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Poké Ball
Ruby's Castform
Debuts in Lombre Larceny
Caught in Hanging Around With Slaking III
Caught at Weather Institute
Gender Female
Ability Forecast
Nature Careful
Current location With Ruby
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Fofo (Japanese: POPO Popo), known as Popo in Chuang Yi's translations, is a Pokémon owned by Ruby in the Pokémon Adventures manga. She is used in Smart Contests.


Ruby & Sapphire chapter

With Mr. Stone

Mr. Stone and Castform

Fofo originally belonged to Mr. Stone and first appeared in Lombre Larceny, having been trapped inside a fountain in Petalburg City by Team Aqua as a way to kidnap Mr. Stone. Sapphire, hearing that the Pokémon was trapped, rushed in and began tearing the fountain apart to rescue her. Using her keen sense of smell she located Castform's location and had Rono chew the fountain apart. Chic then used her flames to heat Castform up. During the ensuing battle Castform used her Forecast Ability to help Sapphire figure out how to defeat Team Aqua's Ludicolo. After the battle Castform went with Gabby and Ty due to Mr. Stone being unconscious.

In Hanging Around With Slaking I, Castform notices Ruby and Norman on top of the Weather Institute. By knocking against the window of the car Castform gets Gabby and Ty to notice as well, and the three head over. Upon arriving Gabby convinces Castform to intervene in the father and son battle and she rushes over to use Sunny Day, stopping Mumu's Mud Shot. Though the battle has stopped, Ruby and Norman soon fall off of the staircase holding them. Due to the rain, Norman's grip begins loosening, so he asks Castform to help by shining Sunny Day to dry the pipe. After rescuing them both Gabby and Ty give Ruby a ride in their car. As they ride in the car, Castform notices Ruby's Pokémon taking care of him. Gabby tells Castform that if she wants to join Ruby, she can do so. Although Ty protests giving Ruby a Pokémon belonging to Mr. Stone, Gabby assures him that Castform has taking a liking to the boy.

With Ruby

Ruby and Fofo
Forcast activated

In Mind-Boggling with Medicham, Fofo is used to advance Ruby through the Normal Rank of the Smart Contest. In Going to Eleven with Loudred & Exploud I, Fofo is used alongside Ruby's other Pokémon to battle against Courtney and her Ninetales. Although Ruby had a five to one advantage his team was beaten due to Ninetales having control of nine different fireballs.

In I More Than Like You, Luvdisc I, Fofo is used to advance Ruby through the Super Rank of the Smart Contest. After the contest Fofo is used in Ruby's battle against Wallace alongside the rest of team, bar Feefee, and loses.

In Always Keep Whiscash on You for Emergencies, Fofo is used to advance Ruby through the Hyper Rank of the Smart Contest.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon X, Fofo, alongside Ruby and Sapphire's other Pokémon, are used to battle against Archie and Maxie. Fofo was seen using Hail off of Walrein's Icy Wind. Being in her Snowy Form, Fofo used a powerful Weather Ball to defeat Archie and Maxie.

In It All Ends Now VIII, Fofo is shown to have won the Master Rank of the Smart Contest, wearing a Green Scarf.

Emerald chapter

In A Cheeky Charizard Change-Up I, Fofo was seen cheering Emerald on during his battle against Tucker.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

In Omega Alpha Adventure 2, Fofo was used to battle against a wild Claydol inside the Sky Pillar. She quickly defeated it with Hail. In PAORAS15, Fofo used Sunny Day to blind Rayquaza, allowing Ruby and Norman to get close to it.

Personality and characteristics

Fofo is a very cautious and timid Pokémon. Though timid, she often decides to intervene in situations in order to help those she cares about. While not used often in battle, she is capable of holding her own. As Ruby's Pokémon Contest representative for the Smart category, Fofo is highly intelligent.

Moves used

Fofo Sunny Day.png
Using Sunny Day
Move First Used In
Sunny Day Hanging Around With Slaking II
Shadow Ball I More Than Like You, Luvdisc I
Hail The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon X
Weather Ball The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon X
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Ruby has a Mightyena with the name Nana and a Castform with the name Popo, both of which seem to share their names with the Ice Climbers.


Language Name Origin
Japanese POPO Popo
English Fofo (VIZ Media)
Popo (Chuang Yi)
French Momo
Chinese (Mandarin) POPO Popo
Korean 포포 Popo
Vietnamese Popo Transliteration of her Japanese name

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Castform.

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