Drilbur • Generation VIII Pokédex

Drilbur
Pokédex Page for Drilbur

This is the Marriland Pokédex page for Drilbur, showing its information and moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Drilbur is not available in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl and cannot be used in or sent to those versions.

Drilbur

Drilbur
Sprite of Drilbur in Pokémon HOME

Drilbur's Type

GROUND

Drilbur's Pokédex #s

National #
529
Galar #
166
Armor #
--
Crown #
--

Drilbur's Base Stats

HP:
60
Attack:
85
Defense:
40
Sp. Atk:
30
Sp. Def:
45
Speed:
68
Total:
328

Misc. Info

Height:
1'0" (0.3m)
Weight:
18.7 lbs. (8.5 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Field
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,000,000
EV Yield:
1 Attack
Base EXP:
66
Catch Rate:
120
Base Happiness:
70

Drilbur's Abilities

Here are what abilities Drilbur can possibly have, along with their effects.
Sand Rush
Doubles Drilbur's Speed while the weather is sandstorm. Prevents sandstorm damage to Drilbur.
Sand Force
Drilbur's Rock-, Ground-, and Steel-type moves do 30% more damage in a sandstorm. Prevents sandstorm damage to Drilbur.
Mold Breaker
Drilbur's moves are not affected or blocked by the target's Ability.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Drilbur's weakness and resistance is to various types.
WATER
GRASS
ICE
½
POISON
ROCK
immune
ELECTRIC

Drilbur's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Drilbur evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Drilbur
Drilbur
starting form
Excadrill
Excadrill
at level 31

Drilbur's Moves in Sword & Shield

Below is a list of all of the moves that Drilbur can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Drilbur learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Mud-Slap
100% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
20 100% 10 One Target
1
Rapid Spin
Does damage and removes entry hazards such as Spikes, Stealth Rock, etc.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
50 100% 40 One Target
4
Scratch
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
8
Hone Claws
Raises Drilbur's Attack and accuracy by one stage.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
12
Fury Swipes
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
18 80% 15 One Target
16
Metal Claw
Has a 10% chance of raising Drilbur's Attack by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
50 95% 35 One Target
20
Sandstorm
Changes the weather to a sandstorm for 5 turns.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
24
Crush Claw
50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
75 95% 10 One Target
28
Rock Slide
Has a 30% chance of causing all nearby enemies to flinch.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
75 90% 10 Nearby Enemies
32
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
36
Swords Dance
Raises Drilbur's Attack by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
40
Drill Run
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 95% 10 One Target
44
Earthquake
Does double damage against targets using Dig.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
100 100% 10 All But Self
48
Fissure
Knocks out the target. Fails against higher-level Pokémon.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
varies 30% 5 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Drilbur can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM15
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM21
Rest
Drilbur restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM22
Rock Slide
Has a 30% chance of causing all nearby enemies to flinch.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
75 90% 10 Nearby Enemies
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Drilbur from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM32
Sandstorm
Changes the weather to a sandstorm for 5 turns.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Drilbur is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM43
Brick Break
Breaks the opponent's Light Screen or Reflect.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
TM48
Rock Tomb
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
60 95% 15 One Target
TM49
Sand Tomb
Traps the target for 4–5 turns, preventing them from switching or fleeing and also doing 1/8 max HP after every turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
35 85% 15 One Target
TM53
Mud Shot
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 One Target
TM59
Fling
Throws Drilbur's held item. Type and power depend on the item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 10 One Target
TM65
Shadow Claw
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GHOST
PHYSICAL
70 100% 15 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM81
Bulldoze
100% chance of lowering all nearby Pokémon's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 All But Self

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Drilbur can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area and other locations.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR00
Swords Dance
Raises Drilbur's Attack by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR10
Earthquake
Does double damage against targets using Dig.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
100 100% 10 All But Self
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Drilbur's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR22
Sludge Bomb
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Drilbur's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR46
Iron Defense
Raises Drilbur's Defense by two stages.
STEEL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TR57
Poison Jab
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
PHYSICAL
80 100% 20 One Target
TR60
X-Scissor
Damages the target.
BUG
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR67
Earth Power
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR76
Stealth Rock
Sets floating rocks on the enemy's field. Does 1/8 max HP to enemies that switch in. Weakness/resistance to Rock affects this damage.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 20 Enemy Field
TR87
Drill Run
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 95% 10 One Target
TR94
High Horsepower
Damages the target.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
95 95% 10 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Drilbur can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Drilbur.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Metal Sound
Lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.
STEEL
STATUS
-- 85% 40 One Target
EGG
Submission
Drilbur takes 25% of Submission's damage as recoil damage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
80 80% 20 One Target
EGG
Slash
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target

Move Tutor Moves

Here are all of the moves that Drilbur can learn from Move Tutors. Most of these require the Expansion Pass and can be found in the Isle of Armor's Dojo, costing some Armorite Ore to teach. However, there are a few moves that can be taught aside from this.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TUTOR
Scorching Sands
Has a 30% chance to burn the target.
GROUND
SPECIAL
70 100% 10 One Target

Drilbur's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Drilbur's calculated stats, which are the stats that you actually see displayed in game. These are affected by a variety of things, such as level, Effort Values (EVs), Individual Values (IVs), and Drilbur's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Drilbur is level 100: its stats with 0 EVs, 252+ (max) EVs, 0 IVs, and 31 (max) IVs. Nature is not shown by default, so its maximum is 10% higher than shown here, and minium 10% lower.
Stats at
level 100
0 EVs 252+ EVs Base Stat
Min Max Min Max
HP
230 261 293 324 60
Attack
175 206 238 269 85
Defense
85 116 148 179 40
Sp. Atk
65 96 128 159 30
Sp. Def
95 126 158 189 45
Speed
141 172 204 235 68
Total
328

Where to Find Drilbur in Sword & Shield

If you're looking for where to find Drilbur, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Drilbur in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Drilbur in the Wild

Galar Mine

Overworld Encounters
Any Weather
10% Lv. 11-14
Random Encounters
Any Weather
10% Lv. 11-15

Stony Wilderness

Random Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- 10% -- -- 30% --
Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28

Dusty Bowl

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- 10% -- -- 35% --
Lv. 42-47 Lv. 42-47

Giant's Mirror

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- 35% --
Lv. 28-30

Hammerlocke Hills

Random Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- 15% --
Lv. 28-30

Giant's Cap

Random Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- 20% -- -- 30% --
Lv. 26-28 Lv. 26-28

Pokédex Entries for Drilbur

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

Sword
It brings its claws together and whirls around at high speed before rushing toward its prey.
Shield
It's a digger, using its claws to burrow through the ground. It causes damage to vegetable crops, so many farmers have little love for it.

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

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

Generation 5 Pokédex Entries

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