Oblivious (Ability)

This article is about the Ability that prevents infatuation. For the Ability with a synonymous meaning, see Unaware (Ability).
Oblivious どんかん
Thickheaded
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents attraction.
Generation IV
Prevents the Pokémon from becoming infatuated.DPPt
Prevents it from becoming infatuated.HGSS
Generation V
Prevents it from becoming infatuated.
Generation VI
Keeps the Pokémon from being infatuated or falling for taunts.
Generation VII
The Pokémon is oblivious, and that keeps it from being infatuated or falling for taunts.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon is oblivious, and that keeps it from being infatuated or falling for taunts.

Oblivious (Japanese: どんかん Thickheaded) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Generation III

Oblivious prevents the Pokémon from being afflicted by infatuation.

A Pokémon with this Ability will be cured of infatuation if it is infatuated while in battle (such as if it gains the Ability by an effect like Skill Swap).

Generation IV

Pokémon with Oblivious also cannot be affected by Captivate.

In Generation IV only, if a Pokémon is infatuated and has a status condition, if its infatuation is cured by Oblivious, the status condition icon will disappear from the HP bar while it is in battle. The status condition will continue to take effect, however.

If the Pokémon with this Ability is infatuated and is holding a Mental Herb, Oblivious will cure the Pokémon of infatuation before the Mental Herb has a chance to be consumed. If the Pokémon with this Ability is holding a Destiny Knot, the Destiny Knot will be activated before Oblivious cures the Pokémon of infatuation.

Generation V

If the Pokémon with this Ability is infatuated and is holding a Mental Herb, the Mental Herb will be consumed before Oblivious cures the Pokémon of infatuation.

Generation VI to VII

In addition to preventing infatuation, Oblivious now prevents the Pokémon from being afflicted by Taunt.

A Pokémon with this Ability will be cured of Taunt if it is taunted while in battle (such as if it gains the Ability by an effect like Skill Swap, or is taunted by a Pokémon with an Ability like Mold Breaker). If the Pokémon is holding a Mental Herb, it will be consumed before Oblivious cures the Pokémon of the Taunt.

Generation VIII

Oblivious now blocks Intimidate.

Outside of battle

Oblivious has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Oblivious

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Slowpoke Water Psychic Oblivious Own Tempo Regenerator
  Slowbro Water Psychic Oblivious Own Tempo Regenerator
  Lickitung Normal Normal Own Tempo Oblivious Cloud Nine
  Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious Forewarn Dry Skin
  Slowking Water Psychic Oblivious Own Tempo Regenerator
  Swinub Ice Ground Oblivious Snow Cloak Thick Fat
  Piloswine Ice Ground Oblivious Snow Cloak Thick Fat
  Smoochum Ice Psychic Oblivious Forewarn Hydration
  Illumise Bug Bug Oblivious Tinted Lens Prankster
  Wailmer Water Water Water Veil Oblivious Pressure
  Wailord Water Water Water Veil Oblivious Pressure
  Numel Fire Ground Oblivious Simple Own Tempo
  Barboach Water Ground Oblivious Anticipation Hydration
  Whiscash Water Ground Oblivious Anticipation Hydration
  Feebas Water Water Swift Swim Oblivious Adaptability
  Spheal Ice Water Thick Fat Ice Body Oblivious
  Sealeo Ice Water Thick Fat Ice Body Oblivious
  Walrein Ice Water Thick Fat Ice Body Oblivious
  Lickilicky Normal Normal Own Tempo Oblivious Cloud Nine
  Mamoswine Ice Ground Oblivious Snow Cloak Thick Fat
  Salandit Poison Fire Corrosion None Oblivious
  Salazzle Poison Fire Corrosion None Oblivious
  Bounsweet Grass Grass Leaf Guard Oblivious Sweet Veil
  Steenee Grass Grass Leaf Guard Oblivious Sweet Veil
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

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Oblivious is Slowbro's Ability. It has the user store up lost HP for a short time; when the user hits an opposing Pokémon with a move, the user restores some of its HP using the stored up HP, and it also decreases the opposing Pokémon's Special Defense for a short time.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Prevents infatuation.
MDTDS Protects the Pokémon from infatuation.
BSL メロメロじょうたいに ならない
MDGtI Prevents the Infatuated status and protects the Pokémon from the move Captivate.*
The Pokémon isn't affected by the Infatuated status condition. Captivate doesn't even work on it!*
SMD The Pokémon won't get infatuated. Captivate and Taunt don't work on it, either!
MDRTDX The Pokémon won't get infatuated. Captivate and Taunt don't work on it, either.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

  • This Ability originated as a TCG Poké-BODY.
  • Due to a glitch in Generation IV, If a Pokémon has a non-volatile status condition, if its confusion or infatuation is cured by Own Tempo or Oblivious, the status condition icon will disappear from the HP bar while that Pokémon is in battle. The status condition icon is still displayed in the party menu; if the Pokémon is switched out, the status condition icon will appear again when it is switched back in.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遲鈍 Chìhdeuhn
Mandarin 遲鈍 / 迟钝 Chídùn
  French Benêt
  German Dösigkeit
  Italian Indifferenza
  Korean 둔감 Dungam
Portuguese   Brazil Insensível
  Portugal Inconsciência
  Russian Забывчивость Zabyvchivost'
  Spanish Despiste



Variations of the Ability Limber
LimberObliviousInsomniaImmunityOwn TempoInner FocusMagma ArmorWater VeilVital Spirit


  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.