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 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 55.0 kg (121.3 lbs)
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)
038 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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

#270
Lotad
Water · Grass
(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.
Sword The rhythm of bright, festive music activates Ludicolo’s cells, making it more powerful.
Shield If it hears festive music, it begins moving in rhythm in order to amplify its power.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can’t help breaking out into a dance.

Moves learned by Ludicolo

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
1Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
1Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
1FlailNormalPhysical 100
1Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
1Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
1Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
1Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
1MistIceStatus
1Nature PowerNormalStatus
1Rain DanceWaterStatus
1Teeter DanceNormalStatus 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
Teeter DanceNormalStatus 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
1Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
1Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
1FlailNormalPhysical 100
1Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
1Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
1Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
1Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
1MistIceStatus
1Nature PowerNormalStatus
1Rain DanceWaterStatus
1Teeter DanceNormalStatus 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
Teeter DanceNormalStatus 100
TickleNormalStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Ludicolo can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grassy GlideGrassPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Ludicolo sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Ludicolo  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Ludicolo  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ludicolo  sprite from Black & White Ludicolo  sprite from X & Y Ludicolo  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Not available in this game
Sword Location data not yet available
Shield Evolve Lotad/Lombre
Brilliant Diamond Location data not yet available
Shining Pearl Evolve Lotad/Lombre

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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