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Voltorb (ビリリダマ Biriridama) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Voltorb is a Pokémon that looks like a large Poké Ball. Spherical in shape, Voltorb's top half is colored red while its bottom half is white. Voltorb does not have much else in features besides its eyes, which usually indicate that it is angry.

Natural abilities

Voltorb can have the special ability Soundproof or the special ability Static. Soundproof makes Voltorb immune to "sound moves" while Static causes the opponent to have a 30% chance to be paralyzed if Voltorb is hit by a physical attack. This Pokémon looks just like a Poké Ball. It is also dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.

Evolution

Voltorb evolves into Electrode at level 30.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Route 10, Power Plant Common
Yellow Power Plant Uncommon
Gold and Silver Route 10, Mahogany Town, Trade Krabby at Olivine City Common
Crystal Route 10, Mahogany Town, Trade Krabby at Olivine City Common
Ruby and Sapphire New Mauville Common
FireRed and LeafGreen Route 10, Power Plant Common
Emerald New Mauville Common
Diamond and Pearl Route 218 Swarm
Platinum Route 218 Swarm
HeartGold and SoulSilver Route 10, Mahogany Town, Trade Krabby at Olivine City Common
Black and White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X and Y Breed Electrode None

Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Plains (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 3, Secret Storage 14, Endless Level 7, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Thunderwave Cave (3F-5F), Wish Cave (8F-10F)
Pokémon Ranger Dusk Factory
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Pueltown, Cargo Ship


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.

  • Yellow

    It is said to camouflage itself as a Poké Ball. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.

  • Gold

    It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.

  • Silver

    It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.

  • Crystal

    During the study of this Pokémon, it was discovered that its components are not found in nature.

  • Ruby

    Voltorb was first sighted at a company that manufactures Poké Balls. The link between that sighting and the fact that this Pokémon looks very similar to a Poké Ball remains a mystery.

  • Sapphire

    Voltorb is extremely sensitive - it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a Poké Ball was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.

  • FireRed

    A life-form whose identity is unknown. It is said to screech or suddenly selfdestruct.

  • LeafGreen

    Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.

  • Emerald

    It bears an uncanny and unexplained resemblance to a Poké Ball. Because it explodes at the slightest shock, even veteran trainers treat it with caution.

  • Diamond

    It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.

  • Pearl

    It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.

  • Platinum

    It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.

  • HeartGold

    It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.

  • SoulSilver

    It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.

  • Black

    It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.

  • White

    It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.

  • Black 2

    It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.

  • White 2

    It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.

  • X

    It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.

  • Y

    Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.

  • Omega Ruby

    Voltorb was first sighted at a company that manufactures Poké Balls. The link between that sighting and the fact that this Pokémon looks very similar to a Poké Ball remains a mystery.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Voltorb is extremely sensitive-it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a Poké Ball was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    It is said to camouflage itself as a Poké Ball. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    It is said to camouflage itself as a Poké Ball. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.


Stats

Voltorb's Stats
HP
40
Attack
30
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
55
Sp. Def
55
Speed
100
Total
330

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Sonic Boom 90% 20 Normal Special
6 Eerie Impulse 100% 15 Electric Status
9 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
11 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
13 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
16 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
20 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
22 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special
26 Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
29 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
34 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status
37 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
41 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
46 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
48 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic 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
Charge —% 20 Electric Status Clever 1 0 ♥
5XY
1ORAS
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
8XY
4ORAS
Sonic Boom 90% 20 Normal Special Cool 3 0 ♥
10XY
6ORAS
Eerie Impulse 100% 15 Electric Status Clever 1 3 ♥
12XY
9ORAS
Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
15XY
11ORAS
Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
19XY
13ORAS
Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
22XY
16ORAS
Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
36XY
20ORAS
Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2 0 ♥
29XY
22ORAS
Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special Cool 3 0 ♥
33XY
26ORAS
Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
26XY
29ORAS
Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
40XY
34ORAS
Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
N/AXY
37ORAS
Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
47XY
41ORAS
Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
43XY
46ORAS
Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
50XY
48ORAS
Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic Special Beautiful 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.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
5 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
8 Sonic Boom 90% 20 Normal Special
12 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
15 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
19 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
22 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
26 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
29 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special
33 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
36 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
40 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status
43 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
47 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
50 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic 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 IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Charge —% 20 Electric Status Smart 0
5 Tackle 30 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
8 Sonic Boom 90% 20 Normal Special Cool 3
12 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Cool 3
15 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
19 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 2
22 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
26 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beauty 2
29 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 0
33 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
36 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status Cute 2
40 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Beauty 2
43 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 0
47 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic Special 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.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Charge —% 20 Electric Smart 2 0 ♥
1 Tackle 30 95% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
8 Screech 85% 40 Normal Smart 1 3 ♥
15 Sonic Boom 90% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
21 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Cool 1 4 ♥
27 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Beauty 8 0 ♥
32 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
37 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Beauty 1 0 ♥
42 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
46 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Beauty 8 0 ♥
49 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic Beauty 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.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 30 95% 35 Normal
9 Screech 85% 40 Normal
17 Sonic Boom 90% 20 Normal
23 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal
29 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
33 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic
37 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
39 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal
41 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic
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 I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 Screech 85% 40 Normal
17 Sonic Boom 90% 20 Normal
22 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Normal
29 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic
36 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
43 Explosion 170 100% 5 Normal
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
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
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
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel 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 Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status 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
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
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
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status 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
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal 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.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
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 I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM30 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM36 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
TM47 Explosion 170 100% 5 Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
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

Voltorb learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
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
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special 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
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 10 Dark Physical
Magic Coat B2W2 —% 15 Psychic Status
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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Magic Coat HGSS —% 15 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Magnet Rise HGSSPt —% 10 Electric Status Cute 2
Rollout HGSSPt 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Sucker Punch HGSSPt 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 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
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Explosion FRLGE 250 100% 5 Normal Beauty 8 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
Selfdestruct XD 200 100% 5 Normal Beauty 8 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric 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.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
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

Appearances

Anime

Main

Supporting

Minor

Trivia

  • In Generation I, Voltorb was a counterpart to Magnemite. Both were pure Electric-type Pokémon that spawned in similar locations. They both evolved at Level 30 and were based off of inanimate objects. Both also debuted in Red & Blue and were also both genderless. Ever since the introduction of the Steel-type and Magnezone, the main similarities were broken.
  • Voltorb has the lowest Attack stat of all Electric-type Pokemon.

Origin

Voltorb is based off of a Poké Ball. In a meta sense, it may be based off of the "mimic enemy" archetype common in video games, where an enemy disguises itself as a useful item to lure players into combat. Its round shape and tendency to self destruct may make it based on a bomb. It may also be based on the Tsukumogami species of yokai, inanimate objects that gain a spirit/sentience upon their 100th year of existence (which may also be referenced by how Voltorb is #100 in the National Pokédex).

Etymology

Voltorb is a portmanteau of "volt" (the unit of electrical potential) and "orb" (a sphere).

Biriridama is a portmanteau of ビリビリ (biribiri, onomatopoeia for electrical shocks) and 玉 (tama, ball).

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See also

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