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Download ダウンロード
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Generation IV
Adjusts power according to the foe's ability.
Generation V
Adjusts power according to a foe's defenses.
Generation VI
Adjusts power based on an opposing Pokémon's stats.
Generation VII
Compares an opposing Pokémon's Defense and Sp. Def stats before raising its own Attack or Sp. Atk stat—whichever will be more effective.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Download (Japanese: ダウンロード Download) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Porygon's evolutionary line.



In battle

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Download raises either the Attack stat or Special Attack stat by one stage depending on the foe's lowest current defensive stat: it will raise Attack if the foe's current Defense is lower than its current Special Defense stat, otherwise it will raise Special Attack.

For determining which of the foe's defensive stat is lower, Download takes into account stat stages and the effect of Power Trick; however, it does not consider the effects of held items, Abilities such as Marvel Scale, or Wonder Room. In case of a tie between the foe's Defense and Special Defense, Download increases Special Attack.

During a Double or Triple Battle, Download will calculate the average Defense and Special Defense by adding the stats of all opposing Pokémon, and determine the lowest stat between both averages.

Outside of battle

Download has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Download

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Porygon Porygon Normal Normal Trace Download Analytic
Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal Trace Download Analytic
Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal Adaptability Download Analytic
Genesect Genesect Bug Steel Download None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII 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.

In other games


Games Description
MDTDS Boosts the Pokémon's Attack or Special Attack when it attacks.
BSL こうげきしたとき こうげきか とくこうが あがる
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon's Attack or Sp. Atk sometimes goes up when the Pokémon uses a move on an enemy. If the enemy's Defense is higher than its Sp. Def, Sp. Atk goes up, and if its Sp. Def is higher, Attack goes up!

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


  • All Pokémon who have this Ability were either engineered or modified by humans.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 下載 Hahjoi
Mandarin 下載 / 下载 Xiàzài
France Flag.png French Télécharge
Germany Flag.png German Download
Italy Flag.png Italian Download
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다운로드 Download
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Download
Spain Flag.png Spanish Descarga

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