Forewarn (Ability)

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Forewarn よちむ
Prophetic Dream
Flavor text
Generation IV
Determines what moves the foe has.
Generation V
Determines what moves a foe has.
Generation VI
Determines what moves an opposing Pokémon has.

Forewarn (Japanese: よちむ Prophetic Dream) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Six Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which are Psychic types.


In battle

Forewarn shows the opponent's move with the highest base power. If two or more moves are of the same base Power, one will be chosen at random.

In a Double Battle, Forewarn will only show the highest base power move out of the two opponents. If both opponents have a move with the same base power, one will be chosen at random.

Moves without a base power that can cause damage are assigned one.

Power Moves
160 One-hit knockout moves (Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, Sheer Cold)
150 Eruption, Water Spout
120 Counter, Metal Burst, Mirror Coat
80 Crush Grip, Dragon Rage, Endeavor, Flail, Frustration, Grass Knot, Gyro Ball, Hidden Power, Low Kick,
Natural Gift, Night Shade, Psywave, Return, Reversal, Seismic Toss, Sonic Boom, Trump Card, Wring Out
1 All other damaging moves without fixed powers

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, a Pokémon with Forewarn occasionally evades moves, even moves that never miss.

Outside of battle

Forewarn has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Forewarn

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic Insomnia Forewarn Inner Focus
Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic Insomnia Forewarn Inner Focus
Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious Forewarn Dry Skin
Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic Oblivious Forewarn Hydration
Munna Munna Psychic Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 預知夢 Yùzhī-mèng
France Flag.png French Prédiction
Germany Flag.png German Vorwarnung
Italy Flag.png Italian Premonizione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 예지몽 Yejimong
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Premunir
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alerta

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