Boltund (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Yamper #835: Yamper
Pokémon
#837: Rolycoly Rolycoly
Boltund
Dog Pokémon
パルスワン
Pulsewan
#836
Boltund



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Strong Jaw Cacophony
Cacophony
Competitive
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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Weight
75.0 lbs. 34.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
172
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
50
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Boltund (Japanese: パルスワン Pulsewan) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Yamper starting at level 25.

Biology

Boltund is a quadrupedal, canine Pokémon. Its two front paws are white with a yellow stripe on each leg above the white part, which leads to its desaturated green legs. Its back two back paws are a darker yellow with a lighter yellow on top of it that also leads to desaturated green legs. It has a thin, yellow tail and hind legs with two spikes on the top of each of them. When it raises its tail, the tail takes the shape of a lightning bolt. The bottom half of its body is mainly desaturated green, while the upper part if mainly yellow. Boltund's head is yellow with white markings that extend over its muzzle, under its eyes, and in between its eyes, going up to its forehead. This white spot also goes down and ends in a triangle shape on the front of its chest. Its eyes are yellow, mint-green, white, and black with no distinct pupil. An outer ring of a light yellow is also around each eye. The inside of its ears is yellow with an outer ring of black. The desaturated green and yellow halves of its body connect on Boltund's shoulders, with the yellow part extending down in its front to cover Boltund's underbelly.

Boltund can channel the electricity that it generates to its legs in order to keep them strong, boosting its strength and allowing it to run nonstop for three full days. It can easily run faster than 50 mph at top speed. It serves as the enemy of Thievul.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Boltund debuted in Secrets of the Jungle.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Boltund (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#047
Galar
Crown Tundra #156
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword This Pokémon generates electricity and channels it into its legs to keep them going strong. Boltund can run nonstop for three full days.
Shield It sends electricity through its legs to boost their strength. Running at top speed, it easily breaks 50 mph.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank
North Lake Miloch (Wanderer)
Motostoke Riverbank, Lake of Outrage, Giant's Mirror (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Ballimere Lake
Fields of Honor, Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach, Honeycalm Sea, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed, Frigid Sea, Three-Point Pass, Ballimere Lake (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable



In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 30, 40, 50, 60 September 1 to 30, 2020

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
69
129 - 176 248 - 342
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
121
113 - 190 222 - 375
Total:
490
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Electrify Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Nuzzle Electric Physical 02020 100100% 20
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1515 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2828 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
3434 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4141 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100100% 15
5555 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
6262 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boltund
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boltund

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM29  TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM90  TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR80  TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR86  TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boltund
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boltund

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
    
Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
      
      
      
      
  
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
      
  
Flame Charge Fire Physical 50 100% 20
      
     
Howl Normal Status —% 40
      
      
      
      
      
      
     
Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Boltund in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Boltund in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boltund
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boltund

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rising Voltage Electric Special 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boltund
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boltund

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boltund
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boltund

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 170 Base Attack: 197 Base Defense: 131
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Spark, Bite
Charged Attacks: Thunder, Crunch

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Yamper
 Electric 
 
Level 25
 
First evolution
Boltund
 Electric 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Boltund images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Boltund is the only Pokémon capable of having Strong Jaw naturally as an Ability that cannot learn Ice Fang.

Origin

Boltund appears to be based on a greyhound and an English Foxhound. It could also be based on the lurcher or longdog given its generic sighthound appearance. Boltund's relationship with Thievul may be a reference to fox hunting, where red foxes were hunted by foxhounds.

Name origin

Boltund may be a combination of bolt and Hund (German for dog) or hound.

Pulsewan may be a combination of pulse and ワンワン wanwan (onomatopoeia for barking). It could also be a reference to Pulseman, a video game developed by Game Freak.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese パルスワン Pulsewan From pulse and ワンワン wanwan
  French Fulgudog From fulgur and dog
  Spanish Boltund Same as English name
  German Bellektro From bellen and elektro-
  Italian Boltund Same as English name
  Korean 펄스멍 Pulsemeong From pulse and 멍멍 meongmeong
  Mandarin Chinese 逐電犬 / 逐电犬 Zhúdiànquǎn From 追風逐電 / 追风逐电 zhuīfēng-zhúdiàn and quǎn
  Cantonese Chinese 逐電犬 Juhkdihnhyún From 追風逐電 jēuifūng-juhkdihn and hyún


Related articles

External links

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