Drifloon

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

Pokédex data

National № 425
Type Ghost Flying
Species Balloon Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Aftermath
2. Unburden
Flare Boost (hidden ability)
Local № 065 (Diamond/Pearl)
065 (Platinum)
208 (Black 2/White 2)
001 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
064 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
076 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
124 (Sword/Shield)
065 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
037 (Legends: Arceus)
143 (Scarlet/Violet)
135 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 125 (16.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 70
Growth Rate Fluctuating

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 34
65 183
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 44
83 205
Speed 70
130 262
Total 348 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 Drifloon.

Evolution chart

(Level 28)

Drifloon changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Pearl It tugs on the hands of children to steal them away. However, it gets pulled around instead.
Platinum Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a “Signpost for Wandering Spirits.”
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It is whispered that any child who mistakes DRIFLOON for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.
Black
White
Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a “Signpost for Wandering Spirits.”
Black 2
White 2
These Pokémon are called the “Signpost for Wandering Spirits.” Children holding them sometimes vanish.
X
Omega Ruby
A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
These Pokémon are called the “Signpost for Wandering Spirits.” Children holding them sometimes vanish.
Sun Stories go that it grabs the hands of small children and drags them away to the afterlife. It dislikes heavy children.
Moon If for some reason its body bursts, its soul spills out with a screaming sound.
Ultra Sun Its round body is stuffed with souls and expands each time it leads someone away.
Ultra Moon Wandering souls gathered together to form this Pokémon. When trying to make friends with children, Drifloon grabs them by the hand.
Sword Perhaps seeking company, it approaches children. However, it often quickly runs away again when the children play too roughly with it.
Shield The gathering of many souls gave rise to this Pokémon. During humid seasons, they seem to appear in abundance.
Brilliant Diamond It is a Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Shining Pearl It tugs on the hands of children to spirit them away. However, it gets pulled around instead.
Legends: Arceus Said to lure away young children and carry them off to the afterlife. Some whisper that Drifloon are formed of reincarnated human souls, but these rumors are as yet unconfirmed.
Scarlet It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.
Violet Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a “signpost for wandering spirits.”

Moves learned by Drifloon

Moves learnt by level up

Drifloon learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1MinimizeNormalStatus
4GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
8Focus EnergyNormalStatus
12PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
16HexGhostSpecial 65 100
20Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
24Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
24StockpileNormalStatus
24SwallowNormalStatus
29Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
32Destiny BondGhostStatus
36Baton PassNormalStatus
40TailwindFlyingStatus
44ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100

Egg moves

Drifloon learns the following moves via breeding or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Drifloon gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
DefogFlyingStatus
DisableNormalStatus 100
HazeIceStatus
HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
MementoDarkStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Drifloon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

Drifloon 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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Calm MindPsychicStatus
Charge BeamElectricSpecial 50 90
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Mystical FireFireSpecial 75 100
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
RestPsychicStatus
Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100

Drifloon sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Drifloon  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Drifloon  sprite from Black & White Drifloon  sprite from X & Y Drifloon  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Drifloon  sprite from Sword & Shield Drifloon  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
Shiny Drifloon Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Drifloon Shiny sprite from Black & White Drifloon Shiny sprite from X & Y Drifloon Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Drifloon

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Valley Windworks
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Breed Drifblim
X
Y
Route 8
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Hau'oli Cemetery
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1, Hau'oli Cemetery
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 5, South Lake Miloch, North Lake Miloch, Watchtower Ruins, Challenge Beach, Fields of Honor, Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea, Insular Sea, Loop Lagoon, Stepping-Stone Sea, Workout Sea
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Aspiration Hill, Horseshoe Plains, Floaro Gardens, Ramanas Island
Scarlet North Province (Area One), East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Two), East Province (Area Three), South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area One), West Province (Area Two), West Province (Area Three), Glaseado Mountain, The Pokémon League
Violet Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Drifloon
Japanese フワンテ (Fuwante)
German Driftlon
French Baudrive

Name origin

drift
to float through the air
balloon
object that contains helium and floats