Joltik

Joltik is a Bug/Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Attaching Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 595
Type Bug Electric
Species Attaching Pokémon
Height 0.1 m (0′04″)
Weight 0.6 kg (1.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Compound Eyes
2. Unnerve
Swarm (hidden ability)
Local № 101 (Black/White)
173 (Black 2/White 2)
064 (Sword/Shield)
093 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 47
89 212
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 57
107 234
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 65
121 251
Total 319 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 Joltik.

Evolution chart

(Level 36)

Joltik changes

Pokédex entries

Black Joltik that live in cities have learned a technique for sucking electricity from the outlets in houses.
White They attach themselves to large-bodied Pokémon and absorb static electricity, which they store in an electric pouch.
Black 2
White 2
Since it can’t generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.
X
Omega Ruby
Since it can’t generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
They attach themselves to large-bodied Pokémon and absorb static electricity, which they store in an electric pouch.
Sword Joltik can be found clinging to other Pokémon. It’s soaking up static electricity because it can’t produce a charge on its own.
Shield Joltik latch on to other Pokémon and suck out static electricity. They’re often found sticking to Yamper’s hindquarters.

Moves learned by Joltik

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
4ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
8Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
12String ShotBugStatus 95
16Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
20Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
24AgilityPsychicStatus
28Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
32SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
37DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
40ScreechNormalStatus 85
44Gastro AcidPoisonStatus 100
48Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Double TeamNormalStatus
InfestationBugSpecial 20 100
LungeBugPhysical 80 100
Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Rising VoltageElectricSpecial 70 100
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1Spider WebBugStatus
1String ShotBugStatus 95
4Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
7ScreechNormalStatus 85
12Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
15ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
18Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
23Gastro AcidPoisonStatus 100
26SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
29Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
34Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
37AgilityPsychicStatus
40Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
45DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
48Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CamouflageNormalStatus
Cross PoisonPoisonPhysical 70 100
DisableNormalStatus 100
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
LungeBugPhysical 80 100
Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
Gastro AcidPoisonStatus 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Joltik 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
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Joltik sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Joltik  sprite from Black & White Joltik  sprite from X & Y Joltik  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Joltik Shiny sprite from Black & White Joltik Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Joltik

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Chargestone Cave
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 116
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 4, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, East Lake Axewell, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, North Lake Miloch

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Joltik
Japanese バチュル (Bachuru)
German Wattzapf
French Statitik

Name origin

jolt
a sudden movement or burst of electricity
tick
a mite-like parasite