Mandibuzz (Pokémon)

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Vullaby #629: Vullaby
Pokémon
#631: Heatmor Heatmor
Mandibuzz
Bone Vulture Pokémon
バルジーナ
Vulgina
#630
Mandibuzz



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Flying
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Big Pecks or Overcoat Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Mandibuzz
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Weight
87.1 lbs. 39.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
179
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Mandibuzz
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
F630.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
35
External Links

Mandibuzz (Japanese: バルジーナ Vulgina) is a dual-type Dark/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Vullaby starting at level 54.

Biology

Mandibuzz is a vulture-like Pokémon, particularly resembling a turkey vulture. It has a bare, pink head and neck, along with a notched black beak and red eyes. There are black eyelashes or eyeliner-like markings above its eyes. A long brown tuft with a bone in the middle extends from the back of its head. It has a tan ruff at the base of its neck, and shaggy darker brown wings with gray tips. Mandibuzz also has shaggy brown tail feathers. Its pink feet have black talons. It has decorated itself with bones — a jaw with sharp teeth — to form a skirt. Different types of bones fall in and out of use as if there were fashion trends among Mandibuzz.

Mandibuzz lives in nests made from the bones it finds. Weakened prey such as Cubone is dragged back to this nest after Mandibuzz swoops down on it from the sky. Mandibuzz is a female-only species, although it dresses attractively in bones as a fruitless attempt to attract mates.

In the anime

Mandibuzz in the anime

In the main series

Major appearances

Two Mandibuzz made their main series debut in Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!. One of the Mandibuzz had eaten the other's food without her permission, causing her to get kicked out of the nest. As a result, she was forced to take the den belonging to a wild Scrafty. However, she was later defeated by Scraggy's newly learned High Jump Kick, allowing Scrafty to reclaim its den.

A Mandibuzz appeared in Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!, under the ownership of Katharine. She was one of the Pokémon Katharine offered to trade Ash for his Scraggy. Mandibuzz was later used in a battle against Tepig, which she lost.

Minor appearances

Mandibuzz debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram. In Black—Victini and Reshiram, Ash spotted a Mandibuzz soaring in the sky while walking on a trail with Iris and Cilan.

A Mandibuzz appeared in PK22.

A Mandibuzz appeared in Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!, where she attacked Gladion and his Umbreon, but was quickly driven off.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW043 Mandibuzz Ash's Pokédex Mandibuzz, the Bone Vulture Pokémon. Mandibuzz swoops down from the sky, attacking weakened Pokémon. It builds its nest out of bones it collects.
BW055 Mandibuzz Ash's Pokédex Mandibuzz, the Bone Vulture Pokémon. Mandibuzz swoops down from the sky to attack its prey using its sharp, powerful claws and beak.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In Pokémon Generations

Multiple Mandibuzz appeared in The Uprising, under the ownership of some Team Plasma Grunts. They were used to battle Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

In the manga

Mandibuzz in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

A Mandibuzz appeared in Clash! White Hero vs Black Hero.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Homecoming, one of the Seven Sages used a Mandibuzz during his battle at the Pokémon League. It went up against the Trainers who were helping Black rescue the captured Gym Leaders.

A Mandibuzz used by Team Plasma appeared in Frozen World. She attempted to capture Rood for Colress, but caught Whitley instead. In the following round, several more Mandibuzz were seen under the ownership of Team Plasma Grunts, used in an attempt to fight against Blake.

A Flying Taxi Mandibuzz appeared in the Sword & Shield chapter.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Miruto has a Mandibuzz that she attempted to use to fly to the top of Mt. Serables. Before she could do so, however, Ryouga stopped her due to flying on the mountain being dangerous. Another Mandibuzz appears as a Burst form of Lukov.

In the TCG

Main article: Mandibuzz (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #136
Unova
B2W2: #112
Black It makes a nest out of the bones it finds. It grabs weakened prey in its talons and hauls it to its nest of bones.
White Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Black 2 They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
Y Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Omega Ruby They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
Alpha Sapphire Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #078
Alola
USUM: #092
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun They adorn themselves beautifully with bones. This is supposedly an effort to attract males, but no male Mandibuzz have ever been found.
Moon It circles in the sky, keeping a keen eye out for Pokémon in a weakened state. Its choicest food is Cubone.
Ultra Sun It skillfully arranges the bones of its prey to construct its nest. Most of the bones are Cubone.
Ultra Moon It's always searching for food for Vullaby. When it finds a weak Pokémon, Mandibuzz swoops it right off to its nest.
Generation VIII Galar
#284
Sword Although it's a bit of a ruffian, this Pokémon will take lost Vullaby under its wing and care for them till they're ready to leave the nest.
Shield They adorn themselves with bones. There seem to be fashion trends among them, as different bones come into and fall out of popularity.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Route 11, Village Bridge (dark grass)
White
Trade
Black 2
Route 4Th (Always has Weak Armor)
White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Vullaby
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Vullaby
Generation VII
Sun
Trade
Moon
Poni Plains
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Poni Plains
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
MD GTI
Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire (1F-12F), Glacier Palace - Western Spire (1F-12F), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: A Flowing Desert
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Tu
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 274
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Flowery Wooded Dell (Back Boss)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
110
170 - 217 330 - 424
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
510
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.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
011 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
011 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
1818 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
2424 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
3030 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4242 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4848 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
5757 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
6464 Defog Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
7272 Attract Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
8080 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM47Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR66Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Hawlucha Mean Look* Normal Status —% 5
HoothootNoctowlWingullPelipperPidoveTranquill
UnfezantHawluchaNoibatNoivern
Roost Flying Status —% 10
Mandibuzz Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Mandibuzz in Generation VIII
  • 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 Mandibuzz in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 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 Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2630.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is competitive, but she is quite kind. She takes you to a secret place.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT630.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#397
Shuffle630.png

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
Skill Swapper: Rock Shot
Pokémon GO
GO630.png Base Stamina: 242 Base Attack: 129 Base Defense: 205
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Air Slash
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Sky Attack, Foul Play, Shadow Ball

Evolution

629Vullaby.png
Unevolved
Vullaby
 Dark  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 54
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First evolution
Mandibuzz
 Dark  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 630.png Spr b 5b 630.png Spr 5b 630.png Spr b 5b 630.png
Spr 5b 630 s.png Spr b 5b 630 s.png Spr 5b 630 s.png Spr b 5b 630 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 630.png Spr b 6x 630.png Spr 6x 630.png Spr b 6x 630.png
Spr 6x 630 s.png Spr b 6x 630 s.png Spr 6x 630 s.png Spr b 6x 630 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 630.png Spr b 7s 630.png Spr 7s 630.png Spr b 7s 630.png
Spr 7s 630 s.png Spr b 7s 630 s.png Spr 7s 630 s.png Spr b 7s 630 s.png
Front Back Front Back
630MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Mandibuzz images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Despite Special Attack being its lowest stat, Mandibuzz awards Special Attack EVs when defeated.
  • According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, Vullaby and Mandibuzz were added late into the development of Black and White. When Mandibuzz was originally created by James Turner, it was unrelated to Braviary, but it was later decided to use its design as a counterpart to Braviary.
  • Mandibuzz and Vullaby can be seen as counterparts to Braviary and Rufflet. Mandibuzz and Braviary share a base stat total of 510, evolve from their pre-evolutions starting at level 54, and are both part Flying. Mandibuzz and Vullaby are exclusive to Black, Black 2, Moon, Ultra Moon and Shield, while Braviary and Rufflet are to White, White 2, Sun, Ultra Sun and Sword. Whereas Mandibuzz and Vullaby can only be female, Braviary and Rufflet can only be male.

Origin

Mandibuzz is based on an Old World vulture, most closely resembling a lappet-faced vulture with the prominent ruff of a white-rumped vulture. Its design also bears resemblance to stereotypical "savages", barbarians, or cavemen. The row of teeth around its waist resembles an apron.

Name origin

Mandibuzz may be a combination of mandible or mandil and buzzard.

Vulgina may be a combination of vulture or vulgar and regina (Latin and Italian for queen).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バルジーナ Vulgina From vulture and regina
France Flag.png French Vaututrice From vautour and tutrice
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mandibuzz Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Grypheldis From Vultur gryphus and eldest
Italy Flag.png Italian Mandibuzz Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 버랜지나 Beorenjina Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 禿鷹娜 / 秃鹰娜 Tūyīngnà From 禿鷹 tūyīng and


Notes


External links

Vullaby #629: Vullaby
Pokémon
#631: Heatmor Heatmor


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