Granbull

Granbull
ドータクン
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Snubbull < Granbull > Qwilfish
Species Type
Fairy Pokémon Fairy.gif
Number Ability
#210 Intimidate/Quick Feet
Rattled
Height Weight
4′7″ (1.4m) 107.4 lbs. (48.7kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 25% Female: 75%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Snubbull None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field
Fairy
75
Tier EV Yield
RU 2 Attack Points
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Granbull (ドータクン) is the 124th Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex. It is a Fairy-Type, formerly a Normal-Type, and is known as the Fairy Pokémon.

Granbull can use one of two Abilities; Intimidate, which lowers the Attack stat of its opponent by one stage upon switching in to battle, or Quick Feet, which increases its Speed by 50% when it is afflicted with a Status Condition. Its Hidden Ability is Rattled, which increases its Speed by one stage whenever it is hit by a Bug, Ghost or Dark Type attack.

Snubbull gain the opportunity to evolve into Granbull upon reaching Level 23.

Granbull is in the Field and Fairy Egg Groups, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 steps to hatch. It takes Granbull 800,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Granbull's design is based off a bulldog. It is purple in color with two large fang-like growths protruding from its lower jaw. It has black band markings around its wrists, and a black collar around its neck with white markings. Granbull has large ears, a small black nose and a short tail.

Gender Differences

Granbull does not have any distinctive features to differentiate between the male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

In most of its game appearances, the only way to obtain Granbull is to evolve a Snubbull. It can be caught in the wild in Pokémon Crystal, however, at Route 5 and Route 6 during the morning and day.

Granbull can appear at a Hidden Grotto on Route 2 in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, it can be caught at Ancient Poni Path, Poni Gauntlet, Poni Grove and Poni Wilds.

Spin-Off Games

Trading Card Game

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Movies

Manga

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Granbull is in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With the common presence of Fighting-, Dark-, and Dragon-types in the tier, Granbull can act as a nice stop to those threats and can find a niche on both offensive and defensive teams due to its nice typing. Granbull has a solid base 120 Attack stat that sets it apart from other Fairy-types due to a better overall offensive prowess. Intimidate is a great ability that further bolsters Granbull's bulk and allows for it to take on some set-up sweepers one-on-one, such as Scrafty and Swords Dance Virizion. With some great utility moves in Heal Bell, Thunder Wave, and Roar, Granbull can provide solid support for teams. Its best set is a defensive set that acts as a check to many opposing threats in the tier while providing cleric support and being able to paralyze certain threats or phaze out opposing switch ins. Granbull can also run a more offensive set that has nice offensive moves to work with, such as STAB Play Rough, Earthquake, Fire Punch, and Close Combat. This set acts more as an offensive check to opposing threats and has much more power than the defensive set, especially with a Choice Band. However, Granbull faces competition from Aromatisse and Togetic as a Fairy-type, as both have access to reliable recovery and have solid utility moves, with the former having Wish and the latter having Defog. Granbull's Special Defense is pitiful, allowing for strong offensive threats like Delphox and Meloetta to heavily pressure it with their powerful STAB attacks. Granbull also is very slow, being outsped by the majority of the tier, even including some walls like Alomomola and Jellicent which can outstall Granbull.

Granbull is also usable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a nice pure Fairy-typing, decent Attack and defense, and a great ability in Intimidate, Granbull can act as a decent Pokémon offensively and defensively. It has a nice movepool defensively and offensively, with access to Heal Bell, Thunder Wave, Roar, Play Rough, and Earthquake. Its defensive set is the best set due to having more overall utility and better success against threats like Haxorus, but an offensive set is usable due to Granbull's high base 120 Attack. However, Granbull is very slow, cannot outspeed a decent chunk of walls, has bad Special Defense, and requires a lot of team support. It also faces immense competition from other Fairy-types like Florges, Sylveon, and even Aromatisse, all of which have better overall bulk and can provide greater utility than Granbull as a defensive Fairy-type.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Gold/Silver None Evolve Snubbull
Crystal 5% Route 6 (Morning, Day)
Crystal 30% Route 5 (Morning, Day)
Ruby/Sapphire None Trade
Emerald None Evolve Snubbull
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Snubbull
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Snubbull
Black/White None Transfer or Trade
Black 2/White 2 -- Route 2 (Hidden Grotto)
X/Y None Evolve Snubbull
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon 20% Ancient Poni Path, Poni Gauntlet, Poni Grove, Poni Wilds

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
II Gold It is actually timid and easily spooked. If attacked, it flails about to fend off its attacker.
Silver Because its fangs are too heavy, it always keeps its head tilted down. However, its bite is powerful.
Crystal It can make most any Pokémon run away simply by opening its mouth wide to reveal its big fangs.
III Ruby Granbull has a particularly well- developed lower jaw. The enormous fangs are heavy, causing the Pokémon to tip its head back for balance. Unless it is startled, it will not try to bite indiscriminately.
Sapphire Granbull has a particularly well- developed lower jaw. The enormous fangs are heavy, causing the Pokémon to tip its head back for balance. Unless it is startled, it will not try to bite indiscriminately.
Emerald It has a particularly well-developed lower jaw. The huge fangs are heavy, causing it to tilt its head. Unless it is startled, it will not try to bite.
FireRed Because its fangs are too heavy, it always keeps its head tilted down. However, its bite is powerful.
LeafGreen It is actually timid and easily spooked. If attacked, it flails about to fend off its attacker.
IV Diamond It is timid in spite of its looks. If it becomes enraged, however, it will strike with its huge fangs.
Pearl It is timid in spite of its looks. If it becomes enraged, however, it will strike with its huge fangs.
Platinum It is timid in spite of its looks. If it becomes enraged, however, it will strike with its huge fangs.
HeartGold It is actually timid and easily spooked. If attacked, it flails about to fend off its attacker.
SoulSilver Because its fangs are too heavy, it always keeps its head tilted down. However, its bite is powerful.
V Black It is timid in spite of its looks. If it becomes enraged, however, it will strike with its huge fangs.
White It is timid in spite of its looks. If it becomes enraged, however, it will strike with its huge fangs.
Black 2 It is timid in spite of its looks. If it becomes enraged, however, it will strike with its huge fangs.
White 2 It is timid in spite of its looks. If it becomes enraged, however, it will strike with its huge fangs.
VI X It is timid in spite of its looks. If it becomes enraged, however, it will strike with its huge fangs.
Y It can make most any Pokémon run away simply by opening its mouth wide to reveal its big fangs.
Omega Ruby Granbull has a particularly well-developed lower jaw. The enormous fangs are heavy, causing the Pokémon to tip its head back for balance. Unless it is startled, it will not try to bite indiscriminately.
Alpha Sapphire Granbull has a particularly well-developed lower jaw. The enormous fangs are heavy, causing the Pokémon to tip its head back for balance. Unless it is startled, it will not try to bite indiscriminately.
VII Sun Its well-developed lower jaw and heavy fangs are its weapons. As long as it’s not provoked, it rarely bites.
Moon More timid than Snubbull, this Pokémon is doted on by young people amused at the contrast between its looks and its attitude.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
Full.pngFull.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
90
. 290 384 .
Atk
120
220 245 339 372
Def
75
139 155 249 273
Sp. Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
60
112 125 219 240
Speed
45
85 95 189 207

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Start Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Scary Face Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Tail Whip Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Charm Fairy.gif -- 100 Other.png
7 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
13 Lick Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
19 Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
27 Roar Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
35 Rage Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
43 Play Rough Fairy.gif 90 90 Physical.png
51 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
59 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
67 Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Close Combat Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Fake Tears Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Feint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Focus Punch Fighting.gif 150 100 Physical.png
Heal Bell Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Present Normal.gif  ?? 90 Physical.png
Smelling Salts Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 175 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 100*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 120*/195* -- Physical.png Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 175*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif 175*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 120 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 23
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Granbull

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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