Rillaboom (Pokémon)

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Rillaboom
Drummer Pokémon
ゴリランダー
Gorirander
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Rillaboom
Rillaboom
Gigantamax Rillaboom
Gigantamax Rillaboom



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Rillaboom
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Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Gigantamax Rillaboom
Cacophony
Grassy Surge
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Rillaboom
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Grass
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
6'11" 2.1 m
Rillaboom
91'10"+ 28.0+ m
Gigantamax Rillaboom
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Weight
198.4 lbs. 90.0 kg
Rillaboom
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Rillaboom
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
265
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Rillaboom
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HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
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Speed
Gigantamax Rillaboom
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Footprint
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Gigantamax Rillaboom
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
External Links

Rillaboom (Japanese: ゴリランダー Gorirander) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Thwackey starting at level 35. It is the final form of Grookey.

Rillaboom can Gigantamax into Gigantamax Rillaboom if it has the Gigantamax Factor. Gigantamax Rillaboom was introduced in The Isle of Armor.

Biology

Rillaboom is a bipedal Pokémon resembling a gorilla. Its body consists mostly of shades of brown: light, tan brown on its forehead, chest, abs, and extremities; dark brown on its nose and triangular ears, as well as under its eyes; and medium, mud-like brown across the rest of its body, including its thick arms and legs. Its mouth, the tip of its nose, and its irises are orange, and its sclerae are white. Each of its upper arms have tan marks resembling bow-ties or butterflies, and it has two, diamond-shaped, tan marks running down its spine. The first, and larger, of the two marks begins around its shoulder blades, and the second, and smaller, mark begins below its rib cage. Rillaboom has a thick bush of green, leaf-like hair on its head, which cascades down its back; on its forehead, a single, vine-like hair, which closely resembles a music note, falls between its eyes and curls at the end, which sits to its nose's left side. On its hips on either side, it has green, belt-like adornments resembling four leaves in a row. Similar adornments with two leaf-like parts sit on its each of its shoulders near the clavicles; these adornments appear to be part of its hair when not attacking. On each of its wrists, Rillaboom has cuffs that resemble leafy crowns, with the peaks of the crown facing its hands.

Rillaboom always carries its signature drum with it on its back, and pulls it out when engaged in battle. This bass drum is crafted from a tree stump, with several thick branch stumps protruding from it, which form both the legs of the bass drum as well as mid and high toms. Rillaboom also carries two drumsticks in its cuffs and takes them out to beat its drum.

By drumming, Rillaboom can tap into the power of its special tree stump. The roots of the stump follow the direction of its drumming in battle. In a troop of Rillaboom, the one with the best drumming technique is the leader. This is how Rillaboom who challenged each other for leadership usually settles it through a drum battle. Rillaboom has a kind and calm disposition, valuing harmony within its group. It is very sensitive towards discord that could threaten the group's harmony, so it keeps a strict watch for such actions. Any offenders who drum up discord will be strictly disciplined by Rillaboom until they have learned their lesson. Due to its strong sense of unity, it will ferociously defend its allies from trouble.[1]

Rillaboom is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Drum Beating. Additionally, in Generation IX, Rillaboom and its pre-evolved forms are the only known Pokémon that can have Grassy Surge as an Ability.

Forms

Rillaboom has a Gigantamax form.

As Gigantamax Rillaboom, its upper body fuses with its enlarged tree-stump drum. The stump changes to resemble a full drum kit. The leaves expand to become four arms, each holding a drum stick while its single vine-like hair stands up and curls at the tip. As with all Gigantamax Pokémon, three red clouds circle above it. The power building up inside Gigantamax Rillaboom compels it to perform transcendental drumming techniques, controlling its drumsticks as if they were its own limbs. The sounds it makes can reach across oceans and other regions, and it is said that the beat can cause whoever hears it to start dancing uncontrollably.[2]

Gigantamax Rillaboom is the only known Pokémon capable of using the G-Max Move G-Max Drum Solo.

Gigantamax Rillaboom
 

Evolution

Rillaboom evolves from Thwackey and is the final form of Grookey.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Grookey
 Grass 

 
First evolution
Thwackey
 Grass 

 
Second evolution
Rillaboom
 Grass 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#003
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword By drumming, it taps into the power of its special tree stump. The roots of the stump follow its direction in battle.
Shield The one with the best drumming techniques becomes the boss of the troop. It has a gentle disposition and values harmony among its group.
Gigantamax Rillaboom
Sword Gigantamax energy has caused Rillaboom's stump to grow into a drum set that resembles a forest.
Shield Rillaboom has become one with its forest of drums and continues to lay down beats that shake all of Galar.
Generation IX Paldea
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Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#229
Scarlet Though it has a calm disposition, it won’t tolerate those who drum up discord. It strictly disciplines offenders until they learn their lesson.
Violet When one Rillaboom challenges another who leads a troop, a drumming battle commences. The victor becomes the troop’s new boss.


 
Rillaboom in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Thwackey
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade, Poké Portal News
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Evolve Thwackey


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Poké Fair sync pair scout: Victor & Rillaboom (Gigantamax)


In events

Poké Portal News
Games Event Tera Type Location Level Distribution period
SV Rillaboom the Unrivaled Normal hide 100 July 28 to July 30, 2023
August 4 to 6, 2023

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
530
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
011 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Noble Roar Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Branch Poke Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
011 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Drum Beating Grass Physical 08080 100100% 10
1212 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1919 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2424 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
3030 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3838 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
4646 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100100% 15
5454 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
6262 Boomburst Normal Special 140140 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rillaboom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rillaboom

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033  TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM056  TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM137  TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM146  TM146 Grass Pledge Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM155  TM155 Frenzy Plant Grass Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM159  TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM186  TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM190  TM190 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM194  TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rillaboom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Rillaboom

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Growth Normal Status —% 20
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rillaboom
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rillaboom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rillaboom

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rillaboom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rillaboom

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0812.png Base HP: 225 Base Attack: 239 Base Defense: 168
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Grass Knot, Earth Power

Form data

Gigantamax

 
Gigantamax Factor
 
Rillaboom
Rillaboom
 Grass 

 
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
 
Gigantamax Rillaboom
Rillaboom
 Grass 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Grookey
 Grass 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Thwackey
 Grass 
 
Level 35
 
Second evolution
Rillaboom
 Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Rillaboom images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Rillaboom in the anime
 
Gigantamax Rillaboom in the anime

Major appearances

Rillaboom made its physical main series debut in Battling Turned Up to Eleven! as a member of the Maximizers band.

In Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, Leon used a Rillaboom as his first Pokémon in his Masters Eight Tournament match against Alain, where it was also shown to be capable of Gigantamaxing. He also later used it in his tournament battles against Diantha and Ash.

Minor appearances

Rillaboom debuted in Secrets of the Jungle.

Two Rillaboom made their main series debut in Goh's dream in When a House is Not a Home!.

A Rillaboom appeared in A One-Stick Wonder! as the leader of a group of Thwackey.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN101 Rillaboom Goh's Rotom Phone Rillaboom, the Drummer Pokémon. A Grass type. The one who is the best drummer becomes the leader, and its calm presence helps maintain harmony within its troop.

GOTCHA!

A Rillaboom briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Hop.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Rillaboom appeared in The Gathering of Stars.

POKÉTOON

A Rillaboom appeared in Wait for Me, Magikarp!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Rillaboom appeared in The Champion.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Rillaboom in Pokémon Adventures
 
Gigantamax Rillaboom in Pokémon Adventures
Main article: Twiggy

In PASS34, Henry Sword's Thwackey evolved into Rillaboom.

In the TCG

Main article: Rillaboom (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Rillaboom appears be based on a gorilla with elements from drummers, most notably Taiko drummers. Its behavior may reference the fact that gorillas make drumming sounds by beating their chests to show social dominance. This combined with Rillaboom's Grass typing may take inspiration from the belief that music stimulates plant growth. Rillaboom's size and ape-like appearance may also be partially influenced by the extinct Gigantopithecus, a prehistoric genus of apes.

Rillaboom's Gigantamax form appears to draw inspiration from modern rock drummers.

Name origin

Rillaboom may be a combination of gorilla and boom.

Gorirander may be a combination of gorilla and 乱打 randa (battering). It may be derived from Coriander, a type of herb or plant from the family Apiaceae.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ゴリランダー Gorirander From gorilla, 乱打 randa, and coriander.
  French Gorythmic From gorille and rythmique
  Spanish Rillaboom Same as English name
  German Gortrom From Gorilla and Trommel
  Italian Rillaboom Same as English name
  Korean 고릴타 Gorilta From gorilla and 타 (打) ta
  Mandarin Chinese 轟擂金剛猩 / 轰擂金刚猩 Hōngléijīngāngxīng From 轟雷 / 轰雷 hōngléi, léi, 金剛 / 金刚 Jīn Gāng, and 大猩猩 dàxīngxīng
  Cantonese Chinese 轟擂金剛猩 Gwānglèuihgāmgōngsīng From 轟雷 gwānglèuih, lèuih, 金剛 Gām Gōng, and 大猩猩 daaihsīngsīng


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References

External links


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