Volbeat is a Bug type Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon. It is related to Illumise and, starting in Generation V, can produce Eggs that contain either Illumise or Volbeat when bred with Ditto. Take a look below for 24 fascinating and interesting facts about Volbeat.
1. Volbeat is a firefly like, bipedal Pokemon.
2. Its body is black with a blue chest and abdomen.
3. There are two yellow stripes across its front: one on its chest and one near its legs.
4. A red band separates each limb from its body and a thicker, incomplete one surrounds its shoulders.
5. Two simple wings extend from the band around its shoulder.
6. It has a blue face with yellow eyes, and curly, yellow antennae with black stripes.
7. It has a spherical yellow tail, which glows to communicate and draw geometric patterns in the sky while in a swarm.
8. Additionally, the glow allows it to use its former signature moves, Tail Glow and Signal Beam.
9. This is a male only species; Illumise is its female counterpart.
10. Volbeat is attracted by the sweet aroma given off by Illumise.
11. It lives in forests near clean ponds, but will move if the pond becomes dirty.
12. Volbeat shares its category with its female counterpart Illumise. They are both known as the Firefly Pokémon.
13. No other Pokémon have the same dual Egg Group as Volbeat and its counterpart (Bug and Human-Like).
14. Volbeat appears to be based on a firefly like its counterpart, Illumise. Its coloring suggests that it may have been based on the subfamily Cyphonocerinae. Its appearance is based on a greaser, a subculture in the 1950s; their Japanese counterparts are the Bōsōzoku. Greasers usually wore black or brown y-collared trench-coats and/or jackets with under shirts and also had heavily greased hair. This is shown in Volbeat’s black colored “shirt”, striped belly “under shirt” and “collar”. The pose Volbeat takes in its official art may also be a reference to greasers, as they are commonly shown with their hands either holding or popping their jacket collars.
15. Volbeat is a combination of volt (referring to its powers of illumination) and beetle or beat.
16. Volbeat debuted in Camp Pikachu, where he served as a sort of camp counselor and guide at a mill that Pikachu and his friends stumbled upon.
17. Five Volbeat made their main series debut in Love at First Flight. All of them, including one nicknamed Beat, were under the ownership of Romeo and were part of a show alongside Illumise for the May Festival.
18. A Volbeat appeared in That’s Just Swellow, under the ownership of Volt. He knows Electric-type moves like Thunder and is always used in the PokéRinger competitions Volt participates in. As such, Volbeat was used during the Crossgate PokéRinger tournament, but wound up being defeated by Taillow.
19. Multiple Volbeat appeared in Time Warp Heals All Wounds. Edna mentioned how Volbeat and Illumise used to do their mating dance rituals in a large tree that used to be located in the middle of the city. After May altered the present by time traveling, it turned out that they would still do that.
20. A Volbeat appeared in A Double Dilemma as a resident of North Petalburg.
21. A Volbeat appeared in Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry.
22. A Coordinator’s Volbeat appeared in Lessons in Lilycove, where he was seen participating in the Lilycove City Pokémon Contest.
23. A Volbeat appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions as one of the many local Pokémon living in Crown City. He and several other Pokémon in surrounding Zorua at the park, intent on attacking him as retribution for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight broke out, Volbeat, along with the other Pokémon, was calmed down by Celebi.
24. A wild Volbeat appeared in The Cavern, where he was running away from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.