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Voltorb are spherical Pokémon with no arms or legs. They look like a Poké Ball with a face, minus the button; their top half is red, while their bottom half is white. They were first seen in the plant where modern Poké Balls were invented. Voltorb and their evolution, Electrode, could be forms of energy, but it is unknown where that energy came from or how it created them. Because of the similarities with the Poké Ball, it has been suggested that Voltorb are artificial Pokémon, created with some form of human involvement. A Voltorb's height is 1'08" and weight is 22.9 lbs.
Voltorb are easily agitated, and are known to self-destruct due to anger.
Voltorb are generally found in power plants and other areas with electric fields, and due to their volatile temper and habit of exploding out of anger are generally considered pests. They are also found on farms guarding the crops and fruit there, and are usually painted the same color as the fruits they guard. It is common in Kanto, Johto and Hoenn, but has been seen in Sinnoh from time to time.
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Voltorb also appeared in So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd. Team Rocket received them from the Backpack-switching thief and his Farfetch'd, thinking they were Poké Balls with rare Pokémon in them, as well as their Arbok, Lickitung, Muk and Weezing. When Team Rocket found out they were not, the Voltorb started to explode in their balloon. They dumped most of the Voltorb on the thief, prompting him to quit his crime spree, but a single Voltorb sent them blasting off.
A Voltorb made an appearance in The Breeding Center Secret.
Voltorb also appeared in Pallet Party Panic, at a party among other Pokémon.
A Voltorb was one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.
Voltorb is one of the Electric-type Pokémon that was seen in the lake with crystal in As Clear As Crystal.
A Voltorb was seen training alongside its Trainer in You're a Star, Larvitar!.
Multiple Voltorb appeared in Destiny Deoxys.
In Bucking the Treasure Trend, several Voltorb attacked Ash and his friends.
Voltorb also appeared in The Power of One.
Voltorb, Ball Pokémon. This mysterious Pokémon is often found near power plants, but its complete identity is unknown. It uses extreme caution as it has an extreme personality, uses Electric attacks and, at times, explodes or selfdestructs without warning.