Yveltal (イベルタル Iberutaru) is a Dark/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It is the mascot for Pokémon Y. It is Xerneas' counterpart and is a member of the Aura Trio alongside Xerneas and Zygarde.

Biology

Physiology

Yveltal possesses avian and draconian traits. It has large wings and a tail that are red colored internally and black colored externally. It has intense teal-colored eyes with white pupils. When Yveltal straightens its arms in flight, it forms the shape of a Y. Its talons are also Y-shaped. Yveltal is part Flying-type, and based on the concept of the y-axis.

Yveltal represents destruction, such as natural disasters, while its counterpart, Xerneas, represents new life.

Behavior

When Yveltal is about to reach the end of its lifespan, it steals the life force of everything living around it, then transforms into a cocoon to sleep.

Game data

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X and Y Team Flare HQ (Y only), Trading One
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Trade None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World; Ultra Moon only) One


Pokédex entries

  • X

    When this legendary Pokémon's wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures.

  • Y

    When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.

  • Omega Ruby

    When this legendary Pokémon's wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.


Stats

Yveltal's Stats
HP
126
Attack
131
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
131
Sp. Def
98
Speed
99
Total
680

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special
1 Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Normal Special
1 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
1 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
5 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
10 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special
18 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
26 Oblivion Wing 80 100% 10 Flying Special
35 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
51 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
55 Phantom Force 90 100% 10 Ghost Physical
59 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
63 Dragon Rush 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical
72 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
80 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
88 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
93 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying 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 VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special Tough 2 1 ♥
1 Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
1 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
5 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
10 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Cool 1 4 ♥
18 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
26 Oblivion Wing 80 100% 10 Flying Special Cool 1 0 ♥
35 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
51 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
55 Phantom Force 90 100% 10 Ghost Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
59 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
63 Dragon Rush 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
72 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
80 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
88 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
93 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic 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
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark 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
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 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 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Clever 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.

Breeding

Yveltal learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
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
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Sky Attack ORAS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical 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.

Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Main article: Yveltal (MS017)

Yveltal made its first anime appearance in MS017 along with Xerneas and Diancie. It made an actual anime appearance in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!

Manga

Trivia

  • Yveltal is opposing Xerneas due to Xerneas representing life and Yveltal representing destruction.
  • Yveltal's design looks similar to Lugia's but with the color scheme of Groudon.
  • Yveltal resembles Rathalos from the Monster hunter series.
  • Yveltal has its own signature move, Oblivion Wing.
  • Despite being a force of destruction Yveltal has been shown in the anime to not be inherently malicious: in "Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction" after it was calmed by Xerneas, it flew off with no further enmity to anyone.
    • It is likely that Yveltal, being a force of nature, is not outright evil but a morally-neutral force that causes devastation but is not ultimately doing so out of any wicked intent.
  • Its Shiny coloration resembles a decaying carcass, with the white parts resembling exposed, bleached bone with some fragments of decomposed flesh (in red) still attached.

Origin

Yveltal may be based on the eagle that guards Yggdrasil in Norse legend. It may also be based on a carrion bird such as a vulture, which represents death, or perhaps even a twisted inversion of a phoenix (with it symbolizing new life and rebirth while Yveltal represents oblivion and destruction). Its coloring and wing-design also make it similar to the devil's hand plant, a plant stated to "smell worse than death". It also resembles the letter Y and likely symbolizes the Y-axis, which represents height, as it can fly.

Etymology

Yveltal and Iberutaru may come from Y, "evil," "quetzal" (a type of bird), and "talon" (a bird's claws).

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