Justified (Ability)

Justified せいぎのこころ
Heart of Justice
Flavor text
Generation V
Raises Attack when hit by a Dark-type move.
Generation VI
Boosts the Attack stat when it's hit by a Dark-type move.
Generation VII
Being hit by a Dark-type move boosts the Attack stat of the Pokémon, for justice.
Generation VIII
Being hit by a Dark-type move boosts the Attack stat of the Pokémon, for justice.

Justified (Japanese: せいぎのこころ Heart of Justice) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Justified is hit by a Dark-type damaging move, its Attack is increased by one stage. This ability does not provide immunity or reduction to the damage, nor does it activate from a Dark-type move hitting its Substitute. Dark-type multi-strike moves (such as Beat Up) will activate Justified once per strike, increasing the Attack stat that many stages.

Outside of battle

Justified has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Justified

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Growlithe Fire Fire Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
  Growlithe
Hisuian Form
Fire Rock Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
  Arcanine Fire Fire Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
  Arcanine
Hisuian Form
Fire Rock Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
  Absol Dark Dark Pressure Super Luck Justified
  Lucario Fighting Steel Steadfast Inner Focus Justified
  Gallade Psychic Fighting Steadfast None Justified
  Cobalion Steel Fighting Justified None None
  Terrakion Rock Fighting Justified None None
  Virizion Grass Fighting Justified None None
  Keldeo Water Fighting Justified 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

Description

Games Description
Conq. Raises Attack if hit by a Dark-type move.
MDGtI The Pokémon's attack goes up each time it's hit by a Dark-type move.*
Each time the Pokémon is hit by a Dark-type move, its Attack goes up!*
SMD Each time the Pokémon is hit by a Dark-type move, its Attack goes up!


In the anime

       
Gallade
The Pokémon's attacking power rises when hit by a Dark-type move.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Gallade When Gallade gets hit by a Dark-type move, he becomes surrounded by an orange aura and his arm blades grow longer than usual, increasing his attack power.
Rinto's Gallade Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

  • Justified is the only Ability whose name begins with the letter J.
  • Except in Inverse Battles, no Pokémon with this Ability is weak to Dark.
    • Only three Pokémon with this Ability—Growlithe, Arcanine, and Gallade—do not normally resist Dark-type moves.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 正義之心 Jingyih-jī Sām
Mandarin 正義之心 / 正义之心 Zhèngyì-zhī Xīn
  French Cœur Noble
  German Redlichkeit
  Italian Giustizia
  Korean 정의의마음 Jeong'ui-yi Ma'eum
Portuguese   Brazil Justiceiro
Justificado (anime, TCG)
  Portugal Justiceiro
  Spanish Justiciero
  Turkish Haklı



Variations of the Ability Justified
JustifiedLightning RodMotor DriveRattledSap SipperStorm Drain


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