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Pressure (Japanese: プレッシャー Pressure) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twenty-five Pokémon can have this Ability.
When a Pokémon with Pressure is targeted by a foe's move, one additional PP is deducted upon execution. Consequently, extra PP is deducted even if the foe's move misses, has multiple targets, or is rendered ineffective due to immunity. Pressure applies to allies targeting the Pokémon.
If the move of a Pokémon targets several foes with Pressure, one additional PP will be deducted for each one.
The presence of Pressure is broadcast with the message "<name> is exerting its Pressure!"
This Ability is not affected by Mold Breaker.
Pokémon no longer have PP deducted by allies with Pressure.
This Ability is not affected by Teravolt or Turboblaze.
Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Pressure is leading the party, then Pressure increases the chance of battling a higher-leveled wild Pokémon by 50%. It shares this effect with Hustle and Vital Spirit.
Pokémon with Pressure
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| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
- For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
- For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
- For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.
In the anime
Mewtwo was confirmed to have Pressure on the official Pokémon website, even though it was never demonstrated or mentioned in the anime.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Pressure is the most common Ability amongst Legendary Pokémon.
- Wailmer and Pawniard are the only Pokemon not evolved or fully evolved that have Pressure as their Abilities, and both can only have this ability as their Hidden Ability.
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