Voltorb is an Electric type Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves into Electrode starting at level 30. Take a look below for 26 awesome and interesting facts about Voltorb.
1. Voltorb is a spherical Pokemon that resembles a Poke Ball with eyes and minus the button.
2. The top half is red, while the bottom half is white.
3. Because of its resemblance to Poké Balls, it is thought that it was created when one was exposed to an energy pulse.
4. This is supported by the fact that its components do not occur naturally.
5. Voltorb is generally found in power plants and other areas with electric fields.
6. It was first discovered in the plant where modern Poké Balls were invented.
7. It has a volatile temperament and will explode if bumped or agitated.
8. In the English and European versions of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a game called Voltorb Flip is introduced in place of slot machines. The game is similar to Minesweeper, and largely focuses on flipping over cards to multiply the coins currently earned. Some cards, however, have Voltorb on them which will cause the player to lose coins when flipped.
9. Voltorb has the lowest base Attack stat of all Electric-type Pokémon.
10. According to Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver: Prima’s Official Strategy Guide, Voltorb is the only Pokémon recommended for the Disc Catch that is not a Flying type.
11. Voltorb seems to be based upon the concept of a living Poké Ball (with its Shiny coloration possibly being based on a Great Ball). The design concept may be inheritance from the time when the franchise was known as Capsule Monsters, as early artworks show Poké Balls without the button in the middle.
12. The idea of them being mistaken for the standard Item Balls is similar to a mimic, a monster archetype commonly found in RPGs.
13. Given its tendency to explode, it could also be based on a bomb. Its unpredictable tendency to explode, as well as its shape and name, may be a reference to ball lightning.
14. Voltorb is a combination of volt and orb.
15. Voltorb debuted in The Ninja Poké-Showdown. Koga kept a bunch of them in his Gym as booby traps. They were later targeted in one of Team Rocket’s schemes.
16. Multiple Voltorb appeared in So Near, Yet So Farfetch’d. Team Rocket received them from Keith, thinking they were Poké Balls with rare Pokémon hidden inside them, as well as their Arbok, Lickitung, and Weezing. When Team Rocket found out they were not, the Voltorb started to explode in their balloon. They dumped most of the Voltorb on the thief, prompting him to quit his crime spree, but a single Voltorb sent them blasting off.
17. A Voltorb lived amongst Electrode in The Underground Round Up. Although Misty was terrified of it, the Electric-type befriended her Togepi, and the baby Pokémon was sad when it had to leave.
18. Three Voltorb appeared in Love, Pokémon Style, where they were rolling down a hill before they were caught by Ash’s Kingler. However, they shocked and injured it in the process.
19. Wattson used a Voltorb in his Gym battle with Ash in Watt’s with Wattson?. It was easily defeated by Pikachu, who had become super-charged during an incident at the Mauville Gym. Multiple wild Voltorb also appeared later on in the episode.
20. Multiple Voltorb appeared in Bucking the Treasure Trend, where they attacked Ash, his friends, and Buck as they searched for Dandelion Island’s treasure.
21. A Voltorb appeared in the Hoopa’s Surprise Ring Adventures short Ball Pickup. It was thrown at Ash as part of a prank by Hoopa, but it then attacks the both of them, as well as Pikachu and Hawlucha, with Self-Destruct.
22. A Voltorb appeared in Duplica’s flashback in Ditto’s Mysterious Mansion, where it came onstage as her Ditto tried to transform into one.
23. A painted Voltorb appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash as one of the Pokémon seen on Scissor Street.
24. A Voltorb appeared in A Chansey Operation, where it was stuck in a Weepinbell‘s mouth that Misty and Jessie had to pull out from.
25. A Voltorb appeared as an image in the dubbed version of The Ultimate Test.
26. A Voltorb appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.