Vullaby (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Vullaby
Diapered Pokémon
バルチャイ
Valchai
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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
20 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Vullaby
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
19.8 lbs. 9.0 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
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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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.

Biology

Vullaby is a Pokémon that 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. Vullaby's 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, upside-down 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 spurts, 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.

Evolution

Vullaby evolves into Mandibuzz.

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

 
Unevolved
Vullaby
 Dark  Flying 

 
First evolution
Mandibuzz
 Dark  Flying 


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.

In Rocking Clawmark Hill!, two Vullaby were training up on Clawmark Hill. One of them was seen fighting a Boldore.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Vullaby 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

Pokémon Adventures

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
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
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.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#127
Blueberry
#34
Scarlet They tend to guard their posteriors with suitable bones they have found. They pursue weak Pokémon.
Violet Its healthy appetite leads to visible growth spurts. It often has to replace the bones it wears as its size increases.


     
Vullaby in the Alola Pokédex Vullaby in the Kitakami Pokédex Vullaby in the Blueberry Pokédex

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
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Route 8, Stony Wilderness, Bridge Field
Rolling Fields, East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Shield Expansion Pass
Potbottom Desert
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Fellhorn Gorge, Oni Mountain, Wistful Fields, Paradise Barrens, Kitakami Wilds
Savanna Biome
Tera Raid Battles (3★)


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
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Flowery Wooded Dell (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Rowlet Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 266


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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM040  TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM097  TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM113  TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM118  TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM164  TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM175  TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM216  TM216 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 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 or an alternate form of Vullaby
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
Roost Flying Status —% 5
Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vullaby
  • 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

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera PokémonLv. 30 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Wild Tera PokémonLv. 30 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
Wild Tera Pokémon Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Vullaby can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • 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 moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#396
 

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 172 Base Attack: 105 Base Defense: 139
Egg Distance: 12 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Air Slash
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Brave Bird, Foul Play

Evolution data

 
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
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Vullaby images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Vullaby may be considered a counterpart of Rufflet. Vullaby and Rufflet can evolve starting at level 54 and are both part-Flying. Vullaby are exclusive to Black, Black 2, Moon, Ultra Moon, and Shield; while Rufflet are exclusive to White, White 2, Sun, Ultra Sun, and Sword. Whereas Vullaby can only be female, Rufflet can only be male.
  • Vullaby and its evolved form were designed by James Turner.[1] According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, Vullaby and Mandibuzz were added late into the development of Black and White, and despite the fact that there were "too many bird Pokémon already", their designs were approved.[2]
  • Despite Vullaby's Pokédex entries stating that its wings are too undeveloped to let it fly, it can still learn Fly and Brave Bird.

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. Its 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
  Japanese バルチャイ Valchai From vulture and child
  French Vostourno From vautour, os and -neau
  Spanish Vullaby Same as English name
  German Skallyk From skull and Küken
  Italian Vullaby Same as English name
  Korean 벌차이 Beolchai Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 禿鷹丫頭 / 秃鹰丫头 Tūyīngyātou*
禿鷹小子 / 秃鹰小子 Tūyīngxiǎozi*
From 禿鷹 / 秃鹰 tūyīng and 丫頭 / 丫头 yātou
From 禿鷹 / 秃鹰 tūyīng and 小子 xiǎozi
  Cantonese Chinese 禿鷹丫頭 Tūkyīng'ātàuh*
禿鷹小子 Tūkyīngsíují*
From 禿鷹 tūkyīng and 丫頭 ātàuh
From 禿鷹 tūkyīng and 小子 síují


Related articles

References

External links

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