Buzzwole (Pokémon)

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Buzzwole
Swollen Pokémon
マッシブーン
Massivoon
#794
Buzzwole



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Fighting
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Ability
Beast Boost Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
7'10" 2.4 m
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Weight
735.5 lbs. 333.6 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
257
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Atk
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
0
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Buzzwole (Japanese: マッシブーン Massivoon) is a dual-type Bug/Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

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

It is one of the Ultra Beasts and is known by the code name UB-02 Absorption (Japanese: UB02 Expansion).

Biology

Buzzwole is an Ultra Beast that resembles a large, anthropomorphic mosquito. Its head is small and flat with a black ridge up the center. It has two red compound eyes with two black, spherical basal joints for its red and black antennae between them. Protruding from under these joints is a long, silver proboscis. It has many bulging muscles that appear to be sacs full of a red fluid with small white bubbles inside. There are three sacs on each arm, two on each leg, two on its chest, and several on its shoulders and down its back. Around its waist are three rings of smaller sacs. The muscles on its chest and some on its arms and waist have thin, grayish lines resembling tendons running across them. It has large, five-fingered hands with red knuckles and four pointed legs. There are several black spikes on its body: a small one on each side of its head, two on each shoulder, one on each elbow, and one on each leg. The portions of its body between its muscles are dark red or black. On its back are two pairs of pale orange wings with slightly darker veins.

According to Wicke from the Aether Foundation, its most notable feature is its ability to strengthen itself. By stabbing its proboscis into a foe, it absorbs the foe's energy. This in turn triggers a chemical reaction within its body fluids that causes its muscles to grow at explosive rates, further augmenting its already considerable strength. Buzzwole appears to strike bodybuilding poses before it performs any sort of action. This is thought to be its main form of communication, but what it could be trying to communicate is not understood.

In the anime

Main series

 
Buzzwole in the anime

Major appearances

Buzzwole (anime)

Buzzwole debuted in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, where it appeared through an Ultra Wormhole at Melemele Meadow. It was the first Ultra Beast that Ash and his classmates were tasked to capture and return to its homeworld as the Ultra Guardians. Ash eventually succeeded in catching Buzzwole with a Beast Ball, allowing it to be returned home through another Ultra Wormhole soon after. It reappeared in a flashback in Love at First Twirl!.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM061 Buzzwole Rotom Pokédex Buzzwole, the Swollen Pokémon. A Bug and Fighting type. Buzzwole is so strong, it can destroy heavy machinery with just one punch.

GOTCHA!

A Buzzwole briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Buzzwole debuted as a silhouette in The Final Match and a Surprising Finale!.

Buzzwole physically debuted in a flashback in Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, where it was seen attacking Kahili at Melemele Meadow. It reappeared in additional flashbacks in Flash and Cosmog's Secret and Confusion and Monsters from Another World. It later physically appeared in Thieving and Boss Crabominable, where it attacked Hala, Olivia, and Nanu at Iki Town.

A silhouetted Buzzwole appeared in a fantasy in Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull.

Multiple Buzzwole appeared in Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun.

In the TCG

Main article: Buzzwole (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #294
Alola
USUM: #394
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun This Ultra Beast appeared from another world. It shows off its body, but whether that display is a boast or a threat remains unclear.
Moon A mysterious life-form called an Ultra Beast. Witnesses saw it pulverize a dump truck with a single punch.
Ultra Sun Although it's alien to this world and a danger here, it's apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives.
Ultra Moon Buzzwole goes around showing off its abnormally swollen muscles. It is one kind of Ultra Beast.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun
Melemele Meadow (only two)
Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Ultra Jungle
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one, requires unlocking the They Came From The Ultra Beyond! adventure)


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Buzzwole Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Ultra Beasts appear


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
107
167 - 214 324 - 418
139
129 - 210 254 - 414
139
129 - 210 254 - 414
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
79
75 - 144 146 - 282
Total:
570
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 ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 20
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
055 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1010 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 05050 100100% 25
1515 Vital Throw Fighting Physical 07070 00——% 10
2020 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00——% 20
2525 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3030 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
3535 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 08585% 20
4040 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
4545 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
5050 Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 05050% 5
5555 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
6060 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
6565 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
7070 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Buzzwole
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Buzzwole

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM52  TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM75  TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR18  TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR93  TR93 Darkest Lariat Dark Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Buzzwole
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Buzzwole

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Buzzwole 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 Buzzwole in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Buzzwole
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Buzzwole

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Buzzwole
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Buzzwole
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
VII Comet Punch × Normal Physical 01818 085}}85% 15
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 090}}90% 15
VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Buzzwole
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Buzzwole
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fighting
  Attack Power: 70 - 116   7

#769
 

Demolish
Sometimes deals a ton of damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Beast Power
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 60
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Buzzwole
 Bug  Fighting 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Buzzwole images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Buzzwole seems to be based on both a mosquito and a bodybuilder. It may specifically derive inspiration from Aedes albopictus, which is an invasive species worldwide.

Buzzwole may also be based on common depictions of superheroes in comic books. The black portions of its body resemble the shading in comic book illustrations used to draw attention to a character's muscular physique.

Name origin

Buzzwole may be a combination of buzz and the slang word swole, which refers to someone muscular.

Massivoon may be a combination of massive, 蚊 bun (mosquito), and ブーン būn (buzz).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese マッシブーン Massivoon From massive, bun, and ブーン būn
  French Mouscoto From moustique and costaud or biscoto
  Spanish Buzzwole Same as English name
  German Masskito From massig and Moskito
  Italian Buzzwole Same as English name
  Korean 매시붕 Maesibung From massive and bung
  Cantonese Chinese 爆肌蚊 Baaugēimān From baau, gēi, and mān
  Mandarin Chinese 爆肌蚊 Bàojīwén From bào, , and wén


UB-02 Absorption

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese UB02:膨脹 UB02: Pàahngjeung
Mandarin UB02:膨脹 / UB02:膨胀 UB02: Péngzhàng
  French UC-02 Expansion
  German UB-02 Expander
  Hungarian UB-02 Elnyelés
  Italian UC 02 Expansio
  Korean UB02 익스팬션 UB02 Expansion
  Russian УЧ-02 Поглощение UCH-02 Pogloshcheniye
  Spanish UE-02 Expansión


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External links

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