Volbeat, The Firefly Pokémon. It appears as soon as it turns night. It's tail glows and is used for communication by adjusting it's light intensity and flashing it. It's tail glows like a flashlight. With other Voleat it uses it's tail to help draw patterns or pictures in the night sky. It is fully attracted to the Pokémon, Illumise.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Volbeat would have to be this:


Tail Glow
Baton Pass
Signal Beam

Items Attached:

Lum Berry

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Volbeat

Volbeat has one unique move and that is, tail glow, which greatly increases special attack. It also has Signal beam, which isn't a bad bug move and can help out in a pinch. Its defense is rather poor but with its special defense it should take at least one special attack (except if its one of its weaknesses such as fire) Moonlight to recover any damage Volbeat gains and use Tail glow to increase your special attack, baton pass this onto a special sweeper and sweep away. The Lum berry is there incase of status effects that may hinder the full potential of this moveset.
Not much else can be said about this little bug except that it can be useful if used right.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in HP for Volbeat with any remaining in Defense & Special Defense

Strategy Against Volbeat

Volbeat has Average Defense and above Average Special Defense so your best bet with this is to pummel it with Super Effective attacks such as fire and Volbeat will be toast

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Volbeat would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Confuse Ray
Shadow Ball
Giga Drain

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Volbeat

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st Confuse Ray, 2nd - Toxic, 3rd - Giga drain, 4th - Confuse ray, 5th - Shadow ball

Locations in Games


Route 117


Trade from R/S

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from R/S

Animé Appearences

Volbeat has had a few Animé Appearences. First it held Pikachu & Co. get the Pichu Bros. back on their train to Millennium Town. After that a trainer had several of them for a show with his friend and her Illumise, however the Volbeat was in love with the Illumise. After that a trainer called Volt used it in the PokéRinger Match against Ash's Taillow

Short 5: Camp Pikachu!
Episode 318: Volbeat & Illumise! Dance Of Love!
Episode 344: Papa Is Idol!?! False Gym Leader?!
Episode 356: Beginning Challenge! Sky Match - PokéRinger!

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