Volbeat

Volbeat is a Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Firefly Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 313
Type Bug
Species Firefly Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 17.7 kg (39.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Illuminate
2. Swarm
Prankster (hidden ability)
Local № 086 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
133 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
089 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 150 (19.6% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 151
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug, Human-Like
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 73
135 269
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 47
89 212
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 85
157 295
Total 430 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 Volbeat.

Evolution chart

Volbeat changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby With the arrival of night, VOLBEAT emits light from its tail. It communicates with others by adjusting the intensity and flashing of its light. This POKéMON is attracted by the sweet aroma of ILLUMISE.
Sapphire VOLBEAT’s tail glows like a lightbulb. With other VOLBEAT, it uses its tail to draw geometric shapes in the night sky. This POKéMON loves the sweet aroma given off by ILLUMISE.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It lives around clean ponds. At night, its rear lights up. It converses with others by flashing its light.
Emerald With their taillights lit, VOLBEAT fly in a swarm, drawing geometric designs in the night sky. They move their nests if their pond water becomes dirty.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves ILLUMISE’s sweet aroma.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It emits light from its tail to communicate. It loves the sweet aroma given off by ILLUMISE.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise’s sweet aroma.
X It communicates with others by lighting up its rear at night. It loves Illumise’s sweet aroma.
Y It lives around clean ponds. At night, its rear lights up. It converses with others by flashing its light.
Omega Ruby With the arrival of night, Volbeat emits light from its tail. It communicates with others by adjusting the intensity and flashing of its light. This Pokémon is attracted by the sweet aroma of Illumise.
Alpha Sapphire Volbeat’s tail glows like a lightbulb. With other Volbeat, it uses its tail to draw geometric shapes in the night sky. This Pokémon loves the sweet aroma given off by Illumise.

Moves learned by Volbeat

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1FlashNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Double TeamNormalStatus
8Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
12Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
19MoonlightFairyStatus
22Tail GlowBugStatus
26Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
29ProtectNormalStatus
33Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
36Helping HandNormalStatus
40Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
43Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
47Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
50InfestationBugSpecial 20 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormalStatus
Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
Dizzy PunchNormalPhysical 70 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
LungeBugPhysical 80 100
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100
TrickPsychicStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
DefogFlyingStatus
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TrickPsychicStatus 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Volbeat 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
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1FlashNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Double TeamNormalStatus
8Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
12Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
19MoonlightFairyStatus
22Tail GlowBugStatus
26Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
29ProtectNormalStatus
33Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
36Helping HandNormalStatus
40Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
43Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
47Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
50InfestationBugSpecial 20 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormalStatus
Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
Dizzy PunchNormalPhysical 70 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100
TrickPsychicStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Volbeat 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
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Volbeat sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Volbeat  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Volbeat  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Volbeat  sprite from Black & White Volbeat  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Volbeat Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Volbeat Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Volbeat Shiny sprite from Black & White Volbeat Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Volbeat

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 117
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 117
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 229
HeartGold
SoulSilver
National Park
Black Route 3
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 7
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 117
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
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Volbeat
Japanese バルビート (Barubeat)
German Volbeat
French Muciole

Name origin

volt
unit of electricity
beat
rhythym