I still remember that day when my cousins introduced me to Pokémon: Sapphire. I didn’t know at that time about a game full of hundreds of creatures, both small and large. A massive world where all Pokémon have unique designs and abilities. They introduced me to a wonderful game that made these creatures my companions on my quest to become the very best.
Fast forward to Generation VI, I became one of the people who were skeptical about the introduction of Fairy-types. It was a bit silly for me that a bunch of Tinker Bells could slay powerful Dragons, but eventually, this type grew on me.
I have the same view on the Pokémon named Flabébé. I first thought it was just yet another early-game Pokémon that I might catch and shove inside the PC and never bother again. But my curiosity about the Fairy-types made me use her, and I liked it. Her adorable design and typing made me decide to let her become part of my team, evolve, and grow stronger throughout my Kalos adventure.
In this article, we will talk about Flabébé, her strength and weaknesses, and how you can use her during competitive matches.
Bottom Line Up Front
Flabébé is a Pokémon introduced in Gen VI. Flabébé, along with her evolutionary line, is part of the newly-introduced Fairy-type Pokémon. Flabébé evolves into Floette at level 19 and then Florges once exposed with a shiny stone. Flabébé’s flowers have five different colors that you could choose from (Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue, and White).
My Flabébé carries a red flower because it is my favorite. Below are the important facts that you must know about Flabébé:
- Flabébé (Single Bloom Pokémon)
- National Dex Number: #669
- Type: Fairy
- Ability: Flower Veil
- Hidden Ability: Symbiosis
- Egg Group: Fairy
- Hatch Time: 5140 – 5396 steps
- Height: 0’04” or 0.1 m
- Weight: 0.2 lbs. or 0.1 kg
- Base Experience Yield: 61
- Leveling Rate: Medium Fast
- EV Yield: 1 Sp.Def
- Gender Ratio: 100% female
- Catch Rate: 39.9%
What Are Flabébé’s Base Stats in Pokémon?
Flabébé is like the flower that she always carries; delicate and pretty. And much like a flower, you can easily tear her to shreds or squish her like a bug. It will happen to her if you plan to use her in competitive battles.
|Base||At Level 50||
At Level 100
|HP||44||104-151||198 – 292|
|Attack||38||38 – 99||72 – 192|
|Defense||39||39 – 100||74 – 194|
|Special Attack||61||59 – 124||114 – 243|
|Special Defense||79||75 – 144||146 – 282|
|Speed||42||42 – 103||80 – 201|
What Are Flabébé’s Best and Worst Stats?
Flabébé’s best stat is her Special Defense which means that she can withstand any Special Attacks. However, she has a small HP that nullifies her best stat because it would only take her a few hits before fainting.
Flabébé’s worst stat would be her Attack stat, followed by her Defense stat. This makes her hits weaker in the early game since her earliest move set consists of Vine Whip and Tackle, both of which are physical attacks. Combining it with her low Defense means that she cannot take hits from others, especially from physical attacks.
This scenario is why you need to be extremely careful when training her during the early game because she is as delicate as the flower she is holding. If you are not planning to evolve her, then you need to be careful throughout the game.
What Does Flabébé Look Like in Pokémon?
Flabébé is like the Pokémon version of Tinker Bell. Like Tinker Bell, Flabébé has a small and delicate feature that really captures the essence of what a fairy looks like. She has stubby arms, long ears, and beady eyes. She also has a permanent blush on her cheeks and a crown of yellow pollen on her head. It is said that the pollen that made her crown has healing properties.
Her lower half is green and consists of only a tail and no legs. With a height of only 0.1 m. and a weight of 0.1 kg., Flabébé is considered one of the shortest and lightest Pokémon.
You can usually see her holding on to a flower. Her flower’s petals are round and can be red, blue, orange, yellow, or white (with white being the rarest). Flabébé controls the flower and draws her power from it (flower-power, right?), and she feels unsafe if ever it separates from her. Nonetheless, she can be very picky because Flabébé will continue to search for a flower that she likes.
Where to Find Flabébé in Pokémon games
The Pokémon games first introduced Flabébé in Generation VI in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. She also reappears in Generation VII but not anymore in Generation VIII. Outside the main Pokémon games, she also appears in Trozei, Shuffle, Rumble World, and Rumble Rush.
Unfortunately, Flabébé and her evolution line are unobtainable in Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. She also does not appear in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Where to find Flabébé in Pokémon X and Y
Flabébé is one of the earliest Fairy-type Pokémon that you can encounter in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. She can serve as a tutorial guide to the new Fairy-type, which was first introduced in Generation VI. Flabébé is relatively a common encounter on Route 4 and Route 7.
However, if you are really picky about the color of her flower, then listen up: Route 4 and Route 7 are filled with numerous flower fields. The flower field’s color will give you a hint of which color Flabébé’s flower will likely appear.
On Route 4, there is a bunch of red and yellow flower fields. Exploring the yellow flower fields will give you a chance of a Flabébé with a yellow flower, while the red flower fields might give you one with a red flower.
On Route 7, you can find yellow and purple flower fields and a patch of tall grass at the end of the route. You can find Flabébé in all of these areas mentioned. Like I said before, the color of the flower field will give you the corresponding color of the flower Flabébé will be holding. Thus, you can find one with a blue flower in the purple flower fields.
If you love Flabébé with an orange flower, you are in luck. Unlike the other colors, the Flabébé with orange flowers is everywhere on Route 4 and 7, including the patch of tall grass! However, they are much rarer since they only have a 4% encounter chance.
Similar to the orange-flower Flabébé, you can also find the white-flower ones anywhere, albeit they are much rarer to find. With only a 1% chance of appearing, many people consider the white-flower Flabébé as the rarest color. So, prepare your Encounter Lv. Three and a bunch of maxes repels if you really want to get one!
Where to find Flabébé in Pokémon Alpha Ruby and Omega Sapphire
You cannot catch any wild Flabébé in the Hoenn Region. If you plan to complete your Pokédex entries in Pokemon Alpha Ruby and Omega Sapphire, then you need to trade with other players. Thanks to the Global Trade System, you could easily trade with other players across the globe.
Where to find Flabébé in Pokémon Sun and Moon
These cute Fairy-type Pokémon do not make an appearance in Pokémon Sun and Moon, which means that there is no way for you to get Flabébé within the game.
If you are really eager to catch them all, then you need to transfer her from your previous Pokémon X and Y save to your Sun and Moon game through the Pokémon Bank. You can also ask for a Flabébé with a player you are trading with if you don’t have a Pokémon Bank.
Where to find Flabébé in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Flabébé makes her return in Generation VII in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon after not appearing in the previous Pokémon Sun and Moon games. These cute Pokémon can be found in Melemele Meadows on Melemele Island. Like in the previous generation, the color of Flabébé’s flower corresponds to the flower field’s color.
Since Melemele Meadows is only composed of yellow flowers, you can only find yellow-flower Flabébé in the wild. However, do not panic for those who prefer the other colors because Generation VII introduced the SOS Battle System, wherein wild Pokémon can call their allies to battle. A yellow-flower Flabébé will call other Flabébé who might hold orange flowers and even white flowers if you are lucky.
Unfortunately, there is no way to get a blue-flower and red-flower Flabébé in the wild. The only way for you to get them is through breeding. This generation would become the last one where Flabébé appears since Game Freak decides to snap plenty of Pokémon Thanos-style.
She and her evolutionary line became one of many who the developers did not program in the game. Hopefully, by Generation IX, she will return.
Where to Find Flabébé in Pokémon Go
Flabébé is one of the starring Pokémon during Valentine’s Day 2022. From February 10 until February 14, Flabébé’s spawn rate increased dramatically for this short time.
Unfortunately, you can’t collect all variants of Flabébé unless you are willing to travel the world. Flabébé with blue flowers is only available in Asia-Pacific, Flabébé with red flowers is only available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and Flabébé with yellow flowers is only available in the Americas.
Fortunately, Flabébé with orange flowers and ones with white flowers are available everywhere. However, Flabébé with white flowers is incredibly rare, much like the base games.
Flabébé in the Pokémon anime
Mairin catches a yellow-flower Flabébé in “Mega Evolution Special I” with the help of her Chespin, Chespie. Mairin nicknamed her Bebe.
In the 27th episode of the Pokémon X and Y anime series, “To Find a Fairy Flower!” Gray’s red-flower Flabébé latches on Bonnie’s hair. This Flabébé lost her flower after a car blew it away. Ash and his friends begin an adventure to find this Flabébé, a new flower to regain her strength.
Shauna owns an orange-flower Flabébé who appears in the 39th episode of the Pokémon X and Y anime series, “Summer of Discovery! And A Showcase Debut!”
Goh is the only character to catch all variations of Flabébé in the 25th episode of the Pokémon Journeys anime series, “A Festival Reunion! In Under Color of Darkness!” Ash and Goh try to find a new flower for his Flabébé. They released her into the wild as a Floette after finding a new white flower for her to protect it from the other Flabébé.
Flabébé does not really appear often in the anime, but it is understandable because she needs to share her screen time with hundreds of others. But every time a Flabébé stars in an episode, it is usually very wholesome and cutesy, which is very fitting for a fairy.
What are Flabébé’s Abilities in Pokémon?
Flabébé and her evolutionary lines have one ability and one hidden ability. The following are:
- Flower Veil: Flabébé can protect Ally Grass-type Pokémon from status conditions and the lowering of their stats.
- Symbiosis (Hidden Ability): Flabébé passes its item to an ally that has used up an item.
What Is the Best Ability for Flabébé in Pokémon?
Let’s be honest here: I think both Flabébé’s abilities are underwhelming. If you look at their description, you will notice that these abilities are only good in duo or triple battles and absolutely useless in a single battle.
Basically, both Flower Veil and Symbiosis have situational uses. I mean, how many double and triple battles do you remember during your Gen VI and Gen VII playthrough? Certainly, they are not as common as single battles! Even if you talk about double and triple battles, Flabébé’s abilities are still not really good, in my honest opinion.
If I choose which one is ‘less bad,’ then it would be Symbiosis. Symbiosis is essentially Bestow but as an ability. The ability is a little gimmicky, but if your other Pokémon lost an item due to consumption, destruction, or stealing, then Flabébé can transfer her own item (I recommend Leftovers) to that Pokémon, increasing her ally’s survivability on the battlefield.
Flower Veil is even more situational than Symbiosis. It only protects her Grass-type ally from status effect and stat lowering. Remember, Flabébé is not a Grass-type Pokémon (despite her flowery aesthetic), which means that she cannot benefit from her own ability or her non-Grass-type allies. So, if you don’t have a Grass-type Pokémon on your team, then do not bother with Flower Veil.
Flabébé’s Moves Per Level (Gen VII)
Flabébé does not appear in any Gen VIII games, so the data shown is from her last appearance in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Moves I wrote in Bold grant Flabébé Same-type attack bonus.
Flabébé’s Moves From TM (Gen VII)
Moves written in Bold provides Flabébé with a same-attack bonus.
What is Flabébé Strong Against in Pokémon?
Before Generation VI, Dragon was probably the most overpowered Pokémon typing in the competitive scene. It resists four common types (Fire, Water, Grass, and Electric) and is weak against itself and Ice-type (which is uncommon due to the typing’s weaknesses).
Generation VI introduced the new Fairy-type Pokémon for one single purpose: to slay some Dragons. Imagine a tiny Pokémon sweeping the likes of Flygon and Salamence left and right with Moonblast. Glory to Flabébé the Dragonslayer!
Aside from her dragon-slaying capabilities, Flabébé is also strong against Dark-type and Fighting-type Pokémon. Flabébé is also resistant to Bug-type attacks.
What is Flabébé Weak to in Pokémon?
Like all the other Pokémon types, Fairy-type Pokémon like Flabébé still have weaknesses. Flabébé is defensively weak to Steel and Poison-type moves due to her Fairy-typing. Her fairy moves are also not really effective against Fire-type Pokémon.
What is the Best Build for Flabébé in Pokémon?
Flabébé belongs to the Little Cup simply because she is an unevolved Pokémon. Even in this tier, another Fairy-type Pokémon, Spritzee, outclasses Flabébé. There are still ways to make Flabébé viable in battle:
- Item: Eviolite
- Ability: Flower Veil
- Nature: Bold
- EVs: 164 HP/204 Def/108 SpA/20 Spe
- Calm Mind
This build relies on Flabébé using Calm Mind to utilize her Moon Blast to sweep her opponents due to Moonblast being her STAB. However, it would be difficult to set up because she is vulnerable to physical attacks. This reason is why her Defense stat makes up the biggest share in her EV to make her a bit bulkier. Flabébé also has access to Synthesis, which helps her survivability.
Flabebe Guide: FAQs
Question: Which of Flabébé’s color variations is the rarest in Pokémon?
Answer: The rarest color variation is the white-flower Flabébé. In Generation VI, you only have a 1% chance of encountering a white-flower Flabébé. In Generation VII, you could only encounter a white-flower Flabébé during SOS battles.
Question: What is Flabébé’s typing in Pokémon?
Answer: Flabébé is purely a Fairy-type Pokémon. She is strong against Fighting-type, Dark-type, and Dragon-type Pokemon but weak to Steel and Poison-type moves.
Question: When did Flabébé appear in the Pokémon anime?
Answer: Flabébé first debuted in Pokémon X and Y from Generation VI and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon from Generation VII. Flabébé and her evolutionary line did not return in Generation VIII, along with hundreds of Pokémon.