Wobbuffet (ソーナンス, Sōnansu, Sonans in Japanese language versions) is a fictional creature in the Pokémon media franchise.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee
As a Poké Ball Pokémon
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. If Wobbuffet is hit with a strong attack, Counter will then cause more damage. Wobbuffet will wobble more intensly if hit with a powerful item. A character will take more damage if they are hit with a faster wobbling Wobbuffet. 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.
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. If Wobbuffet is hit with a powerful attack from a legendary Pokémon then it will start to wobble intensely. Characters that have a high damage percentage have the possibility of dying. The Wire Frames will have a hard time to try and avoid Wobbuffet's Counter in this Event Match. Wobbuffet will have two wrinkle like curves on the ends of mouth in this event. It is believed to cause a bit more damage.
As a stage element
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 comprise the Poké Floats stage. It appears from the side horizontally and jerkily.
As a trophy
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:
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. (Pokemon Gold & Silver 10/00)
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Wobbuffet returns to repeat its role in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but now by using the move Mirror Coat this time.
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 lipstick-like markings around their mouths.
- In the Pokémon series, Counter inflicts twice the damage of the attack last used by the foe that is inflicted upon the user. This only applies to physical attacks, however, which is not always the case in Super Smash Bros. (The same goes for the move Mirror Coat, which deals double the damage received from non-physical attacks.) Also, in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wobbuffet's Counter/Mirror Coat deals about half the damage of the attack it is hit with.