- This article is about the Ability that prevents infatuation. For the Ability with a synonymous meaning, see Unaware (Ability).
Oblivious (Japanese: どんかん Thickheaded) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
A Pokémon with Oblivious cannot be affected by infatuation or by Captivate.
If an infatuated Pokémon gains the Ability in battle (such as from Skill Swap), it will be cured of infatuation.
If the Pokémon with this Ability is holding a Destiny Knot, the Destiny Knot will be activated before Oblivious cures the Pokémon of infatuation.
Oblivious has no effect against Intimidate or Taunt.
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 infatuated and is holding a Mental Herb, the Mental Herb will be consumed before Oblivious cures the Pokémon of infatuation.
Generation VI to VII
Oblivious now prevents the Pokémon from being afflicted by Taunt.
If a taunted Pokémon gains the Ability in battle (such as from Skill Swap), it will be cured of taunting. If a Pokémon with Oblivious is taunted by a Pokémon with an Ability like Mold Breaker, the taunting will take effect, but it will then be cured once the Pokémon regains Oblivious.
If the Pokémon is holding a Mental Herb, it will be consumed before Oblivious cures the Pokémon of the Taunt.
Generation VIII onward
Oblivious now also blocks Intimidate.
Outside of battle
Oblivious has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Oblivious
- Before Generation VI, Feebas did not have Oblivious.
In other games
In Pokémon UNITE, Oblivious is Slowbro's, as well as Bounsweet's and Steenee's Ability.
Slowbro's 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 by 4% (stacking up to 20%) for a short time.
Bounsweet's and Steenee's makes hindrances last shorter. Upon evolving, this becomes Queenly Majesty.
In the manga
- 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
|Variations of the Ability Limber|
|Limber • Oblivious • Insomnia • Immunity • Own Tempo • Inner Focus • Magma Armor • Water Veil • Vital 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.|