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Revision as of 13:38, 15 November 2012

Kingler #099: Kingler
Pokémon
#101: Electrode Electrode
Voltorb
ビリリダマ Biriridama
#100
100Voltorb.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Electric Unknown
Category
Ball Pokémon
Abilities
Soundproof or Static Aftermath
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#100
Johto
#121
Hoenn
#084
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-079
Almia
R-076
Oblivia
R-113 N-156
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
22.9 lbs.
Imperial
10.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F100.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Mineral group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 103 Battle Exp.: 1031*

Voltorb (Japanese: ビリリダマ Biriridama) is an Electric-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Electrode starting at level 30.

Biology

Physiology

Voltorb are spherical Pokémon with no arms or legs. They look like a Poké Ball with a face, minus the button; their top half is red, while their bottom half is white. They were first seen in the plant where modern Poké Balls were invented. Voltorb and their evolution, Electrode, could be forms of energy, but it is unknown where that energy came from or how it created them. Because of the similarities with the Poké Ball, it has been suggested that Voltorb are artificial Pokémon, created with some form of human involvement.

Gender differences

Voltorb is a genderless species.

Special abilities

If agitated, Voltorb may explode. They can also wield powerful Electric-type moves.

Behavior

Voltorb are easily agitated, and are known to self-destruct due to anger.

Habitat

Voltorb are generally found in power plants and other areas with electric fields, and due to their volatile temper and habit of exploding out of anger are generally considered pests. They are also found on farms guarding the crops and fruit there, and are usually painted the same color as the fruits they guard. It is common in Kanto, Johto and Hoenn, but has been seen in Sinnoh from time to time.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Voltorb in the anime

Major appearances

Voltorb first appeared in The Ninja Poké-Showdown. Koga kept a bunch of these in his Gym as booby traps.

Voltorb also appeared in So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd. Team Rocket received them from the Backpack-switching thief, thinking they were Poké Balls with rare Pokémon in them, as well as their Arbok, Lickitung and Weezing. When Team Rocket found out they were not, the Voltorb started to explode in their balloon. They dumped most of the Voltorb on the thief, prompting him to quit his crime spree, but a single Voltorb sent them blasting off.

A sole Voltorb lived amongst the Electrode in The Underground Round Up. Although Misty was terrified of it, the Electric-type befriended her Togepi, and the Baby Pokémon was sad when it had to leave.

Wattson used a Voltorb in his Gym Battle with Ash in Watt's with Wattson?. It was easily defeated by Ash's Pikachu, which had gotten super-charged during an incident at the Mauville Gym.

Minor appearances

Ash is shown to have a clock that is shaped like a Voltorb in Pokémon - I Choose You!. The clock can open up across the middle, showing the time and making a Pidgey pops out of it.

In Ditto's Mysterious Mansion, Voltorb comes on stage in Duplica's flashback as her Ditto tries to transform into one.

In A Chansey Operation, a Voltorb was stuck in a Weepinbell's mouth which Misty and Jessie had to pull out from.

A Voltorb made an appearance in The Breeding Center Secret.

Multiple Voltorb were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

Voltorb also appeared in Pallet Party Panic, at a party among other Pokémon.

A Voltorb belonging to an unnamed Trainer, was brought to the Pokémon Center in The Lost Lapras.

A Voltorb was among the Pokémon controlled by Cassidy and Butch in Pikachu Re-Volts.

Voltorb also appeared in The Power of One.

A Voltorb was one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.

A Voltorb was one of the Pokémon stolen by Butch and Cassidy in The Fortune Hunters.

Several Voltorb were among the Electric Pokémon that were lured by the "Miracle Crystal" that Attila and Hun were using in The Legend of Thunder!.

Voltorb is one of the Electric-type Pokémon that was seen in the lake with crystal in As Clear As Crystal.

A Voltorb also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest and Pokémon Heroes.

A Voltorb was seen training alongside its Trainer in You're a Star, Larvitar!.

In Love, Pokémon Style, three Voltorb were the cause of Ash's Kingler's injury. They rolled down a hill but were caught by Kingler, shocking it in the process.

A Voltorb was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Voltorb made a small appearance in Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend. Spoink mistook it for a pearl.

Multiple Voltorb appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

In May's Egg-Cellent Adventure, two Voltorb attack May as they are trained to do so when anyone steps foot on Nicolette's property.

A Voltorb disguised as a watermelon appeared in the credits of Arceus and the Jewel of Life. It exploded when Jessie and James picked it up after falling for its disguise.

In Bucking the Treasure Trend, several Voltorb attacked Ash and his friends.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP032 Voltorb Ash's Pokédex Voltorb. The identity of this creature is unknown. It has an extreme personality, uses Electric attacks, and at times selfdestructs.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP114 Voltorb Ash's Pokédex Voltorb. This mysterious Pokémon uses strong Electric attacks, and is often found near power plants. Use extreme caution; Voltorb may explode without warning.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Lt. Surge's Voltorb, as seen in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Voltorb is a Pokémon that looks just like a Poké Ball, even in its height. It debuted in the Red, Green & Blue chapter in its own round, Danger: High Voltorb. Here, Red tries to touch one aboard the S.S. Anne thinking that is only a Poké Ball, but is zapped by it.

Wattson's Voltorb was only seen in the Power Plant located in New Mauville.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Lt. Surge's Voltorb battled against Clefairy and evolved in the same match in Great Success in the Mountains or the Seas!?.

Green caught a Voltorb before participating in the sports meet in Pokémon Sports Meet!!.

Blaine has many Voltorb that were used in the first part of the Pokémon Quiz Battle in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Quiz Battle!!.

Giovanni sends out Voltorb to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo in Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!.

A Voltorb is seen with Red during the curry cooking competition that went on in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious?.

In the TCG

Main article: Voltorb (TCG)

In the TFG

One Voltorb figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Three Voltorb appear on the Red Table and give the player points when hit. When Catch'em Mode is activated, they also reveal the silhouette of the Pokémon attempting to be captured upon being hit.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.
Blue
Yellow It is said to camouflage itself as a Poké Ball. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.
Stadium Usually found in power plants. In some instances, they have been seen drawing power from the trolleys of electric trains.
Generation II
Gold It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
Silver It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Crystal During the study of this Pokémon, it was discovered that its components are not found in nature.
Stadium 2 It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
Generation III
Ruby Voltorb was first sighted at a company that manufactures Poké Balls. The link between that sighting and the fact that this Pokémon looks very similar to a Poké Ball remains a mystery.
Sapphire Voltorb is extremely sensitive - it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a Poké Ball was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.
Emerald It bears an uncanny and unexplained resemblance to a Poké Ball. Because it explodes at the slightest shock, even veteran trainers treat it with caution.
FireRed A life-form whose identity is unknown. It is said to screech or suddenly selfdestruct.
LeafGreen Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.
Generation IV
Diamond It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
SoulSilver It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Generation V
Black It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
White
Black 2 It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on contact.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Route 10, Power Plant
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Route 10, Power Plant
Yellow
Uncommon Power Plant
Generation II
Gold Silver
Many Route 10, Team Rocket HQ, Olivine City
Crystal
Many Route 10, Team Rocket HQ, Olivine City
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common New Mauville
Emerald
Common New Mauville
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Route 10, Power Plant
Colosseum
Trade Trade
XD
One Cave Poké Spot (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Route 218
Platinum
Swarm Route 218
HeartGold SoulSilver
Many Route 10, Mahogany Town, Olivine City
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Town Outskirts
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Rock Mountain
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Plains (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 3
Secret Storage 14
Endless Level 7
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Thunderwave Cave (3F-5F)
Wish Cave (8F-10F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1-B15)
World Abyss (B1-B15)
Pokémon Ranger Dusk Factory
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Pueltown
Cargo Ship
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Wireless Tower
Thunder Temple
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace
Pokémon Rumble Blast Factory: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in 2002#Voltorb Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2002 5 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Pokémon XD Magnet Magnet (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 330   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 55.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
1/2
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
14/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Charge Electric Status 0000 —% 20
055 Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
088 SonicBoom Normal Special 0000 09090% 20
1212 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
1515 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1919 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2222 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 09090% 10
2626 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
2929 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
3333 Selfdestruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
3636 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
4040 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
4343 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
4747 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
5050 Mirror Coat Psychic Special 0000 100100% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Voltorb obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Voltorb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Voltorb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - 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 Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 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 TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Voltorb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Voltorb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Voltorb 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 Voltorb in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Voltorb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Voltorb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Voltorb can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Voltorb cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Voltorb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Voltorb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Icy Cave Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
Icy Cave Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Voltorb can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Voltorb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Voltorb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 19+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box XD 100.png Refresh Normal
Shadow Panic Shadow Mirror Coat Psychic
-- Spark Electric
-- Swift Normal

TCG-only moves

Move Card
ThunderShock Voltorb (Vending S2)
Voltorb (Aquapolis 64)
Voltorb (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 85)
Voltorb (Stormfront SH3)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin100.png Pin100.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS100.png PinRS100.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani100.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP100.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.1%
Friend Area: Power Plant
Phrases
51%-100% HP Careful! Touching me will zap you!
26%-50% HP Whoa, my HP is down to half already?
1%-25% HP I'm frazzled... I don't have enough charge to zap anything.
Level up Oh, hey! Leveled up! I feel energized!
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 Oh, hey! Leveled up! I feel energized!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP100.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
( Electric )
Field move: Recharge fm.png
(Recharge ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 7 Max. exp.: 7
Browser entry  
Using the electricity secreted within its body, Voltorb can recharge your styler.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
( Electric )
Field move: Electrify 2 field move.png
(Electrify ×2)
Browser entry  
It lets loose bolts of electricity to attack. Beware: It may explode!
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Electric  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It causes explosions around itself.
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
PPW100.png PokéPark Pad entry:
After hearing about the Haunted Zone, Voltorb just had to check it out. He's a real player at Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2100.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He regards himself as a bodyguard of the Tech Area. He challenges suspicious Pokémon to a Quiz.
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

Voltorb
Unevolved
Voltorb
 Electric 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Electrode
First evolution
Electrode
 Electric 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 100.png Spr 1y 100.png Spr 1g 100.png Spr b g1 100.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 100.png Spr 2s 100.png Spr 2c 100.png Spr b 2g 100.png
Spr 2g 100 s.png Spr 2s 100 s.png Spr 2c 100 s.png Spr b 2g 100 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 100.png Spr 3e 100.png Spr 3f 100.png Spr b 3r 100.png
Spr 3r 100 s.png Spr 3e 100 s.png Spr 3f 100 s.png Spr b 3r 100 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 100.png Spr 4d 100.png Spr 4h 100.png Spr b 4d 100.png
Spr 4d 100 s.png Spr 4d 100 s.png Spr 4h 100 s.png Spr b 4d 100 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 100.png Spr 5b 100.png Spr b 5b 100.png
Spr 5b 100 s.png Spr 5b 100 s.png Spr b 5b 100 s.png
Voltorb For other sprites and images, please see Voltorb images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Although Voltorb is an Electric-type, it could not learn any Electric attacks via level-up until Generation III.
  • Though it is said that Voltorb are often mistaken for Poké Balls, Voltorb is over one foot in height, far larger than any modern Poké Ball.
  • In the English and European versions of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a game called Voltorb Flip is introduced in place of slot machines. The game is similar to Minesweeper, and largely focuses on flipping over cards to multiply the coins currently earned. Some cards, however, have Voltorb on them which will cause the player to lose coins when flipped.
  • Voltorb and Electrode exist in Oblivia's past, despite both Pokémon being brought into origin in more recent times. Whether this was an oversight or not is unknown. A similar situation occurs with Porygon-Z.
  • Due to their almost identical appearance, Voltorb was often confused with Electrode by the dub voice actors. The same situation happened with Poliwhirl and Poliwrath.

Origin

It seems to be based upon the concept of a living Poké Ball (with its Shiny form possibly being based on a Great Ball). The idea of them being mistaken for the standard Item Balls is similar to "Mimic" monsters found in other RPGs. Given its tendency to explode, it could also be based on a bomb. The design concept may be inheritance from the time when the franchise was known as Capsule Monsters, as early artworks show Poké Balls without the button in the middle.

Name origin

Voltorb is a combination of volt and orb.

Biriridama may be a combination of びりびり biribiri (like an electric shock) and 玉 tama (sphere).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ビリリダマ Biriridama A combination of びりびり biribiri and tama
France Flag.png French Voltorbe Similar to English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Voltorb Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Voltobal From Volt and Ball
Italy Flag.png Italian Voltorb Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 찌리리공 Jjiririgong From 찌릿찌릿 jjiritjjirit and gong


External links

Notes


Kingler #099: Kingler
Pokémon
#101: Electrode Electrode


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