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Noctowl #164: Noctowl
Pokémon
#166: Ledian Ledian
Ledyba
Five Star Pokémon
レディバ
Rediba
#165
Ledyba



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm or Early Bird Cacophony
Cacophony
Rattled
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Ledyba
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
23.8 lbs. 10.8 kg
Ledyba
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
54
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
53
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Ledyba
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
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
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F165.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Ledyba (Japanese: レディバ Rediba) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves into Ledian starting at level 18.

Contents

Biology

Ledyba is a Pokémon that resembles a ladybug. Its wing covers are red with five black spots; this pattern differs slightly for each individual. The wings themselves are clear. Its main body and lower jaw are yellow, while the rest of its head is red. It has large, round eyes and a pair of black antennae. The antennae are shorter on the female than on the male. It has six black legs with white hands that resemble boxing gloves.

Ledyba is a social Pokémon that is active in large groups. If left alone, it becomes timid and afraid to move. It is also very sensitive to cold, so it forms clusters with other Ledyba for warmth. An aromatic fluid is secreted from its feet and leg joints, which it uses for communication. The fluid indicates its location and conveys emotion; it will smell sour if Ledyba is angry. In the anime, it has been shown to serve a role in pollinating the fruit-producing plants of the Pokémon world and is usually instructed to do so by means of a special whistle. However, like most Pokémon, it will also respond to regular vocal commands. Ledyba builds its nest on leaves in temperate forests and jungles and joins with other Ledyba to protect its home when needed. As shown in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, they sleep in groups of four.

In the anime

Ledyba in the anime
A Ledyba Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Ledyba debuted in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure. Misty's Togepi saw them and curiously followed them. Later on, Ash's Pikachu and the other Pokémon were saved by the same group from falling out of a tree stump and down a cliff.

Six Ledyba made their main series debut in The Whistle Stop, under the ownership of Arielle, who controlled them with her whistle. They were targeted in one of Team Rocket's schemes.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, multiple Ledyba were living in the forest.

Minor appearances

In Tricks of the Trade, a Ledyba was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

Multiple wild Ledyba appeared in Houndoom's Special Delivery.

Multiple Ledyba appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

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

In Some Enchanted Sweetening!, a Ledyba was lured in by the Honey that Cheryl had slathered onto a tree. Additional Ledyba also appeared in a boss fantasy in the same episode, but said boss fantasy was cut from the dub due to it containing suggestive material.

A Ledyba appeared in The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!.

Multiple Ledyba appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, a Ledyba lived in the forest where Aaron's training center was located.

Multiple Ledyba appeared in Strategy Begins at Home!.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, multiple Ledyba were living in Crown City. A few of them attacked Zorua in surrounding him, angry for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight could break out, Celebi calmed the attackers.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, multiple Ledyba were living in Pokémon Hills.

A Ledyba appeared in BWS01.

In Facing the Grand Design!, multiple Ledyba were living near Grace Tower.

In A Relay in the Sky!, a Ledyba and a Hoppip competed in the Pokémon Sky Relay.

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, a Ledyba was playing in Lillie's garden. It reappeared in The Ol' Raise and Switch!.

In A Seasoned Search!, three Ledyba were attracted by Bounsweet's Sweet Scent, which was intended to attract an Oricorio.

Two Ledyba appeared in a fantasy in Lulled to La-La Land!.

In I Choose You!, six Ledyba flew over the Shamouti Island area.

In Deceiving Appearances!, two Ledyba were seen at Aether Paradise.

A Trainer's Ledyba appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

Two Trainers' Ledyba appeared in The Power of Us.

Three Ledyba appeared in Securing the Future!, with two under the ownership of different Trainers and the third being wild. They joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Ledyba appeared in a fantasy in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!.

A Trainer's Ledyba appeared in Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Ledyba competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

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

A Ledyba appeared in a flashback in JN032.

Multiple Ledyba appeared in a fantasy in JN033.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP128 Ledyba Ash's Pokédex Ledyba, the Five Star Pokémon. These naturally gentle Bug types gather in groups during cold weather to keep warm.

In the manga

Ledyba in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Three Ledyba debuted in The Legend, where they were seen flying while Green finished her message to Silver in Johto.

Professor Oak has a Ledyba, nicknamed Bach, which debuted in Elekid Incorporated.

A Ledyba is one of the Pokémon Crystal mentions she caught for Professor Oak at Elm's Laboratory in Three Cheers for Chikorita.

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

A Ledyba appeared with its Trainer at the Mini-game Corner in PS553.

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

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Ledyba appeared in the intro of Let's Go! The Journey Towards The Championship.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Ledyba appeared in GDZ35.

Multiple Ledyba appeared in GDZ36.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni used a Ledyba in Showdown at the Radio Tower!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Ledyba (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#030
Gold It is very timid. It will be afraid to move if it is alone. But it will be active if it is in a group.
Silver When the weather turns cold, lots of Ledyba gather from everywhere to cluster and keep each other warm.
Crystal It is timid and clusters together with others. The fluid secreted by its feet indicates its location.
Stadium 2 It is very timid. It will be afraid to move if it is alone. But it will be active if it is in a group.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Ledyba secretes an aromatic fluid from where its legs join its body. This fluid is used for communicating with others. This Pokémon conveys its feelings to others by altering the fluid's scent.
Sapphire
Emerald Ledyba communicate using a fluid that they secrete from where the legs join the body. They are said to convey feelings to others by altering the fluid's scent.
FireRed When the weather turns cold, lots of Ledyba gather from everywhere to cluster and keep each other warm.
LeafGreen It is very timid. It will be afraid to move if it is alone. But it will be active if it is in a group.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#030
Diamond It is so timid, it can't move if it isn't with a swarm of others. It conveys its feelings with scent.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is very timid. It will be afraid to move if it is alone. But it will be active if it is in a group.
SoulSilver When the weather turns cold, lots of Ledyba gather from everywhere to cluster and keep each other warm.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is so timid, it can't move if it isn't with a swarm of others. It conveys its feelings with scent.
White
Black 2 It is so timid, it can't move if it isn't with a swarm of others. It conveys its feelings with scent.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #074
Hoenn
#—
X When the weather turns cold, lots of Ledyba gather from everywhere to cluster and keep each other warm.
Y It is timid and clusters together with others. The fluid secreted by its feet indicates its location.
Omega Ruby Ledyba secretes an aromatic fluid from where its legs join its body. This fluid is used for communicating with others. This Pokémon conveys its feelings to others by altering the fluid's scent.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#020
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun They are timid and grow uneasy when not in a swarm with others of their kind. The pattern on their backs differs slightly from one to another.
Moon They communicate with one another using bodily fluids that give off odors. When they're angry, their odor smells sour.
Ultra Sun This Pokémon is very sensitive to cold. In the warmth of Alola, it appears quite lively.
Ultra Moon These very cowardly Pokémon join together and use Reflect to protect their nest.
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
Routes 2, 30, 31, and 37Morning
Crystal
Routes 2, 30, 31, 36, and 37, National ParkMorning
Routes 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39 (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
Pattern Bush
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Gateon Port (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Breed Ledian
Platinum
Breed Ledian
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Route 2MorningDay
Routes 30, 31, and 37Morning
Routes 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 47, and 48, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, National Park, Safari Zone Gate, Ecruteak City, Pallet Town, Viridian Forest, Viridian City, Fuchsia City (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Breed Ledian
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Breed Ledian
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Route 4, Berry fields, Friend Safari (Bug)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 1Day
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 1Day
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
Channel
Back Yard
Trozei!
Secret Storage 4, Secret Storage 17, Endless Level 2, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Sinister Woods (7F-10F), Pitfall Valley (1F-6F), Joyous Tower (22F-25F), Remains Island (B1-B6)
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
Dubious Forest (1F-6F)
Ranger: GS
Latolato Trail
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Su
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

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Barrier Ledyba English United States 5 February 28 to March 6, 2003

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
265
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
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
13/20 ★★☆☆

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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Ledyba's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slam Ledyba (Skyridge 73)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani165.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12.1%
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm so glad you're on my side!
26%-50% HP I'm in big trouble! I've lost half my HP.
1%-25% HP I can't keep up... I have no energy left at all.
Level up Yay, I leveled up! I get happy seeing others level, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 165.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
Bug Assist.png
Bug
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-093
It flings gooey blobs that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush165 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 65 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT165.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#674
Shuffle165.png

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Ledyba in the puzzle area.


Pokémon GO
GO165.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 118
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Ledyba Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Silver Wind, Swift, Aerial Ace

Evolution

165Ledyba.png
Unevolved
Ledyba
 Bug  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 18
166Ledian.png
First evolution
Ledian
 Bug  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 165.png Spr b 2g 165.png Spr 2s 165.png Spr b 2g 165.png Spr 2c 165.png Spr b 2c 165.png
Spr 2g 165 s.png Spr b 2g 165 s.png Spr 2s 165 s.png Spr b 2g 165 s.png Spr 2c 165 s.png Spr b 2g 165 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 165.png Spr b 3r 165.png Spr 3e 165.png Spr b 3r 165.png Spr 3r 165.png Spr b 3r 165.png
Spr 3r 165 s.png Spr b 3r 165 s.png Spr 3e 165 s.png Spr b 3r 165 s.png Spr 3r 165 s.png Spr b 3r 165 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
165MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Ledyba images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Ledyba is likely based on a ladybug. Its Shiny color scheme seems to be based on Coccinella transversalis.

Name origin

Ledyba and Rediba are derived from ladybug, ladybird, and possibly red.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese レディバ Rediba May be a corruption of ladybug or ladybird, or a combination of ladybug and red
France Flag.png French Coxy From Coccinella
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ledyba Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ledyba Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Ledyba Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 레디바 Ledyba Same as Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 芭瓢蟲 / 芭瓢虫 Bāpiáochóng From and 瓢蟲 piáochóng


External links


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