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Volbeat

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Bug
Volbeat
(バルビート Barubiito)
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Firefly Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
313
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Illuminate
Swarm
Prankster (Dream World)
0% ♀/100% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
'Gray' Unknown
Weight Height
39.0 lbs. ??? 2'04" ???
Body style Footprint
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Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
65 73 55
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
47 75 85
Total
400


Volbeat (Japanese: バルビート Barubiito) is a Bug-type Pokémon. Its special abilities are Illuminate and Swarm. It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma. Its best attack is Double Edge.

Evolution

Volbeat does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Route 117 Rare (Ruby)
Common (Sapphire)
Emerald Route 117 Rare
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Route 229 Rare (Diamond)
Common (Pearl)
Platinum Route 229 Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone, Bug-Catching Contest Common
Black/White Route 3 (Black only) Swarm

Pokédex entries

Generations I - II
Volbeat did not appear during the Generation I - II games.
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
It lives around clean ponds. At night, its rear lights up. It converses with others by flashing its light.
Diamond
It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
Pearl
It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
Platinum
It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
HeartGold
It emits light from its tail to communicate. It loves the sweet aroma given off by Illumise.
SoulSilver
It emits light from its tail to communicate. It loves the sweet aroma given off by Illumise.
Black
It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
White
It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.
Black 2
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White 2
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Omega Ruby
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Trivia

  • Despite being a firefly, it is found all day in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, when real fireflies are nocturnal.
  • Volbeat has the same name of a Danish Heavy Metal band.
  • Volbeat is currently the only III Generation Pokémon able to learn Flash by level up.
  • Volbeat and Illumise are both known as the Firefly Pokémon.
  • Volbeat is the only non-Water type Pokémon with Illuminate as its ability.

References