Helioptile is a bipedal, lizard-like Pokémon. It is primarily pale yellow with black paws and tail tip. The top of its head is also black with a triangular yellow marking on its forehead. It has blue eyes, a slightly pointed head, a tapering tail, and three toes on each foot. On either side of its head hangs a pointed, extension with a yellow tip. These can stiffen and expand into a frill. These frills have cells that generate electricity when exposed to sunlight. This allows it to create its own energy and thrive without food in its desert home. Helioptile 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.