Nurse Joy's Wigglytuff

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Nurse Joy's Wigglytuff
ジョーイのプクリン Joy's Pukurin
Nurse Joy Wigglytuff.png
Nurse Joy's Wigglytuff
Debuts in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With the Nurse Joys
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wigglytuff Mariya Ise Michele Knotz

Nurse Joy's Wigglytuff (Japanese: ジョーイのプクリン Joy's Pukurin) are Pokémon usually owned by Nurse Joys in the Kalos region.

In the anime


Pokémon the Series: XY
Nurse Joy and her Wigglytuff

Unlike the Nurse Joys of previous regions, the Nurse Joys of the Kalos region use Wigglytuff to help them around the Pokémon Center. They wear aprons and a hat with a Poké Ball symbol on it. According to the Nurse Joy of The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!, an old tale tells of a mass outbreak of rampaging Flygon happening long ago in the Kalos region. A single Wigglytuff stood up and calmed the Flygon all by itself. Afterwards it healed all the Pokémon hurt by the rampage. Because of this, Wigglytuff were henceforth used as Nurse Joy's helpers in Kalos.

Wigglytuff first appeared in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, where it helped Ash register for the Kalos League and gave him his new Badge case. In A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!, a Nurse Joy and her Wigglytuff traveling near Santalune City approached Serena to make sure she was not hurt after being attacked by a Vespiquen. In A Pokévision of Things to Come!, a Wigglytuff was featured with a Nurse Joy in a Pokévision video. This video was fairly popular, as it had become one of the top 10 Pokévision videos.

In The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!, a Wigglytuff lived up to the tale of how the Wigglytuff species came to be the helpers of Nurse Joys in Kalos. Although this particular Wigglytuff had just started working at a Pokémon Center and was initially clumsy, it acted very bravely when a Salamence rampaged through the nearby area. It first protected its Nurse Joy from the Salamence's Flamethrower, and then managed to calm the Salamence with Heal Pulse.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series

A Wigglytuff appeared in a fantasy in For Sure! 'Cause Sprigatito's with Me!.

Personality and characteristics

Wigglytuff has been shown to be an expert medical assistant to Nurse Joy. Its knowledge of Heal Pulse comes in handy when it must calm down a rampaging Pokémon or heal a tired one. It shares a strong bond with its trainer and, if need be, will readily fight for its trainer's safety.

Moves used

Nurse Joy Wigglytuff Protect.png
Using Protect
Move First Used In
Protect The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!
Heal Pulse The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!
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 movie adaptations

Wigglytuff appeared alongside Nurse Joy in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.


  • Nurse Joy's Wigglytuff are much larger than other Wigglytuff seen in the anime.

Related articles

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

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