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Rufflet (Pokémon)

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Bouffalant #626: Bouffalant
Pokémon
#628: Braviary Braviary
Rufflet
Eaglet Pokémon
ワシボン
Washibon
#627
Rufflet

Rufflet

Rufflet

Rufflet
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Keen Eye or Sheer Force Cacophony
Cacophony
Hustle
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Rufflet

Mega Rufflet Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
23.1 lbs. 10.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#627
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#133/#109
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
70
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F627.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Rufflet (Japanese: ワシボン Washibon) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Braviary starting at level 54.

Biology

Rufflet is a small avian Pokémon with a blue body. A large white plume of feathers covers its head and three tail feathers extend from its lower back. The feathery ruff extends down past its neck, covering the upper third of its body. Its face is blue with five pointed tips, resembling a mask and crown in contrast to the white feathers surrounding it. Extending from its forehead is a large feather, which is red on the lower half and white on the upper half. The split between the two colors on the feather resembles a zigzag pattern. Rufflet's beak is short and wide, with large eyes on either side. Each eye has a thick black iris with a small white pupil. Its yellow legs and feet are large in comparison to the body. Each foot has four digits: one backwards, and three forwards. The thick, black talons on its feet are strong enough to break even the hardest of berries. Rufflet is extremely aggressive and knowingly provokes opponents larger and more powerful than itself. It sees this as a means of quickly getting stronger.

In the anime

Rufflet in the anime

Major appearances

Rufflet made its TV debut appearance in Unrest at the Nursery!.

Minor appearances

Rufflet made its debut appearance in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW095 Rufflet Ash's Pokédex Rufflet, the Eaglet Pokémon. Rufflet's talons are powerful. Able to crack open even the toughest Berries. It often challenges stronger opponents to battle.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Rufflet in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

As a child, Black caught Brav, his first caught Pokémon, when Brav was a Rufflet. Bianca agitated the Eaglet Pokémon by accidentally stepping on his food, and he attacked her. Black battles him with the help of Musha, who was then a wild Munna, until Black managed to catch him.

In the TCG

Main article: Rufflet (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black They crush berries with their talons. They bravely stand up to any opponent, no matter how strong it is.
White They will challenge anything, even strong opponents, without fear. Their frequent fights help them become stronger.
Black 2 It stands up to massive opponents, not out of courage, but out of recklessness. But that is how it gets stronger.
White 2
Generation VI
X They crush berries with their talons. They bravely stand up to any opponent, no matter how strong it is.
Y They will challenge anything, even strong opponents, without fear. Their frequent fights help them become stronger.
Omega Ruby They crush berries with their talons. They bravely stand up to any opponent, no matter how strong it is.
Alpha Sapphire They will challenge anything, even strong opponents, without fear. Their frequent fights help them become stronger.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Routes 10 and 11, Victory Road, Village Bridge
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Route 23
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Flying)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Mountain

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Magnagate dungeons, Scalchop Beach, Ultimate Wilds, Dreamy Island, Rusty Mountain,
Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber), Slumbering Cave, Moonlit Forest (Mapless Street),
Smoking Mountain (Golden Chamber), Path of No Return
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Rugged Flats
Pokémon Conquest Avia

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 83
79 - 148 153 - 291
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 37
37 - 97 71 - 190
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 350   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 VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1010 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
1414 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
1919 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2323 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —% 20
2828 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3232 Defog Flying Status 0000 —% 15
3737 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 15
4141 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4646 Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 09595% 10
5050 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100100% 10
5555 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 —% 20
5959 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
6464 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Rufflet obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rufflet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rufflet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rufflet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rufflet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rufflet in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Rufflet in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rufflet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rufflet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Tailwind Flying Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Rufflet can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Rufflet cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rufflet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rufflet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP627.png HP: ★★★ Move: Wing Attack
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Keen Eye
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Pride
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Celebrate
Evolves into Braviary when its Attack is 119 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Haruyuki, Masamune, Munetoki, and Naoshige

Evolution

627Rufflet.png
Unevolved
Rufflet
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 54
628Braviary.png
First evolution
Braviary
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 627.png Spr b 5b 627.png Spr 5b 627.png Spr b 5b 627.png
Spr 5b 627 s.png Spr b 5b 627 s.png Spr 5b 627 s.png Spr b 5b 627 s.png
Front Back Front Back
627MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Rufflet images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Rufflet's design is likely based on the Ruff, whose males are known for their head tufts. It also seems to be based on an eaglet. The single plume on his head resembles an honor feather, such as those worn by the Plains Indians and, like Braviary, it is also based on Native American warriors. Its ability to use its talons to crack open nuts and feed itself in the anime is similar to that of parrots, who are the only known bird species to do so.

According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, Rufflet and Braviary were added early into the development of Black and White.

Name origin

Rufflet may be a combination of rough, ruff, ruffle, or Ruff and eaglet (a young eagle).

Washibon may be a combination of 鷲 washi (eagle) and bon (boy, as a prefix or a nickname), ibon (Filipino for bird), or haribon (Philippine Eagle).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ワシボン Washibon From washi and ibon; possibly in reference to the haribon
France Flag.png French Furaiglon From fury or fur and aiglon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rufflet Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Geronimatz From Geronimo and Piepmatz
Italy Flag.png Italian Rufflet Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수리둥보 Suridungbo From 독수리 doksuri, 둥지 dungji, and possibly ibon



Notes


External links

Bouffalant #626: Bouffalant
Pokémon
#628: Braviary Braviary


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