Ability Patch

Ability Patch
Ability Patch
Ability Patch
Ability Patch
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Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items

The Ability Patch (Japanese: とくせいパッチ Ability Patch) is an item introduced in Generation VIII. It changes a Pokémon's Ability.

In the core series games


If used from the Bag, it changes a Pokémon's Ability from one of its standard Abilities to its Hidden Ability. It cannot be used to change a Pokémon's Ability from its Hidden Ability to one of its standard Abilities.

The Ability Patch can only be used on a Pokémon that belongs to a species that has a Hidden Ability. For example, it can be used to change a Rookidee's Ability from Keen Eye or Unnerve to Big Pecks, but it cannot be used to change a Metapod's Ability (which is always Shed Skin).

A Pokémon that has its Hidden Ability due to the Ability Patch can pass down its Hidden Ability via breeding like any other Pokémon with its Hidden Ability.

The Ability change is retained even if the Pokémon evolves, and the Ability slot provided by the Ability Patch is maintained if the evolved form has a different standard Ability. For example, a Lillipup with the Abilities Vital Spirit or Pickup evolves into a Herdier with the Abilities Intimidate or Sand Rush, respectively, but if one of Lillipup's two Abilities is changed to Run Away with an Ability Patch, it will have the Ability Scrappy after evolution.


Games Description
SwShBDSP A patch that allows a Pokémon with a regular Ability to have a rare Ability.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SwShCT Max Lair (after catching Necrozma and keeping it from a Dynamax Adventure) Max Lair Dynite Ore trader (200 Dynite Ore)
BDSP Battle Park (200 BP)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 特性膏藥 Dahksing Gōuyeuhk
Mandarin 特性膏藥 / 特性膏药 Tèxìng Gāoyào
  French Patch Talent
  German Fähigk.-Pflaster
  Italian Cerotto abilità
  Korean 특성패치 Teukseong Paechi
  Russian Патч Талантов Patch Talantov
  Spanish Parche Habilidad

See also

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