Defeatist (Ability)

Defeatist よわき
Timid
Flavor text
Generation V
Lowers stats when HP becomes half or less.
Generation VI
Lowers stats when HP becomes half or less.
Generation VII
Halves the Pokémon's Attack and Sp. Atk stats when its HP becomes half or less.
Generation VIII
Halves the Pokémon's Attack and Sp. Atk stats when its HP becomes half or less.

Defeatist (Japanese: よわき Timid) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. It is the signature Ability of Archen and Archeops.

Effect

In battle

Defeatist halves the user's Attack and Special Attack stats when their HP is equal to or less than half of its maximum.

Outside of battle

Defeatist has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Defeatist

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Archen Rock Flying Defeatist None None
  Archeops Rock Flying Defeatist None None
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

Defeatist decreases the power of the Pokémon's moves by 1/3 when its HP is equal to or less than half of its maximum.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI When its HP is half or lower, the Pokémon does less damage.*
When the Pokémon's HP is down to half or lower, its moves do less damage!*
SMD When the Pokémon's HP is down to half or lower, the Pokémon's moves do less damage!


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 軟弱 Yúhnyeuhk
Mandarin 軟弱 / 软弱 Ruǎnruò
  French Défaitiste
  German Schwächling
  Italian Sconforto
  Korean 무기력 Mugiryeok
  Portuguese Derrotável
  Spanish Flaqueza
  Vietnamese Nhút Nhát



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