Drilbur is a Ground type Pokemon introduced in Generation V. It evolves into Excadrill starting at level 31. Take a look below for 24 interesting and amazing facts about Drilbur.
1. Drilbur has a short, wide body with two small, ovoid feet wit three toes each.
2. Its body is mostly black, but has a jagged, navy blue stripe that runs diagonally around its torso from its left shoulder.
3. It is connected at the bottom to another stripe, which extends around the base of its torso.
4. It has a white face with a long snout, tipped by its pink nose.
5. Its eyes are at the base of its nose on either side.
6. Drilbur’s arms are wide and thin with a blue spot on its palms.
7. It lacks traditional hands, as its arms form directly into its three, extremely large claws.
8. It has a very small, stubby tail.
9. Drilbur can straighten its body and align its claws forward, allowing it to spin like a drill and dig through the ground.
10. It is able to dig at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h).
11. As seen in both the manga and the anime, Drilbur has no issues being around humans, and can be very friendly.
12. Many farmers dislike Drilbur due to it causing destruction to their vegetable crops.
13. Drilbur was revealed on Oha Suta on June 27, 2010.
14. Drilbur shares its category with Diglett and Dugtrio. They are all known as the Mole Pokémon.
15. Drilbur is based on a mole. The shape of its arms could come from shovels, and its claws from the teeth of burrs.
16. Drilbur might be a combination of drill and burrow or burr.
17. Drilbur debuted in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! in a series of flashbacks, as the Pokémon that would become Iris’s Excadrill.
18. A wild Drilbur appeared in PK22 alongside a Darumaka and Gothita. All three were angry at Oshawott and Tepig, who had eaten the apples that they had collected.
19. A Drilbur appeared in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1, under the ownership of Ferris. It was used to help Ferris look for Fossils inside Twist Mountain.
20. A Drilbur appeared in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!, under the ownership of Rocko. It battled alongside a Braviary belonging to Rocko’s twin brother Soren, against Ash’s Unfezant and Cilan’s Pansage, and lost. Its Drill Run later became a vital component for a unique combination invented by Rocko, called “Bubble Drill”.
21. Multiple Drilbur appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.
22. A Drilbur appeared in Crisis at Ferroseed Research!.
23. A Drilbur appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice during the Swords of Justice legend.
24. A Drilbur appeared in A Pokémon of a Different Color!.