I fell in love with Wobbuffet when the episode "Tricks of the Trade" aired on March 24, 2001.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, that patient blue blob instantly reminded me of my beloved black lab, Bosco, my constant companion for as long as I could remember. Bosco and I watched the new Pokemon episodes together every Saturday morning on my parents' bed (their TV was bigger!), with him always trying desperately to fit in my lap despite the fact that he was much too large to do so. After that episode, I started affectionately calling him my Wobbuffet - and the name stuck. Even my mom and dad called me that. He was my Wobba.
My Wobba passed away the next year on January 13, 2002. To this day I am still heartbroken over the loss of my best friend. He will remain in my heart always, but to help keep his memory alive I began collecting Wobbuffets. My collection is small right now, but I am excited to watch it grow in his honor.
I love you, Bosco <3 I hope my Wobbuffet army does you justice!