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Drifloon (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Drifloon (disambiguation).
Drifloon
フワンテ Fuwante
#425
425Drifloon.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Ghost Flying
Category
Balloon Pokémon
Abilities
Aftermath or Unburden Flare Boost
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,640,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#065
Unova
#208
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-142
Oblivia
R-232 N-219
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
2.6 lbs.
Imperial
1.2 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
125 (16.3%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F425.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Amorphous group 31 cycles
(7905 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 127 Battle Exp.: 1271*

Drifloon (Japanese: フワンテ Fuwante) is a dual-type Ghost/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Drifblim starting at level 28.

Biology

Physiology

Drifloon's mouth, in the middle of the X

Drifloon has a round, purple body with two stringy arms that have a yellow heart-shape on the end of them. Drifloon has black, dotlike eyes and a yellow "X" on its face; as Drifloon may be interpreted as the ghosts of popped balloons, this "X" may represent two pieces of tape intended to cover the hole that would have caused the balloon to deflate. A white mass of fluff that looks like a cloud sits on top of Drifloon's head.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Drifloon usually try to grab children in attempts to bring them to the underworld, but these attempts always end up with the Drifloon getting swung around. Being filled with air lets Drifloon either expand or shrink to express its feelings.

Habitat

Drifloon drifts into (and presumably lives around) the area of Valley Windworks, and prefers damp weather.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Drifloon in the anime

Major appearances

Fantina's Drifloon

Fantina appeared with her Drifloon in Playing The Leveling Field!, and it evolved into Drifblim while battling Ash's Pikachu in the episode.

Other

Drifloon first appeared in Drifloon on the Wind!, where many were the friends of two young Joys.

One also appeared in A Full Course Tag Battle!, belonging to Kylie.

Minor appearances

Multiple Drifloon appeared in The Rise of Darkrai.

A Drifloon appeared in Camping It Up!.

A Drifloon made a brief appearance in Coming Full-Festival Circle!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP028 Drifloon Dawn's Pokédex Drifloon, the Balloon Pokémon. Drifloon is filled with air and can either expand or shrink to express its feelings. It also likes damp weather.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

It appeared in the Diamond & Pearl chapter when the trio were in Valley Windworks as a friend of the worker there.

In the TCG

Main article: Drifloon (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage, a Drifloon can be seen floating on the Flying Terrain.

Trophy Information

"A Balloon Pokémon that appears each Friday at the Valley Windworks in the Sinnoh region. It's round and cute, but it has a dreadful side too, as it attempts to drag children into the underworld by their hands. It likes damp, humid seasons. If it's on the verge of fainting in battle, it will counterattack by self-destructing. It evolves into Drifblim."

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 A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Pearl It tugs on the hands of children to steal them away. However, it gets pulled around instead.
Platinum Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a "Signpost for Wandering Spirits."
HeartGold It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a "Signpost for Wandering Spirits."
White
Black 2 These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish.
White 2
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
One per week Valley Windworks (Friday)
Platinum
One per week Valley Windworks (Friday)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Breed Drifblim
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Route 13 (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sky
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Misty Edgewater
Hauntyard: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone, Granite Zone *

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 34
35 - 94 65 - 183
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 44
44 - 105 83 - 205
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 348   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
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
1/1
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100}}100% 35
000Start 000Start Minimize Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
0066 0044 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100}}100% 15
01111 0088 Gust Flying Special 04040 100}}100% 35
01414 01313 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
01717 01616 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
03333 02020 Ominous Wind Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
02727 02525 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
02222 02727 Hex Ghost Special 05050 100}}100% 10
03030 03232 Swallow Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
03030 03232 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 10
04343 03636 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
N/AN/A 04040 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
03838 04444 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 40
04646 05050 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Drifloon obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 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 Psychic Sprite.png TM19 Telekinesis Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
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 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlugmaMagcargoSwalotShellosShellosGastrodon
Gastrodon
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
KoffingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
DrifloonDrifblim Defog Flying Status —% 15
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWobbuffet
YamaskCofagrigus
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
GrimerMukDuskullDusclopsDusknoirYamask
Cofagrigus
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
KoffingWeezingYamaskCofagrigus Haze Ice Status —% 30
GastlyHaunterGengarRaltsKirliaGardevoir
GalladeDusknoir
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingSpiritombLitwick
LampentChandelure
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
Castform Weather Ball Normal Special 50 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Drifloon 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 Drifloon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Recycle Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
B W B2 W2 Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Drifloon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Drifloon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Windswept Sky Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Windswept Sky Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Drifloon can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP425.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 2.5%
IQ group: G
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:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: Airlift - field move.png
(Airlift ×-)
Browser entry  
It launches eerie orbs to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ghost  Ghost Assist.png
( Ghost )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
To attack, it spits out an orb imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Tired.
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW425.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Drifloon live in the Haunted Zone and the Granite Zone. The Drifloon brothers enjoy being together.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP425.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Astonish
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Dodge
Defense: Ability 2: Explode
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Decoy
Evolves into Drifblim when HP reaches 146
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Asa, Otsu

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 425.png Spr 4p 425.png Spr 4p 425.png Spr b 4d 425.png
Spr 4d 425 s.png Spr 4p 425 s.png Spr 4p 425 s.png Spr b 4d 425 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 425.png Spr 5b 425.png Spr b 5b 425.png
Spr 5b 425 s.png Spr 5b 425 s.png Spr b 5b 425 s.png
Drifloon For other sprites and images, please see Drifloon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Drifloon is one of the few Pokémon allowed in Amity Square.
  • Drifloon is the first Generation IV Pokémon to be shown in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • In the Japanese version of Pearl's Pokédex entry, Drifloon specifically take children to the "world of the dead" (Japanese: あのよ), instead of just trying to "steal them away" as in the English version. However, in the US release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the description along with Drifloon's trophy still states that it is "taking children to the underworld".
  • Drifloon shares the same species name with Jigglypuff's evolutionary family and Qwilfish. They are all known as Balloon Pokémon.
    • However Drifloon is the only one of them that actually resembles a real-world balloon.
  • Drifloon is one of six Pokémon that has type-based immunities to three different types, the other five being Drifblim, Sableye, Spiritomb, Golett and Golurk. All six of them are part Ghost type.
  • In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, if Team Galactic is defeated in the Valley Windworks on a Friday, players have to wait until the next Friday for Drifloon to appear.

Origin

Drifloon are based on balloons.

Name origin

Drifloon is a combination of drift and balloon.

Fuwante may be a combination of ふわふわ fuwa fuwa (soft, airy and light, or an onomatopoeia for floating) and 風船 fūsen (balloon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フワンテ Fuwante From ふわふわ fuwa fuwa (soft, airy and light, or an onomatopoeia for floating) and 風船 fūsen (balloon)
France Flag.png French Baudrive From baudruche and dérive
Spain Flag.png Spanish Drifloon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Driftlon From Drift and Ballon
Italy Flag.png Italian Drifloon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 흔들풍손 Heundeulpungson Heun-deul is a word that refers to waving movements, and pungson is a pun on 풍선 pungseon


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