Infiltrator (Ability)

Infiltrator すりぬけ
Slip Through
Flavor text
Generation V
Passes through the foe's barrier and strikes.
Generation VI
Passes through the opposing Pokémon's barrier and strikes.
Generation VII
Passes through the opposing Pokémon's barrier, substitute, and the like and strikes.
Generation VIII
Passes through the opposing Pokémon's barrier, substitute, and the like and strikes.

Infiltrator (Japanese: すりぬけ Slip Through) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

Generation V

Moves used by a Pokémon with Infiltrator bypass the effects of targets' Reflect, Light Screen, Safeguard, and Mist.

Generation VI onward

Moves used by a Pokémon with Infiltrator also bypass the effects of targets' Aurora Veil.

Moves used by a Pokémon with Infiltrator, except Transform and Sky Drop, also bypass the effects of targets' substitutes.

Outside of battle

In Generation VIII, if a Pokémon with Infiltrator is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), the chance of encountering a wild Pokémon is decreased by 50%. It shares this effect with Stench, White Smoke and Quick Feet.

Pokémon with Infiltrator

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Zubat Poison Flying Inner Focus None Infiltrator
  Golbat Poison Flying Inner Focus None Infiltrator
  Crobat Poison Flying Inner Focus None Infiltrator
  Hoppip Grass Flying Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Infiltrator
  Skiploom Grass Flying Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Infiltrator
  Jumpluff Grass Flying Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Infiltrator
  Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost None Infiltrator
  Seviper Poison Poison Shed Skin None Infiltrator
  Spiritomb Ghost Dark Pressure None Infiltrator
  Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster Infiltrator Chlorophyll
  Whimsicott Grass Fairy Prankster Infiltrator Chlorophyll
  Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
  Lampent Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
  Chandelure Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
  Espurr Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Own Tempo
  Meowstic
Male
Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Prankster
  Meowstic
Female
Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Competitive
  Inkay Dark Psychic Contrary Suction Cups Infiltrator
  Malamar Dark Psychic Contrary Suction Cups Infiltrator
  Noibat Flying Dragon Frisk Infiltrator Telepathy
  Noivern Flying Dragon Frisk Infiltrator Telepathy
  Dreepy Dragon Ghost Clear Body Infiltrator Cursed Body
  Drakloak Dragon Ghost Clear Body Infiltrator Cursed Body
  Dragapult Dragon Ghost Clear Body Infiltrator Cursed Body
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 the Generation V games, Litwick, Lampent, and Chandelure have Shadow Tag instead of Infiltrator as their Hidden Ability. However, it is impossible to obtain them with their Hidden Ability in Generation V.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDGtI The Pokémon's moves can hit foes that used Reflect, Light Screen, Safeguard, or Mist.*
The Pokémon can land moves on targets that have used Reflect, Light Screen, or Safeguard! It also isn't affected by Mist.*
SMD The Pokémon's moves are not affected by Reflect , Light Screen , or Safeguard ! They are also not affected by mist.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 穿透 Chyūntau
Mandarin 穿透 Chuāntòu
  French Infiltration
  German Schwebedurch
  Italian Intrapasso
  Korean 틈새포착 Tuemsae Pochack
  Brazilian Portuguese Infiltrado
  Spanish Allanamiento



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