- Trace redirects here. For the anime character who sometimes goes by this nickname, see Tracey Sketchit.
Trace (Japanese: トレース Trace) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Six Pokémon can have this Ability.
Trace changes into the Ability of the opponent. Trace cannot copy Trace, Multitype, Illusion, Flower Gift, Imposter, or Stance Change; however, Trace can copy Wonder Guard. In Double and Triple Battles as well as Horde Encounters, Trace will randomly copy an adjacent opponent's Ability.
If all opponents have Abilities that cannot be traced, then Trace will activate when next exposed to an opponent that has a traceable Ability.
Outside of battle
Trace has no effect outside of battle.
Trace is only activated when the Pokémon is attacked, and one Ability chosen at random is copied.
Pokémon with Trace
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other languages