Ledian (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Ledyba #165: Ledyba
Pokémon
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Ledian
Five Star Pokémon
レディアン
Redian
#166
Ledian



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Swarm or Early Bird Cacophony
Cacophony
Iron Fist
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
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Weight
78.5 lbs. 35.6 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
134
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
137
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Sp.Atk
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Ledian (Japanese: レディアン Redian) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Ledyba starting at level 18.

Biology

Ledian is a Pokémon that resembles a slightly humanoid ladybug. It has a pair of black antennae, a black spot in the center of its forehead and on the back of its head, blue eyes, and a cream-colored area around its mouth; the rest of its head is red. The antennae are shorter on the female than on the male. Its back and the top of its wing covers are red with black spots, while the underside of its body and wing covers are cream-colored. Underneath its wing covers are a pair of clear wings. Its neck and limbs are black. It has four arms with white hands that resemble boxing gloves and a pair of legs with red feet.

Ledian sleeps wrapped in leaves or grass in temperate and tropical forests during the day. At night, it flutters around scattering a glowing powder that is thought to bring good luck. It is believed to use starlight as energy and the patterns on its back grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars in the sky. In addition to starlight, it loves to eat Berries. A weak fighter, it tries for quantity over power by throwing a barrage of punches with all four of its arms.

In the anime

 
Ledian in the anime

Major appearances

In Mountain Time, Benji and his father each own a Ledian. They work with their Trainers in the Mountain Patrol, though Benji's Ledian needed further training under his father's Pidgeotto.

In Mewtwo Returns, multiple wild Ledian worked with other Bug-type Pokémon to save Mount Quena from Team Rocket.

In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, a Ledian witnessed the crash-landing of Team Rocket's balloon and informed Aaron about it.

Minor appearances

Multiple wild Ledian appeared in Houndoom's Special Delivery.

A Coordinator's Ledian appeared in Deceit and Assist.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Ledian were living in the Tree of Beginning.

A Trainer's Ledian appeared in The Ole' Berate and Switch!.

A Coordinator's Ledian appeared in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!.

In The Rise of Darkrai, Darkrai hit a Ledian with Dark Void.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, a Ledian living in Crown City surrounded Zorua with several other Pokémon at the park to attack him, angry for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight broke out, Celebi calmed the attackers down.

In Alola, Alola!, multiple Ledian were on Treasure Island.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP172 Ledian Ash's Pokédex Ledian, the Five Star Pokémon. The evolved form of Ledyba. The spots on the Ledian's back are said to react to the stars in the night sky.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Multiple Ledian debuted in Piloswine Whine, under the control of Team Rocket Grunts. They attacked Gold and Silver, but were easily defeated.

A Ledian appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Thorton rented a Ledian for his battle against Platinum in Uprooting Seedot and Outlasting Ledian. It primarily used Baton Pass to power up its teammates.

A Ledian appeared in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down, under the ownership of a Bug Catcher at the Safari Zone.

A Ledian appeared in a flashback in A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart.

Two Ledian belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in Battle in Vast Poni Canyon.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Trainer's Ledian appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic

A Ledian appeared in Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic.

In the TCG

Main article: Ledian (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#031
Gold When the stars flicker in the night sky, it flutters about, scattering a glowing powder.
Silver The star patterns on its back grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars in the night sky.
Crystal In the daytime when it gets warm, it curls up inside a big leaf and drifts off into a deep slumber.
Stadium 2 When the stars flicker in the night sky, it flutters about, scattering a glowing powder.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby It is said that in lands with clean air, where the stars fill the sky, there live Ledian in countless numbers. There is a good reason for this - the Pokémon uses the light of the stars as its energy.
Sapphire
Emerald It is said that in lands with clean air, where the stars fill the sky, there live many Ledian. For good reason, they use the light of the stars as energy.
FireRed The star patterns on its back grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars in the night sky.
LeafGreen When the stars flicker in the night sky, it flutters about, scattering a glowing powder.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#031
Diamond It uses starlight as energy. When more stars appear at night, the patterns on its back grow larger.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When the stars flicker in the night sky, it flutters about, scattering a glowing powder.
SoulSilver The spot patterns on its back grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars in the night sky.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It uses starlight as energy. When more stars appear at night, the patterns on its back grow larger.
White
Black 2 It uses starlight as energy. When more stars appear at night, the patterns on its back grow larger.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #075
Hoenn
#—
X When the stars flicker in the night sky, it flutters about, scattering a glowing powder.
Y The spot patterns on its back grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars in the night sky.
Omega Ruby It is said that in lands with clean air, where the stars fill the sky, there live Ledian in countless numbers. There is a good reason for this—the Pokémon uses the light of the stars as its energy.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#021
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun While it's believed that starlight provides it with energy, this Pokémon also loves to eat berries. In the daytime, it curls up in the grass to sleep.
Moon In battle, it throws punches with all four arms. The power of each individual blow is piddly, so it aims to win by quantity rather than quality.
Ultra Sun It's said that the patterns on its back are related to the stars in the night sky, but the details of that relationship remain unclear.
Ultra Moon It flies through the night sky, sprinkling sparkly dust. According to some, if that dust sticks to you, good things will happen to you.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold
Trade
Silver
Route 2Morning
Crystal
Routes 2 and 37Morning
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Ledyba
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Ledyba
Colosseum
The Under (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Ledyba
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 229Morning
Platinum
Route 229Morning
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Route 2Morning
Viridian Forest (Headbutt)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Dreamyard (dark grass)
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Route 22 (Swarm)
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Ledyba
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 10, 11, and 17, Malie Garden, Ula'ula MeadowDay
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 10, 11, and 17, Malie Garden, Ula'ula MeadowDay
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Phobos Jet, Endless Level 34, Forever Level 34, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve from Ledyba
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Travail (1F-19F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
MD Sky
Mt. Travail (1F-19F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
MD Blazing
Evolve Ledyba
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern, Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Seventh release)
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Breezy Grasslands (All Areas), Legend Terrain: Meteorite Parkland (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Entei Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Founja JungleNight, Mightywide RiverNight


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
390
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
4/5 ★★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Ledian is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
011 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
055 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
088 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
1212 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
1212 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
1212 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
1515 Mach Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 30
2020 Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
2424 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
2929 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
3333 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3838 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4242 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4747 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ledian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ledian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16  TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM19  TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33  TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM51  TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM52  TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM60  TM60 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM62  TM62 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM75  TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM89  TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ledian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ledian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
      
   
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
  Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
  Encore Normal Status 100% 5
     Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
      Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
      
  
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
  Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ledian 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 Ledian in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ledian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ledian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - 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 Ledian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ledian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ledian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ledian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I won't lose so long as the stars sparkle and shine in the sky!
26%-50% HP Oh? My health is down by a half already. We better be careful.
1%-25% HP I'm fading fast... My sparkly powder is almost gone...
Level up All right! I leveled up! I'll shower more sparkly powder on foes!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Bug
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×3)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-094
It flings gooey blobs that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#675
 

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 107 Base Defense: 179
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Struggle Bug, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Bug Buzz, Silver Wind, Aerial Ace
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #057
When night falls, Ledian flutters about, scattering a sparkling dust. It seems very drawn to anything that lights up—maybe because it uses starlight as energy.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Ledyba
 Bug  Flying 
 
Level 18
 
First evolution
Ledian
 Bug  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Ledian images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

 
Sprite from
Pokéstar Studios

Trivia

  • Despite multiple Pokédex entries describing its nocturnal behavior, wild Ledian are almost always encountered exclusively during the morning or daytime.
  • Despite its category, Ledian's five spots are neither star-shaped nor are they arranged in a typical star pattern.
  • Ledian could not learn any Bug-type or Flying-type moves until Generation III. Therefore, a Ledian in Generation II could not receive STAB unless it possessed the appropriate Hidden Power.

Origin

Ledian seems to be based on a ladybug, particularly the Asian ladybeetle or seven-spot ladybird due to its bright red color and black spots. Its nocturnal habits and bioluminescence may be inspired by fireflies. Its humanoid body and large, ovoid head and eyes are also reminiscent of a grey alien.

Name origin

Ledian and Redian may be a combination of ladybug, red, and alien.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese レディアン Redian From ladybug or ladybird and red
  French Coxyclaque From coccinelle and claque
  Spanish Ledian Same as English name
  German Ledian Same as English name
  Italian Ledian Same as English name
  Korean 레디안 Ledian Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 安瓢蟲 Ōnpìuhchùhng From ōn and 瓢蟲 pìuhchùhng
  Mandarin Chinese 安瓢蟲 / 安瓢虫 Ānpiáochóng From ān and 瓢蟲 / 瓢虫piáochóng


External links

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