Keen Eye (Ability)
Keen Eye (Japanese: するどいめ Keen Eye) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
Keen Eye prevents other Pokémon from lowering the accuracy stat stage of the Pokémon with this Ability. It does not prevent Spectral Thief from stealing (i.e., resetting) positive stat changes.
Effects that decrease accuracy without using stat stages, such as Wonder Skin and Sand Veil, are unaffected by Keen Eye.
This Ability can be ignored with Mold Breaker, Teravolt, and Turboblaze.
Keen Eye now also ignores the target's evasion stages.
Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onward, if a Pokémon with Keen Eye is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), there is a 50% chance it will prevent a random wild encounter that would have occurred if the wild Pokémon would be at least 5 levels lower than the Pokémon with Keen Eye. It shares this effect with Intimidate.
Pokémon with Keen Eye
In other games
In the anime
|The Pokémon's keen eyes make it difficult for opponents to dodge the Pokémon's attacks.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Meowstic||Meowstic can redirect its attacks, making them extremely difficult to evade.|
|Olympia's Meowstic||All Eyes on the Future!||Debut|
In the manga
- Blue's Pidgeot is revealed to have Keen Eye as his Ability.
- Falkner's Skarmory is revealed to have Keen Eye as its Ability.
- Skyla's Swanna is revealed to have Keen Eye as its Ability.
- Three Patrat belonging to the BW Agency are revealed to have Keen Eye as their Ability.
- Professor Oak's Fearow is revealed to have Keen Eye as its Ability.
Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder
|The Pokémon's vision cannot be obscured.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Watchog||Watchog focuses its vision to see through obscurities.|
|Togari's Watchog||Justice Trainer Shin Appears!||Debut|
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Keen Eye|
|Keen Eye • Hyper Cutter • Big Pecks|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|