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Joltik (Pokémon)

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Alomomola #594: Alomomola
Pokémon
#596: Galvantula Galvantula
Joltik
Attaching Pokémon
バチュル
Bachuru
#595
Joltik

Joltik

Joltik

Joltik
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Electric
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Compound Eyes or Unnerve Cacophony
Cacophony
Swarm
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Joltik

Mega Joltik Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
0'04" 0.1 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
1.3 lbs. 0.6 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
#595
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#101/#173
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F595.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Joltik (Japanese: バチュル Bachuru) is a dual-type Bug/Electric Pokémon.

It evolves into Galvantula starting at level 36.

Biology

Joltik's size compared to a Beartic. Joltik is next to Beartic's underarm.

At 4 inches tall, Joltik is tied with Flabébé as the smallest Pokémon in existence. It has four legs tipped with blue, conical feet. Its ovoid body is completely covered in yellow fur, with notable tufts sticking out on each side of its face, just over each eye, and its lower back. Joltik has four blue eyes. The two larger eyes are set relatively far apart on its face, containing black pupils. The two smaller simple eye are situated between the first pair, slightly higher up on its face. Joltik's mandibles point downward and reside at the bottom of its face, where they closely resemble tufts of hair.

Joltik is too small to generate its own electricity, so it attaches itself to larger Pokémon and feeds off their static electricity. It will also make its way into houses and feed off electricity in electrical sockets. All of the energy it absorbs it stores in an electric pouch on its body. As seen in the anime, Joltik is not especially aggressive, but will defend itself if bothered. It has been demonstrated that if Joltik is unable to find a source of energy, it will be unable to move and in serious danger. Joltik, and its evolution Galvantula, are the only Pokémon that can learn Electroweb by leveling up.

In the anime

Joltik in the anime

Major appearances

Joltik first appeared in Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!, where a wild Joltik was accidentally mistaken as Ash's Oshawott's missing scalchop. When Oshawott put it on his stomach, the angry Joltik started to shock Oshawott until it was taken off.

Sylvester owns a Joltik that he used to battle Georgia in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! during the Club Battle, but they lost.

Many Joltik appeared in Crisis at Chargestone Cave!. They and Galvantula stole electricity from Pokémon and objects to feed on because the rocks in the Chargestone Cave that they normally fed on were being stolen by Team Rocket.

A Joltik appeared in The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo!.

Minor appearances

Multiple Joltik appeared in Crisis at Ferroseed Research!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW028 Joltik Ash's Pokédex Joltik, the Attaching Pokémon. Joltik cling to larger Pokémon, and absorb static electricity, storing the energy in a special pouch.
BW088 Joltik Dawn's Pokédex Joltik, the Attaching Pokémon. Joltik absorbs static electricity by attaching to large Pokémon.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.


In the TCG

Main article: Joltik (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 Joltik that live in cities have learned a technique for sucking electricity from the outlets in houses.
White They attach themselves to large-bodied Pokémon and absorb static electricity, which they store in an electric pouch.
Black 2 Since it can't generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.
White 2
Generation VI
X Since it can't generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.
Y They attach themselves to large-bodied Pokémon and absorb static electricity, which they store in an electric pouch.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Chargestone Cave
Black 2 White 2
Chargestone Cave
Chargestone Cave (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Galvantula

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Stony Cave, Magnagate dungeons, Poké Forest, Pika Land, Silent Tundra,
Slumbering Cave, Dreamy Island, Moonlit Forest (Golden Chamber),
Path of No Return
Pokémon Rumble Blast Factory: Firebreathing Mountain, World Axle - B2F
Pokémon Conquest Violight
Chrysalia

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 47
46 - 108 89 - 212
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 319   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 VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
00Start Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
00Start Spider Web Bug Status 0000 —% 10
044 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
077 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
1212 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 02020 09595% 20
1515 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 09595% 15
1818 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2323 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
2626 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2929 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
3434 Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
3737 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4040 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
4545 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
4848 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Joltik obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Joltik
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Joltik
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 06060 100}}100% 15
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 09090 100}}100% 15
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 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 Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
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 Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
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 Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
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 Joltik
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Joltik
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mothim Camouflage Normal Status —% 20
ParasectSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion Cross Poison Poison Physical 70 100% 20
VenonatVenomoth Disable Normal Status 100% 20
GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebble
Crustle
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
BeedrillSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion Pin Missile Bug Physical 25 95% 20
WeedleSpinarakAriadosGligarGliscorWurmple
SkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupi
DrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Joltik 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 Joltik in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Joltik
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Joltik
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
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 Joltik can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Joltik cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Joltik
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Joltik
  • 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 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
PP2595.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
The Joltik in the warehouse and the ones in other Areas get along well, but they don't have much chance to talk. They all live at their own pace.
PCP595.png HP: ★★ Move: Electro Ball
Attack: Ability 1: Compoundeyes
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Sequence
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Sponge
Evolves into Galvantula when its Speed is 84 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Motozane, Sekisō, and Yasutomo

Evolution

595Joltik.png
Unevolved
Joltik
 Bug  Electric 
Rare Candy
Level 36
596Galvantula.png
First evolution
Galvantula
 Bug  Electric 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 595.png Spr b 5b 595.png Spr 5b 595.png Spr b 5b 595.png
Spr 5b 595 s.png Spr b 5b 595 s.png Spr 5b 595 s.png Spr b 5b 595 s.png
Front Back Front Back
595MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Joltik images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Its Pokédex entries state that it latches onto larger Pokémon to drain their static electricity, so it may be based on a tick. Like its evolution, it is also based on a tarantula.

Name origin

Joltik may be a combination of jolt and tick.

Bachuru may be a combination of バチバチ bachibachi (onomatopoeia for electric crackling) and タランチュラ taranchura (tarantula). It may also be a combination of bug and 虫 chū (bug, an alternate reading of mushi).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バチュル Bachuru From バチバチ bachibachi and タランチュラ taranchura
France Flag.png French Statitik From static and tick
Spain Flag.png Spanish Joltik Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Wattzapf From Watt and anzapfen
Italy Flag.png Italian Joltik Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파쪼옥 Pajjook From 파직 pajick and 쪼옥 jjook


External links

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Pokémon
#596: Galvantula Galvantula


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