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#636 Larvesta
(メラルバ Meraruba)
Species Type
Torch Pokémon BugFire
Ability Gender
Flame Body
Swarm (Dream World)
50% ♀/50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Weight Height
28.8kg  ??? 1.09m  ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F636.png
Marriland Pokédex
Generation IV Generation V

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


Larvesta looks like a tan, larva Pokémon with white fur covering most of its lower body and head and five red, cork screw-like horns appear from its head. Underneath the white fur, its head is black, as well as its six legs, and it has light blue eyes.


Larvesta evolves into Volcarona at level 59.

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Black/White Hatch the Egg received on Route 18 One

Pokédex Entries

Generations I - IV
Larvesta did not appear during the Generation I - IV games.
This Pokémon was believed to have been born from the sun. When it evolves, its entire body is engulfed in flames.
The base of volcanoes is where they make their homes. They shoot fire from their five horns to repel attacking enemies.
Black 2
White 2
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
10 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
20 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
30 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
40 Bug Bite 60 100% 15 Bug Physical {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
50 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
60 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
70 Bug Buzz 90 100% 20 Bug Special {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
80 Amnesia - -% 20 Psychic Status {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
90 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
100 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


I Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Larvesta did not appear in Generation I
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Larvesta did not appear in Generation II
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Larvesta did not appear in Generation III
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Larvesta did not appear in Generation IV
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Larvesta BW.gif Larvesta BW Back.gif
Shiny Larvesta BW.gif Shiny Larvesta BW Back.gif


  • Larvesta evolves later than any Bug-type Pokémon, evolving at Lv. 59.
  • Larvesta can be obtained by hatching it from an egg found on Route 18, or for breeding Volcarona.
  • Larvesta's first part of its name comes from the word larva meaning a preform of beetle, moth, or butterfly
  • Larvesta is the only larva-like Pokémon that skips the cocoon stage.
  • Larvesta is the only Bug/Fire type besides its evolution Volcarona.
  • Larvesta's name comes from larvae and Vesta, a Roman goddess represented by fire.