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Own Tempo (Japanese: マイペース My Pace) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twenty Pokémon can have this Ability.
Own Tempo prevents the Pokémon from being afflicted by confusion, even if it is self-inflicted (such as from moves like Thrash or items like the Iapapa Berry).
A Pokémon with this Ability will be cured of confusion if it is confused while in battle (such as if it gains the Ability by an effect like Skill Swap, or is confused by a Pokémon with an Ability like Mold Breaker). If the Pokémon is holding a Persim Berry or a Lum Berry, it will be eaten before Own Tempo cures the Pokémon of confusion.
Generation III and IV
If a Pokémon with this Ability is confused due to obtaining it from Baton Pass, it will be cured of confusion as soon as it switches in.
Generation V onward
If a Pokémon with this Ability is confused due to obtaining it from Baton Pass, it will not be cured of confusion until after a Pokémon takes its turn (uses a move, switches out, etc.).
Outside of battle
Own Tempo has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Own Tempo
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other languages