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Sobble (メッソン Messon) is the Water-type Starter Pokémon of the Galar region. It is one of the three Starter Pokémon revealed for the core titles Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Biology

Physiology

Sobble resembles a blue lizard with a yellow fin on its head. It has a long, curled tail and blue eyes.

Behaviour

Sobble is timid in nature. When it feels threatened, it will cry or turn invisible.

Natural abilities

Whenever a Sobble comes in contact with water, it will blend in with its surroundings. Its sweat also allows it to turn invisible as well. Their tears have the effect of 100 onions, so whenever Sobble cries, it makes others cry as well.

Most Sobble have access to Torrent, which boosts its Water Type moves power by 50% when its Hp is less than one third of its maximum value. Very rarely, they may also have Sniper, which increases the power of critical hit moves from 150% to 225% of their regular attack damage.

Evolution

Sobble evolves into Drizzile at level 16, then into Intelleon at level 35.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword/Shield Starter Pokémon from Leon in Postwick One


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    When scared, this Pokémon cries. Its tears pack the chemical punch of 100 onions, and attackers won't be able to resist weeping.

  • Shield

    When it gets wet, its skin changes color, and this Pokémon becomes invisible as if it were camouflaged.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
50
Atk
40
Def
40
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
40
Speed
70
Total
310


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Pound Type Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Growl Type Normal Status 100% 40
6 Water Gun Type Water Special 40 100% 25
8 Bind Type Normal Physical 15 85% 20
12 Water Pulse Type Water Special 60 100% 20
17 Tearful Look Type Normal Status —% 20
20 Sucker Punch Type Dark Physical 70 100% 5
24 U-turn Type Bug Physical 70 100% 20
28 Liquidation Type Water Physical 85 100% 10
32 Soak Type Water Status 100% 20
36 Rain Dance Type Water Status —% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM17 Light Screen Type Psychic Status 100% 30
TM18 Reflect Type Psychic Status 100% 20
TM19 Safeguard Type Normal Status 100% 25
TM21 Rest Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
TM33 Rain Dance Type Water Status 100% 5
TM36 Whirlpool Type Water Special 35 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM40 Swift Type Normal Special 60 100% 20
TM45 Dive Type Water Physical 80 100% 10
TM46 Weather Ball Type Normal Special 50 100% 10
TM52 Bounce Type Flying Physical 85 85% 5
TM53 Mud Shot Type Ground Special 55 95% 15
TM56 U-turn Type Bug Physical 70 100% 20
TM76 Round Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR04 Surf Type Water Special 90 100% 15
TR20 Substitute Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR29 Baton Pass Type Normal Status 100% 40
TR45 Muddy Water Type Water Special 90 85% 10
TR85 Work Up Type Normal Status 100% 30
TR98 Liquidation Type Water Physical 85 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Aqua Jet Type Water Physical 40 100% 20
Parent Candidates: Beartic,Corphish*,Crawdaunt*
Double Team Type Normal Status —% 15
Parent Candidates: Pikachu,Raichu
Aqua Ring Type Water Status —% 20
Parent Candidates: Vaporeon,Corsola,
Mist Type Ice Status —% 30
Parent Candidates:
Haze Type Ice Status —% 30
Parent Candidates:
Ice Shard Type Ice Physical 40 100% 30
Parent Candidates:
Fell Stinger Type Bug Physical 50 100% 25
Parent Candidates:
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that 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 TM.


By tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Water Pledge Type Water Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Sprites

Version
Sword Shield Back

Trivia

Origin

Sobble is based on a chameleon.

Etymology

Sobble comes from the words sob (cry) and bubble.

Messon may be a combination of メソメソ mesomeso (Japanese onomatopoeia for sobbing) and chameleon.

Due to being listed as the 7th Pokémon of its Generation, Sobble somehow has reference to a super spy motif, with its stealth abilities foreshadowing its evolved forms as well.

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