Guts (Ability)

Guts こんじょう
Guts
Flavor text
Generation III
Ups Attack if suffering.
Generation IV
Boosts Attack if there is a status problem.
Generation V
Boosts Attack if there is a status problem.
Generation VI
Boosts the Attack stat if the Pokémon has a status condition.
Generation VII
It's so gutsy that having a status condition boosts the Pokémon's Attack stat.
Generation VIII
It's so gutsy that having a status condition boosts the Pokémon's Attack stat.

Guts (Japanese: こんじょう Guts) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

While a Pokémon with this Ability has a status condition, its Attack is increased by 50%. Additionally, a Pokémon with this Ability does not lose Attack due to burn.

Generations III and IV

The Attack boost from Guts is activated if a Pokémon is frozen and uses a move which thaws it out, such as Flame Wheel or Flare Blitz.

Generation V

The Attack boost from Guts no longer activates if a Pokémon is frozen and uses a move which thaws it out, such as Flame Wheel or Flare Blitz.

Outside of battle

Guts has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Guts

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Rattata Normal Normal Run Away Guts Hustle
  Raticate Normal Normal Run Away Guts Hustle
  Machop Fighting Fighting Guts No Guard Steadfast
  Machoke Fighting Fighting Guts No Guard Steadfast
  Machamp Fighting Fighting Guts No Guard Steadfast
  Flareon Fire Fire Flash Fire None Guts
  Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm Guts Moxie
  Ursaring Normal Normal Guts Quick Feet Unnerve
  Tyrogue Fighting Fighting Guts Steadfast Vital Spirit
  Larvitar Rock Ground Guts None Sand Veil
  Taillow Normal Flying Guts None Scrappy
  Swellow Normal Flying Guts None Scrappy
  Makuhita Fighting Fighting Thick Fat Guts Sheer Force
  Hariyama Fighting Fighting Thick Fat Guts Sheer Force
  Shinx Electric Electric Rivalry Intimidate Guts
  Luxio Electric Electric Rivalry Intimidate Guts
  Luxray Electric Electric Rivalry Intimidate Guts
  Timburr Fighting Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
  Gurdurr Fighting Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
  Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
  Throh Fighting Fighting Guts Inner Focus Mold Breaker
  Obstagoon Dark Normal Reckless Guts Defiant
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

Mystery Dungeon series

When the Pokémon is afflicted with a bad status condition, the Pokémon's Attack increases by 2 timesRBTDS or 1.5 timesSMD.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts Attack if the Pokémon has any status problems.
MDTDS Boosts the Pokémon's Attack when it has any status problems.
BSL わるいじょうたいに なったときに こうげきが あがる
Conq. Raises Attack when suffering from a status ailment.
MDGtI When the Pokémon is affected by a bad status condition, the power of its physical moves rises.*
When the Pokémon is affected by a bad status condition, the power of its physical moves goes up!*
SMD When the Pokémon is affected by a bad status condition, the power of its physical moves goes up!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon is affected by a bad status condition, like poison or a burn, the power of its physical moves goes up.


In the anime

       
Ursaring
When the Pokémon is inflicted with a status problem, its body becomes surrounded by a crimson aura, raising its Attack power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Ursaring After being inflicted with a status problem, Ursaring's eyes glow red and its body becomes surrounded in a crimson aura, raising its attack power.
Paul's Ursaring Evolving Strategies! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 毅力 Ngaihlihk
Mandarin 毅力 Yìlì
  Czech Odvaha
  Dutch Lef
  Finnish Sisu
  French Cran
  German Adrenalin
  Indonesian Semangat
  Italian Dentistretti
  Korean 근성 Geunseong
  Polish Odwaga
Portuguese   Brazil Tenacidade (TCG, manga)
Músculos
  Portugal Músculos
  Romanian Curaj
  Russian Смелость Smelost'
  Spanish Agallas
  Turkish Metanet
  Vietnamese Ngoan cường



Variations of the Ability Guts
GutsFlare BoostMarvel ScaleQuick FeetTangled FeetToxic Boost


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