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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Vullaby was created by [[James Turner]].<ref>http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/staff/?p=204</ref>
 
* Vullaby was created by [[James Turner]].<ref>http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/staff/?p=204</ref>
* Vullaby can learn {{m|Fly}} despite its Black Pokédex entry saying that its wings are too small for it to fly.
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* Vullaby can learn {{m|Fly}} even though its Black Pokédex entry says its wings are too small for flight.
 
* It is impossible to get a 'seen' Pokédex entry for Vullaby or {{p|Mandibuzz}} in Pokémon White without trading with another player. In Pokémon White 2, it is impossible to get a 'seen' Pokédex entry for Vullaby only.
 
* It is impossible to get a 'seen' Pokédex entry for Vullaby or {{p|Mandibuzz}} in Pokémon White without trading with another player. In Pokémon White 2, it is impossible to get a 'seen' Pokédex entry for Vullaby only.
 
* In {{2v2|Black|White}}, Vullaby is also one of five non-legendary Pokémon in the [[List of Pokémon by Unova Pokédex number|Unova Dex]] that is not used by any in-game [[Pokémon Trainer|Trainer]] outside of the [[Battle Subway]] and Battle Institute. The other four are its {{p|Mandibuzz|evolution}}, {{p|Rufflet}}, {{p|Ferrothorn}} and {{p|Zweilous}}.
 
* In {{2v2|Black|White}}, Vullaby is also one of five non-legendary Pokémon in the [[List of Pokémon by Unova Pokédex number|Unova Dex]] that is not used by any in-game [[Pokémon Trainer|Trainer]] outside of the [[Battle Subway]] and Battle Institute. The other four are its {{p|Mandibuzz|evolution}}, {{p|Rufflet}}, {{p|Ferrothorn}} and {{p|Zweilous}}.

Revision as of 01:30, 14 February 2013

Braviary #628: Braviary
Pokémon
#630: Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Vullaby
バルチャイ Valchai
#629
629Vullaby.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Dark Flying
Category
Diapered Pokémon
Abilities
Big Pecks or Overcoat Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#135 #111
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
19.8 lbs.
Imperial
9.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F629.png 
Gender ratio
100% female
Breeding
Flying group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 74 Battle Exp.: 741*

Vullaby (Japanese: バルチャイ Valchai) is a dual-type Dark/Flying Pokémon.

She evolves into Mandibuzz starting at level 54.

Biology

Physiology

Vullaby resembles a baby vulture. It has a plump, stout body, tiny wings, and stumpy feet. Its neck is short and supports a round head devoid of any feathers except for an enormous crest on the top. It seems to be wearing a broken skull as a diaper-like undergarment, hence its species name.

Gender differences

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

Special abilities

Vullaby are uncommonly skilled at finding skeletons and using them as armor.

Behavior

It has the tendency to use broken skeleton pieces, most likely skulls, as diaper-like clothing to protect its rump. It will chase after weaker creatures.

Habitat

The Vullaby can be seen lurking by caves and grasslands.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Major appearances

Vullaby in the anime

Vullaby made her debut in Unrest at the Nursery!.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW095 Vullaby Ash's Pokédex Vullaby, the Diapered Pokémon. Vullaby's small wings keep it from flying. It tends to chase Pokémon weaker than itself.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Vullaby (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 Its wings are too tiny to allow it to fly. As the time approaches for it to evolve, it discards the bones it was wearing.
White They tend to guard their posteriors with suitable bones they have found. They pursue weak Pokémon.
Black 2 Their wings are too tiny to allow them to fly. They guard their posteriors with bones that were gathered by Mandibuzz.
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
Common Routes 10, 11, Victory Road, Village Bridge (Black only)
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Route 23 (Black 2 only)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Desolate Canyon, Forest Grotto, Ravine Path, Magnagate dungeons, Scalchop Beach ,
Illusion Dunes, Dreaming Island, Hell's Mouth
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Volcanic Slope

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 370   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
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
5555 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
5959 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
6464 Mirror Move Flying Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Vullaby obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vullaby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vullaby
  • 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 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 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 Vullaby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vullaby

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 Vullaby 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 Vullaby in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vullaby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vullaby

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Block Normal Status —% 5
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 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 Vullaby can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Vullaby cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vullaby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vullaby

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
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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 629.png Spr 5b 629.png Spr b 5b 629.png
Spr 5b 629 s.png Spr 5b 629 s.png Spr b 5b 629 s.png
Vullaby For other sprites and images, please see Vullaby images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Vullaby was created by James Turner.[1]
  • Vullaby can learn Fly even though its Black Pokédex entry says its wings are too small for flight.
  • It is impossible to get a 'seen' Pokédex entry for Vullaby or Mandibuzz in Pokémon White without trading with another player. In Pokémon White 2, it is impossible to get a 'seen' Pokédex entry for Vullaby only.
  • In Black and White, Vullaby is also one of five non-legendary Pokémon in the Unova Dex that is not used by any in-game Trainer outside of the Battle Subway and Battle Institute. The other four are its evolution, Rufflet, Ferrothorn and Zweilous.

Origin

Vullaby is based on a vulture chick.

According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, Vullaby and Mandibuzz were added late into the development of Black and White.

Name origin

Vullaby may be a combination of vulture and lullaby (which are often sung to children) or baby.

Valchai may be a combination of vulture and child.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バルチャイ Valchai From バルチャー baruchā and チャイルド chairudo
France Flag.png French Vostourno From vautour and os
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vullaby Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Skallyk From skull and Küken
Italy Flag.png Italian Vullaby Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌차이 Beolchai Transliteration of Japanese name



Notes

  1. http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/staff/?p=204

External links

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Pokémon
#630: Mandibuzz Mandibuzz


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