Jessie's Wobbuffet

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Jessie's Wobbuffet
ムサシのソーナンス Musashi's Sonans
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Jessie's Wobbuffet
Debuts in Tricks of the Trade
Caught at Johto
Gender Male[1]
Ability Shadow Tag*
Traded in Tricks of the Trade
Original Trainer Benny
Traded for Jessie's Lickitung
Current location With Jessie
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wobbuffet Yūji Ueda Kayzie Rogers (EP146-XY140)
Erica Schroeder (SM003-present)

Jessie's Wobbuffet (Japanese: ムサシのソーナンス Musashi's Sonans) was the only Pokémon obtained by Jessie during her travels through Johto, and her fourth overall. He is usually seen outside his Poké Ball.

In the anime

Main series


Original series
Wobbuffet and Benny
With Benny

Wobbuffet originally belonged to a Trainer named Benny. In Tricks of the Trade, Benny was searching for someone to trade Wobbuffet with for a stronger Pokémon at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona. He was not successful at first, though a Trainer with a Stantler seemed to like his offer, but then bailed for a Hoothoot at the last minute. Jessie's Poké Ball containing her Lickitung accidentally fell into the trade machine instead when she crashed into it. Unbeknownst to her, Lickitung got swapped for Wobbuffet.

With Jessie
Jessie unaware that her Lickitung had been traded to Benny for his Wobbuffet

Later, in Tricks of the Trade, after the trade commenced, Jessie wanted to send out her Lickitung to battle Ash and his friends. Much to her surprise, Wobbuffet appeared instead. James immediately looked up his moves for Jessie. Even though Wobbuffet had no offensive attacks, he managed to counter Chikorita's attacks back to her. Nevertheless, Wobbuffet was still blasted off along with the Team Rocket trio by Pikachu's Thunderbolt

Ever since Tunnel Vision, Wobbuffet had his place in the Team Rocket motto, first before Meowth (which usually left him very upset), and some episodes later, right after Meowth. He could often be heard crying out subsequent to the "Team Rocket is blasting off again!" line, even if he was not out of his Poké Ball when the team was sent blasting off. Wobbuffet was thus somewhat a fourth team member.

One time, in Power Play!, Wobbuffet popped out of his Poké Ball and redirected Meowth's attack back to himself. This gave Jessie the idea of building a Robo-Mecha Wobbuffet, which would counter any attack back to the user similar to Wobbuffet's Counter.

Wobbuffet defeating the Wobbuffet Festival crashers

In Wobbu-Palooza!, Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket came across a festival honoring Wobbuffet. Jessie's Wobbuffet popped out of his Poké Ball much to the villagers' excitement. The Wobbuffet Festival crashers showed up to attack the Wobbuffet and Jessie sent out her own Wobbuffet to battle them. Jessie's single-handedly took out the Wobbuffet Festival crashers' Pokémon with the use of Counter and Mirror Coat.

In Imitation Confrontation, Wobbuffet battled Duplica's Ditto, Mini-Dit. Mini-Dit transformed into Wobbuffet and used the same moveset to battle Wobbuffet and Arbok. As a result, Wobbuffet ended up losing to his miniature counterpart.

In The Wayward Wobbuffet, Wobbuffet was tasked with guarding the Poké Pod containing Ash's Pikachu. During the chase to get the Pod, Wobbuffet, along with the Pod and the key to it, were separated from Jessie and went on an action-packed adventure. He soon bumped into a thief named Goneff, who was not happy with Wobbuffet bumping into his vehicle and took Wobbuffet hostage. Team Rocket dug a hole and headed to the warehouse Goneff was hiding in to rescue Wobbuffet. Ash and his Totodile went with them only for Totodile to get badly hurt by Golem. When Golem was about to finish off Totodile, Wobbuffet jumped in the way and sent Golem flying back to its Trainer. Ash was able to get the Poké Pod back but not the key, as Wobbuffet still had it as he flew away along with the Team Rocket trio on the Wobbuffet-shaped balloon. Ash sent out Noctowl to get the key from Wobbuffet and Pikachu was freed from the Poké Pod.

Wobbuffet encountering Wynaut

In Ring Masters, Wobbuffet was entered into the Sumo Conference, disguised as a Miltank facing off against a Trainer's Ursaring. He was able to make quick work of his opponent with Counter, but was disqualified due to Shonosuke noticing the use of the move.

In A Promise is a Promise, Jessie used Wobbuffet against Cassidy and Butch to try and see which of them would steal a Lugia. The attacks from both sides of Team Rocket's Pokémon ended up breaking the energy barrier holding Lugia captive, and it blasted them all away.

In Why? Wynaut!, Team Rocket devised a plan to steal Ash's Badges. Wobbuffet was handed the Badge case and ran ahead, and along the way he encountered a wild Wynaut who also wanted the Badges. The two had an exchange until Team Rocket arrived, which startled Wobbuffet. This gave Wynaut time to flee with the case, leading to Wobbuffet being blamed for losing it. Wobbuffet explained to Meowth it was a blue Pokémon that stole it; Jessie concluded it must have been a Wooper. They found a Wooper and chased after it straight into Ash and his badge case. A fight ensued, and Pikachu blasted them off with Thunderbolt.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Team Rocket joking with Wobbuffet in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In A Poached Ego!, Wobbuffet was sent out to battle Rico's Tyranitar. He attempted to counter Tyranitar's Hyper Beam, but fainted due to the attack being too fast to counter.

In Claydol Big and Tall, Wobbuffet put on the disguise of a maid which made a humongous Claydol fall in love with him. This was part of a plan to get this dangerous Claydol back inside its stone Poké Ball. When Wobbuffet's disguise was revealed, Claydol was angry, but Claydol was returned to its stone Poké Ball before Wobbuffet was hurt.

In Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?, Wobbuffet was separated from the rest of Team Rocket during a blast off. The trio spent the rest of the day searching for him, upon which he appeared eating a handful of Liechi Berries. Seeing the potential in stealing the rare fruit, Wobbuffet led them to the place where he found them. The plan ended up failing when Ash and friends discovered what they were doing.

Kanto Battle Frontier

Wobbuffet made his stage debut in the Battle Stage of the Saffron City Pokémon Contest in A Hurdle for Squirtle. Jessie planned for him to use the countering technique against Harley's Ariados. However, this backfired, as Ariados's String Shot manipulated him into a puppet. Since then, he was used in other Contests, but would usually cause the elimination of Jessie for one reason or another.

Wobbuffet ran away from the group in Fear Factor Phony after a fake ghost made by some Ghost Pokémon scared him off. While he was running away, he saw a Kirlia dancing and fell in love with it. When Team Rocket caught Pikachu and Kirlia, Wobbuffet jumped after it into the mecha and broke Kirlia and its Psychic Pokémon friends free from Team Rocket's capture. Entirely thanks to Wobbuffet, Team Rocket's plan was completely ruined.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl
Wobbuffet in the Hearthome Collection
Wobbuffet and Jessilina

Wobbuffet went with Jessie, James, and Meowth to Sinnoh in Following A Maiden's Voyage! where he countered Meowth's Fury Swipes after an argument with Jessie. As a result, he sent Team Rocket blasting off and Pikachu falling in the forest.

Team Rocket was hired by Team Galactic to steal the Adamant Orb from the Eterna Historical Museum in A Secret Sphere of Influence!. Team Rocket successfully made the theft-framing Nando in the process-but ultimately failed to get away with the orb.

In One Big Happiny Family!, Wobbuffet participated in catching Brock's Happiny and accidentally tugged on Team Rocket's balloon after trying to pull her down. After the balloon fell to the ground, Wobbuffet, Meowth, and Mime Jr. made funny faces at Happiny but she was not happy about it. Later in the episode, Wobbuffet, Meowth, and Mime Jr. prevented Happiny from reuniting with Brock but she single-handedly defeated them by throwing them in the air.

In Staging a Heroes' Welcome!, Jessie used Wobbuffet in the Performance Stage of the Wallace Cup. After being sent out with a Flora Seal, Wobbuffet ran straight towards Jessie and used Counter, which sent her flying sky high. The performance failed to impress the Contest Judges and, when the results were announced, Jessie was not among the Coordinators advancing to the Contest Battles.

In Arriving in Style!, Wobbuffet was used in the Hearthome Collection, a fashion show for Stylists and their Pokémon whose winner would get the chance to work on a photo shoot for the Poké Chic magazine. For the competition, Jessie asked James to come up with some stylish accessories for her Pokémon, which James did by designing a necklace that was suitable for Wobbuffet's shape. However, Jessie thought the necklace was too simplistic and decided to apply some make-up on Wobbuffet. When it came time for Jessie to show off her Pokémon, the judges Paris and Hermione did not appreciate Wobbuffet's look. As a result, Wobbuffet was not among the three finalists of the competition.

In Double-Time Battle Training!, Jessie sent out Wobbuffet and Yanmega to practice for Pokémon Contests which follow the Double Performance format. She commanded Wobbuffet to deflect Yanmega's Silver Wind with Mirror Coat. However, this failed and the Team Rocket trio was sent blasting off.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Wobbuffet popping out behind and reuniting with Jessie, James, and Meowth

Following the Team Rocket trio's journey in Sinnoh, Jessie was forced to leave Wobbuffet at Team Rocket's headquarters as he is not a Pokémon native in the Unova region and would attract attention. However, Wobbuffet made appearances along with Meowth in the Pikachu shorts PK23, Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, and Eevee & Friends, despite not being present with the team during this period.

Wobbuffet's only appearance in a Pokémon the Series: Black & White episode was in The Dream Continues!. After returning to Kanto and giving away their Unova Pokémon to Giovanni at the headquarters, the Team Rocket trio walked through a corridor only for Wobbuffet to pop up, surprising them. Wobbuffet was later seen with Team Rocket as they eavesdropped on Ash from the roof of his house in Pallet Town, leaving for Kalos with them and marking his return to Jessie's team.

Pokémon the Series: XY
Wobbuffet with Jessie, James, and Meowth in Lumiose City Pursuit!

Wobbuffet reappeared as a member of Jessie's team in Pokémon the Series: XY, where he was shown to be much more competent in battle. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, Wobbuffet was used in a battle against Pikachu, where he almost defeated Pikachu by returning his Thunderbolt right back at him with Mirror Coat. However, a wild Froakie came in and defended Pikachu from a reflected Electro Ball. Froakie helped defeat Wobbuffet by using its Frubbles to knock Wobbuffet on his back due to his inability to reflect moves that aren't attacks. Wobbuffet was soon blasted off by Pikachu, Froakie, and Clemont's Bunnelby.

In A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!, Wobbuffet was separated from Team Rocket along with Jessie after being blasted off by Pikachu. After falling into the sea due to a Gloom, he was rescued by Dr. White. He subsequently got romantically involved with Dr. White's female Wobbuffet. After Jessie tried to leave him behind with the Wobbuffet and Dr. White's Wynaut to help Team Rocket to fight a Pokémon hunter, he appeared at the last second to deflect the Pokémon hunter's Rhyperior's attacks. Afterwards, Team Rocket's Pokémon, as well as Pikachu and Fennekin combined their attacks to defeat Rhyperior. The Pokémon hunter was arrested by Dr. White and Beatrice, and Wobbuffet and Team Rocket left to continue following Ash and his friends.

In Performing with Fiery Charm!, Wobbuffet was used in the Dendemille Town Rookie Class Pokémon Showcase. In the Theme Performance, he and Meowth helped Jessie to make PokéPuffs and managed to proceed to the next round. During the Freestyle Performance, Jessie had Meowth bounce on Wobbuffet, while he was using Counter. In the end, Meowth used Fury Swipes to slice a bunch of Tomato Berries, resulting in a heart-shaped pile of berries. Despite their performance was well received by the audience, Jessie ended up in fifth place.

Wobbuffet protecting Team Rocket from Team Flare

In A Dancing Debut!, Wobbuffet aided Jessie in making Poké Puffs during the Theme Performances of the Couriway Town Rookie Class Pokémon Showcase and managed to help Jessie proceed to the next round. Later, he was used again during the Freestyle Performance along with Gourgeist. After using Counter to let Jessie bounce in the air, he reflected Gourgeist's Shadow Ball with Mirror Coat to create a collision with Seed Bomb, resulting in amazing fireworks. In the end, their performance received the most votes from the audience, making Jessie the winner and earning her first Princess Key.

Team Rocket preventing Wobbuffet from popping out at an inappropriate time

In An Explosive Operation!, Wobbuffet battled against Team Flare, who tried capturing Z2, where he used Mirror Coat to deflect Aliana's Druddigon's Dragon Pulse back at them. After Z2 had been defeated by Team Flare, Wobbuffet, joined by Jessie, James and Meowth, tried to prevent Team Flare from capturing Z2, but were blasted off by their Pokémon.

Wobbuffet, along with his teammates, worked as Malva's assistants during the Lumiose Conference from A League of His Own! to Down to the Fiery Finish!, with the aim of earning money and capturing any strong Pokémon in the Kalos League. However, they were not very pleased with their job and felt that they were over-working; despite this, they did not quit their jobs. In Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!, they made it a point to steal the two finalists' Pokémon, Ash and Alain's, after the battle, but could not execute their plan due to Team Flare wreaking havoc in Lumiose City.

Wobbuffet faced Team Flare again in Rocking Kalos Defenses!, this time against Celosia's Drapion and Mable's Weavile in Lysandre Labs. He managed to deflect their attacks with Mirror Coat, allowing James to capture the two Scientists and their Pokémon in a net.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Wobbuffet continued to travel with Team Rocket in the Alola region, being the only party Pokémon they retained from their journey through Kalos. Starting with this series, Wobbuffet appears outside of his Poké Ball more often.

In The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, Wobbuffet participated in a battle against Ash, and, working with his teammates, was finally able to gain the upper-hand by poisoning his Rowlet and dealing serious damage to Pikachu. As Mimikyu was about to launch one final attack, Bewear suddenly appeared from the water and took Team Rocket away with her.

In Racing to a Big Event!, Wobbuffet and Meowth teamed up inside of a Bewear robot to compete in the Pokémon Pancake Race. Using the rocket thrusters, they shot towards the finish line, but were grabbed by Bewear right before winning.

In A Seasoned Search!, Team Rocket completed their secret base in Bewear's den.

Wobbuffet joining Team Rocket in using Let's Snuggle Forever

In Smashing with Sketch!, Jessie used Wobbuffet in the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament; They faced off against Ilima and his Smeargle. Wobbuffet Countered the ball, with Smeargle Sketching it to copy the attack. In an attempt to earn Jessie the victory, Meowth used the shine off his charm to blind Ilima. The strategy failed, with Ilima hearing the ball, and Meowth turned to Jessie and Wobbuffet, accidentally blinding them and costing them the match.

In A Battle Hand-Off!, Team Rocket acted as Ash's opponent during his Thrifty Megamart trial. Mimikyu battled Pikachu, and eventually Mimikyu used Let's Snuggle Forever, with all of Team Rocket working together to provide the Z-Power. However, Pikachu was able to survive the Z-Move when he shielded himself with his newly learned Electroweb. When Ash's Electrium Z turned into a Pikashunium Z, Pikachu was able to use 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt, which defeated Mimikyu.

In Securing the Future!, Wobbuffet joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

In Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!, Wobbuffet attempted to protect Team Rocket from a Pheromosa going around stealing Z-Crystals. While he was fast enough to respond to its attack, his Counter was easily overpowered.

In The Dealer of Destruction!, Team Rocket met Team Skull's leader Guzma. They challenged him with Wobbuffet and Mareanie, only to be defeated.

Wobbuffet battling Mareanie in the Alola League

In Spying for the Big Guy!, Giovanni informed the group that he wanted them to send Bewear to him, as they had earlier stated they had caught her. They attempted to catch her before realizing it would be impossible, after which Matori and her Meowth appeared demanding the Strong Arm Pokémon. They stalled her by promising other strong Pokémon-namely those belonging to Ash and his friends and Grandpa Forest. Both attempts failed, and Matori settled for taking Stufful. Unable to let their friend be taken, the group tricked Matori into taking Meowth disguised as Stufful. When the ruse was discovered, Matori's Meowth attacked, which summoned Bewear to the rescue.

In League Offenders and Defenders!, Wobbuffet and Mareanie teamed up to stop some Team Skull Grunts from destroying the Manalo Stadium.

In The Battlefield of Truth and Love!, Jessie used Wobbuffet in her Manalo Conference battle against James. With his ability to counter any move, Wobbuffet initially had the upper hand against Mareanie. However, Mareanie launched a barrage of Spike Cannons so relentless that Wobbuffet was unable to counter every single hit. This caused him to eventually lose, subsequently eliminating Jessie from the tournament.

In Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, Team Rocket received a call from HQ to return to headquarters. Unable to believe Mimikyu and Mareanie would be happy there, they released the two Pokémon before returning to Kanto.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, Giovanni ordered Wobbuffet, Jessie, James, and Meowth to steal strong and rare Pokémon for the organization and make Team Rocket known and feared across the world and promised to deliver them a new secret weapon meant to help them achieve these objectives: The Rocket Prize Master. They used it for the first time against Ash and Goh, receiving a Tyranitar and Gyarados. Despite the powerful Pokémon, they lost to Ash's Pikachu.

Sometime prior to Kicking It from Here Into Tomorrow!, Team Rocket was revealed to have made a secret base in Vermilion City.

Team Rocket encouraging Ditto

In A Talent for Imitation!, Team Rocket encountered a movie-star Ditto who'd run away due to its inability to properly Transform and Kublock's short temper. Deciding to make Ditto a new member of Team Rocket, the group worked to teach Ditto to control its nerves and transform properly. After learning that Ditto was needed back, however, Team Rocket pretended they'd kidnapped Ditto to cover up the fact it ran away. The trio provoked Ash and Pikachu to blast them off, and with that Ditto was returned to the studio.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, Team Rocket was ordered to go on vacation to the Resort Area in Sinnoh. However, the reward was a ploy by Matori and her agents, who planned to steal many Pokémon from the Resort Area. After overhearing her insulting them, the four decided to get their revenge by helping Ash and Goh free the Pokémon. The subsequent battle quickly turned against Matori and her unit, and when Officer Jenny arrived, they retreated.

As a Wynaut

In Showdown at the Gates of Warp!, Wobbuffet devolved into Wynaut as a result of a clash between Dialga and Palkia distorting time. After Arceus stopped the fight between Dialga and Palkia, the Temporal and Spatial Pokémon repaired the distortions their fighting had caused and restored all the devolved Pokémon back to normal.

In Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars!, Team Rocket was ordered by Giovanni to recruit new members for Team Rocket. They figured radio was the best method, and as a result, started a new late-night radio show. However, after their first episode, they discovered not a single person tuned in to listen. The second episode went no better, and as a result, they gave the show a major overhaul. Through many changes, Team Rocket's radio program started to become more and more popular, but along the way, they forgot about the goal of recruitment. They were later scolded by Giovanni for this, though they occasionally did the show for fun.

In Team Rocket Expedition which stands by the evils of love and truth, Wobbuffet briefly travels with Team Rocket to the Paldea region.

In The Road Most Traveled!, Jessie briefly used Wobbuffet to battle Ash's Noivern. Despite managing to repel the Sound Wave Pokémon's Boomburst attack with Mirror Coat, Ash immediately used Donphan to cancel out his counterattack.

In Rocket Revengers!, Wobbuffet reunited with Team Rocket's Pokémon that had been residing at Team Rocket HQ. Realizing the potential of such a large group, the team hatched a scheme to isolate Ash's Pikachu and capture him. Wobbuffet was one of the many Pokémon that waited at the end of the trap, where it watched as Team Rocket attempted to ambush the Mouse Pokémon. When everyone launched a group attack that Pikachu dodged, Wobbuffet shot it back with Mirror Coat to protect his Trainer. Eventually, a wild Latias that had been following Ash intervened and sent the evil group blasting off.

Personality and characteristics

Wobbuffet in love

Wobbuffet is used occasionally for battles. Its knowledge of moves like Counter and Mirror Coat comes in handy, since Team Rocket often find themselves on the receiving end of powerful attacks. 

Wobbuffet usually serves as a comic relief character due to his goofy, energetic, and looney personality. He emerges from his Poké Ball frequently as a running gag, and often at inappropriate moments which frustrated Jessie at times. Team Rocket has also had various vehicles and robots based on him. James once remarked that he makes Misty's Psyduck look like a genius. Wobbuffet is also noted for his inability to recognize a wild Wynaut as a member of his own evolutionary family in Wynaut's debut episode.

Wobbuffet and Jessie

Even though Jessie often seems annoyed with Wobbuffet, she was shown to truly care for him. This is showcased in a handful of episodes, including Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?, in which Wobbuffet temporarily went missing. Jessie was very worried and desperately went searching for him on the island. Another instance was in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! where Jessie was upset at James's idea to send Wobbuffet to Giovanni since they couldn't tell him apart from Narissa's Ditto. Even though Wobbuffet has been absent, he has still been shown to be doing his comical pose every time Team Rocket do their motto.

Wobbuffet also seems to care for Jessie deeply and see her as a motherly figure. This can be seen in The Wayward Wobbuffet, when he was lost and imagined a cloud in the shape of Jessie, childishly clapping with joy after noticing it. Even so, his loyalty has sometimes been in question, such as in Fear Factor Phony, where he temporarily left the group to hang out with some Psychic-type Pokémon and even single-handedly stopped Team Rocket's plan to steal Pokémon. Since his return, Wobbuffet has taken back his role as the "fourth member" of the team. He also seems to get more battling time now, and his capability of reflecting attacks has proven useful many times. Before Jessie caught her Pumpkaboo, Wobbuffet was her major battler, and did rather well, despite his incapability of using offensive moves. By A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!, he was shown to have become very close to Jessie, as seen when he chose to stay with her over a female Wobbuffet.

Wobbuffet appears to be good friends with Meowth. This was demonstrated when he was the only one to notice that an Alolan Meowth was not simply Team Rocket's Meowth covered in mud, whilst Jessie and James mistook it as that. Later, following an encounter between Meowth and Mimikyu's true form, Wobbuffet was the only member to snap Meowth out of his horror and teared up in joy when Meowth recovered.

As seen in Mad About Blue, Wobbuffet is shown to be under pressure after the Pokémon fanatics try to examine him due to his blue appearance.

Moves used

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Using Mirror Coat
Move First Used In
Counter Tricks of the Trade
Bide × A Hot Water Battle
Mirror Coat Freeze Frame*
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately known by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese うえだゆうじ Yūji Ueda
English Kayzie Rogers (EP146-XY140)
Erica Schroeder (SM003-present)
European French Daniel Nicodème (EP146-DP104)
Jean-Marc Delhausse (DP105-present)
German Dominik Auer (seasons 3-17)
John-Alexander Döring (season 18-present)
Italian Kayzie Rogers (EP146-XY140)
Erica Schroeder (SM003-present)


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Team Rocket trio in
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Team Rocket trio in
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Official artwork from
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Alternate movie continuity

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Wobbuffet in The Power of Us

Wobbuffet appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in a different continuity from the main series. It is unknown how Jessie obtained him in this continuity. During the ending credits, he popped out of his Poké Ball while Jessie, James, and Meowth were in their Meowth balloon. He emerged from below Meowth, causing him to nearly fall out of the balloon.

In The Power of Us, Jessie called for Wobbuffet's assistance as they fled from Toren's lab with a bottle of Effect Spore extract. Ash and Pikachu chased after the trio, though Wobbuffet's Mirror Coat allowed them to escape. Later, Team Rocket and Wobbuffet sought shelter in the local Pokémon Center after the stolen Effect Spore leaked and sparked a large fire.

In the games

A Wobbuffet based on Jessie's Wobbuffet was distributed for Pokémon X and Y from June 21 to 22, 2014 via local wireless in Italy as part of the Pokémon Day event. For details, see here.

Core series

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Ability: Shadow Tag
Held item: None
ID: 06214
OT: Jessie
Met: a Pokémon event (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Fighting Physical
Mirror Coat
Psychic Special
Games Method Region Location Duration
XY local wireless all Mirabilandia, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy June 21 to 22, 2014
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the receiving system's date when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Spin-off games

Wobbuffet in Pokémon Zany Cards

Pokémon: Wobbuffet Fell Down!

Wobbuffet appears in Pokémon: Wobbuffet Fell Down!. If a player manages to reach the goal with at least one Pokémon, Wobbuffet may walk along the bottom of the screen and fall over, dropping a Poké Ball. The type of Poké Ball will depend on how many times Wobbuffet has appeared and fallen over, as indicated by the Poké Balls present in the bottom right corner of the screen. Wobbuffet will drop a regular Poké Ball first time, followed by an Ultra Ball, and finally by a Master Ball in each subsequent appearance. Revealing the Master Ball will start the Bonus Game.

Pokémon Zany Cards

Wobbuffet appears in Pokémon Zany Cards, as a card in Special Seven mode. If the player is being attacked by a Meowth or Gengar card and Wobbuffet is of the matching suit, Wobbuffet can be played to reverse the game order and send the extra cards back to the attacking player.

Sega Pico games

Wobbuffet appears in Pokémon: Catch the Numbers! and Pokémon Advanced Generation: I've Begun Hiragana and Katakana!.

In the manga

Wobbuffet in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

Jessie's Wobbuffet first appears in After the Missing Rucksack!!.

Movie adaptations

Jessie's Wobbuffet appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction when Team Rocket saw the diamonds Diancie created were disappearing.

He also appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

Moves used

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Using Mirror Coat
Move First Used In
Mirror Coat Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Jessie's Wobbuffet debuted in Flash of the Titans!.

In the TCG

Jessie's Wobbuffet is featured in the TCG as of one Team Rocket's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards featuring Wobbuffet.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Rocket's Wobbuffet Psychic       Pokémon VS   093/141
Rocket's Wobbuffet Darkness EX Team Rocket Returns   47/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   065/084
Wobbuffet Psychic       Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit   008/026


Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit

Main article: Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit (TCG)

The Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit (Japanese: 30枚デッキ対戦セット「サトシVSロケット団」) is a Japanese-exclusive Deck Kit released alongside the Facing a New Trial subset, on April 21, 2017. The deck features Pokémon from Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon of the Pokémon anime, including Ash's Pikachu and Jessie's Mimikyu as Pokémon-GX. The Deck Kit also includes a player's guide, damage and Status Condition markers, 2 GX markers, a coin, a playmat, and a How to Play instruction manual.

Product image:

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Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit
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  • Wobbuffet was the first traded Pokémon to become a part of the main cast.
  • For DP024, Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia is about Jessie's Wobbuffet. He writes this senryū about him: 「きがつけば なのりもやってる ソーナンス」 "He's introducing himself before you realize, Sonans."
  • Until Duplica pointed out the existence and effect of Mirror Coat to Jessie, she always told Wobbuffet to use Counter to deflect attacks. Depending on the move, Wobbuffet would "do what he had to do to defend himself". After this, due to Jessie having trouble distinguishing the two moves, she would instead commonly tell Wobbuffet to counter that attack, seemingly letting him decide what to do himself.
  • Wobbuffet spent 511 consecutive episodes as a part of Jessie's party, making him the Pokémon to have spent the most time on a main character's party before leaving, more than two complete series together, and spending the third-most time as a main cast member, after Pikachu and Meowth.
  • Wobbuffet is the only Generation II Pokémon currently owned by Team Rocket.
  • Wobbuffet is the only one of Team Rocket's Pokémon:
    • To be obtained in Johto, not counting temporary Pokémon.
    • To be in his Trainer's active party for more than three series.
    • To appear at least once in every series they are main characters in, not counting Meowth as he belongs to neither Jessie nor James.
    • Used in the original series to still be owned by them.
  • Wobbuffet is the first of Team Rocket's Pokémon to return to his Trainer's party after previously leaving.
  • Wobbuffet has been to nine different core regions, more than any other Pokémon belonging to a main character.
  • In A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!, it was confirmed that Wobbuffet is male. His physical appearance could not be used as proof, as Wobbuffet was caught before gender differences were introduced and the female variant had not yet appeared up until that episode.
  • Aside from Ash's Pikachu, Wobbuffet has appeared in the most episodes out of any Pokémon belonging to a main character, at 722 main series episodes.


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Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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