Sobble (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Sobble (disambiguation).
Sobble
Water Lizard Pokémon
メッソン
Messon
#816
Sobble



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Sniper
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Sobble
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Weight
8.8 lbs. 4.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
62
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
1
Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
50
External Links

Sobble (Japanese: メッソン Messon) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves into Drizzile starting at level 16, which evolves into Inteleon starting at level 35.

Along with Grookey and Scorbunny, Sobble is one of three starter Pokémon of Galar available at the beginning of Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Along with Grookey and Scorbunny, it was the first Generation VIII Pokémon to be revealed to the public on February 27, 2019.

Biology

 
Sobble camouflaged in the anime

Sobble is a small Pokémon that has light-blue skin with darker teal patches and a lighter blue belly and face. It has similar teal eyes with white pupils and sclerae. Sobble also has a yellow fin-like protrusion from the top of its head bordered in dark blue, as well as a curled blue tail tipped in the same dark blue. Sobble has thin limbs, each of them ending in two thin appendages. It can use these to stick to walls and easily climb them.

It can run around as both a quadruped and a biped, and use its forelimbs as arms. Sobble has the ability to camouflage itself in water where it hides itself. When it touches the water, Sobble's body changes its patterns and colors. This allows Sobble to blend into its surroundings. Due to being a bit timid, should Sobble get nervous or embarrassed, it will secrete water from its body like sweat in order to disappear into its surroundings. Sobble's tears can make others cry; the effect is so powerful that its tears are said to be as potent as 100 onions. Should it feel threatened, Sobble will start bawling and spreading its tears around the area, causing anyone near it to start crying uncontrollably. It will use this distraction as means to escape. Sobble is scarce in the wild and are typically more common in captivity.[1]

In the anime

Main series

 
Sobble in the anime

Major appearances

Goh's Sobble

Sobble debuted in Toughing It Out!, where it briefly observed Ash and Goh's training. In Sobbing Sobble!, Goh caught it, and it joined his team. In Not Too Close for Comfort!, it evolved into Drizzile.

Minor appearances

A Sobble appeared in a fantasy alongside the other starter Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN028 Sobble Goh's Rotom Phone Sobble, the Water Lizard Pokémon. A Water type. When Sobble touches watery substances, its body takes on the color of its surroundings. Because it's timid, it produces large amounts of sweat and tears that cause it to become invisible. It is said that when Sobble cries, its tears have the same effect as chopping one hundred onions.
JN028 Sobble Team Rocket's Rotom Phone It's called a Sobble. Sob-ble.

GOTCHA!

A Sobble briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Sniffler

Sobble debuted in Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon. It was later given to Marvin and nicknamed Sniffler. It later evolved into Drizzile.

In the TCG

Main article: Sobble (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Sobble appears as a Spirit alongside Scorbunny and Grookey.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#007
Sword When scared, this Pokémon cries. Its tears pack the chemical punch of 100 onions, and attackers won't be able to resist weeping.
Shield When it gets wet, its skin changes color, and this Pokémon becomes invisible as if it were camouflaged.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Starter Pokémon from Leon in Postwick


In side games

Generation VIII
HOME
Gift for having a Pokémon from Sword or Shield in storage
Café Mix
Event
New Snap
Founja JungleDay Level 3, Mightywide RiverDay


In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME HOME Hidden Ability Sobble Worldwide hide 5 February 12, 2020 onwards

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
310
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 ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1212 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1717 Tearful Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2424 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
2828 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
3232 Soak Water Status 0000 100100% 20
3636 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sobble
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sobble

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM52  TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29  TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sobble
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sobble

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
     
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
      
     
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
      
     
Double Team Normal Status —% 15
  Fell Stinger Bug Physical 50 100% 25
    Haze Ice Status —% 30
      
  
Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
      
      
      
Mist Ice Status —% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sobble 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 Sobble in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sobble
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sobble

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Water Pledge Water Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sobble
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sobble

Side game data

New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #058
Sobble is so timid that it bursts into tears at the slightest shock. A chemical in its tears causes other Pokémon nearby to start crying as well.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Sobble
 Water 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Drizzile
 Water 
 
Level 35
 
Second evolution
Inteleon
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Sobble images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • In Lental's Photodex, Sobble is not located right next to its counterparts, Grookey and Scorbunny.

Origin

Sobble appears to be based on the veiled chameleon due to its color scheme being similar to that of the males. The way this species collects water droplets from its casque (the helmet-like protrusion on top of its head) into its mouth could resemble tears which could explain the tear-like patches on Sobble's face, its actual tears when crying, and its Water typing. Its typing, in addition to the crest on its head, are features that can also be more loosely related to basilisk lizards.

Name origin

Sobble may be a combination of sob and bubble or dribble.

Messon may be a combination of メソメソ mesomeso (sobbing) and chameleon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese メッソン Messon From メソメソ mesomeso and chameleon
  French Larméléon From larme and caméléon
  Spanish Sobble Same as English name
  German Memmeon From Memme and Chamäleon
  Italian Sobble Same as English name
  Korean 울머기 Ulmeogi From 울먹이다 ulmeogida
  Cantonese Chinese 淚眼蜥 Leuih'ngáahnsīk From 淚眼 / 泪眼 leuih'ngáahn and 蜥蜴 sīkyihk
  Mandarin Chinese 淚眼蜥 / 泪眼蜥 Lèiyǎnxī From 淚眼 / 泪眼 lèiyǎn and 蜥蜴 xīyì


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