Jigglypuff (anime)

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プリン Purin
Poké Ball
Debuts in The Song of Jigglypuff
Caught at
Gender Unknown(Possibly female)
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Jigglypuff Mika Kanai Rachael Lillis

Jigglypuff (Japanese: プリン Purin) is a wild Pokémon which appears multiple times in the Pokémon anime. It is voiced by かないみか Mika Kanai in Japanese, and Rachael Lillis in English.

Jigglypuff's first appearance was in The Song of Jigglypuff, where it was first seen standing on a stump. Misty tried to capture it with her Staryu, but decided otherwise when she learned that the Jigglypuff couldn't use Sing. After a failed attempt by Jessie, James, and Meowth to capture Jigglypuff, Ash and his friends attempted to restore its voice, succeeding when Brock gave it a piece of fruit which soothed its throat. It performed Sing for them, putting everyone within hearing range to sleep. This upset Jigglypuff, and it went into Ash's backpack and pulled out a marker, which it used to draw on the faces of everyone who fell asleep. When Ash and his friends awoke again, Jigglypuff was still unhappy, so they attempted to find someone who could listen to its song without falling asleep. This eventually resulted in having Jigglypuff perform for Psyduck who was asleep with its eyes open. Then it sang for all the people in Neon Town, putting the whole town to sleep. It then ran around Neon Town to draw on everyone's faces.

It appeared in the next episode, and many other episodes to come, following Ash and always looking for opportunities to Sing on a stage or for a crowd. It seems to have a desire to become a Pokémon diva of some sort, but currently its primary goal is to find someone who can listen to its song the whole way through. It came close to achieving this goal in A Pokéblock Party! when it met a Whismur who could block the effects of the song with Soundproof, though the friendship between the two was short lived because the Whismur ended up passing out from exhaustion, making Jigglypuff think it had fallen asleep from Sing.

Whenever someone falls asleep because of Jigglypuff's song, it is guaranteed they will have doodles drawn on their face with Jigglypuff's marker, but they will also generally wake up in a better mood than when they fell asleep. The full power of its song was proven in The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis, when Jigglypuff awoke a giant Jigglypuff (who is called by one character the pun name "Bigglypuff") who was able to put two giant fighting Pokémon, Gengar and Alakazam, to sleep. It then pulled out a paintbrush and painted all over the Gengar and Alakazam's bodies, much like what the regular-sized Jigglypuff would do with its marker.

Besides its marker, Jigglypuff also has a voice-changing microphone which it picked up in Case of the K-9 Capers, but it has yet to use it. It is assumed that this item was intended to be used again in a different plot and then forgotten, much like the GS Ball.

Jigglypuff appears only once in Advanced Generation, in episode A Pokéblock Party!. It has not appeared in Pokémon: Battle Frontier, except in the form of a karaoke mike in Caterpie's Big Dilemma, which had a miniature Jigglypuff on it complete with its own tiny marker. While a Jigglypuff appeared in Rough, Tough Jiggypuff, it was not this same Jigglypuff, having a different Japanese voice, different properties of its Sing attack, lacking a marker, and being able to use Flamethrower. Based on how scarcely it is seen at this point, the Jigglypuff which followed Ash through a large portion of his journey may have faded from the anime cast completely.

Moves used

In the games

A Jigglypuff which may be this same Jigglypuff appears in the Cave area of Pokémon Snap. It and two other Jigglypuff are being harassed by a trio of Koffing. They leave after being saved, but return at the end of the course to Sing for the camera at the very end of the course. The center most one uses the anime Jigglypuff's marker as a 'microphone', and inflates itself in anger in the same manner if the Poké Flute is played over its Singing.

Also, in Pokémon Yellow, there is a Jigglypuff at the Pewter City's Pokémon Center. If it is interacted with, it will sing its song, which will put Pikachu to sleep. Pikachu will remain where it is standing until the player leaves the center. Nurse Joy will note the sleeping Pikachu if she is spoken to.

Jigglypuff is also present at the Pokémon Center in Pokémon Red and Blue, and by extension, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, although its song has no effect whatsoever. This may be because, unlike in Yellow, all six of the player's Pokémon are inside Poké Balls.

The same Jigglypuff is also present in the Pewter Pokémon Center in Pokémon Gold and Silver and Pokémon Crystal. However, it doesn't sing its song in those games.

Related articles

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