Essentials

Volbeat

Volbeat

Bug

Abilities

Illuminate

Doubles the wild encounter rate.

Swarm

Strengthens Bug moves to inflict 1.5× damage at 1/3 max HP or less.

Hidden Ability

Prankster

Raises non-damaging moves' priority by one stage.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 2
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ½
  • Ground ½
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 3
National
313
Hoenn
86 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
Central Kalos
133 X, Y

Names

Italian
Volbeat
Korean
볼비트
German
Volbeat
French
Muciole
Spanish
Volbeat
Chinese
電螢蟲
Japanese
バルビート (barubiito)
Official roomaji
Barubeat

Breeding

Gender
always male Search:
Egg groups
  • Bug
  • Human-Like
Search:
Hatch counter
15 Search:
Steps to hatch
4080 / 2295

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
140 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Speed
Capture rate
150 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
slow then very fast Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Volbeat

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
65
48.7 303 334
Attack
73
48.2 214 245
Defense
55
30.7 178 209
Special Attack
47
24.8 162 193
Special Defense
75
59.6 218 249
Speed
85
71.2 238 269
Total
400
39.1

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯☆
Power
★✯✯
Skill
★✯
Stamina
★✯☆
Jump
★★★★✯
Total
8/15/17

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

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

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Volbeat Volbeat Volbeat Volbeat

Miscellany

Species
Firefly Search:
Color
Gray Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
forest Search:
Footprint
Volbeat
Shape
Sciurine Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Volbeat
7

2'3.6"
0.7 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Volbeat
177

39.0 lb
17.7 kg

Locations

Ruby Ruby
Sapphire Sapphire
Emerald Emerald
Diamond Diamond
Pearl Pearl
Platinum Platinum

Pal Park

Area
Mountain
Score
70
Rate
20

Moves

Bug moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Volbeat's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

Tackle Normal physical 35 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

5 Confuse Ray Ghost status 10 100%

Confuses the target.

9 5 5 5 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

9 9 9 Confuse Ray Ghost status 10 100%

Confuses the target.

13 13 13 13 Moonlight Fairy status 5

Heals the user by half its max HP. Affected by weather.

17 17 17 17 Quick Attack Normal physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

21 21 21 21 Tail Glow Bug status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack by three stages.

25 25 25 25 Signal Beam Bug special 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

29 29 29 29 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

33 33 33 33 Helping Hand Normal status 20 5

Ally's next move inflicts half more damage.

37 37 37 Zen Headbutt Psychic physical 15 80 90%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

41 41 41 Bug Buzz Bug special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

37 45 45 45 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • Baton Pass Normal status 40

Allows the trainer to switch out the user and pass effects along to its replacement.

• • • Bug Buzz Bug special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

• • Dizzy Punch Normal physical 10 70 100%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

• • • Encore Normal status 5 100%

Forces the target to repeat its last used move every turn for 2 to 6 turns.

• • Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

• • • • Silver Wind Bug special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

• • • • Trick Psychic status 10 100%

User and target swap items.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Air Cutter Flying special 25 60 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dynamic Punch Fighting physical 5 100 50%

Has a 100% chance to confuse the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Helping Hand Normal status 20 5

Ally's next move inflicts half more damage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ice Punch Ice physical 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mega Kick Normal physical 5 120 75%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mega Punch Normal physical 20 80 85%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Metronome Normal status 10

Randomly selects and uses any move in the game.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ominous Wind Ghost special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Psych Up Normal status 10

Discards the user's stat changes and copies the target's.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Signal Beam Bug special 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 String Shot Bug status 40 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Tailwind Flying status 15

For three turns, friendly Pokémon have doubled Speed.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Thunder Punch Electric physical 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Thunder Wave Electric status 20 100%

Paralyzes the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Trick Psychic status 10 100%

User and target swap items.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Zen Headbutt Psychic physical 15 80 90%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
01 01 Focus Punch Fighting physical 20 150 100% -3

If the user takes damage before attacking, the attack is canceled.

03 03 Water Pulse Water special 20 60 100%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

16 16 16 16 Light Screen Psychic status 30

Reduces damage from special attacks by 50% for five turns.

17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

19 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

19 19 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

22 22 22 22 Solar Beam Grass special 10 120 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

24 24 24 24 Thunderbolt Electric special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

25 25 25 25 Thunder Electric special 10 110 70%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

30 30 30 30 Shadow Ball Ghost special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

31 31 31 31 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

34 34 Shock Wave Electric special 20 60

Never misses.

40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

51 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

56 56 56 Fling Dark physical 10 * 100%

Throws held item at the target; power depends on the item.

57 57 57 Charge Beam Electric special 10 50 90%

Has a 70% chance to raise the user's Special Attack by one stage.

62 62 Acrobatics Flying physical 15 55 100%

Has double power if the user has no held item.

58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

62 Silver Wind Bug special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

H5 70 70 70 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

73 73 73 Thunder Wave Electric status 20 100%

Paralyzes the target.

76 76 Struggle Bug Bug special 20 50 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

77 77 77 Psych Up Normal status 10

Discards the user's stat changes and copies the target's.

78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

89 89 89 U-turn Bug physical 20 70 100%

User must switch out after attacking.

90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

98 Power-Up Punch Fighting physical 20 40 100%

Has a 100% chance to raise the user's Attack by one stage.

99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy special 10 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

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