Vullaby < Mandibuzz > Heatmor
Species Type
Bone Vulture Pokémon Dark.gif Flying.gif
Number Ability
#630 Big Pecks/Overcoat
Weak Armor
Height Weight
3'11" (1.2m) 87.1 lbs (39.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 0% Female: 100%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Vullaby N/A
Egg Group Catch Rate
Flying 60
Tier EV Yield
UU 2 Special Attack Points

Mandibuzz (バルジーナ) is the 136th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. She is a Dark/Flying Type, and is known as the Bone Vulture Pokémon.

Mandibuzz can have one of two abilities: Big Pecks, which prevents her Defense stat from being lowered, or Overcoat, which makes her immune to the damaging effects of weather. Mandibuzz that come from the Dream World have the ability Weak Armor. With this ability, the Defense stat is lowered by one stage but the Speed Stat is increased by one stage each time this Pokémon is hit by an attack.

Vullaby evolve into Mandibuzz at Level 54.

Mandibuzz is in the Fling Egg Group, and her Egg will take approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Mandibuzz 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Mandibuzz is based on a Vulture.

Gender Differences

Mandibuzz are always Female.

Game Information

Original Games

Mandibuzz can be obtained by evolving a Vullaby, or capturing one at Route 11 or at Village Bridge in Pokémon Black. In Pokémon Black 2, Mandibuzz can be found at Route 4 on Thursdays behind a house. This Mandibuzz has its Hidden Ability, Weak Armor. The only way to obtain a Mandibuzz in Pokémon Black and Pokémon Black 2 is to trade for one.

Spin-off Games

Mandibuzz appears at the Crag Area's Colosseum in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. To befriend her you'll have to give her a total of 30 Everlasting Flames.

Trading Card Game

Mandibuzz is listed as a Rare Card in the Black&White and Emerging Powers sets.

Anime/Manga Information


Wild Mandibuzz appear in the episode Meowth's Scrafty Tactics, and a trainer named Katharine uses a Mandibuzz in the episode Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!


Wild Mandibuzz appear in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.


Mandibuzz's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Mandibuzz is part of the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a great typing and sturdy 110/105/95 defenses, Mandibuzz makes for a good defensive Pokémon that can check numerous threats like Chandelure, Shaymin, and Krookodile. With access to many great utility moves, such as Knock Off, Taunt, Defog, and U-turn, Mandibuzz can act as a great team supporter capable of gaining momentum for a team, chipping down at opposing foes, or removing entry hazards from the field. It also has access to a reliable recovery move in Roost to keep itself from being worn down too easily. Due to its Speed being higher than many other defensive Pokémon, Mandibuzz can act as a good stallbreaker with Taunt and Toxic to prevent defensive Pokémon from healing up and wearing them down. As a Defog user, Mandibuzz has good matchups against certain Stealth Rock setters, like Krookodile, Mega Swampert, and Nidoqueen. Due to its balanced defensive stats, Mandibuzz can invest in special defense or physical defense to pick what specific Pokémon it can counter. However, Mandibuzz is weak to Stealth Rock which undermines its defensive capabilities quite a bit.

Mandibuzz is also a viable option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. Due to a unique typing, good movepool, and nice defensive stats, Mandibuzz can perform the role of a mixed wall very well. It can check numerous huge threats in the tier such as Breloom and Gengar, which are Pokémon that can give defensive teams a lot of trouble. Mandibuzz has many good moves at its disposal, such as a reliable recovery move in Roost, a strong STAB move in Foul Play that can dent physical attackers very hard, and Defog to remove entry hazards. Unfortunately, Mandibuzz is weak to Stealth Rock which can make its ability to check some threats very shaky. It also does not appreciate the presence of some very common Mega Evolutions like Mega Sableye and Mega Diancie.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black 20% Village Bridge (Double Grass)
Black 25% Route 11 (Double Grass)
White None Trade
Black2 Weekly Event Route 4 (Interact; Thursdays)
White2 None Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black It makes a nest out of bones it finds. It grabs weakened prey in its talons and hauls it to its nest of bones.
White Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Black 2 They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
White 2 They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
VI X They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
Y Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.
Omega Ruby They fly in circles around the sky. When they spot prey, they attack and carry it back to their nest with ease.
Alpha Sapphire Watching from the sky, they swoop to strike weakened Pokémon on the ground. They decorate themselves with bones.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 330 424 .
121 135 199 251
193 215 309 339
Sp. Atk
103 115 209 229
Sp. Def
175 195 289 317
148 165 259 284


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Fury Attack Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Pluck Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
14 Nasty Plot Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
19 Flatter Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
23 Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 N/A Physical.png
28 Punishment Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
32 Defog Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
37 Tailwind Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
41 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png
46 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
50 Embargo Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
51 Bone Rush Ground.gif 25 90 Physical.png
57 Whirlwind Flying.gif N/A 100 Other.png
63 Brave Bird Flying.gif 120 100 Physical.png
70 Mirror Move Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 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
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png
Mean Look Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Roost Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Scary Face Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Fake Tears Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Sky Attack Flying.gif 140 90 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 54

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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