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List of Pokémon abilities

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Contents: Top - 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A[edit | edit source]

Air Lock[edit | edit source]

Battle: Negates any and all weather effects in battle.

Arena Trap[edit | edit source]

Battle: Prevents Pokémon from fleeing or being switched out. Flying-type Pokémon and Pokémon with the abilities Levitate and Run Away are unaffected by Arena Trap.

B[edit | edit source]

Battle Armor[edit | edit source]

Battle: Opponent's attacks cannot Critical Hit.


Blaze[edit | edit source]

Battle: When HP is below one third, Fire's power increases to 1.5 times.

C[edit | edit source]

Cacophony[edit | edit source]

Battle: Pokémon with this ability is ineffected by sound moves. This is an unused ability, coded in the game, but no Pokémon have it. Exactly the same as Soundproof.

Chlorophyll[edit | edit source]

Battle: Speed is raised by 2 levels in sunshine.

Clear Body[edit | edit source]

Battle: Opponents' moves which lower this POKéMON's ability values have no effect. However this POKéMON may lower its own stats with its own moves.

Cloud Nine[edit | edit source]

Battle: All weather effects are negated while the pokémon is on the field.

Color Change[edit | edit source]

Battle: This pokémon's type becomes the type of the last damaging move which hit it.

  • Kecleon

Compoundeyes[edit | edit source]

Battle: Raises the pokémon's accuracy by 30%.

Field: If the pokémon is in the lead spot, chance of encountering a wild pokémon holding an item increases.

Cute Charm[edit | edit source]

Battle: If the foe attacks using a move that makes physical contact, it will become infatuated.

D[edit | edit source]

Damp[edit | edit source]

Battle: Explosion and Selfdestruct will not work while the Pokémon is on the field.

Drizzle[edit | edit source]

Battle: Weather changes to heavy rain when the Pokémon enters the battle.

Drought[edit | edit source]

Battle: Weather changes to sunshine when the Pokémon enters battle.

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Early Bird[edit | edit source]

Battle: The Pokémon will awake from sleep twice as fast.

Effect Spore[edit | edit source]

Battle: The opponent has a 10% chance of being induced by PARALYZE, POISON, or SLEEP when using an attack, that requires physical contact, against this POKéMON.

F[edit | edit source]

Flame Body A pokemon that comes into contact with a pokemon with this ability may be burned[edit | edit source]

Flash Fire[edit | edit source]

Battle: Activates when user is hit by a damaging Fire-type move (including Fire-type Hidden Power). Once activated, user's Fire-type moves deal 1.5 times damage. While this ability is in effect, this Pokémon is immune to damage from Fire-type attacks. For Fire-type Pokémon with this ability, Will-O-Wisp activates this ability without having an effect. If a non-Fire-type Pokémon has this ability, Will-O-Wisp will activate the ability and will have an effect.

Forecast[edit | edit source]

Battle: User changes with the weather

G[edit | edit source]

Guts[edit | edit source]

Raises Attack by 1.5 when the user's HP is down to approx. 1/3 of its max health.

  • Makuhita
  • Hariyama

H[edit | edit source]

Huge Power[edit | edit source]

Battle: The user gains an Attack Boost of 2x.

  • Maril
  • Azumaril

Hustle[edit | edit source]

Hyper Cutter[edit | edit source]

The user will be immune from reduction of the Attack stat.

I[edit | edit source]

Immunity[edit | edit source]

Battle: Pokémon with this ability can't be poisioned

Inner Focus[edit | edit source]

Battle: Pokémon with this ability cannot be made to flinch. The exception to this rule is when hit after tightening focus (i.e. when using Focus Punch).



Insomnia[edit | edit source]

Battle: Pokémon with this ability can't be put to sleep


Intimidate[edit | edit source]

Battle: Upon entering battle, the opponent's Attack lowers one stage. In a Double Battle, both opponents' Attack are lowered.


Field: If the Pokémon is in the lead spot, chance of encountering a low level wild Pokémon decreases by 50%. This applies to POKéMON five levels lower than or below the level of the lead Pokémon.

J[edit | edit source]

K[edit | edit source]

Keen Eye[edit | edit source]

Battle: Pokémon with this ability are immune to attacks that lower Accuracy (e.g. Sand Attack).


  • Sableye
  • Wingull
  • Pelipper
  • Skarmory

L[edit | edit source]

Levitate[edit | edit source]

Battle: Damage dealing Ground-type moves have no effect on this POKéMON. Cannot be trapped by Arena Trap ability and takes no damage from Spikes. Imitated by the move Magnet Rise.


Lightningrod[edit | edit source]

Battle: Draws electrical moves in a double battle, protecting ally from harm.

Field: Player receives 10% more phone calls if this Pokémon is in the party's first slot.

Limber[edit | edit source]

Battle: The Pokémon cannot be Paralyzed while having this ability.

Liquid Ooze[edit | edit source]

Battle: When moves such as Leech Seed, Absorb, Mega Drain, Giga Drain and Drain Punch are used on a Pokémon with this ability, it hurts the user instead of restoring HP. The Pokémon the attack is used on will also be hurt.


  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel

M[edit | edit source]

Magma Armor[edit | edit source]

Battle: Prevents Freezing.

  • Numel
  • Camerupt

Magnet Pull[edit | edit source]

Battle: Prevents wild Steel-type Pokémon from escaping through the use of Roar, etc.

  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Nosepass

Marvel Scale[edit | edit source]

Battle: Raises defense if the Pokémon currently has a status ailment

  • Milotic

Minus[edit | edit source]

  • Minun

N[edit | edit source]

Natural Cure[edit | edit source]

Battle: The POKéMON's status (BURN, PARALYZE, SLEEP, POISON, FREEZE) is healed when withdrawn from battle.

O[edit | edit source]

Oblivious[edit | edit source]

Battle: The POKéMON cannot be induced into the ATTRACT condition while having this ability.

Overgrow[edit | edit source]

Battle: When HP is below one third, Grass's power increases to 1.5 times.

Own Tempo[edit | edit source]

Battle: Pokémon with this ability can't be confused

P[edit | edit source]

Pressure[edit | edit source]

Battle: When this Pokémon is hit by any move, the user's PP goes down by 2 instead of 1.

Field: The chance of encountering a high-level Pokémon is decreased by 50% when this Pokémon is in the first slot.


Pickup[edit | edit source]

Field: May pick up items while walking around.

  • Zigzagoon
  • Linoone
  • Meowth

Plus[edit | edit source]

  • Plusle

Poison Point[edit | edit source]

Battle: When foe uses an attack that physically hits a Pokémon with this ability, the foe will be Poisoned.


  • Nidoran (both male and female)
  • Nidorino
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoking
  • Nidoqueen
  • Qwilfish

Pure Power[edit | edit source]

Battle: Raises ATTACK by one stage.

  • Medicham

Q[edit | edit source]

R[edit | edit source]

Rain Dish[edit | edit source]

Battle: Restores 1/16th of HP in rain.

  • Lotad
  • Lombre
  • Ludicolo

Rock Head[edit | edit source]

Battle: No recoil damage is inflicted after using an attack that inflicts recoil damage on the user.


  • Geodude
  • Graveler
  • Golem
  • Relicanth
  • Onix
  • Steelix
  • Aron
  • Lairon
  • Aggron
  • Bagon
  • Shelgon

Rough Skin[edit | edit source]

Battle: The opponent is hurt by 1/16th of his maxium Hit Points of recoil when using an attack, that requires physical contact against this Pokémon.

  • Carvanha
  • Sharpedo

Run Away[edit | edit source]

Battle: Increases chances of escaping from wild Pokémon (not foolproof).

S[edit | edit source]

Sand Stream[edit | edit source]

Battle: Changes the weather to a sandstorm when user enters battle.

Sand Veil[edit | edit source]

Battle: Raises the Pokémon's evasion during a sandstorm by one level.

Field: If the Pokémon in the lead spot, chance of encountering a wild Pokémon during a sandstorm decreases to 50%.


Serene Grace[edit | edit source]

Battle: Promotes added effects. For example, Dragonbreath has a 30% chance of Paralyzing the target. With Serene Grace in play, that chance doubles to 60%.


  • Chansey
  • Blissey

Shadow Tag[edit | edit source]

Battle: The opponent cannot run nor switch. If this POKéMON switches, the opponent will remain trapped.

Shed Skin[edit | edit source]

Battle: Grants the Pokémon a 1 in 3 chance of recovering from a permanent (e.g. burn, freeze) status condition.

Shield Dust[edit | edit source]

Battle: Prevents added effects from damaging moves. E.g. Fake Out will only do damage and will not cause this Pokémon to flinch.

Shell Armor[edit | edit source]

Battle: The user will block any Critical Hits from any opposing Pokémon.

  • Anorith
  • Armaldo

Soundproof[edit | edit source]

Battle: Blocks sound-based moves (e.g. Sonicboom, Screech, Hyper Voice etc.)

  • Voltorb
  • Electrode
  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud

Speed Boost[edit | edit source]

Battle: Speed increases by one stage each turn each turn except the turn that the Pokémon is switched into battle.

Static[edit | edit source]

Battle: The opponent has a 30% chance of being induced with PARALYZE when using an attack, that requires physical contact, against this Pokémon.

Field: If the pokémon is in the lead spot, chance of encountering an Electric-type wild pokémon increases by 50%.


Stench[edit | edit source]

Field: When this Pokémon is in the first slot, chance of encountering a wild Pokémon is decreased to 50%. In Battle Pyramid, it decreased to 75%.

Sturdy[edit | edit source]

Battle: The Pokémon is unaffected by One Hit Knock Out moves.


Sticky Hold[edit | edit source]

Battle: Moves such as Thief, Covet and Trick will not work.

  • Grimer
  • Muk

Suction Cups[edit | edit source]

Battle: This Pokémon cannot be switched if the opponent uses Roar or Whirlwind.

Field: When fishing, Pokémon are easier to catch.

Swarm[edit | edit source]

Battle: BUG-Type moves increase in power 1.5x when below 1/3 HP

Swift Swim[edit | edit source]

Battle: Raises SPEED by 2 stages in rain.

  • Lotad
  • Lombre
  • Ludicolo
  • Magikarp

Synchronize[edit | edit source]

Battle: When this POKéMON becomes POISON, PARALYZE, or BURN, so does the opponent. However, Fire-type and Water Veil ability POKéMON cannot be BURNed, Poison-type and Steel-type and Immunity ability POKéMON cannot be POISONed, and Limber ability POKéMON cannot be Paralyzed.

Field: If the POKéMON is in the lead spot, chance of encountering a wild POKéMON with the same nature will be 50%.

T[edit | edit source]

Thick Fat[edit | edit source]

Battle: The user will be given more protection against Fire and ice type moves

Munchlax

Snorlax

Torrent[edit | edit source]

Battle: When HP is below one third, Water's power increases to 1.5 times.


Trace[edit | edit source]

Battle: Copies foe's ability when entering battle.

  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Ralts
  • Kirlia
  • Gardevoir
  • Porygon
  • Porygon2
  • PorygonZ

Truant[edit | edit source]

Battle: Pokémon only moves every other battle turn.

U[edit | edit source]

Unaware[edit | edit source]

Battle: Ignores the beneficial stat changes of an opponent pokémon.

V[edit | edit source]

Vital Spirit[edit | edit source]

Battle: Prevents Sleep.


  • Vigoroth
  • Mankey
  • Primeape

Volt Absorb[edit | edit source]

Battle: The POKéMON heals up to one forth of its maximum Hit Points when hit with Electric-type moves.

W[edit | edit source]

Water Absorb[edit | edit source]

Battle: The POKéMON heals up to one forth of its maximum Hit Points when hit with Water-type moves.


Water Veil[edit | edit source]

Battle: Prevents Burns.

  • Goldeen
  • Seaking

White Smoke[edit | edit source]

Battle: Prevents any opposing Pokémon from changing this Pokémon's stats.

  • Torkoal

Wonder Guard[edit | edit source]

Battle: The POKéMON is only harmed by Super Effective damage, weather effects and condition effects.