Jigglypuff (anime)

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Jigglypuff
プリン Purin
Jigglypuff anime.png
Jigglypuff
Debuts in The Song of Jigglypuff
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Alola
Jigglypuff
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Jigglypuff Mika Kanai Rachael Lillis (EP045-AG039)
Michele Knotz (SM042-present)

Jigglypuff (Japanese: プリン Purin) is a wild Pokémon which appears multiple times in the Pokémon anime.

History

Original series

Kanto

Brock giving Jigglypuff a fruit to soothe its throat

Jigglypuff's first appearance was in The Song of Jigglypuff, where it was found standing on a stump. Misty tried to capture it with her Staryu, but decided otherwise when she learned that the Jigglypuff could not sing. After Ash and his friends had thwarted Jessie, James, and Meowth's plan to capture Jigglypuff, they agreed to restore the Balloon Pokémon's voice. They succeeded when Brock gave it a piece of fruit which soothed its throat. Now capable of singing, it performed for them, putting everyone within hearing range to sleep. This upset Jigglypuff, which angrily dug 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, they saw that it was still unhappy. After a similar failure with their Pokémon (Psyduck appeared to have succeeded at first but was soon discovered to merely be sleeping with its eyes open), Ash and his friends promised to find someone who could listen to its song without falling asleep. Later, it sang for the people in Neon Town, putting the whole town to sleep (and scribbling on everyone's face afterward).

Jigglypuff angry after its audience falls asleep

Jigglypuff then followed the gang throughout their journey across Kanto and the Orange Islands. It set a goal to accomplish what it had failed to in the first episode: to have someone listen to its song in its entirety without falling asleep. It reappeared in Riddle Me This where it sang most of its song, putting Gary and his cheerleaders to sleep, and continued to appear in many other episodes to come, always looking for opportunities to sing on a stage or for a crowd.

Johto

Jigglypuff continued following Ash and his friends into Johto, where its goal was mentioned by Meowth in Tunnel Vision, when the two Pokémon made a short-lived agreement to pursue their dreams together. Jigglypuff became absorbed in its dream to become a famous singer, tending to shift between reality and fantasy. However, its primary goal was still to find someone who could listen to its song the whole way through. Because of this, it frequently went to great lengths to protect its microphone-like marker. Jigglypuff appeared less frequently in Johto, but made cameo appearances in a few episodes such as Some Old Song And Dance. It also appeared in a flashback in Wish Upon a Star Shape and made small cameos in the opening sequences of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest and Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

Jigglypuff in the ending Look Look☆Here

Advanced Generation series

Jigglypuff appeared only once in the Advanced Generation series, in A Poké-BLOCK Party!. In this episode, it was revealed to have travelled to Hoenn, and was overjoyed to see Alanna's Whismur not falling asleep while it was singing, unaware that this was due to Whismur's Soundproof Ability.

Jigglypuff was later referenced in Caterpie's Big Dilemma, which featured a karaoke microphone with a miniature Jigglypuff on it, holding its own tiny marker.

Sun & Moon series

After a very long absence, Jigglypuff reappeared in Alola, Kanto!, where it appeared in front of Ash, his classmates, Brock, Misty, and their Pokémon. Mallow, Lillie, and Lana, having not seen a Jigglypuff before, were excited to see it, but Ash, Pikachu, Brock, and Misty remembered their experiences with it and thus were terrified. Jigglypuff started singing, causing all of them to fall asleep. Per usual, this made Jigglypuff upset, and it proceeded to scribble all over everyone's faces.

Jigglypuff briefly reappeared in the next episode, where it was shown sleeping on top of the plane that Ash and his classmates were taking back to Alola. It appeared again in Now You See Them, Now You Don't!, when Nebby used Teleport with Sophocles and Ash. It put Pikachu, Nebby and Ash to sleep with its singing before leaving.

Jigglypuff reappeared in Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie!, where it ended up singing Team Rocket and Bewear to sleep before scribbling on their faces. Later, Jigglypuff landed in the Pokémon School, where it sang Ash, his classmates, Professor Kukui, Samson Oak, and Samson Oak's Komala to sleep. When it went to scribble on Komala's face, Komala suddenly struck back. Eventually, Jigglypuff got a taste of its own medicine when it fell asleep and Komala promptly scribbled on its face. Afterwards, it appeared to have befriended Komala.

Other appearances

Jigglypuff has been featured in the ending themes Look Look☆Here and Twerp, Twerpette.

It was also featured in the Pikachu short, Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Personality and characteristics

Jigglypuff and Komala after having its face scribbled on
Jigglypuff depicted on a karaoke mike

Jigglypuff is characterized by its sassy attitude and love of attention. In The Song of Jigglypuff, it secretly attacked Pikachu as an envious response to Ash's affection for his Pokémon. Similarly, in Same Old Song and Dance, it bullied two Igglybuff who performed with their Trainer Brittany. Jigglypuff is also quick-tempered, ending potential friendships with those who upset it, like with Meowth in Tunnel Vision.

Jigglypuff is perhaps best known, however, for its running gag. Whenever it sees that its song puts its listeners to sleep, it inflates angrily and doodles over the faces of its audience with its marker pen. However, there have been two instances in which characters have listened to a portion of its song without getting drowsy: the first being during Jigglypuff's first performance in The Song of Jigglypuff, and the second during its brief appearance in The Case of the K-9 Caper!, when Ash and his friends were trying to fight off a brainwashed Growlithe Squad. In A Poké-BLOCK Party!, its song was finally heard completely by a Whismur, although Whismur fainted during Jigglypuff's second performance due to exhaustion from an unrelated battle that happened earlier.

Besides its marker, Jigglypuff also has a voice-changing microphone, which it picked up in The Case of the K-9 Caper!. However, it has yet to use it.

Moves used

Jigglypuff Sing.png
Using Sing
Move First Used In
Sing The Song of Jigglypuff
Double Slap The Song of Jigglypuff
Pound Clefairy Tales
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Jigglypuff as it appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Jigglypuff's only appearance in The Electric Tale of Pikachu was in the chapter Attack of the Demon Stomach where it is used to knock out a hungry Snorlax from eating all of the fruit on the Seven Grapefruit Islands.

Moves used

Jigglypuff Sing EToP.png
Using Sing
Move First Used In
Sing Attack of the Demon Stomach
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Jigglypuff in Pokémon Zany Cards

Pokémon Yellow

In Pokémon Yellow, there is a Jigglypuff at the Pewter Pokémon Center. If it is interacted with, it will sing its song, which will put Pikachu to sleep if it does not already have a status condition. Pikachu will remain where it is standing until the player leaves the center, talks to it or uses the Poké Flute while standing next to it. Nurse Joy will note the sleeping Pikachu if she is spoken to, and will not heal the player's party until Pikachu is awoken. Also, if the lady of the Cable Club is spoken to, she'll say "We're making preparations. Please wait." until Pikachu is awoken. If the player tries to deposit Pikachu in the PC or select Pikachu in the party, the game will state there is "No response". If the player looks at Pikachu in the party, its sprite will be missing. Jigglypuff is also present at the Pewter Pokémon Center in the other Generation I games, the Generation II games, and their respective remakes. In Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen, while it sings just like in Yellow, its song has no effect, likely due to all six of the player's Pokémon being in Poké Balls. In Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver, it does not sing.

Pokémon Snap

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 by the player, but return at the end of the course to Sing for the camera. The center-most one uses a marker as a microphone, and inflates itself in anger in the same manner if the Poké Flute is played over its singing.

Pokémon Zany Cards

In Special Seven mode, Jigglypuff appears as card #3. When Jigglypuff is used, it will sing the opponent to sleep (becoming enraged in the process), forcing them to miss a turn.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese かないみか Mika Kanai
English Rachael Lillis (EP045-AG039)
Michele Knotz (SM042-present)
European French Guylaine Gibert
German Mara Winzer

Trivia

  • In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, Jigglypuff was referred to as a female.
  • In several KidsWB promotional spots, Jigglypuff was referred to as male.

Related articles

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


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