Competitive Information for Drilbur [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Drilbur drilbur
Base Stats for Drilbur

Ground

Abilities:
Mold BreakerMold Breaker: This Pokemon's moves and their effects ignore the Abilities of other Pokemon.
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Sand ForceSand Force: This Pokemon's Ground/Rock/Steel attacks do 1.3x in Sandstorm; immunity to it.
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Sand RushSand Rush: If Sandstorm is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled; immunity to Sandstorm.


Evolutions / Family:
Drilbur
Excadrill

Weakness Chart for Ground-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0x
  
  
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Drilbur? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Drilbur is a decent Ground-typed Pokemon. Drilbur is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Drilbur is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Drilbur
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Sand Rush
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Drill Run
- Return / Strength
- X-Scissor
- Poison Jab

Physical Sweeper Drilbur (Sand Rush)

Drilbur is a notable Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Drilbur from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Drilbur's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Rush, if sandstorm is active Drilbur's speed is doubled; immunity to sandstorm.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Drill Run is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Ground-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Drilbur? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Species: Drilbur
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Sand Rush
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Return
- X-Scissor

Doubles Physical Sweeper Drilbur (Sand Rush)

Drilbur is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Drilbur from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Drilbur's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Rush, if sandstorm is active Drilbur's speed is doubled; immunity to sandstorm.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Drilbur learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Crush Claw
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Drill Run
80
95%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Rapid Spin
20
100%
40
Frees user from hazards, binding, Leech Seed.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Mud Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Electric-type attacks to 1/3 their power.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Drilbur can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Drilbur

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