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Grubbin (Pokémon)

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Grubbin
Larva Pokémon
アゴジムシ
Agojimushi
#736
Grubbin



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Grubbin
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Weight
9.7 lbs. 4.4 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
60
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Grubbin (Japanese: アゴジムシ Agojimushi) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves into Charjabug starting at level 20, which evolves into Vikavolt when leveled up in a special magnetic field (in Generation VII) or when exposed to a Thunder Stone (in Generation VIII).

Contents

Biology

Grubbin is a small, insectoid Pokémon. It has a white body with three nubs on either side resembling simple legs. There are two yellow spots on its side. Its head is dominated by two large, yellow mandibles with reddish-orange tips. The rest of its head is brown and has a reddish-orange structure with a yellow rim on top. It has large, black eyes with white pupils.

Grubbin typically lives underground. It uses its jaw as a weapon, a tool for burrowing, and for extracting sap from trees. Additionally, it can create sticky threads, which it shoots from its mouth and uses to swing around as though on suspension wires. It loves electricity, and can be found near power plants.[1] Rookidee is a natural enemy of Grubbin.

In the anime

Grubbin in the anime

Major appearances

A wild Grubbin debuted in Alola to New Adventure!. Ash chased after it as it went underground, but lost track of it. Grubbin reappeared in Loading the Dex! during a flashback.

Ash attempted to catch another wild Grubbin in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style! by having Pikachu battle it. However, he was unable to catch it when it escaped the Poké Ball and went underground. Grubbin managed to scare Lillie when it popped back up before escaping.

Minor appearances

A Grubbin appeared as an image in Loading the Dex! when Giovanni was telling Team Rocket about the rare Pokémon that appear in the Alola region.

A wild Grubbin appeared in Partner Promises!.

A Trainer's Grubbin appeared in Alola, Kanto! aboard a plane bound for Kanto.

Multiple Grubbin appeared in Rise and Shine, Starship!, where they were summoned by Sophocles's Charjabug to assist in digging up a Celesteela at Bamboo Hill.

A Grubbin appeared in Dewpider Ascending!, where it briefly chased a Dewpider, grabbing it in its pincers.

A Trainer's Grubbin appeared in I Choose Paradise!, where it was among the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

A Trainer's Grubbin appeared in Securing the Future!, where it joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

Two Grubbin appeared in Battling the Beast Within! as residents of the post-apocalyptic Ultra Ruin. One of them reappeared in the next episode.

A Grubbin appeared in the past in A Timeless Encounter!.

A Trainer's Grubbin appeared in Battle Royal 151!, where it competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

A Trainer's Grubbin appeared in Battling Besties!.

Three Grubbin appeared in Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other two being wild. The wild Grubbin were among the Pokémon seen in the Wild Area.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM004 Grubbin Rotom Pokédex Grubbin, the Larva Pokémon. A Bug type. Grubbin scrapes trees with its large jaws and drinks their sap. It makes its home underground.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Grubbin debuts in The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer, where one appears under the ownership of Moon. He evolved into Charjabug sometime before Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull.

In the TCG

Main article: Grubbin (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #027
Alola
USUM: #034
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Its strong jaw enables it to scrape trees and slurp out the sap. It normally lives underground.
Moon They often gather near places frequented by electric Pokémon in order to avoid being attacked by bird Pokémon.
Ultra Sun If you find its nest, you shouldn't stick your hand inside. You'll get bitten by an irritated Grubbin.
Ultra Moon It spits a sticky thread to stop opponents in their tracks, and then it grabs them in its sharp, sturdy mandibles to take them down.
Generation VIII Galar
#016
Sword Its natural enemies, like Rookidee, may flee rather than risk getting caught in its large mandibles that can snap thick tree branches.
Shield It uses its big jaws to dig nests into the forest floor, and it loves to feed on sweet tree sap.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 1, 4, 5, and 6
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 1, 4, 5, and 6
Blush MountainDay (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 1, Dappled Grove, East Lake Axewell, North Lake Miloch, Slumbering Weald, Watchtower Ruins
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)

In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (18th release)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
47
107 - 154 204 - 298
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
46
45 - 107 87 - 210
Total:
300
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 ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Vise Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
055 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
1010 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2121 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2525 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
3030 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
3535 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4040 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grubbin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grubbin

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM80Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grubbin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grubbin

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
JoltikGalvantulaCharjabugVikavolt Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
MetapodButterfreeNincadaNinjask Harden Normal Status —% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grubbin 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 Grubbin in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grubbin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grubbin

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Rising Voltage Electric Special 70 100% 20
Sw Sh IoA Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grubbin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grubbin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Bug
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#739
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Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush736Body.png Walking Speed: 3.33 seconds Base HP: 47
Base Attack: 68 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60

Evolution

Grubbin
Unevolved
Grubbin
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
Charjabug
First evolution
Charjabug
 Bug  Electric 
Town Map
Level up
in areas with a
special magnetic field


Thunder Stone
Thunder StoneSwSh
Vikavolt
Second evolution
Vikavolt
 Bug  Electric 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 736.png Spr b 7s 736.png Spr 7s 736.png Spr b 7s 736.png
Spr 7s 736 s.png Spr b 7s 736 s.png Spr 7s 736 s.png Spr b 7s 736 s.png
Front Back Front Back
736MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Grubbin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Grubbin, along with its evolved forms, were designed by Hitoshi Ariga.
  • Grubbin shares its category with Blipbug. They are both known as the Larva Pokémon.
    • Both Grubbin and Blipbug are also the only pure Bug-type Pokémon of their respective generation.

Origin

Grubbin appears to be based on a larval beetle, also known as a grub. It also bears resemblance to a common two-pronged electrical plug, which is further backed by the fact that it gains the Electric type upon evolving into Charjabug.

Name origin

Grubbin may be a combination of grub and grubbing, to scavenge or dig.

Agojimushi may be a combination of 顎 ago (jaw) and 地虫 jimushi (grub).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アゴジムシ Agojimushi From ago and 地虫 jimushi
France Flag.png French Larvibule From larve and mandibule
Spain Flag.png Spanish Grubbin Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Mabula From Made and Mandibula
Italy Flag.png Italian Grubbin Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 턱지충이 Teokjichung-i From teok, 지충 (地蟲) jichung, and i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 強顎雞母蟲 Kèuhngngohkgāimóuhchùhng From 強顎 kèuhngngohk and 雞母蟲 gāimóuhchùhng
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 強顎雞母蟲 / 强颚鸡母虫 Qiáng'èjīmǔchóng From 強顎 / 强颚 qiáng'è and 雞母蟲 / 鸡母虫 jīmǔchóng


Notes

External links

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