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Goh's Sobble
ゴウのメッソン Go's Messon
Poké Ball
Goh Sobble.png
Goh's Sobble
Debuts in JN027
Caught in JN028
Caught at Wyndon
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Goh
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Sobble Sayaka Senbongi N/A

Goh's Sobble (Japanese: ゴウのメッソン Go's Messon) is the third Pokémon that Goh caught in the Galar region, and his fifty-second overall.



Sobble camouflaged

Sobble first appeared at the end of JN027, where it was startled by Ash's training with his newly caught Farfetch'd.

In JN028, using its ability to blend into its surroundings, Sobble started to steal the food that Ash, Goh, and their Pokémon were eating before revealing itself. It attempted to hide in a fountain, only for Goh to blindly throw a Poké Ball at it, accidentally catching it.

Goh sent Sobble out soon after to battle a Silicobra that he wanted to catch. Sobble tried blending into its surroundings, but Silicobra covered it with sand, causing it to become visible, before escaping. This caused Sobble to run away, with Goh unable to recall it. Heading down a river, Sobble ran into Team Rocket and was captured. When Ash and Goh came to its defense, Sobble, seeing how Goh cared for it, escaped on its own.

In JN036, Sobble joined in a battle against a wild Flygon in Mauville City. It managed to dissipate Flygon's Sandstorm with Water Gun, but when it was hit by Flygon's Dragon Rush and was about to burst into tears, Goh quickly recalled it.

Personality and characteristics

Sobble with Goh and Raboot

Sobble is able to blend in with its surroundings, allowing it to hide with ease and take advantage of that to battle opponents. Typical of its species, Sobble cries a lot, to the point where its cries would cause anyone around it to also cry uncontrollably. It tends to cry so hard it gets wet with its own tears, triggering its camouflage. As seen in JN036, Sobble might start to cry if hit with a powerful attack, prompting a hasty withdrawl from Goh before its tears start hindering others.

At first, Sobble wasn't comfortable with its Trainer, but when it saw how much Goh cared for it, its feelings changed. Sobble seems to have a huge emotional need for attention, as seen when it makes several Pokémon in the Cerise Park cry. Sobble was only able to calm down after receiving a warm hug from Ash's Dragonite. Since its capture, Sobble has become one of Goh's closest Pokémon, often appearing out of camouflage by his side and catching him and others by surprise.

Sobble and Raboot have formed a special bond with each other, acting like siblings. The two seem to enjoy each other's company, with Raboot sharing its food with Sobble and being able to calm Sobble down if it feels upset.

Sobble has a hard time dealing with strangers, becoming quite uncomfortable when Professor Kukui tried to interact with it, despite that, Sobble had no problem staying with Mallow during Goh and Kiawe's battle.

Moves used

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Using Pound
Move First Used In
Water Gun JN028
Pound JN028
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


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Artwork for Happy Sunshine Day in 2020
by Shūhei Yasuda

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Sobble.

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