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Could you beat Pokémon Emerald with only a Wobbuffet?

Jessie's Wobbuffet

MahDryBread did a solo run with a Wobbuffet on Pokémon Emerald. Here’s how he did.

If you’ve played Pokémon after Gen 2 or seen the anime, you’ll know Wobuffet. It’s a giant blue Pokémon with a soft body and a black tail with eyes. It’s also a gimmick Pokémon. Wobbuffet only learns four moves:

  • Counter
  • Destiny Bond
  • Mirror Coat
  • Safeguard

No TMs, no HMs, and no tutored moves. It also has atrocious stats except for a huge HP stat. With that in mind, gamer and YouTuber MahDryBread went on a solo run with Wobbuffet on Pokémon Emerald.

Wobbuffet's base stats
Wobbuffet’s base stats

His ridiculous journey took him through Hoenn in Generation 3 as he tried to complete Emerald with a Wobbuffet and no items. As Wobbuffet doesn’t learn HMs vital to game progression, MahDryBread used a Zigzagoon as an HM slave but didn’t use it in battle. It also had the ability Pick Up, which he used to his advantage.

To even get Wobbuffet into the game, MahDryBread used a randomiser to change out one of the starters with the cyan Pokémon. He ran into trouble with his first wild encounter when a Zigzagoon kept using non-attacking moves meaning his Wobbuffet could only stand there.

How did he do? Well, you’ll have to watch the video below but it was difficult. A Pokémon that only learns four moves and could only attack if they were hit first doesn’t make for an easy run.

We’ll be featuring more solo runs so if you have one you want to feature, let us know in the comments.

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