Helioptile is a small, lizard-like Pokémon. It has a tapering tail, short legs, and small feet with three pointed toes on each foot. Its body is pale yellow, while its feet and the tip of its tail are black. The top of its head is black as well with a small triangular yellow patch between the eyes. It has two long, black pointed frills with yellow tips hanging from the sides of its head, which can stiffen and unfold. These frills have cells which generate electricity when exposed to sunlight. It has large eyes with blue irises and white pupils. Helioptile can generate its own energy from sunlight, so it can thrive without food; it will still eat if needed. It lives in deserts. It and its evolution, Heliolisk are the only known Pokémon capable of learning Electrify.
Helioptile debuted in The Journalist from Another Region!, under the ownership of Alexa. It is Alexa's companion Pokémon and is often seen climbing on her back. Helioptile and Gogoat were the first Generation VI Pokémon to appear in an episode of the anime. It has since made further appearances in the anime.
Helioptile appears in the background of the Prism Tower stage.
A very timid Pokémon that makes its home in arid deserts. The necktie-like frills on either side of its head can be stretched out to absorb sunlight, which Helioptile then uses to generate electricity. Thanks to this energy source, it can even survive without food. If your phone runs out of battery in the desert, why not ask this guy for help?
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.