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Drifblim (Pokémon)

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Drifloon #425: Drifloon
Pokémon
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Drifblim
フワライド Fuwaride
#426
426Drifblim.png
Artwork from D/P
Type
Ghost Flying
Category
Blimp Pokémon
Abilities
Aftermath or Unburden
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,640,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#066
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
33.1 lbs.
Imperial
15.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F426.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Indeterminate group 31 cycles
(7905 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 204 Battle Exp.: 2041*

Drifblim (Japanese: フワライド Fuwaride) is a dual-type Ghost/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Drifloon starting at level 28.

Biology

Physiology

Drifblim seems to be a living hot air balloon. Its once black eyes are now red and set far apart. It has four limbs which may be twitched to act as rudders, while its bottom is red and looks torn. It has grooves running down the body. The puff on the top of its head seems small compared to its whole body. Like Drifloon, it has a yellow "X" on its face and (as seen in Pokémon Adventures and Pokémon Battle Revolution) a little mouth on it.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Unlike Drifloon, Drifblim can be used for transportation, having the strength to lift people. Unfortunately, like a real hot-air balloon, it goes with the winds, and as such, one cannot control its trajectory.

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

It first appeared in in the movie The Rise of Darkrai, where it floated around Alamos Town, scouting for Tonio.

Drifblim's debut appearance in the anime was in Playing The Leveling Field! under the ownership of Fantina. It evolved from Drifloon in the episode during its battle with Ash's Pikachu. It appeared again in A Shield with a Twist! where it defeated Ash's Pikachu and Buizel, but lost to Chimchar.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP093 Drifblim Dawn's Pokédex Drifblim, the Blimp Pokémon and the evolved form of Drifloon. Because it travels on wind currents, Drifblim's movements are unusual and unpredictable.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

When Diamond, Pearl and Platinum were in Hearthome City, Fantina used her Drifblim to throw off some women who were teasing the trio about being rookies in contests. Fantina then lent her Drifblim to Platinum for her to go to Canalave City and rescue her father.

In the TCG

Main article: Drifblim (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond It's drowsy in daytime, but flies off in the evening in big groups. No one knows where they go.
Pearl It carries people and Pokémon when it flies. But since it only drifts, it can end up anywhere.
Platinum At dusk, swarms of them are carried aloft on winds. When noticed, they suddenly vanish.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Drifloon
Platinum
None Evolve Drifloon
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
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 Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Chroma Ruins
Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Rumble Cold Meadow

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 150
210 - 257 410 - 504
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 44
44 - 105 83 - 205
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 54
53 - 116 101 - 227
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 498   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.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness.

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Drifloon
Unevolved
Drifloon
 Ghost  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 28


Drifblim
First evolution
Drifblim
 Ghost  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
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 426.png Spr 4p 426.png Spr 4p 426.png Spr b 4d 426.png
Spr 4d 426 s.png Spr 4p 426 s.png Spr 4p 426 s.png Spr b 4d 426 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 426.png Spr 5b 426.png Spr b 5b 426.png
Spr 5b 426 s.png Spr 5b 426 s.png Spr b 5b 426 s.png
Drifblim For other sprites and images, please see Drifblim images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Drifblim has the highest HP stat of all Flying- and is tied with Giratina for the highest HP for all Template:Type2 Pokémon.
  • Drifblim is the only Pokémon that has a base stat total of 498.
  • Drifblim along with its pre-evolution Drifloon are the only Ghost-types that are immune to Template:Type2 attacks that do not have Levitate as their ability (due to their secondary type).
  • Considering only types, Drifblim and Drifloon are the Pokémon with the most immunities, with three (to Normal, Fighting, and Ground); they are tied with Sableye and Spiritomb, who are immune to Normal-, Fighting-, and Psychic-type moves.

Origin

Drifblim is based on a hot air balloon.

Name origin

Its name is derived from drift and blimp. Drifblim's Japanese name may be derived from 付和雷同 fuwaraidō, the Japanese word meaning to follow others blindly. It could also be a combination of fuga (Latin for flight) and ride. It also may be derived from ふわふわ fuwa fuwa, meaning soft, fluffy, and light, or an onomatopoeia for floating, 風船 fūsen, balloon, and ride.

In other languages

  • German: Drifzepeli - From drift and zeppelin.
  • French: Grodrive - From gros (big) and dérive (drift).
  • Korean: 둥실라이드 Doong-sil-ride - Combination of 둥실 doongsil (fluffy) and the word ride in English.

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