Swoobat < Drilbur > Excadrill

Species Type
Mole Pokémon Ground.png
Number Ability
#529 Sand Rush/Sand Force
Mold Breaker
Height Weight
1' (0.3m) 18.7 lbs (8.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Excadrill
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 120
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 Attack Point

Drilbur (モグリュー) is the 35th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Ground Type, and it is known as the Mole Pokémon.

Drilbur can have one of two Abilities: Sand Rush, which doubles its Speed during a sandstorm, or Sand Force, which increases the power of Ground, Rock and Steel-Type moves by 33% during a sandstorm.

A third Ability is available to Drilbur that come from the Dream World, the Mold Breaker Ability. This Ability allows its moves to work as they would normally without being affected by the Ability of the targeted Pokémon.

Drilbur gain the opportunity to evolve into Excadrill starting at Level 31.

Drilbur is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Drilbur One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Drilbur takes on the appearance of a small mole. It has a white face, including the snout, at the end of its snout is a pink nose. Its fur is mostly black but it has some stripes with the colouring navy bluish with a tinge of grey. It has large arms are round-ish giving out a shovel look. It has three white long claws on each arm. On its palm area there is a round circle what is the same colour as the stripes. Drilbur has small stubby round feet, there are three toes on both foot.

[edit] Gender Differences

Drilbur doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Drilbur appears at Wellspring Cave, Mistralton Cave, Chargestone Cave, and Twist Mountain in Black and White, but it only appears at Shaking Spots in each area. In Black 2 and White 2, Drilbur appears at Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave and Relic Path, but only at Shaking Spots in these areas.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Drilbur appears at Sea Song Beach in the Cove Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. It can be befriended by defeating it in battle, after which it can be called into battle.

Drilbur appears within the Earth Nation in Pokémon Conquest.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Drilbur is listed as a Common Card in the Emerging Powers (2) and the Dark Explorers sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

In a flashback during the episode Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!, it was revealed that Iris' Excadrill was captured back when it was a Drilbur.

[edit] Movies

Wild Drilbur appear in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.

[edit] Manga

Drilbur's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Drilbur is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 100% Wellspring Cave, Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Twist Mountain (Dust Cloud)
Black 2/White 2 80%
Relic Passage (Dust Cloud)
Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave (Dust Cloud)
X/Y None Breed Excadrill

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond N/A
IV Pokémon Pearl N/A
IV Pokémon Platinum N/A
IV Pokémon HeartGold N/A
IV Pokémon SoulSilver N/A

V Pokémon Black It can dig through the ground at a speed of 30 mph. It could give a car running aboveground a good race.
V Pokémon White It makes its way swiftly through the soil by putting both claws together and rotating at high speed.
V Pokémon Black 2 By spinning its body, it can dig straight through the ground at a speed of 30 mph.
V Pokémon White 2 By spinning its body, it can dig straight through the ground at a speed of 30 mph.

VI Pokémon X It makes its way swiftly through the soil by putting both claws together and rotating at high speed.
VI Pokémon Y By spinning its body, it can dig straight through the ground at a speed of 30 mph.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 230 324 -
157 175 269 295
76 85 179 196
Sp. Atk
58 65 159 174
Sp. Def
85 95 189 207
126 141 235 258

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Scratch Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start Mud Sport Ground.png N/A N/A Status
5 Rapid Spin Normal.png 20 100 Physical
8 Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100 Special
12 Fury Swipes Normal.png 18 80 Physical
15 Metal Claw Steel.png 50 95 Physical
19 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
22 Hone Claws Dark.png N/A N/A Status
26 Slash Normal.png 70 100 Physical
29 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
33 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
36 Swords Dance Normal.png N/A N/A Status
40 Sandstorm Rock.png N/A N/A Status
43 Drill Run Ground.png 80 95 Physical
47 Fissure Ground.png ?? 30 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.png 90 100 Special
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.png 80 100 Physical
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.png 80 100 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.png -- -- Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM100 Confide Normal.png -- -- Status
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status
Rapid Spin Normal.png 20 100% Physical
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Crush Claw Normal.png 75 95% Physical
Metal Sound Steel.png -- 85% Status
Submission Fighting.png 80 80% Physical
Skull Bash Normal.png 100 100% Physical
Rock Climb Normal.png 90 85% Physical

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black2/White2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Drill Run Ground.png 80 95% Physical
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status

[edit] Evolution Info

Evolution Line
Drilbur Excadrill
Level 31

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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Last edited by Docile on 16 September 2014 at 06:38
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