Igglybuff

Igglybuff is a Normal/Fairy type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Balloon Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 174
Type Normal Fairy
Species Balloon Pokémon
Height 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Abilities Competitive
Cute Charm
Friend Guard (hidden ability)
Local № 043 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
137 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
043 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
281 (Black 2/White 2)
119 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
142 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
134 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
167 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 170 (22.2% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 42
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 25% male, 75% female
Egg cycles 10 (base 2,560 steps)

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 30
58 174
Defense 15
31 141
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 20
40 152
Speed 15
31 141
Total 210 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 Igglybuff.

Evolution chart

(high Friendship) (use Moon Stone)

Igglybuff changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It has a very soft body. If it starts to roll, it will bounce all over and be impossible to stop.
Silver Its extremely flexible and elastic body makes it bounce continuously--anytime, anywhere.
Crystal Instead of walking with its short legs, it moves around by bouncing on its soft, tender body.
Ruby IGGLYBUFF’s vocal chords are not sufficiently developed. It would hurt its throat if it were to sing too much. This POKéMON gargles with freshwater from a clean stream.
Sapphire IGGLYBUFF has a soft and plushy body that feels very much like a marshmallow. From this body wafts a gently sweet fragrance that soothes and calms the emotions of its foes.
FireRed Its extremely flexible and elastic body makes it bounce continuously--anytime, anywhere.
LeafGreen It has a very soft body. If it starts to roll, it will bounce all over and be impossible to stop.
Emerald Its soft and pliable body is very bouncy. When it sings continuously with all its might, its body steadily turns a deepening pink color.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It has a soft and bouncy body. Once it starts bouncing, it becomes impossible to stop.
HeartGold It has a very soft body. If it starts to roll, it will bounce all over and be impossible to stop.
SoulSilver Its extremely flexible and elastic body makes it bounce continuously--anytime, anywhere.
Black
White
It has a soft and bouncy body. Once it starts bouncing, it becomes impossible to stop.
Black 2
White 2
Its body has a faintly sweet scent and is bouncy and soft. If it bounces even once, it cannot stop.
X Instead of walking with its short legs, it moves around by bouncing on its soft, tender body.
Y It has a very soft body. If it starts to roll, it will bounce all over and be impossible to stop.
Omega Ruby Igglybuff’s vocal cords are not sufficiently developed. It would hurt its throat if it were to sing too much. This Pokémon gargles with freshwater from a clean stream.
Alpha Sapphire Igglybuff has a soft and plushy body that feels very much like a marshmallow. From this body wafts a gently sweet fragrance that soothes and calms the emotions of its foes.
Sun It likes to sing but is not yet good at it. With praise and encouragement, it will get better little by little.
Moon It moves by bouncing along. As it moves a lot, it sweats, and its body gives off a sweet aroma.
Ultra Sun It’s always practicing its singing because it wants to improve. Even when it’s asleep, it keeps singing in its dreams!
Ultra Moon Left to its own devices, it will constantly practice singing. You should make it take a break so it doesn’t hurt its throat.

Moves learned by Igglybuff

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CharmFairy 100
1SingNormal 55
3Defense CurlNormal
5PoundNormal 40 100
9Sweet KissFairy 75
11CopycatNormal

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CaptivateNormal 100
CovetNormal 60 100
Fake TearsDark 100
Feint AttackDark 60
GravityPsychic
Heal PulsePsychic
Last ResortNormal 140 100
Misty TerrainFairy
Perish SongNormal
PresentNormal 90
PunishmentDark 100
Sleep TalkNormal
WishNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlying 85 85
CovetNormal 60 100
EndeavorNormal 100
GravityPsychic
Heal BellNormal
Helping HandNormal
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Last ResortNormal 140 100
Magic CoatPsychic
Pain SplitNormal
RecycleNormal
Role PlayPsychic
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100
UproarNormal 90 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Igglybuff 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CharmFairy 100
1SingNormal 55
3Defense CurlNormal
5PoundNormal 40 100
9Sweet KissFairy 75
11CopycatNormal

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CaptivateNormal 100
CovetNormal 60 100
Fake TearsDark 100
Feint AttackDark 60
GravityPsychic
Heal PulsePsychic
Last ResortNormal 140 100
Misty TerrainFairy
Perish SongNormal
PresentNormal 90
PunishmentDark 100
Sleep TalkNormal
WishNormal

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Igglybuff can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Igglybuff sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Igglybuff  sprite from Silver Igglybuff  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Igglybuff  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Igglybuff  sprite from Black & White Igglybuff  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Igglybuff Shiny sprite from Silver Igglybuff Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Igglybuff Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Igglybuff Shiny sprite from Black & White Igglybuff Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Igglybuff

Gold
Silver
Breed Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff
Crystal Route 34
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Breed Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Breed Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Breed Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Breed Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 4, 6

Other languages

English Igglybuff
Japanese ププリン (Pupurin)
German Fluffeluff
French Toudoudou

Name origin

jiggly/wiggly
from later evolutions Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff
buff
to shine