Orbeetle (イオルブ Iorubu) is a bug/psychic-type introduced in Generation VIII. It has a Gigantamax form known as Gigantamax Orbeetle. It is Blipbug's final form.

Biology

Physiology

Orbeetle is a small Pokémon resembling a bipedal ladybug with two arms and legs. Its head is white, with a black ridged marking running down the top to its red insect mouth. Its eyes are light blue with concentric white circles in them to give them a hypnotic appearance, and a thin red marking runs under them to join the mouth. Two long yellow hairs that resemble eyebrows or eyelashes border the top of each eye. A red shell protrudes from the back of the head, divided down the middle and connected to the head by a black marking that surrounds the head. Seven blue dots appear on this shell. Its body is small and thin, with larger segments where the arms and legs emerge and a red triangle-shaped segment at the very bottom of the larger bottom segment. Its arms are thin and its hands have two long digits with claws at the ends, and its legs are thin with larger segments at the "knees" from which triangle-shaped yellow feet protrude.

As Gigantamax Orbeetle, its shell grows much larger and now resembles a UFO. Yellow lights can be seen on the bottom of its shell surrounding a large beam. There are now far more blue dots on the top of its shell, and the original dots have become light blue domes resembling its eyes.

Behavior

Orbeetle is well known for possessing high amounts of intelligence, which is shown in its huge brain mass. It releases psychic energy to observe its environment, including those six miles away.

After absorbing Gigantamax energy, Orbeetle has greatly increased its intellect and brain size.

Abilities

Orbeetle’s abilities are Swarm, Frisk and Telepathy. Swarm will power up its bug moves if it has low HP. Frisk allows it to see the opponent's held items. Telepathy allows it to evade moves used by allies. This ties in well with its powerful psychic abilities, which range from being able see far away places, to brainwashing entire populations when Gigantamaxed.

Via the use of its signature Gigantamax move, G-Max Gravitas, it can also control gravity.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Giant's Cap, Lake of Outrage, Slumbering Weald

Max Raid Battle: Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch
Max Raid Battles: Bridge Field, Dappled Grove (Gigantamax), evolve Dottler

Common


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    It's famous for its high level of intelligence, and the large size of its brain is proof that it also possesses immense psychic power.
    Gigantamax: Its brain has grown to a gargantuan size, as has the rest of its body. This Pokémon's intellect and psychic abilities are overpowering.

  • Shield

    It emits psychic energy to observe and study what's around it and what's around it can include things over six miles away.
    Gigantamax: If it were to utilize every last bit of its power, it could control the minds of every living being in its vicinity.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Atk
45
Def
110
Sp. Atk
80
Sp. Def
120
Speed
90
Total
505


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
1 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
1 Confusion Type Psychic.gif Special 50 100% 25
1 Struggle Bug Type Bug.gif Special 50 100% 20
4 Confuse Ray Type Ghost.gif Status 100% 10
8 Magic Coat Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 15
12 Agility Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
16 Psybeam Type Psychic.gif Special 65 100% 20
20 Hypnosis Type Psychic.gif Status 60% 20
24 Ally Switch Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 15
28 Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif Special 90 100% 10
32 Mirror Coat Type Psychic.gif Special ? 100% 20
36 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
40 After You Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
44 Calm Mind Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
48 Psychic Terrain Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM11 Solar Beam Type Grass.gif Special 120 100% 10
TM17 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TM18 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TM19 Safeguard Type Normal.gif Status 100% 25
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM28 Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 75 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM41 Helping Hand Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM44 Imprison Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM56 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM57 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical 50 100% 10
TM60 Power Swap Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM61 Guard Swap Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM69 Psycho Cut Type Psychic.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM70 Trick Room Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 5
TM71 Wonder Room Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM72 Magic Room Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM91 Psychic Terrain Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR11 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR12 Agility Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TR18 Leech Life Type Bug.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR25 Psyshock Type Psychic.gif Special 80 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR29 Baton Pass Type Normal.gif Status 100% 40
TR33 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR34 Future Sight Type Psychic.gif Special 120 100% 10
TR38 Trick Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TR40 Skill Swap Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR49 Calm Mind Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TR61 Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR65 Energy Ball Type Grass.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR69 Zen Headbutt Type Psychic.gif Physical 80 90% 15
TR82 Stored Power Type Psychic.gif Special 20 100% 10
TR83 Ally Switch Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 15
TR99 Body Press Type Fighting.gif Physical 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Orbeetle can learn, refer to Blipbug.


By tutoring

Orbeetle learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites


Trivia

  • Orbeetle, alongside its pre evolved form Dottler, is the only Pokémon with the unique Bug/Psychic typing.
  • It can use its Psychic powers to Levitate, but it does not have access to the ability. This allows it to fly without using its wings.
  • It is possible to mistake the dome like structures on its head as its body.
  • Swarm is not really beneficial to Orbeetle, since it only learns 2 bug moves via level up. That said, it can learn bug moves via other means, except the move tutor.

Origin

It resembles a ladybug. Its species name may suggest it is based on the coccinella septempunctata, a species of lady beetle native to Europe. It also has characteristics of extraterrestrials and flying saucers. Its psychic-type could reference how some aliens in various media are able to use telekinesis to battle or abduct people. Taking from its previous evolutions being based on nerds and scientists, it may also be based on a mad scientist. As it's the first fully-evolved Bug/Psychic type, it may possibly be a reference to Psycho Mantis, a boss from the 1998 Konami game Metal Gear Solid with an insect-based codename and psychic powers. Orbeetle's idle pose (legs straight down, arms stretched out at acute angles from its body) resembles Mantis's idle pose somewhat.There is a specific radar called a 6 mile radar that may explain its psychic type as well.

Its Gigantamax form resembles a flying saucer even more. Its increase in brain power and vicious nature stated in its Pokédex entries may take inspiration from super-villains who often take over the world by brain-washing entire populations.

Etymology

Orbeetle comes from the words orbital, orb (a circle or sphere, referring to its shape), and beetle.

Iorubu comes from Io (a moon of Jupiter, connecting to its space theme, "ee-oh" being the Japanese pronunciation), orb (from its circular shape or possibly from orbit), and possibly ruby (from its red color). It may also incorporate eol (Irish Gaelic for "knowledge," as Ireland was formerly a territory of the UK) or 夜 (yoru, Japanese for "night," as most celestial bodies are only visible from Earth at night).

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