Bouffalant

Bouffalant is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Bash Buffalo Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 626
Type Normal
Species Bash Buffalo Pokémon
Height 1.6 m (5′03″)
Weight 94.6 kg (208.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Reckless
2. Sap Sipper
Soundproof (hidden ability)
Local № 132 (Black/White)
269 (Black 2/White 2)
053 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 172
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 95
300 394
Attack 110
202 350
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 55
103 229
Total 490 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

Bouffalant changes

Pokédex entries

Black Their fluffy fur absorbs damage, even if they strike foes with a fierce headbutt.
White They charge wildly and headbutt everything. Their headbutts have enough destructive force to derail a train.
Black 2
White 2
They are known to charge so wildly that if a train were to enter their territory, they would send it flying.
X
Omega Ruby
They charge wildly and headbutt everything. Their headbutts have enough destructive force to derail a train.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Their fluffy fur absorbs damage, even if they strike foes with a fierce headbutt.
Sword These Pokémon can crush a car with no more than a headbutt. Bouffalant with more hair on their heads hold higher positions within the herd.
Shield These Pokémon live in herds of about 20 individuals. Bouffalant that betray the herd will lose the hair on their heads for some reason.

Moves learned by Bouffalant

Moves learnt by level up

Bouffalant learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Focus EnergyNormalStatus
10Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
15RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
20Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
25Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
30ReversalFightingPhysical 100
35Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100
40Head ChargeNormalPhysical 120 100
45Swords DanceNormalStatus
50MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
55Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Egg moves

Bouffalant learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Bouffalant egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BelchPoisonSpecial 120 90
Cotton GuardGrassStatus
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
StompNormalPhysical 65 100

Move Tutor moves

Bouffalant can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

Bouffalant is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Bouffalant is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Bouffalant learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
6RageNormalPhysical 20 100
11Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
16Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
21Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
26RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
31Head ChargeNormalPhysical 120 100
36Focus EnergyNormalStatus
41MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
46ReversalFightingPhysical 100
50ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
56Swords DanceNormalStatus
61Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Egg moves

Bouffalant learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Bouffalant egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
BelchPoisonSpecial 120 90
Cotton GuardGrassStatus
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
StompNormalPhysical 65 100

Move Tutor moves

Bouffalant can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Bouffalant is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Bouffalant can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Bouffalant sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Bouffalant  sprite from Black & White Bouffalant  sprite from X & Y Bouffalant  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Bouffalant Shiny sprite from Black & White Bouffalant Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Bouffalant

Black
White
Route 10
Black 2
White 2
Route 23
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 113
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Soothing Wetlands
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Bouffalant
Japanese バッフロン (Buffron)
German Bisofank
French Frison

Name origin

bouffant
hair style
buffalo
a large ox