- Voice actor: Katsuyuki Konishi (both English and Japanese)
Delibird is a red penguin-like Pokémon with a sack-like tail in which it stores presents, among other things. It has a patch of fluffy feathers on its chest that resembles a beard, and snowflake-like crests on its head. It also has a white bellybutton-like mark on its stomach. It has a white face with black rings around its eyes. Its beak and feet are light yellow. Its height is 2'11" and weight is 35.3 lbs.
Delibird's most famous power is that it attacks by giving presents to its opponents. These presents, glowing orbs pulled from inside its tail, often explode, damaging the enemy. However, this move is unpredictable, even for the Delibird. The effect of the present could harm an opponent, or could even help it.
Delibird is the only known Pokémon that learns Present by leveling up, and that is the only move it learns that way. It can learn other, more traditional Ice- and Flying-type moves by more indirect means.
Delibird carries food bundled up in its tail, carrying it wherever it may go. It spends all day carrying food to its awaiting chicks.
Delibird are often delivering items to either Pokémon or people. The deliveries are often from humans, but may be from Pokémon.
Delibird tend to live in mountainous regions, making their nests over sharp cliffs.
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Delibird first appeared in Delibird's Dilemma under the ownership of Santa Claus. Ash's Totodile shot a Delibird that was delivering presents clear out of the sky with a Water Gun-propelled snowball. Pikachu and co. had to help the Delivery Pokémon find the five presents before midnight.
Delibird's first appearance in the main series was in Dues and Don'ts. It was owned by an elderly talent scout from Team Rocket. Since that episode, the Delivery Pokémon kept following Jessie, James, Jake and Meowth to collect money that the three of them owe. Fortunately for the Rocket Trio, Delibird was no longer able to tail them since the action moved to the Hoenn Region. Delibird has also appeared in Grating Spaces, The Thief That Keeps On Thieving, and Memories are Made of Bliss!.
A Delibird also appeared in Battling the Generation Gap!.
Delibird, Delivery Pokémon. Delibird’s most unique attack is giving presents, however, some of these presents have been known to explode. Sometimes, Delibird’s presents can actually restore energy to its opponents.