Vullaby (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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
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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
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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
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 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.

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
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, 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)


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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Rowlet Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal


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 
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM47  TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36  TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR66  TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR81  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 
    Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
      
      
 
Roost Flying Status —% 10
   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 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 Stamina: 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

 
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
   
HOME
   
  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. 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 バルチャー baruchā and チャイルド chairudo
  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 Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  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

  #628: Braviary
Pokémon
#630: Mandibuzz  


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