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 2′00″ (0.6 m)
Weight 158.7 lbs (72.0 kg)
Abilities 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)
Japanese Yogirasu

Training

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

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (base 10,240 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)

Name origin

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

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.

Moves learned by Larvitar

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1LeerNormal 100
5SandstormRock
10ScreechNormal 85
14Chip AwayNormal 70 100
19Rock SlideRock 75 90
23Scary FaceNormal 100
28ThrashNormal 120 100
32Dark PulseDark 80 100
37PaybackDark 50 100
41CrunchDark 80 100
46EarthquakeGround 100 100
50Stone EdgeRock 100 80
55Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
AssuranceDark 60 100
CurseGhost
Dragon DanceDragon
Focus EnergyNormal
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
OutrageDragon 120 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Stealth RockRock
StompNormal 65 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
OutrageDragon 120 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Stealth RockRock
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Larvitar 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1LeerNormal 100
5SandstormRock
10ScreechNormal 85
14Chip AwayNormal 70 100
19Rock SlideRock 75 90
23Scary FaceNormal 100
28ThrashNormal 120 100
32Dark PulseDark 80 100
37PaybackDark 50 100
41CrunchDark 80 100
46EarthquakeGround 100 100
50Stone EdgeRock 100 80
55Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
AssuranceDark 60 100
CurseGhost
Dragon DanceDragon
Focus EnergyNormal
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
OutrageDragon 120 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Stealth RockRock
StompNormal 65 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Larvitar can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Larvitar sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

Where to find Larvitar

Gold
Silver
Mt. Silver
Crystal Celadon City, Mt. Silver
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Seavault 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