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Delibird (Pokémon)

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Delibird
デリバード Delibird
#225
225Delibird.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Ice Flying
Category
Delivery Pokémon
Abilities
Vital Spirit or Hustle Insomnia
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
800,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#194
Hoenn
#364
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-209
Oblivia
R-256 N-032
Height
2'11″
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
35.3 lbs.
Imperial
16.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F225.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Ground groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 183 Battle Exp.: 1831*

Delibird (Japanese: デリバード Delibird) is a dual-type Ice/Flying Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Delibird is a red penguin-like Pokémon with a sack-like tail. It has a patch of fluffy feathers on its chest that resembles a beard, and crests on its head. There is also a circular, white, button-like marking lower on Delibird's chest. Delibird has a white face with black rings around its eyes. Delibird's beak and feet are light-yellow.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Delibird's most famous power is that it attacks by giving presents to its opponents. These presents, glowing orbs pulled from inside its tail, often explode, damaging the enemy. However, this move is unpredictable, even for the Delibird. The effect of the present could harm an opponent, or could even help it.

Delibird is the only known Pokémon that learns Present by leveling up, and that is the only move it learns that way. It can learn other, more traditional Ice- and Template:Type2 moves by more indirect means.

Behavior

Delibird carries food bundled up in its tail, carrying it wherever it may go. It spends all day carrying food to its awaiting chicks.

Delibird are often delivering items to either Pokémon or people. The deliveries are often from humans, but may be from Pokémon.

Habitat

Delibird tend to live in mountainous regions, making their nests over sharp cliffs.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Major appearances

Delibird first appeared in Delibird's Dilemma under the ownership of Santa Claus. Ash's Totodile shot a Delibird that was delivering presents clear out of the sky with a Water Gun-propelled snowball. Pikachu and co. had to help the Delivery Pokémon find the five presents before midnight.

Delibird's first appearance in the main series was in Dues and Don'ts. It was owned by an elderly talent scout from Team Rocket. Since that episode, the Delivery Pokémon kept following Jessie, James and Meowth to collect money that the three of them owe. Fortunately for the Rocket Trio, Delibird was no longer able to tail them since the action moved to the Hoenn Region. Delibird has also appeared in Grating Spaces and The Thief That Keeps On Thieving.

Minor appearances

A Delibird also appeared in Battling the Generation Gap!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP231 Delibird Ash's Pokédex Delibird, the Delivery Pokémon. Delibird’s most unique attack is giving presents, however, some of these presents have been known to explode. Sometimes, Delibird’s presents can actually restore energy to its opponents.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Delibird appears as one of the Pokémon used by Pryce. It appears to be the same Pokémon used by him in his alias, and was strong enough that it allowed him to capture Ho-Oh. However, Gold was able to knock it out with Polibo's Perish Song attack.

In the TCG

Main article: Delibird (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium 2: Delibird stars in its own mini-game called "Delibird's Delivery." In this game, players collect presents from one side of the field to the other. The player must avoid Swinub that scurry around or they will trip the Delibird and cause the player to lose the present they were carrying.
  • Pokémon Channel: Delibird is the delivery boy for the "Shop 'n Squirtle."

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It carries food all day long. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had.
Silver It nests at the edge of sharp cliffs. It spends all day carrying food to its awaiting chicks.
Crystal It always carries its food with it, wherever it goes. If attacked, it throws its food at the opponent.
Stadium 2 It carries food all day long. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had.
Generation III
Ruby Delibird carries its food bundled up in its tail. There once was a famous explorer who managed to reach the peak of Mt. Everest thanks to one of these Pokémon sharing its food.
Sapphire
Emerald It carries food bundled up in its tail. There was a famous explorer who managed to scale Mt. Everest thanks to a Delibird sharing its food.
FireRed It nests at the edge of sharp cliffs. It spends all day carrying food to its awaiting chicks.
LeafGreen It carries food all day long. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had.
Generation IV
Diamond It carries food rolled up in its tail. It has the habit of sharing food with people lost in mountains.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It carries food all day long. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had.
SoulSilver It nests at the edge of sharp cliffs. It spends all day carrying food to its awaiting chicks.
Generation V
Black しっぽで エサを つつんで はこぶ。やまで そうなんした ひとに エサを わけあたえる しゅうせい。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Ice Path (Silver only)
Crystal
Uncommon Ice Path
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Icefall Cave (FireRed only)
Colosseum
One Realgam Tower (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Route 216
Platinum
Swarm Route 217
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Ice Path  (SoulSilver only)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Upgrade binder
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 19
Endless Level 30
Forever Level 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Northwind Field (17F-25F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F)
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hia Valley
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Mt. Sorbet
Forest Temple
Fire Temple
Ice Temple
Thunder Temple
Dark Temple
Light Temple

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum NeverMeltIce NeverMeltIce (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total: 330   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
16/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Present Normal Physical 0000 09090% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Delibird obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Delibird
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Delibird
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 Ice Breath Ice Special 04040 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Delibird
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Delibird
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SeelDewgongVaporeonRemoraidOctillerySpheal
SealeoWalrein
Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
MeowthPersianLombreLudicoloNuzleafShiftry
SkittyDelcattyGlameowPuruglyChoronekoLepardas
KojofuKojondo
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
EspeonAbsolMunnaMusharnaKoromoriKokoromori Future Sight Psychic Special 100 100% 10
ZigzagoonLinoone Gift Pass Normal Status —% 15
SphealSealeoWalrein Ice Ball Ice Physical 30 90% 20
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrSneaselWeavileBuneary
LopunnyZurugguZuruzukinKumasyunTsunbear
Ice Punch* Ice Physical 75 100% 15
SeelDewgongLaprasSneaselWeavileSwinub
PiloswineMamoswineGlaceon
Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
SeelDewgongSneaselWeavileSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineGlaceonKumasyunTsunbear
Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
RattataRaticatePikachuRaichuVulpixNinetales
RapidashEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonCyndaquilquilavaTyphlosion
SentretFurretSneaselWeavileTorchicCombusken
BlazikenElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsolShinx
LuxioLuxrayPachirisuBuizelFloatzelGlameow
PuruglyBunearyLopunnyLucarioShimamaZeburaika
Emonga
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseSandshrewSandslashDonphan
TorkoalMogurewDoryuzu
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
WailmerWailordSpoinkGrumpigFeebasMilotic
BunearyLopunny
Splash Normal Status —% 40
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Delibird in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Delibird in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Delibird
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Delibird
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Delibird can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Delibird cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Delibird
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Delibird
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World-only moves

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream World Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 20
Dream World Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Delibird can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Delibird
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Delibird
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 45+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 225.png Blizzard Ice
-- Attract Normal
-- Present Normal
-- Fly Flying

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani225.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP225.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.8%
Friend Area: Frigid Cavern
Phrases
51%-100% HP If you need anything delivered, I'm at your service!
26%-50% HP Wait a second... Only half my HP is left!
1%-25% HP I'm finished... I have no energy left at all...
Level up Oh, yippee! I leveled up! That makes me happy!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Oh, yippee! I leveled up! That makes me happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP225.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ice  Poké Assist: Ice PA.png
( Ice )
Field move: Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry  
It hurls hunks of ice to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ice  Ice Assist.png
( Ice )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It causes blizzards around itself that make Pokémon Stopped.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW225.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Delibird gave you the Ice Tree decorations as presents. His favorite Attraction is Empoleon's Snow Slide.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Delibird
Does not evolve
Delibird
 Ice  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 225.png Spr 2s 225.png Spr 2c 225.gif Spr b 2g 225.png
Spr 2g 225 s.png Spr 2s 225 s.png Spr 2c 225 s.gif Spr b 2g 225 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 225.png Spr 3e 225.png Spr 3r 225.png Spr b 3r 225.png
Spr 3r 225 s.png Spr 3e 225 s.png Spr 3r 225 s.png Spr b 3r 225 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 225.png Spr 4d 225.png Spr 4h 225.png Spr b 4d 225.png
Spr 4d 225 s.png Spr 4d 225 s.png Spr 4h 225 s.png Spr b 4d 225 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 225.png Spr 5b 225.png Spr b 5b 225.png
Spr 5b 225 s.png Spr 5b 225 s.png Spr b 5b 225 s.png
Delibird For other sprites and images, please see Delibird images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Delibird is the only Pokémon that has Insomnia as its Dream World ability.
  • Although penguins are unable to fly, Delibird, a penguin-like Pokémon, can learn the move. However, it cannot learn Roost.
  • Even though penguins appear only in the southern hemisphere of the earth, Delibird is owned by the north-dwelling Santa Claus.
  • Delibird, along with Articuno, is the only Ice/Flying type.
  • Delibird is unique for the fact that it's one of the few Pokémon who can learn TM moves when it learns fewer than 4 moves by leveling up.
  • It is the only non-Template:Type2 Pokémon capable of learning Ice Ball, despite Ice Ball being an Template:Type2 move.
  • Delibird's National Pokédex number is 225; adding a 1 to the front of it makes 1225, furthering its probability of being based on Santa.
  • The Ultimate Pokémon Handbook states that Delibird is a legendary Pokémon.
  • Although Delibird is clearly based on a bird, it is not in the Flying egg group. It shares this trait with Torchic, Piplup and their evolutions.
    • Coincidentally, Delibird and the Piplup family are based on penguins.

Origin

Aspects of Delibird's appearance appear to come from the Rockhopper Penguin. However, its red and white color scheme, its ability to give presents, and the appearance of carrying its sack-like tail may have been derived from Santa Claus. Delibird may have also been inspired by puffins, which are penguin-like birds that still have the ability to fly.

Name origin

Delibird's name is a combination of delivery and bird. The first two syllables of the name may have derived from the Adelie Penguin.

In other languages

  • German: Botogel - From Bote (messenger) and Vogel (bird).
  • French: Cadoizo - From cadeau (present) and oiseau (bird).
  • Korean: 딜리버드 Dillibeodeu - Transliteration of English name.
  • Chinese (Taiwan and Hong Kong): 信使鳥 Xìn Shǐ Niǎo - "Messenger/courier bird".

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