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Fantina's Drifblim

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Fantina's Drifblim
メリッサのフワライド Melissa's Fuwaride
Poké Ball
Fantina Drifblim.png
Fantina's Drifblim
Egg obtained Prior to Playing The Leveling Field!
Hatches in Prior to Playing The Leveling Field!
Hatched at Sinnoh
Evolves in Playing The Leveling Field!
Gender Unknown*
Ability Unknown
Current location With Fantina
Pokémon Egg Drifloon Drifblim
This Pokémon spent an unknown amount of episodes in its Egg and at most 1 episodes as Drifloon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Drifloon Miyako Itō Michele Knotz
As Drifblim Miyako Itō Bella Hudson

Fantina's Drifblim (Japanese: メリッサのフワライド Melissa's Fuwaride) is one of Fantina's Pokémon in the games, anime, and manga.

In the anime

History

Drifblim is Fantina's main Pokémon in the anime. It is the first Gym Leader's Pokémon (other than Misty's and Brock's) to be confirmed as being hatched from an Egg.

Fantina and her Drifblim

Drifblim first appeared as a Drifloon in Playing The Leveling Field!. It was the only Pokémon Fantina used in an unofficial battle against Ash despite the battle being 3-on-3. It's first opponent was Buizel. Drifloon was easily able to dodge Buizel's Water Gun and countered with Ominous Wind. After getting hit by Aqua Jet, Drifloon turned the tables by putting Buizel to sleep. Drifloon then notably lifted the sleeping Buizel up in the air, despite his far greater weight, and finished him off with Psychic. Chimchar was the next opponent Drifloon went up. Chimchar started with Flamethrower which was countered by Psychic. Drifloon then used Will-O-Wisp on Chimchar which successfully made contact. Drifloon used Hypnosis which put Chimchar to sleep, causing Ash to recall it. During Drifloon's battle against Pikachu, it once again used Will-O-Wisp where it was able to make contact with Pikachu. Pikachu responded with Thunderbolt in which Drifloon shook off. Drifloon used Ominous Wind and clashed with Pikachu's Volt Tackle. Drifloon's Ominous Wind stopped Pikachu's Volt Tackle. However, Pikachu used Thunderbolt once more and easily made contact. The impact caused Drifloon to evolve into Drifblim. With its new found speed, it dodged Pikachu's Thunderbolt and put him to sleep, forcing Ash to forfeit.

Drifblim reappeared in a flashback in Losing Its Lustrous, where Ash was recalling the time that it put Pikachu to sleep.

Ash officially challenged Fantina to a Gym battle in Shield with a Twist!. She called Drifblim out as her final Pokémon where it went up against Pikachu. After Pikachu hit Drifblim with Thunderbolt. Drifblim used Psychic to control Will-O-Wisp and make it rotate rapidly around its body, improving Ash's own shielding strategy he had tried to use against her. Drifblim used the Counter Shield strategy to render Pikachu's Thunderbolt useless. It used the strategy again to prevent Pikachu from moving and used another strategy by coming in close and grabbed the opponent, then executing Hypnosis at point-blank range. Pikachu was then finished off with Ominous Wind. Buizel went up next and Drifblim used the Counter Shield strategy again to negate Buizel's Water Gun but it didn't work. Drifblim then used Will-O-Wisp while Buizel used Water Pulse, both attacks clashed which threw Buizel off guard. This gave Drifblim a chance to use the same strategy that it used on Pikachu to put Buizel to sleep. Buizel was then finished with Psychic. Ash's Chimchar was up in the final match. Drifblim used Will-O-Wisp to cancel out Chimchar's Flame Wheel. As the shield was made of Will-O-Wisp and Psychic, and Will-O-Wisp was a Fire-type move, this gave Ash an idea. He had Chimchar use Flamethrower so that Drifblim can use Counter Shield. Chimchar was able to overpower and destroy Drifblim's shield, with Drifblim getting hit by Chimchar's purple-colored Flamethrower and the power of its own Will-O-Wisp. Drifblim attacked with Ominous Wind but Chimchar evaded with Dig. Chimchar leaps up, grabs Drifblim and slams it to the ground. Chimchar then ultimately defeats Drifblim with Flamethrower, earning Ash the Relic Badge.

Drifblim appeared in a flashback in League Unleashed! when Ash was recalling the time he got the Relic Badge from her. Drifblim also appeared alongside Fantina during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Personality and characteristics

Drifblim appears to be Fantina's favorite Pokémon as her designs are made after it. During battle, Drifblim, as a Drifloon has the ability, to easily shake off any attack regardless of type. It continued to do so after evolving.

Moves used

Fantina Drifblim Will-O-Wisp.png
Using Will-O-Wisp
Move First Used In
Ominous Wind Playing The Leveling Field!
Hypnosis Playing The Leveling Field!
Psychic Playing The Leveling Field!
Will-O-Wisp Playing The Leveling Field!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Moves improvised
  • Counter Shield was used in Shield with a Twist!. Drifblim uses Will-O-Wisp to surround its body in fire wisps. Then it uses Psychic to move the fire in two circles. Drifblim can either shoot the flames as an attack or keep the fire around it as a defense tactic.

In the games

Unlike in the anime, Drifblim is not Fantina's main Pokémon in her battles; she doesn't even use her (even as a Drifloon) in her official Gym battle against the player in Pokémon Platinum. However, she uses it in at least one battle in every game she has appeared in: Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum and Black 2 and White 2. Notably, however, her Drifblim is her Pokémon of choice in Super Contests, in which she has nicknamed Loony (Japanese: ばるん Barun).

Super Contest Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Pokémon Platinum
Gym battle Battleground rematch
Spr 4d 426.png
Types:
  Ghost     Flying  
Loony
Constrict
Tough
Appeal:
0  
Ominous Wind
Smart
Appeal:
0  
Focus Energy
Cool
Appeal:
0  
Explosion
Beauty
Appeal:
0  
Spr 4d 426.png
Types:
Ghost Flying
Ability:
Aftermath
Held item:
None
Drifblim Lv.32
Ominous Wind
Ghost Special
Minimize
Normal Status
Gust
Flying Special
Astonish
Ghost Physical
Spr 4p 426.png
Types:
Ghost Flying
Ability:
Aftermath
Held item:
None
Drifblim Lv.61
Ominous Wind
Ghost Special
Psychic
Psychic Special
Silver Wind
Bug Special
Baton Pass
Normal Status
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament
Sinnoh Leaders Tournament Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament Legendary Pokémon Tournament
Spr 5b 426.png
Types:
  Ghost     Flying  
Ability:
Aftermath or Unburden
Held item:
Bag Flying Gem Sprite.png Flying Gem
Drifblim/ Lv.50
Tailwind
Flying Status
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
Thunder
Electric Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Spr 5b 426.png
Types:
  Ghost     Flying  
Ability:
Aftermath or Unburden
Held item:
Bag Flying Gem Sprite.png Flying Gem
Drifblim/ Lv.50
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Explosion
Normal Physical
Spr 5b 426.png
Types:
  Ghost     Flying  
Ability:
Aftermath
Held item:
Bag Wacan Berry Sprite.png Wacan Berry
Drifblim Lv.50
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Minimize
Normal Status
Baton Pass
Normal Status
Psychic
Psychic Special

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Fantina and her Drifblim

Fantina's Drifblim is one of Fantina's main team members. She also serves as Fantina's transportation (and also Diamond's and Pearl's for a time), being used as a hot air balloon. She was first seen in Hearthome City being used to leave the Contest Hall when Fantina sensed a looming presence (actually Paka and Uji), and she later reappeared in Celestic Town where Fantina managed to save Diamond and Pearl after the group was attacked by Cyrus. Drifblim was later used in Platinum's Gym battle against Fantina where it was defeated by her Empoleon's Blizzard, which froze her Ominous Wind.

Moves used

Fantina Drifblim Ominous Wind Adventures.png
Using Ominous Wind
Move First Used In
Ominous Wind Mirages of Mismagius I
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Drifblim in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Drifblim makes an appearance in The Legendary Pokémon Appears! where it was fighting Team Galactic along with the other Gym Leaders' Pokémon.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Drifloon and Drifblim.



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