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 2′04″ (0.7 m)
Weight 39.0 lbs (17.7 kg)
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 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 151
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug, Human-Like
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 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.
1FlashNormal 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
5Double TeamNormal
8Confuse RayGhost 100
12Quick AttackNormal 40 100
15Struggle BugBug 50 100
19MoonlightFairy
22Tail GlowBug
26Signal BeamBug 75 100
29ProtectNormal
33Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
36Helping HandNormal
40Bug BuzzBug 90 100
43Play RoughFairy 90 90
47Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
50InfestationBug 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 PassNormal
Bug BuzzBug 90 100
Dizzy PunchNormal 70 100
EncoreNormal 100
LungeBug 80 100
Seismic TossFighting 100
Silver WindBug 60 100
TrickPsychic 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 BiteBug 60 100
DefogFlying
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Helping HandNormal
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Shock WaveElectric 60
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TrickPsychic 100
Water PulseWater 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 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.
1FlashNormal 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
5Double TeamNormal
8Confuse RayGhost 100
12Quick AttackNormal 40 100
15Struggle BugBug 50 100
19MoonlightFairy
22Tail GlowBug
26Signal BeamBug 75 100
29ProtectNormal
33Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
36Helping HandNormal
40Bug BuzzBug 90 100
43Play RoughFairy 90 90
47Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
50InfestationBug 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 PassNormal
Bug BuzzBug 90 100
Dizzy PunchNormal 70 100
EncoreNormal 100
Seismic TossFighting 100
Silver WindBug 60 100
TrickPsychic 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Volbeat sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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

Other languages

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

Name origin

volt
unit of electricity
beat
rhythym