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What item works well with its moves. I guess this is kind of a move-set question, so I wont BA any answer.

PX Note: Made it a full fleshed out question but still not sure it's allowed. It's not exactly on PM's list of things to do but I guess it's helpful to have

sumwun note: No need to be indirect. If it's a moveset question just say it is.

If you have a good moveset for Wobbuffet, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Remember, this is for competitive movesets, not in-game. Format, Ability, EVs, etc. should be included, and we encourage sets for VGC doubles as well as singles. Make sure to read all the guidelines here.

Wobbuffet learnset for reference: Charm, Counter, Destiny Bond, Encore, Mirror Coat, Safeguard, Splash, Tickle

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Closing this because moveset questions also ask for items.
EDIT: I cannot find the moveset question, so it's possible that we don't have one. I'll keep this open until I find it.
HT,wobbuffet can only learn 4 moves...
Oh, duh.
If this was a moveset question, then you should also be asking for EVs, natures, and formats. Also this question MIGHT count as already been asked. https://pokemondb.net/pokebase/7544/
Close/Hide if this is still not allowed :P
@Madness Actually it's 8 moves, not 4 moves. It's still possible to make different movesets.
@PX I fleshed it out a little bit more.
Hey, the ones who upvoted this, can they please remove their upvotes? This makes the user get free points, and that's unfair.

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FORMAT - Ubers

ABILITY - Shadow Tag. Telepathy is (almost) completely useless in singles. Although it does help with Trace users, it isn’t nearly as useful as Shadow Tag, which combos quite nicely with Encore and Counter/Mirror Coat.

ITEM - Leftovers works best because it allows Wobbufett gradual recovery, and works really well with Encore + Shadow Tag.

SET - It depends on whether you want Wobbufett specially defensive, or physically defensive. I prefer specially defensive because of the prominence of Yveltal, Greninja, and other special attacking dark types. In this case, you would run Calm Nature (don’t forget 0 Attack IVs! This can come in handy not only for confusion, but also for those pesky Foul Play users.) with 252 HP/252 SpD/4 Def.

MOVES - Wobbufett doesn’t exactly have the greatest movepool, so I think generally people’s moves of choice will be the same on Wobbufett. I like running Mirror Coat, Counter, Encore, and Destiny Bond. Destiny Bond is perfect for Wobbufett due to its ability, Shadow Tag. Encore helps you figure out which attacking stat your opponent is leaning towards. Sometimes you can tell right away (like with a Xerneas), but sometimes it’s harder to identify (like with a Mega Salamence). Or, maybe your opponent is a mixed attacker, but you can force them into a one attacking stat with Encore. Another thing Encore is useful for is to force your opponent to set up (people try doing this quite often on Wobbufett) and to switch out into a Pokémon that can KO the encored Pokemon. Or, you could be an *** and spam Destiny Bond and use their own setup against them. Counter and Mirror Coat are pretty self explanatory.

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This is a moveset answer, right? Where are the format, EVs, natures, and moves?
He just wants to know what item would be good on Wobbufett. Read the tittle.
I edited the question, please edit your answer to suit
I don't think spamming destiny bond works in Generation 7. Also can you add an importable set for people who don't want to read your entire answer?
"Destiny Bond will always fail if it was successfully executed on the previous turn."-Bulbapedia
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If you want to go big, you could run Focus Sash and minimum investment in both defenses, to make Counter or Mirror Coat a guaranteed OHKO. Although, on average, Leftovers is probably better, since Sash makes you extremely susceptible to hazards and status. The moveset would probably look like:

Wobbuffet @ Focus Sash
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Def / 0 SpD
- Counter
- Mirror Coat
- Safeguard
- Destiny Bond

Honestly, Wobbuffet really isn't that great of a Pokémon. If it had more speed, it could make more use of Destiny Bond, Safeguard, and Encore, but instead you really just have to rely on Counter and Mirror Coat. At least it can serve as an almost guaranteed revenge killer if your opponent has a stat snowball that's out of control. Focus Sash makes for a more reliable one-time killer, while Lefties gives you a chance to KO more Pokémon but is vulnerable to set-up sweepers (although Encore answers that if they haven't already set-up by the time Wobbuffet comes in). Overall, though, I'd probably say Leftovers is the superior set:

Wobbuffet @ Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Bold / Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Counter
- Mirror Coat
- Encore
- Destiny Bond / Safeguard

Unfortunately, investing into the Defenses is a double-edged sword for Wobbuffet, because you'll be doing less damage with Counter/MC, but it's necessary for the Leftovers set because you want to take more than one hit.

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PX and sumwun edited my question
Edited to include importable sets.
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Doubles Moveset

Wobbuffet @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 252 Speed
Hasty/Naive Nature
0 IVs in HP, Def, and Sp. Def

  • Destiny Bond
  • Counter
  • Mirror Coat
  • Encore

This set works best in Doubles. Z-Destiny Bond makes your Wobbuffet the center of attention, which means all attacks are directed toward Wobbuffet. Counter is for countering physical attacks, and Mirror Coat is for countering special attacks. Encore is for locking the opponent's Pokemon into one move. I'm glad that Wobbuffet got some love and now has it's own moveset question :)

Hope this will help!

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Wobbufet does not have much attacking moves, but you have much items to use. I like to use this set if I use Wobbufet.
Wobbuffet @ Red Card
Ability: Telepathy
EVs: 252 HP/8 Def/248 Sp. Def
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Counter
- Destiny Bond
- Encore
- Mirror Coat

Hopefully this set works at you :)

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Good for doubles!
Wobbuffet @Ghostium Z
Ability: Telepathy
Nature: any balancing nature
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Spe
-Mirror Coat
-Destiny Bond
Z-Destiny Bond makes you the center of attention, and Telepathy is good for doubles if you want to use Earthquake or Surf. That’s about all this Pokémon can do.

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