View Full Version : Roggenrola or Drillbur?

08-08-2011, 07:32 PM
I just started a new Pokemon Black game, and I'm making my way toward Wellspring Cave. In my Pokemon White run, I used a Krookodile, so I've never used either of these Pokemon or their evolutions. Which do you find better, the Roggenrola/Boldore/Gigalith line or the Drillbur/Excadrill family? Right now I'm leaning towards using a Drillbur, but I want to hear from you guys before I decide.

08-08-2011, 08:30 PM
Drillbur has the benefit of good Ground and Steel type moves while also learning the same Rock type moves as Roggenrola and its evolutions learn.

White Knight
08-08-2011, 08:33 PM
I agree; plus Excadrill has a monster Attack stat. :D

08-08-2011, 08:36 PM
Yeah go with Drillbur, its way faster than Roggenrola and his evos and sometimes Speed can help prevent a lose.

Roggenrola has Sturdy but when you are playing in-game its a bit useless.

08-08-2011, 08:54 PM
I went with Drilbur, Roggenrola was too average joe for me and tbh Drilbur has the better stats.

08-08-2011, 08:55 PM
Roggenrola has Sturdy but when you are playing in-game its a bit useless.


08-08-2011, 11:46 PM
Sure Drilbur is better. I love high offensive power pokemon. And Drilbur's design is better.
Roggenrola's sturdy is much annoying and can prevent OHKO, but I don't really need it.

08-09-2011, 12:56 AM
Thanks everyone! I nabbed myself a cute little Drilbur. I'm going with a Disney naming scheme, and I'm calling her Tiger Lily. She's fragile now, but when she gets older, she's going to rip **** up.

11-26-2011, 01:11 AM
Drillbur because its final evolution is awesome, haha.

most duded
11-26-2011, 03:20 AM
drilbur, because u can evolve it by your self

Swampert Guy
11-27-2011, 01:03 AM
I never used any of them yet, so I made a general comparisoon among Gigalith and Excadrill.

Gigalith's base stats are better than Excadrill.

Gigalith's base stats:
HP - 85
Attack - 135
Defense - 130
Sp.Atk - 60
Sp.Def - 70
Speed - 25

Excadrill's base stats:
HP - 110
Attack - 135
Defense - 60
Sp.Atk - 50
Sp.Def - 65
Speed - 88

Who's got the higher base stat?

HP - Excadrill's
Attack - Excadrill's
Defense - Gigalith's
Sp.Atk - Gigalith's
Sp.Def - Gigalith's
Speed - Excadrill

Gigalith scores one, it seems that his base stats are higher than Exadrill. Let's check out their abilities.

Gigalith may have Sturdy or Stand Force ability.

Excadrill may have Sand Rush or Sand Force.

Once that both can have Sand Force, this ability is eleminated. About Sturdy and Sand Rush, Sturdy is supposed to help you most of the times instead Sand Rush, also, Excadrill doesn't need Sand Rush very much because its Speed is at a nice value.

Gigalith scores again. Gigalith got 2 points.

Keep going forward, let's analyse the type of each one. The type is very important and we should had check it out firstly. Gigalith is pure rock type and Excadrill is ground and steel type.

Rock is weak to water, fighting, grass, ground and steel type.

Ground and steel combo makes the Pokemon weak to fire, water and fighting.

Rock resists to normal, fire, poison and flying type.

Ground and steel como resists to normal, eletric, poison, flying, psychic, bug, rock, ghost, dragon, dark and steel type.

Well, it seems that finally Excadrill wins a competition.

A very important thing now are the moves they can learn, it doesn't matter the way (level, TM, HM, eggs, move tutor). Gigalith can learn more moves than Excandrill, but Excandrill being dual type will have STAB bonus on two type of moves, so it's said to cause more damage. Excadill and Gigalith learns along the levels some ground and rock moves. Gigalith can learn more TMs than Excadrill, but some of them are useless, like Solarbeam, once that Gigalith is not got enought Sp. Attack to cause a lot of damage. Well, the Pokemon that learn better level moves is... Excadrill!

We have a draw currently, both are scoring 2 points. Let's see who's the winner with the last analysis.

The last thing you have to see is that Gigalith is obtained by trade, so if you don't have any friend to trade Boldore, so it won't ever become a Gigalith. If we comparate Excadrill and Gigalith's pre evolution, Boldore, Boldore will lose the base stats comparison. So, this last analysis is eliminatory. If u can have Gigalith because there's a possible way to you trade Boldore, so it's better to you have Gigalith, but if you don't have... leave Boldore and grow a Excadrill.

I particullary would pick Excadrill up, not because it's a better or worse Pokémon, but because it has some strategies on a physical Pokemon that I admire. Just remembering you: I never used any, I'm playing White currently but I didn't catch a Roggenrola.

The best answer will be from someone that used both Pokemon in each respective version.

11-27-2011, 02:04 AM
sweep excadrill: 'sup (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kfJePRoUQ0)

Also, Excadrill is just more cool by nature:


Swampert Guy
11-28-2011, 12:31 AM
drilbur, because u can evolve it by your self

As I said

12-09-2011, 08:55 PM
Drilbur, because you can evolve it by yourself, have better moves (imo) and a nicer design than Boldore(if you can't trade)