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Jigglypuff

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For fighter info, see Jigglypuff (SSB), Jigglypuff (SSBM), Jigglypuff (SSBB), Jigglypuff (SSB4), and Jigglypuff (SSBU).
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"Puff" redirects here. For other uses, see Puff (disambiguation).
Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
PokemonSymbol.svg
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
SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Pokémon Sleep (2023)
Console/platform 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 (SSB64/Melee)
Virginie Demians (Brawl/SSB4/Ultimate)
German voice actor Mara Winzer (SSB64/Melee)
Dina Kuerten (Brawl/SSB4/Ultimate)
Article on Bulbapedia Jigglypuff (Pokémon)

Jigglypuff (プリン, Purin), is a creature from the Pokémon series. It debuted in the series' first generation, and is considered part of the "perfect-attendance crew" throughout the entire Super Smash Bros. series.

Origin[edit]

Jigglypuff's original artwork from Pokémon Red and Blue.

Jigglypuff first appears as one of the 151 species of Pokémon in Pokémon Red and Green, and has appeared in all subsequent mainline installments (though it was absent from Pokémon Sword and Shield until a post-release update). It is characterized by its round, pink body, cat-like ears, swirling tuft of hair, and large, glassy eyes. Initially, Jigglypuff was solely a Normal-type Pokémon, but in Generation VI, it gained the newly-introduced Fairy type as its secondary type. The Pokédex categorizes Jigglypuff at #039 as the "Balloon Pokémon". Jigglypuff also has an apparent ancient relative known as Scream Tail, a Paradox Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Scarlet.

The Pokédex also 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 if its opponent takes a long time to fall asleep, as it cannot breathe until they do.

One particular Jigglypuff is a highly prominent and popular recurring character in the Pokémon anime series, often seen carrying a marker that resembles a microphone. It is well known for putting any human or Pokémon to sleep with its irresistible singing; however, this causes it to become angry and scribble over its audience's faces while they are asleep.

Jigglypuff's somewhat feminine appearance and voice often leads fans to refer to it as "she". Indeed, while there are both male and female Jigglypuff within the Pokémon universe, females are more common than males, with 75% of all Jigglypuff being female. However, per The Pokémon Company's stance on referring to Pokémon with gender-neutral pronouns regardless of gender differences, the Jigglypuff in the Super Smash Bros. series is referred to as "it".

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Jigglypuff (SSB)
Official artwork of Jigglypuff from Super Smash Bros.

Jigglypuff is one of the four secret characters in Super Smash Bros. Despite not being a lead character in the Pokémon franchise, Jigglypuff was a desirable choice for the game for two primary reasons: its popular appearance in the anime at the time (a trait shared with Mewtwo, who was also intended to appear in SSB), and its physical similarities to Kirby, which allowed the staff to reuse his animations as a base. Additionally, while Clefairy was also under consideration as a popular Pokemon that could be created with Kirby as the base, Jigglypuff won out because its character was considered more fitting for it.[1] Owing to this, Jigglypuff is considered a kind of semi-clone, though later installments would fully declone it from Kirby.

Jigglypuff's Rest attack is considered to be one of the most powerful moves in the game. Aside from sharing similar physical characteristics with Kirby, its jumps are weaker than Kirby's. 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.
Works:

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Jigglypuff (SSBM)
Jigglypuff, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. 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). Like a few other characters, it has a new neutral special move, Rollout, which replaces its previous neutral special Pound, now its side special. Jigglypuff has been largely buffed from Smash 64 to Melee, and is now ranked 3rd on the tier list in S tier. It is the only character that gets instantly KO'ed from a broken shield, as Jigglypuff is shot upwards at incredible speeds instead of being stunned.

Trophies[edit]

Jigglypuff has three trophies to its name, just like all the other playable characters; the original trophy, acquired by clearing Classic Mode with it on any difficulty, and "Smash Red" and "Smash Blue" trophies won by clearing Adventure and All-Star Modes, respectively.

Jigglypuff's Classic Mode trophy in Melee
Jigglypuff
(1.0/1.01 NTSC) 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.
(1.02 NTSC/PAL) 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 (9/98)
Jigglypuff's Adventure Mode trophy in Melee
Jigglypuff [Smash]
Jigglypuff's normal attacks are weak, and because of its light weight it's easily sent flying. However, with its incredible midair agility, it seems to dance when airborne. Rollout is a powerful speed attack, but be careful not to fly off the edge. Pound does serious damage, and it can also help as a recovery move.
B: Rollout
Smash B: Pound
Jigglypuff's All-Star Mode trophy in Melee
Jigglypuff [Smash]
Jigglypuff can put its enemies to sleep if they are in range of its Sing attack, although the attack does not work on airborne foes. Rest puts Jigglypuff into a deep sleep, but at the instant it drops off, an intense energy force radiates out of the exact center of its body. If this force comes in contact with an enemy, look out! Rest is Jigglypuff's wild card.
Up & B: Sing
Down & B: Rest

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Jigglypuff (SSBB)
Jigglypuff, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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 unlockable 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, suffering extreme nerfs from Melee. Jigglypuff suffered from the biggest tier drop from one of the best characters in Melee to a candidate for the worst character in Brawl. Due to the mechanics, its back and forward aerials are no longer as disjointed, its combo ability was more reliant on hitstun, and its approach capabilities are also poor. As a result, Jigglypuff is considered non-viable in Brawl.

Trophy[edit]

Jigglypuff's trophy in Brawl
Jigglypuff
A Balloon Pokémon. It invites opponents in close with its big, round eyes, then puts them to sleep with a calming 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
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

Sticker[edit]

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

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

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

Jigglypuff is once again an unlockable playable character in the 3DS version, but a starter character in the Wii U version. Its appearance is now more similar to its appearance in recent Pokémon games, with it having blue eyes for the first time in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Jigglypuff is ranked 55th on the current SSB4 tier list in the G tier, a slight drop from its already poor standing in Brawl. Despite its reputation as a bottom tier character in Brawl, Jigglypuff was nerfed in the transition. While its combo ability was restored and Rest and back aerial were given extra KO power, Jigglypuff's recovery, aerials and already poor grounded game were nerfed, its poor endurance has been reduced further thanks to SSB4's weaker shields and the addition of rage, and its edgeguarding ability was nerfed indirectly due to the addition of ledge-trumping. While many veterans have had their recoveries buffed, Jigglypuff's recovery was nerfed, due to its shorter jumps and the lower momentum given by Pound. Lastly, Jigglypuff has received no direct changes whatsoever in game updates, despite the fact that every other character on the roster received changes of some kind. As such, its tournament status remains very poor like in Brawl, having little to no tournament representation and overall poor results.

Trophies[edit]

Jigglypuff's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Jigglypuff's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Jigglypuff
NTSCSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 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!
NTSCSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U This Normal/Fairy-type Pokémon is best known for its soothing singing that 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!
Game Boy: Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
3DS: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
PAL 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!
Game Boy: Pokémon Red/Blue (10/1999)
3DS: Pokémon X/Y (10/2013)
Jigglypuff (Alt.)'s trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Jigglypuff (Alt.)'s trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Jigglypuff (Alt.)
NTSCSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 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.
NTSCSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U Jigglypuff's down special Rest sends this Pokémon into a deep sleep that damages and launches any foe it's touching upon napping. Foes will 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.
Game Boy: Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
3DS: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
PAL 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.
Game Boy: Pokémon Red/Blue (10/1999)
3DS: Pokémon X/Y (10/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Jigglypuff (SSBU)
Jigglypuff, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Jigglypuff returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Unlike in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it has reverted back to being an unlockable character. Although it has been moderately buffed, it still has very exploitable weakness and is thus considered to be an average character at best. However, as of patch 6.0.0, Jigglypuff was given buffs to many of its moves, most notably its down air, which is now able to combo into Rest. This has led many players, including GimR to consider moving it to a much higher tier, while players such as Mr.R believe the buffs are overrated and that it should remain as a low tier character.

Spirit[edit]

In other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese プリン, Purin
UK English Jigglypuff
France French Rondoudou
Germany German Pummeluff
Spain Spanish Jigglypuff
Italy Italian Jigglypuff
China Chinese 胖丁, Purin
South Korea Korean 푸린, Purin
Netherlands Dutch Jigglypuff
Russia Russian Джиглипафф
Portugal Portuguese Jigglypuff

Trivia[edit]

  • Jigglypuff is the only character whose up special cannot recover any height. To substitute, Pound functions as a minor jump.
    • This was also the case for Yoshi's up special prior to Brawl.
  • Jigglypuff is the first character who cannot experience helplessness from its own moveset; in Jigglypuff's case, it originally couldn't render itself helpless in 64. In Melee, the addition of Rollout and the air dodge enabled it to become helpless, but both no longer leave it helpless as of Brawl. From Smash 4 onward, it can once again be rendered helpless by touching a red trampoline from Pac-Jump.
    • Jigglypuff and Zero Suit Samus are the only characters in the Super Smash Bros. series to receive new special moves invoking helplessness in subsequent installments of the Super Smash Bros. series despite debuting in the series without any, as Rollout renders Jigglypuff helpless after usage in the air in Melee (the game Rollout was added in). However, this property has been removed as of Brawl.
  • Jigglypuff has significantly fewer voice clips in the English, French and German versions of Brawl, SSB4 and Ultimate compared to the Japanese versions. This is more noticeable in the latter two games' Sound Test, as the English versions of both games list only 18 voice clips compared to 26 or 27 in the Japanese versions of SSB4 and Ultimate, respectively.
    • In Ultimate, Jigglypuff is the only character to receive new Japanese voice clips while reusing its English voice clips from previous installments.
  • Under The Pokémon Company International, Jigglypuff is currently voiced by Michele Knotz in the English dub of the Pokémon anime; however, the Smash Bros. series continues to use recycled voice clips from Rachael Lillis, its original voice actress from the anime's 4Kids Entertainment dub until 2006.
  • Until SSB4, Jigglypuff had green eyes, the same color as its shiny coloration, instead of the blue eyes it normally has. This also matches the recurring Jigglypuff character from the anime.
  • Of the four unlockable characters featured in SSB, Jigglypuff spent the longest time as an unlockable character throughout the series, as it wasn't a starter character until Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
  • Jigglypuff was considered to be cut in both Melee and Brawl,[2] and Ness was also considered being replaced by Lucas in those games, making them the only members of the "Original 12" that are known to have been considered being cut at certain points in the development of subsequent games in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Jigglypuff is the only character in the Super Smash Bros. series to be fully decloned.
  • Prior to Brawl, Jigglypuff was the only playable character in the series to use a different voice actor between regions (barring Smash Taunts).
  • Jigglypuff has the slowest falling speed of all fighters in every Smash game to date.
  • Despite having slightly slower air speed than Yoshi in every game but Melee by default, Jigglypuff has the fastest air acceleration by default in every game but Brawl.
  • Jigglypuff is one of two Pokémon playable in Super Smash Bros. to not be present in the base release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the other being Greninja. However, Jigglypuff was added as part of The Isle of Armor DLC, while Greninja remained absent from the games even after its updates.
  • Jigglypuff and Ganondorf are the only characters to rank dead last on the current tier lists for multiple games. The NTSC and European tier lists for Brawl and the Ultimate tier list place Ganondorf dead last, while the Japanese tier list for Brawl and the Smash 4 tier list place Jigglypuff dead last.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 64 DREAM May 1999, p. 91. ところで、「どうして隠しキャラにプリンが?」っていう意見もあったりするんですが。 / ふつうの格闘ゲームは、基本になる骨格などを一緒に作って、やられるモーションなども使いまわすことができるんです。でも「スマブラ」の場合は基本の8キャラがすべて異なる体型で作られているんですね。その上、やられパターンとか倒れパターン、それに起き上がりら攻撃パターンや崖捕まりパターンなど、それぞれ違う作りをしていて、それらを全て作るのは、ふつうの格闘っていうレベルでみてもすごく大変なことなんです。それで、隠れキャラは基本キャラの骨格を使い回すことを前提にしたんです。なので、ネスとルイージはマリオと同じ骨格でできてるし、ファルコンはサムス、プリンはカービィと一緒というわけなんです。プリンを選んだのはそういった骨格の類似性もありましたが、それとは別に、「人気ポケモンは?」って考えたときに、最後まで残ったのがピッピとプリンだったんですね。カービィ体形でピッピを作ることも可能だったと思いますけど、とりあえずキャラクター的な性格からして、プリンの方がやられ役っぽさがあったので選びました。
  2. ^ http://www.sourcegaming.info/2015/08/17/sakuraibrawlquestions/