Mabosstiff (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
0942MS.png #0942: Maschiff
Pokémon
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Mabosstiff
Boss Pokémon
マフィティフ
Mafitiff
#0943
Mabosstiff



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Guard Dog Cacophony
Cacophony
Stakeout
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Mabosstiff
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Weight
134.5 lbs. 61 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
177
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Mabosstiff
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
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0
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
50
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Mabosstiff (Japanese: マフィティフ Mafitiff) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves from Maschiff starting at level 30.

Biology

Mabosstiff is a large, canine Pokémon. Its coat is primarily gray, with blackish gray colorations on its underside, back, and around its face and eyes. It also has a stripe of light gray fur running down its spine. The stripe starts at its forehead, which forms the appearance of slicked back hair; and ends at its rear, forming a long, brushy tail. Mabosstiff is known to shed its fur frequently.

Mabosstiff's head is large with no discernible neck, and contains small, orange beady eyes; light gray eyebrows; additional light gray accents under its eyes; a rounded, triangular orange nose; and a mouth filled with sharp teeth. Mabosstiff has a large dewlap below its mouth, which allows it to store energy to drive back opponents.

Mabosstiff has a gentle temperament and loves playing with children. However, it will bare its teeth and take on an intimidating look when protecting its family.

Evolution

Mabosstiff evolves from Maschiff.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Maschiff
 Dark 

 
First evolution
Mabosstiff
 Dark 


In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Mabosstiff (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Main article: Arven
Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
  Spoilers end here.  

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#197
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
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Scarlet This Pokémon can store energy in its large dewlap. Mabosstiff unleashes this energy all at once to blow away enemies.
Violet Mabosstiff loves playing with children. Though usually gentle, it takes on an intimidating look when protecting its family.


 
Mabosstiff in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
West Province: Area Three
North Province: Area Two, Casseroya Lake, Socarrat Trail
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)



In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
505
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
Evo.Evo. Comeuppance Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
044 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
077 Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
1010 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
1414 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1818 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2222 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2626 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3434 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3939 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
4343 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
4848 Jaw Lock Dark Physical 08080 100100% 10
5555 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
6060 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mabosstiff
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mabosstiff

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008  TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM063  TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM147  TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mabosstiff
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Mabosstiff

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
Play Rough Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
Retaliate Normal Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Mabosstiff
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mabosstiff
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mabosstiff

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mabosstiff
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mabosstiff

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0943.png Base HP: 190 Base Attack: 230 Base Defense: 168
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Bite
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Payback, Dig

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Maschiff
 Dark 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Mabosstiff
 Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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  For other sprites and images, please see Mabosstiff images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Mabosstiff seems to be based on the mastiff breeds of dog. Considering that it was first introduced in the Iberian-based Paldea, as well as its large build, coloration, and characteristically big dewlap, Mabosstiff particularly draws from the Spanish Mastiff. Mabosstiff's dark color and intimidating appearance alongside its mafia theming could have been inspired by the Cane Corso (an Italian mastiff), and it also seems to have traits derived from similar breeds such as the Pyrenean Mastiff or the Tibetan Mastiff (although the latter is not a real mastiff breed). Its friendly behavior around children and signature Ability invoke the general image of livestock guardian dogs, a type of dog known for their friendliness and bred to protect livestock from predators. Many livestock guardian dogs are mastiff breeds.

Mabosstiff's appearance, combined with its name, Dark type, and protective nature towards its family, may be derived from the archetypal looks and behaviors of leaders in organized crime families, such as the Italian mafia and the Japanese yakuza. It also slightly resembles an elderly person because of the grey eyebrows and fur on its head and back.

Name origin

Mabosstiff may be a combination of mafia, mob, boss, and mastiff.

Mafitiff may be a combination of mafia and mastiff.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese マフィティフ Mafitiff From mafia and mastiff
  French Dogrino From dogue and padrino
  Spanish Mabosstiff Same as English name
  German Mastifioso From Mastiff and mafioso
  Italian Mabosstiff Same as English name
  Korean 마피티프 Mapitipeu Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 獒教父 Áojiàofù From 獒犬 áoquǎn and 教父 jiàofù
  Cantonese Chinese 獒教父 Ngòuhgaaufuh From 獒犬 ngòuhhyún and 教父 gaaufuh


Related articles

External links

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