Joltik (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Joltik
Attaching Pokémon
バチュル
Bachuru
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Joltik



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Electric
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Compound Eyes or Unnerve Cacophony
Cacophony
Swarm
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
0'04" 0.1 m
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Weight
1.3 lbs. 0.6 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Joltik (Japanese: バチュル Bachuru) is a dual-type Bug/Electric Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Galvantula starting at level 36.

Biology

 
Joltik's size compared to a Beartic. — Joltik is next to Beartic's underarm.

At 4 inches (0.1 meters) tall, Joltik is one of the smallest Pokémon in existence. It has four legs tipped with blue, conical feet. Its ovoid body is completely covered in yellow fur, with notable tufts sticking out on each side of its face, just over each eye, and its lower back. Joltik has four blue eyes. The two larger eyes are set relatively far apart on its face, containing black pupils. The two smaller simple eyes are situated between the first pair, slightly higher up on its face. Joltik's mandibles point downward and reside at the bottom of its face, where they closely resemble tufts of hair.

Joltik is one of the shortest Pokémon in existence. In fact, it is too small to generate its own electricity, so it attaches itself to larger Pokémon and feeds off their static electricity. More than often it prefers sticking on Yamper's hindquarters. It will also make its way into houses and feed off electricity in electrical sockets. All of the energy it absorbs it stores in an electric pouch on its body. As seen in the anime, Joltik is not especially aggressive, but will defend itself if bothered. It has been demonstrated that if Joltik is unable to find a source of energy, it will be unable to move and in serious danger.

In the anime

 
Joltik in the anime

Major appearances

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Reason: Role in BW088

Joltik debuted in Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!, where it was accidentally mistaken as Ash's Oshawott's missing scalchop. When Oshawott put it on his stomach, the angry Joltik started to shock Oshawott until it was taken off.

In Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!, Sylvester used a Joltik to battle Georgia during the first round of the Club Battle tournament. They lost when Beartic fell on top of Joltik despite it using a creative strategy in which it attached itself to Beartic's hide and used Thunderbolt on it.

In Crisis at Chargestone Cave!, multiple Joltik and Galvantula stole electricity from Pokémon and objects to feed on because the rocks in the Chargestone Cave that they normally fed on were being stolen by Team Rocket. They reappeared in a flashback in Battling the Bully!.

A Joltik appeared in The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo!, where it played a major role.

Minor appearances

Multiple Joltik appeared in Crisis at Ferroseed Research!.

A Trainer's Joltik appeared in A Close Call... Practically!.

In A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!, a Joltik was seen in the Wild Area.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW028 Joltik Ash's Pokédex Joltik, the Attaching Pokémon. Joltik cling to larger Pokémon, and absorb static electricity, storing the energy in a special pouch.
BW088 Joltik Dawn's Pokédex Joltik, the Attaching Pokémon. Joltik absorbs static electricity by attaching to large Pokémon.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In An Odd Speech, a Joltik sits on top of a male Clerk's head while its Trainer watches Ghetsis deliver his speech at Accumula Town.

Multiple Joltik appeared in Underground Showdown.

Three Joltik appeared in a fantasy in A Misunderstanding.

A Joltik liberated by Team Plasma appeared in The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

Multiple Joltik appeared in The Blue Scroll: Mitsunari, Kiyomasa, and Masanori.

Pokémon RéBURST

Joltik appeared in RB01.

In the TCG

Main article: Joltik (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

Six Joltik appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #101
Unova
B2W2: #173
Black Joltik that live in cities have learned a technique for sucking electricity from the outlets in houses.
White They attach themselves to large-bodied Pokémon and absorb static electricity, which they store in an electric pouch.
Black 2 Since it can't generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Since it can't generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.
Y They attach themselves to large-bodied Pokémon and absorb static electricity, which they store in an electric pouch.
Omega Ruby Since it can't generate its own electricity, it sticks onto large-bodied Pokémon and absorbs static electricity.
Alpha Sapphire They attach themselves to large-bodied Pokémon and absorb static electricity, which they store in an electric pouch.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#064
Galar
Crown Tundra #093
Sword Joltik can be found clinging to other Pokémon. It's soaking up static electricity because it can't produce a charge on its own.
Shield Joltik latch on to other Pokémon and suck out static electricity. They're often found sticking to Yamper's hindquarters.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Chargestone Cave
Black 2 White 2
Chargestone Cave
Chargestone Cave (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Galvantula
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 116 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 4, Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, East Lake Axewell, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Cap
Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, South Lake Miloch, Motostoke Riverbank, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Giant's Cap, Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Training Lowlands, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed, Frigid Sea, Three-Point Pass, Ballimere Lake (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Firebreathing Mountain, World Axle - B2F
Conquest
Violight, Chrysalia
MD GTI
Stony Cave (B1-B5), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall), Poké Forest (3F-5F), Pika Land (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Su
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 255
Rumble World
White Ruins: Rumbling Hall (All Areas), Distortion Land: Electromagnetic Plant (All Areas)
Picross
Area 20: Stage 09
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mimikyu Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Outaway Cave, Durice Island Illumina SpotLevel 2


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
47
46 - 108 89 - 212
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
57
55 - 119 107 - 234
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
319
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.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
044 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 09595% 15
088 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1212 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
1616 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
2020 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
2424 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2828 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3232 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3737 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4444 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
4848 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Joltik
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Joltik
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07  TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM52  TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM62  TM62 Speed Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM73  TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82  TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR18  TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR60  TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR61  TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR80  TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR86  TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Joltik
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Joltik
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
     Double Team Normal Status —% 15
    Infestation Bug Special 20 100% 20
     Lunge Bug Physical 80 100% 15
      Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
      
      
 
Struggle Bug Bug Special 50 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Joltik 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 Joltik in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Joltik
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Joltik
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Rising Voltage Electric Special 70 100% 20
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Joltik
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Joltik
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Camouflage × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
V VI VII Disable Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Spider Web × Bug Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Joltik
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Joltik
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 3.33 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
The Joltik in the warehouse and the ones in other Areas get along well, but they don't have much chance to talk. They all live at their own pace.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★ Move: Electro Ball
Attack: Ability 1: Compoundeyes
Ability 2: Sequence
Ability 3: Sponge
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves into Galvantula when its Speed is 84 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Motozane, Sekisō, and Yasutomo
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#369
 

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 110 Base Defense: 98
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Charge Beam, Sucker Punch
Charged Attacks: Cross Poison, Bug Buzz, Discharge
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #184
Did you notice the Joltik clinging to the other Pokémon in the cave? They can’t produce a charge on their own, so they absorb the static electricity from others.

In Pokémon GO, Joltik could be obtained by completing the time-limited Special Research, Season of Legends.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Joltik
 Bug  Electric 
 
Level 36
 
First evolution
Galvantula
 Bug  Electric 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Joltik images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Joltik's Pokédex entries state that it latches onto larger Pokémon to drain their static electricity, so it may be based on a tick. It may also be based on a jumping spider or, like its evolved form, a tarantula. Its Electric typing may derive from a recently confirmed hypothesis that spiders exploit electricity in the atmosphere (along with wind) to 'fly' or balloon using their silk.[1]

Name origin

Joltik may be a combination of jolt and tick.

Bachuru may be a combination of バチバチ bachibachi (onomatopoeia for electric crackling) and タランチュラ taranchura (tarantula). It may also be a combination of bug and 虫 chū (bug, an alternate reading of mushi).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese バチュル Bachuru From バチバチ bachibachi and タランチュラ taranchura
  French Statitik From électricité statique and tique
  Spanish Joltik Same as English name
  German Wattzapf From Watt and anzapfen
  Italian Joltik Same as English name
  Korean 파쪼옥 Pazzouok From 파직 pajick and 쪼옥 jjook
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 電電蟲 / 电电虫 Diàndiànchóng From diàn and chóng


Notes

External links


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