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Drifloon (Pokémon)

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For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Ambipom #424: Ambipom
Pokémon
#426: Drifblim Drifblim
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Drifloon (disambiguation).
Drifloon
Balloon Pokémon
フワンテ
Fuwante
#425
Drifloon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Aftermath or Unburden Cacophony
Cacophony
Flare Boost
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
125 (25.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Drifloon
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
2.6 lbs. 1.2 kg
Drifloon
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
127
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
70
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 1
Drifloon
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F425.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Drifloon (Japanese: フワンテ Fuwante) is a dual-type Ghost/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves into Drifblim starting at level 28.

Contents

Biology

Drifloon's mouth, in the middle of the "X"

Drifloon has a spherical, purple body with two stringy arms that have yellow, heart-shaped hands on the ends of them. At the base of its body is a frayed protrusion that resembles the tied end of a balloon. In the very center of its body is a yellow tape-like "X", which contains its small mouth in the very center. Located on either side of the "X" are its small, black eyes. A white mass of fluff that resembles a cloud sits on top of Drifloon's head.

Driifloon are created from many souls gathering together. Due to its aimless drifting, this species is known as "Signpost for Wandering Spirits". Drifloon seeks out children due to it desiring company. It has been known to steal children that mistake it for a regular balloon. However it dislikes stealing heavy children. Drifloon's round body expands from the souls it collects. When the body explodes, the soul unleashes a screeching sound. However, due to its light weight, it can be resisted easily and is often pulled around. This results in Drifloon running away from any children that is rough with it. Although created by lost spirits of Pokémon and people, as seen in the anime, it can be friendly and helpful. It prefers to reside in damp, humid locations and can expand or shrink to express its feelings.

In the anime

In the main series

Drifloon in the anime

Major appearances

Fantina's Drifloon

Fantina owns a Drifloon, which debuted in Playing The Leveling Field!. It evolved into Drifblim while battling Ash's Pikachu in the same episode.

Other

Drifloon debuted in Drifloon on the Wind!. Marnie and Paige have four Drifloon they use for transport. Marnie owned three of the Drifloon, while Paige owned the fourth.

In PK18, Pikachu and his friends grabbed onto Drifloon while escaping from Meowth and his cronies. Meowth's group was later forced to hold on to other Drifloon after being blasted off by a Registeel.

In A Full Course Tag Battle!, Kylie used her Drifloon alongside Roman's Girafarig in a Tag Battle against Dawn's Piplup and May's Blaziken. Drifloon was ultimately defeated by a combination of Piplup's Bubble Beam and Blaziken's Fire Spin.

In PK20, Pikachu's group grabbed onto more Drifloon while pursuing a Murkrow that had taken a large diamond ring piece.

Ash used several Drifloon in Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! to hop across a gorge to safely reach Bonnie, who was sleeping on the other side.

Minor appearances

Multiple Drifloon appeared in The Rise of Darkrai.

A Drifloon appeared in James's fantasy in Tag! We're It...!.

A Drifloon appeared in Camping It Up!.

A Drifloon listened to Nando play his music in Coming Full-Festival Circle!.

Two Drifloon appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

Four Trainers' Drifloon appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

A student's Drifloon appeared in The Guardian's Challenge! and the banned SM064.

Two Trainers' Drifloon appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Trainer's Drifloon appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.

Two Trainers' Drifloon appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

A Trainer's Drifloon appeared in Faba's Revenge!.

A Trainer's Drifloon appeared in Getting a Jump on the Competition!.

A Trainer's Drifloon appeared in Sours for the Sweet!.

Two Trainers' Drifloon appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

A Trainer's Drifloon appeared in Dummy, You Shrunk the Kids!.

A Drifloon appeared in stories told in Filling the Light with Darkness! and The Prism Between Light and Darkness!.

A Trainer's Drifloon joined the rest of Alola in Securing the Future!, in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

Multiple Drifloon in A Haunted House for Everyone! were illusions created by a Mismagius.

Two Trainers' Drifloon appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

A Trainer's Drifloon appeared in Z-Move Showdown!.

A Trainer's Drifloon appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.

A Trainer's Drifloon appeared in Ash's fantasy in JN013.

A Trainer's Drifloon was captured by the Matori Matrix in JN024 but helped thwart them

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP028 Drifloon Dawn's Pokédex Drifloon, the Balloon Pokémon. Drifloon is filled with air and can either expand or shrink to express its feelings. It also likes damp weather.

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Drifloon appeared in Moonlight.

In the manga

In the Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga

A Drifloon appeared in A Fresh Start.

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

A Drifloon appeared in PDP07.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Drifloon debuted in Honey for Combee, under the ownership of the manager of the Valley Windworks. Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum encountered it there.

A Drifloon appeared in Tackling Togekiss.

A Trainer's Drifloon appeared in The Final Dimensional Duel II.

A student's Drifloon appeared in Movie Panic.

A Trainer's Drifloon appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

A Drifloon appeared in a flashback in Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1).

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Drifloon appeared in PMDP33.

In the TCG

Main article: Drifloon (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage, a Drifloon can be seen floating on the Flying Terrain.

Trophy information

"A Balloon Pokémon that appears each Friday at the Valley Windworks in the Sinnoh region. It's round and cute, but it has a dreadful side too, as it attempts to drag children into the underworld by their hands. It likes damp, humid seasons. If it's on the verge of fainting in battle, it will counterattack by self-destructing. It evolves into Drifblim."

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Drifloon returns in the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Once again, Drifloon returns in the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#065
Johto
#—
Diamond A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Pearl It tugs on the hands of children to steal them away. However, it gets pulled around instead.
Platinum Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a "Signpost for Wandering Spirits."
HeartGold It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #208
Black Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a "Signpost for Wandering Spirits."
White
Black 2 These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #001
Hoenn
#—
X A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Y These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish.
Omega Ruby A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Alpha Sapphire These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #064
Alola
USUM: #076
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Stories go that it grabs the hands of small children and drags them away to the afterlife. It dislikes heavy children.
Moon If for some reason its body bursts, its soul spills out with a screaming sound.
Ultra Sun Its round body is stuffed with souls and expands each time it leads someone away.
Ultra Moon Wandering souls gathered together to form this Pokémon. When trying to make friends with children, Drifloon grabs them by the hand.
Generation VIII Galar
#124
Galar
Isle of Armor #135
Sword Perhaps seeking company, it approaches children. However, it often quickly runs away again when the children play too roughly with it.
Shield The gathering of many souls gave rise to this Pokémon. During humid seasons, they seem to appear in abundance.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Valley WindworksFr(after defeating Team Galactic there)
Platinum
Valley WindworksFr
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Breed Drifblim
Black 2 White 2
Route 13 (Hidden Grotto)*
Transfer from Dream Radar
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Soaring in the sky
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Hau'oli CemeteryDay
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Hau'oli CemeteryDay
Trainers' SchoolNight (One)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 5, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, Watchtower Ruins
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor, Challenge Beach, Workout Sea, Loop Lagoon, Stepping-Stone Sea, Insular Sea, Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (31F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (31F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone, Granite Zone*
Ranger: GS
Sky, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Misty Edgewater; Hauntyard: Everspring Valley
Conquest
Avia (special), Spectra (special)
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Haunted Playland
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (12th release)
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Pixie Glen (All Areas)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
34
35 - 94 65 - 183
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
44
44 - 105 83 - 205
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
348
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
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
1/1
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
044 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
088 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1212 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
1616 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2020 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
2424 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2424 Swallow Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
2929 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
3232 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
3636 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
4040 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
4444 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
KoffingWeezingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
Weezing Defog Flying Status —% 15
DuskullDusclopsDusknoirYamaskCofagrigusYamask
RunerigusSalazzle
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
KoffingWeezingWeezingYamaskCofagrigusYamask
Runerigus
Haze Ice Status —% 30
GastlyHaunterGengarRaltsKirliaGardevoir
Gallade
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
KoffingWeezingWeezingShellosGastrodonLitwick
LampentChandelure
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Drifloon 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 Drifloon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drifloon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drifloon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Drifloon (Stormfront SH1)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 425.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 2.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
Ghost
Field move: Airlift - field move.png
(Airlift ×-)
Browser entry R-142
It launches eerie orbs to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-232/N-219
To attack, it spits out an orb imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW425.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Drifloon live in the Haunted Zone and the Granite Zone. The Drifloon brothers enjoy being together.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP425.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Astonish
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Dodge
Ability 2: Explode
Ability 3: Decoy
Defense:
Speed: ★★★
Evolves into Drifblim when its HP is 146 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Asa and Otsū
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT425.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#643
Shuffle425.png

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO425.png Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 117 Base Defense: 80
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Drifloon Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Hex, Astonish
Charged Attacks: Ominous Wind, Icy Wind, Shadow Ball

Evolution

425Drifloon.png
Unevolved
Drifloon
 Ghost  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 28
426Drifblim.png
First evolution
Drifblim
 Ghost  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 425.png Spr b 4d 425.png Spr 4p 425.png Spr b 4p 425.png Spr 4p 425.png Spr b 4p 425.png
Spr 4d 425 s.png Spr b 4d 425 s.png Spr 4p 425 s.png Spr b 4d 425 s.png Spr 4p 425 s.png Spr b 4d 425 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 425.png Spr b 5b 425.png Spr 5b 425.png Spr b 5b 425.png
Spr 5b 425 s.png Spr b 5b 425 s.png Spr 5b 425 s.png Spr b 5b 425 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 425.png Spr b 6x 425.png Spr 6x 425.png Spr b 6x 425.png
Spr 6x 425 s.png Spr b 6x 425 s.png Spr 6x 425 s.png Spr b 6x 425 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 425.png Spr b 7s 425.png Spr 7s 425.png Spr b 7s 425.png
Spr 7s 425 s.png Spr b 7s 425 s.png Spr 7s 425 s.png Spr b 7s 425 s.png
Front Back Front Back
425MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Drifloon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Drifloon was the first Generation IV Pokémon to be revealed in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • In the Japanese version of Pearl's Pokédex entry, Drifloon specifically takes children to the "world of the dead" (Japanese: あのよ), instead of just trying to "steal them away" as in the English version. However, in release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl in the United States, the description along with Drifloon's trophy still states that it is "taking children to the underworld".
  • Drifloon shares its category with Igglybuff, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, and Qwilfish. They are all known as the Balloon Pokémon.
  • Drifloon and its evolved form are the only Pokémon not introduced in Generation III to be found in the Fluctuating Experience Group.
    • They are also the only Flying-type Pokémon and the only Ghost-type Pokémon in the Fluctuating Experience Group.

Origin

Drifloon is based on a balloon. It also resembles the comb jelly, specifically the tentaculata.

Name origin

Drifloon is a combination of drift and balloon.

Fuwante may be a combination of ふわふわ fuwa fuwa (soft, airy and light, or an onomatopoeia for floating), 風船 fūsen (balloon), and 不安定 fuantei (unstable).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フワンテ Fuwante From ふわふわ fuwa fuwa, 風船 fūsen, and 不安定 fuantei
France Flag.png French Baudrive From baudruche and dérive
Spain Flag.png Spanish Drifloon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Driftlon From Drift and Ballon
Italy Flag.png Italian Drifloon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 흔들풍손 Hundlpungson Combination of 흔들다 heundeulda and a play on 풍선 pungseon and son.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 飄飄球 Piāo Piāo Qiú Literally "Lightly floating balloon". is derived from 氣球 Qì​qiú.


Related articles

External links


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