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Ledian
(レディアン Redian)
Artwork General
National Dex: #166
Evolves From: Ledyba
Evolves Into: None
Generation: Generation II
Pronunciation: $LEH-dee-an$
Icon(s):
Base Stats Biological Details
HP: 55 Species: Five Star Pokémon
Attack: 35 Type(s): Bug/Flying
Defense: 50 Height: 4'07"
Special Atk: 55 Weight: 78.5 lbs.
Special Def: 110 Abilities: Swarm
Early Bird
Iron Fist (Dream World)
Speed: 85 Pokédex Color: Red
Stat Total: 390 Gender: 50% ♀/50% ♂
Footprint:
Cry:

Ledian (Japanese: レディアン Redian) is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

## Biology

### Appearance

Ledian is a moderately large, bipedal creature with a rather large head and six small limbs. It also has star patterns on its back, which grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars visible in the night sky. Each spot represents a corner of a star shape. These spots have also been observed glowing red during twilight hours as Ledian are attached to trees, making these trees seem like Christmas trees. Male Ledian are shown having longer antennae than females.

### Behavior

Ledian is a nocturnal insect, active mainly during the night and sleeping in curled-up leaves during the day. Countless Ledian live in outdoor areas located a good distance away from the polluted atmospheres of cities, for the star-lit skies are always clearer in these clean lands than in the light pollution of urban areas. Ledian have an affinity to stars for good reason; They take their energy from the light of the stars in order to live healthily. When many stars are visible, the Ledian will sprinkle a mysterious, glowing powder whilst fluttering about.

## Evolution

Ledian is the evolved form of Ledyba as of level 18.

## Game info

### Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity Ledian Locations Gold/Silver Route 2 (morning) (Silver Only) Rare Crystal Route 2 and 37 (morning) Rare Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None Emerald Evolve Ledyba None FireRed/ LeafGreen Evolve Ledyba None Diamond/ Pearl Route 229 (morning) Uncommon Platinum Route 229 (morning) Uncommon HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 2 (morning) (SoulSilver Only) Rare Black/White Dreamyard Rare

#### Side game locations

Game(s) Location Ledian Locations Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Jet, Endless Level 34, Forever Level 34, Mr. Who's Den Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Ledyba Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mt. Travail (1F-19F), Midnight Forest (B1-B21)

### Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Generation I
Ledian did not appear during the Generation I games.
Gold
When the stars flicker in the night sky, it flutters about, scattering a glowing powder.
Silver
The star patterns on its back grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars in the night sky.
Crystal
In the daytime when it gets warm, it curls up inside a big leaf and drifts off into a deep slumber.
Ruby
It is said that in lands with clean air, where the stars fill the sky, there live Ledian in countless numbers. There is a good reason for this - the Pokémon uses the light of the stars as its energy.
Sapphire
It is said that in lands with clean air, where the stars fill the sky, there live Ledian in countless numbers. There is a good reason for this - the Pokémon uses the light of the stars as its energy.
Emerald
It is said that in lands with clean air, where the stars fill the sky, there live many Ledian. For good reason, they use the light of the stars as energy.
FireRed
The star patterns on its back grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars in the night sky.
LeafGreen
When the stars flicker in the night sky, it flutters about, scattering a glowing powder.
Diamond
It uses starlight as energy. When more stars appear at night, the patterns on its back grow larger.
Pearl
It uses starlight as energy. When more stars appear at night, the patterns on its back grow larger.
Platinum
It uses starlight as energy. When more stars appear at night, the patterns on its back grow larger.
HeartGold
When the stars flicker in the night sky, it flutters about, scattering a glowing powder.
SoulSilver
The star patterns on its back grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars in the night sky.
Black
It uses starlight as energy. When more stars appear at night, the patterns on its back grow larger.
White
It uses starlight as energy. When more stars appear at night, the patterns on its back grow larger.
Black 2
It uses starlight as energy. When more stars appear at night, the patterns on its back grow larger.
White 2
It uses starlight as energy. When more stars appear at night, the patterns on its back grow larger.

### Learnset

#### Generation II

Main article: Ledian/Learnset Generation II

#### Generation III

Main article: Ledian/Learnset Generation III

#### Generation IV

Main article: Ledian/Learnset Generation IV

#### Generation V

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status
1 Comet Punch 18 85% 15 Normal Physical
6 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status
9 Comet Punch 18 85% 15 Normal Physical
14 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
14 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
14 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
17 Mach Punch 40 100% 30 Fighting Physical
24 Baton Pass —% 40 Normal Status
29 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special
36 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
41 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
48 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
53 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

## Trivia

• It is possible that Ledian is a portmanteau of the words "ladybug" and "alien", given its appearance.
• Even though Ledian is a Bug/Flying type Pokémon, it can't learn any flying type moves in it's learnset.

## In the Anime

Ledian was first introduced in Season 4 in the episode Mountain Time, where Ash and co. met Benji with a young Ledian. Benji was learning from his father what being a mountain ranger was like, while Benji's Ledian was learning how to fly in strong winds from Benji's father's Ledian, possible it's parent. Benji and his Ledian aided in the rescue of Pikachu and Togepi when they were pokenapped by Team Rocket. In the end, both Benji's and his father's Ledian's spots on their backs began to glow a bright red as they circled high in the evening starlight sky showering everyone with beautiful starlight. Ledian had a few minor appearances afterwards and a slightly bigger role in Mewtwo Returns. Ledian was seen in some of the Grand Festival episodes and was one of the Pokemon used to try to stop Darkrai in the Rise of Darkrai.