Rufflet (Pokémon)

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Bouffalant #626: Bouffalant
Pokémon
#628: Braviary Braviary
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Rufflet (disambiguation).
Rufflet
Eaglet Pokémon
ワシボン
Washibon
#627
Rufflet



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Keen Eye or Sheer Force Cacophony
Cacophony
Hustle
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Rufflet
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
23.1 lbs. 10.5 kg
Rufflet
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
70
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Rufflet
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
F627.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Rufflet (Japanese: ワシボン Washibon) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Braviary starting at level 54.

Biology

Rufflet is a small avian Pokémon with a blue body. A large white plume of feathers covers its head and three tail feathers extend from its lower back. The feathery ruff extends down past its neck, covering the upper third of its body. Its face is blue with five pointed tips, resembling a mask and crown in contrast to the white feathers surrounding it. Extending from its forehead is a large feather, which is red on the lower half and white on the upper half. The split between the two colors on the feather resembles a zigzag pattern. Rufflet's beak is short and wide, with large eyes on either side. Each eye has a thick black iris with a small white pupil. Its yellow legs and feet are large in comparison to the body. Each foot has four digits: one backwards, and three forwards.

The thick, black talons on its feet are strong enough to break even the hardest of berries, and crack Shellder to consume their insides. Rufflet is extremely aggressive from birth and knowingly provokes opponents larger and more powerful than itself, including its own parent to gain acceptance. It sees this as a means of quickly getting stronger.

In the anime

Rufflet in the anime

Major appearances

Rufflet made his main series debut in Unrest at the Nursery!, where he was a Pokémon residing in the daycare belonging to Layla. He usually got into a fight with Vullaby, a fellow resident. During a crisis with a trio of Amoonguss, he managed to save Vullaby from them after she was hit by the Amoonguss' Sludge Bomb, thus ending their feud.

Minor appearances

Multiple Rufflet debuted in the opening sequence of White—Victini and Zekrom.

Two Trainers' Rufflet appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Rufflet appeared in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, where he was among the Pokémon playing in Lillie's garden.

A Trainer's Rufflet appeared in Mounting an Electrifying Charge!.

Two Rufflet appeared in Deceiving Appearances!, where they were among the Pokémon seen at Aether Paradise.

Six Trainers' Rufflet appeared in Securing the Future!, where they joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Trainer's Rufflet appeared in The Dealer of Destruction!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW095 Rufflet Ash's Pokédex Rufflet, the Eaglet Pokémon. Rufflet's talons are powerful. Able to crack open even the toughest Berries. It often challenges stronger opponents to battle.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Brav

As a child, Black caught Brav, his first caught Pokémon, when Brav was a Rufflet. Bianca agitated the Eaglet Pokémon by accidentally stepping on his food, and he attacked her. Black battles him with the help of Musha, who was then a wild Munna, until Black managed to catch him. He first appeared as a Rufflet in a flashback in A Nickname for Tepig.

A Rufflet appeared in a flashback in Cold Storage Battle.

A Rufflet appeared in PS548.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Rufflet appeared in The Scarlet Scroll: Kunoichi's Situation, under the ownership of Masamune.

In the TCG

Main article: Rufflet (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

Two Rufflet appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #133
Unova
B2W2: #109
Black They crush berries with their talons. They bravely stand up to any opponent, no matter how strong it is.
White They will challenge anything, even strong opponents, without fear. Their frequent fights help them become stronger.
Black 2 It stands up to massive opponents, not out of courage, but out of recklessness. But that is how it gets stronger.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They crush berries with their talons. They bravely stand up to any opponent, no matter how strong it is.
Y They will challenge anything, even strong opponents, without fear. Their frequent fights help them become stronger.
Omega Ruby They crush berries with their talons. They bravely stand up to any opponent, no matter how strong it is.
Alpha Sapphire They will challenge anything, even strong opponents, without fear. Their frequent fights help them become stronger.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #075
Alola
USUM: #089
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun They pick fights indiscriminately. They grow stronger and more powerful each time they faint or are injured.
Moon With its sharp claws, this Pokémon pierces its prey, and then it pecks at them. Although it also consumes berries, it's a carnivore at heart.
Ultra Sun With its powerful legs and sturdy claws, it can crack even the hard shells of Shellder and pluck out their insides.
Ultra Moon Known as a natural-born warrior, soon after its hatching, it will challenge its parent to a fight in order to gain their acceptance.
Generation VIII Galar
#281
Sword If it spies a strong Pokémon, Rufflet can't resist challenging it to a battle. But if Rufflet loses, it starts bawling.
Shield A combative Pokémon, it's ready to pick a fight with anyone. It has talons that can crush hard berries.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Routes 10 and 11, Victory Road, Village Bridge
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Route 23
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Flying)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Mountain (north of Lilycove City)
Generation VII
Sun
Route 3, Poké Pelago
Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Route 3
Ultra Moon
Trade
Generation VIII
Sword
Route 8
Shield
Trade

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Rugged Flats
Conquest
Avia
MD GTI
Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Gilded Hall), Scalchop Beach (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Walking a Thin Line
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Sa
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 171
Marron Trail: Stage 682
Rumble World
Dark Land: Boundless Prairie (All Areas)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
37
37 - 97 71 - 190
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
350
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
1212 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
1818 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
2424 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3030 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00——% 20
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4242 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 09595% 10
5555 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
6060 Defog Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
6666 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
7272 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rufflet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rufflet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR48Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR66Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rufflet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rufflet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rufflet in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Rufflet in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rufflet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rufflet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rufflet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rufflet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP627.png HP: ★★★ Move: Wing Attack
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Keen Eye
Ability 2: Pride
Ability 3: Celebrate
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Braviary when its Attack is 119 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Haruyuki, Masamune, Munetoki, and Naoshige
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Flying
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT627.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 15

#213
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Flap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Final Effort
Pokémon GO
GO627.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 150 Base Defense: 97
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Peck, Wing Attack
Charged Attacks: Aerial Ace, Brave Bird, Rock Tomb

Evolution

627Rufflet.png
Unevolved
Rufflet
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 54
628Braviary.png
First evolution
Braviary
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 627.png Spr b 5b 627.png Spr 5b 627.png Spr b 5b 627.png
Spr 5b 627 s.png Spr b 5b 627 s.png Spr 5b 627 s.png Spr b 5b 627 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 627.png Spr b 6x 627.png Spr 6x 627.png Spr b 6x 627.png
Spr 6x 627 s.png Spr b 6x 627 s.png Spr 6x 627 s.png Spr b 6x 627 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 627.png Spr b 7s 627.png Spr 7s 627.png Spr b 7s 627.png
Spr 7s 627 s.png Spr b 7s 627 s.png Spr 7s 627 s.png Spr b 7s 627 s.png
Front Back Front Back
627MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Rufflet images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Rufflet, like Braviary, is based on the bald eagle, specifically a baby eaglet most likely, paralleling Rufflet's position as the start of its evolutionary line. Its color scheme is inspired by the red, white, and blue of the flag of the United States. The single plume on his head also derives from Native American culture.[1]

Its ability to use its talons to crack open nuts and feed itself in the anime is similar to that of parrots, who are the only known bird species to do so.

Name origin

Rufflet may be a combination of rough, ruff, ruffle, or Ruff and eaglet (a young eagle).

Washibon may be a combination of 鷲 washi (eagle) and bon (boy, as a prefix or a nickname), ibon (Filipino for bird), or haribon (Philippine Eagle).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ワシボン Washibon From washi and ibon; possibly in reference to the haribon
France Flag.png French Furaiglon From fury or fur and aiglon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rufflet Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Geronimatz From Geronimo and Piepmatz
Italy Flag.png Italian Rufflet Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수리둥보 Suridungbo From 독수리 doksuri, 둥지 dungji, and possibly ibon
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 毛頭小鷹 / 毛头小鹰 Máotóuxiǎoyīng Literally "Feather-headed eaglet"


Related articles

Notes

External links

Bouffalant #626: Bouffalant
Pokémon
#628: Braviary Braviary


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