Long Reach (Ability)
Long Reach (Japanese: えんかく Distant) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Rowlet and its Alolan evolutions.
If the Pokémon uses a contact move, it will not activate any effects caused by contact.
The table below lists the moves affected by Long Reach, as well as the Pokémon that can have Long Reach and learn those moves.
Although other contact moves are also affected by the Ability, they cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Long Reach. They may, however, be called via Metronome, Mirror Move, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Long Reach by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.
Outside of battle
Long Reach has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Long Reach
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|Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
- In the Pokémon Legends: Arceus's internal code, Hisuian Decidueye's Hidden Ability is Long Reach instead of Scrappy.
In other games
In Pokémon UNITE, Long Reach is Decidueye's Ability. It increases damage dealt to distant enemies by 20%. Additional damage added per level from each move's damage formula is excluded from this bonus.
In other languages
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|