Wigglytuff

Cute Charm
Can infatuate Pokemon of opposite gender when struck.
Frisk
Reveals the foe's item.
Type Tier
Normal NU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
140
- 215 247 -
Atk
70
81 90 122 134
Def
45
58 65 97 106
SpA
75
85 95 127 139
SpD
50
63 70 102 112
Spe
45
58 65 97 106
  • Neverused

Overview

Wigglytuff is a depressing case of a Pokemon. Since its inception nearly 15 years ago, its mediocre stats and the mere existence of Clefable, Chansey, and even Lickitung had doomed Wigglytuff into complete obscurity. While Wigglytuff remains generally outclassed in BW NU, it does have some perks over its main competitors, Lickilicky and Alomomola. Wigglytuff's amazing support movepool gives it access to several moves the more popular Wish passers lack, such as dual screens and Stealth Rock. While Wigglytuff often won't be one's first choice for a NU supporter, it truly is a decent Pokemon in its own right, despite the harsh competition it faces for a teamslot.

Name Item Ability Nature

Dual Screens

Light Clay Cute Charm Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Reflect
~ Light Screen
~ Wish
~ Seismic Toss / Heal Bell
4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD

Wigglytuff's main niche over its competitors is its ability to pass titantic Wishes, while simultaneously providing dual screen support. Although Wigglytuff is slow, it still finds opportunities to set up screens in the face of defensive Pokemon that can not touch it, such as Miltank and Regirock. Wigglytuff can then use its decent bulk to pass a Wish to an incoming set-up sweeper, such as Shell Smash Gorebyss or Dragon Dance Altaria, almost guaranteeing a set-up opportunity if the opponent does not hit the switch-in with a status move. Seismic Toss is used in the last slot to prevent Wigglytuff from becoming setup bait for users of Substitute or Taunt, although Heal Bell is also useful to remove an unfortunate status effect that may afflict one of your sweepers.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>
Name Item Ability Nature

Wish

Leftovers Cute Charm Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Wish
~ Protect
~ Seismic Toss
~ Stealth Rock / Heal Bell / Thunder Wave
252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

Wigglytuff can also run a decent Wish set, despite being mostly outclassed by Lickilicky and Alomomola. Wish and Protect are staples of the set, and neither of them should ever be removed. While Chansey and Clefable occasionally forgo the use of Protect in higher tiers on their respective Wish sets, Wigglytuff's bulk simply isn't reliable enough to keep it alive while it waits for its Wish to heal itself. In addition, Protect is useful for scouting what move the common Choice users in NU are using. Seismic Toss is present to help Wigglytuff dish out consistent damage while also preventing it from becoming complete Taunt bait. Stealth Rock is the primary option for the final slot, as it is one of the few perks Wigglytuff has over its Wish passing brethren. Heal Bell and Thunder Wave are generic support options, but they are generally better suited on other support Pokemon.

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Other Options

Wigglytuff has an amazing movepool, as expected of a Normal-type. Wigglytuff's stats make it a decent candidate for a Counter set, and with a Chople Berry, Wigglytuff can catch opposing Sawk off guard with a swift OHKO if their Sturdy isn't active. Wigglytuff can also run all sorts of gimmicky attacking sets, utilizing Charge Beam and its wide special movepool or through use of a Choice Band and Wigglytuff's access to Double-Edge and all of the elemental punches. However, Wigglytuff is weak and slow, making these sets inferior except for surprise value. Wigglytuff also makes a great setter of Gravity, utilizing its good bulk and access to a normally inaccurate sleeping move in Sing.

Wigglytuff receives the dubious Frisk ability from the Dream World, which allows it to see what item an opponent is carrying when Wigglytuff switches into battle. It might sound nifty, but in reality, Frisk isn't that useful, mainly because it only activates when Wigglytuff switches in; Wigglytuff generally wants to know the items of Pokemon that are forcing it out, such as whether or not the Sawk staring it down is equipped with a Choice Scarf or Choice Band. To make matters worse, Frisk is illegal with many of Wigglytuff's most useful moves, such as Seismic Toss and Stealth Rock. For these reasons, it is best to stick with Cute Charm.

Checks and Counters

Any and all Fighting-types immediately threaten Wigglytuff, especially Sawk. Ghost-types are also a problem for Wigglytuff, as they completely immune to Seismic Toss; Substitute + Calm Mind Misdreavus and Drifblim can even set up on a completely helpless Wigglytuff. In addition, although Wigglytuff's bulk is acceptable, it will still fall to exceptionally powerful attacks, such as Facade from Swellow or Ursaring. Wigglytuff's usefulness is also completely undercut by Toxic or Toxic Spikes.