Jigglypuff

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Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
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Official artwork of Jigglypuff from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions.

Universe Pokémon
Debut Pokémon Red and Green Versions (1996) Japan
Smash Bros. appearances SSB
Melee
Brawl
Most recent appearance Pokémon Art Academy (2014)
Console of origin Game Boy
Species Jigglypuff
Gender Varies
English voice actor Rachael Lillis
Japanese voice actor Mika Kanai
French voice actor Guilaine Gilbert
German voice actor Mara Winzer
Article on Bulbapedia Jigglypuff (Pokémon)

Jigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin (プリン, Purin), is a fictional creature in the Pokémon series and a playable character in all four Smash games.

It holds the distinction of being the only unlockable character in all iterations of Super Smash Bros.. Traditionally, it was the first unlockable character in the first two games (Super Smash Bros and Super Smash Bros. Melee). Super Smash Bros. Brawl, however, made it the last veteran character and third last character to be unlocked by VS matches while Super Smash Bros. 4 made it the very last character to be unlocked in terms of VS matches needing completion (though, like most other unlockable characters in the game, it can actually still be unlocked first).

Creature description[edit]

Jigglypuff's original artwork from Pokémon Red and Green.

Jigglypuff first appears as one of the 151 species of Pokémon in Pokémon Red and Green, and appears in all versions following it. Despite not being a lead character in the Pokémon franchise, Jigglypuff was selected to appear in the Super Smash Bros. series due to its similarities to Kirby, which allowed the staff to reuse the model and many animations as a base for Jigglypuff. It was also desirable because of its prominent appearance in the Pokémon anime at the time (as well as Mewtwo and Meowth, who were apparently intented to appear in the original game), as a certain Jigglypuff is notable for putting any human or Pokémon that doesn't resist to sleep and has became a recurring character of the anime series since its debut until the end of the original series. Prior to Generation VI, Jigglypuff was a sole Normal type Pokémon, but has later gained the Generation VI introduced Fairy type as its secondary type.

As mentioned above, Jigglypuff is similar to Kirby in appearance, however Jigglypuff have larger eyes, thinner limbs, and large, triangular ears, as well as a curled tuft of hair on on its head. This somewhat feminine appearance has led to many smashers and others who have not played Pokémon to refer to Jigglypuff as a "she". Within the Pokémon world, there are both male and female Jigglypuff, and females are more common than males, but the Smash character is always referred to as "it".

The Pokédex provides additional biological info about the Jigglypuff species: After it mesmerizes its foe with its large, round eyes, it sings its lullaby until the foe sleeps, and does not stop to breathe until the foe is fully asleep; it can perform longer with its single breath if it inflates its body with air beforehand. Its vocal chords can freely adjust the wavelength of its voice, and it sings at precisely the right wavelength to make its foes most drowsy. The sound waves of its singing voice match the brain waves of someone in a deep sleep. Nothing can avoid falling asleep after hearing a Jigglypuff's song, but some are more naturally resistant to the effects than others and take much longer to sleep. This effectively endangers a singing Jigglypuff's life because it cannot breathe.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Jigglypuff's artwork in Super Smash Bros..

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Jigglypuff (SSB)

Jigglypuff is one of the four secret characters in Super Smash Bros. and is considered to be the easiest one to unlock. Its Rest attack is considered to be one of the most powerful moves in the game. Aside from sharing similar physical characteristics with Kirby, it has a slightly better jump than Kirby. Jigglypuff is two-thirds of the way on the tier list, being ranked 8 out of 12.

In-game description:

The Balloon PKMN with the big, round eyes. It sings a soothing melody, sending those that hear it to sleep. When mad, it puffs itself up. As a Balloon PKMN, its body is light, weak, and easy to knock away.
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In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Jigglypuff (SSBM)
Jigglypuff's artwork in Melee.

Jigglypuff returns in Super Smash Bros. Melee as one of the eleven secret characters. It is unlockable after clearing Classic or Adventure with any character, except Mario (unless Dr. Mario is unlocked already). Thanks to an update, and like a few other characters, it has a new neutral special move, Rollout, which replaces its previous standard special move, Pound, which has become its side special move. Jigglypuff has been largely buffed from Smash 64 to Melee, and is now ranked 5th on the tier list in S tier.

In Single-player[edit]

Jigglypuff appears on Classic Mode on any Pokémon stage and sometimes appears in a Doubles, Giant or a Team Match. In All-Star Mode Jigglypuff's stage is Poké Floats.

Trophies[edit]

Jigglypuff has three trophies in its name, just like all the other playable characters; the original trophy, the Smash Red trophy, and the Smash Blue trophy. Its original trophy reads as follows:

This Balloon Pokémon invites its opponents in close with its big, round eyes and then puts them to sleep with a soothing lullaby. It puffs itself up when angry, and while it may look adorable, it's not to be trifled with: it knows several powerful techniques. Jigglypuff evolves into Wigglytuff after exposure to a Moon Stone.
  • Pokémon Red & Blue, 09/98 (GB)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Jigglypuff's artwork in Brawl.
Main article: Jigglypuff (SSBB)

Jigglypuff returns once again in Brawl. Jigglypuff appears the same as before, but is more difficult to unlock than in previous instalments of the series, considering it was the 33rd character introduced on the DOJO!! and the last veteran character to be introduced.

Jigglypuff's Final Smash is Puff Up. It inflates and gets larger and pushes any character off the stage, and Jigglypuff is invulnerable during this form.

Jigglypuff ranks 36th out of 38 (in F tier) on the current tier list, an extreme nerf from Melee. Jigglypuff suffered from the biggest tier drop from Melee to Brawl, going from top tier (middle-high tier when Brawl was released) in Melee to bottom tier in Brawl.


Trophy Description[edit]

Jigglypuff
A Balloon Pokémon. It invites opponents in close with its big, round eyes, then puts them to sleep with a sleepy song. The secret to the song's unfailing efficacy is Jigglypuff's ability to sing on the wavelength that will make its opponent the sleepiest. It also uses Attract to infatuate opponents who touch it. It uses a Moon Stone to evolve into Wigglytuff.
Game Boy: Pokémon Red/Blue
DSTitle.png: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Character(s)
Jigglypuff Pokémon series TypeIcon(Body).pngTypeIcon(Spin).png Attack +31 PikachuHeadSSBB.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBB.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.pngLucarioHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Jigglypuff (Pokemon series).png
Jigglypuff
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Jigglypuff as it appears in Super Smash Bros. 4
Main article: Jigglypuff (SSB4)

Jigglypuff is once again an unlockable playable character. It has been buffed from Brawl and its appearance is now more similar to its appearance in recent Pokémon games.

Trophies[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy descriptions[edit]

Jigglypuff
This Normal/Fairy-type Pokémon is best known for its soothing singing, which can put foes to sleep. In Smash Bros., it fights best in the air and can even jump six times in a row. The downside, though, is that Jigglypuff's so light, most opponents could launch it in their sleep!
Jigglypuff (All-Star)
Jigglypuff's down special Rest sends this Pokémon into a deep sleep that damages and launches any foe it's touching upon napping. They'll even take damage after being hit! It's a pretty challenging move to land, though, and it leaves Jigglypuff wide open to revenge. Be careful when you use it.

Trivia[edit]

  • The Jigglypuff in the Super Smash Bros. series has green eyes (the same color as its shiny version's) instead of the normal blue seen in official artwork. This was changed in Super Smash Bros. 4. Jigglypuff's tone is also more similar to its anime and shiny color, rather than its darker pink color in the games.
  • Jigglypuff is the only playable Pokémon in the Super Smash Bros. series to lack a projectile.
  • Jigglypuff is one of the three characters to have a neutral special changed in Melee, while the previous neutral special becomes the side special, the other two being Link and Ness. In Jigglypuff's case, its neutral special in the original Super Smash Bros. is Pound, while Rollout takes the place of Pound since Melee.
  • Of the four unlockable characters featured in the original Super Smash Bros., Jigglypuff is the only one to have remained an unlockable in all subsequent titles.
  • In the original Super Smash Bros., Jigglypuff is the only character that doesn't applaud on the results screen when losing a match or the no contest screen, likely due to its tiny arms. This trait sticks with it in subsequent Smash games.