Dottler is an insectoid Pokémon. It has an orange, blob-like body, though most of it is covered by its geometric shaped shell, with only its face and underside visible. It has cyan, beady, crystalline eyes similar to those of its pre-evolved form; a pair of blue feelers in a V-shape on each side of its face; and four blue feet under its body. Dottler's shell is made up of yellow triangular surfaces with blue circles around the points where the edges of the triangles meet. These blue circles constantly flash from top to bottom. The shell is so heavy, it prevents Dottler from getting food to eat and water to drink, leaving very small holes to breathe through.
While growing inside, Dottler uses its shell to examine its environment, using its psychic powers to keep itself protected and gather information about its habitat until it evolves.
Dottler evolves from Blipbug and evolves into Orbeetle.
(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)
- Dottler and its evolutionary relatives are the only three-stage evolutionary line whose members are all the same height, at 1'04" (0.4 m).
Dottler may be based on a ladybird pupa and a radome, hence its category name. Its eyes also resemble laboratory goggles. Dottler may also be inspired by a disco ball, due to its shape and the blue spots on its shell being able to light up.
Dottler may be a combination of dot and Doppler radar.
Redomushi may be a combination of radome and 天道虫 tentōmushi (ladybug).