Tinted Lens (Ability)

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Tinted Lens いろめがね
Tinted Glasses
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Generation IV
Doubles the power of this Pokémon's "not very effective" attacks.
Generation V
Powers up "not very effective" moves.
Generation VI
Powers up "not very effective" moves.

Tinted Lens (Japanese: いろめがね Tinted Glasses) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Nine Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

Tinted Lens doubles the power of any moves that the Pokémon uses that are "not very effective" against its targets. If a move is regularly not very effective, and thus normally does half damage, it would therefore do normal damage, while a doubly-resisted move (such as a Bug-type move against the Steel/Flying Skarmory) will do half damage rather than one quarter damage.

Outside of battle

Tinted Lens has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Tinted Lens

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying Compound Eyes None Tinted Lens
Venonat Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes Tinted Lens Run Away
Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison Shield Dust Tinted Lens Wonder Skin
Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia Keen Eye Tinted Lens
Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying Insomnia Keen Eye Tinted Lens
Illumise Illumise Bug Bug Oblivious Tinted Lens Prankster
Mothim Mothim Bug Flying Swarm None Tinted Lens
Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying Speed Boost Tinted Lens Frisk
Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying Wonder Skin Magic Guard Tinted Lens
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.


This is probably a reference to the idiom "viewing the world through rose-tinted glasses", an expression which means to see good where there is none.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 有色眼鏡 Yǒusè Yǎnjìng
France Flag.png French Lentiteintée
Germany Flag.png German Aufwertung
Italy Flag.png Italian Lentifumé
South Korea Flag.png Korean 색안경 Saek'angyeong
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Olhos Escuros
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cromolente

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