Rufflet is a small shaggy bird. He has quite a big head size than his body. The head has shaggy creamy colored outer fur. His inner part of the head is blue, with a red spike at the top. He has sharp, black eyes, with white pupils. His neck fur is like a creamy, wooly scarf and his wing and his little body are a lovely blue. He has fairly big sized feet, like any other bird.
Rufflet shares similarites to Growlithe. They both stand up to strong opponents without fear and they also have 350 stat total.
It is impossible to get a seen Pokedex entry for Rufflet in Pokémon Black and Pokémon Black 2 without trading with another player.
Its Japanese name 'Washibon' is possibly derived from 'Washi' meaning eagle in Japanese, or the Filipino word 'Haribon' known as Philippine Eagle meaning King of Birds. In addition it sounds phonetically similar to 'Washington'.