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 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Abilities Aftermath
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)

Training

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

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 30 (base 7,680 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.

Moves learned by Drifloon

Moves learnt by level up

Drifloon learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1MinimizeNormal
4AstonishGhost 30 100
8GustFlying 40 100
13Focus EnergyNormal
16PaybackDark 50 100
20Ominous WindGhost 60 100
25StockpileNormal
27HexGhost 65 100
32Spit UpNormal 100
32SwallowNormal
36Shadow BallGhost 80 100
40AmnesiaPsychic
44Baton PassNormal
50ExplosionNormal 250 100

Egg moves

Drifloon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Drifloon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
Clear SmogPoison 50
DefogFlying
Destiny BondGhost
DisableNormal 100
HazeIce
HypnosisPsychic 60
MementoDark 100
TailwindFlying
Weather BallNormal 50 100

Move Tutor moves

Drifloon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
BindNormal 15 85
DefogFlying
Icy WindIce 55 95
Knock OffDark 65 100
Magic CoatPsychic
Pain SplitNormal
RecycleNormal
Shock WaveElectric 60
Skill SwapPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
TailwindFlying
TelekinesisPsychic
TrickPsychic 100

Moves learnt by TM

Drifloon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
63EmbargoDark 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
74Gyro BallSteel 100
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Drifloon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBug 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Drifloon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1MinimizeNormal
4AstonishGhost 30 100
8GustFlying 40 100
13Focus EnergyNormal
16PaybackDark 50 100
20Ominous WindGhost 60 100
25StockpileNormal
27HexGhost 65 100
32Spit UpNormal 100
32SwallowNormal
36Shadow BallGhost 80 100
40AmnesiaPsychic
44Baton PassNormal
50ExplosionNormal 250 100

Egg moves

Drifloon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Drifloon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
Clear SmogPoison 50
DefogFlying
Destiny BondGhost
DisableNormal 100
HazeIce
HypnosisPsychic 60
MementoDark 100
TailwindFlying
Weather BallNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Drifloon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
63EmbargoDark 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
74Gyro BallSteel 100
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Drifloon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBug 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Drifloon sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Drifloon  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Drifloon  sprite from Black & White Drifloon  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Drifloon Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Drifloon Shiny sprite from Black & White Drifloon Shiny sprite from X & Y

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

Answers to Drifloon questions

Other languages

English 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