Mandibuzz

Mandibuzz is a Dark/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Bone Vulture Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 630
Type Dark Flying
Species Bone Vulture Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 39.5 kg (87.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Big Pecks
2. Overcoat
Weak Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 136 (Black/White)
112 (Black 2/White 2)
078 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
092 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
284 (Sword/Shield)
182 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 179
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 0% male, 100% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 110
330 424
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 105
193 339
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 80
148 284
Total 510 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 Mandibuzz.

Evolution chart

(Level 54)

Pokédex entries

Black It makes a nest out of bones it finds. It grabs weakened prey in its talons and hauls it to its nest of bones.
White Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Black 2
White 2
They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
X
Omega Ruby
They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Sun They adorn themselves beautifully with bones. This is supposedly an effort to attract males, but no male Mandibuzz have ever been found.
Moon It circles in the sky, keeping a keen eye out for Pokémon in a weakened state. Its choicest food is Cubone.
Ultra Sun It skillfully arranges the bones of its prey to construct its nest. Most of the bones are Cubone.
Ultra Moon It’s always searching for food for Vullaby. When it finds a weak Pokémon, Mandibuzz swoops it right off to its nest.
Sword Although it’s a bit of a ruffian, this Pokémon will take lost Vullaby under its wing and care for them till they’re ready to leave the nest.
Shield They adorn themselves with bones. There seem to be fashion trends among them, as different bones come into and fall out of popularity.

Moves learned by Mandibuzz

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bone RushGroundPhysical 25 90
1FlatterDarkStatus 100
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100
1Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
1ToxicPoisonStatus 90
18TailwindFlyingStatus
24Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
30Iron DefenseSteelStatus
36WhirlwindNormalStatus
42Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
48Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
57Nasty PlotDarkStatus
64DefogFlyingStatus
72AttractNormalStatus 100
80Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Mandibuzz learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bone RushGroundPhysical 25 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Mean LookNormalStatus
RoostFlyingStatus
ToxicPoisonStatus 90

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
33Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
36Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
37TauntDarkStatus 100
46Iron DefenseSteelStatus
58Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
66Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
68Nasty PlotDarkStatus
81Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bone RushGroundPhysical 25 90
1Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
1Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
1PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100
1WhirlwindNormalStatus
5Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
10PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100
14Nasty PlotDarkStatus
19FlatterDarkStatus 100
23Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
28PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
32DefogFlyingStatus
37TailwindFlyingStatus
41Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
46Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
50EmbargoDarkStatus 100
57WhirlwindNormalStatus
63Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
70Mirror MoveFlyingStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

Mandibuzz learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bone RushGroundPhysical 25 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Mean LookNormalStatus
RoostFlyingStatus
Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormalStatus
DefogFlyingStatus
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Mandibuzz 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
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Mandibuzz sprites

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

Where to find Mandibuzz

Black Route 11, Village Bridge
White Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2 Route 4
White 2 Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Vullaby
Sun Trade/migrate from another game
Moon Poni Plains
Ultra Sun Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Moon Poni Plains
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Location data not yet available
Shield Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Mandibuzz
Japanese バルジーナ (Vulgina)
German Grypheldis
French Vaututrice

Name origin

mandible
jaw bone
buzzard
a species of bird