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[[File:Type Grass/Poison.gif|link=Grass/Poison type]]  
Species Flower Pokémon
Abilities Chlorophyll
Effect Spore (Dream World)
[[Gloom]] ← 045 → [[Paras]]
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From [[Gloom]]
Evolves Into None
ラフレシア Rafureshia'
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint

Vileplume is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


Vileplume is purple in color with red eyes and short limbs. There is also a rafflesia on its head, which is a type of flower known to have a putrid smell.

Special abilities

Vileplume has the ability Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll allows Vileplume's Speed to rise when the sun is strong. Vileplume are known for their large flower. The flower releases a large amount of pollen in the air when it is flapped. The flapping of the flower can be very loud at times.


Vileplume is one of two evolved forms of Gloom. Gloom evolves into a Vileplume with the use of a Leaf Stone.

Anime Appearance

Vileplume Anime

Vileplume first made its debut in Holy Matrimony under the ownership of Jessiebelle.

Game info

Game locations

Vileplume Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Gloom (Red only) None
Yellow Evolve Gloom None
Gold/Silver Evolve Gloom None
Crystal Evolve Gloom None
Ruby/Sapphire Evolve Gloom None
Emerald Evolve Gloom None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Gloom (FireRed only) None
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Gloom None
Platinum Evolve Gloom None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Gloom None
Black/White Evolve Gloom (White only) None

Side game locations

Vileplume Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Gloom
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 3, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Gloom
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Evolve Gloom
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Mountain Range
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Chroma Highlands
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Canal Ruins, Forest Ruins, Light Ruins

Pokédex entries



Vileplume appears to be based on a flower that is bad smelling. Vileplume comes from the words 'vile' meaning disgusting and 'plume' meaning smooth.


  • The flower on top of its head is based off a rafflesia, the world's largest flower (found in Asia) that smells like rotting flesh.


← Gloom | Vileplume | Paras →

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