Voltorb (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Kingler #099: Kingler
Pokémon
#101: Electrode Electrode
Voltorb
Ball Pokémon
Sphere Pokémon
ビリリダマ
Biriridama
#100
Voltorb
Voltorb
Hisuian Voltorb
Hisuian Voltorb



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Electric Unknown
Voltorb
Electric Grass
Hisuian Voltorb
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Soundproof or Static Cacophony
Hisuian Voltorb
Cacophony
Aftermath
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hisuian Voltorb
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Voltorb
0'0" 0 m
Hisuian Voltorb
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
22.9 lbs. 10.4 kg
Voltorb
28.7 lbs. 13.0 kg
Hisuian Voltorb
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
103
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
66
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Voltorb
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Hisuian Voltorb
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
Body01.png
Footprint
F100.png None.png
Hisuian Voltorb
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Voltorb (Japanese: ビリリダマ Biriridama) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Electrode starting at level 30.

In Hisui, Voltorb has a dual-type Electric/Grass regional form. It evolves into Hisuian Electrode when exposed to a Leaf Stone.

Biology

Voltorb is a spherical Pokémon that resembles a Poké Ball with eyes and minus the button. The top half is red, while the bottom half is white. Because of its resemblance to Poké Balls, it is thought that it was created when one was exposed to an energy pulse.

This is supported by the fact that its components do not occur naturally. Voltorb is generally found in power plants and other areas with electric fields where it feeds. It was first discovered in the plant where modern Poké Balls were invented. It has a volatile temperament and will explode if agitated or bumped by the slightest contact.

Hisuian Voltorb, like their modern counterparts, resemble the Poké Balls of the time period, having the same wood grain pattern and a hole on top, from which it discharges all of its stored electricity while lacking the latch. On the inside, they contain numerous seeds, but it has been impossible to examine their interior due it being pitch-black. Hisuian Voltorb has a distinctive red wooden unibrow.

Unlike Kantonian Voltorb, they have friendly and excitable temperaments, which leads them to cluster around people, causing them to be a nuisance when they discharge. It is known to let out a great, uproarious laugh whenever it discharges. Hisuian Voltorb can store electric currents in its belly. There are stories of people temporarily plugging the holes of Hisuian Voltorb to prevent them from discharging before removing them from their settlements.[1]

In the anime

Main series

 
Voltorb in the anime
 
Shiny Voltorb in the anime

Major appearances

In The Ninja Poké-Showdown, Koga keeps multiple Voltorb in his Gym as booby traps for intruders. They were later targeted in one of Team Rocket's schemes.

In So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd, Keith used multiple Voltorb for a scheme. Team Rocket received them, thinking they were Poké Balls with rare Pokémon hidden inside them, as well as their Arbok, Lickitung, and Weezing. When Team Rocket found out they were not, the Voltorb started to explode in their balloon. They dumped most of the Voltorb on the thief, prompting Keith to quit his crime spree, but a single Voltorb sent them blasting off.

In The Underground Round Up, a Voltorb lived amongst Electrode. Although Misty was terrified of it, the Electric-type befriended her Togepi, and the baby Pokémon was sad when it had to leave.

In Love, Pokémon Style, three Voltorb were rolling down a hill before they were caught by Ash's Kingler. However, they shocked and injured it in the process, leaving it too hurt to battle.

In Watt's with Wattson?, Wattson used a Voltorb in his Gym battle with Ash. It was easily defeated by Pikachu, who had become super-charged during an incident at the Mauville Gym. Multiple wild Voltorb also appeared later on in the episode.

In Bucking the Treasure Trend, multiple Voltorb attacked Ash, his friends, and Buck as they searched for Dandelion Island's treasure.

In the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short Ball Pickup, a Voltorb was thrown at Ash as part of a prank by Hoopa, but it then attacks the both of them, as well as Pikachu and Hawlucha, with Self-Destruct.

A Shiny Voltorb appeared in Mad About Blue!, where it was caught by Goh.

Minor appearances

In Duplica's flashback in Ditto's Mysterious Mansion, a Voltorb came onstage as her Ditto tried to transform into one.

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a painted Voltorb was on Scissor Street.

In A Chansey Operation, a Voltorb was stuck in a Weepinbell's mouth, and Misty and Jessie had to pull it out.

A Voltorb appeared as an image in the dubbed version of The Ultimate Test.

A Voltorb appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Voltorb were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Voltorb was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Pallet Party Panic, a Voltorb attended the party in Pallet Town.

In The Lost Lapras, a Trainer's Voltorb was brought to the Pokémon Center.

In Pikachu Re-Volts, a Voltorb was controlled by Cassidy and Butch at Mandarin Island North via their Drowzee.

In The Power of One, a Voltorb sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Voltorb appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

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

In Wired for Battle!, the image of a Trainer's Voltorb came up in Shingo's laptop.

In Pikachu & Pichu, a Voltorb was seen in Big Town.

In The Fortune Hunters, a Voltorb was stolen by Butch and Cassidy.

In The Legend of Thunder!, multiple Voltorb were lured by Attila and Hun's "Miracle Crystal".

In As Clear As Crystal, a Voltorb was affected by a crystal that gave a lake the ability to heal Electric-type Pokémon.

A Voltorb appeared in the opening intro of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

Two Voltorb appeared in You're a Star, Larvitar!, both under the ownership of a Trainer.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Voltorb to the underage students for use in lessons.

In Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend, a Spoink mistook a Voltorb for a pearl.

Multiple Voltorb appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Coordinator's Voltorb appeared in Deceit and Assist.

In May's Egg-Cellent Adventure, Nicolette owns two Voltorb, which she trained to attack anyone who enters her property. As such, they attacked May.

In the ending credits of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, a Voltorb disguised as a watermelon exploded when Jessie and James picked it up after falling for its disguise.

A Voltorb appeared in A Campus Reunion!.

In The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination!, seven Voltorb were among the Electric-type Pokémon being controlled by Team Rocket.

A Voltorb appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

A Voltorb appeared in I Choose You!.

A Voltorb appeared in Ash's dream in Currying Favor and Flavor!.

Four Voltorb appeared in A Crackling Raid Battle!.

In How Are You Gonna Keep 'Em Off of the Farm?, Laxton owns a Voltorb that helps him around his farm.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP032 Voltorb Ash's Pokédex Voltorb. The identity of this creature is unknown. It has an extreme personality, uses Electric attacks, and at times self-destructs.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP114 Voltorb Ash's Pokédex Voltorb. This mysterious Pokémon uses strong Electric attacks, and is often found near power plants. Use extreme caution; Voltorb may explode without warning.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN052 Voltorb Goh's Rotom Phone Voltorb, the Ball Pokémon. An Electric type. Voltorb appears in places where electricity is generated, and it resembles a Poké Ball.

Pokémon Origins

 
Voltorb in Pokémon Origins

In File 3: Giovanni, two Voltorb appeared, with one under the ownership of a Trainer being defeated by Red's Charmeleon in a battle, and a wild Voltorb at Silph Co., trapped with multiple other Pokémon that were later freed by Red.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

A Voltorb appeared in PMDP16.

Pocket Monsters HGSS

A Trainer's Voltorb appeared in PMHGSS11.

A Voltorb appeared in PMHGSS18.

Pokémon Adventures

Voltorb debuted in Danger: High Voltorb, where Red tried to touch one aboard the S.S. Anne, thinking that it was only a Poké Ball, but wound up being zapped by it.

Multiple Voltorb appeared in Go for the Golbat, under the ownership of Lt. Surge. They were used in conjunction with multiple Electrode to shock Red and as projectiles.

In The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually), Ken of the Team Rocket Elite Trio used a Voltorb along with its evolved form, Electrode, to battle against Yellow.

Wattson's Voltorb was only seen in Plugging Past Electrike I, inside the Power Plant located in New Mauville.

A Voltorb appeared in Encountering Elekid.

A Voltorb appeared in Clobbering Claydol, under the ownership of a Guitarist.

Jet owns a Voltorb that he uses in the Pokéathlon Speed Course in Out-Odding Oddish.

Multiple Voltorb were among the Electric-type Pokémon that charged the Prism Tower during a blackout in Pangoro Poses a Problem.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

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

Multiple Voltorb appeared in Let's Aim For The Goal!, under the ownership of Firebreather Takeo.

A Voltorb appeared in The New Pokémon Is Hatched!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Voltorb appeared in The Raining Crystal Ball.

A Voltorb appeared in The Challenge at Celadon University!.

A Voltorb appeared in GDZ23.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Lt. Surge's Voltorb battled Clefairy and evolved in the same match in Great Success in the Mountains or the Seas!?.

A Voltorb appeared in Regain the Deserted Power Plant!.

Green caught a Voltorb, as seen in Good Luck at the Big Pokémon Athletic Meet!.

A Voltorb appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it was one of the Pokémon that took part in a baseball match.

Blaine has multiple Voltorb, as seen in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Quiz Battle!!. They were used in the first part of the Pokémon Quiz Battle.

Giovanni sent out a Voltorb to prevent Red from interfering with his plans to create Mewtwo in Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!. He was revealed to own additional Voltorb in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!.

A Voltorb appeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present?!.

A Voltorb appeared in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious? as one of the participants of a curry cooking competition.

A Voltorb appeared in The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!.

A Voltorb appeared in Let's Celebrate the New Year!!.

Two Voltorb appeared in Panic on the Luxury Liner?!.

A Voltorb appeared in Stop the Missile!!.

A Voltorb appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

A Voltorb appeared in Pokémon Snowball Fight.

A Voltorb appeared in Take me to the Dragon Palace!.

A Voltorb appeared in The Food Battle.

A Voltorb appeared in Red's fantasy in The Great Helper!!.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Voltorb appeared in I Won't Let You Lead!!.

A Voltorb appeared in Let's Try To Be Idols!!.

A Voltorb appeared in Extra Heavyweight Battle.

A Voltorb appeared in A Visitor From Outer Space?!.

A Voltorb appeared in Clefairy's Golf Debut!.

In the TCG

Main article: Voltorb (TCG)

In the TFG

One Voltorb figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Three Voltorb appear on the Red Table and give the player points when hit. When Catch'em Mode is activated, they also reveal the silhouette of the Pokémon attempting to be captured upon being hit.
  • Pokémon: Magikarp Jump: A Voltorb may appear as part of the "Is It Treasure?" event, where it will explode (and thereby force the player's Magikarp to retire).

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#100
Red Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, they have zapped many people.
Blue
Yellow It is said to camouflage itself as a Poké Ball. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.
Stadium Usually found in power plants. In some instances, they have been seen drawing power from the trolleys of electric trains.
Generation II Johto
#120
Gold It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
Silver It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Crystal During the study of this Pokémon, it was discovered that its components are not found in nature.
Stadium 2 It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
Generation III Hoenn
#084
Kanto
#100
Ruby Voltorb was first sighted at a company that manufactures Poké Balls. The link between that sighting and the fact that this Pokémon looks very similar to a Poké Ball remains a mystery.
Sapphire Voltorb is extremely sensitive - it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a Poké Ball was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.
Emerald It bears an uncanny and unexplained resemblance to a Poké Ball. Because it explodes at the slightest shock, even veteran trainers treat it with caution.
FireRed A life-form whose identity is unknown. It is said to screech or suddenly selfdestruct.
LeafGreen Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#121
Diamond It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
SoulSilver It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
White
Black 2 It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on contact.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #072
Hoenn
#087
X It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Y Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.
Omega Ruby Voltorb was first sighted at a company that manufactures Poké Balls. The link between that sighting and the fact that this Pokémon looks very similar to a Poké Ball remains a mystery.
Alpha Sapphire Voltorb is extremely sensitive - it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a Poké Ball was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#100
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu It is said to camouflage itself as a Poké Ball. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#192
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
Shining Pearl
Hisuian Voltorb
Legends: Arceus An enigmatic Pokémon that happens to bear a resemblance to a Poké Ball. When excited, it discharges the electric current it has stored in its belly, then lets out a great, uproarious laugh.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Route 10, Power Plant
Blue (Japan)
Route 10, Power Plant
Yellow
Power Plant
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 10
Trade Krabby in Olivine City
Team Rocket HQ (Eight)
Crystal
Route 10
Trade Krabby in Olivine City
Team Rocket HQ (Eight)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
New Mauville
Emerald
New Mauville
FireRed LeafGreen
Route 10, Power Plant
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cave Poké Spot (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 218 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 218 (Swarm)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 10
Trade Krabby in Olivine City
Safari Zone (tall grass in Swamp with 10 Peak points)
Team Rocket HQ (Six)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Town Outskirts
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Electrode
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 110, New Mauville
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Electrode
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Power Plant
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 218 (Swarm)
Grand Underground - Spacious Caves, Dazzling Caves, Stargleam Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable Kantonian Form
Sacred Plaza Hisuian Form


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: Rock Mountain
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Ruins of Truth
Pinball: R&S
Plains (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 3, Secret Storage 14, Endless Level 7, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Thunderwave Cave (B3F-B5F), Wish Cave (B8F-B10F)
Ranger
Dusk Factory
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B15F), World Abyss (B1F-B15F)
MD Sky
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B15F), World Abyss (B1F-B15F)
Ranger: SoA
Pueltown, Cargo Ship
Rumble
Fiery Furnace (Normal Mode B)
MD Blazing
Dubious Forest
MD Stormy MD Light
Wonder Mail codes
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Wireless Tower, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Locomotive Café: Boom! Boom! Boom!, Variety Battle: Pokémon on a Roll,
Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Fr
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 442
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Fix-Up Factory (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Lt. Surge's)
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Thunderwave Cave (B3F-B5F), Wish Cave (B8F-B10F), Southern Cavern (4F-8F), Purity Forest (7F-10F), Oddity Cave (5F-6F), Remains Island (5F-6F), Marvelous Sea (5F-6F), Fantasy Strait (5F-6F)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Agility Voltorb English United States 5 October 4 to 10, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Pokémon XD   Magnet (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Voltorb
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
330
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 55.
Hisuian Voltorb

Hisuian Voltorb has the same base stats as Kantonian Voltorb. Due to the different way stats are calculated in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, exact minimum and maximum stats are not shown in this table.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
1/2
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
14/17 ★★


Type effectiveness

Voltorb

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

Hisuian Voltorb

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

Learnset

Voltorb is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, while Hisuian Voltorb is available in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

Voltorb

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Charge Electric Status 0000 —% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
066 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100100% 15
099 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
1111 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1313 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
1616 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 09090% 10
2020 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
2222 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
2626 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
2929 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3434 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
3737 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
4141 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
4646 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
4848 Mirror Coat Psychic Special 0000 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Voltorb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Voltorb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Hisuian Voltorb

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 9 Thunder Shock Electric Special 40 100% 25
5 14 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 30
9 18 Thunder Wave Electric Status 90% 20
15 25 Spark Electric Physical 65 100% 20
21 31 Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
29 40 Thunderbolt Electric Special 80 100% 10
37 48 Thunder Electric Special 100 75% 5
47 59 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 150 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Voltorb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Voltorb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM16  TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM57  TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM64  TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM73  TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM74  TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Voltorb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Voltorb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Voltorb 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 Voltorb in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Voltorb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Voltorb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Voltorb

BDSP

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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Ice Ball Ice Physical 40 90% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 15
Sw Sh EP BD SP Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Wild Charge Electric Physical 85 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Thunderbolt Electric Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Voltorb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Voltorb
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Voltorb

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.1%
Friend Area: Power Plant
Phrases
51%-100% HP Careful! Touching me will zap you!
26%-50% HP Whoa, my HP is down to half already?
1%-25% HP I'm frazzled... I don't have enough charge to zap anything.
Level up Oh, hey! Leveled up! I feel energized!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist:  
Electric
Field move:  
(Recharge ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 7 Max. exp.: 7
Browser entry R-079
Using the electricity secreted within its body, Voltorb can recharge your styler.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist:  
Electric
Field move:  
(Electrify ×2)
Browser entry R-076
It lets loose bolts of electricity to attack. Beware: It may explode!
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Normal
Field move:
(present)
 
(Electrify ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Normal
Field move:
(past)
 
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry R-113/N-156
It causes explosions around itself.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
After hearing about the Haunted Zone, Voltorb just had to check it out. He's a real player at Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
He regards himself as a bodyguard of the Tech Area. He challenges suspicious Pokémon to a Quiz.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Electric
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#601
 

Mega Boost+
Fills the Mega Gauge of the same type of Pokémon more.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 109 Base Defense: 111
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Spark, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Discharge, Thunderbolt, Gyro Ball*, Signal Beam

Hisuian Voltorb

Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 109 Base Defense: 111
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Charge Beam, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Swift, Thunderbolt, Energy Ball

Evolution

Voltorb

 
Unevolved
Voltorb
 Electric 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Electrode
 Electric 


Hisuian Voltorb

 
Unevolved
Voltorb
 Electric  Grass 
 
Leaf Stone
 
First evolution
Electrode
 Electric  Grass 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
   
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Trivia

Origin

Voltorb seems to be based upon the concept of a living Poké Ball, with its Shiny coloration possibly being based on a Great Ball. The design concept may be an inheritance from the time when the franchise was known as Capsule Monsters, as early artworks show Poké Balls without the button in the middle.

It may also be based on tsukumogami, where items acquire a spirit and come to life on their 100th birthday. This may be referenced by Voltorb's Kanto Pokédex and National Pokédex numbers, which are both 100.

The idea of them being mistaken for the standard Poké Balls that represent items is similar to a mimic, a monster archetype commonly found in RPGs.

Given its tendency to explode, it could also be based on a bomb. It may also be related to self-destruct buttons, which are often red in media. Its unpredictable tendency to explode, as well as its shape and name, may be a reference to ball lightning.

The expression on both Voltorb and Electrode may be a personification of the positive and negative charges associated with electric charge. For their Kantonian forms, Voltorb has a negative angry look, where Electrode has a positive happy look. The polarity of these expressions, or charges, are reversed for their Hisuian forms.

Hisuian Voltorb's Grass typing may be a reference to Poké Balls originally being made from Apricorns. The fact that it has numerous seeds inside its body may be inspired by a seed ball (also known as a seed bomb), which are made by rolling various seeds with clay, forming a ball. The seed ball is then planted or thrown into the ground where vegetation is sparse, so that the seeds will germinate and grow. Its Shiny coloration may be based on an Ultra Ball or a Heavy Ball.

Name origin

Voltorb may be a combination of volt and orb.

Biriridama may be a combination of ビリビリ biribiri (sound of electric shock) and 玉 tama (sphere).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ビリリダマ Biriridama From ビリビリbiribiri and tama
  French Voltorbe Similar to English name
  Spanish Voltorb Same as English name
  German Voltobal From Volt and Ball
  Italian Voltorb Same as English name
  Korean 찌리리공 Zzililigong From 찌릿찌릿 jjiritjjirit and gong
  Mandarin Chinese 霹靂電球 / 霹雳电球 Pīlìdiànqiú*
雷電球 / 雷电球 Léidiànqiú*
From 霹靂 / 霹雳 pīlì, 電 / 电 diàn, and qiú
From 雷電 / 雷电 léidiàn and qiú
  Cantonese Chinese 霹靂電球 Pīklīkdihnkàuh*
霹靂蛋 Pīklīkdaahn*
From 霹靂 pīklīk, dihn, and kàuh
From 霹靂 pīklīk and daahn


Related articles

References

External links

  #099: Kingler
Pokémon
#101: Electrode  


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