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Voltorb
100
ビリリダマ Biriridama
100Voltorb
Generation I
Evolutionary line
100101
Type(s)
Type Electric  
Species Ball Pokémon
Abilities Soundproof
Static
Aftermath (DW)
Pokédex
Kingler ← 100 → Electrode
Kanto 100 Johto 120/121
Hoenn 084/087 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 072
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Electrode
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
22.9 lbs. 10.4 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Red Mineral
Shape Footprint
Shape01
F100
Cry

Voltorb (Japanese: ビリリダマ Biriridama) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Voltorb are Pokémon that look like a large Poké Ball. Spherical in shape, Voltorb's top half is colored red while its bottom half is white. Voltorb do not have much else in features besides its eyes, which usually indicate that it is angry.

Natural abilities

Voltorb can have the special ability Soundproof or the special ability Static. Soundproof makes Voltorb immune to "sound moves" while Static causes the opponent to have a 30% chance to be paralyzed if Voltorb is hit by a physical attack. This Pokémon looks just like a Poké Ball. It is also dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.

Evolution

Voltorb evolves into Electrode at level 30.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Route 10, Power Plant Common
Yellow Power Plant Uncommon
Gold/Silver Route 10, Mahogany Town, Trade Krabby at Olivine City Common
Crystal Route 10, Mahogany Town, Trade Krabby at Olivine City Common
Ruby/Sapphire New Mauville Common
Emerald New Mauville Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Route 10, Power Plant Common
Diamond/Pearl Route 218 Swarm
Platinum Route 218 Swarm
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 10, Mahogany Town, Trade Krabby at Olivine City Common
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X/Y Breed Electrode None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Plains (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 3, Secret Storage 14, Endless Level 7, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Thunderwave Cave (3F-5F), Wish Cave (8F-10F)
Pokémon Ranger Dusk Factory
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Pueltown, Cargo Ship


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.
Yellow
It is said to camouflage itself as a Poké Ball. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.
Gold
It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
Silver
It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Crystal
During the study of this Pokémon, it was discovered that its components are not found in nature.
Ruby
Voltorb was first sighted at a company that manufactures Poké Balls. The link between that sighting and the fact that this Pokémon looks very similar to a Poké Ball remains a mystery.
Sapphire
Voltorb is extremely sensitive - it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a Poké Ball was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.
Emerald
It bears an uncanny and unexplained resemblance to a Poké Ball. Because it explodes at the slightest shock, even veteran trainers treat it with caution.
FireRed
A life-form whose identity is unknown. It is said to screech or suddenly selfdestruct.
LeafGreen
Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.
Diamond
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
Pearl
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
Platinum
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
HeartGold
It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
SoulSilver
It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Black
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
White
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
Black 2
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
White 2
It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
X
It was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
Y
Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.
Omega Ruby
Voltorb was first sighted at a company that manufactures Poké Balls. The link between that sighting and the fact that this Pokémon looks very similar to a Poké Ball remains a mystery.
Alpha Sapphire
Voltorb is extremely sensitive-it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a Poké Ball was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
40
Attack
30
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
55
Sp. Def
55
Speed
100
Total
330

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Charge —% 20 Electric Status
Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Sonic Boom 90% 20 Normal Special
6 Eerie Impulse 100% 15 Electric Status
9 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
11 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
13 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
16 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
20 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
22 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special
26 Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
29 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
34 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status
37 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
41 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
46 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
48 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic 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.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Charge —% 20 Electric Status
5 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
8 SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal Special
12 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
15 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
19 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
22 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
26 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
29 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special
33 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
36 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
40 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status
43 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
47 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
50 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic 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.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Charge —% 20 Electric Status Type Smart 0
5 Tackle 30 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
8 SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥
12 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
15 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥
19 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥
22 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
26 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty ♥♥
29 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
33 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
36 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status Type Cute ♥♥
40 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
43 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
47 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic Special Type Beauty ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Charge —% 20 Electric Type Smart ♥♥ 0
Tackle 30 95% 35 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
8 Screech 85% 40 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥
15 SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
21 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
27 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
32 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
37 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
42 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
46 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
49 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Tackle 30 95% 35 Normal
9 Screech 85% 40 Normal
17 SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal
23 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal
29 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
33 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic
37 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
39 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal
41 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
Screech 85% 40 Normal
17 SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal
22 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Normal
29 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic
36 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
43 Explosion 170 100% 5 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 0
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM30 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM36 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
TM47 Explosion 170 100% 5 Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 100 front Y 100 front GR 100 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 100 front S 100 front C 100 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 100 front E 100 front FRLG 100 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 100 front DP 100 front HGSS 100 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Voltorb BW Voltorb BW Voltorb Back BW
Voltorb Shiny BW Voltorb Shiny BW Voltorb Back Shiny BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Voltorb XY Voltorb XY
Voltorb Shiny XY Voltorb Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • In Generation I, Voltorb was a counterpart to Magnemite. Both were pure Electric-type Pokémon that spawned in similar locations. They both evolved at Level 30 and were based off of inanimate objects. Both also debuted in Red & Blue and were also both genderless. Ever since the introduction of the Steel-type and Magnezone, the main similarities were broken.

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See also