Terrakion < Virizion > Tornadus
Species Type
Grassland Pokémon Grass.gif Fighting.gif
Number Ability
#640 Justified
Height Weight
6'7" (2m) 440.9 lbs (200kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 3
Tier EV Yield
RU 3 Special Defense Points

Virizion (ビリジオン) is the 146th Pokémon in the Unova Pokedex. It is a Grass/Fighting Type, and it is known as the Grassland Pokémon.

Virizion uses the Justified Ability. This Ability increases its Attack by one stage if it gets hit by a Dark-Type move.

Virizion doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Virizion is in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon it cannot breed. It takes Virizion 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Virizion's appearance is a mixture between a deer and an antelope with dull-pointed horns.

Gender Differences

Virizion is genderless.

Game Information

Original Games

Virizion can be found in Pinwheel Forest after encountering Cobalion in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Virizion can be found on Route 11, but can be encountered a second time on Route 11 should it get defeated in the first encounter after defeating the Elite Four.

Spin-off Games

Virizion can appear within any and all forests in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

Trading Card Game

Virizion is listed in the Black/White Promo set, and is listed as a Rare Card in the Emerging Powers and Noble Victories sets. A second Virizion card is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Noble Victories set.

Anime/Manga Information


Virizion has not made an appearance in the Anime.


Virizion is set to appear in the upcoming film Kyurem VS The Sacred Swordsmen.


Virizion's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Virizion resides in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling, where it stands as one of the top tier offensive threats. With a great base 129 Special Defense and a solid set of resistances, Virizion can come in on numerous threats in the tier and take advantage of free turns to set up with either Swords Dance or Calm Mind. Virizion's Speed stat is great as it can outspeed Pokémon such as Manectric, Flygon, and Houndoom. Virizion's attacking stats are less than stellar, but those can be easily remedied after a boost and with high base power STAB attacks like Close Combat and Focus Blast. Its best set is a Swords Dance boosting set that hits hard after a boost with STAB Close Combat and Leaf Blade while having complementary coverage in either Stone Edge or Zen Headbutt. It also can run a great Calm Mind set that can be quite resilient from the special side and hit opposing foes with strong moves like Focus Blast and Giga Drain to go along with Hidden Power Ice. However, Virizion suffers from having a shallow offensive movepool which can leave it walled by Pokémon like Venusaur and Togetic with regularity. Virizon also has some common weaknesses to Flying, Ice, and Fire attacks, all of which can threaten to end its sweep prematurely.

Virizion is also a viable option in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. Due to the prevalence of bulky Water-types in the tier, a Grass-type sweeper like Virizion can find a solid niche due to its ability to use Water-types as set-up fodder. Virizion's great Speed tier and solid bulk gives it plenty of opportunities to set up while threatening offensive and defensive teams alike. It can run a Swords Dance set with a Lum Berry to protect it from Scald burns or a Calm Mind set that can easily boost up against many specially offensive Pokémon. Virizion's biggest flaws are its lackluster power before boosting and that it has some common weaknesses that can be easily exploited, such as Flying, Poison, and Ice. Virizion also does not have the best Defense stat and can be taken out by a strong physical threat like Choice Scarf Mienshao with relative ease.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White Only One Pinwheel Forest: Rumination Field
Black2/White2 Only One Route 11

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black This Pokémon fought humans in order to protect its friends. Legends about it continue to be passed down.
White Its head sprouts horns as sharp as blades. Using whirlwind-like movements, it confounds and swiftly cuts opponents.
Black 2 Legends say this Pokémon confounded opponents with its swift movements.
White 2 Legends say this Pokémon confounded opponents with its swift movements.
VI X Its head sprouts horns as sharp as blades. Using whirlwind-like movements, it confounds and swiftly cuts opponents.
Y Legends say this Pokémon confounded opponents with its swift movements.
Omega Ruby Its head sprouts horns as sharp as blades. Using whirlwind-like movements, it confounds and swiftly cuts opponents.
Alpha Sapphire Legends say this Pokémon confounded opponents with its swift movements.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 323 386 .
194 216 279 306
162 180 243 267
Sp. Atk
194 216 279 306
Sp. Def
264 294 357 392
226 252 315 346


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
7 Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
13 Magical Leaf Grass.gif 60 N/A Special.png
19 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
25 Helping Hand Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
31 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
37 Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
42 Sacred Sword Fighting.gif 90 100 Physical.png
49 Swords Dance Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
55 Quick Guard Fighting.gif N/A N/A Other.png
61 Work Up Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
67 Leaf Blade Grass.gif 90 100 Physical.png
73 Close Combat Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.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
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Virizion cannot breed.

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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