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 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swarm
Local № 027 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
034 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
016 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 60
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 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) (use Thunder Stone, in Gen 8, or level up in a Magnetic Field area)

Grubbin changes

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.
Sword Its natural enemies, like Rookidee, may flee rather than risk getting caught in its large mandibles that can snap thick tree branches.
Shield It uses its big jaws to dig nests into the forest floor, and it loves to feed on sweet tree sap.

Moves learned by Grubbin

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
5String ShotBugStatus 95
10Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
15BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
21SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
25Sticky WebBugStatus
30X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
35CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
40DigGroundPhysical 80 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
HardenNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Rising VoltageElectricSpecial 70 100
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
08ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
32CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
57Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
60X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
86Wild ChargeElectricPhysical 90 100

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.
1Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
4String ShotBugStatus 95
7Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
10BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
13Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
16SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
19AcrobaticsFlyingPhysical 55 100
22CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
25X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
28DigGroundPhysical 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.
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
EndureNormalStatus
HardenNormalStatus
Mud ShotGroundSpecial 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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Grubbin sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Grubbin  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Grubbin  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Grubbin Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Grubbin

Sun
Moon
Route 1, 4, 5, 6
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1, 4, 5, 6, Blush Mountain
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 1, East Lake Axewell, Slumbering Weald, Dappled Grove, North Lake Miloch, Watchtower Ruins

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Grubbin
Japanese アゴジムシ (Agojimushi)
German Mabula
French Larvibule

Name origin

grub
insect larva
grubbing
digging