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Cottonee (Japanese: モンメン Monmen) is a Grass/Fairy-type Generation V Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It is Petilil's counterpart. It was a purely Grass-type in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Cottonee is a small round Pokémon that resembles a ball of cotton. It has a fluffy body that is white and very pale green in color. It has a mass of light green fluff covering most of its body. Its face is white with two ovular red eyes; its mouth is not visible, but is likely hidden beneath the cottony layer below its eyes. It has two small green leaf-like arms on either side of its round body which resemble wings.

Behavior

Cottonee travel in the wind during their mating period. They are usually very friendly, and people often see them helping each other.

Evolution

Cottonee evolves with the use of a Sun Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Pinwheel Forest (Black), Trade Petilil (White) Common (Black), One (White)
Black 2/White 2 Castelia City, Pinwheel Forest, Lostlorn Forest, Abundant Shrine, Victory Road* Common
X/Y Trade None
OR/AS Petalburg Woods* Rare
Sun/Moon Malie Garden, Melemele Meadow, Poni Meadow, Poni Plains, Ula'ula Meadow*, Trade* Common*, None*


Pokédex entries

  • Black

    When attacked, it escapes by shooting cotton from its body. The cotton serves as a decoy to distract the attacker.

  • White

    They go wherever the wind takes them. On rainy days, their bodies are heavier, so they take shelter beneath big trees.

  • Black 2

    Perhaps because they feel more at ease in a group, they stick to others they find. They end up looking like a cloud.

  • White 2

    Perhaps because they feel more at ease in a group, they stick to others they find. They end up looking like a cloud.

  • X

    When attacked, it escapes by shooting cotton from its body. The cotton serves as a decoy to distract the attacker.

  • Y

    Perhaps because they feel more at ease in a group, they stick to others they find. They end up looking like a cloud.

  • Omega Ruby

    When attacked, it escapes by shooting cotton from its body. The cotton serves as a decoy to distract the attacker.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Perhaps because they feel more at ease in a group, they stick to others they find. They end up looking like a cloud.

  • Sun

    When it finds others of its kind, they all stick together. When enough of them have collected, the mass resembles a cumulonimbus cloud.

  • Moon

    Pillows and beds stuffed with cotton exhaled by Cottonee are soft and puffy, light and airy—altogether top quality.

  • Ultra Sun

    To protect itself, it shoots cotton from its body. When it gets wet in the rain, its cotton grows moist and heavy, and it can’t move as well.

  • Ultra Moon

    When attacked, it expels cotton from its body to create a diversion. The cotton it loses grows back in quickly.

  • Sword

    It shoots cotton from its body to protect itself. If it gets caught up in hurricane-strength winds, it can get sent to the other side of the Earth.

  • Shield

    Weaving together the cotton of both Cottonee and Eldegoss produces exquisite cloth that's highly prized by many luxury brands.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
40
Attack
27
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
37
Sp. Def
50
Speed
66
Total
280

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
1 Fairy Wind 40 100% 30 Fairy Special
4 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
8 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
10 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status
13 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
17 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
19 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical
22 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status
26 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
28 Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status
31 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
35 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
37 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status
40 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
44 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
46 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
1 Fairy Wind 40 100% 30 Fairy Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
4 Growth —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
8 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
10 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
13 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special Type Clever 2 3 ♥
17 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status Type Beautiful 2 1 ♥
19 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
22 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
26 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
28 Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status Type Cute 2 1 ♥
31 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
35 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
37 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
40 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
44 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
46 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
4 Growth —% 40 Normal Status
8 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
10 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status
13 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
17 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
19 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical
22 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Status
26 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
28 Charm 100% 20 Normal Status
31 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
35 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
37 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status
40 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
44 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
46 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Beat Up * Seedot 100% 10 Dark Physical
Captivate Skitty 100% 20 Normal Status
Encore Clefairy, Clefable, Togetic, Plusle, Minun 100% 5 Normal Status
Fake Tears Mawile, Minun, Swirlix, Slurpuff 100% 20 Dark Status
Grass Whistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status
Memento Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff 100% 10 Dark Status
Misty TerrainUSUM Audino, Spritzee, Aromatisse —% 10 Fairy Status
Natural Gift Oddish, Gloom, Exeggcute, Tangela, Tangrowth, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Sunkern, Sunflora, Lotad, Tropius, Comfey 100% 15 Normal Physical
Switcheroo Minun 100% 10 Dark Status
Tickle Tangela, Tangrowth 100% 20 Normal Status
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Beat Up * Seedot 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Captivate Skitty 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Encore Clefairy, Clefable, Togetic, Plusle, Minun 100% 5 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Fake Tears Mawile, Plusle, Minun, Swirlix, Slurpuff 100% 20 Dark Status Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Grass Whistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Memento Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff 100% 10 Dark Status Type Tough 8 0 ♥
Natural Gift Oddish, Gloom, Exeggcute, Tangela, Tangrowth, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Sunkern, Sunflora, Lotad, Tropius 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Switcheroo * Cacnea 100% 10 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Tickle Tangela, Tangrowth 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Beat Up * Seedot 100% 10 Dark Physical
Encore Clefairy, Togetic, Plusle, Minun 100% 5 Normal Status
Fake Tears Mawile, Plusle, Minun 100% 20 Dark Status
GrassWhistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status
Memento Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff 100% 10 Dark Status
Natural Gift Oddish, Gloom, Exeggcute, Tangela, Tangrowth, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Lotad, Tropius 100% 15 Normal Physical
Switcheroo * Cacnea 100% 10 Dark Status
Tickle Tangela, Tangrowth 100% 20 Normal Status
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Worry Seed USUM 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Worry Seed ORAS 100% 10 Grass Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
Worry Seed B2W2 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Cottonee BW Cottonee BW Cottonee BW Back
Shiny Cottonee BW Shiny Cottonee BW Shiny Cottonee BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Cottonee XY Cottonee XY CottoneeBackXY
CottoneeShinyXY CottoneeShinyXY CottoneeBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • Cottonee is the fourth Pokémon that is based on a cotton plant, the firsts being Hoppip and its evolutions.
  • Cottonee and its evolution Whimsicott were originally a pure Grass-types, but their types were changed to Grass/Fairy in Generation VI, when the new Fairy-type was introduced.

Origin

Cottonee is likely based on a cotton plant or dandelion seed, with traits of a ball of cotton. It also slightly resembles a cloud.

Etymology

Cottonee's English name is likely a corruption of the word "cottony", or possibly a combination of the words "cotton" and "wee" (meaning small).

Gallery

See also

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