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Fantina's Drifblim

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Fantina's Drifblim
メリッサのフワライド Melissa's Fuwaride
Poké Ball
Fantina Drifblim.png
Fantina's Drifblim
Egg obtained Prior to Playing The Leveling Field!
Hatches in Prior to Playing The Leveling Field!
Hatched at Sinnoh
Evolves in Playing The Leveling Field!
Gender Unknown*
Ability Unknown
Current location With Fantina
Egg Drifloon Drifblim
This Pokémon spent an unknown amount of episodes in its Egg and at most 1 episodes as Drifloon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Drifloon Miyako Itō Michele Knotz
As Drifblim Miyako Itō Bella Hudson

Fantina's Drifblim (Japanese: メリッサのフワライド Melissa's Fuwaride) is one of Fantina's Pokémon in the games, anime, and manga.

In the anime

History

Drifblim is Fantina's main Pokémon in the anime. It is the first Gym Leader's Pokémon (other than Misty's and Brock's) to be confirmed as being hatched from an Egg.

It first appeared as a Drifloon in Playing The Leveling Field!. Fantina used it in an unofficial battle against Ash, and it easily defeated his Buizel (notably lifting it up in the air, despite Buizel's far greater weight) and put his Chimchar to sleep. During Drifloon's battle against Pikachu, it evolved into Drifblim and put Pikachu to sleep, forcing Ash to forfeit.

Ash officially challenged Fantina to a Gym battle in Shield with a Twist!. She called Drifblim out as her final Pokémon. It used Psychic to control Will-O-Wisp and make it rotate rapidly around its body, improving Ash's own shielding strategy he had tried to use against her. Another strategy it used was to come in close and grab the opponent, then executing Hypnosis at point-blank range. This proved to be very effective as it was quickly able to defeat both Pikachu and Buizel this way. In the final match, Ash's Chimchar was able to overpower and destroy Drifblim's shield, and ultimately defeated it, earning Ash the Relic Badge.

Drifblim also appeared alongside Fantina during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Moves used

Fantina Drifblim Ominous Wind 2.png
Using Ominous Wind
Move First Used In
Ominous Wind Playing The Leveling Field!
Hypnosis Playing The Leveling Field!
Psychic Playing The Leveling Field!
Will-O-Wisp Playing The Leveling Field!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Moves improvised
  • Counter Shield was used in Shield with a Twist!. Drifblim uses Will-O-Wisp to surround its body in fire wisps. Then it uses Psychic to move the fire in two circles. Drifblim can either shoot the flames as an attack or keep the fire around it as a defense tactic.

In the games

Unlike in the anime, Drifblim is not Fantina's main Pokémon in her battles; she doesn't even use her (even as a Drifloon) in her official Gym battle against the player in Pokémon Platinum. However, she uses it in at least one battle in every game she has appeared in: Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum and Black 2 and White 2. Notably, however, her Drifblim is her Pokémon of choice in Super Contests, in which she has nicknamed Loony (Japanese: ばるん Barun).

Super Contest

Spr 4d 426.png
Types:
  Ghost     Flying  
Loony
Constrict
Tough
Appeal:
0  
Ominous Wind
Smart
Appeal:
0  
Focus Energy
Cool
Appeal:
0  
Explosion
Beauty
Appeal:
0  

Diamond and Pearl

Spr 4d 426.png
Types:
Ghost Flying
Ability:
Aftermath
Held item:
None
Drifblim Lv.32
Ominous Wind
Ghost Special
Minimize
Normal Status
Gust
Flying Special
Astonish
Ghost Physical

Platinum

Rematch (Battleground)

Spr 4p 426.png
Types:
Ghost Flying
Ability:
Aftermath
Held item:
None
Drifblim Lv.61
Ominous Wind
Ghost Special
Psychic
Psychic Special
Silver Wind
Bug Special
Baton Pass
Normal Status

Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Sinnoh Leaders Tournament
Spr 5b 426.png
Types:
  Ghost     Flying  
Ability:
Aftermath or Unburden
Held item:
Bag Flying Gem Sprite.png Flying Gem
Drifblim/ Lv.50
Tailwind
Flying Status
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
Thunder
Electric Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament
Spr 5b 426.png
Types:
  Ghost     Flying  
Ability:
Aftermath or Unburden
Held item:
Bag Flying Gem Sprite.png Flying Gem
Drifblim/ Lv.50
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Explosion
Normal Physical
Legendary Pokémon Tournament
Spr 5b 426.png
Types:
  Ghost     Flying  
Ability:
Aftermath
Held item:
Bag Wacan Berry Sprite.png Wacan Berry
Drifblim Lv.50
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Minimize
Normal Status
Baton Pass
Normal Status
Psychic
Psychic Special

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Drifblim in Pokémon Adventures

Fantina's Drifblim is one of Fantina's main team members. She also serves as Fantina's transportation (and also Diamond's and Pearl's for a time), being used as a hot air balloon. She was first seen in Hearthome City being used to leave the Contest Hall when Fantina sensed a looming presence (actually Paka and Uji), and she later reappeared in Celestic Town where Fantina managed to save Diamond and Pearl after the group was attacked by Cyrus. Drifblim was later used in Platinum's Gym battle against Fantina where it was defeated by her Empoleon's Blizzard, which froze her Ominous Wind.

Moves used

Fantina Drifblim Ominous Wind Adventures.png
Using Ominous Wind
Move First Used In
Fly Crowded by Croagunk &
Advanced on by Abra (I)
Ominous Wind Mirages of Mismagius (I)
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Drifblim in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Drifblim makes an appearance in The Legendary Pokémon Appears! where it was fighting Team Galactic along with the other Gym Leaders' Pokémon.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Drifloon and Drifblim.


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