Larvesta

Larvesta is a Bug/Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Torch Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 636
Type Bug Fire
Species Torch Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 28.8 kg (63.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Flame Body
Swarm (hidden ability)
Local № 142 (Black/White)
171 (Black 2/White 2)
203 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
186 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 72
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 55
103 229
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 60
112 240
Total 360 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 Larvesta.

Evolution chart

#636
Larvesta
Bug · Fire
(Level 59)

Larvesta changes

Pokédex entries

Black This Pokémon was believed to have been born from the sun. When it evolves, its entire body is engulfed in flames.
White The base of volcanoes is where they make their homes. They shoot fire from their five horns to repel attacking enemies.
Black 2
White 2
Said to have been born from the sun, it spews fire from its horns and encases itself in a cocoon of fire when it evolves.
X
Omega Ruby
Said to have been born from the sun, it spews fire from its horns and encases itself in a cocoon of fire when it evolves.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
The base of volcanoes is where they make their homes. They shoot fire from their five horns to repel attacking enemies.
Ultra Sun When battling opponents, it sprays fire from its five horns. The max temperature of the flames can reach nearly 5,500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ultra Moon It protects itself with flame. Long years ago, people believed Larvesta had a nest on the sun.
Sword The people of ancient times believed that Larvesta fell from the sun.
Shield Larvesta’s body is warm all over. It spouts fire from the tips of its horns to intimidate predators and scare prey.

Moves learned by Larvesta

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1String ShotBugStatus 95
6Flame ChargeFirePhysical 50 100
12Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
18Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
24Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
30ScreechNormalStatus 85
36Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
42Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
48Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
54AmnesiaPsychicStatus
60Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
66Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
HardenNormalStatus
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Larvesta 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

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
11Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
17Light ScreenPsychicStatus
19SafeguardNormalStatus
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
28Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
34Sunny DayFireStatus
38Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
56U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
78AcrobaticsFlyingPhysical 55 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1String ShotBugStatus 95
10AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
20Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
30Flame ChargeFirePhysical 50 100
40Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
50Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
60Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
70Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
80AmnesiaPsychicStatus
90ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
100Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndureNormalStatus
ForesightNormalStatus
HardenNormalStatus
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Morning SunNormalStatus
String ShotBugStatus 95
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Larvesta 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
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Larvesta sprites

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

Where to find Larvesta

Black
White
Route 18
Black 2
White 2
Breed Volcarona
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Lush Jungle
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Larvesta
Japanese メラルバ (Merlarva)
German Ignivor
French Pyronille

Name origin

larva
young feeding stage of an insect
Vesta
Roman goddess of the hearth