Cottonee < Whimsicott > Petilil

Species Type
Windveiled Pokémon Grass.pngFairy.png
Number Ability
#547 Prankster/Infiltrator
Height Weight
2'4" (0.7m) 14.6 lbs (6.6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Cottonee None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Tier EV Yield
UU 2 Speed Points

Whimsicott (エルフーン) is the 53rd Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Grass type, and it is known as the Windveiled Pokémon.

Both of Whimsicott's abilities are new abilities that debut in Generation V: Prankster, which increases the Speed Priority of Status category moves by 1, and Infiltrator, an ability that nullifies the effects of moves such as Barrier and Light Screen on the moveset of this Pokémon. Its Dream World Ability has been around since Abilities were introduced in Generation III: Chlorophyll, which doubles the speed of this Pokémon when it is sunny. Speed does not double on the same turn in which the weather becomes sunny, however.

Cottonee will evolve into Whimsicott when a Sun Stone is used on it.

Whimsicott is in the Egg Groups Grass and Fairy, and its Egg will take approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Whimsicott One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Whimsicott take on the appearance of a small plant that has cotton growing over the majority of its body, save for the front of the Pokémon, where the only cotton growth is right below its mouth.

Gender Differences

Whimsicott doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to help differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Whimsicott can be found inside the Pinwheel Forest, the Abundant Shrine and theLostlorn Forest in Pokémon Black only. To obtain Whimsicott in Pokémon White, you must trade for it or its pre-evolved form Cottonee, normally with someone who has a Pokémon Black Game Card. Or you can also trade a Petilil for a Cottonee with a trainer in Nacrene City, then evolve the Cottonee in Pokémon White. In Pokémon Black 2, Whimsicott appears at Castelia City, Pinwheel Forest, Lostlorn Forest, Abundant Shrine, and Victory Road. To obtain a Whimsicott in Pokémon White 2, trade a Petilil for a Cottonee on Route 4 and evolve the Cottonee.

Spin-off Games

Whimsicott appears on Windmill Way in the Arbor Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. It can be befriended by defeating it in a tag race.

Whimsicott appears at Greenleaf in Pokémon Conquest.

Trading Card Game

Whimsicott appears as a Rare Card in the Emerging Powers (2) set.

Anime/Manga Information


Whimsicott has yet to make an appearance in the Anime.


Wild Whimsicott appear in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.


Whimsicott's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Whimsicott resides in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a unique Fairy/Grass typing, Whimsicott can support a team through its many utility moves or be used in an offensive manner. Prankster is a great ability that gives Whimsicott priority on all non-attacking moves, such as Encore, Stun Spore, Tailwind, and Leech Seed. Its Special Attack, while nothing extraordinary, is usable enough to take out Dragon and Fighting-types like Hydreigon and Mienshao, while good STAB coverage and the ability to gain momentum with U-turn allow for Whimsicott to be an effective offensive pivot. A high base 116 Speed gives Whimsicott the edge against certain fast Pokémon like Azelf and Cobalion. Whimsicott's best set is an offensive set that can lock certain Pokémon into unfavorable moves with Encore while being able to check many Dragon and Fighting Pokémon in the tier. A more physically defensive set can allow for Whimsicott to take on Pokémon like Mega Swampert better and acts as more of a team supporter that utilizes Whimsicott's plethora of support options. Whimsicott can also bolster its Special Attack with a Choice Specs set that acts as a decently strong pivot and check to certain threats while having the capability to use Switcheroo on set-up Pokémon or defensive Pokémon like Porygon2 or Blissey. Whimsicott's biggest flaw is its usual lack of power when going up against certain Pokémon and its mediocre Special Defense that can be taken advantage of by coverage options from Hydreigon's Fire Blast.

Whimsicott is a niche support Pokémon in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. With a typing that is great defensively, Whimsicott can check numerous threats in the tier like Keldeo while not being weak to Pursuit like Celebi. Prankster gives Whimsicott an edge with its support moves as it can shut down weather sweepers like Excadrill and Kingdra with Stun Spore. U-turn used in tandem with Encore creates for numerous opportunities to take advantage of while giving momentum to the team. However, Whimsicott is forced to invest heavily in its defenses so it cannot take advantage of its great Speed stat, although Prankster does alleviate this somewhat. Whimsicott also lacks offensive power to run a more offensively inclined set and lacks reliable recovery.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black 5% Pinwheel Forest: Inside (Shaking Spots)
Abundant Shrine (Shaking Spots)
Lostlorn Forest (Shaking Spots)
White None Trade, or Evolve traded Cottonee
Black2 5% Pinwheel Forest: Inside (Shaking Spots)
Castelia City: Park (Shaking Spots)
Abundant Shrine (Shaking Spots)
Lostlorn Forest (Shaking Spots)
Victory Road: Forest (Shaking Spots)
White2 None Trade, or Evolve traded Cottonee

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV Diamond N/A
Pearl N/A
Platinum N/A
HeartGold N/A
SoulSilver N/A
V Black Like the wind, it can slip through any gap, no matter how small. It leaves balls of white fluff behind.
White Riding whirlwinds, they appear. These Pokémon sneak through gaps into houses and cause all sorts of mischief.
Black 2 They appear along with whirlwinds. They pull pranks, such as moving furniture and leaving balls of cotton in homes.
White 2 They appear along with whirlwinds. They pull pranks, such as moving furniture and leaving balls of cotton in homes.
VI X They appear along with whirlwinds. They pull pranks, such as moving furniture and leaving balls of cotton in homes.
Y Like the wind, it can slip through any gap, no matter how small. It leaves balls of white fluff behind.
Omega Ruby They appear along with whirlwinds. They pull pranks, such as moving furniture and leaving balls of cotton in homes.
Alpha Sapphire Like the wind, it can slip through any gap, no matter how small. It leaves balls of white fluff behind.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 230 324 .
125 139 233 256
157 175 269 295
Sp. Atk
143 159 253 278
Sp. Def
139 155 249 273
213 237 331 364


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Growth Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Leech Seed Grass.gif N/A 90 Other.png
Start Mega Drain Grass.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Cotton Spore Grass.gif N/A 100 Other.png
10 Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
28 Tailwind Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
46 Hurricane Flying.gif 120 70 Special.png


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
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Natural Gift Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Encore Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Tickle Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Fake Tears Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Grasswhistle Grass.gif -- 55 Other.png
Memento Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Beat Up Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Switcheroo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

Cottonee Exclusive Moves

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
1 Absorb Grass.gif 20 100 Special.png
10 Stun Spore Grass.gif N/A 75 Other.png
19 Razor Leaf Grass.gif 55 95 Physical.png
22 Poisonpowder Poison.gif N/A 75 Other.png
26 Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
28 Charm Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
31 Helping Hand Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
35 Energy Ball Grass.gif 80 100 Special.png
37 Cotton Guard Grass.gif N/A N/A Other.png
40 Sunny Day Fire.gif N/A N/A Other.png
44 Endeavor Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
46 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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