Ludicolo

Ludicolo is a Water/Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Carefree Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 272
Type Water Grass
Species Carefree Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 121.3 lbs (55.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Rain Dish
Own Tempo (hidden ability)
Local № 021 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
057 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
021 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 216
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 80
270 364
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 90
166 306
Sp. Def 100
184 328
Speed 70
130 262
Total 480 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 Ludicolo.

Evolution chart

(Level 14) (use Water Stone)

Ludicolo changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby LUDICOLO begins dancing as soon as it hears cheerful, festive music. This POKéMON is said to appear when it hears the singing of children on hiking outings.
Sapphire Upon hearing an upbeat and cheerful rhythm, the cells in LUDICOLO’s body become very energetic and active. Even in battle, this POKéMON will exhibit an amazing amount of power.
FireRed
LeafGreen
The rhythm of bright, festive music activates LUDICOLO’s cells, making it more powerful.
Emerald When it hears festive music, all the cells in its body become stimulated, and it begins moving in rhythm. It does not quail even when it faces a tough opponent.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can’t help breaking out into a dance.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
If it hears festive music, it begins moving in rhythm in order to amplify its power.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can’t help breaking out into a dance.
X If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can’t help breaking out into a dance.
Y The rhythm of bright, festive music activates Ludicolo’s cells, making it more powerful.
Omega Ruby Ludicolo begins dancing as soon as it hears cheerful, festive music. This Pokémon is said to appear when it hears the singing of children on hiking outings.
Alpha Sapphire Upon hearing an upbeat and cheerful rhythm, the cells in Ludicolo’s body become very energetic and active. Even in battle, this Pokémon will exhibit an amazing amount of power.

Moves learned by Ludicolo

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Mega DrainGrass 40 100
1Nature PowerNormal

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
FlailNormal 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Leech SeedGrass 90
Razor LeafGrass 55 95
Sweet ScentNormal
SynthesisGrass
Teeter DanceNormal 100
TickleNormal 100
Water GunWater 40 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
AbsorbGrass 20 100 Level up
BubbleWater 40 100 Level up
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Level up
Energy BallGrass 90 100 Level up
Fake OutNormal 40 100 Level up
Fury SwipesNormal 18 80 Level up
Giga DrainGrass 75 100 Level up
Hydro PumpWater 110 80 Level up
Knock OffDark 65 100 Level up
MistIce Level up
Natural GiftNormal 100 Level up
Rain DanceWater Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Level up
Water SportWater Level up
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
96Nature PowerNormal
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Ludicolo 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
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Ludicolo does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Ludicolo does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Ludicolo sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Ludicolo  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Ludicolo  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ludicolo  sprite from Black & White Ludicolo  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Ludicolo Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Ludicolo Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ludicolo Shiny sprite from Black & White Ludicolo Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Ludicolo

Ruby Trade/migrate from another game
Sapphire Evolve Lotad/Lombre
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Lotad/Lombre
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Lotad/Lombre
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Lotad/Lombre
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Lotad/Lombre
Omega Ruby Trade/migrate from another game
Alpha Sapphire Evolve Lotad/Lombre
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Lotad/Lombre
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Ludicolo
Japanese ルンパッパ (Runpappa)
German Kappalores
French Ludicolo

Name origin

ludic
playful in an aimless way
colocynth
tropical plant similar to watermelon