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From Bulbapedia.
Wobbuffet's official artwork from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Games Melee
Move Counter
Rarity Common
English voice actor Kayzie Rogers
Japanese voice actor Yūji Ueda
German voice actor Dominik Auer
Article on Bulbapedia Wobbuffet (Pokémon)
If you attack it, it attacks back, regardless of friends or foes. It’s kind of like a punching bag?
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!

Wobbuffet (ソーナンス, Sonans) is a creature in the Pokémon media franchise.


Wobbuffet's official artwork from Pokémon Gold and Silver.

Wobbuffet is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #202 as the "Patient Pokémon". It is notable for being, along with its pre-evolution Wynaut, the only Pokémon unable to learn any damaging move whatsoever (with the exception of the emergency move Struggle): its only way to directly damage its opponent is by counterattacking with Counter or Mirror Coat, or forcing a mutual KO with Destiny Bond.

Counter is a Fighting-type move. When its user is hit by an opponent's physical move, it deals double the damage received, without taking into account weaknesses or resistance. Wobbuffet knows the move by default.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Wobbuffet in Melee.

Wobbuffet appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Wobbuffet uses Counter as its attack. Wobbuffet rocks back and forth when the player attacks it or hits it with an item. Any character that makes contact with Wobbuffet's Counter will take damage. If Wobbuffet hasn't been hit, contact with it will still cause very minor knockback, but will cause no damage. The power of Wobbuffet's Counter attack varies. If Wobbuffet is hit with a weak attack, it won't wobble a lot and will deal a small amount of damage. If Wobbuffet is hit with a strong attack, it will wobble more intensely and Counter will then cause more damage. Also, characters can get trapped in a Wobbuffet's Counter if it is not too powerful. Wobbuffet's attack harms both opponents and the summoner.

Only certain types of items, namely battering and explosive items, will affect Wobbuffet. Other Pokémon will also not affect it, with the exception of Electrode (from the explosion) and another Wobbuffet (but only when it initially spawns and when it raises its arm to perform its cry). Containers will take damage, but will not cause Wobbuffet to wobble. Green and Red Shells won't affect it unless they are moving across the ground.

In the Event Match Legendary Pokémon, Wobbuffet is the only non-Legendary Pokémon that will come out of Poké Balls, and while every legendary has their appearance rate doubled, Wobbuffet will appear for the remaining percentage of appearance rate. Wobbuffet's appearance as a common Pokémon in this event match is to discourage other characters from expecting a powerful legendary Pokémon. However, Wobbuffet can be useful in this Event Match. Characters that have a high damage percentage can be KO'd, with the Fighting Wire Frames that appear in the Event Match also struggling to avoid Counter.

As a stage element[edit]

Wobbuffet's appearance in Poke Floats.

A giant balloon of Wobbuffet (in actuality, the 3D model of Wobbuffet used in Pokémon Stadium 2 for Nintendo 64) is one of the many floating and moving "platforms" that make the Poké Floats stage. It appears from the side horizontally and jerkily.


Wobbuffet is featured as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the 100+ trophies that can be collected randomly during normal play, such as in the Trophy Lottery and throughout the various Single-player Regular Matches. It reads as follows:

Wobbuffet trophy in Melee.

A Patient Pokémon, Wobbuffet lives in darkness to hide its mismatched black tail. Even for a stoic Pokémon, this creature is a testament to self-control; it will not actively attack an opponent. Its Counter and Mirror Coat moves are solely used for reflecting attacks directly back at its antagonist.

Pokémon Gold & Silver (10/00)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Wobbuffet in Brawl.

Wobbuffet returns to reprise its role from Melee, with a few changes. Instead of dealing no damage when it isn't wobbling, it will now always deal at least 1%. It can now be hit by most items, including other Poké Ball Pokémon. Finally, its head glows pink when stricken and its voice clip was changed.


Wobbuffet trophy in Brawl.
A Patient Pokémon. A nocturnal, cave-dwelling creature, Wobbuffet is calm and collected, but it will fight back viciously if its black tail is attacked--this hints at something secretive about its tail. If Wobbuffet is put into battle, the opponent cannot run away or switch. Females have lipsticklike markings around their mouths.
Game Boy: Pokémon Gold/Silver
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl


Name Game Effect Character(s)
Wobbuffet Pokémon series TypeIcon(Head).png Attack +12 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Wobbuffet (Pokemon series).png
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Wobbuffet doesn't appear as a Poké Ball Pokémon, but rather as a spirit.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Wobbuffet.png
★★ 2 Irreversible Controls Pokémon Series

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ソーナンス, Sonans
UK English Wobbuffet
France French Qulbutoké
Germany German Woingenau
Spain Spanish Wobbuffet
Italy Italian Wobbuffet
China Chinese 果然翁
South Korea Korean 마자용, Mazayong
Netherlands Dutch Wobbuffet
Russia Russian Воббаффет