- For fighter info, see Jigglypuff (SSB), Jigglypuff (SSBM), Jigglypuff (SSBB), and Jigglypuff (SSBWU/3DS)
Jigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin (プリン?), Rondoudou (French), and Pummeluff (German), is a fictional creature in the Pokémon media franchise, originally a Normal-typed Pokémon until Generation VI saw fit to give Jigglypuff and the rest of the members of its evolution line a Fairy sub-typing.
Jigglypuff first appears as one of the 151 species of Pokémon in the Pokémon Red and Blue Versions, and appears in all versions following after 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.
Jigglypuff is similar to Kirby in appearance, but with larger eyes, thinner limbs, and large, triangular, cat-like ears, as well as a curled tuft of hair on its head. This somewhat feminine appearance has led to many smashers and others who have not played Pokémon to refer to Jigglypuff as "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.
Powers & Abilities
Jigglypuff is a combination of both Normal and Fairy typing which allows it to use attacks of both types. As Jigglypuff are part Normal-type, they are immune to Ghost-type attacks and can use Normal-type attacks such as Pound, Body Slam, and Hyper Voice. Since they are also part Fairy-type, they are also immune to any Dragon-type attacks. Jigglypuff can learn Disarming Voice, Sweet Kiss, Charm and a plethora of other Fairy-type attacks.
Jigglypuff's signature attack is Sing. They have the ability to put their foes to sleep extremely quickly with Sing. Jigglypuff can fluctuate the wavelengths of their voices to suit it's opponent as not every enemy falls asleep the same way as others. Once their foes are asleep, they will typically vandalize them before they wake up by drawing on their faces and attacking them with other attacks. If their Sing attack doesn't put an opponent to sleep, they will enlarge their eyes which bring on a "heavy" feeling onto their opponent, putting them to sleep with just their large eyes. Jigglypuff can also use Rest, a Psychic-type attack that will put Jigglypuff to sleep but completely heals them. This does leave them open to attack and will use Rest only when necessary. Unlike in the Super Smash Bros. series where Rest can easily KO an opponent, Rest does not do any damage to a foe in the Pokémon RPGs.
Jigglypuff are called the Balloon Pokemon for a reason as they can inflate themselves with air (similar to Kirby) and fly around. They can easily inhale and exhale air as they please to move around in the air. While Jigglypuff can use Puff Up in Super Smash Bros. as its Final Smash, there is no attack in the main Pokémon games like that where Jigglypuff grows to that size however, it can be assumed that they can get to large sizes akin to that in Smash Bros. Jigglypuff can also enlarge themselves with air to look more imposing on enemies though they usually end up looking cuter. Jigglypuff are however, weak in defensive stats and don't have the best offensive levels either. Their Sing techniques won't work on Pokémon that have the abilities Insomnia or Vital Spirit as these abilities prevent a Pokémon from falling asleep in battle. Jigglypuff live in urban areas and can be found in cities though they can be found in forests or anywhere with foliage basically. Jigglypuff are weak to Poison-type and Steel-type attacks. Jigglypuff evolves into Wigglytuff when exposed to a Moon Stone. Igglybuff evolves into Jigglypuff when its friendship levels with its trainer is high.
As a playable character
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 8th place on the current tier list.
- 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.
- Pokémon (GB)
As a playable character
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.
While originally 8th on the tier list, Jigglypuff now ranks at 5th. Thanks to a recent update, and like a few other characters, it has a new Neutral B move, Rollout, which replaces its previous standard special move, Pound, which has become its Forward B move.
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
As a playable character
Jigglypuff appears once again in Brawl. Jigglypuff appears the same as before, but is more difficult to unlock previous installations of the series, considering it was the 33rd character introduced on the Dojo and the last returning character to be unlocked.
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 35 out of 38 on the current tier list, having been nerfed in much the same way that Kirby was in Melee.
In Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U
- In SSBM, if a CPU Jigglypuff is knocked off stage and its float isn't enough to bring it back to the stage, It will sing and fall off the stage. This is probably due to the fact that singing is its Up + B move, which most characters use to triple jump.
- Though some people think that Jigglypuff's appearance never changed throughout the series, it has. Jigglypuff's arms are positioned more outward in Melee and the position changed back to what it was in the original game in Brawl. Also, in the original SSB, the light in Jigglypuff's eyes was in the opposite direction than in Melee and Brawl. However, this may be due to Jigglypuff's pose. Jigglypuff's eyes have also become smaller in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U comparing to the other games.
- As of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Jigglypuff is now the only character that needs to be unlocked in every game.
- If Jigglypuff's shield breaks, it will fly vertically upwards, instantly giving the player a self-destruct on most stages. This occurs in all four Smash games. However, in some areas, it provides a favorable advantage.
- In Brawl, Jigglypuff has a glitch in the Bridge of Eldin and in Pirate Ship. You need use Jigglypuff's Final Smash as the bridge is reforming. This will cause Jigglypuff to remain the size it was during Puff Up. In Pirate Ship, if Jigglypuff uses it's Final Smash on the rock island and is hit by the ship while it is beaching on the island, Jigglypuff will remain the same size as it was when it growing due to Puff Up. Being swallowed by Yoshi while using this glitch will cause Jigglypuff to grow considerably larger to the point where it takes up the entire stage.
- This glitch can be undone by either using Puff Up again or simply being KO'd/SD'd.
- Jigglypuff's Sing radius will also increase depending on its size. Items held by Jigglypuff whilst glitched will have a significantly large increase in reach.
- In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the environment freezes on Pirate Ship when Puff Up is activated to avoid the glitch.
- When Jigglypuff is sent flying out into the background to be Star KO'd/SD'd, it screams out its own name with the "-puff" syllable being long in all five games.
- Jigglypuff, along with Pikachu and Charizard, are the only playable Pokémon who have appeared in all four Smash games (Charizard, however, was a Pokéball Pokémon in SSB and SSBM).
- Until Smash 4, Jigglypuff was the slowest in all of the games. Now Robin is slower than Jigglypuff.
- First Appearance: Pokémon Red/Blue
Platform: Game Boy