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Braviary #628: Braviary
Pokémon
#630: Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Vullaby
Diapered Pokémon
バルチャイ
Valchai
#629
Vullaby



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Big Pecks or Overcoat Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Vullaby
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
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg
Vullaby
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
74
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Vullaby
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F629.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
35
External Links

Vullaby (Japanese: バルチャイ Valchai) is a dual-type Dark/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Mandibuzz starting at level 54.

Contents

Biology

Vullaby resembles a baby vulture. It has a plump, stout body covered in dark gray feathers, tiny wings with gray tips, and pink feet with three clawed toes. Its neck is short and supports a round, pink head devoid of any feathers, except for a crest on the top. There is a collar of fluffy, light gray feathers around its neck. It has a small gray beak and red eyes.

Vullaby protect their rear by wearing a cracked skull as a diaper-like undergarment, hence its categorization. Vullaby either finds this bone itself or uses one found for it by Mandibuzz. Its large appetite results in large growth sports, resulting in Vullaby having to replace their bones, and they often pass older bones down to smaller Vullaby. Vullaby often start petty chats with their own kind on which bones are the most comfortable. Vullaby is known to chase after weaker creatures. Vullaby is a female-only species.

In the anime

Vullaby in the anime

Major appearances

Vullaby debuted in Unrest at the Nursery!, where she was a Pokémon in the daycare belonging to Layla and usually got into a fight with Rufflet. Their fight ended after Rufflet saved her from a trio of Amoonguss.

Minor appearances

A Vullaby appeared in the opening sequence of Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice.

Two Vullaby appeared in Rocking Clawmark Hill! as some of the Pokémon training up on Clawmark Hill. One of them was seen fighting a Boldore.

A Trainer's Vullaby appeared in Battle Royal 151!, where it competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing off-screen.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW095 Vullaby Ash's Pokédex Vullaby, the Diapered Pokémon. Vullaby's small wings keep it from flying. It tends to chase Pokémon weaker than itself.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In The Case of the Missing Pokémon, Team Plasma kidnapped a Vullaby. She was later found in a stronghold and returned to her Trainer.

White caught a Vullaby, which she nicknames Barbara. White casts Barbara for her villainous roles. She first appeared in With a Little Help from My Friends.

Four Vullaby appeared in A Lost Melody.

In the TCG

Main article: Vullaby (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #135
Unova
B2W2: #111
Black Its wings are too tiny to allow it to fly. As the time approaches for it to evolve, it discards the bones it was wearing.
White They tend to guard their posteriors with suitable bones they have found. They pursue weak Pokémon.
Black 2 Their wings are too tiny to allow them to fly. They guard their posteriors with bones that were gathered by Mandibuzz.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Its wings are too tiny to allow it to fly. As the time approaches for it to evolve, it discards the bones it was wearing.
Y Their wings are too tiny to allow them to fly. They guard their posteriors with bones that were gathered by Mandibuzz.
Omega Ruby Its wings are too tiny to allow it to fly. As the time approaches for it to evolve, it discards the bones it was wearing.
Alpha Sapphire Their wings are too tiny to allow them to fly. They guard their posteriors with bones that were gathered by Mandibuzz.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #077
Alola
USUM: #091
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It protects its plump posterior with the bones of prey it has consumed. As it grows, it replaces the bones.
Moon It can't fly yet and must wait until its wings have developed more. Since it's still at a playful age, it hops around friskily.
Ultra Sun Mandibuzz gives it the bones it wears. Vullaby's wings are short, so it can't fly yet, but it jumps around, dreaming of wide open skies.
Ultra Moon Its healthy appetite leads to visible growth spurts. It often has to replace the bones it wears as its size increases.
Generation VIII Galar
#283
Galar
Isle of Armor #181
Sword It wears a bone to protect its rear. It often squabbles with others of its kind over particularly comfy bones.
Shield Vullaby grow quickly. Bones that have gotten too small for older Vullaby to wear often get passed down to younger ones in the nest.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Routes 10 and 11, Victory Road, Village Bridge
White
Trade
Black 2
Route 23
White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Dark)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Mountain (northeast of Route 125)
Generation VII
Sun
Trade
Moon
Route 3, Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Route 3
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Route 8
Rolling Fields, East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Potbottom DesertSh
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)Sh

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Volcanic Slope
MD GTI
Desolate Canyon (1F-7F), Forest Grotto (1F-7F), Mountain Pass (1F-7F), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Scalchop Beach (6F-14F)
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: A Flowing Desert
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Tu
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 266
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Flowery Wooded Dell (All Areas)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
370
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 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
1212 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
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
5454 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
6060 Defog Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
6666 Attract Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
7272 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vullaby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vullaby
  • 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 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM47Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR66Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vullaby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vullaby
  • 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 
ZubatGolbatCrobat Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
HoothootNoctowlWingullPelipperPidoveTranquill
UnfezantFletchlingFletchinderTalonflameHawluchaNoibat
Noivern
Roost Flying Status —% 10
CrobatMandibuzz Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vullaby 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 Vullaby in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vullaby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vullaby
  • 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 Vullaby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vullaby
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor 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 Vullaby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vullaby
  • × 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 Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT629.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#396
Shuffle629.png

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO629.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 105 Base Defense: 139
Egg Distance: 12 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Wing Attack
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Brave Bird, Foul Play

Evolution

629Vullaby.png
Unevolved
Vullaby
 Dark  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 54
630Mandibuzz.png
First evolution
Mandibuzz
 Dark  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 629.png Spr b 5b 629.png Spr 5b 629.png Spr b 5b 629.png
Spr 5b 629 s.png Spr b 5b 629 s.png Spr 5b 629 s.png Spr b 5b 629 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 629.png Spr b 6x 629.png Spr 6x 629.png Spr b 6x 629.png
Spr 6x 629 s.png Spr b 6x 629 s.png Spr 6x 629 s.png Spr b 6x 629 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 629.png Spr b 7s 629.png Spr 7s 629.png Spr b 7s 629.png
Spr 7s 629 s.png Spr b 7s 629 s.png Spr 7s 629 s.png Spr b 7s 629 s.png
Front Back Front Back
629MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Vullaby images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Vullaby is likely based on a vulture chick. The bone armor it wears is similar to a baby's diaper, with physical similarities to a human's skull. It's frequent growth spurts are another connection to babies, which grow at much higher rates than adults.

Name origin

Vullaby may be a combination of vulture and lullaby (which are often sung to children) or baby.

Valchai may be a combination of vulture and child.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バルチャイ Valchai From バルチャー baruchā and チャイルド chairudo
France Flag.png French Vostourno From vautour and os
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vullaby Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Skallyk From skull and Küken
Italy Flag.png Italian Vullaby Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌차이 Beolchai Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 禿鷹小子 / 秃鹰小子 Tūyīngxiǎozi Means "Vulture child"


Notes

  1. According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, Vullaby and Mandibuzz were added late into the development of Black and White. Game Freak staff blog

Related articles

External links

Braviary #628: Braviary
Pokémon
#630: Mandibuzz Mandibuzz


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