiseElectric
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Vice GripNormal 55 100
4String ShotBug 95
7Mud-SlapGround 20 100
10BiteDark 60 100
13Bug BiteBug 60 100
16SparkElectric 65 100
19AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
22CrunchDark 80 100
25X-ScissorBug 80 100
28DigGround 80 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
EndureNormal
HardenNormal
Mud ShotGround 55 95

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Grubbin sprites

Type Generation 7
Normal Grubbin  sprite from Sun & Moon
Shiny Grubbin Shiny sprite from Sun & Moon

Where to find Grubbin

Sun
Moon
Route 1, 4, 5, 6
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1, 4, 5, 6, Blush Mountain

Answers to Grubbin questions