Wobbuffet, The Patient Pokémon. 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. It 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, it will try to take the foe with it using Destiny Bond. Usually docile, itT strikes back ferociously if its black tail is attacked. It makes its lair in caves where it waits for nightfall. It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to pump up its counterstrike.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Wobbuffet would have to be this:


Mirror Coat
Safeguard / Destiny Bond

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Wobbuffet

Quite possibly the cheapest Pokémon of all time. The moment it's in play you two things will happen: One of your Pokémon will die or a non-offensive move will be Encored and will promptly follow a free switch. If the set wasn't obvious enough, the way Wobbuffet works is as follows: Switch it in, on something that'll be guarantied to attack (such as a Choice Band Pokémon) lead straight with Counter or Mirror Coat, otherwise go straight ahead with Encore, a non-offensive move will be forced into repetition giving a free set-up to another Pokémon on your team, such a Dragon Dancing Salamence or Cursing Snorlax. If you suspect to be attacked with Toxic or Will-o-Wisp use Safeguard, Destiny Bond is also an option if you expect to be killed but you would need Paralysis support in order to use it in time.

Only a few things may cause problems. Whirlwind and Roar can't be Encored due to always going last and neither can they be Countered or Mirror Coated. Encore may also be unreliable and it's possible for it to time out after 2 turns, leaving one of your Pokémon vulnerable if you Encored a stat up move. Other than that Wobbuffet will be almost guarantied to kill at least one Pokémon successfully, since moves that haven't been boosted (or aren't a CB Megahorn from Heracross) can't 1KO it. Wobbuffet is usually banned from standard competitive play however, both for the risk of two Wobbuffets facing one another (and forcing a draw) and because of it's unbalanced and game-breaking power.

EV Corner:

EVs: 6 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

Widely regarded as "the" bess spread for Wobbuffet. The added defences give it more durability and benefit it more than the added HP, since it's HP is high enough to OHKO anything with Counter or Mirror Coat.

Other Optional Moves

Charm. The only other move it has. This "could" be used successfully over Counter with Encore. Encoring a move such as Dragon Dance and then repeatedly hitting your opponent with Charm to reduce your opponent to a point where they won't be able to do any physical damage allowing one of your Pokémon to begin setting up it's own stat boosts.

Strategy Against Wobbuffet

Wobbuffet's power is that it can switch into anything it wants but nothing can switch into it. This means, that while a handful of things can stop or kill it (Whirlwind and Roar can stop it while Heracross and stat boosted Pokémon 'could' kill it) Wobbuffet has the power to never be in play with them, short of once one of your own Pokémon has already died. This is what lends to it's uber, overpowered status. Your best chance of killing it after one of your Pokémon have died is to switch in a Toxic (or Will-o-Wisp) Dugtrio, Gardevoir, Porygon2, Trapinch. Gardevoir is your best choice since while you're killing it you can set up Calm Minds and it'll be powerless to switch due to Shadow Tag. Choice Band Heracross will most likely force it to switch, for obvious reasons, an un-boosted Adamant Heracross can't 1KO Wobbuffet but it comes pretty close. A weakened Wobbuffet is also susceptible to other strong attacks but it always retains the ability to switch out of play and wreak havoc later. With a suitable Heracross counter and Wish and Aromatherapy/Heal Bell support Wobbuffet will be close to unstoppable.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Wobbuffet would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Mirror Coat
Destiny Bond

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Wobbuffet

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Encore, 2nd - Mirror coat, 3rd - Charm, 4th - Encore, 5th - Destiny bond

Locations in Games


Safari Zone Entrance & Left Areas


Trade from RSEFRLG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

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

Animé Appearences

Wobbuffet has had quite a few Animé Appearences, being in essentially every episode since it's first episode, only pivitol episodes are listed. In it's first appearance, Jessie accidentally traded her Lickitung for a trainer's Wobbuffet. Since then it has been a vital part of the Team Rocket possé

Episode 148: Tricks of the Trade!
Episode 175: Wobbu-palooza!
Episode 191: Freeze Frame!
Episode 194: The Wayward Wobbuffet!
Episode 257: Why? Wynaut!
Episode 390: Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?
Episode 421: Pokémon Contest! Saffron Conference! (Part 2)
Episode 423: Psychic VS Ghost! Midnight Duel!

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