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Wobbuffet (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Unown
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Wobbuffet
ソーナンス Sonans
#202
202Wobbuffet.png
Artwork from GSC
Type
Psychic '
Category
Patient Pokémon
Ability
Shadow Tag
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#107
Hoenn
#161
Sinnoh
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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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F202.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Indeterminate group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
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 Psychic-type Pokémon.

Wobbuffet has the Ability Shadow Tag, which prevents opponents from escaping.

Wobbuffet evolves from Wynaut at Level 15.

Biology

Physiology

Wobbuffet's tail has two eyes.

Gender differences

Female Wobbuffet appear to be wearing lipstick.

Special abilities

Wobbuffet is only capable of Countering enemy attacks.

Behavior

When two Wobbuffet meet, they usually try to test each others' endurance. Even though Wobbuffet are classified as "Patient" Pokémon, a Wobbuffet belonging to a Pokémon Trainer 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

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 every episode since its accidental capture in Tricks of the Trade.

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

In the manga

In the TCG

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When released from a Pokéball, Wobbuffet will stand on the stage in one place. Anyone attacking or running into it will be damaged by its Counter, including the player who threw the Pokéball.

Wobbuffet is also a Pokéfloat. 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.

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

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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
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
Uncommon Dark Cave
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
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
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 Evolve from Wynaut
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave

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.


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

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By leveling up

Level Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Counter
Mirror Coat
Safeguard
Destiny Bond
Counter
Mirror Coat
Safeguard
Destiny Bond
Counter
Mirror Coat
Safeguard
Destiny Bond

By TM/HM

Wobbuffet is incapable of learning any TM/HM moves.

By breeding

By tutoring

Special moves

None

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

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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 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 is the only non-legendary Pokémon to be considered "uber" in the metagame due to its HP stat, attacks, and ability overcentralizing the game completely. All its tranier needs to do when using Wobbuffet is predict whether the opponent's next attack will be physical or special to deal double damage.

Origin

It is 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 na-n-su, okusan, "That's the way it is, ma'am."

In addition, its form and available moves are based on a punching bag; that is, when it is hit, it bounces back.

Name origin

Wobbuffet's name is a combination of wobble and buffet, meaning to strike repeatedly, possibly referring to its action of slapping its own forehead. 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."

In other languages

  • German: Woingenau - Means "Where to, exactly?"
  • French: Qulbutoke - A play on "Culbuto" and the expression "O.K"
  • Korean: 마자용 Majayong - A play on Majayo, which means "That's correct/That's right."

Related articles

External links

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