Keen Eye (Ability)

Keen Eye するどいめ
Keen Eye
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents loss of accuracy.
Generation IV
Prevents the Pokémon from losing accuracy.
Generation V
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering accuracy.
Generation VI
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering accuracy.
Generation VII
Keen eyes prevent other Pokémon from lowering this Pokémon's accuracy.
Generation VIII
Keen eyes prevent other Pokémon from lowering this Pokémon's accuracy.

Keen Eye (Japanese: するどいめ Keen Eye) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Generation III

Keen Eye prevents other Pokémon from lowering the accuracy stat stage of the Pokémon with this Ability.

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.

Generation VI

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

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Pidgey Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled Feet Big Pecks
  Pidgeotto Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled Feet Big Pecks
  Pidgeot Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled Feet Big Pecks
  Spearow Normal Flying Keen Eye None Sniper
  Fearow Normal Flying Keen Eye None Sniper
  Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye Inner Focus Defiant
  Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting Keen Eye Iron Fist Inner Focus
  Sentret Normal Normal Run Away Keen Eye Frisk
  Furret Normal Normal Run Away Keen Eye Frisk
  Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia Keen Eye Tinted Lens
  Noctowl Normal Flying Insomnia Keen Eye Tinted Lens
  Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus Keen Eye Pickpocket
  Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye Sturdy Weak Armor
  Wingull Water Flying Keen Eye Hydration Rain Dish
  Pelipper Water Flying Keen Eye Drizzle Rain Dish
  Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye Stall Prankster
  Starly Normal Flying Keen Eye None Reckless
  Glameow Normal Normal Limber Own Tempo Keen Eye
  Stunky Poison Dark Stench Aftermath Keen Eye
  Skuntank Poison Dark Stench Aftermath Keen Eye
  Chatot Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled Feet Big Pecks
  Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor Sniper Keen Eye
  Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor Sniper Keen Eye
  Patrat Normal Normal Run Away Keen Eye Analytic
  Watchog Normal Normal Illuminate Keen Eye Analytic
  Ducklett Water Flying Keen Eye Big Pecks Hydration
  Swanna Water Flying Keen Eye Big Pecks Hydration
  Rufflet Normal Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Hustle
  Braviary Normal Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Defiant
  Espurr Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Own Tempo
  Meowstic
Male
Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Prankster
  Meowstic
Female
Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Competitive
  Pikipek Normal Flying Keen Eye Skill Link Pickup
  Trumbeak Normal Flying Keen Eye Skill Link Pickup
  Toucannon Normal Flying Keen Eye Skill Link Sheer Force
  Rockruff Rock Rock Keen Eye Vital Spirit Steadfast
  Lycanroc
Midday Form
Rock Rock Keen Eye Sand Rush Steadfast
  Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Rock Rock Keen Eye Vital Spirit No Guard
  Rookidee Flying Flying Keen Eye Unnerve Big Pecks
  Corvisquire Flying Flying Keen Eye Unnerve Big Pecks
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
MDRB Prevents Accuracy from going down.
MDTDS Prevents the Pokémon's accuracy from being reduced.
BSL めいちゅうが さがらない
Conq. Prevents the Pokémon from losing accuracy.
MDGtI Prevents accuracy from being lowered.*
Accuracy won't be lowered! Never ever!*
SMD The Pokémon's accuracy won't be lowered! Never ever! The Pokémon won't be affected by the enemy's boosted evasiveness, either!
MDRTDX The Pokémon's accuracy won't be lowered–never ever! The Pokémon won't be affected by an enemy's boosted evasiveness, either.


In the anime

       
Meowstic
The Pokémon's accuracy cannot be lowered.
Pokémon Method
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

Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 銳利目光 Yeuihleih Muhkgwōng
Mandarin 銳利目光 / 锐利目光 Ruìlì Mùguāng
  Danish Skarpt Blik
  Finnish Tarkka silmä
  French Regard Vif
  German Adlerauge
  Italian Sguardofermo
  Korean 날카로운 눈 Nalkaroun Nun
  Norwegian Keen Eye
  Polish Bystre Oko
Portuguese   Brazil Olhar Aguçado
  Portugal Olhar Afiado
  Russian Острое Зрение Ostroye Zreniye
  Spanish Vista Lince
  Swedish Klarsynthet
  Vietnamese Tinh Mắt
Mắt Tinh Tường*



Variations of the Ability Keen Eye
Keen EyeHyper CutterBig Pecks


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