Whimsicott (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Cottonee #546: Cottonee
Pokémon
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Whimsicott
Windveiled Pokémon
エルフーン
Elfuun
#547
Whimsicott



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Fairy
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Prankster or Infiltrator Cacophony
Cacophony
Chlorophyll
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Fairy
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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14.6 lbs. 6.6 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
168
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
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Whimsicott (Japanese: エルフーン Elfuun) is a dual Grass/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation V. Prior to Generation VI, it was a pure Grass-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Cottonee when it is exposed to a Sun Stone.

Biology

Whimsicott is a small, brown, bipedal Pokémon. A mane of cotton-like fluff covers its back, neck, and forehead. Behind it is a green, star-shaped section similar to where a stem or vine meets a fruit or flower on a plant. Whimsicott's face features orange, oval-shaped eyes and its face is flanked by a pair of green-colored lobes shaped like curled horns or ears.

Whimsicott can manipulate its body to pass through cracks, no matter how narrow. It takes advantage of this ability as a notorious prankster, moving things and leaving cotton balls behind. However, should it get wet, it will be too heavy to move and answer for its pranks. Despite weighing 14.6 lbs (6.6 kg), Whimsicott appears capable of "riding upon the wind" but whether this means they actually generate whirlwinds themselves or get carried by wind currents remains unclear. Whimsicott likes to spend time in the sunlight in order to grow its cotton, though it will tear off and scatter the cotton should it start to build up too much.

In the anime

Main series

 
Whimsicott in the anime

Major appearances

In Unrest at the Nursery!, Layla was taking care of a Whimsicott. It was later inadvertently hit by a Vullaby's Punishment.

Minor appearances

Whimsicott debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Whimsicott made its main series debut in Clash of the Connoisseurs! as one of the Pokémon Burgundy, disguised as Fauxgundy, reviewed as a possible Pokémon for Marigold.

Multiple Whimsicott appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice.

A Whimsicott appeared in a fantasy in New Places... Familiar Faces!.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, multiple Whimsicott were living at Pokémon Hills. Another also appeared in Mewtwo's flashback.

A Whimsicott appeared in a flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym!.

Three Trainers' Whimsicott appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

A Trainer's Whimsicott appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, a Whimsicott was playing in Lillie's garden. It reappeared in The Ol' Raise and Switch!.

A Trainer's Whimsicott appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

In Deceiving Appearances!, three Whimsicott were seen at Aether Paradise. They reappeared alongside two others in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!.

Eight Whimsicott appeared in Securing the Future!, with five under the ownership of different Trainers and the rest being wild. They joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Trainer's Whimsicott appeared in Battling Besties!.

A Whimsicott appeared in a fantasy in The Final Four!.

A Whimsicott appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW080 Whimsicott Ash's Pokédex Whimsicott, the Windveiled Pokémon. Whimsicott can pass through the tiniest cracks like the wind, leaving fluffy white puffs in its wake.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

A Whimsicott appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, under the ownership of a Lass. Alongside Erika's Vileplume and a Beauty's Lotad, it battled Scottie's Pikachu, Brock's Onix, and Rosa's Snivy. Despite initially having the upper hand, ensnaring Onix with its Leech Seed, Whimsicott was quickly defeated with the rest of its teammates by Pikachu's Thunder.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Assistant, an Office Worker's Whimsicott was handing out some flyers in Macro Cosmos' office.

In the manga

 
Whimsicott in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

A Whimiscott appeared in The King's Identity...!!.

Pokémon Adventures

Whimsicott debuted in An Odd Speech, where it was being released by its Trainer after Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town. However, it held on to the leg of its Trainer, wanting to stay.

A Whimsicott appeared in Letting Go.

A Trainer's Whimsicott appeared in Dream a Little Dream.

A Whimsicott appeared in a flashback as one of the Pokémon trained by the International Police in Innocent Scientist.

In PS578, a Whimsicott was seen under the ownership of the Lumiose Gang when Emma was part of their group.

In the TCG

Main article: Whimsicott (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Whimsicott appears in the background of the Unova Pokémon League stage of the 3DS version. However, it does not interact with the stage like Reshiram or Zekrom would. Milotic and Shaymin might also appear.

 
Whimsicott trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Whimsicott also appears as a trophy exclusive to the 3DS version.

Trophy information

Ever found a white ball of fluff you couldn't quite explain? That was likely the work of a Whimsicott. Slipping through the tiniest of cracks like the wind, they like to move furniture around and leave little fluff balls all over the place. Though they look like sheep, they're actually Grass types, and their fluff is more like cotton than wool.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Whimsicott returns on the Unova Pokémon League stage.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #053
Unova
B2W2: #083
Black Like the wind, it can slip through any gap, no matter how small. It leaves balls of white fluff behind.
White Riding whirlwinds, they appear. These Pokémon sneak through gaps into houses and cause all sorts of mischief.
Black 2 They appear along with whirlwinds. They pull pranks, such as moving furniture and leaving balls of cotton in homes.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They appear along with whirlwinds. They pull pranks, such as moving furniture and leaving balls of cotton in homes.
Y Like the wind, it can slip through any gap, no matter how small. It leaves balls of white fluff behind.
Omega Ruby They appear along with whirlwinds. They pull pranks, such as moving furniture and leaving balls of cotton in homes.
Alpha Sapphire Like the wind, it can slip through any gap, no matter how small. It leaves balls of white fluff behind.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #088
Alola
USUM: #106
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It rides on the wind and slips into people's homes. After it has turned a room into a cotton-filled mess, it giggles to itself and takes off.
Moon This Pokémon appears, riding upon the wind. But if the wind gusts up, it'll blow the cotton on this Pokémon's head clean off.
Ultra Sun This nuisance sneaks into people's homes, where it hides important things and scatters cotton all over the place.
Ultra Moon Whimsicott doesn't live in a fixed location. It floats around on whirling winds, appearing all over the place to perform its mischief.
Generation VIII Galar
#263
Galar
Crown Tundra #169
Sword It scatters cotton all over the place as a prank. If it gets wet, it'll become too heavy to move and have no choice but to answer for its mischief.
Shield As long as this Pokémon bathes in sunlight, its cotton keeps growing. If too much cotton fluff builds up, Whimsicott tears it off and scatters it.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Pinwheel Forest (inner), Lostlorn Forest, Abundant Shrine (rustling grass)
White
Evolve Cottonee
Black 2
Pinwheel Forest (inner), Lostlorn Forest, Castelia City, Abundant Shrine, Victory Road (rustling grass)
White 2
Evolve Cottonee
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Cottonee
Generation VII
Sun
Evolve Cottonee
Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Evolve Cottonee
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Dappled Grove, Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Ballimere Lake (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Misty Edgewater, World Axle - B1F
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Conquest
Greenleaf
MD GTI
Hazy Pass (Gilded Hall), Stompstump Peak (Gilded Hall), Desolate Canyon (Gilded Hall), Forest Grotto (Gilded Hall), Breezy Meadow (1F-8F), Tempting Path (1F-9F), Crags of Lament (1F-9F), Telluric Path (B1-B10), Redland Reaches (1F-10F), Daybreak Ridge (Gilded Hall), Grove of Whispers (Gilded Hall), Silent Tundra (Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road)
Rumble U
Jungle Area: Serperior Jungle, Adventure Area: Sweet, Light, and Fluffy,
Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 4
Shuffle
Jungle Verde: Stage 138
Event: Pokémon Safari (11th release; Winking)
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Gracious Woodlands (Special)
Picross
Area 04: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Seasonal Sync Pair Scout (Serena's (Palentine's 2021))


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Powerful Tag Whimsicott Japanese Japan 50 June 1 to 22, 2012
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 40, 50, 60 April 28 to May 11, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50 September 17 to 20, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sword Shield   Absorb Bulb (5%)
Events*   Cheri Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
67
64 - 130 125 - 256
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
77
73 - 141 143 - 278
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
116
108 - 184 213 - 364
Total:
480
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 ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
011 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
011 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
011 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
011 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
011 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
011 Cotton Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
011 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
011 Cotton Guard Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Fairy Wind Fairy Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whimsicott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whimsicott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM29  TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM37  TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM47  TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM88  TM88 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM89  TM89 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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
TR30  TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR89  TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whimsicott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whimsicott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
  Memento Dark Status 100% 10
       Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
   Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
   Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
      
    
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Whimsicott 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 Whimsicott in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whimsicott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whimsicott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whimsicott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whimsicott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 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 Whimsicott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whimsicott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
V VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Grass Whistle × Grass Status 0000 055}}55% 15
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whimsicott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whimsicott
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
She does things her own way, with a free mind and independent spirit. She tore up the Poster Portal to make an invitation card.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★ Move: Razor Leaf
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Melee
Ability 2: Mountaineer
Ability 3: Dodge
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★★★
Evolves from Cottonee when its link is improved while its Warrior is equipped with a Sun Stone
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Sadatoshi
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#132
 

Swap
Sometimes replaces a disruption with this Pokémon.


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#132
 

Eject+
Sometimes removes three non-Support Pokémon icons.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 164 Base Defense: 176
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Charm, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Grass Knot, Hurricane, Moonblast

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Cottonee
 Grass  Fairy 
 
Sun Stone
 
First evolution
Whimsicott
 Grass  Fairy 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Whimsicott images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Whimsicott's appearance alludes to a fully bloomed ball of cotton but its behavior as a windswept wandering plant seems to be based on tumbleweeds. It also may draw some origin from the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, a mythical "sheep-growing" plant used to explain the production of cotton in the Middle Ages. This association with sheep is reinforced by Whimsicott's inclusion in the Unova horoscope. Furthermore, Whimsicott displays a mischievous side akin to impish creatures from folklore like the Brazilian Saci; both are brown creatures that live in forests, ride on winds, and play pranks.

Name origin

Whimsicott may be a combination of whimsical or whimsy and cotton.

Elfuun may be a combination of elf and 風 (wind) or typhoon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese エルフーン Elfuun From elf and or typhoon
  French Farfaduvet From farfadet and duvet
  Spanish Whimsicott Same as English name
  German Elfun From Elfe and Taifun
  Italian Whimsicott Same as English name
  Korean 엘풍 Elfuun From elf and 풍 (風) pung
  Cantonese Chinese 風妖精 Fūngyíujīng From fūng and 妖精 yíujīng
  Mandarin Chinese 風妖精 / 风妖精 Fēngyāojing From 風 / 风 fēng and 妖精 yāojing


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