Ledyba is similar to a red ladybug, with five black spots on its back. Ledyba's carapace and back (when the wing covers are lifted) are yellow, and its eyes are large and round. Ledyba also has two black antennae and six black legs with hands that look like boxing gloves. It has a pair of clear wings underneath its wing covers.
A female Ledyba has shorter antennae than male Ledyba.
With its boxing-glove-like hands, Ledyba is able to execute punching moves such as Comet Punch and Mach Punch.
Ledyba is a gregarious Pokémon, to such an extent that it will be timid, stricken with doubt, and afraid or even unable to move if it is alone. Ledyba secretes an aromatic fluid from where its legs join its body, which it uses to communicate with other Ledyba. Ledyba conveys its feelings to other Ledyba by altering the fluid's scent. When the weather turns cold, many Ledyba gather together to cluster and keep each other warm. Ledyba have been depicted as serving a role in pollinating the fruit-producing plants (such as apples) of the Pokémon world, and are usually instructed to do such by means of a special whistle, although they, like most Pokémon, are also able to respond to regular vocal commands.
Ledyba nest on leaves around forests.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.