Vileplume (Pokémon)

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Gloom #044: Gloom
Pokémon
#046: Paras Paras
Vileplume
Flower Pokémon
ラフレシア
Ruffresia
#045
Vileplume



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll Cacophony
Cacophony
Effect Spore
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Vileplume
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
41.0 lbs. 18.6 kg
Vileplume
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#045
Kanto
#085
Johto
#093
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#107
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-128
Fiore
R-116
Almia
R-129/N-014
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
184
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
221
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Vileplume
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
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
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F045.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Vileplume (Japanese: ラフレシア Ruffresia) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Gloom when exposed to a Leaf Stone. It is one of Oddish's final forms, the other being Bellossom.

Biology

Vileplume is a blue, bipedal Pokémon with rudimentary hands and feet. It has beady red eyes and a massive red flower growing from its head. Vileplume's flower is said to have the largest petals in the world, and is almost too heavy for the Pokémon itself to support. The rounded petals of the flower are red and covered with white spots. The female Vileplume has fewer, but larger, spots on its petals. It can shake, flap, or burst its petals into bloom with a bang in order to release clouds of pollen. This pollen is highly allergenic to humans and toxic to other Pokémon; Vileplume uses it to paralyze its prey. It can also utilize these petals in its former signature move, Petal Dance. Vileplume lives in grassy plains, where it is often mistaken for native flowers.

In the anime

In the main series

Vileplume in the anime

Major appearances

Vileplume's first major appearance was in Holy Matrimony!. The Flower Pokémon was under the ownership of James's fiancee, Jessebelle. Prior to the flashback when James ran away from home, it was once an Oddish. It reappeared in The Treasure Is All Mine! when Jessebelle used it to open a blocked passageway.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Vileplume owned by Neesha was among the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Vileplume clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

Ash, Tracey, and Jessie were affected by a Vileplume's Stun Spore in The Stun Spore Detour.

Multiple Vileplume were among the feuding Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

Groups of Vileplume and Bellossom were feuding with each other in Whichever Way the Wind Blows.

Nicolette used a Vileplume to battle May's Munchlax in May's Egg-Cellent Adventure.

Multiple Vileplume appeared in Bucking the Treasure Trend! where they attacked Ash and his friends.

Minor appearances

Vileplume first appeared (as a cameo) in Pokémon Scent-sation!, being one of the Pokémon owned by the attendants at the Celadon Gym.

Vileplume also appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.

One was seen at a party in The Battling Eevee Brothers.

Multiple differently patterned Vileplume appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

Multiple pink Vileplume resided on the Pinkan Island in In the Pink.

A Vileplume under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer was treated by Nurse Joy in The Joy of Pokémon.

Vileplume also appeared in The Power of One and Destiny Deoxys.

Two Vileplume were seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in A Tent Situation.

Multiple Vileplume appeared in Foul Weather Friends.

A Trainer's Vileplume appeared in The Grass Route competing in the Grass Tournament.

In Extreme Pokémon!, a Vileplume appeared with its Trainer, participating in the Extreme Pokémon Race.

A Vileplume was one of the Pokémon seen in a forest outside the Ice Path in EP250.

A Vileplume was seen being fed by Tracey at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Johto Photo Finish.

A Coordinator's Vileplume appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

A Vileplume appeared at the start of Leave It To Brocko!. It was running through the forest throughout the night after being woken with a shock when a Nuzleaf fell out of its tree, hitting the Vileplume on its head.

A Vileplume also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.

A Vileplume made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Multiple Vileplume appeared in Thawing an Icy Panic! in Ramos' ranch.

A Trainer's Vileplume appeared in Under the Pledging Tree!.

A Vileplume appeared in A Showcase Debut!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Performer participating in the Coumarine City Pokémon Showcase.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP048 Vileplume Ash's Pokédex Vileplume, the Flower Pokémon. Using the largest flower petals in the world, it spreads large clouds of pollen that cause allergic reactions.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Subject Source Entry
EP110 Salveyo weed Ash's Pokédex An effective Stun Spore antidote can be be made by boiling the leaves of the Salveyo weed. Salveyo weed is found on clear lake bottoms wherever Vileplume live. Poliwag are also found in the vicinity of this plant.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In Pokémon Origins

Vileplume in Pokémon Origins

A Vileplume appeared in File 3: Giovanni under the ownership of Erika. She used it to fight Red's Charmeleon and lost.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Brock presents a Vileplume to the Sensational Sisters as a makeshift bouquet in The Human Race and the Pokémon Race.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Vileplume first appeared in Blame it on Eevee as one of the Pokémon owned by Erika, its powerful Petal Dance attack being its forte. Erika has used it in a battle against Red in Meanwhile...Vileplume!.

In The Last Battle XIII a Vileplume was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

Ariana was shown to own a male Vileplume that was used to stop Silver from reaching the legendary Pokémon that Archer created.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Erika owns an Oddish which evolved into a Gloom and then into a Vileplume as part of an act.

A wild Vileplume appeared in Operation: Capture Vileplume.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Ruby has a Vileplume at his house as seen in Something Happened!! Let's Go After Pikachu!!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Vileplume is Erika's only known Pokémon. She sent it out to battle Satoshi's Charmeleon and got burned by its attack.

In the TCG

Main article: Vileplume (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red The larger its petals, the more toxic pollen it contains. Its big head is heavy and hard to hold up.
Blue
Yellow Flaps its broad flower petals to scatter its poisonous pollen. The flapping sound is very loud.
Stadium Scatters allergy-causing pollen from its broad petals. The larger the petals, the more pollen is scattered.
Generation II
Gold It has the world's largest petals. With every step, the petals shake out heavy clouds of toxic pollen.
Silver The bud bursts into bloom with a bang. It then starts scattering allergenic, poisonous pollen.
Crystal By shaking its big petals, it scatters toxic pollen into the air, turning the air yellow.
Stadium 2 It has the world's largest petals. With every step, the petals shake out heavy clouds of toxic pollen.
Generation III
Ruby Vileplume's toxic pollen triggers atrocious allergy attacks. That's why it is advisable never to approach any attractive flowers in a jungle, however pretty they may be.
Sapphire Vileplume has the world's largest petals. They are used to attract prey that are then doused with toxic spores. Once the prey are immobilized, this Pokémon catches and devours them.
Emerald In seasons when it produces more pollen, the air around a Vileplume turns yellow with the powder as it walks. The pollen is highly toxic and causes paralysis.
FireRed Its petals are the largest in the world. It fiendishly scatters allergy-causing pollen from its petals.
LeafGreen The larger its petals, the more toxic pollen it contains. Its big head is heavy and hard to hold up.
Generation IV
Diamond Its petals are the largest in the world. As it walks, it scatters extremely allergenic pollen.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It has the world's largest petals. With every step, the petals shake out heavy clouds of toxic pollen.
SoulSilver The bud bursts into bloom with a bang. It then starts scattering allergenic, poisonous pollen.
Generation V
Black Its petals are the largest in the world. As it walks, it scatters extremely allergenic pollen.
White
Black 2 Its petals are the largest in the world. As it walks, it scatters extremely allergenic pollen.
White 2
Generation VI
X The larger its petals, the more toxic pollen it contains. Its big head is heavy and hard to hold up.
Y It has the world's largest petals. With every step, the petals shake out heavy clouds of toxic pollen.
Omega Ruby Vileplume's toxic pollen triggers atrocious allergy attacks. That's why it is advisable never to approach any attractive flowers in a jungle, however pretty they may be.
Alpha Sapphire Vileplume has the world's largest petals. They are used to attract prey that are then doused with toxic spores. Once the prey are immobilized, this Pokémon catches and devours them.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Evolve Gloom
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Gloom
Yellow
Evolve Gloom
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Gloom
Crystal
Evolve Gloom
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Gloom
Emerald
Evolve Gloom
FireRed
Evolve Gloom
LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Gloom
Platinum
Evolve Gloom
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Gloom
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Gloom
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Gloom
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Gloom

In side games

Generation I
Snap
River
Pinball
Evolve Gloom
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Gloom
Trozei!
Secret Storage 3, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Gloom
Ranger
Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Gloom
MD Sky
Evolve Gloom
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Highlands
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode A & S)
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins, Forest Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: Major Clean-Up
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Event: A New Pokémon Safari!
Rumble World
White Ruins: Everspring Valley (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Generation I-V
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 480   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 100.


Generation VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Atk: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 490   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
2/2 ★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/16 ★★★

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
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
011 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
011 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
011 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
4949 Petal Blizzard Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
5959 Petal Dance Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
6969 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vileplume
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vileplume
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM53Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM83Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM99Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vileplume
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vileplume
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
After You Normal Status —% 15
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25
Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vileplume 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 Vileplume in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vileplume
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vileplume
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 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 Vileplume can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Vileplume cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vileplume
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vileplume
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
043 Moonblast Fairy Special 95 100% 15
043044 Absorb Grass Special 20 100% 25
043044 Growth Normal Status —% 20
043044 Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
043044 Acid Poison Special 40 100% 30
043044 Sleep Powder Grass Status 75% 15
043044 Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
043044 Moonlight Fairy Status —% 5
043044 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
043044 Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
043044 Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vileplume
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vileplume
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin045.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS045.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani045.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP045.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Jungle
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let me dose enemies with toxic pollen!
26%-50% HP Hey, watch it. I'm down to half HP.
1%-25% HP I can't do this... My flower is about to wilt...
Level up Yes, leveled up! You can count on me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP045.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: None
Loops: 9 Min. exp.: 46 Max. exp.: 86
Browser entry
From the center of the flower on its head, Vileplume spews clouds of spores.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
Poison
Field move: Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Browser entry
It attacks by scattering different kinds of pollen.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Poison Assist.png
Poison
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT045.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 0

#481
Shuffle045.png

Power of 5+
Attacks do even more damage when you make a match of five.


Pokémon GO
GO045.png Base Stamina: 150 Base Attack: 202 Base Defense: 190
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Razor Leaf, Acid
Special Attacks: Petal Blizzard, Solar Beam, Moonblast

Evolution

043Oddish.png
Unevolved
Oddish
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 21
044Gloom.png
First evolution
Gloom
 Grass  Poison 
Leaf Stone
Leaf Stone
045Vileplume.png
Second evolution
Vileplume
 Grass  Poison 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 045.png Spr b g1 045.png Spr 1y 045.png Spr b g1 045.png Spr 1g 045.png Spr b g1 045.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 045.png Spr b 2g 045.png Spr 2s 045.png Spr b 2g 045.png Spr 2c 045.png Spr b 2c 045.png
Spr 2g 045 s.png Spr b 2g 045 s.png Spr 2s 045 s.png Spr b 2g 045 s.png Spr 2c 045 s.png Spr b 2g 045 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 045.png Spr b 3r 045.png Spr 3e 045.png Spr b 3r 045.png Spr 3f 045.png Spr b 3f 045.png
Spr 3r 045 s.png Spr b 3r 045 s.png Spr 3e 045 s.png Spr b 3r 045 s.png Spr 3f 045 s.png Spr b 3f 045 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
045MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Vileplume images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Vileplume, like Gloom, is based on the Rafflesia arnoldii, a foul-smelling flower known as the world's largest single flower. This Pokémon more strongly resembles the flower than Gloom, which may represent the budding stage of the Rafflesia. Vileplume's flower also looks alike several other species of Rafflesia, notably cantleyi, keithii, pricei, manillana and speciosa, of which the petal shape is a closest match. Female Vileplume may be based on Rafflesia hasseltii, as its petals have distinctively larger blotches than other species of Rafflesia.

Name origin

Vileplume is a combination of vile and plume or plumose (possessing filaments or branches that give a feathery look).

Ruffresia is a corruption of Rafflesia.

In other languages

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: needs Icelandic meaning.
Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ラフレシア Ruffresia Corruption of rafflesia
France Flag.png French Rafflesia From rafflesia
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vileplume Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Giflor From Gift and Flor
Italy Flag.png Italian Vileplume Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 라플레시아 Raplresia Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 霸王花 Bawòhngfā A name for rafflesia. Literally "Tyrant flower"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 霸王花 Bàwánghuā A name for rafflesia. Literally "Tyrant flower"


External links


Gloom #044: Gloom
Pokémon
#046: Paras Paras
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