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* It is one of five evolution families to learn both {{m|Counter}} and {{m|Mirror Coat}}. The others are {{p|Deoxys}} in Defense Forme (via [[level|leveling up]]), {{p|Shellos}} and {{p|Mudkip}} (both via {{pkmn|breeding}}), and {{p|Squirtle}} (via breeding and [[move tutor|move tutoring]] in {{game|Emerald}}).
 
* It is one of five evolution families to learn both {{m|Counter}} and {{m|Mirror Coat}}. The others are {{p|Deoxys}} in Defense Forme (via [[level|leveling up]]), {{p|Shellos}} and {{p|Mudkip}} (both via {{pkmn|breeding}}), and {{p|Squirtle}} (via breeding and [[move tutor|move tutoring]] in {{game|Emerald}}).
 
* If the opponent does not attack Wobbuffet, Wobbuffet cannot harm the opponent except with {{m|Struggle}} (itself unusable unless Wobbuffet has run out of moves).
 
* If the opponent does not attack Wobbuffet, Wobbuffet cannot harm the opponent except with {{m|Struggle}} (itself unusable unless Wobbuffet has run out of moves).
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* In the anime it has been claimed that Wobbuffet can only learn Counter, which later was reconed to be Counter and Mirror Coat. This is unlike its game incarnation, which can learn Destiny Bond and Safe Guard.
   
 
===Origin===
 
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Revision as of 14:21, 13 February 2010

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Wobbuffet
ソーナンス Sonans
#202
202Wobbuffet.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Psychic '
Category
Patient Pokémon
Ability
Shadow Tag
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#108
Hoenn
#161
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'03"
Imperial
1.3 m
Metric
Weight
62.8 lbs.
Imperial
28.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body05.png
Footprint
 F202.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Indeterminate group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 177 Battle Exp.: 1771*

Wobbuffet (Japanese: ソーナンス Sonans) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Wynaut starting at level 15.

Biology

Physiology

Wobbuffet is a tall, cyan-colored blob-like creature with a black tail that has two eye-spots on it. Wobbuffet has flipper-like arms and a crooked expression on its face as a opposed to the perpetual smile that its un-evolved form has. It also walks on four legs at its base.

Gender differences

Female Wobbuffet appear to be wearing lipstick.

Special abilities

Wobbuffet is only capable of countering enemy attacks. However, it is highly effective at doing this due to its high endurance. It also has the curious ability to keep its opponent from retreating.

Behavior

When two Wobbuffet meet, they usually try to test each others' endurance. Even though Wobbuffet are classified as "Patient" Pokémon, a Pokémon Trainer who has it often finds that his or her Wobbuffet tends to pop out of its Poké Ball by itself, shouting out in agreement of something someone said.

Habitat

Wobbuffet live in dark caves to keep their tail hidden.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Wobbuffet's first appearance

Major appearances

Jessie's Wobbuffet

Jessie has a Wobbuffet that frequently emerges from its Poké Ball to shout its name or cause what Jessie considers to be trouble. It has appeared in almost every episode since she accidentally traded her Lickitung for it in Tricks of the Trade. However, she rarely uses Wobbuffet in battle.

Other

Wobbu-palooza featured a town in which everyone owned a Wobbuffet.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP146 Wobbuffet Ash's Pokédex Wobbuffet, the Patient Pokémon. Wobbuffet like to live in dark areas so they can keep their pitch black tail concealed.
EP146 Wobbuffet James's Book Wobbuffet, the Patient Pokémon. Is unable to initiate attacks.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Wobbuffet first appeared in Volume 11 under the ownership of Crystal's mother.

In the TCG

Main article: Wobbuffet (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl

When released from a Poké Ball, Wobbuffet will stand on the stage in one place. Anyone attacking or running into it will be damaged by its Counter, apart from the player who threw the Poké Ball, who will only be knocked back.

Wobbuffet is also a Poké Float in Melee. It appears on its side and never fully reveals itself. When it first appears, it will quickly return off-screen but will then come back and remain to allow for fighting to take place on top of it.

Melee trophy information

A Patient Pokémon, Wobbuffet lives in darkness to hide its mismatched black tail. Even for a stoic Pokémon, this creature is a testament to self-control; it will not actively attack an opponent. Its Counter and Mirror Coat moves are solely used for reflecting attacks directly back at its antagonist.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team: Wobbuffet and Wynaut send the player on a mission into the Uproar Forest. As thanks for completing it, they help to remodel the rescue base. Notably, the Wobbuffet is the only Pokémon in the entire game that doesn't speak human language. This may be an oversight by the translators, since in Explorers of Sky (as mentioned below) he does not speak this way.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: Wobbuffet once again joins Wynaut, only this time, they're running a shop in the Spinda Cafe, called the Recycle Shop. Unlike the first game, it no longer says its name, and instead says "That's right!"

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to pump up its counterstrike.
Silver To keep its pitch-black tail hidden, it lives quietly in the darkness. It is never first to attack.
Crystal In order to conceal its black tail, it lives in a dark cave and only moves about at night.
Stadium 2 It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to pump up its counterstrike.
Generation III
Ruby If two or more Wobbuffet meet, they will turn competitive and try to outdo the other's endurance. However, they may try to see which one can endure the longest without food. Trainers need to beware of this habit.
Sapphire Wobbuffet does nothing but endure attacks - it won't attack on its own. However, it won't endure an attack on its tail. When that happens, the Pokémon will try to take the foe with it using Destiny Bond.
Emerald Usually docile, a Wobbuffet strikes back ferociously if its black tail is attacked. It makes its lair in caves where it waits for nightfall.
FireRed To keep its pitch-black tail hidden, it lives quietly in the darkness. It is never first to attack.
LeafGreen It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to pump up its counterstrike.
Generation IV
Diamond It desperately tries to keep its black tail hidden. It is said to be proof the tail hides a secret.
Pearl It desperately tries to keep its black tail hidden. It is said to be proof the tail hides a secret.
Platinum It desperately tries to keep its black tail hidden. It is said to be proof the tail hides a secret.
HeartGold It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to pump up its counterstrike.
SoulSilver To keep its pitch-black tail hidden, it lives quietly in the darkness. It is never first to attack.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Uncommon Dark Cave
Crystal
Unlimited Dark Cave, Goldenrod Game Corner
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Few Safari Zone
Emerald
Few Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Cerulean Cave, Ruin Valley
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Lake Verity, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Rare Lake Verity, Lake Valor (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Cerulean Cave, Dark Cave (Blackthorn side), Safari Zone
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Noisy Forest
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Upgrade binder
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 12
Endless Level 16
Forever Level 61
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Wynaut
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 190
250 - 297 490 - 584
Attack: 33
34 - 93 63 - 181
Defense: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Sp.Atk: 33
34 - 93 63 - 181
Sp.Def: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Speed: 33
34 - 93 63 - 181
Total: 405   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

None.

By breeding

None.

By tutoring

None.

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Wynaut
Baby form
Wynaut
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 15


Lax Incense
Breed
holding Lax Incense

Wobbuffet
First evolution
Wobbuffet
 Psychic 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 202.png Spr 2s 202.png Spr 2c 202.png Spr b 2g 202.png
Spr 2g 202 s.png Spr 2s 202 s.png Spr 2c 202 s.png Spr b 2g 202 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 202.png Spr 3e 202.png Spr 3r 202.png Spr b 3r 202.png
Spr 3r 202 s.png Spr 3e 202 s.png Spr 3r 202 s.png Spr b 3r 202 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 202 m.png Spr 4d 202 m.png Spr 4h 202 m.png Spr b 4d 202 m.png
Spr 4d 202 f.png Spr 4d 202 f.png Spr 4h 202 f.png Spr b 4d 202 f.png
Spr 4d 202 m s.png Spr 4d 202 m s.png Spr 4h 202 m s.png Spr b 4d 202 m s.png
Spr 4d 202 f s.png Spr 4d 202 f s.png Spr 4h 202 f s.png Spr b 4d 202 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 202 m.png Spr 5b 202 m.png Spr b 5b 202 m.png
Spr 5b 202 f.png Spr 5b 202 f.png Spr b 5b 202 f.png
Spr 5b 202 m s.png Spr 5b 202 m s.png Spr b 5b 202 m s.png
Spr 5b 202 f s.png Spr 5b 202 f s.png Spr b 5b 202 f s.png
Wobbuffet For other sprites and images, please see Wobbuffet images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Its Japanese name, when paired with the Japanese name of its pre-evolution, Wynaut, ソーナノ Sohnano, makes for a potential perpetual conversation of "that's the way it is" followed by "really?", and so on, as seen in Camp Pikachu.
  • Wobbuffet has the third highest base HP stat in the games, after Blissey and Chansey.
    • It also has the highest base HP of all Template:Type2 Pokémon, the only stat among the Pokémon of this type that is not dominated by a Forme of Deoxys.
  • Wobbuffet is one of fourteen Pokémon that one can collect foreign Pokédex entries for in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
  • It is one of five evolution families to learn both Counter and Mirror Coat. The others are Deoxys in Defense Forme (via leveling up), Shellos and Mudkip (both via breeding), and Squirtle (via breeding and move tutoring in Pokémon Emerald).
  • If the opponent does not attack Wobbuffet, Wobbuffet cannot harm the opponent except with Struggle (itself unusable unless Wobbuffet has run out of moves).
  • In the anime it has been claimed that Wobbuffet can only learn Counter, which later was reconed to be Counter and Mirror Coat. This is unlike its game incarnation, which can learn Destiny Bond and Safe Guard.

Origin

It may be based on the late Japanese comedian 林家三平 Sanpei Hayashiya, who was famous for repeatedly touching his hand to his forehead while saying one of his trademark lines, そうなんす、奥さん sō nansu, okusan, "That's the way it is, ma'am."

In addition, its form and available moves may be based on a punching bag; that is, when it is hit, it bounces back. It may also be based on Inky from the Pac-Man series.

Alternitively, it may be based on the concept of Karma as it can only cause damage if it is attacked first. It bears a somewhat similar body shape to a Buzz Blob from the Legend of Zelda series. It also reacts to damage like a Buzz Blob, countering it towards the attacker.

Name origin

Wobbuffet's name is a combination of buffet, as in to strike repeatedly, and wobble, both references to its punching-bag shape.

Its Japanese name is homophonous with the interjection そうなんす sō na-n-su, which roughly means "that's the way it is." Its Japanese name is played off of by its pre-evolution, Wynaut, whose Japanese name of ソーナノ is nearly homophonous with the phrase "そうなの", meaning "really?". Other languages' names for the Pokémon in this family, due to the fact that they were introduced in different generations, do not feature this pun.

In other languages

  • German: Woingenau - Corrupted version of "Wohin genau?" ("Where to, exactly?").
  • French: Qulbutoke - A play on Culbuto (the French trademarked name for Weebles) and the expression OK.
  • Korean: 마자용 Majayong - A play on Majayo, which means "That's correct/That's right".

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