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Arena Trap (Ability)

Revision as of 19:29, 19 October 2010 by Flyingtypefan (talk | contribs) (In the anime)
Arena Trap ありじごく
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents fleeing.
Generation IV
Prevents the foe from fleeing.
Generation V
Currently unknown
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Arena Trap (Japanese: ありじごく Antlion) is an ability introduced in Generation III. Three Pokémon have this ability, all of which are of the Ground-type.



In battle

Arena Trap prevents fleeing or switching out as long as the user remains in battle. If the user switches out, the affected Pokémon can switch out or flee in the next turn. Flying-type Pokémon and Pokémon with Levitate are immune to the effect of this ability. Run Away will also negate its effect, but only in a wild Pokémon battle.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if the Pokémon with Arena Trap is leading the party, then Arena Trap causes wild Pokémon to appear 2 times more often.

Pokémon with Arena Trap

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Diglett Diglett Ground Ground Sand Veil Arena Trap Sand Power
Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground Sand Veil Arena Trap Sand Power
Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground Hyper Cutter Arena Trap Brute Force
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII 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 or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.

In the anime

Trapinch's ability

Trapinch. Trapinch digs a circular pit underground, hides at the bottom and covers it up. When an opponent steps on the ground above Trapinch, it collapses, revealing Trapinch and causing the opponent to slide down the edges of the pit toward Trapinch. The collapsing ground at the sides of the pit prevent the opponent's escape.

In other languages

  • French: Piège
  • German: Auswegslos
  • Italian: Trappoarena
  • Portuguese: Armadilha de Arena
  • Spanish: Trampa arena

Variations of the Ability Magnet Pull
Magnet PullArena TrapShadow Tag
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