Wobbuffet

Wobbuffet, The Patience Pokémon. It desperately tries to keep its black tail hidden. It is said to be proof the tail hides a secret. It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to build up its counterstrike. To keep its pitch-black tail hidden, it lives quietly in the darkness. It is never first to attack.

Overview

Wobbuffet is one of the most beastly Pokémon you will ever encounter. Despite its seemingly weak stats and incredibly shallow movepool, it beats the heart of a warrior and has the ability to easily take down whatever Pokémon it can. It is firmly entrenched within the Ubers tier and rightfully so.

Ability

Shadow Tag: Wobbuffet's ability is possibly the one thing that places it in the Uber tier. It prevents your opponent from switching out by conventional means, forcing them to have to use moves such as Baton Pass if they do wish to switch out their Pokémon.

Move Sets

Wobbu-Fett - Bounty Hunter

- Counter
- Mirror Coat
- Encore
- Safeguard
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

This set is the only set that is usable on Wobbuffet, and the only set it can actually have. The setup is relatively simple. Counter will take the damage it receives from Physical moves, double it and hit the opponent with that damage. Mirror Coat does the same but for Special moves. Normally, this would be done by guessing based upon your opponent, but a good strategy to use would be by making the opponent repeat the move by using Encore. This removes the element of guessing and will allow you to easily take out the opponent as its Shadow Tag ability will prevent them from switching. Safeguard is a good move to use as it will prevent Wobbuffet from being taken out by moves that inflict status conditions upon it thus making it able to withstand more of the battle and allow it to last longer.

EVs and Nature:

Wobbu-Fett - Bounty Hunter
The key to the EV distirbution here is to get Wobbuffett to last. While boosting its defences with full EVs, it will allow Wobbuffet to stand its ground and take out as many Pokémon as it can before surcoming to its opponents

Other Options

Destiny Bond
Destiny Bond can simply be used when Wobbuffet is about to be taken out to make sure its opponent can be taken out with it. There's nothing like a sacrificial move, but it does suffer from the fact that Wobbuffet has rubbish speed so it may not be able to succeed in taking out its foes.

Countering Wobbuffet

Wobbuffet is an incredibly tough Pokémon to counter. As it has moves that will double the damage you inflict, you need to be very prudent. However, as Counter is a Fighting-type move, Ghost types are immune so you can send a Ghost-type such as Shedinja, Banette or Dusknoir against Wobbuffet and pound it with Physical moves. Alternatively, as Mirror Coat is a Psychic-type, Dark types are immune and you can pound it with Special moves without risk of retribution using Pokémon such as Darkrai, Houndoom or Tyranitar. Choice Band Heracross are usually strong enough to be able to take out Wobbuffet in one hit.
Using status effects is also a good way to take out Wobbuffet. Sleeping moves can help you to pummel Wobbuffet without it attacking you back and a good Pokémon to use this method with is Darkrai as it can make it fall asleep while its ability will drain Wobbuffet of its health. Another decent strategy against Wobbuffet is using Pokémon that themselves prevent switching so Wobbuffet is stuck. Dugtrio is good at this, has good speed and can use the move Toxic to take out Wobbuffet without any retribution from Counter or Mirror Coat.

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Safari Zone Entrance & Left Areas

Colosseum/XD

Trade from RSEFRLG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Cerulean Cave Floors 1, 2 & Basement 1, Ruin Valley

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Lake Verity, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor

HeartGold/SoulSilver

Dark Cave, Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone

Animé Appearences

Wobbuffet has had quite a few Animé Appearences. Almost all of its appearances have been under the control of Jessie after she inadvertantly traded her Lickitung for it

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