Bouffalant (Unova Pokédex. It is a Normal type, and it is known as the Bash Buffalo Pokémon.) is the 132nd Pokémon in the
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.
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.
Bouffalant doesn't have any characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
Trading Card Game
Bouffalant is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Black&White (2) set.
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!.
Wild Bouffalant appear in the White version of Pokémon Movie 14.
Bouffalant's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
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.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
- 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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