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Jessie's Wobbuffet
ムサシのソーナンス Musashi's Sonans
Poké Ball
Jessie Wobbuffet.png
Jessie's Wobbuffet
Debuts in Tricks of the Trade
Caught at Johto
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Traded in Tricks of the Trade
Original Trainer Benny
Traded for Jessie's Lickitung
Current location At Team Rocket headquarters
Wobbuffet
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wobbuffet Yūji Ueda Kayzie Rogers

Jessie's Wobbuffet (Japanese: ムサシのソーナンス Musashi's Sonans) was the only Pokémon obtained by Jessie during her travels through Johto.

History

Wobbuffet's first appearance, under the ownership of Benny
Jessie is unaware that her Lickitung has been traded to Benny for his Wobbuffet
Jessilina and Wobbuffet

Jessie obtained Wobbuffet in the episode Tricks of the Trade after accidentally trading her Lickitung for it, with Wobbuffet's previous trainer, a boy named Benny who had trained Wobbuffet hard but wanted to try training a new Pokémon.

Even though Jessie often seemed annoyed with Wobbuffet, she was shown to truly care for it. This is showcased in a handful of episodes, including Who What When Where Wynaut, in which Wobbuffet temporarily went missing. Jessie was very worried and desperately went searching for it on the island. Another instance was in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! where Jessie was upset at James's idea to send Wobbuffet to Giovanni since they couldn't tell it apart from Narissa's Ditto. Wobbuffet also seems to care for her deeply, although its loyalty has sometimes been in question, such as in Fear Factor Phony, Wobbuffet ran away from the group after the fake ghost made by some Ghost Pokémon scared it off. While it was running scared, it saw a Kirlia dancing and fell in love with it. When Team Rocket caught Pikachu and Kirlia, Wobbuffet jumped into the mecha after it and broke the Kirlia and its Psychic Pokémon friends free from Team Rocket's capture. Entirely thanks to Wobbuffet, Team Rocket's operation was completely ruined.

Episodes primarily featuring Wobbuffet are Wobbu-Palooza, in which Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket came across a festival honoring Wobbuffet and Jessie's Wobbuffet saved the day, and The Wayward Wobbuffet, in which Wobbuffet became separated from Jessie and went on an action-packed adventure.

Following the Team Rocket trio's journey in Sinnoh, Jessie was forced to leave Wobbuffet at Team Rocket's headquarters as it is not a Pokémon native in the Unova region and would attract attention.

Personality and characteristics

Wobbuffet in love

Wobbuffet was used occasionally for battles. Wobbuffet's knowledge of moves like Counter and Mirror Coat came in handy, since Team Rocket often found itself on the receiving end of powerful attacks.

Wobbuffet usually served as a comic relief character. It would emerge from its Poké Ball frequently and often at inappropriate times. Since the episode Tunnel Vision, Wobbuffet had its place in the Team Rocket motto, first before Meowth (which usually left it very upset) and some episodes later, right after Meowth. It could often be heard crying out subsequent to the "Team Rocket is blasting off again!" line, even if it was not out of its Poké Ball when the team was sent blasting off. Wobbuffet was thus somewhat a fourth team member.

Team Rocket have also had various vehicles and robots based on it.

Moves used

Jessie Wobbuffet Mirror Coat.png
Using Mirror Coat
Move First Used In
Counter Tricks of the Trade
Bide × A Hot Water Battle
Mirror Coat Imitation Confrontation
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

Jessie and Wobbuffet
  • Wobbuffet was the first traded Pokémon to become an important part of the main cast.
  • For DP024, Professor Oak's lecture is about Jessie's Wobbuffet. He writes this Pokémon senryū about it: きがつけば なのりもやってる ソーナンス
  • Until Duplica pointed it out, Wobbuffet always used Counter to deflect attacks. Although this should only work against physical attacks, it actually worked against any, though not always very well (sometimes the attack would be reflected in different directions rather than back at the opponent; on two occasions it caused Team Rocket themselves to blast off). So it must have used Mirror Coat every time against a special attack though Jessie ordered Counter. Even though Jessie gets confused as to whether to use Counter or Mirror Coat, whenever Jessie wants to counter an attack using Wobbuffet, she would just say "Wobbuffet, counter that attack" or similar since she told Wobbuffet to use its head when countering a physical or special attack.
  • Wobbuffet spent 511 episodes as a part of Jessie's party, making it the Pokémon to have spent the most time on a main character's party before leaving, more than two complete series together, and spending the third-most time as a main cast member, after Pikachu and Meowth.

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