Helioptile

Helioptile is an Electric/Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Generator Pokémon.

It charges itself by bathing in the light of the sun, providing it with enough energy that it doesn't need to eat.

Pokédex data

National № 694
Type Electric Normal
Species Generator Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 6.0 kg (13.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Dry Skin
2. Sand Veil
Solar Power (hidden ability)
Local № 046 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
318 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 58
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 44
198 292
Attack 38
72 192
Defense 33
63 181
Sp. Atk 61
114 243
Sp. Def 43
81 203
Speed 70
130 262
Total 289 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.

Evolution chart

(use Sun Stone)

Helioptile changes

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
They make their home in deserts. They can generate their energy from basking in the sun, so eating food is not a requirement.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
The frills on either side of its head have cells that generate electricity when exposed to sunlight.
Sword When spread, the frills on its head act like solar panels, generating the power behind this Pokémon’s electric moves.
Shield The sun powers this Pokémon’s electricity generation. Interruption of that process stresses Helioptile to the point of weakness.

Moves learned by Helioptile

Moves learnt by level up

Helioptile learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
4PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
8Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
12Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
16ChargeElectricStatus
20BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
24Volt SwitchElectricSpecial 70 100
28Parabolic ChargeElectricSpecial 65 100
32Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
36ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
40ElectrifyElectricStatus
44ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70

Egg moves

Helioptile learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Helioptile egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
Dragon TailDragonPhysical 60 90
GlareNormalStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Helioptile can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Rising VoltageElectricSpecial 70 100
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

Helioptile is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Helioptile is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
6Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
11ChargeElectricStatus
13Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
17Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
22Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100
25Parabolic ChargeElectricSpecial 65 100
31Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
35BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
40Volt SwitchElectricSpecial 70 100
45ElectrifyElectricStatus
49ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
CamouflageNormalStatus
Electric TerrainElectricStatus
GlareNormalStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Helioptile 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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Helioptile sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Helioptile  sprite from X & Y Helioptile  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Helioptile Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Helioptile

X
Y
Route 9
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Heliolisk
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 6, Giant's Mirror

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Helioptile
Japanese エリキテル (Erikiteru)
German Eguana
French Galvaran

Name origin

helios
Greek for ‘sun’
reptile
cold-blooded creatures such as lizards and snakes