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An Ability is a special trait that each individual Pokémon have that cause special effects. This is a list of all the known abilities.



Ability In-game description Gen.
AdaptabilityPowers up moves of the same type as the Pokémon.IV
AerilateNormal-type moves become Flying-type moves.VI
AftermathDamages the attacker landing the finishing hit.IV
Air LockEliminates the effects of weather.III
AnalyticBoosts move power when the Pokémon moves after the target.V
Anger PointMaxes the Attack after the Pokémon takes a critical hit.IV
AnticipationSenses an opposing Pokémon's dangerous moves.IV
Arena TrapPrevents opposing Pokémon from fleeing.III
Aroma VeilProtects allies from attacks that limit their move choices.VI
Aura BreakThe effects of "Aura" Abilities are reversed.VI


Ability In-game description Gen.
Bad DreamsReduces the HP of sleeping opposing Pokémon.IV
Battle ArmorProtects the Pokémon from critical hits.III
Big PecksProtects the Pokémon from Defense-lowering attacks.V
BlazePowers up Fire-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.III
BulletproofProtects the Pokémon from some ball and bomb moves.VI


Ability In-game description Gen.
Cheek PouchRestores HP as well when the Pokémon eats a Berry.VI
ChlorophyllBoosts the Pokémon's Speed stat in sunshine.III
Clear BodyPrevents other Pokémon from lowering its stats.III
Cloud NineEliminates the effects of weather.III
Color ChangeThe Pokémon's type becomes the type of the move used on it.III
CompetitiveBoosts the Sp. Atk stat when a stat is lowered.VI
Compound EyesBoosts the Pokémon's accuracy.III
ContraryMakes stat changes have an opposite effect.V
Cursed BodyMay disable a move used on the Pokémon.V
Cute CharmContact with the Pokémon may cause infatuation.III


Ability In-game description Gen.
DampPrevents the use of self-destructing moves.III
Dark AuraPowers up each Pokémon's Dark-type moves.VI
DefeatistLowers stats when HP becomes half or less.V
DefiantBoosts the Pokémon's Attack stat when its stats are lowered.V
DownloadAdjusts power based on an opposing Pokémon's stats.IV
DrizzleThe Pokémon makes it rain when it enters a battle.III
DroughtTurns the sunlight harsh when the Pokémon enters a battle.III
Dry SkinReduces HP if it's hot. Water restores HP.IV


Ability In-game description Gen.
Early BirdThe Pokémon awakens quickly from sleep.III
Effect SporeContact may poison or cause paralysis or sleep.III


Ability In-game description Gen.
Fairy AuraPowers up each Pokémon's Fairy-type moves.VI
FilterReduces damage from supereffective attacks.IV
Flame BodyContact with the Pokémon may burn the attacker.III
Flare BoostPowers up special attacks when the Pokémon is burned.V
Flash FirePowers up the Pokémon's Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.III
Flower GiftPowers up party Pokémon when it is sunny.IV
Flower VeilPrevents lowering of ally Grass-type Pokémon's stats.VI
ForecastCastform transforms with the weather.III
ForewarnDetermines what moves an opposing Pokémon has.IV
Friend GuardReduces damage done to allies.V
FriskThe Pokémon can check an opposing Pokémon's held item.IV
Fur CoatHalves damage from physical moves.VI


Ability In-game description Gen.
Gale WingsGives priority to Flying-type moves.VI
GluttonyMakes the Pokémon use a held Berry earlier than usual.IV
GooeyContact with the Pokémon lowers the attacker's Speed stat.VI
Grass PeltBoosts the Defense stat in Grassy Terrain.VI
GutsBoosts the Attack stat if the Pokémon has a status condition.III


Ability In-game description Gen.
HarvestMay create another Berry after one is used.V
HealerSometimes heals an ally's status condition.V
HeatproofWeakens the power of Fire-type moves.IV
Heavy MetalDoubles the Pokémon's weight.V
Honey GatherThe Pokémon may gather Honey from somewhere.IV
Huge PowerBoosts the Pokémon's Attack stat.III
HustleBoosts the Attack stat, but lowers accuracy.III
HydrationHeals status conditions if it's raining.IV
Hyper CutterPrevents other Pokémon from lowering its Attack stat.III


Ability In-game description Gen.
Ice BodyThe Pokémon gradually regains HP in a hailstorm.IV
IlluminateRaises the likelihood of meeting wild Pokémon.III
IllusionComes out disguised as the Pokémon in the party's last spot.V
ImmunityPrevents the Pokémon from getting poisoned.III
ImposterThe Pokémon transforms itself into the Pokémon it's facing.V
InfiltratorPasses through the opposing Pokémon's barrier and strikes.V
Inner FocusProtects the Pokémon from flinching.III
InsomniaPrevents the Pokémon from falling asleep.III
IntimidateLowers the opposing Pokémon's Attack stat.III
Iron BarbsInflicts damage to the attacker on contact.V
Iron FistPowers up punching moves.IV


Ability In-game description Gen.
JustifiedBoosts the Attack stat when it's hit by a Dark-type move.V


Ability In-game description Gen.
Keen EyePrevents other Pokémon from lowering accuracy.III
KlutzThe Pokémon can't use any held items.IV


Ability In-game description Gen.
Leaf GuardPrevents status conditions in sunny weather.IV
LevitateGives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.III
Light MetalHalves the Pokémon's weight.V
Lightning RodDraws in all Electric-type moves to boost Sp. Atk stat.III
LimberProtects the Pokémon from paralysis.III
Liquid OozeDamages attackers using any draining move.III


Ability In-game description Gen.
Magic BounceReflects status moves.V
Magic GuardThe Pokémon only takes damage from attacks.III
MagicianThe Pokémon steals the held item of a Pokémon it hits with a move.VI
Magma ArmorPrevents the Pokémon from becoming frozen.III
Magnet PullPrevents Steel-type Pokémon from escaping.III
Marvel ScaleBoosts the Defense stat if the Pokémon has a status condition.III
Mega LauncherPowers up aura and pulse moves.VI
MinusBoosts the Sp. Atk stat if another Pokémon has Plus or Minus.III
Mold BreakerMoves can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.IV
MoodyRaises one stat and lowers another.V
Motor DriveBoosts the Speed stat when it's hit by an Electric-type move.IV
MoxieBoosts the Attack stat after knocking out any Pokémon. V
MultiscaleReduces damage the Pokémon takes when its HP is full.V
MultitypeChanges the Pokémon's type to match the Plate it holds.IV
MummyContact with the Pokémon spreads this Ability.V


Ability In-game description Gen.
Natural CureAll status conditions heal when the Pokémon switches out.III
No GuardEnsures attacks by or against the Pokémon land.III
NormalizeAll the Pokémon's moves become Normal-type.IV


Ability In-game description Gen.
ObliviousKeeps the Pokémon from being infatuated or falling for taunts.III
OvercoatProtects the Pokémon from things like sand, hail, and powder.V
OvergrowPowers up Grass-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.III
Own TempoPrevents the Pokémon from becoming confused.III


Ability In-game description Gen.
Parental BondParent and child attack together.VI
PickpocketSteals an item from an attacker that made direct contact.V
PickupThe Pokémon may pick up items.III
PixilateNormal-type moves become Fairy-type moves.VI
PlusBoosts the Sp. Atk stat if another Pokémon has Plus or Minus.III
Poison HealRestores HP if the Pokémon is poisoned.IV
Poison PointContact with the Pokémon may poison the attacker.III
Poison TouchMay poison a target when the Pokémon makes contact.V
PranksterGives priority to a status move.V
PressureThe Pokémon raises opposing Pokémon's PP usage.III
ProteanChanges the Pokémon's type to the type of the move it's using.VI
Pure PowerBoosts the Pokémon's Attack stat.III


Ability In-game description Gen.
Quick FeetBoosts the Speed stat if the Pokémon has a status condition.IV


Ability In-game description Gen.
Rain DishThe Pokémon gradually regains HP in rain.III
RattledSome move types scare it and boost its Speed stat.V
RecklessPowers up moves that have recoil damage.IV
RefrigerateNormal-type moves become Ice-type moves.VI
RegeneratorRestores a little HP when withdrawn from battle.V
RivalryDeals more damage to a Pokémon of the same gender.IV
Rock HeadProtects the Pokémon from recoil damage.III
Rough SkinInflicts damage to the attacker on contact.III
Run AwayEnables a sure getaway from wild Pokémon.III


Ability In-game description Gen.
Sand ForceBoosts certain move's power in a sandstorm.V
Sand RushBoosts the Pokémon's Speed in a sandstorm.V
Sand StreamThe Pokémon summons a sandstorm in battle.III
Sand VeilBoosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.III
Sap SipperBoosts the Attack when hit by a Grass-type move.V
ScrappyMakes Normal- and Fighting-type moves hit Ghost-type Pokémon.IV
Serene GraceBoosts the likelihood of additional effects occurring.III
Shadow TagPrevents opposing Pokémon from escaping.III
Shed SkinThe Pokémon may heal its own status conditions.III
Sheer ForceRemoves added effects to increase move damage.V
Shell ArmorProtects the Pokémon from critical hits.III
Shield DustBlocks the additional effects of attacks taken.III
SimpleThe Pokémon is prone to wild stat changes.IV
Skill LinkIncreases the number of times multi-stike moves hit.IV
Slow StartTemporarily halves the Pokémon's Attack and Speed stats.IV
SniperPowers up moves if they become critical hits.IV
Snow CloakBoosts evasion in a hailstorm.IV
Snow WarningThe Pokémon summons a hailstorm when it enters a battle.IV
Solar PowerBoosts the Sp. Atk stat in sunny weather, but HP decreases.IV
Solid RockReduces damage from supereffective attacks.IV
SoundproofGives full immunity to all sound-based moves.III
Speed BoostIts Speed stat is gradually boosted.III
StallThe Pokémon moves after all other Pokémon do.IV
Stance ChangeThe Pokémon changes form depending on how it battles.VI
StaticContact with the Pokémon may cause paralysis.III
SteadfastBoosts the Speed stat each time the Pokémon flinches.IV
StenchThe stench may cause the target to flinch.III
Sticky HoldProtects the Pokémon from item theft.III
Storm DrainDraws in all Water-type moves to boost Sp. Atk stat.IV
Strong JawThe Pokémon's strong jaw gives it tremendous biting power.VI
SturdyIt cannot be knocked out with one hit.III
Suction CupsNegates all moves and items that force switching out.III
Super LuckBoosts the critical-hit ratios of moves.IV
SwarmPowers up Bug-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.III
Sweet VeilPrevents itself and ally Pokémon from falling asleep.VI
Swift SwimBoosts the Pokémon's Speed stat in rain.III
SymbiosisThe Pokémon can pass an item to an ally.VI
SynchronizePasses poison, paralyze, or burn to the Pokémon that inflicted it.III


Ability In-game description Gen.
Tangled FeetRaises evasion if the Pokémon is confused.IV
TechnicianPowers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.IV
TelepathyAnticipates an ally's attack and dodges it.V
TeravoltMoves can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.V
Thick FatBoosts resistance to Fire- and Ice-type moves.III
Tinted LensPowers up "not very effective" moves.IV
TorrentPowers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.III
Tough ClawsPowers up moves that make direct contact.VI
Toxic BoostPowers up physical attacks when the Pokémon is poisoned.V
TraceThe Pokémon copies an opposing Pokémon's Ability.III
TruantThe Pokémon can't attack on consecutive turns.III
TurboblazeMoves can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.V


Ability In-game description Gen.
UnawareIgnores the opposing Pokémon's stat changes.IV
UnburdenBoosts the Speed stat if its held item is used or lost.IV
UnnerveUnnerves opposing Pokémon and makes them unable to eat Berries.V


Ability In-game description Gen.
Victory StarBoosts the accuracy of its allies and itself.V
Vital SpiritPrevents the Pokémon from falling asleep.III
Volt AbsorbRestores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.III


Ability In-game description Gen.
Water AbsorbRestores HP if hit by a Water-type move.III
Water VeilPrevents the Pokémon from getting a burn.III
Weak ArmorPhysical attacks lower its Defense stat and raise it Speed stat.V
White SmokePrevents other Pokémon from lowering its stats.III
Wonder GuardOnly supereffective moves will hit.III
Wonder SkinMakes status moves more likely to miss.V


Ability In-game description Gen.
Zen ModeChanges the Pokémon's shape when HP is half or less.V

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