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For fighter info, see Jigglypuff (SSB), Jigglypuff (SSBM), Jigglypuff (SSBB), and Jigglypuff (SSB4).
"Puff" redirects here. For other uses, see Puff (disambiguation).

Official artwork of Jigglypuff from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions.

Universe Pokémon
Debut Pokémon Red and Green Versions (1996) Japan
Smash Bros. appearances SSB
Most recent non-Smash appearance Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (2015)
Console of origin Game Boy
Species Jigglypuff
Gender Varies
Place of origin Kanto
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 (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 unlockable in the first four 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, though, made it the last unlockable character to be accessible. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, however, made it the 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) while Super Smash Bros. for Wii U put it on the default roster for the first time.

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 (with 75% of all Jigglypuff being female), 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 right in the middle of the tier list, being ranked 6 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.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Jigglypuff (SSBM)
Jigglypuff's Japanese 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 mode 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.


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 installments of the series, considering it was the 33rd character introduced on the DOJO!! and the last returning 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]

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


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
(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 in the 3DS version, but a starter character in the Wii U version. It has been buffed from Brawl and its appearance is now more similar to its appearance in recent Pokémon games, with it having blue eyes for the first time in the Smash Bros. series.

Jigglypuff ranks at 55th out of 56 characters on the tier list in J tier, a slight drop from its already poor standing in Brawl. Its combo ability was largely restored and Rest has regained much of its KO power that was lost in Brawl, but its aerials were nerfed and its poor endurance has been reduced further thanks to Smash 4's weaker shields and the addition of rage.


North America 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!
Europe This Normal- and Fairy-type Pokémon is best known for its soothing singing, which quite often puts foes to sleep. In this game, Jigglypuff fights best in the air, and can even jump six times in a row. The downside, though, is that Jigglypuff's so light, just about any opponent could launch it in their sleep!
Jigglypuff (All-Star)
North America 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.
Europe When you use the Rest down special, you go into a deep sleep, as you'd expect. But if anyone is touching you when you do it, you'll inflict a lot of damage and launch them directly upwards. They even continue to take damage afterwards. It's not easy to pull off, though, and falling asleep leaves you open to attacks, so be careful.


  • 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.
  • Of the four unlockable characters featured in the original Super Smash Bros., Jigglypuff is the only one to have remained an unlockable until the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
  • 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.