Delibird (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Delibird (disambiguation).
Delibird
Delivery Pokémon
デリバード
Delibird
#0225
Delibird



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ice Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Vital Spirit or Hustle Cacophony
Cacophony
Insomnia
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'11″ 0.9 m
Delibird
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
35.3 lbs. 16.0 kg
Delibird
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
183
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
116
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Delibird
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
0
HP
0
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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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Delibird (Japanese: デリバード Delibird) is a dual-type Ice/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

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

It is said to be an ancestor of the Paradox Pokémon Iron Bundle[1] or a version of it from a different timeline[2].

Biology

Delibird is a red, avian Pokémon with a white, hollow tail. Its face and chest are covered in white feathers with two, three-pointed crests above its eyes. Black markings surround its circular eyes, and it has a light yellow beak and feet. There is a single white spot on its stomach. Its feet have two digits each.

Delibird is omnivorous. It carries food bundled up in its tail. It normally gives stored food to its chicks, but has been known to share its food with humans stranded on icy mountains. As mentioned in Pokémon Sleep, Delibird is known to sleep while occasionally reaching inside its tail to pull something out.[3] Prior to Generation IX, Delibird was the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Present by leveling up. Present allows it to carry special items in its tail that may cause damage or heal its opponent. In a flock, the Delibird with the largest tail is its leader. Delibird tends to live in mountainous regions, making its nests over sharp cliffs; notably around Mt. Everest. Iron Bundle shares a resemblance to Delibird and is believed to be a Delibird-based machine built by an ancient civilization.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium 2: Delibird stars in its own mini-game called "Delibird's Delivery." In this game, players collect presents from one side of the field to the other. The player must avoid Swinub that scurry around or they will trip the Delibird and cause the player to lose the present they were carrying.
  • Pokémon Channel: Delibird is the delivery boy for the "Shop 'n Squirtle."

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#190
Gold It carries food all day long. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had.
Silver It nests at the edge of sharp cliffs. It spends all day carrying food to its awaiting chicks.
Crystal It always carries its food with it, wherever it goes. If attacked, it throws its food at the opponent.
Stadium 2 It carries food all day long. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Delibird carries its food bundled up in its tail. There once was a famous explorer who managed to reach the peak of Mt. Everest thanks to one of these Pokémon sharing its food.
Sapphire
Emerald It carries food bundled up in its tail. There was a famous explorer who managed to scale Mt. Everest thanks to a Delibird sharing its food.
FireRed It nests at the edge of sharp cliffs. It spends all day carrying food to its awaiting chicks.
LeafGreen It carries food all day long. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#194
Diamond It carries food rolled up in its tail. It has the habit of sharing food with people lost in mountains.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It carries food all day long. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had.
SoulSilver It nests at the edge of sharp cliffs. It spends all day carrying food to its awaiting chicks.
Generation V Unova
 B2  W2 : #254
Black It carries food rolled up in its tail. It has the habit of sharing food with people lost in mountains.
White
Black 2 It carries food all day long. When someone is lost in the mountains, it shares that food.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #090
Hoenn
#—
X It carries food rolled up in its tail. It has the habit of sharing food with people lost in mountains.
Y It carries food all day long. When someone is lost in the mountains, it shares that food.
Omega Ruby Delibird carries its food bundled up in its tail. There once was a famous explorer who managed to reach the peak of the world's highest mountain, thanks to one of these Pokémon sharing its food.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #081
Alola
 US  UM : #095
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Sun Although it naturally prefers colder locales, Delibird in Alola seem able to withstand the heat to a certain extent.
Moon It has a generous habit of sharing its food with people and Pokémon, so it's always scrounging around for more food.
Ultra Sun It shares its food with people who are stranded. Because Delibird is omnivorous, sometimes it gives those people bug Pokémon.
Ultra Moon It wraps food in its tail to carry it around. The Delibird with the biggest tail is the boss of the flock!
Generation VIII Galar
#078
Galar
Crown Tundra #120
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It carries food all day long. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had.
Shield It has a generous habit of sharing its food with people and Pokémon, so it's always scrounging around for more food.
Brilliant Diamond It carries food rolled up in its tail. It has a habit of sharing food with people lost in the mountains.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#354
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It carries food all day long. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had.
Violet It always carries its food with it, wherever it goes. If attacked, it throws its food at the opponent.


   
Delibird in the Alola Pokédex Delibird in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold
Trade, Event
Silver
Ice Path
Crystal
Ice PathNight
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed
Icefall Cave
LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Realgamtwr Dome (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 216 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 217 (Swarm)
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Ice Path
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Route 22 and Giant Chasm
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Route 17, Friend Safari (Ice)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Shoal Cave (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 3
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Seaward Cave
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Route 8, Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye, Watchtower Ruins, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, Giant's Seat, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Cap, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills
Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Shield
Route 8, Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye, Watchtower Ruins, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, Giant's Seat, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Cap, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills
Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Snowslide Slope
Snowslide Slope (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 216 (Swarm)
Grand Underground - Whiteout Cave, Icy Cave, Glacial Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
North Province: Glaseado Mountain
Tera Raid Battles (5★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Upgrade binder
Trozei!
Secret Storage 19, Endless Level 30, Forever Level 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Northwind Field (17F-25F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Hia Valley
PokéPark Wii
Iceberg Zone
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet, Forest Temple, Fire Temple, Ice Temple, Thunder Temple, Dark Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Glacier: Frozen Tundra
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Four Seasons in the Forest
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Fr
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Aurora Ice Field (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Northwind Field (17F-25F), Marvelous Sea (16F-17F), Fantasy Strait (16F-19F)
Mystery House: Sky Tower, Uproar Forest, Stormy Sea, Northwind Field, Buried Relic, Desert Region, Southern Cavern, Wyvern Hill, Solar Cave, Remains Island
New Snap
Shiver SnowfieldsNight
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Mt. Vinter: Stage 106
Event: Rake In Some Items!
Event: A Great Chance a Day! (Holiday)
Masters EX
Seasonal sync pair scout: Rosa (Holiday 2019) & Delibird


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Pay Day Delibird English United States 5 December 21 to 27, 2001
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Spikes Delibird English United States 5 December 20 to 26, 2002
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Delibird Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006
ORAS PGL Delibird Japanese region Online 10 December 25, 2015 to February 29, 2016
ORAS PGL Delibird American region Online 10 December 25, 2015 to February 29, 2016
ORAS PGL Delibird PAL region Online 10 December 25, 2015 to February 29, 2016
ORAS PGL Delibird Korean region Online 10 December 25, 2015 to February 29, 2016
ORAS PGL Delibird Taiwanese region Online 10 December 25, 2015 to February 29, 2016
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 70 December 20 to 25, 2019
Poké Portal News
Games Event Tera Type Location Level Distribution period
SV Present from Delibird Various hide 12, 20, 35, 45, 75 December 23 to 25, 2022

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum   NeverMeltIce (100%)
Events*   Relic Gold (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total:
330
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
16/18 ★★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Present Normal Physical 0000 09090% 15
2525 Drill Peck Flying Physical 08080 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Delibird
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Delibird
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM040  TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM046  TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM097  TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM102  TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
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
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132  TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM187  TM187 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM193  TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM212  TM212 Triple Axel Ice Physical 02020 090}}90% 10
TM216  TM216 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Delibird
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Delibird
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
Aurora Veil Ice Status —% 20
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Freeze-Dry Ice Special 70 100% 20
Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
Splash Normal Status —% 40
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Delibird
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Delibird
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Delibird
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.8%
Friend Area: Frigid Cavern
Phrases
51%-100% HP If you need anything delivered, I'm at your service!
26%-50% HP Wait a second... Only half my HP is left!
1%-25% HP I'm finished... I have no energy left at all...
Level up Oh, yippee! I leveled up! That makes me happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Traveling Pokémon
Connected to: Froslass
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal Delivering presents to all children in the world is my dream!
Low HP (< 50%) You should never give up on your dream, no matter how hard it may be to achieve it.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ice
Poké Assist:  
Ice
Field move:  
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-209
It hurls hunks of ice to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ice
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Ice
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Ice
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-256/N-032
It causes blizzards around itself that make Pokémon Stopped.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Delibird gave you the Ice Tree decorations as presents. His favorite Attraction is Empoleon's Snow Slide.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
Maybe because his tail is like a bag, but he is often asked to deliver things to other Pokémon. He can't say no, because he really likes to have others rely on him.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ice
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#144
 

Chill
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#144
 

Stabilize++
Sometimes erases five of the foe's disruptions on the board.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 128 Base Attack: 128 Base Defense: 90
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Present
Charged Attacks: Ice Punch, Icy Wind, Aerial Ace, Fly*, Triple Axel*, Frustration , Return 
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #167
Delibird have a habit of storing food in their sack-like tails. We even saw one that had stuffed its tail so heavy that it couldn’t even move!


Costumes in Pokémon GO
 
Holiday ribbon

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Delibird images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
Delibird in the anime

Major appearances

Delibird (Team Rocket)

Delibird made its main series debut in Dues and Don'ts, where one was affiliated with an elderly talent scout from Team Rocket. Since that episode, the Delivery Pokémon kept following Jessie, James, and Meowth to collect money that the three of them owe. Eventually, Delibird was unable to tail the Team Rocket trio ever since they moved to the Hoenn region.

Other

Delibird debuted in Delibird's Dilemma, under the ownership of Santa Claus. Ash's Totodile shot it clear out of the sky with a Water Gun-propelled snowball while it was delivering presents. As a result, Pikachu and his friends had to help the Delivery Pokémon find the five presents before midnight.

Minor appearances

In Battling The Generation Gap!, a Coordinator's Delibird competed in the Celestic Contest.

Multiple Delibird appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Three Trainers' Delibird appeared in The Power of Us.

In Battling on the Wing!, a Trainer's Delibird watched the battles during the Manalo Conference.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP231 Delibird Ash's Pokédex Delibird, the Delivery Pokémon. Delibird's most unique attack is giving presents. However, some of these presents have been known to explode. Sometimes, Delibird's presents can actually restore energy to its opponents.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

In You Ain't Nothin' but a Houndour, a Delibird attacked Gold under the command of the Masked Man. It is one of his most commonly used Pokémon. It appears to be the same Pokémon used by him in his alias, and was strong enough that it allowed him to capture Ho-Oh. However, Gold was able to knock it out with Polibo's Perish Song.

Pryce owns a Delibird that first appeared with him in his Gym in Irked Igglybuff and Curmudgeonly Cleffa. It is likely to be the same Delibird used by his alias.

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Striking Out Snover, a wild Delibird was near Snowpoint City, being cared for by Candice.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Delibird appeared in GDZ67, under the ownership of a monk.

In the TCG

Main article: Delibird (TCG)

Trivia

  • Delibird is one of the few Pokémon who can learn TM moves when it learns fewer than four moves by leveling up.
  • Delibird has Insomnia as its Hidden Ability although it already has access to Vital Spirit, another Ability with exactly the same in-battle effect.
  • Starting in Pokémon Emerald, both of Delibird's regular Abilities have the same field effect, which is also shared by Pressure.

Origin

Aspects of Delibird's appearance appear to come from the rockhopper penguin. However, its red-and-white color scheme, its ability to give presents, and the appearance of carrying its sack-like tail is likely to have been derived from Santa Claus and possibly the white stork.

Name origin

Delibird is a combination of delivery and bird. Deli may have derived from the Adélie penguin. Pronouncing Delibird with the same inflection as delivered yields a very similar pronunciation, with the "b" and "v" being the only variation between the two words. As the "v" sound does not exist in the Japanese language, it is commonly pronounced as a "b" sound by Japanese speakers.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese デリバード Delibird From deliver and bird
  French Cadoizo From cadeau and oiseau
  Spanish Delibird Same as English name
  German Botogel From Bote and Vogel
  Italian Delibird Same as English name
  Korean 딜리버드 Delibird Transcription of English/Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 信使鳥 / 信使鸟 Xìnshǐniǎo From 信使 xìnshǐ and 鳥 / 鸟 niǎo
  Cantonese Chinese 信使鳥 Seunsíníuh From 信使 seunsí and níuh


Related articles

References

  1. AI SadaS/AI TuroV: "Through analysis of its genetic makeup, as well as its behavioral patterns...I came to realize that what I had discovered was in fact an ancientS/futuristicV form of Cyclizar, the Pokémon commonly ridden in this region." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  2. Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV: "I am researching methods to catch Pokémon that live in different timelines, so I might transport them to the present day in my own timeline." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk)
  3. Sleep Style Dex

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