Cottonee

Cottonee is a Grass/Fairy type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Cotton Puff Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 546
Type Grass Fairy
Species Cotton Puff Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 0.6 kg (1.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Prankster
2. Infiltrator
Chlorophyll (hidden ability)
Local № 052 (Black/White)
082 (Black 2/White 2)
087 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
105 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
262 (Sword/Shield)
168 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 56
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 27
53 168
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 37
71 190
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 66
123 254
Total 280 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Cottonee.

Evolution chart

(use Sun Stone)

Cottonee changes

Pokédex entries

Black When attacked, it escapes by shooting cotton from its body. The cotton serves as a decoy to distract the attacker.
White They go wherever the wind takes them. On rainy days, their bodies are heavier, so they take shelter beneath big trees.
Black 2
White 2
Perhaps because they feel more at ease in a group, they stick to others they find. They end up looking like a cloud.
X
Omega Ruby
When attacked, it escapes by shooting cotton from its body. The cotton serves as a decoy to distract the attacker.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Perhaps because they feel more at ease in a group, they stick to others they find. They end up looking like a cloud.
Sun When it finds others of its kind, they all stick together. When enough of them have collected, the mass resembles a cumulonimbus cloud.
Moon Pillows and beds stuffed with cotton exhaled by Cottonee are soft and puffy, light and airy— altogether top quality.
Ultra Sun To protect itself, it shoots cotton from its body. When it gets wet in the rain, its cotton grows moist and heavy, and it can’t move as well.
Ultra Moon When attacked, it expels cotton from its body to create a diversion. The cotton it loses grows back in quickly.
Sword It shoots cotton from its body to protect itself. If it gets caught up in hurricane-strength winds, it can get sent to the other side of the Earth.
Shield Weaving together the cotton of both Cottonee and Eldegoss produces exquisite cloth that’s highly prized by many luxury brands.

Moves learned by Cottonee

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1Helping HandNormalStatus
3Fairy WindFairySpecial 40 100
6Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
12Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
15Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
18GrowthNormalStatus
21Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
24Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
27CharmFairyStatus 100
30Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
33Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
36Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
39Sunny DayFireStatus
42EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
45Cotton GuardGrassStatus
48Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
MementoDarkStatus 100
Nature PowerNormalStatus
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grassy GlideGrassPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
11Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
19SafeguardNormalStatus
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
28Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
29CharmFairyStatus 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
34Sunny DayFireStatus
37Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
40SwiftNormalSpecial 60
41Helping HandNormalStatus
47Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
88Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
89Misty TerrainFairyStatus

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
30EncoreNormalStatus 100
37TauntDarkStatus 100
59Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
65Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
77Grass KnotGrassSpecial 100
92Dazzling GleamFairySpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1Fairy WindFairySpecial 40 100
4GrowthNormalStatus
8Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
10Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
13Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
17Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
19Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
22Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
26Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
28CharmFairyStatus 100
31Helping HandNormalStatus
35Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
37Cotton GuardGrassStatus
40Sunny DayFireStatus
44EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
46Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
CaptivateNormalStatus 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
Grass WhistleGrassStatus 55
MementoDarkStatus 100
Misty TerrainFairyStatus
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
DefogFlyingStatus
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Cottonee 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
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Cottonee sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Cottonee  sprite from Black & White Cottonee  sprite from X & Y Cottonee  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Cottonee  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Cottonee Shiny sprite from Black & White Cottonee Shiny sprite from X & Y Cottonee Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Cottonee

Black Abundant Shrine, Lostlorn Forest, Pinwheel Forest
White Nacrene City
Black 2 Abundant Shrine, Castelia City, Lostlorn Forest, Victory Road, Pinwheel Forest
White 2 Route 4
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Petalburg Woods
Sun Melemele Meadow, Ula'ula Meadow, Malie Garden, Poni Plains, Poni Meadow
Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Melemele Meadow, Ula'ula Meadow, Malie Garden, Poni Plains, Poni Meadow
Ultra Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Stony Wilderness, Ballimere Lake

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Cottonee
Japanese モンメン (Monmen)
German Waumboll
French Doudouvet

Name origin

cottony
soft like cotton, a natural material