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Volbeat (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Minun
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Illumise 000
Volbeat
バルビート Barubeat
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Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Bug '
Category
Firefly Pokémon
Abilities
Illuminate or Swarm
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#086
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2′04″
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
39.0 lbs.
Imperial
17.7 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
150 (19.6%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F313.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Bug and
Humanshape groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 146 Battle Exp.: 1461*

Volbeat (Japanese: バルビート Barubeat) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Volbeat slightly resembles a firefly in appearance. Its body, wings, and face are blue, and its body has two yellow stripes. Its back (or possibly its shell) as well as its arms and legs are black. Its long, curly antennae are yellow with black stripes. The irises of its eyes are yellow, and its face seems to display a sad or forlorn expression. Possibly its most important part is its glowing yellow tail, which it uses to communicate, draw patterns in the night sky, and use its move Tail Glow.

Gender differences

Volbeat is a male-only species. For the female counterpart, see Illumise.

Special abilities

Volbeat's signature move was Tail Glow until generation IV, when Manaphy could use it.

Behavior

Volbeat performs its courtship dance for Illumise during its mating season.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:VolbeatAnime.jpg
Ash and a group of Volbeat
File:Volbeat anime.jpg
A Volbeat being kissed by an Illumise.

Volbeat's first appearance was in the Camp Pikachu special that was part of the Pokémon Heroes movie. It served as a sort of camp counselor and guide.

Its first TV appearance was in Love at First Flight along side its female counterpart Illumise.

It appeared again in That's Just Swellow owned by a man named Volt in a PokéRinger Contest.

Its most recent appearance was in Time-Warp Heals All Wounds. Edna mentions how Volbeat and Illumise used to do their mating dance in a large tree that used to be located in the middle of the city.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Volbeat (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby With the arrival of night, Volbeat emits Template:M2. It communicates with others by adjusting the intensity and flashing of its light. This Pokémon is attracted by the sweet aroma of Illumise.
Sapphire Volbeat's tail glows like a lightbulb. With other Volbeat, it uses its tail to draw geometric shapes in the night sky. This Pokémon loves the sweet aroma given off by Illumise.
Emerald With their Template:M2 lit, Volbeat fly in a swarm, drawing geometric designs in the night sky. They move their nests if their pond water becomes dirty.
FireRed It lives around clean ponds. At night, its Template:M2. It converses with others by flashing its light.
LeafGreen It lives around clean ponds. At night, its Template:M2. It converses with others by flashing its light.
Generation IV
Diamond It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
Pearl It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
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 III.
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
Rare (Ruby)
Common (Sapphire)
Route 117
Emerald
Rare Route 117
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare (Diamond)
Common (Pearl)
Route 229
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
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 Channel Springleaf Field
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Plains (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 1
Endless Level 5
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Northwind Field (1F-6F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 73
70 - 137 135 - 269
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 47
46 - 108 89 - 212
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 400   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 ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Special moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0

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
Spr 3r 313.png Spr 3e 313.png Spr 3r 313.png Spr b 3r 313.png
Spr 3r 313 s.png Spr 3e 313 s.png Spr 3r 313 s.png Spr b 3r 313 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 313.png Spr 4d 313.png Spr 4d 313.png Spr b 4d 313.png
Spr 4d 313 s.png Spr 4d 313 s.png Spr 4d 313 s.png Spr b 4d 313 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 313.png Spr 5b 313.png Spr b 5b 313.png
Spr 5b 313 s.png Spr 5b 313 s.png Spr b 5b 313 s.png
Volbeat For other sprites and images, please see Volbeat images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • There have been two evolution issues with Volbeat. One is its partnership with Illumise, that it was believed to evolve into it. Another was Kricketot, which shared such a resemblance to Volbeat that it was thought to evolve into it.
  • Like Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ reverse colors when Template:Shiny2, Volbeat's alternate coloration is similar to the normal coloration of Illumise.
  • Volbeat is, so far, the only Pokémon that can learn Flash by leveling up.
  • Volbeat shares the same species name with its female counterpart Illumise. They are both known as Firefly Pokémon.
    • Despite being the Firefly Pokémon, it can be found all day in Diamond and Pearl, unlike real fireflies who are nocturnal.

Origin

Volbeat appears to be based on a firefly and a greaser, due to how it holds up it's head fringe like a leather jacket.

Name origin

Volbeat's name is a combination of volt, referring to its electrical powers, and beetle or beat. Its Japanese name is a possible combination of バルブ barubu, meaning bulb, and beetle

In other languages

External links

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