Mandibuzz (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Vullaby #629: Vullaby
Pokémon
#631: Heatmor Heatmor
Mandibuzz
Bone Vulture Pokémon
バルジーナ
Vulgina
#630
Mandibuzz



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Flying
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Big Pecks or Overcoat Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Mandibuzz
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Weight
87.1 lbs. 39.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
179
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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0
Def
2
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
35
External Links

Mandibuzz (Japanese: バルジーナ Vulgina) is a dual-type Dark/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Vullaby starting at level 54.

Biology

Mandibuzz is a vulture-like Pokémon, particularly resembling a turkey vulture. It has a bare, pink head and neck, along with a notched black beak and red eyes. There are black eyelashes or eyeliner-like markings above its eyes. A long brown tuft with a bone in the middle extends from the back of its head. It has a tan ruff at the base of its neck, and shaggy darker brown wings with gray tips. Mandibuzz also has shaggy brown tail feathers. Its pink feet have black talons. It has decorated itself with bones — a jaw with sharp teeth — to form a skirt. Different types of bones fall in and out of use as if there were fashion trends among Mandibuzz.

Mandibuzz lives in nests made from the bones it finds. Weakened prey such as Cubone is dragged back to this nest after Mandibuzz swoops down on it from the sky. Mandibuzz is a female-only species, although it dresses attractively in bones as a fruitless attempt to attract mates.

In the anime

Main series

 
Mandibuzz in the anime

Major appearances

Two Mandibuzz made their main series debut in Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!. One of the Mandibuzz had eaten the other's food without her permission, causing her to get kicked out of the nest. As a result, she was forced to take the den belonging to a wild Scrafty. However, she was later defeated by Scraggy's newly learned High Jump Kick, allowing Scrafty to reclaim its den.

In Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!, Katharine offered a Mandibuzz to trade Ash for his Scraggy. She was later used in a battle against Tepig, which she lost.

Minor appearances

Mandibuzz debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram. In Black—Victini and Reshiram, Ash spotted a Mandibuzz soaring in the sky while walking on a trail with Iris and Cilan.

A Mandibuzz appeared in PK22.

In Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!, a Mandibuzz attacked Gladion and his Umbreon, but she was quickly driven off.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW043 Mandibuzz Ash's Pokédex Mandibuzz, the Bone Vulture Pokémon. Mandibuzz swoops down from the sky, attacking weakened Pokémon. It builds its nest out of bones it collects.
BW055 Mandibuzz Ash's Pokédex Mandibuzz, the Bone Vulture Pokémon. Mandibuzz swoops down from the sky to attack its prey using its sharp, powerful claws and beak.

Pokémon Generations

In The Uprising, Team Plasma Grunts used multiple Mandibuzz to battle Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

In the manga

 
Mandibuzz in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

A Mandibuzz appeared in Clash! White Hero vs Black Hero.

Pokémon Adventures

In Homecoming, one of the Seven Sages used a Mandibuzz during his battle at the Pokémon League. It went up against the Trainers who were helping Black rescue the captured Gym Leaders.

A Mandibuzz used by Team Plasma appeared in Frozen World. She attempted to capture Rood for Colress, but caught Whitley instead. In the following round, several more Mandibuzz were seen under the ownership of Team Plasma Grunts, used in an attempt to fight against Blake.

A Flying Taxi Mandibuzz appeared in the Sword & Shield chapter.

Pokémon RéBURST

Miruto has a Mandibuzz that she attempted to use to fly to the top of Mt. Serables. Before she could do so, however, Ryouga stopped her due to flying on the mountain being dangerous. Another Mandibuzz appears as a Burst form of Lukov.

In the TCG

Main article: Mandibuzz (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #136
Unova
B2W2: #112
Black It makes a nest out of the bones it finds. It grabs weakened prey in its talons and hauls it to its nest of bones.
White Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Black 2 They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
Y Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Omega Ruby They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
Alpha Sapphire Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #078
Alola
USUM: #092
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun They adorn themselves beautifully with bones. This is supposedly an effort to attract males, but no male Mandibuzz have ever been found.
Moon It circles in the sky, keeping a keen eye out for Pokémon in a weakened state. Its choicest food is Cubone.
Ultra Sun It skillfully arranges the bones of its prey to construct its nest. Most of the bones are Cubone.
Ultra Moon It's always searching for food for Vullaby. When it finds a weak Pokémon, Mandibuzz swoops it right off to its nest.
Generation VIII Galar
#284
Galar
Isle of Armor #182
Sword Although it's a bit of a ruffian, this Pokémon will take lost Vullaby under its wing and care for them till they're ready to leave the nest.
Shield They adorn themselves with bones. There seem to be fashion trends among them, as different bones come into and fall out of popularity.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Route 11, Village Bridge (dark grass)
White
Trade
Black 2
Route 4Th (Always has Weak Armor)
White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Vullaby
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Vullaby
Generation VII
Sun
Trade
Moon
Poni Plains
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Poni Plains
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage
Rolling Fields, East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror (Max Raid Battle)
Shield Expansion Pass
Challenge Road (Wanderer)
Loop Lagoon, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
MD GTI
Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire (1F-12F), Glacier Palace - Western Spire (1F-12F), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: A Flowing Desert
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Tu
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 274
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Flowery Wooded Dell (Back Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Rowlet Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Sweltering Sands, Barren Badlands


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
110
170 - 217 330 - 424
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
510
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
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
011 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
011 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
1818 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
2424 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
3030 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4242 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4848 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
5757 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
6464 Defog Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
7272 Attract Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
8080 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • 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 
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM47  TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
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
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36  TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR66  TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • 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 
    Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
      
      
 
Roost Flying Status —% 10
   Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Mandibuzz 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 Mandibuzz in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • 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 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see 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 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Mirror Move × Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Punishment × Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
  • 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 Mandibuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mandibuzz
  • × 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: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 61
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is competitive, but she is quite kind. She takes you to a secret place.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#397
 

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
Skill Swapper: Rock Shot
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 242 Base Attack: 129 Base Defense: 205
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Air Slash
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Aerial Ace, Foul Play, Shadow Ball
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #129
Those Mandibuzz in the desert aren’t just going for a leisurely flight—they’re also looking for food. Other Pokémon are always on alert so that Mandibuzz won’t steal their meals!

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Vullaby
 Dark  Flying 
 
Level 54
 
First evolution
Mandibuzz
 Dark  Flying 


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 Mandibuzz images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Despite Special Attack being its lowest stat, Mandibuzz awards Special Attack EVs when defeated.
  • According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, Vullaby and Mandibuzz were added late into the development of Black and White. When Mandibuzz was originally created by James Turner, it was unrelated to Braviary, but it was later decided to use its design as a counterpart to Braviary.
  • Mandibuzz and Vullaby can be seen as counterparts to Braviary and Rufflet. Mandibuzz and Braviary share a base stat total of 510, evolve from their pre-evolved forms starting at level 54, and are both part Flying. Mandibuzz and Vullaby are exclusive to Black, Black 2, Moon, Ultra Moon, and Shield, while Braviary and Rufflet are to White, White 2, Sun, Ultra Sun, and Sword. Whereas Mandibuzz and Vullaby can only be female, Braviary and Rufflet can only be male.

Origin

Mandibuzz is based on an Old World vulture, most closely resembling a lappet-faced vulture with the prominent ruff of a white-rumped vulture. Its design also bears resemblance to stereotypical "savages", barbarians, or cavemen. The row of teeth around its waist resembles an apron.

Name origin

Mandibuzz may be a combination of mandible or mandil and buzzard.

Vulgina may be a combination of vulture or vulgar and regina (Latin and Italian for queen).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese バルジーナ Vulgina From vulture and regina
  French Vaututrice From vautour and tutrice
  Spanish Mandibuzz Same as English name
  German Grypheldis From Vultur gryphus and eldest
  Italian Mandibuzz Same as English name
  Korean 버랜지나 Beorenjina Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 禿鷹娜 / 秃鹰娜 Tūyīngnà From 禿鷹 tūyīng and


Notes


External links

  #629: Vullaby
Pokémon
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