Bouffalant

Bouffalant
バッフロン
Baffuron.png
Bisharp < Bouffalant > Rufflet
Species Type
Bash Buffalo Pokémon Normal.gif
Number Ability
#626 Reckless/Sap Sipper
Soundproof
Height Weight
5'3" (1.6 m) 208.6 lbs. (94.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 45
Tier EV Yield
PU 2 Attack Points
Baffuron Sprite.png

Bouffalant (バッフロン) is the 132nd Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Normal type, and it is known as the Bash Buffalo Pokémon.

Bouffalant can have one of two abilities: Reckless, which increases the power of any moves that cause recoil damage by 20%, but the recoil afflicted increases as well; or Sap Sipper, which increases its Attack by one stage if it gets by a Grass-Type move, nullifying the move as well. A third Ability is available to Bouffalant that come from the Dream World, the Soundproof Ability. This Ability nullifies the effects of any and all sound-based moves.

Bouffalant doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Bouffalant is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg will take approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Bouffalant One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Bouffalant takes on the appearance of a wild buffalo. It has an afro on its head, its horns grow out from under the afro, and a pair of golden rings are on each horn.

Gender Differences

Bouffalant doesn't have any characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Bouffalant can be found at Route 10 in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Bouffalant appear at Route 23 and a Hidden Hollow on Route 9.

Spin-off Games

Bouffalant appears at the Arcane Area's Lakeshore in Poké Park 2: Wonders Beyond after befriending Sawsbuck. To befriend Bouffalant, compete against it in a Tag Race.

Trading Card Game

Bouffalant is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Black&White (2) set.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Ash would face off against Alder's Bouffalant during the episode Ash Versus The Champion, but Alder stops the battle mid-way. Wild Bouffalant are predominantly featured in the episode Baffling the Bouffalant!.

Movies

Wild Bouffalant appear in the White version of Pokémon Movie 14.

Manga

Bouffalant's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Bouffalant is in the PU tier of competitive battling. With a high Attack stat and powerful STAB attacks in Return and Head Charge, Bouffalant is a potent offensive threat and a unique Normal-type in PU. Its access to Earthquake allows for it to hit Steel-types like Metang, Mawile, and Probopass hard. With good overall bulk, Bouffalant can check certain offensive threats and Pursuit trap fleeing foes that are rather frail. It has access to Swords Dance that allows for it to be able to break through many defensive walls. Bouffalant has two nice abilities in Sap Sipper and Reckless, with the former allowing for it to gain an Attack boost from being hit by any Grass-type move while the latter gives a major boost to its STAB Head Charge. Bouffalant is best used as a tank with either an Assault Vest or Leftovers which acts as a bulky offensive check to threats like Floatzel and Zebstrika. It can also run a Substitute + Swords Dance set that takes advantage of its bulk against weaker defensive threats and wallbreaks defensive cores. Bouffalant is also capable of being used as a Choice Band wallbreaker with a brutally powerful Head Charge and sufficient coverage all throughout wreck opposing physically bulky Pokémon. However, Bouffalant suffers from being rather slow, which is not helpful against more offensive teams. It lacks any resistances and can only boast two immunities in Ghost and Grass, meaning that it heavily relies on its bulk to tank hits. It is walled easily by defensive Ghost-types like Gourgeist-XL and Misdreavus. Other Normal-types give it competition, as Pokémon like Stoutland and Dodrio have ways of damaging Ghost-types and are much faster than Bouffalant.

Bouffalant is also viable in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With Sap Sipper in and excellent all-around bulk in tow, Bouffalant is a perfect stop to common Grass-types like Lilligant and Vileplume, which allows for it to differentiate itself from other Normal-types. It gets Swords Dance, which can allow for it to break through certain balance cores, and can find numerous setup opportunities thanks to its bulk. Bouffalant's best set is a bulky Swords Dance set that uses Substitute against defensive Pokémon and can do some ruthless wallbreaking. It can also run a Choice Band set that can serve as a powerful wallbreaker with Head Charge while providing nice utility in the form of Pursuit against certain Pokémon like Xatu and Haunter. However, Bouffalant faces competition from its Normal-type brethren such as Tauros, Kangaskhan, Swellow, and Zangoose, which boast better Speed stats and can dish out significant damage to opposing teams like Bouffalant in a more effective manner. Its lack of resistances undermines its good bulk and its typing gives it a weakness to Fighting-type attacks. Bouffalant struggles against a number of defensive Pokémon such as Mismagius, Regirock, Rhydon, and Gourgeist-XL. Bouffalant is usually forced to take a hit before it can do anything due to its low Speed and is highly susceptible to status, especially burn.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 20% Route 10 (Regular & Double Grass)
Black2/White2 25% Route 23 (Regular & Double Grass)
Black2/White2 N/A% Route 9 (Hidden Hollow)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black Their fluffy fur absorbs damage, even if they strike foes with a fierce headbutt.
White They charge wildly and headbutt everything. Their headbutts have enough destructive force to derail a train.
Black 2 They are known to charge so wildly that if a trainer were to enter their territory, they would send it flying.
White 2 They are known to charge so wildly that if a trainer were to enter their territory, they would send it flying.
VI X They charge wildly and headbutt everything. Their headbutts have enough destructive force to derail a train.
Y Their fluffy fur absorbs damage, even if they strike foes with a fierce headbutt.
Omega Ruby They charge wildly and headbutt everything. Their headbutts have enough destructive force to derail a train.
Alpha Sapphire Their fluffy fur absorbs damage, even if they strike foes with a fierce headbutt.

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
95
. 331 394 .
Atk
110
202 225 319 350
Def
95
175 195 289 317
Sp. Atk
40
76 85 179 196
Sp. Def
95
175 195 289 317
Speed
55
103 115 209 229

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
6 Rage Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
11 Fury Attack Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
16 Horn Attack Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
21 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
26 Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
31 Head Charge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
36 Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
41 Megahorn Bug.gif 120 85 Physical.png
46 Reversal Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
51 Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
56 Swords Dance Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
61 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 95 100 Special.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Stomp Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Rock Climb Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Skull Bash Normal.gif 100 100 Physical.png
Mud Shot Ground.gif 55 95 Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Physical.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Bouffalant


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Trivia

  • Bouffalant bears similarities to Tauros because both are bulls and they share many traits and both are bulls that don't evolve.

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