Early Bird (Ability)

Early Bird はやおき
Early Rising
Flavor text
Generation III
Awakens quickly from sleep.
Generation IV
The Pokémon awakens quickly from sleep.
Generation V
The Pokémon awakens quickly from sleep.
Generation VI
The Pokémon awakens quickly from sleep.
Generation VII
The Pokémon awakens twice as fast as other Pokémon from sleep.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon awakens from sleep twice as fast as other Pokémon.

Early Bird (Japanese: はやおき Early Rising) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Early Bird causes quick awakening from sleep. In the turn the Pokémon is put to sleep, the number of turns it will remain asleep is preset. If it is 6 turns, it will be halved to 3. If 3, it will be rounded to 1. If only 1 turn is preset, it is rounded to 0, causing the Pokémon to instantly wake up at the end of the same turn. This also applies to the self-induced sleep from Rest, reducing its length from 2 turns to 1 turn asleep (not counting the turn in which Rest is used).

Outside of battle

Early Bird has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Early Bird

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Doduo Normal Flying Run Away Early Bird Tangled Feet
  Dodrio Normal Flying Run Away Early Bird Tangled Feet
  Kangaskhan Normal Normal Early Bird Scrappy Inner Focus
  Ledyba Bug Flying Swarm Early Bird Rattled
  Ledian Bug Flying Swarm Early Bird Iron Fist
  Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize Early Bird Magic Bounce
  Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize Early Bird Magic Bounce
  Sunkern Grass Grass Chlorophyll Solar Power Early Bird
  Sunflora Grass Grass Chlorophyll Solar Power Early Bird
  Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus Early Bird Sap Sipper
  Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird Flash Fire Unnerve
  Houndoom Dark Fire Early Bird Flash Fire Unnerve
  Seedot Grass Grass Chlorophyll Early Bird Pickpocket
  Nuzleaf Grass Dark Chlorophyll Early Bird Pickpocket
  Shiftry Grass Dark Chlorophyll Early Bird Pickpocket
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.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Early Bird

 
Black Door
 Grass 
Early Bird
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Awakens quickly from sleep.
MDTDS Helps the Pokémon awaken more quickly from sleep.
BSL ねむっても はやく めが さめる
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD When the Pokémon gets the sleep, napping, yawning, or nightmare status condition, the status will be healed within fewer turns.
MDRTDX When the Pokémon gets the Sleep, Napping, Yawning, or Nightmare status condition, the condition will be healed within fewer turns.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 早起 Jóuhéi
Mandarin 早起 Zǎoqǐ
  Dutch Vroege vogel
  French Matinal
  German Frühwecker
  Italian Sveglialampo
  Korean 일찍 기상 Iljjik Gisang
  Portuguese Ave Matinal
  Spanish Madrugar
  Turkish Erkenci Kuş
  Vietnamese Dậy sớm



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