Comatose (Ability)

Comatose ぜったいねむり
Sure Sleeper
Flavor text
Generation VII
It's always drowsing and will never wake up. It can attack without waking up.
Generation VIII
It's always drowsing and will never wake up. It can attack without waking up.
Generation IX
The Pokémon is always drowsing and will never wake up. It can attack while in its sleeping state.

Comatose (Japanese: ぜったいねむり Sure Sleeper) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Komala.


In battle

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, Chesto Berries, and Beat Up.

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.

Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, and Simple Beam fail if the target has the Ability Comatose. Role Play, Skill Swap, Entrainment, and Doodle fail if either Pokémon has Comatose. Comatose cannot be copied by Trace, Power of Alchemy, or Receiver. Comatose cannot be replaced by Mummy or Lingering Aroma, suppressed by Core Enforcer or Neutralizing Gas, or traded by Wandering Spirit. 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 condition has its normal effect, unaffected by Comatose.

Outside of battle

Comatose has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Comatose

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0775   Komala
Normal Normal Comatose None None
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 絕對睡眠 Jyuhtdeui Seuihmìhn
Mandarin 絕對睡眠 / 绝对睡眠 Juéduì Shuìmián
  French Hypersommeil
  German Dauerschlaf
  Italian Sonno Assoluto
  Korean 절대안깸 Jeoldae Ankkaem
  Polish Śpiączka
  Brazilian Portuguese Comatoso
  Russian Дремота Dremota
Spanish   Latin America Comatoso
  Spain Letargo Perenne

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