The Pokémon can sense an opposing Pokémon's dangerous moves.
Anticipation (Japanese: きけんよち Danger Premonition) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.
When a Pokémon with Anticipation enters the battle or a Pokémon gains the Ability Anticipation, it causes the Pokémon to "shudder" if any opponent has a damaging move that is super effective against the Pokémon with Anticipation, a
one-hit knockout move, or Selfdestruct or Explosion.
Hidden Power, Judgment, Weather Ball, and Natural Gift are treated as Normal-type moves. Counter, Metal Burst, and Mirror Coat do not trigger Anticipation.
The moves Selfdestruct and Explosion are now treated like all other Normal-type moves, and thus no longer trigger Anticipation.
Counter, Metal Burst, and Mirror Coat are counted as attacking moves of their types, so can trigger Anticipation. Techno Blast is treated as a Normal-type move.
Generation VI onward Hidden Power is now treated as its effective type rather than Normal-type. Revelation Dance and Multi-Attack are treated as Normal-type moves.
Normal-type moves (including Self-Destruct and Explosion) can trigger Anticipation in Inverse Battles, if the Pokémon is weak to Normal-type moves.
Outside of battle
Anticipation has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Anticipation In other games
Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, and the Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) games, when a Pokémon with Anticipation attacks an opponent with a regular attack it can detects if the opponent has any super-effective moves.
Gates to Infinity, Anticipation increases the chance of evading super-effective moves and one-hit knockout moves.
MD T D S Shows if the foe has super-effective moves upon hitting it with a regular attack.
B S L つうじょうこうげきを すると じぶんにたいしてこうかが ばつぐんの わざがあるか わかる
MD GtI It's easier for the Pokémon to dodge supereffective moves and one-hit KO moves. * It makes it easier for the Pokémon to dodge moves that are super effective against it, as well as one-hit KO moves, such as Fissure! *
S MD It makes it easier for the Pokémon to dodge moves that are super effective against it, as well as one-hit KO moves, such as Fissure!
In the anime
The Pokémon predicts the movement of a stronger opponent.
First Used In
Croagunk Croagunk can sense when a strong opponent is nearby. It can also sense the opponent inside its own Poké Ball.
Losing Its Lustrous! Debut
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga In other languages