Cotton Down (Ability)

Cotton Down わたげ
Cotton Down
Flavor text
Generation VIII
When the Pokémon is hit by an attack, it scatters cotton fluff around and lowers the Speed stat of all Pokémon except itself.

Cotton Down (Japanese: わたげ Cotton Down) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Gossifleur and Eldegoss.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a damaging move, the Speed of all other Pokémon is decreased by one stage.

If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a multi-strike move (such as Fury Swipes), each hit activates this Ability.

Outside of battle

Cotton Down has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Cotton Down

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Gossifleur Grass Grass Cotton Down Regenerator Effect Spore
  Eldegoss Grass Grass Cotton Down Regenerator Effect Spore
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 Unite

In Pokémon Unite, Cotton Down is Eldegoss's Ability. When receiving a certain amount of damage, the Ability causes user to recover HP, deal revenge damage, and decrease the enemies movement speed for a short time. This Ability has a 10s cooldown.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 棉絮 Mìhnséuih
Mandarin 棉絮 Miánxù
  French Effilochage
  German Wollflaum
  Italian Lanugine
  Korean 솜털 Somteol
  Polish Zrzucenie Bawełny
  Brazilian Portuguese Queda de Algodão
  Russian Комок Хлопка Komok Khlopka
  Spanish Pelusa



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