Ribombee (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Ribombee
Bee Fly Pokémon
アブリボン
Aburibbon
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Ribombee



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Fairy
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Honey Gather or Shield Dust Cacophony
Cacophony
Sweet Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and Fairy
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
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Weight
1.1 lbs. 0.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
162
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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Ribombee (Japanese: アブリボン Aburibbon) is a dual-type Bug/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Cutiefly starting at level 25.

Biology

Ribombee is a tiny, insectoid Pokémon with a large head, slightly smaller body, and thin arms and legs. It is covered in fluffy, yellow hair and has a white face and lower body, and a tuft of hair on its back. It has big eyes with one white and one brown square speck in the center. Over its eyes are white hairs similar to eyelashes, and it has two black antennae. Around its neck is a brown scarf with a needle-like projection on the front. Two wings nearly as large as its body sprout from its back. The wings are white with three brown loop designs near the base. Its four thin limbs have bulbous hands or feet. It is one of the shortest Pokémon in existence.

Ribombee uses its fluffy hair to hold pollen it collects from flowers. Rain turns its hair dirty and its pollen damp, so it only visits fields if the weather remains clear. When storms are on the horizon, Ribombee hide in tree hollows and wait stock-still. The pollen and nectar it collects are used to form balls called "Pollen Puffs". These balls can be used as food or relieve tiredness with a soothing effect. The Alolan people sell Pollen Puffs as valuable nutritious supplements.[1] When Rimbombee senses a human or Pokémon feeling sad, it will cheer them up using handmade pollen puffs. In Generation VII, Pollen Puff was its signature move.

A special Ribombee in Alola serves as the Totem Pokémon for the Seafolk Village's Island trial.

Evolution

Ribombee evolves from Cutiefly.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Cutiefly
 Bug  Fairy 

 
First evolution
Ribombee
 Bug  Fairy 


In the anime

Main series

 
Ribombee in the anime

Major appearances

A Ribombee appeared in The Shape of Love to Come!, under the ownership of Mina. It is her partner Pokémon, and as a result, Mina can understand the emotions Ribombee senses. Ribombee reappeared in Battle Royal 151! and The Battlefield of Truth and Love!.

Minor appearances

Multiple Ribombee debuted in Partner Promises!, where they were among the Pokémon that Ash and Pikachu saw on Treasure Island. They reappeared in Alola, Alola!, when Ash revisited the island alongside his classmates and Misty.

A Ribombee appeared in A Dream Encounter! in a video advertising Aether Paradise. It reappeared in Deceiving Appearances!. Three additional Ribombee appeared in a video in Mission: Total Recall!. Three of these Rimbombee appeared again in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!.

Multiple Ribombee appeared in Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!, with one appearing in the present day. In the past, they gave Lana and Mallow pollen puff each. In the present day, Jessie, after hearing that story, found a Ribombee and demanded one, only to receive a defensive purple puff.

A Trainer's Ribombee appeared in I Choose Paradise!, where it was among the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

Multiple Ribombee appeared in Battling the Beast Within! as residents of the post-apocalyptic Ultra Ruin. One appeared during the present day and the rest appeared in a flashback.

A Ribombee appeared in the Poké Problem segment of SM114, where it was used as a test subject for Faba to test out his own invention.

A Ribombee appeared in A Recipe for Success! as one of the customers at Oranguru's place.

Two Ribombee appeared in A Timeless Encounter!.

A Ribombee appeared in the Poké Problem segment of SM145, where it flew past Lillie causing Snowy to chase it after it and Magearna to trip when it tried to do the same.

Multiple Ribombee appeared in Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, where they were among the Pokémon seen in the Wild Area.

A Ribombee appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM084 Ribombee Rotom Pokédex Ribombee, the Bee Fly Pokémon. A Bug and Fairy type. Ribombee rolls pollen into all kinds of puffs, for use in battle or to eat.

GOTCHA!

A Ribombee briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Mina.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Ribombee debuted in Madness!! Mother Lusamine!, under the ownership of Mina.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Multiple Ribombee appeared in Being Stalked by a Scorbunny–and Challenging a Snorlax in Dynamax Form?!.

In the TCG

Main article: Ribombee (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #084
Alola
USUM: #099
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It rolls up pollen into puffs. It makes many different varieties, some used as food and others used in battle.
Moon Some of Ribombee's pollen puffs are highly nutritious. They are sometimes sold as supplements.
Ultra Sun Rain makes pollen damp, so Ribombee hates rain. When it sees ominous clouds, it finds a hollow in a tree, where it waits stock-still.
Ultra Moon It can predict the weather from moisture levels and wind direction. Ribombee only reveals itself when there are a few clear days in a row.
Generation VIII Galar
#188
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It makes pollen puffs from pollen and nectar. The puffs' effects depend on the type of ingredients and how much of each one is used.
Shield Ribombee absolutely hate getting wet or rained on. In the cloudy Galar region, they are very seldom seen.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#17
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Ribombee can sense when people or Pokémon are feeling down, and it will cheer them up with handmade pollen puffs.
Violet Pollen puffs created by skilled Ribombee can relieve fatigue, making the puffs a popular commodity.


     
Ribombee in the Alola PokédexSM Ribombee in the Alola PokédexUSUM Ribombee in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Ula'ula Meadow, Poni Meadow
Ultra Sun
Ula'ula Meadow, Poni Meadow
Received from Samson Oak at Heahea Beach* (Totem-sized)
Ultra Moon
Ula'ula Meadow, Poni Meadow
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness
Rolling Fields, Bridge Field, South Lake Miloch, Hammerlocke Hills (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Mossfell Confluence, Wistful Fields
Tera Raid Battles (4★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Ribombee Appears
Masters EX
Seasonal sync pair scout: Lillie (New Year's 2021) & Ribombee


Held items

Games Held items
Sun Moon
  Honey (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Sword Shield
Scarlet Violet

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
124
116 - 193 227 - 381
Total:
464
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Fairy Wind Fairy Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
011 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Pollen Puff Bug Special 09090 100100% 15
1818 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100100% 10
2424 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
3232 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
4040 Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
4848 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100100% 10
5656 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
6464 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ribombee
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ribombee
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM015  TM015 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021  TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033  TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM037  TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM041  TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079  TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM095  TM095 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM113  TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM131  TM131 Pollen Puff Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM132  TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM162  TM162 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM182  TM182 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM185  TM185 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM227  TM227 Alluring Voice Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM228  TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ribombee
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Ribombee
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Aromatic Mist Fairy Status —% 20
Moonblast Fairy Special 95 100% 15
Sticky Web Bug Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ribombee
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ribombee
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ribombee

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 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 Ribombee
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ribombee

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fairy
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#783
 

Paralyze+
Rarely leaves the foe paralyzed for an even longer period of time.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 155 Base Attack: 198 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Struggle Bug, Fairy Wind
Charged Attacks: Bug Buzz, Dazzling Gleam

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Cutiefly
 Bug  Fairy 
 
Level 25
 
First evolution
Ribombee
 Bug  Fairy 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Ribombee images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type or Egg Group combination as Ribombee and its pre-evolved form.
    • Ribombee and its pre-evolution are the only Fairy-type Pokémon in the Bug Egg Group, and the only Bug-type Pokémon in the Fairy Egg Group.
  • Ribombee is the only evolved Pokémon that can have Honey Gather as its Ability.

Origin

Ribombee appears to be based on a bee fly. It may also be based on fairies and sprites. Its "pollen puffs" may draw inspiration from fairy dust, a magical dust thought to be used by fairies. Its brown fur appears to be a scarf.

Name origin

Ribombee may be a combination of ribbon, Bombyliidae (family of bee flies), and bee. It may also involve rimbombante (Spanish word for flamboyant) or bombinate (to buzz; hum).

Aburibbon may be a combination of 吊虻 tsuriabu (bee fly) and ribbon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese アブリボン Aburibbon From 吊虻 tsuriabu and ribbon
  French Rubombelle From ruban, bombyle and belle
  Spanish Ribombee Same as English name
  German Bandelby From Band, Hummel and Bombyliidae
  Italian Ribombee Same as English name
  Korean 에리본 Eribbon From 재니등에 jaenideung-e and ribbon
  Mandarin Chinese 蝶結萌虻 / 蝶结萌虻 Diéjiéméngméng From 蝴蝶結 / 蝴蝶结 húdiéjié, 萌え moe, and 蜂虻 fēngméng
  Cantonese Chinese 蝶結萌虻 Dihpgitmàhngmòhng From 蝴蝶結 wùhdihpgit, 萌え moe, and 蜂虻 fūngmòhng


Related articles

References

External links

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