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Reason: Does Color Change activate when a dual-typed Pokémon is hit by a move of one of its types in generation III?
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Generations III and IV
When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a damage-dealing move (except for Struggle attacks and Shadow moves), Color Change will change the Pokémon's own type to the type of the move that it was hit by. Color Change does not activate if the Pokémon is hit by a move of the same type as itself, even if the Pokémon is dual-typed. Color Change does not activate if the Pokémon's substitute is hit.
Even if the Pokémon with Color Change has two types, it will only have a single type after the effect is applied. If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by Weather Ball during shadowy aura, it will become Normal-type.
Color Change will activate after the first hit of a multi-strike move. Future Sight, Doom Desire and Pain Split do not activate Color Change.
Status conditions are inflicted before Color Change activates. As a result, even if Color Change would make the Pokémon become a type that is immune to the status condition, the Pokémon can still be afflicted with the status condition; for example, a Pokémon with Color Change that is hit by Poison Sting has a chance to be poisoned before it becomes Poison-type.
Generation V onward
Color Change now activates after the last hit of a multi-strike move.
Future Sight and Doom Desire now activate Color Change when they hit (they do not activate Color Change when used).
Color Change will not activate when the Pokémon is hit by a typeless Revelation Dance. It will also not activate if the Pokémon is affected by Forest's Curse or Trick-or-Treat and is hit by a Grass or Ghost-type move, respectively.
Outside of battle
Color Change has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Color Change
|| First Ability
|| Second Ability
|| Hidden Ability
|| Color Change
| 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
|| Changes the Pokémon's type to that of the move that hit it last.
|| Changes the Pokémon's type to match that of the move that hit it last.
|| うけたわざと おなじタイプに なる
|| When the Pokémon is damaged by a move, its type changes to match the type of that move.*|
When it's damaged by a move, the Pokémon's type changes to the type of the move that damaged it!*
|| When it's damaged by a move, the Pokémon's type changes to the type of the move that damaged it!
|| When it's damaged by a move, the Pokémon changes type to the type of the move that damaged it. The Pokémon will return to its original type when it goes to a different floor.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Color Change shares its Japanese name with a Pokémon Power which has a similar effect.
- Color Change was the first Ability demonstrated in the anime.
In other languages