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Joltik (Japanese: バチュル Bachuru) is a Bug/Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Joltik is a tiny arachnid-like Pokémon covered in fuzzy yellow fur. Unlike normal arachnids, Joltik has only four stubby legs with blue tips. It has two large blue ovular eyes, and two smaller simple eyes of the same color above them. It has a small fuzz-covered mouth. It has a round pinkish patch on its underbelly which acts as a pouch that stores electric power.

Behavior

Joltik is often considered too small to create its own electricity, so it preys on Electric-type Pokémon and drains them of their electricity instead. They are also known to infest houses and feed off the electricity produced by wires or indoor appliances. Without electricity, Joltik often stand still or rest until they are able to find another source of power.

Evolution

Joltik evolves into Galvantula at level 36.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Chargestone Cave Common
Black 2/White 2 Chargestone Cave Common
Sun/Moon Transfer None


Pokédex entries

  • Black

    Joltik that live in cities have learned a technique for sucking electricity from the outlets in houses.

  • White

    They attach themselves to large-bodied Pokémon and absorb static electricity, which they store in an electric pouch.

  • Black 2

    Since it can't generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.

  • White 2

    Since it can't generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.

  • X

    Since it can't generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.

  • Y

    They attach themselves to large-bodied Pokémon and absorb static electricity, which they store in an electric pouch.

  • Omega Ruby

    Since it can't generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    They attach themselves to large-bodied Pokémon and absorb static electricity, which they store in an electric pouch.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
50
Attack
47
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
57
Sp. Def
50
Speed
65
Total
319

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
1 Spider Web —% 10 Bug Status
4 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
7 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
12 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
15 Electroweb 55 95% 15 Electric Special
18 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
23 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status
26 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
29 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special
34 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
37 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
40 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
45 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
48 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status Type Clever 2 3 ♥
1 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
1 Spider Web —% 10 Bug Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
4 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
7 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
12 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
15 Electroweb 55 95% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful 2 1 ♥
18 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Tough 2 3 ♥
23 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
26 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
29 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
34 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
37 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
40 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
45 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
48 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
1 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical
1 Spider Web —% 10 Bug Status
4 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
7 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
12 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
15 Electroweb 55 95% 15 Electric Special
18 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
23 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status
26 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
29 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special
34 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
37 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
40 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
45 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
48 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Leech Life 80 100% 10 Bug Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Camouflage Mothim —% 20 Normal Status
Cross Poison Parasect, Spinarak, Ariados, Skorupi, Drapion 70 100% 20 Poison Physical
Disable Venonat, Venomoth 100% 20 Normal Status
Feint Attack Gligar, Gliscor, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Dwebble, Crustle 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
LungeUSUM Mothim, Dewpider, Araquanid 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
Pin Missile Beedrill, Spinarak, Ariados, Skorupi, Drapion, Golisopod 25 95% 20 Bug Physical
Poison Sting Weedle, Spinarak, Ariados, Gligar, Gliscor, Wurmple, Skorupi, Drapion, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Skorupi, Drapion, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Rock Climb Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 90 85% 20 Normal Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Camouflage Mothim —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Cross Poison Parasect, Spinarak, Ariados, Skorupi, Drapion 70 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
Disable Venonat, Venomoth 100% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Feint Attack Gligar, Gliscor, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Dwebble, Crustle 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Pin Missile Beedrill, Spinarak, Ariados, Skorupi, Drapion 25 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
Poison Sting Weedle, Spinarak, Ariados, Gligar, Gliscor, Wurmple, Skorupi, Drapion, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Skorupi, Drapion, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Rock Climb Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Cross Poison Parasect, Spinarak, Ariados, Skorupi, Drapion 70 100% 20 Poison Physical
Disable Venonat, Venomoth 100% 20 Normal Status
Faint Attack Gligar, Gliscor, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Dwebble, Crustle 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
Pin Missile Beedrill, Spinarak, Ariados, Skorupi, Drapion 14 85% 20 Bug Physical
Poison Sting Weedle, Spinarak, Ariados, Gligar, Gliscor, Wurmple, Skorupi, Drapion, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Skorupi, Drapion, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Rock Climb Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 90 85% 20 Normal Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Gastro Acid USUM 100% 10 Poison Status
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Tough 2 3 ♥
Electroweb ORAS 55 95% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Gastro Acid ORAS 100% 10 Poison Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bounce B2W2 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Electroweb B2W2 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Gastro Acid B2W2 100% 10 Poison Status
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Joltik BW Joltik BW Joltik BW Back
Shiny Joltik BW Shiny Joltik BW Shiny Joltik BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Joltik XY Joltik XY JoltikBackXY
JoltikShinyXY JoltikShinyXY JoltikBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination of Joltik and its evolution Galvantula.
  • At 0.1 m, Joltik is tied with Flabébé and Cosmoem as the smallest known Pokémon.
  • Joltik is one of two Electric Pokémon that cannot learn Thunder, the other being Tynamo.
  • Joltik is revealed as the "Smallest Pokemon" in Guinness World Records 2012: Gamer's Edition.
  • Joltik can also be found on Route 116 in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire with the National Pokédex, received from Professor Birch after defeating or catching Kyogre/Groudon.

Origin

Joltik is likely based on a baby spider, or tick. Like a tick, it will latch onto larger Pokémon, but instead of biting and parasitically draining blood like a real world tick, Joltik only drains the static electricity from the Pokémon's fur.

Etymology

Joltik's name is a combination of the words "jolt" (referring to its Electric element), and "tick".

Gallery

See also

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