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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Yveltal (disambiguation).
Yveltal
Destruction Pokémon
イベルタル
Yveltal
#717
Yveltal



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Dark Aura Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
19'00" 5.8 m
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Weight
447.5 lbs. 203.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Yveltal
3
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
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0
Sp.Def
0
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HP
0
Atk
0
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0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
0
External Links

Yveltal (Japanese: イベルタル Yveltal) is a dual-type Dark/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, and Xerneas, it was the first Generation VI Pokémon to be revealed to the public on January 8, 2013 as part of the Pokémon Direct broadcast.

Yveltal is the game mascot of Pokémon Y, appearing on the boxart. It is a member of the aura trio with Xerneas and Zygarde.

Contents

Biology

Yveltal in its cocoon form

Yveltal is a large Pokémon with both avian and draconic traits. The back of its body is black with white spots along the wings and back; its front, head, and neck are bright red with branching, black lines throughout. It has a pointed, beak-like snout, bright blue eyes, a black, forward-curving horn over each eye, and a thin, antenna-like growth behind each eye. A feathery gray ruff encircles its neck and billows out over its back. Its wings each have three spikes along the bottom edge near the body and five large, black claws on the tip. It has small, birdlike legs with gray talons. Each foot has two toes facing forward and one pointing backwards. Its tail is similar in structure to its wings, including the five claws on the tip.

Yveltal has the power to absorb life energy by spreading its wings and tailfeathers. When it reaches the end of its lifespan, it steals the life energy of everything around it and then transforms into a cocoon to sleep. Yveltal is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Oblivion Wing.

In the anime

In the main series

Yveltal in the anime

Major appearances

Yveltal (M17)

Yveltal debuted in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. It was first seen in a flashback destroying the Allearth Forest before transforming into a cocoon and slumbering. Years later, it reawakened and attempted to destroy the Allearth Forest again, turning Argus and Millis Steel, Merilyn, Riot, and Ash's Pikachu to stone in the process. It was then calmed by Xerneas's Fairy Aura and flew away peacefully.

Other

Yveltal made its main series debut in The Legend of X, Y, and Z! during a flashback, where it unleashed trouble on a kingdom, turning people and Pokémon to stone such as Aila. Its attack prompted Jan to embark on a quest to find Xerneas and have it restore the land and Aila.

Minor appearances

In Pokémon Generations

Team Flare captured Yveltal in The Beauty Eternal so they could begin the next phase of their plans, which they titled "Project Y".

In the manga

Yveltal in its cocoon form in Pokémon Adventures

In the Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! manga

Hiroshi used a Yveltal in Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!.

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Yveltal (M17)

Yveltal appears in the manga adaptation of the first Pokémon the Series: XY movie, Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Yveltal debuted in PS549, alongside Xerneas. The two faced each other in a battle, which caused chaos and destruction in Vaniville Town. The two eventually stopped fighting and returned to their dormant cocoon and tree states, which are being sought after by Team Flare to power the ultimate weapon. Yveltal was later captured by Malva, who revealed that it had been resting in the ground under the tree form Xerneas the entire time. In Xerneas Gives, both Yveltal and Xerneas returned to their dormant states once again, choosing to do so in order to prevent Lysandre from using Zygarde to his own deeds.

In the TCG

Main article: Yveltal (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Yveltal sometimes appears in the background of the Prism Tower stage.

Trophy information

NA: With its wings spread wide, this Legendary Pokémon looks just like the letter Y. Since its name also starts with the same letter, it's difficult to imagine a more appropriate mascot for Pokémon Y. Apparently, when Yveltal's life comes to an end, it will absorb the life force of all living things— here's to a long and healthy life!

PAL: With its wings spread wide, this Legendary Pokémon looks just like the letter Y. Since its name also starts with the same letter, it's difficult to imagine a more appropriate mascot for Pokémon Y. Apparently when Yveltal's life comes to an end, it will absorb the life force of all living things, so here's hoping it stays strong and healthy!

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #149
Hoenn
#—
X When this legendary Pokémon's wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures.
Y When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.
Omega Ruby When this legendary Pokémon's wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures.
Alpha Sapphire When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.
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
Trade, Event
Y
Team Flare Secret HQ (only one)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun
Trade, Event
Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Trade, Event
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
The Crown Tundra (Max Lair) Dynamax AdventureSh

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 4
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 650 (Shiny)
Expert Stage: Stage EX19
Event: Yveltal Appears
Rumble World
Dark Land: Chilling Graveyard (Special Boss)
Super MD
Buried Ruins
Picross
Area 12: Stage 09

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XYORAS XY&Z Yveltal Japanese region Online 100Shiny November 5, 2015 to January 12, 2016
ORAS XY&Z Yveltal Korean region Online 100Shiny April 20 to June 30, 2016
XYORAS Descartes Yveltal PAL region Online 100Shiny May 5 to December 31, 2016
XYORAS Pokémon the Series: XYZ Yveltal American region Online 100Shiny May 20 to 26, 2016
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Yveltal American region Online 60 May 4 to August 28, 2018
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Yveltal American region Online 100 May 4 to August 28, 2018
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Yveltal PAL region Online 60 May 4 to August 28, 2018
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Yveltal PAL region Online 100 May 4 to August 28, 2018

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
126
186 - 233 362 - 456
131
122 - 201 240 - 397
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
131
122 - 201 240 - 397
98
92 - 165 180 - 324
99
93 - 166 182 - 326
Total:
680
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:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
055 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1010 Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
1515 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2020 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2525 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
3030 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 10
3535 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4040 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
4545 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Oblivion Wing Flying Special 08080 100100% 10
5555 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
6060 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
6565 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
7070 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
7575 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 07070% 5
8080 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
8585 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yveltal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yveltal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 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
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
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
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
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM86Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR47Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yveltal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yveltal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Yveltal 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 Yveltal in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yveltal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yveltal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh IoA Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Yveltal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yveltal
  • 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:
VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
VI VII Razor Wind × Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
VI VII Sky Drop × Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • 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 Yveltal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Yveltal
  • × 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 Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT717.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 145 Raise Max Level.png 20

#157
Shuffle717.png

Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Block Smash+
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 5

#157
Shuffle717S.png

Hyper Drain
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.


Evolution

717Yveltal.png
Unevolved
Yveltal
 Dark  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 717.png Spr b 6x 717.png Spr 6x 717.png Spr b 6x 717.png
Spr 6x 717 s.png Spr b 6x 717 s.png Spr 6x 717 s.png Spr b 6x 717 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 717.png Spr b 7s 717.png Spr 7s 717.png Spr b 7s 717.png
Spr 7s 717 s.png Spr b 7s 717 s.png Spr 7s 717 s.png Spr b 7s 717 s.png
Front Back Front Back
717MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Yveltal images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Yveltal has the same stat distribution as Xerneas.
  • Yveltal, along with Xerneas, was designed by art designers Ken Sugimori and Yusuke Ohmura. The initial designs for the two Legendary Pokémon were started by Sugimori, but he encountered "artist's block", having a hard time coming up with concepts. For the first time, he gave the work over to another designer, Ohmura. Ohmura furthered the designs, after which Sugimori resumed to finish them.[1]

Origin

Yveltal's appearance is based on an avian in the shape of the letter Y, and as such has many similarities to the long-tailed widowbird. It may be based on any number of figures from mythology, such as the Celtic death-goddess Morrigan, which often takes the form of a raven, or Norse mythological figures such as Hræsvelgr, which takes the form of an eagle and sits at the end of the world, or the Hawk Veðrfölnir or the unnamed eagle that resides at the top of the world tree Yggdrasil. Yveltal also may draw inspiration from carrion birds such as crows and vultures. Additionally, it bears a striking resemblance to a species of fungus known as "devil's fingers."

Name origin

Yveltal comes from the letter Y. It may also be derived from yvel (a Middle English spelling of evil) and quetzal or talon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese イベルタル Yveltal Possibly from evil and quetzal or talon
France Flag.png French Yveltal Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Yveltal Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Yveltal Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Yveltal Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이벨타르 Yveltal Same as English name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 伊秘魯塔路 Yībeilóuhtaaplouh Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 伊裴爾塔爾 Yīpéi'ěrtǎ'ěr Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

Notes

  1. Ken Sugimori got 'artist's block' during Pokemon X and Y development. Official Nintendo Magazine. Published 24 October 2013.

External links