Whismur Guide: A Noisy Nuisance With Lots of Potential

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The Pokemon universe is a vast and vibrant landscape filled to the brim with a variety of big, small, powerful, and petite monsters that you can train as your own.

Your overall goal is to be the very best there ever was and take on the Pokemon League. However, one would argue that it’s all about the friends and Pokemon you meet along the way. Although, as Pokemon has been around for over twenty-five years now, it’s pretty difficult to remember all the Pokemon on the roster, let alone know them well.

So with this in mind, we have come up with a series of Pokemon essential handbooks. These handbooks aim to document every key bit of info for every single Pokemon out there. Allowing you to get the most out of your Pokemon and train them to be the best that they can possibly be.

In this guide, we take a look at Whismur, a generation III Pokemon known for making a lot of noise despite its tiny frame. So without further delay, here is our Whismur essential handbook.

What Is Whismur?


Whismur is a pure normal type Pokemon that was introduced in Generation III. This Pokemon made its debut in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire and played a small role in the main storyline with the whismur in the tunnel between route 116 and Verdanturf Town being blocked due to a cave-in caused by the Uproar of the Whismur inside.

In terms of appearance, this Pokemon is a small but rotund Pokemon with a pink/purple body and yellow markings on the tips of both the ears and the feet. Whismur’s facial structure is rather curious as it has a perplexed mouth shape as if the Pokemon is in a constant state of duress. Plus, the Pokemon’s eyes are shaped like little crosshairs which is something, unlike any other Pokemon.

While this Pokemon is best known for a battle cry when it senses danger that could shatter eardrums with ease. It is actually a rather timid creature that aside from when it is in danger, is ironically very quiet. Usually, when the Pokemon finishes crying and feel that it is no longer in danger it will sleep due to exhaustion.

This Pokemon is number 293 in the Pokedex, is about 0.6 meters tall, is deceptively heavy, weighing about 16.3 kilograms. It has a catch rate of about 35.2% and has a slow/medium growth rate.

Does Whismur Appear in the Pokemon Anime?

Yes, Whismur has been around for more Pokemon generations than it hasn’t and as a result, this Pokemon has managed to its share of time in the spotlight. This Pokemon debuted in the episode A Poké-BLOCK Party! In this episode, we meet Alanna’s Whismur and in this episode, it battles against Jigglypuff. While all the other Pokemon succumb to Jigglypuff’s signature more, sing. Whismur’s ability allows it to stay awake and battle on.

Whismur also appeared in the episode, Gotta Dance!! In this episode, Meowth of Team Rocket captured these Pokemon in an attempt to please and entertain the Rocket leader, Giovanni. Meowth was going to make this Pokemon dance and perform for their leader, however, Ash and the gang rescued and freed the Whismur.

The Pokemon also made a major appearance in an episode called Pinch Healing! In this episode, Matt is baby-sitting a timid Whismur and his efforts are spent throughout the episode comforting the Pokemon by playing with them.These are the most prominent roles that Whismur has played within the anime. However, it did make some other more minor appearances. Here is a list of these below:

  • Leading a Stray!
  • Exploud and Clear!
  • The Ribbon Cup Caper
  • Deceit and Assist
  • To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!
  • An Old Family Blend!
  • Awakening the Sleeping Giant
  • Goodbye, Friend!
  • Making Battles in the Sand!
  • A Crackling Raid Battle!

Does Whismur Appear in the Pokemon Movie?

Whismur Pokemon

While this Pokemon has made a very respectable number of appearances in the anime series. Whismur has sadly not featured in very many Pokemon movies. In fact, the only Pokemon movie that this Pokemon has made a brief appearance in was Destiny Deoxys, a movie based on the third-generation legendary Pokemon.

As it has been quite a while since this Pokemon has been relevant and since it has had a lot of exposure in the anime series, we wouldn’t expect many more movie opportunities for this Pokemon. However, never say never.

How Good is the Whismur Pokemon Trading Card?

Whismur has been subject to several TCG cards, undoubtedly due to the competitive viability of its full evolution, Exploud. This Pokemon debuted in the TCG as part of the Nintendo Black Star Promos series and since then, has been the subject of a couple of useful cards to add to your collection. Here we will take a look at the original and then our pick of the bunch.

The original TCG card is a pretty underwhelming one in truth and as a means of getting Loudred onto the field and little else. The Pokemon has two attacks. One is supersonic which has the chance to confuse the opponent and the other is pound which does a total of ten damage. While it is good that this Pokemon has the ability to stall, it’s rather lackluster when compared to some of the other Whismur related TCG cards out there.

Speaking of which, our pick of the bunch is the Celestial Storm Whismur card. In truth, none of the Whismur cards is practical in a battling context but the Celestial Storm Whismur has a move called Wail. This not only hits with forty damage which is double most of the other cards. It also allows you to take one of your opponent’s active Pokemon and replace them with a benched Pokemon. This can be a useful tactic and a great defensive/counterattacking strategy.

Whismur in the Pokemon Video Games

Whismur has been around for quite some time now, first entering the Pokemon series in the third generation and has been a fixture of most of the core games in the series ever since. However, you may be wondering what spin-offs that this Pokemon snuck into and which games that it missed out on. Well, here is a list of all the Pokemon games that Whismur has featured in:

  • Pokemon Ruby
  • Pokemon Sapphire
  • Pokemon Emerald
  • Pokemon Fire Red
  • Pokemon Leaf Green
  • Pokemon Coliseum
  • Pokemon XD
  • Pokemon Diamond
  • Pokemon Pearl
  • Pokemon Platinum
  • Pokemon Heart Gold
  • Pokemon Soul Silver
  • Pokemon Pal Park
  • Pokemon Black
  • Pokemon White
  • Pokemon White II
  • Pokemon Black II
  • Pokemon X
  • Pokemon Y
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby
  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
  • Pokemon Sun
  • Pokemon Moon
  • Pokemon Ultra Sun
  • Pokemon Ultra Moon
  • Pokemon Sword
  • Pokemon Shield
  • Pokemon Channel
  • Pokemon Pinball
  • Pokemon Trozei
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Time
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Darkness
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Sky
  • Pokemon Ranger
  • Pokemon Rumble Blast
  • Pokemon Rumble U
  • Pokemon Shuffle
  • Pokemon Rumble World
  • Pokemon Rumble Rush

What Moves Does Whismur Learn?

Whismur Ability

Whismur is a pure normal type Pokemon and as a result, the vast majority of all this Pokemon’s moves are physical. However, there are some anomalies in there which can be used to throw your opponents a curveball and allow you to clinch the victory. Here is a list of all the moves that Whismur can use:

Learned Moves:

  • Astonish
  • Pound
  • Echoed Voice
  • Howl
  • Rest
  • Sleep Talk
  • Stomp
  • Roar
  • Supersonic
  • Uproar
  • Screech
  • Hyper Voice

Taught Moves:

  • Mega Punch
  • Mega Kick
  • Fire Punch
  • Ice Punch
  • Thunder Punch
  • Solar beam
  • Screech
  • Rest
  • Snore
  • Protect
  • Icy wind
  • Attract
  • Rain dance
  • Sunny Day
  • Facade
  • Fake Tears
  • Fling
  • Round
  • Retaliate
  • Flamethrower
  • Body slam
  • Ice beam
  • Blizzard
  • Fire blast
  • Substitute
  • Endure
  • Sleep talk
  • Shadow ball
  • Uproar
  • Hyper voice
  • Zen headbutt
  • Work up

Breeding Moves:

  • Circle-throw
  • Disarming voice
  • Endeavour
  • Extrasensory
  • Hammer arm
  • Smokescreen
  • Takedown
  • Whirlwind

What is Whismur Weak/Strong Against?


Whismur is a normal type Pokemon, meaning that it will have immunity against ghost-type moves and will be weak against a handful of types such as fighting-type moves.

However, as is the case with most normal type Pokemon, this Pokemon will have a lack of resistance across the board. Meaning that while most Pokemon won’t have an advantage over Whismur, they won’t be at a disadvantage either. Here is a rundown of the weaknesses, resistances, and immunities of the Pokemon, Whismur:

Weaknesses: Fighting

Resistances: N/A

Immunities: Ghost

What Abilities Does Whismur Have?

Whismur has both a standard ability and a hidden ability that has to be obtained through breeding. Here is a list of the two abilities and a description of each:

Soundproof: This ability grants immunity to the Pokemon in question when attacked with a sound-based move.

Rattled: When an opponent uses a move that scares Whismur, such as dark, ghost, and bug-type moves for example. The Pokemon’s speed stat will increase.

How to Catch a Whismur in the Pokemon Games?

Whismur is a relatively accessible Pokemon and can be caught through random encounters in most of the Pokemon games that it features in. There are several Pokemon titles where this Pokemon will only be accessible via a trade. These include Fire Red, Leaf Green, XD, Coliseum, Black, Black II, White II, Sword and Shield.

Then in games such as Diamond Pearl and Platinum, this Pokemon will be accessible without the need to trade. However, only if you were to breed an Exploud. Overall though, this Pokemon is a relatively simple one to catch.

Is Whismur a Rare Pokemon?


As we mentioned above, this Pokemon is a fairly simple Pokemon to capture through random encounters or through the process of breeding.

Plus, when you do find one, the capture rate is rather high at 35.2%. So in this sense, Whismur is a rather common Pokemon in a lot of games within the series. However, due to the fact that this Pokemon is required via trading in quite a few iterations of the game, an argument could be made that it isn’t as simple as you might think. Weighing up all this info, we would categorize Whismur as a slightly uncommon Pokemon.

Does Whismur Evolve?

Yes, Whismur is the branch of a three-stage evolutionary tree. This Pokemon may start off as a rather small and intimidating figure but soon evolves into one of the most fearsome Pokemon of the third generation. This Pokemon will first evolve into a Loudred when the Pokemon reaches level twenty. Then Loudred will evolve into Exploud when the Pokemon has been trained to reach level forty.

What is Whismur’s Base Stats?

This Pokemon is the definition of a glass cannon. This Pokemon isn’t formidable in terms of hit points, any form of defense and it isn’t all that fast either.

However, what this Pokemon does have in its locker is very strong physical and special attack stats that will surprise anyone that underestimates this Pokemon in battle. Here is a quick rundown of the base stats for the Pokemon, Whismur:

  • HP: 64
  • Attack: 51
  • Defense: 23
  • SP Attack: 51
  • SP Defense: 23
  • Speed: 28

What Does a Shiny Whismur Look Like?

A shiny whisper is definitely one that you should actively pursue if you are a fan of Pokemon sprites that really contrast when compared with their original form. The shiny version of this Pokemon has the same pink/purple body coloring.

However, instead of the pale yellow ears and feet, the shiny version of this Pokemon has a neon green coloring which is very striking indeed. A lot of shiny Pokemon can be a letdown in terms of visual offerings but it is safe to say that Whismur isn’t one of them, so we urge you to get shiny hunting.


Answer: While every Pokemon trainer will probably have a preference regarding which type they like to use. This doesn’t always make the starter choice for each generation straightforward. One has to consider the order in which the player will have to fight the Gym leaders of the region. Plus, some starter Pokemon are simply more competitively viable than others, we are looking at you Greninja. So with that in mind, here is a ranking of the most popular generation III starters:
1 – Mudkip
2 – Torchic
3 – Treeko
This is a surprising one, considering that even in today’s meta, Blaziken is one of the best non-legendary fighters around. However, of the three listed it was Mudkip that won the day. This may be down to the fact that the first gym leader is Roxanne the rock type leader. Or it might be down to the meme culture that engulfed Mudkip. Whatever the case, the fact is that Mudkip is the most popular starter of the third-gen.

Question: Which Normal Type Pokemon is the Strongest?

Answer: Several Pokemon trainers will write off normal type Pokemon due to their lack of specialty. However, the fact is that some of these Pokemon are brilliant competitive options. A lot of these Pokemon are hard hitters, able to tank huge hits and in some cases, can learn moves to become healing Pokemon which are almost impossible to take down. Here is a list of the top five best normal type Pokemon:
While there are several options, the clear winner is the God of all Pokemon, Arceus. Now in fairness, this Pokemon’s type can be changed withheld items but regardless of this technicality, we would say that this Pokemon is far and away from the best competitive normal type.

Question: What Other Pokemon Are Based on Rabbits?

Answer: As you might know, many Pokemon are based on real-world animals. Pikachu is based on a mouse for example or Squirtle who is based on a turtle. Well, seeing as Whismur is based on a rabbit, we thought it would be interesting to list all the other Pokemon based on rabbits. Here they are below:
So that is our essential Pokemon handbook giving you all the information you could ever need on the Pokemon, Whismur. What did you make of this guide? Was this useful and informative? What other Pokemon would you like us to cover? Let us know in the comments section below and as always, thank you for reading.

Careless Whismur

As you can see with the information above, Whismur is a surprise package that can catch anyone off guard with its raw power. This Pokemon has the potential to grow into one of the strongest Pokemon introduced in the third generation of the series.

It has had plenty of appearances in the anime, proving this Pokemon’s widespread popularity and it has a wide variety of TCG cards too. Whismur is one of the most underrated basic Pokemon in the game and we would urge you to give them a chance. If you do, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

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