Talk:Wobbuffet (Pokémon)

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>Does anyone remember the name of the Japanese celebrity this Pokemon is based on? The comedian who would tell humorous stories, then put a hand to his head and go "Sonansu!" The full data used to be up on Itomaru's site, which is apparently dead.

- Zeta - unsigned comment from Zeta (talkcontribs)

The part on here about 'buffet' refering to how it strikes its forehead...I don't think that's true. The image I get is one of those blow-up punching bags with sand in the bottom, and no matter how hard you hit it, it just pops back up. - unsigned comment from Blackjack Gabbiani (talkcontribs)

Well, I was about halfway to insane running through all these name etymology sections. I probably focused on the hit repeatedly part instead of buffet...

As for the toy you are talking about... I think that's what Baltoy is supposed to be named after, no? Not sure though. - 振霖T 10:01, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC), not even close... - unsigned comment from Blackjack Gabbiani (talkcontribs)

The person who wrote about the blow-up punching bag is correct. I don't know if there is a separate name for it (different than simply "punching bag"), though, so I just linked to the Wikipedia article on "punching bag." I also added the name of Sanpei Hayashiya, the comedian in question. -Argy


Ummm.... how, in Trivia, does Wobbuffet use Encore? It doesn't learn it according to the moves list DanJimi 07:54, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Because Wynaut knows it. If Wynaut evolves then you don't have to erase the move. --'ケンジ'ガール 09:27, 10 January 2008 (UTC)


What is the other of the "two non-legendary Pokémon to be considered "uber" in the metagame" described in the trivia? Adding that information seems like a good idea.- unsigned comment from Thembi (talkcontribs)

Uh Okay?PokeManiac102 20:03, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

It's Wynaut. Virtually the same as Wobbuffet, only with slightly lower stats, a slightly larger move pool, and it's cuter. Diachronos 16:26, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
In the trivia it says "one of three". Looking at the list of tiers, unless I'm blind or something, I only see Wobbuffet and Wynaut as non-legendary ubers.--Wantlimepie 18:29, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
We don't talk about tiers in the main namespace, because they get screwed around with so much. Apparently, Garchomp was recently moved to Uber by some sources, but since there's no really official way to keep track of that sort of thing, we're not going to mention it. --((Marton imos)) 18:51, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
From what I hear, Smogon makes up most of this "metagame" stuff, so it's like the unofficial official authority on who's uber and who's not. So... three or two?--Wantlimepie 14:26, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Not knowing is noteworthy now?

It is unknown where the female Wobbuffet's "lipsticks" come from.

Merely the lack of mentioning it implies that. What would be trivia-worthy would be knowing where the red lips come from. We might as well just stick this with every Pokémon that has clothes "It is unknown where Jynx got her dress"--Outrage DD 02:42, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Surely if you're that worried, why not remove it?--Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales 09:19, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Big image

The image on right is way too big. And it doesn't seem to accept size... — Tenno Seremel 09:11, 16 May 2009 (UTC)


Why is this in the origin section?: "It may also be based on Inky from the Pac-Man series." I can see no resemblance at all between them other than the fact that they're both blue and somewhat blob-like. And they have two eyes. We might as well say that Ditto is based on Pinky.--Celebi96 16:14, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

it is there because it is a slight possibility.--Mtn otter We are the Void 13:32, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Possible origin?

I think that it may be based on the concept of Karma because of the way it can only cause damage if it's foe attacks. Has anyone else thought of this or am I completly insane?Mtn otter 20:38, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Doesn't "Karma" seem a bit far-fetched? Not everything that bounces back is a magical asian concept. My vote is for removing it from the trivia. - unsigned comment from PLA (talkcontribs)

The Tail

Nothing seems to really mention a common theory of Wobbuffet - that the actual body itself is a fake (since it's a blow-up doll) and Wobbuffet itself is actually just the tail, hence why Wobbuffet hangs around in dark places to disguise its tail and why it uses Destiny Bond when the tail is attacked. The tail is the only living part of Wobbuffet. N-Denizen 22:17, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

That's because it's just that: a theory. Not to mention, nothing of Wynaut's entries support that theory, which it would have to were it the case. The tail could easily be a severe weakness (and an easy target), not its living embodiment. Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 22:50, 11 August 2010 (UTC)


What happened to HGSS artwork of Wobbuffet? It has been replaced by the GS one.--Goldex555 07:05, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

GS anniversary. Werdnae (talk) 07:07, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
Oh, right.--Goldex555 08:49, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Possible Origin

Prince Rupert's Drops?

Tadpole shaped, the body can take any kind of blow but one touch of the tail and the thing shatters? Kind of like the Pokedex entries for Wobbuffet suggest? Maybe explains why the body takes so much but the tail can't? I think Wobbuffet is a combination of things, like other Pokemon and that the punching bag stuff is still relevant. What do you think's_Drop Tomizawa (talk) 01:55, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Gen VI Woobbuffet wearing lipstick?

(Playing Pokemon Y) I just found a female Woobbuffet in Reflection Cave that was wearing lipstick, I have yet to find a male one to see if it's common to both genders. If someone doesn't mind, could you check your game to see if it a new identification marking for the species? Shaowstrike (talk) 03:52, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

No. It's a gender difference that's been around since Diamond and Pearl. If you look at the sprites, you'll see them. Ataro (talk) 03:54, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

'That's right'

So I didn't want to randomly edit this in the main page incase it was omitted for some reason but the game where Wobbuffet says 'that's right' is probably the same as it saying its name, only directly translated into English instead of using the English name. Wobbuffet's original Japanese name is Sounansu, right? (Or in katakana syllables, so-nansu). Sou nan'su is a slangy way of contracting the Japanese phrase 'sou nan desu' which means 'that's right'. It also probably adds a whole new connitation to some of the anime scenes with Jessie's...Yasuakimon (talk) 23:29, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

I think it's just referring to the English games where it probably said "Wobbuffet!" in Time and Darkness, which was later changed to "That's right!" in Sky. And it probably is because the English translators realized it was saying "That's right" and not its name in the original Japanese games. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ


Friends, Would anyone happen to know if there is any difference between the sprites of X & Y and those of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire? (I am inclined to ask after looking at Wobbuffet's sprites, but I believe that this question is relevant to any species; my apologies if this is not the appropriate place for it!) Erythro (talk) 20:01, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Different form

The female Wobbuffet nothing is a different form? I think it is, like the Spiky-eared Pichu. --Lockheedpryde (talk) 03:34, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

It's a gender difference, it doesn't count as a form like Deerling or Rotom.--ForceFire 04:20, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
For further reference, please see our gender differences article. None of the things on that page are considered forms. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 06:50, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Shuffle Sprite

Today with the new update, a new sprite of Wobbufet was introduced to shuffle (Its female version). However, this sprite is not yet available for use on the wiki. Would somebody be able to upload the sprite, so that I can correctly update the spin-off data? Hydrachomp (talk) 14:11, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Wobbuffet being used as a troll Pokemon

I don't know where (if anywhere) this belongs on this page, but there is a subculture of Pokemon fans who refer to themselves as "Wobbuffet Trolls" and they like to troll people (mostly on Pokemon Showdown) by battling people with six Wobbuffets in random battles.

The general community calls these people "Wobbuffet Troll(s)" (eponymous to their self given term) and they are decently established in certain parts of the Pokemon community, particularly on the Dragon Heaven server in Pokemon showdown where several of these trolls log on per day. You could ask anyone on that server about this and they'll rant all about it. Mario60866 (talk) 08:05, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Fanon content is generally not notable, it can be notable if it reaches outside the Pokemon fandom, otherwise, this specific case seems to be confined to one part of the fandom.--ForceFire 08:11, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for clarifying. Mario60866 (talk) 08:13, 21 January 2022 (UTC) Cited for reference Mario60866 (talk) 09:08, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

I discovered another website similar to what I described earlier but I don't know how prominent I'm the fandom it is.

It looks like this was created using Google sites and it originated from a user on Pokemon Showdown. Mario60866 (talk) 18:38, 12 March 2022 (UTC)

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