Compound Eyes (Ability)

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Compound Eyes ふくがん
Compound Eyes
Flavor text
Generation III
Raises accuracy.
Generation IV
The Pokémon's accuracy is boosted.
Generation V
The Pokémon's accuracy is boosted.
Generation VI
Boosts the Pokémon's accuracy.
Generation VII
The Pokémon's compound eyes boost its accuracy.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon's compound eyes boost its accuracy.
Generation IX
The Pokémon's compound eyes boost its accuracy.

Compound Eyes (Japanese: ふくがん Compound Eyes), formatted as Compoundeyes prior to Pokémon X and Y, is an Ability introduced in Generation III.


In battle

Compound Eyes increases the accuracy of moves used by the Pokémon with this Ability by multiplying the original accuracy by a factor of 1.3. This means that Thunder, for example, has 91% accuracy as opposed to the usual 70% (70 × 1.3 = 91%). It does not affect one-hit knockout moves.

Affected moves

The table below lists the moves affected by Compound Eyes, as well as the Pokémon that can have Compound Eyes and learn those moves.

Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Compound Eyes. They may, however, be called via Metronome, Mirror Move, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Compound Eyes by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onward, if a Pokémon with this Ability leads the party (even if fainted), the chances of finding a wild Pokémon holding an item increase from 50%/5% to 60%/20%. In dark grass in Generation V, the chances increase from 50%/5%/1% to 60%/20%/5%. Since Generation VIII, this effect is shared with Super Luck.

Generation IX

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Compound Eyes has no effect on the items held by wild Pokémon.

Pokémon with Compound Eyes

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0012   Butterfree
Bug Flying Compound Eyes None Tinted Lens
0048   Venonat
Bug Poison Compound Eyes Tinted LensGen IV+ Run Away
0193   Yanma
Bug Flying Speed Boost Compound Eyes Frisk
0269   Dustox
Bug Poison Shield Dust None Compound Eyes
0290   Nincada
Bug Ground Compound Eyes None Run Away
0595   Joltik
Bug Electric Compound Eyes Unnerve Swarm
0596   Galvantula
Bug Electric Compound Eyes Unnerve Swarm
0664   Scatterbug
Bug Bug Shield Dust Compound Eyes Friend Guard
0666   Vivillon
Bug Flying Shield Dust Compound Eyes Friend Guard
0824   Blipbug
Bug Bug Swarm Compound Eyes Telepathy
0825   Dottler
Bug Psychic Swarm Compound Eyes Telepathy
0953   Rellor
Bug Bug Compound Eyes None Shed Skin
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 games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Compoundeyes increases accuracy by two stages.


Games Description
MDRB Boosts the Accuracy of moves.
MDTDS Boosts the Pokémon's accuracy.
BSL わざを めいちゅう させやすい
Conq. The Pokémon's accuracy is boosted.
MDGtI Accuracy goes up.*
Accuracy goes up!*
SMD The Pokémon's accuracy goes up!
MDRTDX The Pokémon's accuracy goes up.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 複眼 Fūkngáahn
Mandarin 複眼 / 复眼 Fùyǎn
  French Œil Composé
  German Facettenauge
  Italian Insettocchi
  Korean 복안 Bogan
  Brazilian Portuguese Olhos Compostos
  Spanish Ojo CompuestoVI+
  Vietnamese Mắt kép

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.