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#795: Pheromosa Pheromosa
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Buzzwole (disambiguation).
Buzzwole
Swollen Pokémon
マッシブーン
Massivoon
#794
Buzzwole



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Beast Boost Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
7'10" 2.4 m
Buzzwole
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Weight
735.5 lbs. 333.6 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
257
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Buzzwole
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HP
1
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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0
Def
0
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0
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0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body10.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
0
External Links

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).

Contents

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 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

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 home world 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.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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
Unobtainable

In side games

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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Buzzwole's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Fighting
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 116 Raise Max Level.png 7

#769
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Demolish
Sometimes deals a ton of damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Beast Power

Evolution

794Buzzwole.png
Unevolved
Buzzwole
 Bug  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 794.png Spr b 7s 794.png Spr 7s 794.png Spr b 7s 794.png
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Front Back Front Back
794MS6.png 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.

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
Japan Flag.png Japanese マッシブーン Massivoon From massive, bun, and ブーン būn
France Flag.png French Mouscoto From moustique and costaud or biscoto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Buzzwole Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Masskito From massig and Moskito
Italy Flag.png Italian Buzzwole Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 매시붕 Maesibung From massive and bung
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 爆肌蚊 Baaugēimān From baau, gēi, and mān
China and Taiwan Flags.png 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
France Flag.png French UC-02 Expansion
Germany Flag.png German UB-02 Expander
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian UB-02 Elnyelés
Italy Flag.png Italian UC 02 Expansio
South Korea Flag.png Korean UB02 익스팬션 UB02 Expansion
Russia Flag.png Russian УЧ-02 Поглощение UCH-02 Pogloshcheniye
Spain Flag.png Spanish UE-02 Expansión

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External links

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