Sobble

Sobble is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 8. It is known as the Water Lizard Pokémon.

Sobble is one of the starter Pokémon available in Pokémon Sword & Shield (releasing late 2019) along with Grookey and Scorbunny.

It is a somewhat timid Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water. The Sword & Shield announcement trailer shows it camouflaging itself in a fountain, but runs off when Grookey approaches.

Sobble appears to be based on a chameleon. It has a fin on its head and a curled-up tail.

Pokédex data

National № 816
Type Water
Species Water Lizard Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 4.0 kg (8.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Torrent
Sniper (hidden ability)
Local № 007 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense, 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 62
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Water 1
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 40
76 196
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 70
130 262
Total 310 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 Sobble.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 35)

Pokédex entries

Sword When scared, this Pokémon cries. Its tears pack the chemical punch of 100 onions, and attackers won’t be able to resist weeping.
Shield When it gets wet, its skin changes color, and this Pokémon becomes invisible as if it were camouflaged.

Moves learned by Sobble

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
6Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
8BindNormalPhysical 15 85
12Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
17Tearful LookNormalStatus
20Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
24U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
28LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
32SoakWaterStatus 100
36Rain DanceWaterStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Double TeamNormalStatus
Fell StingerBugPhysical 50 100
HazeIceStatus
Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
MistIceStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
04SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
29Baton PassNormalStatus
45Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
85Work UpNormalStatus
98LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100

Sobble sprites

Type Generation 8
Normal Sobble  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny

Where to find Sobble

Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Sobble
Japanese メッソン (Messon)
German Memmeon
French Larméléon

Name origin

sob
to cry
bubble
liquid sphere