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Yveltal
717
イベルタル Iberutaru
717Yveltal
Generation VI
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Dark  Type Flying
Species Destruction Pokémon
Abilities Dark Aura
Pokédex
Xerneas ← 717 → Zygarde
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 149
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
447.5 lbs. 203.0 kg 19'00" 5.8 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Red
Shape Footprint
Shape09
F717
Cry

Yveltal (イベルタル Iberutaru) is a Dark/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It is the mascot for Pokémon Y. It is Xerneas' counterpart and is a member of the Aura Trio alongside Xerneas and Zygarde.

Biology

Physiology

Yveltal possesses avian and draconian traits. It has large wings and a tail that are red colored internally and black colored externally. It has intense teal-colored eyes with white pupils. When Yveltal straightens its arms in flight, it forms the shape of a Y. Its talons are also Y-shaped. Yveltal is part flying type, and based on the concept of the y-axis.

Yveltal represents destruction, such as natural disasters, while its counterpart, Xerneas, represents new life.

Behavior

When Yveltal is about to reach the end of its lifespan, it steals the life force of everything living around it, then transforms into a cocoon to sleep.

Game data

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X/Y Team Flare HQ (Y only), Trading One
OR/AS Trade or PokeBank None
Sun/Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Ultra space {{{usumrarity}}}


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
X
When this legendary Pokémon's wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures.
Y
When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.
Omega Ruby
When this legendary Pokémon's wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures.
Alpha Sapphire
When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
126
Attack
131
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
131
Sp. Def
98
Speed
99
Total
680

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special
1 Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Normal Special
1 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
1 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
5 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
10 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special
18 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
26 Oblivion Wing 80 100% 10 Flying Special
35 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
51 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
55 Phantom Force 90 100% 10 Ghost Physical
59 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
63 Dragon Rush 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical
72 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
80 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
88 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
93 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying 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.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special Type Tough ♥♥
1 Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
1 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
1 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
5 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
10 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
18 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
26 Oblivion Wing 80 100% 10 Flying Special Type Cool 0
35 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
51 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 0
55 Phantom Force 90 100% 10 Ghost Physical Type Cool 0
59 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
63 Dragon Rush 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
72 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
80 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
88 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
93 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
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
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical 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
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 0
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Clever ♥♥ 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.

Sprites

Version
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Yveltal XY Yveltal XY Yveltal Back XY
Yveltal Shiny XY Yveltal Shiny XY Yveltal Shiny Back XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Yveltal (MS017)

Yveltal made its first anime appearance in MS017 along with Xerneas and Diancie. It made an actual anime appearance in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!

Manga

Trivia

  • Yveltal is the fourth Pokémon to start with a Y, the others being Yanma, Yanmega and Yamask and the first Legendary to do so.
  • Yveltal is opposing Xerneas due to Xerneas representing life and Yveltal representing destruction.
  • Yveltal's design looks similar to Lugia's but with the color scheme of Groudon.
  • Yveltal resembles Rathalos from the Monster hunter series.
  • Yveltal has its own signature move, Oblivion Wing.
  • Despite being a force of destruction Yveltal has been shown in the anime to not be inherently malicious: in "Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction" after it was calmed by Xerneas it flew off with no further enmity to anyone.
    • It is likely that Yveltal, being a force of nature, is not outright evil but a morally-neutral force that causes devastation but is not ultimately doing so out of any wicked intent.
  • Its Shiny coloration resembles a decaying carcass, with the white parts resembling exposed, bleached bone with some fragments of decomposed flesh (in red) still attached.

Origin

Yveltal may be based on the eagle that guards Yggdrasil in Norse legend. It may also be based on a carrion bird such as a vulture, which represents death, or perhaps even a twisted inversion of a phoenix (with it symbolizing new life and rebirth while Yveltal represents oblivion and destruction). Its coloring and wing-design also make it similar to the devil's hand plant, a plant stated to "smell worse than death".

Etymology

  • Its form may be a reference to Norse mythology guardians of the Yggdrasil tree: a bird-like creature that protects the top of the tree, this may be Yveltal, a deer-like creature that protects the soil and trunk of the tree, this may be Xerneas, and a snake-like creature that protects the underworld below the tree is Zygarde. It is part of Yggdrasil Trio.
  • Yveltal starts with the letter Y because it represents the Y axis (or the vertical one, and as Yveltal is in the sky, it’s a perfect fit!) in the 3D axis of X, Y and Z.

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