Igglybuff is a small, bipedal balloon-like animal that is completely pink. It has a rounded tuft of hair on top of its head, a small swirl-like pattern on its forehead, and red eyes. Igglybuff has small, stubby limbs. This small Pokémon is extremely elastic and can bounce like a ball, although it may not be able to stop if it does this.
It smells sweet to calm the emotions of its foes. Although it has singing abilities, it is not able to sing for long periods due to its underdeveloped vocal cords. It often gets a sore throat from singing too frequently. Igglybuff tend to live in the grasslands close by freshwater streams. It uses water from the streams to gargle in its sore throat.
Whitney owns an Igglybuff, which she used to battle (what she thought was) Suicune when she visited the Mahogany Gym. Her Sweet Kiss provided an opening for her Miltank to attack the creature, but failed when the moving ice sculpture felled Miltank and forced her to team up with Pryce's Swinub.
Igglybuff, which evolve into Jigglypuff, are so incredibly elastic that they always seem to be bouncing. They have stubby legs, so for these Pokémon, bounding from place to place is much faster than walking. Unlike its equally adorable relatives, Jigglypuff and Wigglytuff, Igglybuff has red eyes.
An Igglybuff stars as the player character in the special episode Igglybuff the Prodigy. This Igglybuff is the unevolved Guildmaster Wigglytuff from the main story.
Pokémon Stadium 2: Igglybuff appears in a quiz-show styled mini-game alongside Cleffa. A series of Pokémon parade across the screen and the player has to count how many of the Pokémon species the player is instructed to count parade across the screen. The score is based how close the player is to the right number.