Larvitar

Larvitar is a Rock/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Rock Skin Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 246
Type Rock Ground
Species Rock Skin Pokémon
Height 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 72.0 kg (158.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Guts
Sand Veil (hidden ability)
Local № 244 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
249 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
292 (Black 2/White 2)
102 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
247 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
383 (Sword/Shield)
139 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 60
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 64
119 249
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 45
85 207
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 41
78 199
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 Larvitar.

Evolution chart

(Level 30) (Level 55)

Larvitar changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It feeds on soil. After it has eaten a large mountain, it will fall asleep so it can grow.
Silver It is born deep underground. It can’t emerge until it has entirely consumed the soil around it.
Crystal Born deep underground, this POKéMON becomes a pupa after eating enough dirt to make a mountain.
Ruby
Sapphire
LARVITAR is born deep under the ground. To come up to the surface, this POKéMON must eat its way through the soil above. Until it does so, LARVITAR cannot see its parent’s face.
FireRed It is born deep underground. It can’t emerge until it has entirely consumed the soil around it.
LeafGreen It feeds on soil. After it has eaten a large mountain, it will fall asleep so it can grow.
Emerald A LARVITAR is born deep under the ground. It must eat its way through the soil above and reach the surface for it to see its parents’ faces.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A Pokémon that eats soil. Once it has eaten a large mountain, it goes to sleep so it can grow.
HeartGold It feeds on soil. After it has eaten a large mountain, it falls asleep so it can grow.
SoulSilver It is born deep underground. It can’t emerge until it has entirely consumed the soil around it.
Black
White
A Pokémon that eats soil. Once it has eaten a large mountain, it goes to sleep so it can grow.
Black 2
White 2
Born deep underground, it comes aboveground and becomes a pupa once it has finished eating the surrounding soil.
X It feeds on soil. After it has eaten a large mountain, it falls asleep so it can grow.
Y Born deep underground, it comes aboveground and becomes a pupa once it has finished eating the surrounding soil.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Larvitar is born deep under the ground. To come up to the surface, this Pokémon must eat its way through the soil above. Until it does so, Larvitar cannot see its parents.
Ultra Sun Born underground, it eats its way through dirt to the surface, where its parents are. It doesn’t deal well with the bright light it finds there.
Ultra Moon Raised on nutrients it finds in the dirt, it eats roughly a mountain’s worth of dirt before it becomes a pupa.
Sword Born deep underground, it comes aboveground and becomes a pupa once it has finished eating the surrounding soil.
Shield It feeds on soil. After it has eaten a large mountain, it will fall asleep so it can grow.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
This Pokémon eats soil. Once it has eaten a large mountain, it goes to sleep so it can grow.

Moves learned by Larvitar

Moves learnt by level up

Larvitar learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
3Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
6PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
9BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
12Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
15Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
18Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
21ScreechNormalStatus 85
24Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
27CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
31EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
33Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
36ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
39SandstormRockStatus
42Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90

Egg moves

Larvitar learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Larvitar egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
Dragon DanceDragonStatus
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
StompNormalPhysical 65 100

Moves learnt by TM

Larvitar is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Larvitar cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
3Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
6PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
9BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
12Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
15Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
18Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
21ScreechNormalStatus 85
24Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
27CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
31EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
33Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
36ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
39SandstormRockStatus
42Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
StompNormalPhysical 65 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Larvitar sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Larvitar  sprite from Silver Larvitar  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Larvitar  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Larvitar  sprite from Black & White Larvitar  sprite from X & Y Larvitar  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Larvitar  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Larvitar Shiny sprite from Silver Larvitar Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Larvitar Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Larvitar Shiny sprite from Black & White Larvitar Shiny sprite from X & Y Larvitar Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Larvitar

Gold
Silver
Mt. Silver
Crystal Celadon City, Mt. Silver
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Sevault Canyon
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Route 207
Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Route 206
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Mt. Silver
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Breed Pupitar/Tyranitar
X Trade/migrate from another game
Y Terminus Cave
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Diglett's Tunnel
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Location data not yet available
Shield Lake of Outrage, Roaring-Sea Caves
Brilliant Diamond Route 207, Rocky Cave, Big Bluff Cavern
Shining Pearl Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Larvitar
Japanese ヨーギラス (Yogiras)
German Larvitar
French Embrylex

Name origin

larva
young feeding stage of an insect
tar
from Latin ‘tardus’ meaning slow