Anticipation (Ability)

Anticipation きけんよち
Danger Premonition
Flavor text
Generation IV
Senses the foe's dangerous moves.
Generation V
Senses a foe's dangerous moves.
Generation VI
Senses an opposing Pokémon's dangerous moves.
Generation VII
The Pokémon can sense an opposing Pokémon's dangerous moves.
Generation VIII
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.

Effect

In battle

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. Shuddering has no actual effect, except that the presence of the Ability message is meant to provide information about possible moves the opponent might have.

Hidden Power, Judgment, Weather Ball, and Natural Gift are treated as Normal-type moves. If the opponent has Scrappy or Normalize, or if Gravity is in effect, Anticipation will take those effects into account when determining if an opponent's move is in fact super effective. Counter, Metal Burst, and Mirror Coat do not trigger Anticipation.

Generation V

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. Synchronoise is treated as an ordinary Psychic-type move. Anticipation no longer factors in the effects of Scrappy, Normalize, or Gravity on type matchups when determining if it should display a trigger message.

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. Freeze-Dry is treated as an ordinary Ice-type move. Flying Press is treated as an ordinary Fighting-type move. Aura Wheel is treated as an Electric-type move.

Normal-type moves (including Self-Destruct and Explosion) can trigger Anticipation in Inverse Battles, if the Pokémon is weak to Normal-type moves when that type chart is used.

Anticipation does not factor in the effect of strong winds on type matchups, nor the effect of opponents' abilities such as Aerilate on changing the type of their moves.

Outside of battle

Anticipation has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Anticipation

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Ponyta
Galarian Form
Psychic Psychic Run Away Pastel Veil Anticipation
  Rapidash
Galarian Form
Psychic Fairy Run Away Pastel Veil Anticipation
  Eevee Normal Normal Run Away Adaptability Anticipation
  Barboach Water Ground Oblivious Anticipation Hydration
  Whiscash Water Ground Oblivious Anticipation Hydration
  Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass Anticipation None Overcoat
  Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground Anticipation None Overcoat
  Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Steel Anticipation None Overcoat
  Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation Dry Skin Poison Touch
  Toxicroak Poison Fighting Anticipation Dry Skin Poison Touch
  Ferrothorn Grass Steel Iron Barbs None Anticipation
  Hatenna Psychic Psychic Healer Anticipation Magic Bounce
  Hattrem Psychic Psychic Healer Anticipation Magic Bounce
  Hatterene Psychic Fairy Healer Anticipation Magic Bounce
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII 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.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In 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 detect if the opponent has any super-effective moves.

Since Gates to Infinity, Anticipation increases the chance of evading super-effective moves and one-hit knockout moves.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Shows if the foe has super-effective moves upon hitting it with a regular attack.
BSL 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
MDGtI 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!*
SMD 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!
MDRTDX Sometimes the Pokémon is able to dodge moves that are super effective against it, as well as one-hit KO moves, such as Fissure.


In the anime

       
Croagunk
The Pokémon predicts the movement of a stronger opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Croagunk Croagunk can sense when a strong opponent is nearby. It can also sense the opponent inside its own Poké Ball.
Brock's Croagunk Losing Its Lustrous! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 危險預知 Ngàihhím Yuhjī *
預知危險 Yuhjī Ngàihhím *
Mandarin 危險預知 Wéixiǎn Yùzhī / Wēixiǎn Yùzhī *
預知危險 Yùzhī Wéixiǎn *
  Dutch Anticipatie
  French Anticipation
  German Vorahnung
  Italian Presagio
  Korean 위험예지 Wiheom Yeji
  Portuguese Antecipação
  Spanish Anticipación
  Vietnamese Dự báo nguy hiểm



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