Voltorb

Voltorb is an Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Ball Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 100
Type Electric
Species Ball Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 10.4 kg (22.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Soundproof
2. Static
Aftermath (hidden ability)
Local № 100 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
120 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
084 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
100 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
121 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
072 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
087 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
100 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
192 (Legends: Arceus)
207 (Scarlet/Violet)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 66
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 30
58 174
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 100
184 328
Total 330 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 Voltorb.

Pokédex data

National № 100
Type Electric Grass
Species Sphere Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 13.0 kg (28.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Soundproof
2. Static
Aftermath (hidden ability)
Local № 100 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
120 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
084 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
100 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
121 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
072 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
087 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
100 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
192 (Legends: Arceus)
207 (Scarlet/Violet)

Training

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

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 30
58 174
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 100
184 328
Total 330 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 Voltorb.

Evolution chart

(Level 30)
#100
Voltorb
Hisuian Voltorb
Electric · Grass
(use Leaf Stone)
#101
Electrode
Hisuian Electrode
Electric · Grass

Voltorb changes

Pokédex entries

Voltorb

Red
Blue
Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a POKé BALL, they have zapped many people.
Yellow It is said to camouflage itself as a POKé BALL. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.
Gold It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
Silver It was discovered when POKé BALLS were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Crystal During the study of this POKéMON, it was discovered that its components are not found in nature.
Ruby VOLTORB was first sighted at a company that manufactures POKé BALLS. The link between that sighting and the fact that this POKéMON looks very similar to a POKé BALL remains a mystery.
Sapphire VOLTORB is extremely sensitive - it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a POKé BALL was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.
FireRed A life-form whose identity is unknown. It is said to SCREECH or suddenly SELFDESTRUCT.
LeafGreen Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a POKé BALL, it has zapped many people.
Emerald It bears an uncanny and unexplained resemblance to a POKé BALL. Because it explodes at the slightest shock, even veteran TRAINERS treat it with caution.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
HeartGold It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
SoulSilver It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Black
White
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
Black 2
White 2
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on contact.
X It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Y Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.
Omega Ruby Voltorb was first sighted at a company that manufactures Poké Balls. The link between that sighting and the fact that this Pokémon looks very similar to a Poké Ball remains a mystery.
Alpha Sapphire Voltorb is extremely sensitive—it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a Poké Ball was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
It is said to camouflage itself as a Poké Ball. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
Scarlet It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
Violet It’s usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.

Hisuian Voltorb

Legends: Arceus An enigmatic Pokémon that happens to bear a resemblance to a Poké Ball. When excited, it discharges the electric current it has stored in its belly, then lets out a great, uproarious laugh.

Moves learned by Voltorb

Moves learnt by level up

Voltorb learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ChargeElectricStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
6Eerie ImpulseElectricStatus 100
9SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
11RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
13ScreechNormalStatus 85
16Charge BeamElectricSpecial 50 90
20SwiftNormalSpecial 60
22Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
26Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
29Light ScreenPsychicStatus
34Magnet RiseElectricStatus
37DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
41ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
46Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
50Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ChargeElectricStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
6Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
9Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
11RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
13ScreechNormalStatus 85
16Charge BeamElectricSpecial 50 90
20SwiftNormalSpecial 60
22Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
26Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
29Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
34DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
34Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
41ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
46Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
50Grassy TerrainGrassStatus

Egg moves

Voltorb learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Voltorb gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
RecycleNormalStatus
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
RecycleNormalStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Voltorb is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

Voltorb learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
9Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
15SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
21Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
29ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
37ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70
47Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100

Move Tutor moves

Voltorb can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Voltorb sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Voltorb  sprite from Red & Blue Voltorb  sprite from Silver Voltorb  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Voltorb  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Voltorb  sprite from Black & White Voltorb  sprite from X & Y Voltorb  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Voltorb Shiny sprite from Silver Voltorb Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Voltorb Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Voltorb Shiny sprite from Black & White Voltorb Shiny sprite from X & Y Voltorb Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Voltorb

Red
Blue
Route 10, Power Plant
Yellow Power Plant
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 10, Olivine City, Team Rocket HQ
Ruby
Sapphire
New Mauville
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 10, Power Plant
Emerald New Mauville
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 218
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 10, Olivine City, Team Rocket HQ
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Breed Electrode
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 110, New Mauville
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Electrode
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Power Plant
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 218, Spacious Cave, Dazzling Cave, Stargleam Cavern
Legends: Arceus Sacred Plaza
Scarlet
Violet
East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Two), East Province (Area Three), South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area Two), West Province (Area Three), Glaseado Mountain, The Pokémon League

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Voltorb
Japanese ビリリダマ (Biriridama)
German Voltobal
French Voltorbe

Name origin

volt
unit of electricity
orb
spherical object