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Ability Capsule
とくせいカプセル
Ability Capsule
Ability Capsule
Ability Capsule
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VI
Pocket
Generation VI Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VII Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items

The Ability Capsule (Japanese: とくせいカプセル Ability Capsule) is a medicine introduced in Generation VI. It changes a Pokémon's Ability.

Contents

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
XYORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png500
SMUSUM
SwSh
N/A PokémonDollar.png5,000

Effect

Bag item

If used from the Bag, it changes a Pokémon's Ability from one of its standard Abilities to its other standard Ability. It can only be used outside of battle. It is consumed after use.

The Ability Capsule can only be used on a Pokémon that belongs to a species that has two standard Abilities. For example, it can be used to change a Pidgey's Ability from Keen Eye to Tangled Feet (or vice versa), but it cannot be used on a Pikachu (whose standard Ability is always Static). It also cannot be used to change a Pokémon to or from its species' Hidden Ability. The Ability Capsule also cannot change the Ability of Zygarde (between Aura Break and Power Construct) or Greninja (between Torrent and Battle Bond). It also cannot change the Ability of Rockruff to or from Own Tempo (but can change Rockruff's Ability between Keen Eye and Vital Spirit).

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

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding an Ability Capsule.

Cram-o-matic

Type Points
Normal 40

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
A capsule that allows a Pokémon with two Abilities to switch between these Abilities when it is used.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
XY Battle Maison (200 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (200 BP), Battle Maison (1% chance after rematch with Wally)
PMC Prize for Japan Cup 2014 participants PokéMileage Shop (5,000 Poké Miles - during Summer Campaign and Thanks Campaign only)
SMUSUM Battle Royal Dome (100 BP), Battle Tree (win streak of 50)SM
SwSh Battle Tower (50 BP)
Cram-o-matic (Rare Candy in slots #1, #3 and #4)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 特性膠囊 Dahksing Gāaunòhng
Mandarin 特性膠囊 / 特性胶囊 Tèxìng Jiāonáng
France Flag.png French Pilule Talent
Germany Flag.png German Fähigk.-Kapsel
Italy Flag.png Italian Capsula Abilità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 특성캡슐 Teukseong Capsule
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cáps. Habilidad


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