Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Victini

#000 Isshu / #494 National
Psychic / Fire
Species classification: Victory Pokemon
Ability: Victory Star – Boosts accuracy of all Pokemon on team
Dream World abilities: N/A
Location found (Black/White): Liberty Island (requires event-only Liberty Ticket item)
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: None
Capture rate: 3
Gender ratio: Genderless
Experience at lvl 100: 1,250,000
Base stats: 100 HP / 100 Atk / 100 Def / 100 SAtk / 100 SDef / 100 Spd / 600 Total
Effort values: 3 HP
Evolution family: Doesn't evolve

Victini, the Victory Pokemon. Like many event-only Pokemon before him, his adorable looks belie a formidable power. With awesome stats and an impressive movepool, including a signature move only he can learn that's the most powerful Fire-type move in existence, Victini is definitely worthy of his legendary status.

Talk about a well-rounded Pokemon stats-wise. With even 100s in all base stats, how you train Victini is totally up to you. He has two signature moves, Ball of Flame and V-Generate, both of which are powerful Fire-type moves. Ball of Flame is a 100 power, 100% accuracy Fire-type special attack that has a 30% chance of burning the target. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, V-Generate is the strongest Fire-type move of all time to date, with a physical attack base power of 180 and a 95% accuracy, which is automatically raised thanks to Victini's Victory Star ability, which boosts the accuracy of Victini and all Pokemon in your party. The only downside to V-Generate is that it lowers Victini's defense, special defense and speed one stage, and also causes a small amount of collateral damage to any Pokemon on either side of Victini in double or triple battle, but it's a small price to pay for such a powerful move. 

There's a catch though – Victini isn't capable of learning its signature move V-Generate through normal gameplay.  It can't be learned through level-up, TM, move tutor, or via any in-game process. In other words, it seems that not only is Victini an event-only Pokemon, but V-Generate is also an event-only move. Ball of Flame on the other hand, you can teach the Liberty Ticket event Victini by visiting the Move Relearner.

Design-wise, I personally love Victini. He falls perfectly into the design of the other uber cute mirage legendaries like MewCelebiJirachi and Shaymin, yet still sets himself apart with a unique design. He's cute yet aggressive-looking, and ultra-Japanese with his V-for-victory hand pose and bento apple rabbit ear design.


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  • waffman11 - March 20, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    I caught him with the first ball I threw at him. I think I'm just having good luck with this gen.
  • 93bleach - March 18, 2011 4:15 p.m.

    This little bugger was a bitch to catch...make sure you bring plenty of great and ultra balls....I just restarted my game about twenty times in order to catch him...
  • travismak - March 16, 2011 4:14 a.m.

    @gelatinabomination. I just used a move like False Swipe to bring him down to 1HP. Then I just put him to sleep with Simsear's Yawn. Still used about 15 Ultra Balls, but I got him. Hope that helps!
  • gelatinabomination - March 14, 2011 1:49 p.m.

    Anybody have any tips on how to actually catch Victini once you're in the lighthouse? I've spent maybe 15 ultra balls and 40 great balls on that little fucker.
  • Romination - March 10, 2011 6:11 a.m.

    I feel real sad because I got a Victini and I'm effing excited abou that... but then I threw it into the PC because I have psychic and fire types.`
  • losthero15 - March 7, 2011 2:29 a.m.

    Nothing about this guy says phsyic type. NOTHING. ...But its so cute that I cant stay mad at it.
  • Romination - March 6, 2011 6:30 p.m.

    I'm there with 510BrotherPanda. It wasn't just his typing and moveset that made me happy though- he's also ridiculously adorable.
  • TheDeathishRainbow - March 6, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    I really like Victini, he sounds like he'd be a really good fighter. Hope I can get one.
  • 510BrotherPanda - March 6, 2011 6:04 a.m.

    I was originally turned off by Victini's design and theme, but its typing, moveset, and helpfulness has slowly eroded my cynical heart.

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