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Volbeat (Japanese: バルビート Barubiito) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is Illumise's male counterpart.

Evolution

Volbeat does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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
X/Y Route 7 Common


Pokédex entries

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.

  • White 2

    It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise's sweet aroma.

  • 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.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
65
Attack
73
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
47
Sp. Def
85
Speed
85
Total
430

Base Stats
HP
65
Attack
73
Defense
55
Sp. Atk
47
Sp. Def
75
Speed
85
Total
400

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
8 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
12 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
15 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special
19 Moonlight —% 5 Fairy Status
22 Tail Glow —% 20 Bug Status
26 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
29 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
33 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
36 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
40 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
43 Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy Physical
47 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
50 Infestation 20 100% 20 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
1XY
1ORAS
Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
5XY
5ORAS
Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
9XY
8ORAS
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
17XY
12ORAS
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
N/AXY
15ORAS
Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute 2 0 ♥
13XY
19ORAS
Moonlight —% 5 Fairy Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
21XY
22ORAS
Tail Glow —% 20 Bug Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
25XY
26ORAS
Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
29XY
29ORAS
Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
37XY
33ORAS
Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
33XY
36ORAS
Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
41XY
40ORAS
Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
N/AXY
43ORAS
Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
45XY
47ORAS
Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 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.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
9 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
13 Moonlight —% 5 Normal Status
17 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
21 Tail Glow —% 20 Bug Status
25 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
29 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
33 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
37 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
41 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
45 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
5 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
9 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Smart 2
13 Moonlight —% 5 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
17 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
21 Tail Glow —% 20 Bug Status Type Beauty 0
25 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beauty 0
29 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
33 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 1
37 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Beauty 2
41 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special Type Cute 2
45 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 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.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Type Tough 4 0 ♥
5 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Type Smart 3 0 ♥
9 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
13 Moonlight —% 5 Normal Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
17 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Type Cool 3 0 ♥
21 Tail Glow —% 20 Bug Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
25 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Type Beauty 3 0 ♥
29 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
33 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
37 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 6 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.

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
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
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 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 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 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 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 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 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.

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
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 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 IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 1
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 1
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM62 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
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 III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Type Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 1 0 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty 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.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Baton Pass Mr. Mime, Ledyba, Ledian, Surskit, Ninjask, Buneary, Lopunny, Scolipede —% 40 Normal Status
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Vibrava, Kricketune, Mothim, Combee, Sewaddle, Karrablast, Escavalier, Joltik, Galvantula, Shelmet, Accelgor, Larvesta, Volcarona, Vivillon, Vikavolt, Cutiefly, Ribombee 90 100% 10 Bug Special
Dizzy Punch Spinda, Buneary, Lopunny 70 100% 10 Normal Physical
Encore Mr. Mime, Shuckle, Illumise, Hawlucha 100% 5 Normal Status
LungeUSUM Volbeat, Dewpider, Araquanid 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
Seismic Toss Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Makuhita, Hariyama, Throh 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Volcarona, Cutiefly, Ribombee 60 100% 5 Bug Special
Trick Kadabra, Alakazam, Mr. Mime 100% 10 Psychic 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.
* 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
Baton Pass Mr. Mime, Ledyba, Ledian, Surskit, Ninjask, Buneary, Lopunny, Scolipede —% 40 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Illumise, Kricketune, Mothim, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Karrablast, Escavalier, Joltik, Galvantula, Shelmet, Accelgor, Larvesta, Volcarona, Vivillon 90 100% 10 Bug Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
Dizzy Punch Spinda, Buneary, Lopunny 70 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Encore Mr. Mime, Shuckle, Illumise, Hawlucha 100% 5 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Seismic Toss Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Makuhita, Hariyama, Throh 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Volcarona 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Trick Kadabra, Alakazam, Mr. Mime 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 10 ♥

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
Baton Pass Mr. Mime, Ledyba, Ledian, Surskit, Masquerain, Ninjask, Buneary, Lopunny, Scolipede —% 40 Normal Status
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Kricketune, Mothim, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Karrablast, Escavalier, Joltik, Galvantula, Shelmet, Accelgor, Larvesta, Volcarona 90 100% 10 Bug Special
Dizzy Punch Spinda, Buneary, Lopunny 70 100% 10 Normal Physical
Encore Shuckle, Mr. Mime 100% 5 Normal Status
Seismic Toss Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Makuhita, Hariyama, Throh 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Volcarona 60 100% 5 Bug Special
Trick Kadabra, Alakazam, Mr. Mime 100% 10 Psychic 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.
* 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 IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Baton Pass Ledyba, Ledian, Surskit, Masquerain, Ninjask, Mr. Mime, Buneary, Lopunny —% 40 Normal Status Type Cute 0
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Ledyba, Ledian, Venomoth, Beautifly, Yanma, Yanmega, Dustox, Masquerain, Dustox, Volbeat, Kricketune 90 100% 10 Bug Special Type Cute 2
Encore Shuckle, Mr. Mime 100% 5 Normal Status Type Cute 1
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type Beauty 2
Trick Kadabra, Alakazam, Mr. Mime 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Smart 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 III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Baton Pass Mr. Mime, Ledyba, Ledian, Ninjask —% 40 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Growth Paras, Parasect, Cacnea, Cacturne —% 40 Normal Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
Silver Wind Paras, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain 60 100% 5 Bug Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
Trick Kadabra, Alakazam, Mr. Mime 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart 2 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.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Type Beautiful 4 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 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 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
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Trick B2W2 100% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Type Cool 3
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Tough 0
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 1
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Type Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Type Smart 0
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
String Shot HGSS 95% 40 Bug Status Type Smart 2
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Type Smart 2
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 2
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Beauty 2
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 III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 6 0 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Type Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Ice Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Metronome FRLGE —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Type Cool 2 1 ♥
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
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 313 front E 313 front RS 313 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 313 front DP 313 front DP 313 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Volbeat BW Volbeat BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Volbeat XY Volbeat XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

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. The similarity, however, is only coincidental, as the lead singer for the band named it after an album called Vol.Beat (short for volume and beat).
  • Volbeat and Illumise are both known as the Firefly Pokémon.
  • Volbeat and Watchog are the only non-Water type Pokémon with Illuminate as its ability.

Gallery

See also

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