Bombirdier (Pokémon)

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Bombirdier
Item Drop Pokémon
オトシドリ
Otoshidori
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Bombirdier



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Flying Dark
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Big Pecks or Keen Eye Cacophony
Cacophony
Rocky Payload
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
25 (7.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
35 cycles
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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Weight
94.6 lbs. 42.9 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
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IV
243
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
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HP
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
50
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Bombirdier (Japanese: オトシドリ Otoshidori) is a dual-type Flying/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Bombirdier is a white avian Pokémon resembling a stork. It has black slanted eyes with black eyeliner-like markings around them, a long reddish pink beak with a rounded bump on the tip, and a small fan-like crest on the back of its head. It has a long neck and tall, thin, reddish pink legs, with three toes facing forward and one toe facing backward on each foot. Its claws are black, as are the feathers on the tips of its wings, on its lower body, and on the inside of its tail, which has a squared end.

Hanging from Bombirdier's chest is a long white apron made of its own shed feathers, which droops down past its legs. When flying, Bombirdier holds the end of this apron in its beak. It uses the apron to gather food, such as Basculin, and bring them to its nest. Bombirdier also gathers various objects such as rocks in its apron, which it then drops from high places for fun. It particularly enjoys dropping objects that cause loud noises. In Generation IX, Parting Shot is its signature move.

Bombirdier is the only known Pokémon that can have Rocky Payload as an Ability.

A giant Bombirdier, known as the Open Sky Titan, is one of the Titan Pokémon found in the Paldea region.

In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Biri-Biri

A Bombirdier, namely the Open Sky Titan, briefly appeared as a silhouette in the music video for Biri-Biri.

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A Bombirdier briefly appeared in Breathe Together.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Bombirdier (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#290
Kitakami
#134
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It gathers things up in an apron made from shed feathers added to the Pokémon’s chest feathers, then drops those things from high places for fun.
Violet Bombirdier uses the apron on its chest to bundle up food, which it carries back to its nest. It enjoys dropping things that make loud noises.


   
Bombirdier in the Paldea Pokédex Bombirdier in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area Six
West Province: Area One, Area Three, West Paldean Sea
West Province: Area OneFormer Titan (Only one)
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Fellhorn Gorge, Oni Mountain, Wistful Fields, Paradise Barrens, Kitakami Wilds, Timeless Woods


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
103
97 - 170 189 - 335
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
Total:
485
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
077 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1111 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1616 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
2424 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2929 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
3636 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
4242 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 09090% 10
4747 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
5353 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
6060 Parting Shot Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bombirdier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bombirdier

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM040  TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076  TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM085  TM085* Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM097  TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM101  TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM106  TM106 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM113  TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM118  TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM160  TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM164  TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM216  TM216 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bombirdier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Bombirdier

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
Power Trip Dark Physical 20 100% 10
Roost Flying Status —% 5
Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bombirdier
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bombirdier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bombirdier

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 172 Base Attack: 198 Base Defense: 172
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Wing Attack, Rock Throw
Charged Attacks: Payback, Aerial Ace, Fly

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Bombirdier
 Flying  Dark 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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Trivia

Origin

Bombirdier appears to be based on a stork, specifically the white stork. In European folklore, white storks are believed to be responsible for delivering babies to new parents by dropping them down chimneys. Bombirdier's design plays with this trope: while its apron and black-and-white plumage bring to mind the image of a nanny, it drops various objects to attack instead.

Bombirdier's Shiny coloration resembles the Oriental stork, with its grey beak and red eye markings. In Japanese folklore, the Oriental stork is often mistaken for the crane, and depicted atop pine trees in traditional Japanese art. In fact, this behaviour is only observed in storks, while no crane species except crowned cranes nests or roosts on trees. The crest on Bombirdier could be based on that of crowned cranes.

Bombirdier's tool usage also bears semblance to the habit of some Old World vultures that drop rocks and other objects in order to crack them open. Its black facial markings may specifically pull from the bearded vulture, and its crest may reference the Egyptian vulture, both species that use this technique.

Bombirdier could also take inspiration from the Fiat BR.20 Cicogna, an Italian medium bomber plane nicknamed after the stork, which was first and mainly used for the Spanish Civil War.

Name origin

Bombirdier may be a combination of bombardier and bird.

Otoshidori may be a combination of 落とし otoshi (drop) and 鳥 tori (bird).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese オトシドリ Otoshidori From 落とし otoshi and tori
  French Lestombaile From lest, laisse tomber and aile
  Spanish Bombirdier Same as English name
  German Adebom From Meister Adebar and Bombe
  Italian Bombirdier Same as English name
  Korean 떨구새 Tteolgusae From 떨구다 tteolguda and sae
  Mandarin Chinese 下石鳥 / 下石鸟 Xiàshíniǎo From the idiom 落井下石 lùojǐng-xiàshí and 鳥 / 鸟 niǎo
  Cantonese Chinese 下石鳥 Hahsehkníuh From the idiom 落井下石 lohkjéng-hahsehk and níuh


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