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 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Cute Charm
2. Competitive
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)
011 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 170 (22.2% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 42
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 25% male, 75% female
Egg cycles 10 (2,314–2,570 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.
Sword Igglybuff loves to sing. Its marshmallow-like body gives off a faint sweet smell.
Shield Taking advantage of the softness of its body, Igglybuff moves as if bouncing. Its body turns a deep pink when its temperature rises.

Moves learned by Igglybuff

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CopycatNormalStatus
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1SingNormalStatus 55
4Defense CurlNormalStatus
8Sweet KissFairyStatus 75
12Disarming VoiceFairySpecial 40
16DisableNormalStatus 100
20CharmFairyStatus 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Heal PulsePsychicStatus
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
Perish SongNormalStatus
PresentNormalPhysical 90
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
WishNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

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.
1CharmFairyStatus 100
1SingNormalStatus 55
3Defense CurlNormalStatus
5PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
9Sweet KissFairyStatus 75
11CopycatNormalStatus

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.
CaptivateNormalStatus 100
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
GravityPsychicStatus
Heal PulsePsychicStatus
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
Misty TerrainFairyStatus
Perish SongNormalStatus
PresentNormalPhysical 90
PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
WishNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Heal BellNormalStatus
Helping HandNormalStatus
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
RecycleNormalStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhostStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Igglybuff sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Igglybuff  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Igglybuff  sprite from Sword & Shield
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 Igglybuff Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Breed Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff

Other languages

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

Name origin

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