Pokemon Black and White spotlight: Minezumi, Yorterii, Choroneko and their evolutions

Our weekly in-depth look at each of the Pokemon in the Isshu Pokedex


Yorterii (ヨーテリー)
#012 Isshu / #506 National
Type:
Normal
Species classification: Puppy Pokemon
Abilities:
Pickup – 10% chance of holding an item after battle
Vital Spirit – prevents Sleep status
Dream World ability: Run Away – Always successful at running away from wild Pokemon
Location found (Black/White): Routes 1, 2, 3
Wild hold items: None
Egg group: Ground
Capture rate: 255
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 Attack
Evolution family: To Haderia @ lvl 16, to Murando @ lvl 32



Harderia (ハーデリア)
#013 Isshu / #507 National
Type:
Normal
Species classification: Loyal Dog Pokemon
Abilities:
Intimidate – Lowers opponents Attack one level; decreases encounter rate with lower-level wild Pokemon
Sand Fence – Doubles Speed during Sandstorms and doesn't take Sandstorm damage
Dream World ability: Scrappy – Can hit Ghost-types with Normal-type moves
Location found (Black/White): Routes 1 and 10, P2 Lab
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Ground
Capture rate: 120
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 2 Attack
Evolution family: From Yorterii @ lvl 16, to Murando @ lvl 32


Murando (ムーランド)
#014 Isshu / #508 National
Type:
Normal
Species classification: Tolerant Pokemon
Abilities:
Intimidate – Lowers opponents Attack one level; decreases encounter rate with lower-level wild Pokemon
Sand Fence – Doubles Speed during Sandstorms and doesn't take Sandstorm damage
Dream World ability: Scrappy – Can hit Ghost-types with Normal-type moves
Location found (Black/White): Route 10, P2 Lab
Egg groups: Ground
Capture rate: 45
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 1,059,860
Base stats: 85 HP / 100 Atk / 90 Def / 45 SAtk / 90 SDef / 80 Spd / 490 Total
Effort values: 3 Attack
Evolution family: From Haderia @ lvl 32, which evolves from Torterii @ lvl 16

A triple stager, Yorterii is one of those Pokemon who starts off weakly but has a big payoff in its final evolution. You can't go wrong with any of his three abilities, and his Sand Fence ability (note: this is a new ability introduced in B&W, so we're not sure what the official English translation for it will be) is particularly useful on Route 4. Make sure you don't waste your time teaching Murando any Special Attack moves, since his SAtk stat is dismal. You won't be tempted to though, since he has such a huge movepool of Physical STAB moves at his disposal.

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