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Spewpa #665: Spewpa
Pokémon
#667: Litleo Litleo
Vivillon
Scale Pokémon
ビビヨン
Viviyon
#666
Vivillon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shield Dust or Compound Eyes Cacophony
Cacophony
Friend Guard
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Vivillon
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Weight
37.5 lbs. 17.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
185
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Vivillon
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Vivillon (Japanese: ビビヨン Viviyon) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves from Spewpa starting at level 12. It is the final form of Scatterbug.

Vivillon's wing pattern depends on the real-world geographic location set on the game the Pokémon was generated in. There are a total of 20 known patterns. For a partial list on real-world Vivillon pattern locations, see List of Pokémon with form differences → Vivillon.

Contents

Biology

Vivillon is a butterfly-like Pokémon with wings that come in a large variety of patterns. It has a round, grayish head with large, black, pixelated eyes and a pair of skinny antennae. The tips of the antennae each have an ovoid scale that is dark gray on the upper half and beige on the lower half. Vivillon's thorax is an ovoid and divided into three segments; each segment is a different shade of gray. Its legs are also ovoid and are dark gray on the lower half, beige on the upper half, and have a black band in the middle. It has two black, circular hands and no visible arms.

While Vivillon's wings come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, they always have black edges and pixelated markings. Its wings' pattern is affected by the climate in which it lives. It can spread its scales to calm an opponent's fighting spirit, as shown in the anime. Vivillon is the only known Pokémon capable of learning Powder by level-up.

In the anime

In the main series

Vivillon in the anime

Major appearances

Vivillon debuted in its Meadow Pattern form in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, under the ownership of Viola. Viola used it in a Gym battle against Ash, where it battled Fletchling and won. Vivillon reappeared in the next episode, where it had a rematch against Fletchling and won again, but then lost against Pikachu. It reappeared again in To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler! in a flashback. Vivillon then physically reappeared in Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, where it participated in the fight against the Giant Rock.

Multiple Vivillon appeared in To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!. They debuted in their Continental, Elegant, Garden, Icy Snow, Savannah, and Sun Pattern forms in this episode, in which they all evolved from a group of Spewpa that had been targeted by Dolan.

Multiple Meadow Pattern Vivillon appeared in Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad. They were among the Pokémon residing in a forest.

A Meadow Pattern Vivillon appeared in Performing a Pathway to the Future!, under the ownership of Aria. It was used in the final round of the Gloire City Master Class Pokémon Showcase.

A Meadow Pattern Vivillon appeared in Battling With a Clean Slate!, under the ownership of Alvin. It battled Clembot, going up against Magnemite and winning, but it then lost against Magneton.

Minor appearances

Multiple Meadow Pattern Vivillon appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction as residents of Allearth Forest.

Three Meadow Pattern Vivillon appeared in A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!.

Two Meadow Pattern Vivillon appeared in A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!, where they fled from Team Flare as they conducted an experiment.

Six Meadow Pattern Vivillon appeared in Seeing the Forest for the Trees!, having all evolved from Spewpa.

Multiple Meadow Pattern Vivillon appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY005 Vivillon Ash's Pokédex Vivillon, the Scale Pokémon. Vivillon are skillfully able to find a source of water. It has been said that you'll find a spring if you follow a Vivillon.

In Pokémon Generations

A Meadow Pattern Vivillon appeared in The Beauty Eternal, where it briefly flew past Café Soleil.

In the manga

Meadow Pattern Vivillon in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

A Vivillon appeared in the manga adaptation of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction as a resident of Allearth Forest.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Viola owns a Meadow Pattern Vivillon that she uses in her Gym. It first appeared in PS554.

In Dancing Vivillon and Burning Fletchinder, fifteen Sky Trainers were hypnotized by Malva and used fifteen Vivillon, each with a different Pattern. The Vivillon Patterns which debuted were the Archipelago, Continental, Elegant, Garden, High Plains, Icy Snow, Jungle, Modern, Monsoon, Polar, River, Sandstorm, Savanna, Sun and Tundra Patterns. The leader of these Sky Trainers, Yvette, has mentioned that she has 18 of the Vivillon Patterns, including the Poké Ball and Fancy Patterns. After their defeat and no longer being hypnotized the Vivillon safely land the Sky Trainers down in Shooting Frogadier. Yvette later uses a Marine Pattern Vivillon with her other Vivillon and in conjunction with Viola's Meadow Pattern Vivillon.

In the TCG

Main article: Vivillon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #022
Hoenn
#—
X Vivillon with many different patterns are found all over the world. These patterns are affected by the climate of their habitat.
Y The patterns on this Pokémon's wings depend on the climate and topography of its habitat. It scatters colorful scales.
Omega Ruby Vivillon with many different patterns are found all over the world. These patterns are affected by the climate of their habitat.
Alpha Sapphire The patterns on this Pokémon's wings depend on the climate and topography of its habitat. It scatters colorful scales.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Bug)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Spewpa
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Renegade Meadow: Stage 4
Shuffle
Albens Town: Stage 220 (Meadow Pattern)
Event: Pokémon Safari (Eighth release; Poké Ball Pattern)
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Fluffy Meadow (All Areas)
Picross
Area 29: Stage 08 (Meadow Pattern only)

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XY Paris Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon All France 12 June 4 to 21, 2014
XY GTS Fancy Pattern Vivillon Japanese region Nintendo Network 12 July 7 to 31, 2014
XY GTS Fancy Pattern Vivillon American region Nintendo Network 12 July 7 to 31, 2014
XY GTS Fancy Pattern Vivillon PAL region Nintendo Network 12 July 7 to 31, 2014
XY GTS Fancy Pattern Vivillon Korean region Nintendo Network 12 July 7 to 31, 2014
XY GTS Fancy Pattern Vivillon Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 12 July 7 to 31, 2014
XY Pokémon Center Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon All Japan 12 August 1 to 31, 2014
XY Summer 2014 Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon American region Nintendo Network 12 August 6 to 12, 2014
XY Summer 2014 Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon PAL region Germany 12 August 14 to September 30, 2014
XY Summer 2014 Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon PAL region Nintendo Network 12 August 29 to September 8, 2014
ORAS Pokémon Center Hiroshima Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon All Japan 12 May 1 to 31, 2016

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
89
84 - 155 164 - 304
Total:
411
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 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:
VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Vivillon's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Meadow Pattern

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#284
Shuffle666.png

Astonish
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 176 Base Defense: 103
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Gust, Struggle Bug
Charged Attacks: Bug Buzz, Aerial Ace, Energy Ball, Hurricane

Poké Ball Pattern

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

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Flash Mob
Increases damage when there are more Pokémon with the same type in the puzzle area.


Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 176 Base Defense: 103
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Gust, Struggle Bug
Charged Attacks: Bug Buzz, Aerial Ace, Energy Ball, Hurricane

Evolution

664Scatterbug.png
Unevolved
Scatterbug
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 9
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First evolution
Spewpa
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 12
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Second evolution
Vivillon
 Bug  Flying 

Archipelago Pattern Continental Pattern Elegant Pattern Fancy Pattern Garden Pattern
666Vivillon-Archipelago.png 666Vivillon-Continental.png 666Vivillon-Elegant.png 666Vivillon-Fancy.png 666Vivillon-Garden.png
High Plains Pattern Icy Snow Pattern Jungle Pattern Marine Pattern Meadow Pattern
666Vivillon-High Plains.png 666Vivillon-Icy Snow.png 666Vivillon-Jungle.png 666Vivillon-Marine.png 666Vivillon-Meadow.png
Modern Pattern Monsoon Pattern Ocean Pattern Poké Ball Pattern Polar Pattern
666Vivillon-Modern.png 666Vivillon-Monsoon.png 666Vivillon-Ocean.png 666Vivillon-Poké Ball.png 666Vivillon-Polar.png
River Pattern Sandstorm Pattern Savanna Pattern Sun Pattern Tundra Pattern
666Vivillon-River.png 666Vivillon-Sandstorm.png 666Vivillon-Savanna.png 666Vivillon-Sun.png 666Vivillon-Tundra.png

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 666.png Spr b 6x 666.png Spr 6x 666.png Spr b 6x 666.png
Spr 6x 666 s.png Spr b 6x 666 s.png Spr 6x 666 s.png Spr b 6x 666 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 666.png Spr b 7s 666.png Spr 7s 666.png Spr b 7s 666.png
Spr 7s 666 s.png Spr b 7s 666 s.png Spr 7s 666 s.png Spr b 7s 666 s.png
Front Back Front Back
666MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Vivillon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Vivillon is evidently based on a butterfly. Considering the many different varieties of Vivillon that differ depending on the player's geographic location, Vivillon may have been based on divergent evolution or possibly species mimicry. Its block-like wing patterns may be based on pixel art.

Name origin

Vivillon may be a combination of vivid and papillon (French for butterfly) or brillant (French for brilliant).

Viviyon may be a combination of 美 bi (beauty), vivid, and papillon or brillant.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ビビヨン Viviyon From bi, vivid, and papillon
France Flag.png French Prismillon From prisme and papillon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vivillon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Vivillon Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Vivillon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비비용 Bibiyong From its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 碧粉蝶 Bīkfándihp From bīk, 鱗粉 lèuhnfán, and dihp
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 碧粉蝶 Bìfěndié From , 鱗粉 línfěn, and dié


English English Japanese Japanese French French German German Italian Italian Spanish Spanish Korean Korean Chinese Chinese
Icy Snow Pattern ひょうせつのもよう
Icy Snow Pattern
Motif Blizzard Frostmuster Motivo Nevi Perenni Motivo Polar 빙설의 모양
Ice Pattern
冰雪花紋 / 冰雪花纹
Bīngsyut Fāmàhn / Bīngxuě Huāwén
Polar Pattern ゆきぐにのもよう
Snow Country Pattern
Motif Banquise Schneefeldmuster Motivo Nordico Motivo Taiga 설국의 모양
Snow Country Pattern
雪國花紋 / 雪国花纹
Syutgwok Fāmàhn / Xuěguó Huāwén
Tundra Pattern せつげんのもよう
Snow Field Pattern
Motif Glace Flockenmuster Motivo Manto di Neve Motivo Tundra 설원의 모양
Snowy Pattern
雪原花紋 / 雪原花纹
Syutyùhn Fāmàhn / Xuěyuán Huāwén
Continental Pattern たいりくのもよう
Continent Pattern
Motif Continent Kontinentalmuster Motivo Continentale Motivo Continental 대륙의 모양
Continental Pattern
大陸花紋 / 大陆花纹
Daaihluhk Fāmàhn / Dàlù Huāwén
Garden Pattern ていえんのもよう
Garden Pattern
Motif Verdure Ziergartenmuster Motivo Prato Motivo Vergel 정원의 모양
Garden Pattern
庭園花紋 / 庭园花纹
Tìhngyùhn Fāmàhn / Tíngyuán Huāwén
Elegant Pattern みやびなもよう
Elegant Pattern
Motif Monarchie Prunkmuster Motivo Eleganza Motivo Oriental 우아한 모양
Elegant Pattern
高雅花紋 / 高雅花纹
Gōungáh Fāmàhn / Gāoyǎ Huāwén
Meadow Pattern はなぞののもよう
Flower Garden Pattern
Motif Floraison Blumenmeermuster Motivo Giardinfiore Motivo Floral 화원의 모양
Flower Garden Pattern
花園花紋 / 花园花纹
Fāyún Fāmàhn / Huāyuán Huāwén
Modern Pattern モダンなもよう
Modern Pattern
Motif Métropole Innovationsmuster Motivo Trendy Motivo Moderno 모던한 모양
Modern Pattern
摩登花紋 / 摩登花纹
Mōdāng Fāmàhn / Módēng Huāwén
Marine Pattern マリンのもよう
Marine Pattern
Motif Rivage Aquamarinmuster Motivo Marino Motivo Marino 마린의 모양
Marine Pattern
大海花紋 / 大海花纹
Daaihhói Fāmàhn / Dàhǎi Huāwén
Archipelago Pattern ぐんとうのもよう
Archipelago Pattern
Motif Archipel Archipelmuster Motivo Arcipelago Motivo Isleño 군도의 모양
Archipelago Pattern
群島花紋 / 群岛花纹
Kwàhndóu Fāmàhn / Qúndǎo Huāwén
High Plains Pattern こうやのもよう
Wilderness Pattern
Motif Sécheresse Dürremuster Motivo Deserto Motivo Estepa 황야의 모양
Wilderness Pattern
荒野花紋 / 荒野花纹
Fōngyéh Fāmàhn / Huāngyě Huāwén
Sandstorm Pattern さじんのもよう
Duststorm Pattern
Motif Sable Sandmuster Motivo Sabbia Motivo Desierto 사진의 모양
Duststorm Pattern
沙塵花紋 / 沙尘花纹
Sāchàhn Fāmàhn / Shāchén Huāwén
River Pattern たいがのもよう
Big River Pattern
Motif Delta Flussdeltamuster Motivo Fluviale Motivo Oasis 대하의 모양
Big River Pattern
大河花紋 / 大河花纹
Daaihhòh Fāmàhn / Dàhé Huāwén
Monsoon Pattern スコールのもよう
Squall Pattern
Motif Cyclone Monsunmuster Motivo Pluviale Motivo Monzón 스콜의 모양
Squall Pattern
驟雨花紋 / 骤雨花纹
Jaauhyúh Fāmàhn / Zhòuyǔ Huāwén
Savanna Pattern サバンナのもよう
Savanna Pattern
Motif Mangrove Savannenmuster Motivo Savana Motivo Pantano 사바나의 모양
Savanna Pattern
熱帶草原花紋 / 热带草原花纹
Yihtdaai Chóuyùhn Fāmàhn / Rèdài Cǎoyuán Huāwén
Sun Pattern たいようのもよう
Sun Pattern
Motif Zénith Sonnenmuster Motivo Solare Motivo Solar 태양의 모양
Solar Pattern
太陽花紋 / 太阳花纹
Taaiyèuhng Fāmàhn / Tàiyáng Huāwén
Ocean Pattern オーシャンのもよう
Ocean Pattern
Motif Soleil Levant Ozeanmuster Motivo Oceanico Motivo Océano 오션의 모양
Ocean Pattern
大洋花紋 / 大洋花纹
Daaihyèuhng Fāmàhn / Dàyáng Huāwén
Jungle Pattern ジャングルのもよう
Jungle Pattern
Motif Jungle Dschungelmuster Motivo Giungla Motivo Jungla 정글의 모양
Jungle Pattern
熱帶雨林花紋 / 热带雨林花纹
Yihtdaaiyúhlàhm Fāmàhn / Rèdàiyǔlín Huāwén
Fancy Pattern ファンシーなもよう
Fancy Pattern
Motif Fantaisie Fantasiemuster Motivo Sbarazzino Motivo Fantasía 팬시한 모양
Fancy Pattern
幻彩花紋 / 幻彩花纹
Waahnchói Fāmàhn / Huàncǎi Huāwén
Poké Ball Pattern ボールのもよう
Ball Pattern
Motif Poké Ball Pokéball-Muster Motivo Poké Ball Motivo Poké Ball 볼의 모양
Ball Pattern
球球花紋 / 球球花纹
Kàuhkàuh Fāmàhn / Qiúqiú Huāwén

Related articles

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