Goh's Drizzile

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Goh's Drizzile
ゴウのジメレオン Go's Jimereon
Poké Ball
Goh Drizzile.png
Goh's Drizzile
Debuts in Toughing It Out!
Caught in Sobbing Sobble!
Caught at Wyndon
Evolves in JN062
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Cerise Laboratory
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This Pokémon spent 35 episodes as Sobble.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Sobble Sayaka Senbongi Erica Schroeder
As Drizzile Sayaka Senbongi N/A

Goh's Drizzile (Japanese: ゴウのジメレオン Go's Jimereon) is the third Pokémon that Goh caught in the Galar region, and his fifty-second overall.

In the anime

As a Sobble

Drizzile first appeared as a Sobble at the end of Toughing It Out!, where it was startled by Ash's training with his newly caught Farfetch'd.

In Sobbing Sobble!, using its ability to blend into its surroundings, Sobble started to steal the food that Ash, Goh, and their Pokémon were eating before revealing itself. It attempted to hide in a fountain, only for Goh to blindly throw a Poké Ball at it, accidentally catching it.

Goh sent Sobble out soon after to battle a Silicobra that he wanted to catch. Sobble tried blending into its surroundings, but Silicobra covered it with sand, causing it to become visible, before escaping. This caused Sobble to run away, with Goh unable to recall it. Heading down a river, Sobble ran into Team Rocket and was captured. When Ash and Goh came to its defense, Sobble, seeing how Goh cared for it, escaped on its own.

In Making Battles in the Sand!, Sobble joined in a battle against a wild Flygon in Mauville City. It managed to dissipate Flygon's Sandstorm with Water Gun, but when it was hit by Flygon's Dragon Rush and was about to burst into tears, Goh quickly recalled it.

Drizzile camouflaged

In Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy!, Goh brought Sobble with him to a movie shooting in Vermilion City, where it immediately took a liking to actress Jacqueline's Inteleon. It wanted to become brave and strong like Inteleon, but it proved too cowardly during battle training. However, Goh came up with a method to use Sobble's cowardice for its advantage by using it as a basis for a hit-and-run strategy. When a film crew member's Gothita was stolen by Team Rocket, Ash and Goh went to rescue it, but were caught in a cage, with Sobble being left to deal with Meowth and Wobbuffet by itself. Its new hit-and-run strategy proved useful in combination with its invisibility, until it got covered in chalk dust and was revealed. Despite Goh telling it to run, Sobble managed to muster enough courage to stand and fight, learning U-turn to defeat Meowth and Wobbuffet before helping Ash and Goh to escape the cage. After Team Rocket had been defeated, Jacqueline arrived at the site with the rest of the film crew and congratulated Sobble on its effort, much to its delight.

In JN062, after saving Oddish from a falling Sitrus Berry, Sobble evolved into Drizzile. However, upon seeing that it hadn't evolved into Inteleon, it became depressed and retreated into a cave in Cerise Park. When Goh and Cinderace later found it and took it out of the cave, it camouflaged itself and fled. When Goh eventually found it, he told it how he could relate to it. By the next day, Drizzile had returned to Cerise Park, and Goh agreed to let it stay in the cave as long as it wanted to.

Personality and characteristics

Sobble admiring Inteleon
Drizzile and Goh

At first, Sobble wasn't comfortable with its Trainer, but when it saw how much Goh cared for it, its feelings changed. Sobble seems to have a huge emotional need for attention, as seen in There's a New Kid in Town!, where it made several Pokémon in the Cerise Park cry. Sobble was only able to calm down after receiving a warm hug from Ash's Dragonite. Since its capture, Sobble has become one of Goh's closest Pokémon, often appearing out of camouflage by his side and catching him and others by surprise. When it's not with Goh, Sobble has often been spotted hiding in small, secluded, and dark places like drawers and cupboards. Sobble has a hard time dealing with strangers, becoming quite uncomfortable when Professor Kukui tried to interact with it. However, it also had no problem in staying with Mallow during Goh and Kiawe's battle.

Typical of its species, Sobble is able to blend in with its surroundings, allowing it to hide with ease and take advantage of that to battle opponents. Also typical of its species, Sobble cries a lot, to the point where its cries would cause anyone around it to also cry uncontrollably. It tends to cry so hard it gets wet with its own tears, triggering its camouflage. As seen in Making Battles in the Sand!, Sobble might start to cry if hit with a powerful attack, prompting a hasty withdrawal from Goh before its tears start hindering others. In Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy!, Sobble became motivated to become stronger after watching Jacqueline's Inteleon, but was still having difficulty battling, where it was too focused on its own safety to attack. Recognizing this, Goh decided to develop its ability to hide instead, focusing on getting at a safe distance before attacking with Water Gun. Thanks to this training, Sobble was able to fend off Team Rocket by itself, learning U-turn and gaining confidence in itself in the process. It even gained the confidence to play a prank on Goh's Darmanitan by hiding in a tree and spraying it with Water Gun, paying it back for its own prior pranks.

After its evolution, however, Drizzile's personality changed drastically. Because Sobble believed it would evolve directly into Inteleon, and finding itself in an entirely new form, Drizzile became depressed and withdrew, becoming aloof to anything and anyone around it. When some of Goh's Pokémon became annoyed with its depressive state and attacked it, Drizzile not only did nothing about it, but willingly took the attacks without any attempts to protect itself. Drizzile also became distant towards Goh, with the Water Lizard Pokémon somewhat disappointed with its Trainer for not understanding its feelings. However, after it saw Goh finally understand its feelings, who revealed that he also had similar feelings of his own in the past, Drizzile, while still deciding to remain distant in order to sulk over its disappointment, appreciated Goh and his efforts.

After evolving, Drizzile appears to have better control over its camouflage, being able to control whether it blends in or not when it becomes wet. It is also able to create water bombs out of its palms, which it can use as traps or squeeze forcefully to shoot water out, a trait that, as Goh pointed out, brings it closer in style to Inteleon.

Sobble and Cinderace have formed a special bond with each other, acting like siblings. The two seem to enjoy each other's company, with Raboot sharing its food with Sobble and being able to calm Sobble down if it feels upset. After Drizzile evolved, the energetic Cinderace didn't quite understand why it had become so lethargic, and was even seen trying to drag Drizzile out of its cave, with the best of intentions in mind.

Moves used

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Using U-turn as a Sobble
Move First Used In
Water Gun Sobbing Sobble!
Pound Sobbing Sobble!
U-turn Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Artwork

Ash Goh Happy Sunshine Day artwork.png Goh Ash Pokemon.png
Artwork for Happy Sunshine Day in 2020
by Shūhei Yasuda
Artwork for Find the difference
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Third poster for the Japanese version of
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Fourth poster for the Japanese version of
Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Sobble first appeared in JNM17.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Sobble and Drizzile.



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