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Drifloon (Pokémon)

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Ambipom #424: Ambipom
Pokémon
#426: Drifblim Drifblim
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Drifloon (disambiguation).
Drifloon
Balloon Pokémon
フワンテ
Fuwante
#425
Drifloon

Drifloon

Drifloon

Drifloon
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Aftermath or Unburden Cacophony
Cacophony
Flare Boost
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Drifloon

Mega Drifloon Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
125 (16.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
7905 - 8159 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
2.6 lbs. 1.2 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#425
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#065
Sinnoh
#208
Unova
Coastal
#001
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-142
Almia
R-232/N-219
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
127
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
70
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 1
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F425.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Drifloon (Japanese: フワンテ Fuwante) is a dual-type Ghost/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Drifblim starting at level 28.

Biology

Drifloon's mouth, in the middle of the X

Drifloon has a spherical, purple body with two stringy arms that have yellow, heart-shaped hands on the ends of them. At the base of its body is a frayed protrusion that resembles the tied end of a balloon. In the very center of its body is a yellow "X", which contains its small mouth in the very center. Located on either side of the "X" are its small, black eyes. A white mass of fluff that resembles a cloud sits on top of Drifloon's head.

Due to its aimless drifting, this species is known as "Signpost for Wandering Spirits". It has been known to steal children that mistake it for a regular balloon. However, due to its light weight, it can be resisted easily and is often pulled around. Although created by lost spirits of Pokémon and people, as seen in the anime, it can be friendly and helpful. It prefers to reside in damp, humid locations and can expand or shrink to express its feelings.


In the anime

Drifloon in the anime

Major appearances

Fantina's Drifloon

Fantina appeared with her Drifloon in Playing The Leveling Field!, and it evolved into Drifblim while battling Ash's Pikachu in the episode.

Other

Drifloon first appeared in Drifloon on the Wind!, where many were the friends of two young Joys.

One also appeared in A Full Course Tag Battle!, belonging to Kylie.

Minor appearances

Multiple Drifloon appeared in The Rise of Darkrai.

A Drifloon appeared in Camping It Up!.

A Drifloon made a brief appearance in Coming Full-Festival Circle!.

Two Drifloon appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP028 Drifloon Dawn's Pokédex Drifloon, the Balloon Pokémon. Drifloon is filled with air and can either expand or shrink to express its feelings. It also likes damp weather.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

It appeared in the Diamond & Pearl chapter when the trio were in Valley Windworks as a friend of the worker there.

In the TCG

Main article: Drifloon (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage, a Drifloon can be seen floating on the Flying Terrain.

Trophy Information

"A Balloon Pokémon that appears each Friday at the Valley Windworks in the Sinnoh region. It's round and cute, but it has a dreadful side too, as it attempts to drag children into the underworld by their hands. It likes damp, humid seasons. If it's on the verge of fainting in battle, it will counterattack by self-destructing. It evolves into Drifblim."

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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 A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Pearl It tugs on the hands of children to steal them away. However, it gets pulled around instead.
Platinum Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a "Signpost for Wandering Spirits."
HeartGold It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a "Signpost for Wandering Spirits."
White
Black 2 These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish.
White 2
Generation VI
X A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Y These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Valley WindworksFr
Platinum
Valley WindworksFr
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Breed Drifblim
Black 2 White 2
Route 13 (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sky
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Misty Edgewater
Hauntyard: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone, Granite Zone *
Pokémon Conquest Avia (special)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 34
35 - 94 65 - 183
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 44
44 - 105 83 - 205
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 348   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
1/1
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100100% 35
00Start Minimize Normal Status 0000 —% 10
044 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
088 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
1313 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1616 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
2020 Ominous Wind Ghost Special 06060 100100% 5
2525 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2727 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
3232 Swallow Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3232 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
3636 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
4444 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
5050 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Drifloon obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
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 Psychic Sprite.png TM19 Telekinesis Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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 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 06060 100}}100% 25
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 Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 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 TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlugmaMagcargoSwalotShellosShellosGastrodon
Gastrodon
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
KoffingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
DrifloonDrifblim Defog Flying Status —% 15
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWobbuffet
YamaskCofagrigusPhantumpTrevenant
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
GrimerMukDuskullDusclopsDusknoirYamask
Cofagrigus
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
KoffingWeezingYamaskCofagrigus Haze Ice Status —% 30
GastlyHaunterGengarRaltsKirliaGardevoir Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingSpiritombLitwick
Lampent
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
CastformDrifloonDrifblim Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
Castform Weather Ball Normal Special 50 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Drifloon in Generation VI
  • 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 Drifloon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Drifloon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Drifloon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

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 Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP425.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 2.5%
IQ group: G
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:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: Airlift - field move.png
(Airlift ×-)
Browser entry  
It launches eerie orbs to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ghost  Ghost Assist.png
( Ghost )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
To attack, it spits out an orb imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Tired.
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
PPW425.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Drifloon live in the Haunted Zone and the Granite Zone. The Drifloon brothers enjoy being together.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP425.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Astonish
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Dodge
Defense: Ability 2: Explode
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Decoy
Evolves into Drifblim when its HP is 146 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Asa and Otsū

Evolution

425Drifloon.png
Unevolved
Drifloon
 Ghost  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 28
426Drifblim.png
First evolution
Drifblim
 Ghost  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
Spr 4d 425.png Spr 4p 425.png Spr 4p 425.png Spr b 4d 425.png
Spr 4d 425 s.png Spr 4p 425 s.png Spr 4p 425 s.png Spr b 4d 425 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 425.png Spr 5b 425.png Spr b 5b 425.png
Spr 5b 425 s.png Spr 5b 425 s.png Spr b 5b 425 s.png
Drifloon For other sprites and images, please see Drifloon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Drifloon was the first Generation IV Pokémon to be shown in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • In the Japanese version of Pearl's Pokédex entry, Drifloon specifically takes children to the "world of the dead" (Japanese: あのよ), instead of just trying to "steal them away" as in the English version. However, in the US release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the description along with Drifloon's trophy still states that it is "taking children to the underworld".
  • Drifloon shares its species name with Jigglypuff's evolutionary family and Qwilfish. They are all known as the Balloon Pokémon.
  • Drifloon and Drifblim are the only Pokémon not introduced in Hoenn to be found in the Fluctuating Experience Group.

Origin

Drifloon are based on balloons. They also resemble comb jellies, specifically tentaculata.

Name origin

Drifloon is a combination of drift and balloon.

Fuwante may be a combination of ふわふわ fuwa fuwa (soft, airy and light, or an onomatopoeia for floating) and 風船 fūsen (balloon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フワンテ Fuwante From ふわふわ fuwa fuwa (soft, airy and light, or an onomatopoeia for floating) and 風船 fūsen (balloon)
France Flag.png French Baudrive From baudruche and dérive
Spain Flag.png Spanish Drifloon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Driftlon From Drift and Ballon
Italy Flag.png Italian Drifloon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 흔들풍손 Heundeulpungson Combination of 흔들다 heundeulda and a play on 풍선 pungseon and son.


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