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Anticipation (Japanese: きけんよち Danger Premonition) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability.
When a Pokémon with Anticipation enters the battle or a Pokémon gains the Ability Anticipation, it causes the Pokémon to "shudder" if any opponent has a damaging move that is super-effective against the Pokémon with Anticipation, a one-hit knockout move, or Selfdestruct or Explosion.
Hidden Power, Judgment, Weather Ball, and Natural Gift are treated as Normal-type moves. Counter, Metal Burst, and Mirror Coat do not trigger Anticipation.
The moves Selfdestruct and Explosion no longer trigger Anticipation by default.
Counter, Metal Burst, and Mirror Coat are counted as attacking moves of their types, so can trigger Anticipation. Techno Blast is treated as a Normal-type move.
Generation VI onward
The moves Self-Destruct and Explosion can trigger Anticipation in Inverse Battles, if the Pokémon is weak to Normal-type moves.
Anticipation ignores a mysterious air current.
Outside of battle
Anticipation has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, a Pokémon detects super-effective moves by hitting the opponent with a regular attack.
Pokémon with Anticipation
In the anime
| The user predicts the movement of a stronger opponent.
|| First Used In
|| Croagunk can sense when a strong opponent is nearby. It can also sense the opponent inside its own Poké Ball.
| Brock's Croagunk
|| Losing Its Lustrous!
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other languages