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| Generation IV
| The Pokémon can't attack on consecutive turns.DPPt|
Pokémon can't attack on consecutive turns.HGSS
Truant (Japanese: なまけ Lazy) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Three Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Slakoth and Slaking.
Every second turn, a Pokémon with Truant cannot use a move due to loafing around, such that the Pokémon can move on its first turn but not its second turn. Switching out or gaining the Ability Truant resets the turn count for Truant. Using an item does not count as a turn for the purposes of Truant. Truant is reset by sleep and a Pokémon with Truant will always be able to attack on the turn they wake up.
Moves with a charging turn, such as Fly, will not work, because the turn in which the move would be executed is the same turn in which the Pokémon will be truant. If the Pokémon uses a move that requires recharging, such as Hyper Beam, then the Pokémon will loaf around due to Truant during the turn that would normally be used recharging; however, the Pokémon still cannot switch out during that turn.
Truant cannot be replaced with Simple Beam, Worry Seed, or Entrainment.
Outside of battle
Truant has no effect outside of battle.
The Pokémon will instead gain the Paused status whenever a special move or a Wonder Orb is used.
In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, it also inflicts Yawning status condition on all surrounding enemies.
Pokémon with Truant
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|| Second Ability
|| Hidden Ability
| 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.
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