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Volbeat (Pokémon)

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Minun #312: Minun
Pokémon
#314: Illumise Illumise
Volbeat
Firefly Pokémon
バルビート
Barubeat
#313
Volbeat

Volbeat

Volbeat

Volbeat
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Illuminate or Swarm Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Volbeat

Mega Volbeat Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
150 (19.6%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and Human-Like
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 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
39.0 lbs. 17.7 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
#313
Kanto
#000
Johto
#086
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#133
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
146
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
140
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F313.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Volbeat (Japanese: バルビート Barubeat) is a Bug-type Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is related to Illumise and, through Ditto starting in Generation V, can lay Eggs that contain either Illumise or Volbeat.

Biology

Volbeat is a firefly-like, bipedal Pokémon. Its body is black with a blue chest and abdomen. There are two yellow stripes across its front: one on its chest and one near its legs. A red band separates each limb from its body and a thicker, incomplete one surrounds its shoulders. Two simple wings extend from the band around its shoulder. It has a blue face with yellow eyes, and curly, yellow antennae with black stripes. It has a spherical yellow tail, which glows to communicate and draw geometric patterns in the sky while in a swarm. Additionally, the glow allows it to use its former signature moves, Tail Glow and Signal Beam. This is a male only species; Illumise is its female counterpart. Volbeat is attracted by the sweet aroma given off by Illumise. It lives in forests near clean ponds, but will move if the pond becomes dirty.

In the anime

Volbeat in the anime

Major appearances

Volbeat's first appearance was in the Camp Pikachu special that was part of the Pokémon Heroes movie. He served as a sort of camp counselor and guide.

Its first TV appearance was in Love at First Flight alongside his female counterpart Illumise.

A Volbeat appeared again in That's Just Swellow owned by a man named Volt in a PokéRinger competition.

A Volbeat appeared in Time-Warp Heals All Wounds. Edna mentioned how Volbeat and Illumise used to do their mating dance in a large tree that used to be located in the middle of the city.

Minor appearances

Volbeat also appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions as a few of the many local Pokémon who lives in Crown City. A Volbeat worked with several other Pokémon in surrounding Zorua at the park to attack him, angry at Zorua for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight broke out, the Volbeat, along with the other Pokémon, were calmed by Celebi.

A Volbeat appeared on the picture in the gallery museum in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle! alongside Illumise.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG042 Volbeat Ash's Pokédex Volbeat, the Firefly Pokémon. Volbeat uses the designs on its tail for sketching and communicating with other Volbeat.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Aqua Admin Amber owned two Volbeat. While one distracted Team Magma with Tail Glow, the other was able to steal the Blue Orb from the enemy team and deliver it to Archie.

In the TCG

Main article: Volbeat (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby With the arrival of night, Volbeat emits light from its tail. It communicates with others by adjusting the intensity and flashing of its light. This Pokémon is attracted by the sweet aroma of Illumise.
Sapphire Volbeat's tail glows like a lightbulb. With other Volbeat, it uses its tail to draw geometric shapes in the night sky. This Pokémon loves the sweet aroma given off by Illumise.
Emerald With their taillights lit, Volbeat fly in a swarm, drawing geometric designs in the night sky. They move their nests if their pond water becomes dirty.
FireRed It lives around clean ponds. At night, its rear lights up. It converses with others by flashing its light.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It emits light from its tail to communicate. It loves the sweet aroma given off by Illumise.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
White
Black 2 It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
White 2
Generation VI
X It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
Y It lives around clean ponds. At night, its rear lights up. It converses with others by flashing its light.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 117
Emerald
Route 117
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 229
Platinum
Route 229
HeartGold SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest), Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Hoenn Field
Generation V
Black
Route 3 (Swarm)
White
Breed Illumise
Black 2
Route 3 (Swarm)
White 2
Breed Illumise
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Route 7, Friend Safari (Bug)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Springleaf Field
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Plains (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 1
Endless Level 5
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Northwind Field (1F-6F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Shimmering Lake

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 73
70 - 137 135 - 269
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 47
46 - 108 89 - 212
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 400   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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Flash Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
055 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
099 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1313 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 —% 5
1717 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
2121 Tail Glow Bug Status 0000 —% 20
2525 Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
2929 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3333 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3737 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4141 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4545 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Volbeat obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volbeat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volbeat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - 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 Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
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 Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
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 Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
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 Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
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 Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volbeat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volbeat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mr. MimeLedybaLedianSurskitMasquerainNinjask
BunearyLopunnyScolipede
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmega
BeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothim
SewaddleSwadloonLeavannyKarrablastEscavalierJoltik
GalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcaronaVivillon
Bug Buzz Bug Special 90 100% 10
SpindaBunearyLopunny Dizzy Punch Normal Physical 70 100% 10
ShuckleMr. MimeHawlucha Encore Normal Status 100% 5
MachopMachokeMachampMakuhitaHariyamaThroh Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 100% 20
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianBeautiflyDustox
MasquerainMothimVolcarona
Silver Wind Bug Special 60 100% 5
KadabraAlakazamMr. Mime Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Volbeat 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 Volbeat in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volbeat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volbeat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - 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 Volbeat can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Volbeat cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volbeat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volbeat
  • 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
 PinRS313.png PinRS313.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani313.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP313.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.6%
Friend Area: Rub-a-Dub River
Phrases
51%-100% HP My lit-up taillight is a symbol of my maleness!
26%-50% HP Um... My health is down about halfway.
1%-25% HP I'm done for... Even my taillight is like a candle in the wind.
Level up I leveled up! My lit-up taillight shines brighter than ever!
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! My lit-up taillight shines brighter than ever!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP313.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
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

313Volbeat.png
Unevolved
Volbeat
 Bug 

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
Spr 3r 313.png Spr 3e 313.gif Spr 3r 313.png Spr b 3r 313.png
Spr 3r 313 s.png Spr 3e 313 s.gif Spr 3r 313 s.png Spr b 3r 313 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 313.png Spr 4d 313.png Spr 4d 313.png Spr b 4d 313.png
Spr 4d 313 s.png Spr 4d 313 s.png Spr 4d 313 s.png Spr b 4d 313 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 313.png Spr 5b 313.png Spr b 5b 313.png
Spr 5b 313 s.png Spr 5b 313 s.png Spr b 5b 313 s.png
Volbeat For other sprites and images, please see Volbeat images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 3e Volbeat intro.png
Emerald intro's sprite

Trivia

Origin

Volbeat appears to be based on a firefly like its counterpart, Illumise. Its coloring suggests that it may have been based on the subfamily Cyphonocerinae. Its appearance is based on a greaser's, a subculture in the 1950's; their Japanese counterparts are the Bōsōzoku. Greasers usually wore black or brown y-collared trench-coats and/or jackets with under shirts and also had heavily greased hair. This is shown in Volbeat's black colored "shirt", striped belly "under shirt" and "collar". The pose Volbeat is shown in its Sugimori art may also be a reference to greasers, as they are commonly shown with their hands either holding or popping their jacket collars.

Name origin

Volbeat is a combination of volt (referring to its powers of illumination) and beetle or beat.

Barubeat may be a combination of バルブ barubu (bulb) and beetle.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バルビート Barubeat Possibly from バルブ bulb, beat, and beetle
France Flag.png French Muciole From musique and luciole
Spain Flag.png Spanish Volbeat Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Volbeat Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Volbeat Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼비트 Bolbiteu Transliteration of its English name


External links

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