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Hydreigon #635: Hydreigon
Pokémon
#637: Volcarona Volcarona
Larvesta
Torch Pokémon
メラルバ
Merlarva
#636
Larvesta



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Fire
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Swarm
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Larvesta
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Weight
63.5 lbs. 28.8 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
72
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Larvesta
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HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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0
Def
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Shape
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F636.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Larvesta (Japanese: メラルバ Merlarva) is a dual-type Bug/Fire Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Volcarona starting at level 59.

Contents

Biology

Larvesta "flying" using the fire that spits out from its horns

Larvesta is a fuzzy, moth larva-like Pokémon. It has blue eyes in a shadowed face. Its white mane of fuzz encompasses its head and the upper half of its body, while its lower half is brown. It has three pairs of small black legs. There are five red, slightly whorled horns on the sides of its head, which it can use to spit fire as a defensive tactic to intimidate predators or to scare prey. It has been seen using fire it spits from these horns to fly. Larvesta's flames can reach up to 5,500 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature. It lives at the feet of volcanoes, though people of ancient times once believed that Larvesta nested on and fell from the sun.

In the anime

Larvesta in the anime

Major appearances

Larvesta debuted in The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!, under the ownership of Luke. It battled Cilan and his Stunfisk and won. Luke revealed that Larvesta is in charge of special effects whenever he is making movies.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW041 Larvesta Ash's Pokédex Larvesta, the Torch Pokémon. A Larvesta shoots fire from its five horns to repel its enemies. They live at the base of volcanoes.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A member of the Shadow Triad used a Larvesta to attack Lenora at Nacrene City. It was later revealed that Larvesta hatched from an Egg that Ryoku of the Seven Sages found in Route 4. It first appeared in The Battle Within.

Benga's Larvesta appeared in a flashback in PS541.

In the TCG

Main article: Larvesta (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #142
Unova
B2W2: #171
Black This Pokémon was believed to have been born from the sun. When it evolves, its entire body is engulfed in flames.
White The base of volcanoes is where they make their homes. They shoot fire from their five horns to repel attacking enemies.
Black 2 Said to have been born from the sun, it spews fire from its horns and encases itself in a cocoon of fire when it evolves.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Said to have been born from the sun, it spews fire from its horns and encases itself in a cocoon of fire when it evolves.
Y The base of volcanoes is where they make their homes. They shoot fire from their five horns to repel attacking enemies.
Omega Ruby Said to have been born from the sun, it spews fire from its horns and encases itself in a cocoon of fire when it evolves.
Alpha Sapphire The base of volcanoes is where they make their homes. They shoot fire from their five horns to repel attacking enemies.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #203
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun When battling opponents, it sprays fire from its five horns. The max temperature of the flames can reach nearly 5,500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ultra Moon It protects itself with flame. Long years ago, people believed Larvesta had a nest on the sun.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #186
Sword The people of ancient times believed that Larvesta fell from the sun.
Shield Larvesta's body is warm all over. It spouts fire from the tips of its horns to intimidate predators and scare prey.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Hatch the Egg received from a Pokémon Ranger inside a building on Route 18
Black 2 White 2
Breed Volcarona
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Fire)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Forest (north of Route 111), Mirage Island (north of Route 113)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Lush Jungle (Cave)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor, Challenge Beach, Loop Lagoon, Potbottom Desert (Max Raid Battles)
Loop Lagoon (Wanderer)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: World Axle - B2F
Conquest
Ignis, Chrysalia
MD GTI
Holehills (1F-12F), Scorching Desert (1F-10F), Windy Shoreline (1F-11F), Canyon Foot (1F-9F)
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Walking a Thin Line
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 6
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 157
Prasino Woods: Stage 595
Rumble World
White Ruins: Everspring Valley (All Areas)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
360
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
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
011 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
066 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
1212 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
1818 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2424 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
3030 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
3636 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100100% 10
4242 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4848 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
5454 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
6060 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
6666 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Larvesta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Larvesta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 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
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
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
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
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
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR18Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
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
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR43Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR55Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR55 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR61Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 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 Larvesta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Larvesta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
NincadaNinjaskJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgor
CutieflyRibombee
Absorb Grass Special 20 100% 25
MetapodButterfreePinsirNincadaNinjask Harden Normal Status —% 30
Heracross Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Larvesta 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 Larvesta in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Larvesta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Larvesta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

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

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP636.png HP: ★★ Move: Flame Wheel
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Flame Body
Ability 2: Run Up
Ability 3: Sponge
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Volcarona when its Attack is 131 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Hidenaga, Masayuki, Okuni, and Sessai
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT636.png

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

#183
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Cloud Clear
Clears away one black-cloud disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO636.png Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 156 Base Defense: 107
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 400
Fast Attacks: Ember, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Bug Buzz, Flame Wheel

Evolution

636Larvesta.png
Unevolved
Larvesta
 Bug  Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 59
637Volcarona.png
First evolution
Volcarona
 Bug  Fire 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 636.png Spr b 5b 636.png Spr 5b 636.png Spr b 5b 636.png
Spr 5b 636 s.png Spr b 5b 636 s.png Spr 5b 636 s.png Spr b 5b 636 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 636.png Spr b 6x 636.png Spr 6x 636.png Spr b 6x 636.png
Spr 6x 636 s.png Spr b 6x 636 s.png Spr 6x 636 s.png Spr b 6x 636 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 636.png Spr b 7s 636.png Spr 7s 636.png Spr b 7s 636.png
Spr 7s 636 s.png Spr b 7s 636 s.png Spr 7s 636 s.png Spr b 7s 636 s.png
Front Back Front Back
636MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Larvesta images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Out of all Pokémon that evolve by a set level, Larvesta evolves later than any other unevolved Pokémon, at level 59.
  • Larvesta and its evolution are the only Pokémon that are neither Legendary nor Mythical that learn a move upon reaching level 100.
  • Larvesta is the only Fire-type to have an insectoid body.

Origin

Larvesta may be based on a moth — likely an Atlas moth larva or a Sycamore Tussock moth larva — and the Tower of the Sun, a famed Japanese monument. The way its red growths are shaped and positioned on its circular body may be a reference to the sun or to the Daimonji. It may also be based on a torch or cigarette.

Name origin

Larvesta may be a combination of larva and Vesta (Roman goddess of the hearth and home, symbolised and represented by an eternally-burning fire located in her temple). It may also involve lava.

Merlarva may be a combination of めらめら meramera (onomatopoeia for flaring) and larva.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メラルバ Merlarva From めらめら meramera, and larva
France Flag.png French Pyronille From the prefix pyro and chenille
Spain Flag.png Spanish Larvesta Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ignivor From ignis and vor
Italy Flag.png Italian Larvesta Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 활화르바 Hwalhwaruba From 활활 hwalhwal and larva
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 燃燒蟲 / 燃烧虫 Rán​shāo​chóng​ From 燃燒 rán​shāo and ​chóng​


Notes


External links

Hydreigon #635: Hydreigon
Pokémon
#637: Volcarona Volcarona


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