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Pokemon Sword and Shield Drilbur

Pokemon Sword and Shield Drilbur is a Ground Type Mole Pokémon, which makes it weak against Water, Grass, Ice type moves. You can find and catch Drilbur in Dusty Bowl with a 10% chance to appear during Intense Sun weather. The Max IV Stats of Drilbur are 60 HP, 85 Attack, 30 SP Attack, 40 Defense, 45 SP Defense, and 68 Speed.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Drilbur
Drilbur Galar Pokedex ID: 166

List of Drilbur Max IV Stats in Pokemon SW SH.

Stat Amount Bar Graph
Total 328
HP 60
Attack 85
Defense 40
Special Attack 30
Special Defense 45
Speed 68

Based on this pokemon's stats we consider the best nature for Drilbur to have is Adamant, this will increase it's Attack and decrease it's Sp. Atk stats.

Drilbur Abilities

Ability Type Effect
Sand RushNormal
Sand ForceNormal
Mold BreakerHidden

Sword Pokedex Entry

It brings its claws together and whirls around at high speed before rushing toward its prey.

Shield Pokedex Entry

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Drilbur Evolutions

How do i evolve Drilbur in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Drilbur evolves into Excadrill when you reach Level 31.

Level 31
Pokemon CP Atk Def Sp Atk Sp Def Hp Spd

Drilbur Locations in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Where do i find and how to get Drilbur?

A popular spawn location you can find Drilbur is in the Dusty Bowl area with a 10% chance to spawn during Intense Sun weather.

Overworld Spawns (Visible in-game)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Dusty Bowl
10%42 - 47
Dusty Bowl
35%42 - 47
Galar Mine
10%11 - 14
Giant's Mirror
35%28 - 30
Giant's Mirror - Area 2
10%42 - 47
Giant's Mirror - Area 2
35%42 - 47
Giant's Mirror
30%31 - 34
Giant's Mirror
30%31 - 34
Giant's Mirror
30%31 - 34
Giant's Mirror
30%31 - 34
Giant's Mirror
60%31 - 34
Giant's Mirror
60%31 - 34
Giant's Mirror
60%31 - 34
Giant's Mirror
60%31 - 34
Giant's Mirror
30%31 - 34
Lake of Outrage
35%55 - 58

Non Overworld Spawns (NOT Visible - Randomly found in tall grass)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Galar Mine
10%11 - 15
Giant's Cap
20%26 - 28
Giant's Cap
30%26 - 28
Hammerlocke Hills
15%28 - 30
Stony Wilderness
10%26 - 28
Stony Wilderness
30%26 - 28

Pokemon Sword and Shield Drilbur Raids

Where do i find Drilbur Raids?

You can find Drilbur raids in the following locations: Bridge Field, Rolling Fields.

You can Click/Tap the links below to view where to find Drilbur Raid Spawn Locations in Pokemon Sw and Sh.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Drilbur Weakness

Drilbur is a Ground Type pokemon. This will cause it to take More Damage from Water, Grass, Ice Type Moves and will take Less Damage from Poison, Rock, Electric type moves.

Damage Types
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Drilbur Weak Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP

What pokemon is Drilbur Strong Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP

Pokemon SW and SH Drilbur Moves List

What moves can Drilbur learn from TMs, TRs, and Leveling?

Drilbur can learn the type move at level . This move Bolded Pow numbers are adjusted for this pokemon's Ground type +50% STAB damage.

Drilbur Level Up Moves

Lvl Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
01[] Mud-Slap
01[] Rapid Spin
04[] Scratch
08[] Hone Claws
12[] Fury Swipes
16[] Metal Claw
20[] Sandstorm
24[] Crush Claw
28[] Rock Slide
32[] Dig
36[] Swords Dance
40[] Drill Run
44[] Earthquake
48[] Fissure

TM Moves Drilbur can learn

TM Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TM15DigPhysical12010010Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM21RestStatus10User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM22Rock SlidePhysical759010May cause flinching.
TM24SnoreSpecial5010015Can only be used if asleep. May cause flinching.
TM25ProtectStatus10Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM31AttractStatus10015If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM32SandstormStatus10Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM39FacadePhysical7010020Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM43Brick BreakPhysical7510015Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM48Rock TombPhysical609515Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM49Sand TombPhysical52.58515Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
TM53Mud ShotSpecial82.59515Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM59FlingPhysical10010Power depends on held item.
TM65Shadow ClawPhysical7010015High critical hit ratio.
TM76RoundSpecial6010015Power increases if teammates use it in the same turn.
TM81BulldozePhysical9010020Lowers opponent's Speed.

Drilbur TR Moves

TR Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TR00Swords DanceStatus20Sharply raises user's Attack.
TR10EarthquakePhysical15010010Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TR20SubstituteStatus10Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TR22Sludge BombSpecial9010010May poison opponent.
TR26EndureStatus10Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TR27Sleep TalkStatus10User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TR46Iron DefenseStatus15Sharply raises user's Defense.
TR57Poison JabPhysical8010020May poison the opponent.
TR67Earth PowerSpecial13510010May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TR76Stealth RockStatus20Damages opponent switching into battle.
TR87Drill RunPhysical1209510High critical hit ratio.
TR94High HorsepowerPhysical142.59510The user fiercely attacks the target using its entire body.

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