Bouffalant (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Bouffalant
Bash Buffalo Pokémon
バッフロン
Buffron
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Bouffalant



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Reckless or Sap Sipper Cacophony
Cacophony
Soundproof
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
208.6 lbs. 94.6 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
172
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Bouffalant (Japanese: バッフロン Buffron) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Bouffalant is a bovine Pokémon with a large, dark afro on its head. Two large, curving horns, each with two golden growths resembling rings, protrude from the afro. It has a shaggy brown hide that ends at its knees and does not cover its face. A large, gray nose sits at the end of its short, beige snout, and its yellow eyes are partly hidden by its hair. There are black tear markings directly below its eyes. Each of its beige legs has a single, gray hoof and its tail ends in a stubby tuft of fur.

A territorial Pokémon, it will headbutt anyone that attempts to invade its territory. However, in the anime, it has been known not to attack those with an afro hairstyle. Protected by its afro, which absorbs damage, its headbutts are strong enough to derail a train and send it flying. It can also destroy a car with just a Headbutt. The more hair a Bouffalant has on its head, the higher positions it has in the herd. A herd of Bouffalant consists of 20 individuals. For unclear reasons, a Bouffalant loses its hair from its head should it ever betray its herd.

Bouffalant is the only known Pokémon to learn Head Charge.

In the anime

 
Bouffalant in the anime

Major appearances

In Ash and Trip's Third Battle!, Trip remembered seeing Alder's Bouffalant as a child, which inspired him to become a Pokémon Trainer. Bouffalant physically debuted in Ash Versus the Champion!, where it faced Pikachu in a battle with Ash. Alder fell asleep during the battle, resulting in no one winning. Alder later used Bouffalant in a battle against Trip and his Serperior, and he was able to win.

In Baffling the Bouffalant!, multiple Bouffalant attacked anyone in their territory who wasn't wearing an afro.

Minor appearances

In the prologue of White—Victini and Zekrom, multiple Bouffalant were startled by the arrival of a dust storm and began to stampede towards Luisa's village. However, the nearby Damon summoned Reshiram to easily destroy the dust storm, thus placating the Bouffalant in time. In Black—Victini and Reshiram, this flashback instead occurred midway through the movie and involved Damon using Zekrom to destroy the dust storm and stop the stampeding Bouffalant.

In A Maractus Musical!, a Bouffalant participated in the Pokémon Performance Competition alongside an Elgyem.

Multiple Bouffalant appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice.

In Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!, multiple Bouffalant were living in a ranch at Virgil's house.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW052 Bouffalant Ash's Pokédex Bouffalant, the Bash Buffalo Pokémon. Bouffalant is powerful and destructive, wildly charging and headbutting everything in its path.
BW066 Bouffalant Ash's Pokédex Bouffalant, the Bash Buffalo Pokémon. While aggressively defending its territory, Bouffalant will charge anything and everything in its way.

In the manga

 
Bouffalant in Pokémon Adventures

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Dol has a Bouffalant, which battled alongside his Swoobat in a Double Battle against Monta.

Pokémon Adventures

Alder has a Bouffalant, which was first seen carrying him over the water in order to take him to Nimbasa City in Gigi's Choice.

Pokémon RéBURST

A Bouffalant appears as the Burst form of Afron.

In the TCG

Main article: Bouffalant (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

A Bouffalant appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #132
Unova
B2W2: #269
Black Their fluffy fur absorbs damage, even if they strike foes with a fierce headbutt.
White They charge wildly and headbutt everything. Their headbutts have enough destructive force to derail a train.
Black 2 They are known to charge so wildly that if a train were to enter their territory, they would send it flying.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They charge wildly and headbutt everything. Their headbutts have enough destructive force to derail a train.
Y Their fluffy fur absorbs damage, even if they strike foes with a fierce headbutt.
Omega Ruby They charge wildly and headbutt everything. Their headbutts have enough destructive force to derail a train.
Alpha Sapphire Their fluffy fur absorbs damage, even if they strike foes with a fierce headbutt.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #053
Sword These Pokémon can crush a car with no more than a headbutt. Bouffalant with more hair on their heads hold higher positions within the herd.
Shield These Pokémon live in herds of about 20 individuals. Bouffalant that betray the herd will lose the hair on their heads for some reason.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Route 10
Black 2 White 2
Route 23
Route 9 (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 113 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Soothing Wetlands
Soothing Wetlands (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: World Axle - B1F
Rumble U
Chill Battle: Fever!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 1
Shuffle
Albens Town: Stage 233
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Time-Leap Plains (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Buzzwole Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Florio Nature Park


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
AS Shigeki Morimoto's Bouffalant PAL region Online 50 August 5, 2015 to January 22, 2016

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Choice Band (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
95
155 - 202 300 - 394
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
490
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1010 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1515 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
2020 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2525 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
3030 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
3535 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4040 Head Charge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
4545 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
5050 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
5555 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bouffalant
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bouffalant
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM96  TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR28  TR28 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR86  TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bouffalant
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bouffalant
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
     Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
   Cotton Guard Grass Status —% 10
       Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
      
      
      
   
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
      
      
  
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
  Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
      
      
  
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bouffalant in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Bouffalant in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bouffalant
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bouffalant
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bouffalant
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bouffalant
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bouffalant
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bouffalant
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double Hit Bouffalant (Black & White 90)

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.11 seconds Base HP: 58
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
Bouffalant are Sawsbuck's friends. They are a little rough, but they care about their friends. They are also fairly popular, because they can be counted on in a pinch.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Normal
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#329
 

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 216 Base Attack: 195 Base Defense: 182
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Zen Headbutt, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Megahorn, Stomp, Skull Bash, Earthquake
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #005
A charging Bouffalant can pulverize a huge boulder with a single headbutt! Even if a fierce fight breaks out within the herd, the fluffy fur on their heads absorbs impacts, preventing injuries.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Bouffalant
 Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Bouffalant images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Bouffalant is based on a buffalo, particularly an American bison. However, the horns more closely resemble those of the African buffalo or Bison latifrons. The fur on its head resembles an afro.

Name origin

Bouffalant is a combination of bouffant and buffalo. It may also involve gallant.

Buffron is a combination of buffalo, afro, and bison.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese バッフロン Buffron From buffalo, afro, and bison
  French Frison From frisé and bison
  Spanish Bouffalant Same as English name
  German Bisofank From Bison and Funk
  Italian Bouffalant Same as English name
  Korean 버프론 Buffron Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 爆爆頭水牛 / 爆爆头水牛 Bàobàotóushuǐniú From 爆炸頭 Bàozhàtóu and 水牛 shuǐniú.


Notes


External links

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