Herdier

Herdier is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Loyal Dog Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 507
Type Normal
Species Loyal Dog Pokémon
Height 0.9 m (2′11″)
Weight 14.7 kg (32.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Intimidate
2. Sand Rush
Scrappy (hidden ability)
Local № 013 (Black/White)
023 (Black 2/White 2)
121 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
151 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
114 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 130
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 60
112 240
Total 370 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 Herdier.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 32)

Herdier changes

Pokédex entries

Black It has black, cape-like fur that is very hard and decreases the amount of damage it receives.
White It loyally follows its Trainer’s orders. For ages, they have helped Trainers raise Pokémon.
Black 2
White 2
This very loyal Pokémon helps Trainers, and it also takes care of other Pokémon.
X
Omega Ruby
This very loyal Pokémon helps Trainers, and it also takes care of other Pokémon.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It has black, cape-like fur that is very hard and decreases the amount of damage it receives.
Sun Its dense black fur grows continuously. The high cost of keeping its hard fur properly groomed makes this a troublesome Pokémon to train.
Moon This Pokémon obeys its master’s orders faithfully. However, it refuses to listen to anything said by a person it doesn’t respect.
Ultra Sun The longer its black fur grows, the harder and more impervious it gets. Claws and fangs can’t easily penetrate it.
Ultra Moon It has been living with people for so long that portrayals of it can be found on the walls of caves from long, long ago.
Sword Herdier is a very smart and friendly Pokémon. So much so that there’s a theory that Herdier was the first Pokémon to partner with people.
Shield The black fur that covers this Pokémon’s body is dense and springy. Even sharp fangs bounce right off.

Moves learned by Herdier

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Work UpNormalStatus
12RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
19Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
24Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
30CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
36Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
42Helping HandNormalStatus
48ReversalFightingPhysical 100
54RoarNormalStatus
60Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
66Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
HowlNormalStatus
LickGhostPhysical 30 100
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
YawnNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Odor SleuthNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Odor SleuthNormalStatus
8BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
12Helping HandNormalStatus
15Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
20Work UpNormalStatus
24CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
29RoarNormalStatus
33RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
38ReversalFightingPhysical 100
42Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
47Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
52Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
CharmFairyStatus 100
EndureNormalStatus
Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
HowlNormalStatus
Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
LickGhostPhysical 30 100
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Psychic FangsPsychicPhysical 85 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Herdier. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Herdier 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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Herdier sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Herdier  sprite from Black & White Herdier  sprite from X & Y Herdier  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Herdier  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Herdier Shiny sprite from Black & White Herdier Shiny sprite from X & Y Herdier Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Herdier

Black
White
Route 1, 10, Cold Storage, P2 Laboratory
Black 2
White 2
Route 1, 2, 3, P2 Laboratory
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Lillipup
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Lillipup
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Lillipup

Answers to Herdier questions

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Herdier
Japanese ハーデリア (Herderrie)
German Terribark
French Ponchien

Name origin

herd
to drive animals (e.g. sheep) into a group
terrier
a breed of dog