Drifloon

Drifloon
フワンテ
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Ambipom < Drifloon > Drifblim
Species Type
Balloon Pokémon Ghost.gif Flying.gif
Number Ability
#425 Aftermath/Unburden
Flare Boost
Height Weight
1′4″ (0.4m) 2.6 lbs. (1.2kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Drifblim
Egg Group Catch Rate
Amorphous 125
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 HP Point
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Drifloon (フワンテ) is the 65th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Ghost/Flying Type, and is known as the Balloon Pokémon.

Drifloon can use one of two Abilities: Aftermath, which takes away 25% of the Pokémon's HP that landed the finishing hit, but only if the finishing move required physical contact, or Unburden, which doubles the Pokémon's Speed when their held item is used or lost. Its Hidden Ability is Flare Boost, which raises its Special Attack by 50% when it is burned.

Drifloon gain the opportunity to evolve into Drifblim starting at Level 28.

Drifloon is in the Amorphous Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 7,680 Steps to hatch. It takes Drifloon 1,640,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Drifloon is a round Pokémon, closely resembling a balloon. Its body is purple, and it has two black, stringy arms extending out of its body serving as arms. At the end of these strings are its "hands" which are shaped like yellow hearts. Drifloon also has a "cloud" on its head, and a yellow "X" across its face.

Gender Differences

Drifloon has no gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

Drifloon appear once a week at Valley Windworks in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. It always appears outside the Windworks on Fridays.

Drifloon can only be obtained by breeding a Drifblim in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Drifloon can sometimes be found within a Hidden Grotto on Route 13.

In Pokémon X and Y, Drifloon can be caught in the wild at Route 8. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be found by soaring through the sky on Mega Latias or Mega Latios.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Drifloon can be caught in the wild at Hau'oli Cemetery.

Spin-Off Games

Drifloon can be found at Chasm Cave B1-B8 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Drifloon is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Valley B15-B23.

Drifloon appears within Volcano Cave in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Drifloon can be found floating around the skies of the Oblivia Region in the Present, and in the Light Temple Mission "At Last, Arceus and the Light" in the Past by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.

Drifloon appear at Misty Edgewater Forest 2-2 and Everspring Valley Hauntyard 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Drifloon can be found at Spectra during a Swarm in Pokémon Conquest.

Trading Card Game

Drifloon is listed in Pokémon Organized Play Series 6 as an Uncommon Card. Drifloon is listed as a Common Card in the Majestic Dawn, Legends Awakened, Stormfornt, Supreme Victors, Undaunted, and Dragons Exalted (2) sets, and as an Uncommon Card in the Diamond and Pearl set. Drifloon is listed as a Secret Holographic Card in the Stormfront set, a Drifloon that is a Shiny Drifloon.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

A trainer named Paige would use a Drifloon during the episode Drifloon in the Wind, an episode that also featured Suicune. Fantina also used a Drifloon during the episode Playing the Leveling Field, which was used for a practice match against Ash.

Movies

Wild Drifloon appear in the films The Rise of Darkrai and Arceus and the Jewel of Life, along with the Pikachu Shorts "Pikachu's Exploration Club" and "Pikachu's Great Sparking Search."

Manga

Drifloon's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Drifloon is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Once per Week Valley Windworks (Friday)
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Trade
Black/White None Breed Drifblim
Black 2/White 2 Unknown% Route 13: Hidden Grotto
X/Y 10% Route 8 (Yellow Flowers)
X/Y 30% Route 8
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire -- Soaring in the Sky
Sun/Moon 30% Hau'oli Cemetery

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
IV Diamond A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Pearl It tugs on the hands of children to steal them away. However, it gets pulled around instead.
Platinum Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a "Signpost for Wandering Spirits."
HeartGold It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.
SoulSilver It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.
V Black Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a "Signpost for Wandering Spirits."
White Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a "Signpost for Wandering Spirits."
Black 2 These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish.
White 2 These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish.
VI X A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Y These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish.
Omega Ruby A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons.
Alpha Sapphire These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish.
VII Sun Stories go that it grabs the hands of small children and drags them away to the afterlife. It dislikes heavy children.
Moon If for some reason its body bursts, its soul spills out with a screaming sound.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
90
. 290 384 .
Atk
50
94 105 199 218
Def
34
65 73 167 183
Sp. Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
44
83 93 187 205
Speed
70
130 145 239 262

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Constrict Normal.gif 10 100 Physical.png
Start Minimize Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
4 Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
8 Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
13 Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
16 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
20 Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
25 Stockpile Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
27 Hex Ghost.gif 65 100 Special.png
32 Swallow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
32 Spit Up Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
36 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
40 Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
44 Baton Pass Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
50 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Clear Smog Poison.gif 50 -- Special.png
Defog Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Destiny Bond Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Disable Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Haze Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Hypnosis Psychic.gif -- 60 Other.png
Memento Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Weather Ball Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 100*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 100 -- Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 100*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 185 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 180 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 120 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 100 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Recycle Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Air Cutter Flying.gif 55 95 Special.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Drifloon
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 28

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Fighting.gif
Ghost.gif
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Psychic.gif
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Electric.gif
Normal.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Bug.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Normal.gif
Poison.gif
Dark.gif
Electric.gif
Ghost.gif
Ice.gif
Rock.gif

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