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[[File:Type Bug/Fire.gif|link=Bug/Fire type]]  
Species Torch Pokémon
Abilities Flame Body
Swarm (Dream World)
None ← 636 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Volcarona]]
'(メラルバ Meraruba)'
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=White>White</font>
Shape Footprint

Larvesta (Japanese: メラルバ Meraruba) is a Bug/Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Pokemon Black and White. It evolves into Volcarona at level 59.


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.

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Hatch the Egg received on Route 18 One
Black 2/White 2 Breed Volcarona None

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
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


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


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • 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.


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