Yveltal (Super Mystery Dungeon)

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イベルタル Yveltal
Artwork of Yveltal
Debuts in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
Gender Male
Ability Dark Aura
Current location
This Pokémon has not evolved.

Yveltal (Japanese: イベルタル Yveltal) is a character in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon and acts as one of the main antagonists.


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Yveltal first appears on Revelation Mountain after Nuzleaf tricks the hero into unsealing the Luminous Water, which would have posed a threat to his and Nuzleaf's goals. Upon appearing, he and Nuzleaf unleash their combined power and turn the hero, partner, Archen, Raikou and Suicune into stone. After the two claim the Luminous Water for themselves, Yveltal announces to the world that he plans to bring an end to all Pokémon, and he turns many of the world's inhabitants to stone.

Yveltal is not seen again until the player's entourage (consisting of the player, their partner, Ampharos, Espurr, Jirachi, and Celebi) reaches the end of the Road to Primeval Forest. As they approach the Tree of Life, Nuzleaf, the three Beheeyem, and Yveltal arrive to stop them. However, all of them (except for the one Beheeyem who returned to his senses earlier) uncharacteristically writhe in pain, suggesting that Yveltal and its minions are being controlled against their will by the true antagonist of the game: Dark Matter.

Regardless, they regain composure and attempt to turn the player's entourage to stone, but they are protected by the player and partner's Harmony Scarves. After this failure, the two parties engage in a massive battle, and Yveltal and his minions are defeated. They start writhing again, but then become freed from their possession, confused about their situation. They have little time to make sense of anything before they are quickly warped away by Dark Matter.

The player and partner find Yveltal again inside the Tree of Life, where he is being tormented by Dark Matter's power, along with Nuzleaf and the Beheeyem. After they free the latter, the player and partner dispel the darkness around Yveltal, freeing him from Dark Matter's control. Yveltal asks them why they would save him, stating that he must be held responsible for his crimes against the world, despite being controlled while committing them. He is further struck by their honest intent when they ask him to help Nuzleaf and the Beheeyem escape, and he disappears with no verbal response.

After the player and partner confront Dark Matter itself, Yveltal arrives with Nuzleaf and the Beheeyem in tow; they all rebel against Dark Matter in an attempt to atone for their crimes. However, Dark Matter retaliates and turns its former pawns to stone. Despite this, when all seems lost, the player hears Yveltal and the others' voices encouraging them to never give up. When Dark Matter is finally destroyed, Yveltal is restored, along with all other Pokémon that had been petrified.

When the player's team reaches Grand Master Rank, they gain access to the Buried Ruins, where Yveltal awaits them on the bottom floor. When they reach it, Yveltal seeks further atonement by connecting with the player's team and giving them the Darkness Looplet, one of the Ancient Treasures.

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Personality and characteristics

Yveltal at first appears to be an evil Pokémon who wants to turn every Pokémon in the world to stone. However, he was actually being possessed by Dark Matter the whole time, and forced to turn Pokémon to stone against his own will.


Road to Primeval Forest
Boosts: +400 HP
Dark Flying
Dark Aura
Held item:
Yveltal Lv.40
Hone Claws
Dark Status
Oblivion Wing
Flying Special
Dark Special
Flying Status


Revelation Mountain
  • "I am the one called Yveltal. This is your end. You shall become energy for us."
  • "Well played, Nuzleaf. Luminous Water can bring back Pokémon turned into stone. It posed a threat to our ambitions.
  • "The time of our reign has come to this world! This planet! This world!"
  • "Consider this a warning to all Pokémon in this world! I am the one true destroyer! I am an end to Pokémon!"
  • "Allow me to demonstrate. Now I shall send all Pokémon in this world... to the void! I shall snatch away the energy of all Pokémon!"
  • "It is already too late for you to possibly escape."
  • "No matter where you are in the world... No matter how far you run..."
  • "I shall hunt you down, and you will become nothing! Prepare yourselves for the coming of my wrath! Tremble before the great terror I shall unleash! Feel the unending despair I shall bring to the world!"
Tree of Life: Roots
  • "...Hm! ...Why?"
  • "You could have just passed us by and never lifted a finger in our aid. Even if we were being controlled by another... we still bear responsibility of our actions. We have done things which can never be undone, nor forgiven. And yet you would move to save us? You would allow us to live...?"
Tree of Life: Trunk
  • "Indeed! The weakness within our hearts brought this moment upon us! And that is why we now fight!"
  • "Don't give up."
Connection Orb
  • "Will I be able to atone for all my mistakes...?"
Buried Ruins
  • "It is I, the taker of lives... The bearer of unforgivable sins... If my being with you would atone even a little for what I've done, I'd like to go with you!"


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