Open main menu

Bulbapedia β

Greninja #658: Greninja
Pokémon
#660: Diggersby Diggersby
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Bunnelby (disambiguation).
Bunnelby
Digging Pokémon
ホルビー
Horubee
#659
Bunnelby



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pickup or Cheek Pouch Cacophony
Cacophony
Huge Power
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Bunnelby
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
11.0 lbs. 5.0 kg
Bunnelby
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
47
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Bunnelby
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Bunnelby (Japanese: ホルビー Horubee) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Diggersby starting at level 20.

Contents

Biology

Bunnelby is a small, gray, rabbit-like Pokémon. The tips of its large ears are dark brown and have three finger-like sections each. It has black eyes, a small pink nose, prominent round cheeks, two tiny whiskers on each cheek, and large upper incisors. Its neck is surrounded by a ruff of stiff, brown fur. There are small brown spots on its hind legs and it has brown toes. It also has a fluffy gray tail.

Bunnelby hand-like ears are strong enough to shovel dirt and chop tree roots. It can dig a nest up to 33 feet in just one night. Bunnelby is very sensitive when it comes to danger. Corviknight is natural predator of Bunnelby. Should it hear Corviknight’s flapping, it will quickly dig a up hole to hide underground.

In the anime

Bunnelby in the anime

Major appearances

Clemont's Bunnelby

Bunnelby debuted in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, under the ownership of Clemont. In A Trip Down Memory Train!, he was revealed to have caught him after saving him from a wild Diggersby.

Minor appearances

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: There should at least be some details as to its roles in these episodes where it just “appears” is too many to be satisfied with having nothing else.

A Trainer's Bunnelby appeared in Climbing the Walls!.

A Bunnelby appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

A wild Bunnelby appeared in Till We Compete Again!

Two Trainers' Bunnelby appeared in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!, with one of them appearing during a flashback.

Three Bunnelby appeared in Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, with two under the ownership of different Trainers and the third being wild. The Trainers' Bunnelby were seen on the train heading to the Wild Area, while the wild one was among the Pokémon seen in the Wild Area.

A Trainer's Bunnelby appeared in JN008.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Bunnelby debuted in PS550, where it was seen running with its Trainer from the battle between Xerneas and Yveltal.

A Bunnelby appeared with a female Rising Star at a Mini-game Corner in the X & Y chapter.

A Bunnelby appeared in Zygarde Agitated.

Multiple wild Bunnelby appeared in the Wild Area in the Sword & Shield chapter.

In the TCG

Main article: Bunnelby (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #010
Hoenn
#—
X They use their large ears to dig burrows. They will dig the whole night through.
Y It has ears like shovels. Digging holes strengthens its ears so much that they can sever thick roots effortlessly.
Omega Ruby They use their large ears to dig burrows. They will dig the whole night through.
Alpha Sapphire It has ears like shovels. Digging holes strengthens its ears so much that they can sever thick roots effortlessly.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#048
Sword It excels at digging holes. Using its ears, it can dig a nest 33 feet deep in one night.
Shield It's very sensitive to danger. The sound of Corviknight's flapping will have Bunnelby digging a hole to hide underground in moments.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 2, 3, 5, and 22
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, East Lake Axewell, North Lake Miloch, Giant's Cap

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Renegade Meadow: Stage 3
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 388
Rumble World
Dark Land: Forgotten Forest (All Areas)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
38
98 - 145 186 - 280
36
36 - 96 69 - 188
38
38 - 99 72 - 192
32
33 - 92 62 - 179
36
36 - 96 69 - 188
57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Total:
237
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
033 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
066 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
099 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1212 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
1515 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
1818 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
2121 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2424 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2727 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
3030 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3333 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
3939 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bunnelby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bunnelby
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM52Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR23Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR48Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bunnelby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bunnelby
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MunnaMusharnaTogedemaruWoolooDubwool Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
SeedotNuzleafShiftryCufantCopperajah Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bunnelby in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Bunnelby in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bunnelby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bunnelby
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bunnelby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bunnelby
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Rototiller Bunnelby (Primal Clash 121)

Side game data

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT659.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#545
Shuffle659.png

Cloud Clear
Clears away one black-cloud disruption without fail.


Evolution

659Bunnelby.png
Unevolved
Bunnelby
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 20
660Diggersby.png
First evolution
Diggersby
 Normal  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 659.png Spr b 6x 659.png Spr 6x 659.png Spr b 6x 659.png
Spr 6x 659 s.png Spr b 6x 659 s.png Spr 6x 659 s.png Spr b 6x 659 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 659.png Spr b 7s 659.png Spr 7s 659.png Spr b 7s 659.png
Spr 7s 659 s.png Spr b 7s 659 s.png Spr 7s 659 s.png Spr b 7s 659 s.png
Front Back Front Back
659MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Bunnelby images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Bunnelby seems to be based on a rabbit. Its ability to use its ears as digging tools to excavate through earth and roots may be a reference to trowels or shovels.

Name origin

Bunnelby may be a combination of bunny and tunnel.

Horubee may be based on 掘る horu (to dig) or hole.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ホルビー Horubee From 掘る horu
France Flag.png French Sapereau From saper and lapereau
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bunnelby Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Scoppel From scoop and hoppeln
Italy Flag.png Italian Bunnelby Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파르빗 Pareubit From 파다 pada and rabbit
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 掘掘兔 Gwahtgwahttou From gwaht and tou
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 掘掘兔 Juéjuétù From jué and


Related articles

External links

Greninja #658: Greninja
Pokémon
#660: Diggersby Diggersby


Project Pokédex logo.png This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.