Moxie (Ability)

Moxie じしんかじょう
Overconfident
Flavor text
Generation V
Boosts Attack after knocking out any Pokémon.
Generation VI
Boosts the Attack stat after knocking out any Pokémon.
Generation VII
The Pokémon shows moxie, and that boosts the Attack stat after knocking out any Pokémon.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon shows moxie, and that boosts the Attack stat after knocking out any Pokémon.

Moxie (Japanese: じしんかじょう Overconfident) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Moxie directly causes another Pokémon (including allies) to faint by using a damaging move, its Attack is increased by one stage. If its Attack is already at +6 stages, Moxie will not activate.

Moxie activates after the Pokémon gains Attack from Fell Stinger. If a Pokémon with Moxie defeats a Pokémon with Mummy using a contact move, the Pokémon's Ability will become Mummy before Moxie has the opportunity to activate.

Generation V

Moxie will activate even if the Pokémon fainting ends the battle.

Generation VI onward

If the Pokémon fainting ends the battle, Moxie will not activate.

Outside of battle

Moxie has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Moxie

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Pinsir Bug Bug Hyper Cutter Mold Breaker Moxie
  Gyarados Water Flying Intimidate None Moxie
  Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm Guts Moxie
  Mightyena Dark Dark Intimidate Quick Feet Moxie
  Salamence Dragon Flying Intimidate None Moxie
  Honchkrow Dark Flying Insomnia Super Luck Moxie
  Sandile Ground Dark Intimidate Moxie Anger Point
  Krokorok Ground Dark Intimidate Moxie Anger Point
  Krookodile Ground Dark Intimidate Moxie Anger Point
  Scraggy Dark Fighting Shed Skin Moxie Intimidate
  Scrafty Dark Fighting Shed Skin Moxie Intimidate
  Litleo Fire Normal Rivalry Unnerve Moxie
  Pyroar Fire Normal Rivalry Unnerve Moxie
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 for 1 turn after defeating an enemy.
MDGtI May increase the Pokémon's Attack when it defeats a foe.*
When it defeats a foe, the Pokémon's Attack may go up!*
SMD When it defeats an enemy, the Pokémon's Attack may go up!


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自信過度 Jihseun Gwodouh *
自信過制 Jihseun Gwosihng *
Mandarin 自信過度 / 自信过度 Zìxìn Guòdù
  French Impudence
  German Hochmut
  Italian Arroganza
  Korean 자기과신 Jagigwashin
  Portuguese Arrogância
  Spanish Autoestima



Variations of the Ability Moxie
MoxieBeast BoostChilling NeighGrim NeighAs One


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