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Voltorb (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Voltorb
ビリリダマ Biriridama
#100
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Electric '
Category
Ball Pokémon
Abilities
Soundproof or Static
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#100
Johto
#120
Hoenn
#084
Regional Browser numbers
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 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 103 Battle Exp.: 1031*

Voltorb (Japanese: ビリリダマ Biriridama) is an Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Electrode at level 30.

Biology

Physiology

Voltorb is a Pokémon that looks like a Poké Ball with a face, minus the button. It was first seen in the plant that modern Poké Balls were invented. Voltorb and its evolution, Electrode, could be forms of energy, but it is unknown where that energy came from or how it created them.

Gender differences

This Pokémon is genderless.

Special abilities

If agitated, Voltorb may explode.

Behavior

Voltorb is easily agitated, and is known to Template:M2 due to anger.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:PearlsareaSpoinksBestFriend.jpg
Spoink with a Voltorb on its head
File:Voltorb anime.JPG
Meowth holding a Voltorb.

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 Template:M2 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 Template:Type2 befriended her Togepi, and the Baby Pokémon was sad when it had to leave.

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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Special manga

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

In the TCG

Main article: Voltorb (TCG)

In the TFG

One Voltorb figure has been released.

Game data

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 Template:M2 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 It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
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 I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Route 10, Power Plant
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Power Plant
Generation II
Gold Silver
Many Route 10, Mahogany Town, Olivine City
Crystal
Many Route 10, Mahogany Town, 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
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
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 Ruins of Truth
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 and Blue)
Thunderwave Cave (3F-5F)
Wish Cave (8F-10F)
Pokémon Ranger Dusk Factory
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Concealed Ruins (B1-B15)
World Abyss (B1-B15)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Pueru City
Freighter

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.


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

Note: If Magnet Rise has been used, the effectiveness of Ground is 0×.

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

None

By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
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

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-ony Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

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.gif Spr b 2g 100.png
Spr 2g 100 s.png Spr 2s 100 s.png Spr 2c 100 s.gif 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 Template:Type2, they 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 Poké Ball.
  • In the video games, most items found on the ground look like Poké Balls. However, sometimes they can be a Voltorb or Electrode.
  • Its sprites from Gold and Crystal appear to be revamps of its Red and Blue sprite, except with correct colouring.

Origin

It seems to be based upon the concept of a living Poké Ball.

Name origin

Voltorb's name seems to be a combination of volt and orb. Its Japanese name is probably a combination of びりびり biribiri, like an electric shock, and 玉 tama, orb.

In other languages

External links

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