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 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 22.9 lbs (10.4 kg)
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)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (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.

Evolution chart

(Level 30)

Voltorb changes

Pokédex entries

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.

Moves learned by Voltorb

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ChargeElectric
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Sonic BoomNormal 90
6Eerie ImpulseElectric 100
9SparkElectric 65 100
11RolloutRock 30 90
13ScreechNormal 85
16Charge BeamElectric 50 90
20SwiftNormal 60
22Electro BallElectric 100
26Self-DestructNormal 200 100
29Light ScreenPsychic
34Magnet RiseElectric
37DischargeElectric 80 100
41ExplosionNormal 250 100
46Gyro BallSteel 100
48Mirror CoatPsychic 100

Egg moves

Voltorb does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Magic CoatPsychic
Magnet RiseElectric
Shock WaveElectric 60
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
74Gyro BallSteel 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Voltorb 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
TeleportPsychic Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Voltorb learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
3Light ScreenPsychic
6Sonic BoomNormal 90
9Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
14SwiftNormal 60
19Self-DestructNormal 200 100
24ScreechNormal 85
31ThunderboltElectric 90 100
38Mirror CoatPsychic 100
45ExplosionNormal 250 100

Moves learnt by TM

Voltorb is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
2TauntDark 100
4TeleportPsychic
5RestPsychic
6Light ScreenPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
9ReflectPsychic
12FacadeNormal 70 100
16Thunder WaveElectric 90
21Foul PlayDark 95 100
27ToxicPoison 90
36ThunderboltElectric 90 100
38ThunderElectric 110 70
42Self-DestructNormal 200 100

Voltorb sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

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

Other languages

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

Name origin

volt
unit of electricity
orb
spherical object