Merciless (Ability)

Merciless ひとでなし
Miscreant
Flavor text
Generation VII
The Pokémon's attacks become critical hits if the target is poisoned.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon's attacks become critical hits if the target is poisoned.

Merciless (Japanese: ひとでなし Miscreant) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Mareanie and Toxapex.

Effect

In battle

Attacks used by the Pokémon with this Ability will always become critical hits against poisoned targets, unless that target has Battle Armor or Shell Armor or is under the effects of Lucky Chant.

Outside of battle

Merciless has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Merciless

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Mareanie Poison Water Merciless Limber Regenerator
  Toxapex Poison Water Merciless Limber Regenerator
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 manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 不仁不義 Bātyàhnbātyih
Mandarin 不仁不義 / 不仁不义 Bùrénbùyì
  French Cruauté
  German Quälerei
  Italian Spietatezza
  Korean 무도한행동 Mudohan Haengdong
  Russian Беспощадность Besposhchadnost'
  Spanish Ensañamiento



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