Drifblim 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 lost or used. Its Hidden Ability is Flare Boost, which raises its Special Attack by 50% when it is burned.
Drifloon can evolve into Drifblim at Level 28.
Drifblim is in the Amorphous Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 7,680 Steps to hatch. It takes Drifblim 1,640,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Drifblim is a purple Pokémon that is shaped similar to a sphere. The lowest point of Drifblim's body is a red area that looks like it was torn off of something, and the lower half of its body is light purple, while the upper part of it is darker purple. Drifblim also still has the same cloud-like structure on its head and yellow "X" on its face that Drifloon had. In addition to all of this, Drifblim also has four ribbon-looking arms coming off of its body that are yellow at the end.
Drifblim has no gender differences.
Drifblim can be found at Chasm Cave B1-B8 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. In Explorers of Time & Darkness, Drifblim appear at Mt. Mistral 1F-19F; in Explorers of Sky Drifblim appears at Mt. Wind 1F-19F. Drifblim is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Werid Mountain 7F-23F and the following floors of Legendary Volcanic Island: 26 & 27, 30 & 31, 33-36, 38-43, 46 and 48 & 49.
Drifblim appears at Volcano Cave, Chroma Ruins and Hippowdon Temple in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Drifblim appears in 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.
Drifblim can be obtained in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure by calling it to another area at one of eight different zones: Beach, Cavern, Granite, Haunted, Iceberg, Lava, Meadow and Meeting. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Drifblim can be befriended by retrieving it from Wish Park and then speaking to it in either the Cove Area, Arbor Area, Arcane Area, Crag Area or Tech Area.
The only way to obtain a Drifblim in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve Drifloon.
Trading Card Game
Drifblim is listed in the Diamond/Pearl Promo and Black/White Promo set. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Legends Awakened and Supreme Victors sets, and as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Stormfront, Supreme Victors, Undaunted and Dragons Exalted sets.
Fantina used her Drifblim in a Gym Battle against Ash during the episode Shield with a Twist, a Drifblim that also appears in the episodes Playing the Leveling Field and Losing Its Lustrous. It would defeat both Pikachu and Buizel before falling to Chimchar, winning the match.
A trainer would use a Drifblim during the film The Rise of Darkrai. Wild Drifblim also appear in the film Arceus and the Jewel of Life in addition to The Rise of Darkrai and the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Exploration Club". Fantina's Drifblim also appears during the film Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Drifblim's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Drifblim is a viable option in the Never-Utilized, Rarely-Utilized and Under-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Statistically, Drifblim is tied for the seventh-highest HP in the game with Slaking and Giratina, and it has the moves to either support the rest of the team or set up for a sweep, especially if it can successfully set up its Special Attack with Calm Mind. Dark-Type Pokémon, using the Stealth Rock Entry Hazard, phazing and Pokémon with the Unaware Ability will all have be able to limit what Drifblim can do, especially with its low Defense Statistics.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM62: Silver Wind
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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