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Yveltal (Japanese: イベルタル, HepburnIberutaru) (ee-VELL-tall[1]) 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
Sword and Shield Trade None
SWSH
The Crown Tundra
Dynamax Adventures 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[]

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 Cat.
1 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Type Flying HOME Flying Special
1 Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
1 Taunt 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
1 Roost —% 10 Type Flying HOME Flying Status
5 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
10 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Type Flying HOME Flying Special
18 Snarl 55 95% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special
26 Oblivion Wing 80 100% 10 Type Flying HOME Flying Special
35 Disable 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special
51 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
55 Phantom Force 90 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical
59 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special
63 Dragon Rush 100 75% 10 Type Dragon HOME Dragon Physical
72 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Special
80 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
88 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
93 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Type Flying HOME 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 Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Type Flying HOME Flying Special Tough 2 1 ♥
1 Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Taunt 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
1 Roost —% 10 Type Flying HOME Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
5 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
10 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Type Flying HOME Flying Special Cool 1 4 ♥
18 Snarl 55 95% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
26 Oblivion Wing 80 100% 10 Type Flying HOME Flying Special Cool 1 0 ♥
35 Disable 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
51 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
55 Phantom Force 90 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
59 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
63 Dragon Rush 100 75% 10 Type Dragon HOME Dragon Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
72 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
80 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
88 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
93 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Type Flying HOME 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, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Type Dragon HOME Dragon Physical
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Type Fire HOME Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Type Water HOME Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Type Flying HOME Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Type Flying HOME Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Type Steel HOME Steel Physical
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Type Flying HOME Flying Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Type Flying HOME Flying Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Type Flying HOME Flying Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Type Rock HOME Rock Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Type Bug HOME Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Type Normal HOME 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, TRs, and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Type Dragon HOME Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Type Fire HOME Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Type Water HOME Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Type Flying HOME Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Type Flying HOME Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Type Steel HOME Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Type Flying HOME Flying Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Type Flying HOME Flying Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Type Rock HOME Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Type Bug HOME Bug Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Type Flying HOME 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 Cat.
Block USUM —% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
Defog USUM —% 15 Type Flying HOME Flying Status
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Type Fire HOME Fire Special
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Type Flying HOME Flying Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Type Flying HOME Flying Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Type Psychic HOME 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 Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Block ORAS —% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Type Fire HOME Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Sky Attack ORAS 140 90% 5 Type Flying HOME Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Type Flying HOME Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Type Psychic HOME 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[]

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 a counterpart Xerneas due to Xerneas representing life and Yveltal representing destruction.
  • Yveltal resembles the letter Y while its name starts with Y and is the mascot of Pokémon Y.
  • Yveltal's design looks similar to Lugia's but with the color scheme of Groudon.
  • Yveltal resembles Rathalos from the Monster Hunter series.
  • Yveltal's cry resembles the cry of Archeops.
  • 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.

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". Yveltal also moves through the air, possibly referencing the Y-axis on a graph, being vertical, as opposed to Xerneas who moves on the ground, representing the X-axis, being horizontal.

Its Shiny coloration resembles raw meat or a decaying carcass, with the white parts resembling exposed, bleached bone with some fragments of decomposed flesh (in red) still attached, which ties into its theme of death.

Etymology[]

Yveltal and its Japanese name, Iberutaru, may come from Y (representing the Y-axis), "evil", "quetzal" (a type of bird), and "talon" (a bird's claws).

Gallery[]

  1. ^ Silvestri, Cris (2015). Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook [Book]. p. 426. Scholastic. ISBN 978-0-545-79566-1.
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