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| Vital Spirit
| Generation VII
| The Pokémon is full of vitality, and that prevents it from falling asleep.
Vital Spirit (Japanese: やるき Willingness) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Fourteen Pokémon can have this Ability. It is one of three Abilities that prevent sleeping, the others being Insomnia and Sweet Veil.
Vital Spirit prevents the Pokémon from being afflicted by sleep and Yawn. Rest will fail when used by the Pokémon.
A Pokémon with this Ability will wake up if it is asleep in battle (such as if it gains the Ability outside of battle or by an effect like Skill Swap, or is put to sleep by a Pokémon with an Ability like Mold Breaker). If the Pokémon is holding a Chesto Berry or a Lum Berry, it will be eaten before Vital Spirit wakes up the Pokémon.
If a Pokémon with this Ability is drowsy due to Yawn, when it would fall asleep the Ability activates and keeps it awake.
Outside of battle
If a sleeping Pokémon gains Vital Spirit by evolution or the Ability Capsule, it will not wake up until sent into battle. Pokémon with Vital Spirit will not be put to sleep by the Gentleman's Kirlia in the Battle Pike nor the Battle Arcade's game board.
From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Vital Spirit is leading the party, the chance of encountering a higher-leveled wild Pokémon increases by 50%. It shares this effect with Hustle and Pressure.
In Generation V, Vital Spirit also prevented a Pokémon from visiting the Dream World before it was shut down.
Pokémon with Vital Spirit
In the anime
- Vital Spirit is the only variation of Limber that has been seen in the anime so far.
In other languages