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Cottonee is a Grass, Fairy-type Pokémon from the Unova region. It evolves into Whimsicott when fed 50 candies and given a Sun Stone.

Pokédex description[]

Cotton Puff Pokémon
When attacked, it expels cotton from its body to create a diversion. The cotton it loses grows back in quickly.
- Cottonee's cry

Possible attacks[]

Fast attacks[]

Icon Fairy
20 (13)
Icon Grass
13 (13)

Charged attacks[]

Icon Grass
90 (23)
Icon Grass
90 (35)
Icon Grass
55 (26)

Evolution family[]

Cottonee is part of a two-member family.

271.
Cottonee
#0546 Cottonee
50  Cottonee candy
Sun Stone
Arrow Dark
Whimsicott
#0547 Whimsicott

271.
Cottonee
#0546 Cottonee
50  Cottonee candy
Sun Stone
Arrow Dark
Whimsicott
#0547 Whimsicott

Event Pokémon forms[]

This Event Cottonee form can evolve retaining its costume.

Event forms
Cottonee
Cottonee
#0546
Cottonee
Flower crown

Sprites Release
Cottonee flower Cottonee flower shiny Flower crown Cottonee was released at the start of Verdant Wonders on March 21st, 2024.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Flower crown Cottonee was released on the same day.

Availability[]

Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon Encounter
Wild
600
650

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2020 Aug 14

Increased spawns in:
Verdant Wonders: 2024 Mar 21 - 25 (crown)
Dazzling Dream: 2024 Jan 13 - 16
Harvest Festival: 2023 Oct 12 - 17
Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global: Aug 26 - 27
Solstice Horizons: 2023 Jun 16 - 25
Sustainability Week 2023: Apr 20 - 26
Astral Eclipse: 2022 Nov 23 - 28
Lush Jungle: 2022 Mar 22 - 29
Festival of Lights 2021: Nov 5 - 14
Secrets of the Jungle Event 2021: Oct 1 - 10
Luminous Legends X: 2021 May 4 - 17
Pokémon Spotlight Hour: 2021 May 4
Friendship Day, Grass-type Pokémon: 2021 Apr 24
Secrets of the Jungle Event 2020: Dec 14 - 17
Pokémon HOME Event: 2020 Nov 17 - 23
Fashion Week 2020: Oct 2 - 8
Unova Week: 2020 Aug 14 - 21

Pokémon Eggs
Eggs
400

Increased chance/Previously in:
2-km - 2023 Mar 1 - Jun 1
5-km - Valentine's Day 2021: Feb 14 - 18
7-km - Unova Week: 2020 Aug 14 - 21

Emblem Raid
Raid Battles
400
500

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 2,364

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

RT-Icon Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
300 Field Research:
Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon: Since Hidden Gems
Catch 5 Pokémon;
Explore 1 km: Verdant Wonders (crown)
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy: 2022 Dec
Battle in GO Battle League: 2022 Jul
Take a snapshot of a wild Grass-type Pokémon: 2022 Apr
Send 5 Gifts and add a sticker to each: 2022 Mar
Catch 5 different species of Grass-type Pokémon: Lush Jungle
Catch 3 Cottonee: Lush Jungle weekend park spotlight
Catch 5 Fairy-type Pokémon: Luminous Legends X
Catch 5 Trubbish: Sustainability Week 2021
Hatch an Egg: 2020 Nov
Special Research/Timed Research:
Fashion Week - 2nd part: Hatch an Egg
Luminous Legends X - 6th part: Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Distracted by Something Shiny - 1st part: Evolve 3 Grass-type Pokémon
Collection Challenge:
Verdant Wonders Collection Challenge (crown)
Ic Adventure Effect Gray
Adventure Effects
600
650

(weather boosted)
Available from Adventure Effect spawns:
Sunsteel Strike: Since 2024 Jul 9


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