Volbeat (Pokémon)

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0312MS.png #0312: Minun
Pokémon
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Volbeat
Firefly Pokémon
バルビート
Barubeat
#0313
Volbeat



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Illuminate or Swarm Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
150 (29.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and Human-Like
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Volbeat
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
Volbeat
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
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
146
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
151
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
Volbeat
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
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it is related to Illumise and, starting in Generation V, can produce Eggs that contain either Illumise or Volbeat when bred with Ditto.

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. In Generation III, Tail Glow was its signature move. 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.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#086
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Central #133
Hoenn
#089
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#9
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It lives around clean ponds. At night, its rear lights up. It converses with others by flashing its light.
Violet It flashes the light on its rear to communicate with other Volbeat. It loves the sweet aroma given off by Illumise.


Pokédex Image Volbeat SV Kitakami.png
Volbeat in the Kitakami Pokédex

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)Th
Safari Zone (Mountain with 10 Plains points)
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, Berry fields, Friend Safari (Bug)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 117
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 229
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Sunlit Cavern, Dazzling Cave, Stargleam Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Kitakami Road, Apple Hills, Loyalty Plaza, Reveler's Road, Mossfell Confluence, Fellhorn Gorge, Wistful Fields, Kitakami Wilds, Timeless Woods
Tera Raid Battles (2★, 4★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Channel
Springleaf Field
Pinball: R&S
Plains (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Huge Storage 1, Endless Level 5, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Northwind Field (1F-6F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F)
MD Sky
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Festival on Mount Moon
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Su
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Pearl Lake (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Northwind Field (10F-17F)
Fainted Pokémon: Howling Forest, Buried Relic
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Night Festival: Stage 28
Graucus Hall: Stage 464


Held items

Games Held items
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

Stats

Base stats

Generations III to VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
73
70 - 137 135 - 269
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
47
46 - 108 89 - 212
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
400
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.
Generation VII onwards
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
73
70 - 137 135 - 269
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
47
46 - 108 89 - 212
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
430
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
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/17 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
055 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
088 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1212 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1515 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
1919 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 00——% 5
2222 Tail Glow Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
2626 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2929 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
3333 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4040 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
4343 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
4747 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100100% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM015Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM015 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
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
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM040Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
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
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
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
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome 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
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 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
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
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
TM162Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM162 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM182Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM182 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM185Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM185 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM219Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volbeat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Volbeat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
HitmonchanHitmontopHeracrossMedititeMedichamLucarioScorbunnyRabootCinderaceTarountulaSpidops
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Hawlucha
Roost Flying Status —% 5
MakuhitaHariyama
Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 100% 20
DrowzeeHypnoCroagunkToxicroakToxtricityToxtricityImpidimpMorgremGrimmsnarl
Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Volbeat
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS313.png PinRSani313.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani313.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 313.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 313.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Rescue
Connected to: Illumise, Togekiss
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal I like Illumise so much! Finding one makes my rear end shine with joy!
Low HP (< 50%) Argh... My tail is losing its power to shine...
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush313Body.png Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT313.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Bug
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#072
Shuffle313.png

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Volbeat in the puzzle area.


Pokémon GO
GO313.png Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 143 Base Defense: 166
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Struggle Bug, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Signal Beam, Bug Buzz, Thunderbolt

Evolution data

0313Volbeat.png
Unevolved
Volbeat
 Bug 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 313.png Spr b 3r 313.png Spr 3e 313.png Spr b 3e 313.png Spr 3f 313.png Spr b 3f 313.png
Spr 3r 313 s.png Spr b 3r 313 s.png Spr 3e 313 s.png Spr b 3e 313 s.png Spr 3f 313 s.png Spr b 3f 313 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 313.png Spr b 4d 313.png Spr 4p 313.png Spr b 4p 313.png Spr 4h 313.png Spr b 4h 313.png
Spr 4d 313 s.png Spr b 4d 313 s.png Spr 4p 313 s.png Spr b 4p 313 s.png Spr 4h 313 s.png Spr b 4h 313 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 313.png Spr b 5b 313.png Spr 5b2 313.png Spr b 5b2 313.png
Spr 5b 313 s.png Spr b 5b 313 s.png Spr 5b2 313 s.png Spr b 5b2 313 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 313.png
Spr b 6x 313.png
Spr 6o 313.png
Spr b 6o 313.png
Spr 6x 313 s.png
Spr b 6x 313 s.png
Spr 6o 313 s.png
Spr b 6o 313 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 313.png
Spr b 7s 313.png
Spr 7s 313.png
Spr b 7s 313.png
Spr 7s 313 s.png
Spr b 7s 313 s.png
Spr 7s 313 s.png
Spr b 7s 313 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0313.png HOME0313 s.png
0313MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Volbeat images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

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

In the anime

Main series

Volbeat in the anime

Major appearances

Volbeat debuted in Camp Pikachu, where he served as a sort of camp counselor and guide at a mill that Pikachu and his friends stumbled upon.

Five Volbeat made their main series debut in Love at First Flight. All of them, including one nicknamed Beat, were under the ownership of Romeo and part of a show alongside Illumise for the May Festival.

In That's Just Swellow, Volt owns a Volbeat that knows Electric-type moves like Thunder and is always used in PokéRinger competitions. As such, Volbeat was used during the Crossgate PokéRinger tournament, but he wound up being defeated by Taillow.

In Time Warp Heals All Wounds, Edna mentioned how Volbeat and Illumise frequently did their mating dance rituals in a large tree that used to be located in the middle of the city. In the new timeline May created after time traveling, the tree remained and the migrations never stopped.

Minor appearances

In A Double Dilemma, a Volbeat was living in North Petalburg.

A Volbeat appeared in Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry.

In Lessons in Lilycove, a Coordinator's Volbeat competed in the Lilycove City Contest.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, a Volbeat living in Crown City worked with several other Pokémon in surrounding Zorua at the park. They were intent on attacking him as retribution for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight could break out, Volbeat and the other Pokémon were calmed by Celebi.

A Volbeat appeared in Lighting the Way Home!.

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.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Volbeat was fleeing from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Volbeat debuted in Creepin Past Cacnea, where a wild one battled alongside a Duskull, a Wingull, a Cacnea, and a Beautifly against Norman, but they were quickly defeated by his Pokémon.

In Tongue-Tied Kecleon, Ruby and Wally observed multiple Volbeat dancing with wild Illumise.

Aqua Admin Amber owns two Volbeat, both of which first appeared in Very Vexing 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 Final Battle IV, a Volbeat helped Emerald with his disabilities.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Volbeat appeared in Pokémon Friendship Story.

In the TCG

Main article: Volbeat (TCG)

Trivia

  • Volbeat shares its category with its female counterpart Illumise. They are both known as the Firefly Pokémon.
  • Volbeat and its counterpart are the only Bug-type Pokémon in the Human-Like Egg Group.
  • In Generation VII, Volbeat is the only Pokémon with an illegal combination of Egg moves (Lunge and Dizzy Punch), as it is male only and has different Egg moves from its female counterpart, Illumise. Nidoran♂ is in a similar situation, but it is in the Field egg group and can therefore inherit any combination of Egg moves from Smeargle.

Origin

Volbeat appears to be based on a lampyridae (also known as a glowworm, firefly, or lightningbug) like its counterpart, Illumise. Its coloring resembles the subfamily Cyphonocerinae. Its appearance may also be based on a greaser, a subculture in the 1950s; 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 takes in its official 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 may be a combination of volt and beetle or beat.

Barubeat may be a combination of バルブ bulb, beat, and beetle.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バルビート Barubeat From 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 Volbeat Transcription of its English name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 電螢蟲 / 电萤虫 Diànyíngchóng From 電 / 电 diàn, 螢 / 萤 yíng, and 蟲 / 虫 chóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 電螢蟲 Dihnyìhngchùhng From dihn, yìhng, and chùhng


External links


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