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Victreebel (Pokémon)

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Weepinbell #070: Weepinbell
Pokémon
#072: Tentacool Tentacool
Victreebel
ウツボット Utsubot
#071
071Victreebel.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Grass Poison
Category
Flycatcher Pokémon
Ability
Chlorophyll
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#071
Johto
#066
Hoenn
#252
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5'07"
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
34.2 lbs.
Imperial
15.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body05.png
Footprint
 F071.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Plant group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 191 Battle Exp.: 1911*

Victreebel (Japanese: ウツボット Utsubot) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Weepinbell via Leaf Stone. It is the final form of Bellsprout.

Biology

Physiology

Victreebel has the same shape as Weepinbell, only upside-down. There are four sharp teeth in Victreebel's mouth. Victreebel has a leaf covering its mouth that has a long, brown vine with a yellow tip growing out of it.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Victreebel lures prey into its mouth with sweet-smelling scents, then clamps down, trapping it.

Behavior

They can be found in small groups and are highly territorial. At the depths of the most dangerous jungles Victreebel live in huge colonies, and few Pokémon enter their territory and live to tell the tale. Victreebel horde food, usually small birds and rodents, and collect Leaf Stones to perform evolution rituals at night to help Weepinbell become more Victreebel.

Habitat

Victreebel live in forests, as well as tropical jungles and swamps where the ground is rich in nutrients. They can also occasionally be found in caves, near sources of underground water.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

It uses an incredibly sweet-smelling honey to attract bugs, and sometimes larger prey, ranging from small rodents to creatures almost as large as themselves. The prey is then swallowed whole and is slowly digested by powerful acids strong enough to melt steel.

In the anime

Major Appearances

James's Victreebel

James had two separate Victreebel (traded for each other in Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid), both of which evolved from Weepinbell while in his possession. His second Victreebel was expelled from the group by Jessie after it attacked her. It landed near his first Victreebel, both Pokémon fell in instantly in love, and they hopped off together into the forest. They have not been seen since.

Minor Appearances

In the manga

In round 22 of the Pokémon Special, Red was kidnapped by a Victreebel into a hidden Victreebel colony in the Safari Zone, where Victreebel wanted to use Red as food for its youngsters. Red managed to escape and caught Victreebel.

Crystal from Pokémon Special manages to catch a Victreebel in her quest to fill the Pokédex. During the fight, Elm's Chikorita comes looking for Crystal, prompting Victreebel to sneakily use Chikorita as a living shield to defend itself from Arcanine's Template:Type2 attacks.

In the TCG

Main article: Victreebel (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Said to live in huge colonies deep in jungles, although no one has ever returned from there.
Blue
Yellow Lures prey with the sweet aroma of honey. Swallowed whole, the prey is melted in a day, bones and all.
Stadium Attracts prey with sweet-smelling honey. Its prey include bugs, naturally, and even large animals on occasion.
Generation II
Gold Acid that has dissolved many prey becomes sweeter, making it even more effective at attracting prey.
Silver This horrifying plant Pokémon attracts prey with aromatic honey, then melts them in its mouth.
Crystal Once ingested into this Pokémon's body, even the hardest object will melt into nothing.
Stadium 2 Acid that has dissolved many prey becomes sweeter, making it even more effective at attracting prey.
Generation III
Ruby Victreebel has a long vine that extends from its head. This vine is waved and flicked about as if it were an animal to attract prey. When an unsuspecting prey draws near, this Pokémon swallows it whole.
Sapphire Victreebel has a long vine that extends from its head. This vine is waved and flicked about as if it were an animal to attract prey. When an unsuspecting prey draws near, this Pokémon swallows it whole.
Emerald The long vine extending from its head is waved about as if it were a living thing to attract prey. When an unsuspecting victim approaches, it is swallowed whole.
FireRed Lures prey into its mouth with a honeylike aroma. The helpless prey is melted with a dissolving fluid.
LeafGreen Said to live in huge colonies deep in jungles, although no one has ever returned from there.
Generation IV
Diamond It pools in its mouth a fluid with a honeylike scent, which is really an acid that dissolves anything.
Pearl It pools in its mouth a fluid with a honeylike scent, which is really an acid that dissolves anything.
Platinum It pools in its mouth a fluid with a honeylike scent, which is really an acid that dissolves anything.
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 I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Weepinbell (Blue only)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Weepinbell
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Weepinbell
Crystal
None Evolve Weepinbell
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Weepinbell (LeafGreen only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Weepinbell
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Weepinbell
Platinum
None Evolve Weepinbell
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
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 Snap Cave
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 14
Forever Level 63
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Weepinbell
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Evolve from Weepinbell
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Rumble Cold Meadow

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 480   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 100.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 071.png Spr 1y 071.png Spr 1g 071.png Spr b g1 071.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 071.png Spr 2s 071.png Spr 2c 071.png Spr b 2g 071.png
Spr 2g 071 s.png Spr 2s 071 s.png Spr 2c 071 s.png Spr b 2g 071 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 071.png Spr 3e 071.png Spr 3f 071.png Spr b 3r 071.png
Spr 3r 071 s.png Spr 3e 071 s.png Spr 3f 071 s.png Spr b 3r 071 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 071.png Spr 4d 071.png Spr 4h 071.png Spr b 4d 071.png
Spr 4d 071 s.png Spr 4d 071 s.png Spr 4h 071 s.png Spr b 4d 071 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 071.png Spr 5b 071.png Spr b 5b 071.png
Spr 5b 071 s.png Spr 5b 071 s.png Spr b 5b 071 s.png
Victreebel For other sprites and images, please see Victreebel images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Because the game only allows for ten characters to make up a Pokémon's name, Victreebel's name only has one L. This problem also affects Feraligatr.
  • Victreebel's Japanese name is similar to that of Shuckle.
  • Up until Generation IV Victreebel's back sprites didn't show it's spots.

Origin

Victreebel and its pre-evolutions may be based upon carnivorous pitcher plants.

Name origin

Victreebel's name seems to be be a combination of bell, referring to its bell-like shape, and victory. The two E's in its name could also come from the word tree. Its Japanese name is based on 靫葛 utsubokazura, or "pitcher plant". It may also contain the Japanese 壷 tsubo, meaning jar, or ポット, pot, referring to its shape.

In other languages

  • German: Sarzenia - Inspired by Sarracenia, a major genus of North American pitcher plants. Interestingly, Victreebel much more closely resembles a South-East-Asian Nepenthes pitcher plant, making this name somewhat of a misnomer.
  • French: Empiflor - May come from Empereur (emperor), but it is much more like the verb empifrer (to eat with excess) and flora.
  • Korean: 우츠보트 Ucheuboteu
  • Chinese (Taiwan and Hong Kong): 大食花 - Literally "big appetite flower".

Related articles

External links

Notes


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