Whimsicott can use one of two Abilities: Prankster, which increases the Speed Priority of Status category moves by 1, or Infiltrator, an Ability that nullifies the effects of moves such as Reflect and Light Screen. Its Hidden Ability is 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.
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.
Whimsicott doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to help differentiate between male and female.
Whimsicott can be found inside the Pinwheel Forest, the Abundant Shrine and the Lostlorn 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.
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.
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.
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.
Cottonee Exclusive Moves
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
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