ナミダくん Namida-kun
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Marvin's Inteleon
Debuts in Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon
Caught in Chomp!! Defeat Drednaw
Caught at Galar
Evolves in Rising!! Opal of Ballonlea
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Traded in PASS41*
Original Trainer Marvin
Traded for Hop's unknown Pokémon*
Current location With Marvin
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This Pokémon spent 15 chapters as Sobble and 19 chapters as Drizzile.

Sniffler (Japanese: ナミダくん Namida-kun) is a Inteleon that Marvin owns in Pokémon Adventures and his first known Pokémon.


Sniffler debuted in Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon as a Sobble. It was first seen as a passenger on Professor Magnolia's trailer car.

In Crackle!! Practice Battle, Henry and Casey fought a trio of Drednaw that gave the trailer car a flat tire. When Sobble wandered onto the battlefield, it was attacked by a Drednaw, causing it to cry. Sobble's tears made Drednaw cry as well, leaving it open to be taken down by Henry's Twiggy. Afterward, the group noticed that Sobble had taken a liking to Marvin and suggested he catch it. Marvin happily accepted and added Sobble to his team, later giving it the nickname Sniffler.

In Toasty!! Battle Against Toxapex, Sniffler was used to train with Twiggy to prepare for Henry's Gym battle with Nessa. Though Marvin cut the battle short, Twiggy gained enough experience to evolve into a Thwackey.

In Rising!! Opal of Ballonlea, Sniffler evolved into a Drizzile during a training session for Henry's upcoming Gym battle with Opal. With its newly-obtained ability to create exploding water balloons, Sniffler helped Henry devise a strategy for avoiding Opal's Gigantamax Alcremie's attacks.

In Chomp!! It's Dracovish, the group traveled to Route 9 Tunnel, where a Dracovish had been reported to have Dynamaxed despite the area not being a Power Spot. They found Dracovish being attacked by several Trainers under orders to either catch or get rid of it. With quick thinking and Sniffler's tears, Marvin kept the Trainers distracted long enough for him to catch Dracovish and escape. At Henry and Casey's suggestion, he decided to keep Dracovish and nicknamed it Draco.

In Crunch!! Snowy Battle, Sniffler was used to battle Gordie's Stonjourner, but the battle was called off when Casey mistook Gordie for an attacker. She borrowed Sniffler and Twiggy and had them team up with her Raboot to create a combination attack that took down Stonjourner. Afterward, the misunderstanding was cleared up.

In PASS34, while Henry was training Kubfu, it got overwhelmed by a group of wild Skwovet and Greedent. Sniffler, alongside Twiggy and Bit, protected it from the Greedy Pokémon. All three evolved during the fight.

In PASS37, Sniffler was used to battle a Galarian Moltres. After it was revealed that Moltres was not a Fire-type, it was switched in for Draco.

In PASS41, Sniffler was given Max Soup and gained the ability to Gigantamax. It was then traded to Hop so the Secret Agent Pokémon could be Gigantamaxed to battle a Gigantamaxed Kingler, Orbeetle, and Sandaconda that were protecting Eternatus. With the help of Twiggy, Bit, and Bede's Hatterene, they were able to distract them long enough for Zacian and Zamazenta to attack the Gigantic Pokémon directly. It was traded back to Marvin in PASS43.

Personality and characteristics

As a Sobble, Sniffler was a sensitive Pokémon, often seen crying and frightened. It lost these traits after evolving, becoming much more stoic. When wet, Sniffler is able to become invisible.


See also: Gigantamax

As a Sobble As a Drizzile As a Gigantamax Inteleon

Moves used

Using Water Pulse as a Sobble
Move First Used In
Water Pulse Toasty!! Battle Against Toxapex
Tearful Look Chomp!! It's Dracovish
Water Gun Crunch!! Snowy Battle
Snipe Shot PASS34
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

G-Max Moves used

Using G-Max Hydrosnipe
Move First Used In
G-Max Hydrosnipe PASS42*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Moves improvised
Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
  Rising!! Opal of Ballonlea None None
Description: Sniffler creates water ballons secreted from the moisture in its palms and attacks the opponent with them.
Chomp!! It's Dracovish Tearful Look None
Description: Sniffler uses Tearful Look to force itself to cry, then turns its tears into water balloons. The balloons formed from its tears have an added tear gas-like effect, causing anyone hit by them to start crying uncontrollably.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ナミダくん Namida-kun From 涙 namida (tears)
English Sniffler From sniffle
French Larmiche From larmiche and larmichette (little tear)
German Träne From Träne (tear)

Related articles

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

  This article is part of both Project Manga and Project CharacterDex, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on Pokémon manga characters.