Drifblim

Drifblim is a Ghost/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Blimp Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 426
Type Ghost Flying
Species Blimp Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 15.0 kg (33.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Aftermath
2. Unburden
Flare Boost (hidden ability)
Local № 066 (Diamond/Pearl)
066 (Platinum)
209 (Black 2/White 2)
002 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
065 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
077 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
125 (Sword/Shield)
066 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
038 (Legends: Arceus)
136 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 174
Growth Rate Fluctuating

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 30 (7,454–7,710 steps)

Base stats

HP 150
410 504
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 44
83 205
Sp. Atk 90
166 306
Sp. Def 54
101 227
Speed 80
148 284
Total 498 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Drifblim.

Evolution chart

(Level 28)

Drifblim changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond It’s drowzy in daytime, but flies off in the evening in big groups. No one knows where they go.
Pearl It carries people and Pokémon when it flies. But since it only drifts, it can end up anywhere.
Platinum At dusk, swarms of them are carried aloft on winds. When noticed, they suddenly vanish.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It can generate and release gas within its body. That’s how it can control the altitude of its drift.
Black
White
At dusk, swarms of them are carried aloft on winds. When noticed, they suddenly vanish.
Black 2
White 2
They carry people and Pokémon, but the wind can catch them, so there can’t be a fixed destination.
X
Omega Ruby
It carries people and Pokémon when it flies. But since it only drifts, it can end up anywhere.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It’s drowsy in daytime, but flies off in the evening in big groups. No one knows where they go.
Sun There was once an incident in which a man took a trip riding a Drifblim, only to go missing.
Moon Even while under careful observation, large flocks of Drifblim flying at dusk will inexplicably disappear from view.
Ultra Sun There’s a rumor that if you catch a Drifblim floating on the wind at dusk, you’ll be carried away to the afterlife.
Ultra Moon The raw material for the gas inside its body is souls. When its body starts to deflate, it’s thought to carry away people and Pokémon.
Sword Some say this Pokémon is a collection of souls burdened with regrets, silently drifting through the dusk.
Shield It grabs people and Pokémon and carries them off somewhere. Where do they go? Nobody knows.
Brilliant Diamond They’re drowsy in daytime but fly off in the evening in big groups. No one knows where they go.
Shining Pearl It carries people and Pokémon when it flies. But since it only drifts, it can end up anywhere.
Legends: Arceus It drifts along at dusk, perfectly silent. Its transient, melancholy aspect touches some people deeply—every so often, one will come upon a song or poem devoted to Drifblim.

Moves learned by Drifblim

Moves learnt by level up

Drifblim learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1MinimizeNormalStatus
1Phantom ForceGhostPhysical 90 100
1Strength SapGrassStatus 100
12PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
16HexGhostSpecial 65 100
20Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
24Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
24StockpileNormalStatus
24SwallowNormalStatus
31Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
36Destiny BondGhostStatus
42Baton PassNormalStatus
48TailwindFlyingStatus
54ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Drifblim learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Phantom ForceGhostPhysical 90 100

Egg moves

Drifblim learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Drifblim gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
Destiny BondGhostStatus
DisableNormalStatus 100
HazeIceStatus
HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
MementoDarkStatus 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
Weather BallNormalSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Drifblim is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Drifblim learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
5HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
9AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
15Calm MindPsychicStatus
21HexGhostSpecial 65 100
25Mystical FireFireSpecial 75 100
29ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
37Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
47Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100

Move Tutor moves

Drifblim can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Drifblim sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Drifblim  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Drifblim  sprite from Black & White Drifblim  sprite from X & Y Drifblim  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Drifblim  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Drifblim Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Drifblim Shiny sprite from Black & White Drifblim Shiny sprite from X & Y Drifblim Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Drifblim

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Drifloon
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Route 13, 14, Giant Chasm
Black 2
White 2
Route 13, 14, Reversal Mountain
X
Y
Evolve Drifloon
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Drifloon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Axew's Eye
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Sandgem Flats, Bathers' Lagoon, Deadwood Haunt, Ginkgo Landing, Ramanas Island, Tranquility Cove

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Drifblim
Japanese フワライド (Fuwaride)
German Drifzepeli
French Grodrive

Name origin

drift
to float through the air
blimp
a floating air ship