The Pokémon with this Ability is treated as if it is asleep, without having the status condition. The Pokémon with this Ability can still use moves (including successfully using Sleep Talk and Snore). It cannot be afflicted with non-volatile status conditions or become drowsy due to Yawn.
The Pokémon with this Ability takes double damage from Hex and Wake-Up Slap; can be affected by Dream Eater, Nightmare, and Bad Dreams; and cannot successfully use Rest. However, due to not actually having the sleep status condition, the Pokémon with this Ability is not considered to have a status condition for the purposes of effects such as Purify and Chesto Berries.
Comatose is unaffected by effects that prevent sleep (such as Uproar, Electric Terrain and Sweet Veil). Comatose is unaffected by Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, and Teravolt. A Pokémon with Poison Touch using Sunsteel Strike cannot poison a target that has Comatose.
Role Play, Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, Simple Beam, and Entrainment fail if the target has the Ability Comatose. Skill Swap fails if either Pokémon has Comatose. Comatose cannot be copied by Trace, Power of Alchemy, or Receiver. Comatose cannot be replaced by Mummy or suppressed by Core Enforcer. If a Pokémon that has its Ability suppressed passes that effect to a Pokémon with Comatose via Baton Pass, that effect fades. If a Pokémon that already has its Ability suppressed obtains Comatose with Transform, Comatose's effects are suppressed (i.e. the Pokémon will not be protected from status conditions, is not treated as asleep for effects such as Sleep Talk, etc.).
If a Pokémon that already has a status condition gains Comatose (i.e. due to Transform or Imposter), it will not be cured of its status condition. If the Pokémon was asleep, the status has its normal effect, unaffected by Comatose.
Outside of battle
Comatose has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Comatose
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