Wobbuffet

Wobbuffet is a Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Patient Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 202
Type Psychic
Species Patient Pokémon
Height 4′03″ (1.3 m)
Weight 62.8 lbs (28.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Shadow Tag
Telepathy (hidden ability)
Local № 107 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
161 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
108 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
119 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
168 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 190
490 584
Attack 33
63 181
Defense 58
108 236
Sp. Atk 33
63 181
Sp. Def 58
108 236
Speed 33
63 181
Total 405 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 Wobbuffet.

Evolution chart

(Level 15)

Wobbuffet changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to pump up its counterstrike.
Silver To keep its pitch-black tail hidden, it lives quietly in the darkness. It is never first to attack.
Crystal In order to conceal its black tail, it lives in a dark cave and only moves about at night.
Ruby If two or more WOBBUFFET meet, they will turn competitive and try to outdo each other’s endurance. However, they may try to see which one can endure the longest without food. TRAINERS need to beware of this habit.
Sapphire WOBBUFFET does nothing but endure attacks - it won’t attack on its own. However, it won’t endure an attack on its tail. When that happens, the POKéMON will try to take the foe with it using DESTINY BOND.
FireRed To keep its pitch-black tail hidden, it lives quietly in the darkness. It is never first to attack.
LeafGreen It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to pump up its counterstrike.
Emerald Usually docile, a WOBBUFFET strikes back ferociously if its black tail is attacked. It makes its lair in caves where it waits for nightfall.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It desperately tries to keep its black tail hidden. It is said to be proof the tail hides a secret.
HeartGold It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to build up its counterstrike.
SoulSilver To keep its pitch-black tail hidden, it lives quietly in the darkness. It is never first to attack.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It desperately tries to keep its black tail hidden. It is said to be proof the tail hides a secret.
X It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to build up its counterstrike.
Y To keep its pitch-black tail hidden, it lives quietly in the darkness. It is never first to attack.
Omega Ruby If two or more Wobbuffet meet, they will turn competitive and try to outdo each other’s endurance. However, they may try to see which one can endure the longest without food. Trainers need to beware of this habit.
Alpha Sapphire Wobbuffet does nothing but endure attacks—it won’t attack on its own. However, it won’t endure an attack on its tail. When that happens, the Pokémon will try to take the foe with it using Destiny Bond.

Moves learned by Wobbuffet

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CounterFighting 100
1Destiny BondGhost
1Mirror CoatPsychic 100
1SafeguardNormal

Egg moves

Wobbuffet does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Wobbuffet. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CharmFairy 100 Level up
EncoreNormal 100 Level up
SplashNormal Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
20SafeguardNormal

Moves learnt by level up

Wobbuffet does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Wobbuffet does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Wobbuffet sprites

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

Where to find Wobbuffet

Gold
Silver
Dark Cave
Crystal Dark Cave, Goldenrod City
Ruby
Sapphire
Safari Zone
FireRed
LeafGreen
Cerulean Cave, Ruin Valley
Emerald Safari Zone
Diamond
Pearl
Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Lake Verity
Platinum Lake Valor, Lake Verity
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Cerulean Cave, Dark Cave
Black
White
Evolve Wynaut
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Reflection Cave
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Wobbuffet
Japanese ソーナンス (Sonans)
German Woingenau
French Qulbutoké

Name origin

wobble
rocking motion
buffet
strike repeatedly (relating to Wobbuffet’s punching bag shape)