Having an Azumarill with the Belly Drum ability can help you tackle difficult Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. But Azumarill does not come with the ability, and it is not a learned move while evolving either. Rather, you have to teach Azumarill how to use the Belly Drum moveset. In this guide, we will see how to teach Azumarill the Belly Drum ability in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – How to Teach Azumarill Belly Drum
Belly Drum is a normal type move that will max out Azumarill’s attack stat to 6 stages, at the cost of losing HP. Here we will see how to teach Azumarill Belly Drum in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Belly Drum cannot be found as a TM nor learned by Azumarill through evolution, but there are a few ways you can try and teach Azumarill the Belly Drum ability.
How to Teach Azumarill Belly Drum using Mirror Herb
One step you can try is to use the Mirror Herb on Azumarill and teach it the Belly Drum move by mimicking a Pokemon that has the move. You can get the Mirror Herb here. After that, find a Hariyama that knows the Belly Drum move and add it to your team. You can find Hariyama in the following areas.
Once you catch a Hariyama, level it up to level 26 to make it learn the Belly Drum ability.
You should now keep Azumarill and Hariyama in your party only, and give Azumarill the Mirror Herb. You should also keep one slot vacant in Azumarill’s moves list. After that, start a Picnic and let Azumarill and Hariyama roam around. Wait for a minute or two before checking in on Azumarill’s stats page.
If done correctly, you will have the Belly Drum move added to Azumarill’s skills. Don’t forget to remove the Mirror Herb off Azumarill before using it in battle.
How to Teach Azumarill Belly Drum through Breeding
The second method is free but will require you to go through the breeding process several times. You need to find a male Zangoose and breed it with a female Eiscue. The male Zangoose that you need to find should have the Belly Drum move, or make it learn the Belly Drum move through leveling up or relearning the move if forgotten. Keep only Zangoose and Eiscue at your party.
Now, set up a picnic and make level 2 Egg Power Sandwiches. Let Zangoose and Eiscue roam around, then check the egg basket after a while. You need to get a male Eiscue that has the Belly Drum ability. You will need to try a couple of times till you get the right Pokémon.
If successful, you can now use the male Eiscue to breed with a female Azumarill and get an offspring that knows Belly Drum.
That’s all there is to know about teaching Azumarill Belly Drum in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. If you like this guide you can check out our other guides as well.