Drifblim (Pokémon)

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425Drifloon.png #425: Drifloon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Drifblim (disambiguation).
Drifblim
Blimp Pokémon
フワライド
Fuwaride
#426
Drifblim



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Aftermath or Unburden Cacophony
Cacophony
Flare Boost
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Drifblim
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg
Drifblim
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
204
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
174
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 2
Drifblim
2
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
Shape
Body04.png
Footprint
F426.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Drifblim (Japanese: フワライド Fuwaride) is a dual-type Ghost/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Drifloon starting at level 28.

Biology

Drifblim is a Pokémon that has a large, spherical, purple body with the lower quarter of its body being a lighter purple. The colors are separated by a repeated semicircle pattern all around its body. On the top of its head is a puffy, white mass, which closely resembles a cloud. In the center of its body is a large yellow "X" mark, and on either side just above the "X" are its small, red eyes. On the lower portion of its body are four long, thin arms that extend diagonally in four different directions. Its arms are tipped with yellow and have three short points each. The bottom of its body narrows into a short, red extrusion that fans slightly outward. Drifblim's body contains souls, said to be burdened with regrets. These souls serve as fuel for Drifblim's gas.

Drifblim is strong enough to lift Pokémon or people, but has no control over its flight. This causes it to drift with the wind and end up anywhere. It can, however, inflate and deflate itself with gas to control its altitude. It is rarely active during the day but usually gathers in groups during the evenings. When noticed, the groups will suddenly vanish to unknown locations. Drifblim preys on Clamperl. There are rumors of Drifblim carrying people to the afterlife; as well, there have been songs or poems dedicated to Drifblim due to people admiring its transient, melancholy aspect.

In the anime

Drifblim in the anime

Major appearances

Fantina's Drifblim

Drifblim made its main series debut in Playing The Leveling Field!, under the ownership of Fantina. It evolved from Drifloon in the episode during a battle with Ash's Pikachu. It appeared again in A Shield with a Twist!, where it defeated Ash's Pikachu and Buizel during a Gym battle, but lost to Chimchar.

Other

Drifblim debuted in The Rise of Darkrai, where it floated around Alamos Town, serving as a scout for Tonio so he could conduct scientific analyses throughout the city.

In PK18, Buizel grabbed on to a Drifblim while escaping from Meowth and his cronies. Meowth's group was later forced to hold on to more Drifblim after being blasted off by a Registeel.

In Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, Ash used multiple Drifblim to hop across a gorge to safely reach Bonnie, who had fallen asleep on the other side.

Minor appearances

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Drifblim watched Meloetta's concert.

Three Drifblim appeared in I Choose You!.

In A Haunted House for Everyone!, a Mismagius created illusions of two Drifblim.

Multiple Drifblim appeared in Nightfall? Nightmares!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP093 Drifblim Dawn's Pokédex Drifblim, the Blimp Pokémon and the evolved form of Drifloon. Because it travels on wind currents, Drifblim's movements are unusual and unpredictable.

In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

The titular Phantom Thief, Hiori, uses a Drifblim primarily for aerial transportation. It is not seen battling much but can hold its own when it needs to.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Fantina's Drifblim

When Diamond, Pearl and Platinum were in Hearthome City, Fantina used her Drifblim to throw off some women who were obstructing the trio for being rookies in Contests who didn't deserve to compete, an attitude that carried over even after Platinum won the Contest, to which Fantina responded by dropping them in a trash chute. She was later used in a Gym match against Platinum. Her Ominous Wind seemed to give her the upper hand at first against Platinum's Empoleon, but the girl then revealed that she took advantage of this gust of wind to send off her Blizzard, fainting her. She first appeared in Perturbed by Pachirisu.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS370 Drifblim, the Blimp Pokémon. It carries people and Pokémon when it flies. But since it only drifts, it can end up anywhere.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Fantina's Drifblim

Fantina's Drifblim also makes a minor appearance in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, fighting alongside its Trainer and the other Gym Leaders against an army of Team Galactic Grunts in The Legendary Pokémon, Captured.

Drifblim also appeared as a member of Flint's team in Hareta's Heart's Desire. Drifblim was used to finish off Hareta's Misdreavus, but was surprised when Misdreavus used Skill Swap to acquire Drifblim's Aftermath Ability, causing Drifblim to be taken down with the other Ghost-type Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Drifblim (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#066
Johto
#—
Diamond It's drowzy in daytime, but flies off in the evening in big groups. No one knows where they go.
Pearl It carries people and Pokémon when it flies. But since it only drifts, it can end up anywhere.
Platinum At dusk, swarms of them are carried aloft on winds. When noticed, they suddenly vanish.
HeartGold It can generate and release gas within its body. That's how it can control the altitude of its drift.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #209
Black At dusk, swarms of them are carried aloft on winds. When noticed, they suddenly vanish.
White
Black 2 They carry people and Pokémon, but the wind can catch them, so there can't be a fixed destination.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #002
Hoenn
#—
X It carries people and Pokémon when it flies. But since it only drifts, it can end up anywhere.
Y It's drowsy in daytime, but flies off in the evening in big groups. No one knows where they go.
Omega Ruby It carries people and Pokémon when it flies. But since it only drifts, it can end up anywhere.
Alpha Sapphire It's drowsy in daytime, but flies off in the evening in big groups. No one knows where they go.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #065
Alola
USUM: #077
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun There was once an incident in which a man took a trip riding a Drifblim, only to go missing.
Moon Even while under careful observation, large flocks of Drifblim flying at dusk will inexplicably disappear from view.
Ultra Sun There's a rumor that if you catch a Drifblim floating on the wind at dusk, you'll be carried away to the afterlife.
Ultra Moon The raw material for the gas inside its body is souls. When its body starts to deflate, it's thought to carry away people and Pokémon.
Generation VIII Galar
#125
Galar
Isle of Armor #136
Sinnoh
#066
Hisui
#038
Sword Some say this Pokémon is a collection of souls burdened with regrets, silently drifting through the dusk.
Shield It grabs people and Pokémon and carries them off somewhere. Where do they go? Nobody knows.
Brilliant Diamond They're drowsy in daytime but fly off in the evening in big groups. No one knows where they go.
Shining Pearl It carries people and Pokémon when it flies. But since it only drifts, it can end up anywhere.
Legends: Arceus It drifts along at dusk, perfectly silent. Its transient, melancholy aspect touches some people deeply—every so often, one will come upon a song or poem devoted to Drifblim.
Generation IX Paldea
#144
Scarlet It can generate and release gas within its body. That’s how it can control the altitude of its drift.
Violet They carry people and Pokémon, but the wind can catch them, so there can't be a fixed destination.


Pokedex Image Drifblim SV.png
Drifblim in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Drifloon
Platinum
Evolve Drifloon
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Routes 13 and 14, Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Routes 13 and 14, Reversal Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Ghost)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Drifloon
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Drifloon, Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Drifloon
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Axew's Eye
North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, Watchtower Ruins (Wanderer)
Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Challenge Beach, Challenge Road, Training Lowlands (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Drifloon
Legends: Arceus
Crossing Slope, Bathers' Lagoon, Deadwood Haunt, Sand's Reach, Lake Verity, Heart's Crag, Lunker's Lair, Seagrass Haven, Ramanas Island, Avalugg's Legacy, Bonechill Wastes, Glacier TerraceNight

Sandgem Flats, Tranquility Cove
Glacier Terrace (Mass Outbreak)
Space-time distortions - Droning Meadow, Gapejaw Bog, Holm of Trials


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave, Chroma Ruins, Hippowdon Temple
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎
PokéPark Wii
Meeting Place, Meadow Zone, Beach Zone, Iceberg Zone, Cavern Zone, Lava Zone, Haunted Zone, Granite Zone, Flower Zone*
Ranger: GS
Sky, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: Everspring Valley, World Axle - B1F, All*
PokéPark 2
Cove Area, Arbor Area, Crag Area, Tech Area
Conquest
Evolve Drifloon
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Haunted Playland
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3We
Shuffle
Event: Drifblim Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Third release)
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Pixie Glen (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Picross
Area 28: Stage 05
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Castform Sea, Arceus Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync pair scout (Morty)'s
Generation VIII
New Snap
Blushing BeachNight, Maricopia Reef Evening


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black 2 White 2 Air Balloon Air Balloon (1%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
150
210 - 257 410 - 504
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
44
44 - 105 83 - 205
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
54
53 - 116 101 - 227
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
498
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/19 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Strength Sap Grass Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
Evo.Evo. Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
1212 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
1616 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2020 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
2424 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
2424 Swallow Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3131 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
3636 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
4242 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
4848 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
5454 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifblim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifblim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM040Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM113Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM151Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM161Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifblim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifblim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
Defog Flying Status —% 15
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Haze Ice Status —% 30
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Drifblim in Generation IX
  • 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 Drifblim in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifblim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifblim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifblim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifblim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Whirlwind Drifblim (Legends Awakened 53)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 426.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 2.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
Ghost
Field move: Elevate - field move.png
(Elevate ×-)
Browser entry R-143
It launches eerie orbs to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(present)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-233/N-220
To attack, it spits out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush426Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 67
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW426.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Drifblim can carry you to many Zones. Drifloon are taken care of in the Haunted Zone and the Granite Zone.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2426.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Drifblim have a network all over PokéPark. They can take Pikachu and his Pals anywhere.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP426.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Shadow Ball
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Dodge
Ability 2: Explode
Ability 3: Decoy
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Drifloon when its HP is 146 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Asa and Otsū
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT426.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#643
Shuffle426.png

Cross Attack
Increases damage when making a + shaped match.
Skill Swapper: Barrier Shot
Pokémon GO
GO426.png Base Stamina: 312 Base Attack: 180 Base Defense: 102
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hex, Astonish
Charged Attacks: Ominous Wind, Icy Wind, Shadow Ball
New Pokémon Snap
NPS426.png
Photodex entry #083
Drifblim float around as they please during the day, but at night they drift off to who knows where. Apparently, some of the Clamperl they’ve carried away are still missing.


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO426Halloween2021.png
Halloween Mischief

Evolution

425Drifloon.png
Unevolved
Drifloon
 Ghost  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 28
426Drifblim.png
First evolution
Drifblim
 Ghost  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 426.png Spr b 4d 426.png Spr 4p 426.png Spr b 4p 426.png Spr 4p 426.png Spr b 4p 426.png
Spr 4d 426 s.png Spr b 4d 426 s.png Spr 4p 426 s.png Spr b 4d 426 s.png Spr 4p 426 s.png Spr b 4d 426 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 426.png Spr b 5b 426.png Spr 5b 426.png Spr b 5b 426.png
Spr 5b 426 s.png Spr b 5b 426 s.png Spr 5b 426 s.png Spr b 5b 426 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 426.png Spr b 6x 426.png Spr 6x 426.png Spr b 6x 426.png
Spr 6x 426 s.png Spr b 6x 426 s.png Spr 6x 426 s.png Spr b 6x 426 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 426.png Spr b 7s 426.png Spr 7s 426.png Spr b 7s 426.png
Spr 7s 426 s.png Spr b 7s 426 s.png Spr 7s 426 s.png Spr b 7s 426 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 426.png Spr 8s 426 s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 426.png Spr 8a 426 s.png
HOME
HOME426.png HOME426 s.png
426MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Drifblim images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

Spr 4d 426Loony.png
Loony in Pokémon Super Contests

Trivia

  • Drifblim has the highest HP base stat of all Flying-type Pokémon, and is tied with Giratina for the highest HP base stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Drifblim and Drifloon are the only Pokémon not introduced in Generation III to be found in the Fluctuating Experience Group.
    • They are also the only Flying-type and Ghost-type Pokémon in the Fluctuating Experience Group.

Origin

Drifblim appears to be based on a hot air balloon. The yellow shape around its mouth resembles a puncture bandage (its mouth being the puncture), and its four arms pose as the rigging connected to the balloon's basket. It also resembles the box jellyfish, specifically the Carukia barnesi. It may also be based on space jellyfish (also known as atmospheric jellyfish), an atmospheric phenomenon caused by rocket launches that are often mistaken for cryptids or UFO sightings.

As a concept of a Ghost-type balloon, it may have been inspired by some Kaidan ghost stories, where ghosts and spirits have been compared to balloons.

Name origin

Drifblim may be a combination of drift and blimp.

Fuwaride may be a combination of ふわふわ fuwa fuwa (soft, airy, and light; or an onomatopoeia for floating), 風船 fūsen (balloon), and ride, as well as a pun on 付和雷同 fuwaraidō (following others blindly).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フワライド Fuwaride From ふわふわ fuwafuwa, fuga, 風船 fūsen, ride, and possibly 付和雷同 fuwaraidō
France Flag.png French Grodrive From gros and dérive
Spain Flag.png Spanish Drifblim Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Drifzepeli From Drift and Zeppelin
Italy Flag.png Italian Drifblim Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 둥실라이드 Dungsilraid From 둥실둥실 dungsil-dungsil and ride
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 隨風球 / 随风球 Suífēngqiú *
附和氣球 / 附和气球 Fùhèqìqiú *
From 隨風 / 随风 suífēng and 氣球 / 气球 qìqiú
From 附和 fùhè and 氣球 / 气球 qìqiú
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 隨風球 Chèuihfūngkàuh *
附和氣球 Fuhwohheikàuh *
From 隨風 chèuihfūng and 氣球 heikàuh
From 附和 fuhwoh and 氣球 heikàuh


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