Moody (Ability)

Moody ムラっけ
Sudden Impulse
Flavor text
Generation V
Raises one stat and lowers another.
Generation VI
Raises one stat and lowers another.
Generation VII
Raises one stat sharply and lowers another every turn.
Generation VIII
Raises one stat sharply and lowers another every turn.

Moody (Japanese: ムラっけ Sudden Impulse) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. It is exclusively a Hidden Ability.

Effect

In battle

At the end of each turn, Moody raises one of the stats of the Pokémon with this Ability by two stages (at random), then decreases another stat by one stage (at random).

Moody will not attempt to lower a stat that is already at -6 or attempt to increase a stat that is already at +6. Moody will not select the same stat to lower as it raised. If all stats are already at +6, Moody will only decrease one random stat; likewise, if all stats are already at -6, Moody will only increase one random stat.

Generation V to VII

Moody can select the Pokémon's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, Speed, accuracy, or evasion.

Generation VIII

Moody can no longer affect evasion or accuracy.

Outside of battle

Moody has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Moody

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Remoraid Water Water Hustle Sniper Moody
  Octillery Water Water Suction Cups Sniper Moody
  Smeargle Normal Normal Own Tempo Technician Moody
  Snorunt Ice Ice Inner Focus Ice Body Moody
  Glalie Ice Ice Inner Focus Ice Body Moody
  Bidoof Normal Normal Simple Unaware Moody
  Bibarel Normal Water Simple Unaware Moody
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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 心情不定 Sāmchìhng Bātdihng
Mandarin 心情不定 Xīnqíng Bùdìng
  French Lunatique
  German Gefühlswippe
  Italian Altalena
  Korean 변덕쟁이 Byeondeokjaeng-i
  Portuguese Mal-Humor
  Spanish Veleta



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