Competitive Information for Wobbuffet [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Wobbuffet wobbuffet
Base Stats for Wobbuffet

Psychic

Abilities:
Shadow TagShadow Tag: Prevents opposing Pokemon from choosing to switch out.


Evolutions / Family:
Wynaut
Wobbuffet

Weakness Chart for Psychic-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Wobbuffet? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Wobbuffet is a stupendous Psychic-typed Pokemon. Wobbuffet are common Pokemon to see in the RS metagame. Wobbuffet is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-typed attacks.


Species: Wobbuffet
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Counter
- Splash
- Destiny Bond
- Encore

Physical Sweeper Wobbuffet (Shadow Tag)

Wobbuffet is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Wobbuffet's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Tag, prevents opposing pokemon from choosing to switch out.

Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Destiny Bond is a status move (if an opponent knocks out your Wobbuffet, it also faints).
Encore is a status move (the target repeats its last move for 3-6 turns).




Species: Wobbuffet
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Mirror Coat
- Splash
- Destiny Bond
- Encore

Special Sweeper Wobbuffet (Shadow Tag)

Wobbuffet is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Wobbuffet's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Tag, prevents opposing pokemon from choosing to switch out.

Mirror Coat is a special STAB-boosted 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).
Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Destiny Bond is a status move (if an opponent knocks out your Wobbuffet, it also faints).
Encore is a status move (the target repeats its last move for 3-6 turns).




Species: Wobbuffet
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 28 Hp / 228 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Mirror Coat
- Encore
- Safeguard
- Counter

Wobbuffet Double Wall (Standard Wobbuffet)

Wobbuffet is a stupendous Double Wall. It's purpose is to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Wobbuffet last longer regaining it's stamina every turn. With Shadow Tag, prevents opposing pokemon from choosing to switch out.

Mirror Coat is a special STAB-boosted 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).
Encore is a status move (the target repeats its last move for 3-6 turns).
Safeguard is a status move (for 5 turns, protects Wobbuffet's party from status).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Wobbuffet? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Wobbuffet
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Counter
- Splash
- Destiny Bond
- Encore

Doubles Physical Sweeper Wobbuffet (Shadow Tag)

Wobbuffet is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Wobbuffet's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Tag, prevents opposing pokemon from choosing to switch out.

Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Destiny Bond is a status move (if an opponent knocks out your Wobbuffet, it also faints).
Encore is a status move (the target repeats its last move for 3-6 turns).




Species: Wobbuffet
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Mirror Coat
- Splash
- Destiny Bond
- Encore

Doubles Special Sweeper Wobbuffet (Shadow Tag)

Wobbuffet is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Wobbuffet's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Tag, prevents opposing pokemon from choosing to switch out.

Mirror Coat is a special STAB-boosted 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).
Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Destiny Bond is a status move (if an opponent knocks out your Wobbuffet, it also faints).
Encore is a status move (the target repeats its last move for 3-6 turns).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Wobbuffet learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Encore
--
100%
5
The target repeats its last move for 3-6 turns.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Wobbuffet can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RS Move and Ability Combos for Wobbuffet

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