Vibrava looks like a cross between a large insect and an odd dragon. It has yellow-green skin with big green eyes on the sides of its head. It has four green wings with black outlines, and similar smaller wings on the tip of its tail. It also has four gray legs that are jointed outsward and end with two smaller appendages that spread to the sides and stick out at nearly a 90-degree angle.
Vibrava has the ability Levitate, which allows it to hover above all ground-type moves without being affected.
Vibrava evolves from Trapinch at level 35, and evolves into Flygon at level 45.
Vibrava and its evolution Flygon are two of the only non-legendary Pokémon that is not Flying-type and can learn Fly, with the exception of Smeargle, Golurk and Volcarona. Volcarona and Golurk were in Gen 5 - 2 after Vibrava's debut in the series.