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Mandibuzz (Pokémon)

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Vullaby #629: Vullaby
Pokémon
#631: Heatmor Heatmor
Mandibuzz
バルジーナ Vulgina
#630
630Mandibuzz.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Dark Flying
Category
Bone Vulture Pokémon
Abilities
Big Pecks or Overcoat Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#136 #112
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
87.1 lbs.
Imperial
39.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F630.png 
Gender ratio
100% female
Breeding
Flying group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 179 Battle Exp.: 1791*

Mandibuzz (Japanese: バルジーナ Vulgina) is a dual-type Dark/Flying Pokémon.

She evolves from Vullaby starting at level 54.

Biology

Physiology

Mandibuzz are vulture-like Pokémon, particularly resembling turkey vultures. She has a bare, pink, hunched head and neck, along with a notched black beak and eyes, apparently possessing eyelashes, that have red irises. A long brown tuft with a bone in the middle extends from the back of her head like an archetypal tribal ponytail. She has a tan-brown ruff, and shaggy darker brown wings with darker tips. She has a 'skirt' that looks as if made of bones, specifically a lower jaw with sharp teeth. The pink talons of Mandibuzz have black nails. Mandibuzz also have shaggy brown tail feathers.

Gender differences

Mandibuzz is a female-only species. Braviary is regarded as a male counterpart, but is a separate species that cannot produce Vullaby Eggs.

Special abilities

Behavior

Mandibuzz swoop from the sky at weakened prey and drag it back to their nests of bones. They decorate themselves with bones.

Habitat

Mandibuzz live in nests made from the bones they find.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Mandibuzz are carnivorous.

In the anime

Mandibuzz in the anime

Major appearances

Two Mandibuzz made their anime debut in Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!.

Minor appearances

Mandibuzz made her first appearance in the intro of Black — Victini and Reshiram.

A Mandibuzz under the ownership of Katharine appeared in Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!.

Dino also owns a Mandibuzz, which appeared in BW108 in the scoreboard of the full battles in his battle against Katharine.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW043 Mandibuzz Ash's Pokédex Mandibuzz, the Bone Vulture Pokémon. Mandibuzz swoops down from the sky, attacking weakened Pokémon. It builds its nest out of bones it collects.
BW055 Mandibuzz Ash's Pokédex Mandibuzz, the Bone Vulture Pokémon. Mandibuzz swoops down from the sky to attack its prey using its sharp, powerful claws and beak.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Mandibuzz Burst in Pokémon RéBURST

Miruto has a Mandibuzz that she attempted to use to fly to the top of Mt. Serables. Before she can, Ryouga stops her due to flying on the mountain being dangerous. Another Mandibuzz appears as a Burst form of Lukov.

In the TCG

Main article: Mandibuzz (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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 {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black It makes a nest out of the bones it finds. It grabs weakened prey in its talons and hauls it to its nest of bones.
White Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Black 2 They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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 Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Unknown Route 11, Village Bridge (Black only)
Black 2 White 2
Weekly Route 4 (Thursdays; always has Weak Armor(Black 2 only)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacier Palace - East Tower, Glacier Palace - West Tower, Dreaming Island, Hell's Mouth, Farthest Cape
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Volcanic Slope

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 110
170 - 217 330 - 424
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 510   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.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
00Start Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
055 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1010 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
1414 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
1919 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2323 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2828 Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
3232 Defog Flying Status 0000 —% 15
3737 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 30
4141 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
4646 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
5050 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
5151 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
5757 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
6363 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
7070 Mirror Move Flying Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Mandibuzz obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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 Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 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 Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 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 Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 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 Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
WoobatSwoobat Fake Tears* Dark Status 100% 20
Farfetch'd Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowHonchkrow Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowHoothoot
NoctowlWingullPelipperChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwanna
Roost Flying Status —% 10
AerodactylArchenArcheopsRuffletBraviary Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
Skarmory Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Mandibuzz 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 Mandibuzz in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Mandibuzz can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Mandibuzz cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see 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 Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
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:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2630.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is competitive, but she is quite kind. She takes you to a secret place.
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

Vullaby
Unevolved
Vullaby
 Dark  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 54


Mandibuzz
First evolution
Mandibuzz
 Dark  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
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 630.png Spr 5b 630.png Spr b 5b 630.png
Spr 5b 630 s.png Spr 5b 630 s.png Spr b 5b 630 s.png
Mandibuzz For other sprites and images, please see Mandibuzz images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Mandibuzz is based on an Old World Vulture or the California Condor. Her design also bears resemblance to stereotypical "savages" or barbarians. The row of teeth around her waist resembles an apron.

According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, Vullaby and Mandibuzz were added late into the development of Black and White. When Mandibuzz was originally created by James Turner, it was unrelated to Braviary, but it was later decided to use its design as a counterpart to Braviary.

Name origin

Mandibuzz may be a combination of mandil and buzzard. It may also refer to mandible.

Vulgina may be a combination of vulture and regina (Latin for queen).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バルジーナ Vulgina From vulture and regina
France Flag.png French Vaututrice From vautour and tutrice
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mandibuzz Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Grypheldis From Vultur gryphus and eldest
Italy Flag.png Italian Mandibuzz Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 버랜지나 Beoraenjina Transliteration of Japanese name


Notes


External links

Vullaby #629: Vullaby
Pokémon
#631: Heatmor Heatmor


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