Xerneas < Yveltal > Zygarde
Destruction Pokémon
Dark.gif Flying.gif
19' (5.8m)
447.5 lbs (203kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless
Female: Genderless
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Yveltal (イベルタル) is the 149th Pokémon in the Kalos Mountain Pokédex. It is a Dark/Flying-Type, and is known as the Destruction Pokémon.

Yveltal uses the Dark Aura Ability, which increases the power of Dark-Type moves used by all Pokémon in battle by 33.3%.

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

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




Yveltal takes on the appearance of a wyvern crossed with an albatross. The majority of its body is red, save for some dark patterns on its body, wings and tail. The tip of Yveltal's wings and tail are also dark in appearance.

Gender Differences

Yveltal is a Genderless Pokémon species.

Game Information

Original Games

Yveltal can be found in the depths of Team Flare's Lab in Pokémon Y.

Spin-Off Games

Yveltal has yet to appear in a Spin-Off Game as of writing.

Trading Card Game

Yveltal is listed three times in the XY Set as a Rare Card or higher; two of the cards are Rare EX Cards.

Anime/Manga Information


Yveltal has yet to appear in the Anime as of writing.


Yveltal is set to appear in the upcoming film The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie.


Yveltal has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Yveltal resides in the Uber tier of competitive battling. With great overall stats and a good offensive typing, Yveltal is a versatile threat that can dish out heavy damage. Dark Aura is a fantastic ability that boosts Yveltal's already strong Dark-type STAB attacks. Yveltal is best used as a Choice Band attacker that gives it ruthless wallbreaking power thanks to Dark Aura and a strong STAB in Knock Off while acting as a solid pivot thanks to U-turn. Yveltal can pull off a Life Orb set with great success due to great overall coverage and access to Oblivion Wing, a reasonably strong Flying STAB that mitigates the problem of Life Orb recoil immensely. Yveltal also has access to among the strongest priority attacks in the tier with a Dark Aura boosted Sucker Punch, making it an effective mixed attacker. Thanks to its typing, bulk, and access to recovery, Yveltal acts as a good check to Primal Groudon and among the best checks to Ghost Arceus with its physically defensive set that neuters physical threats with Dark Aura boosted Foul Play. One can opt for a Choice Scarf set that acts as a revenge killer to take care of speedier threats and potential cleaner. While a great Pokémon overall, Yveltal is not flawless, as its typing leaves it weak to Fairy and Rock attacks, both of which are extremely prevalent in the Ubers metagame. While Yveltal is not horribly slow, it is still outsped by a fair share of Pokémon in Ubers.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
X None Trade
Y Only One Team Flare's Lab

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VI X When this legendary Pokémon's wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of all living creatures.
Y When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.
Omega Ruby When this legendary Pokémon's wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures.
Alpha Sapphire When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 362 456 .
240 267 361 397
175 195 289 317
Sp. Atk
240 267 361 397
Sp. Def
180 201 295 324
182 203 297 326


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Hurricane Flying.gif 110 70 Special.png
Start Razor Wind Normal.gif 80 100 Special.png
Start Taunt Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Roost Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
5 Double Team Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
10 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png
18 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
26 Oblivion Wing Flying.gif 80 100 Special.png
35 Disable Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
44 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 95 100 Special.png
51 Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
55 Phantom Force Ghost.gif 90 100 Physical.png
59 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
63 Dragon Rush Dragon.gif 100 75 Physical.png
72 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
80 Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
88 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
93 Sky Attack Flying.gif 140 90 Physical.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.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
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.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
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
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM51 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.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
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Yveltal cannot learn any moves by way of Breeding.

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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