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Pressure プレッシャー
Pressure
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Generation III
Raises foe's PP usage.
Generation IV
The Pokémon raises the foe's PP usage.
Generation V
The Pokémon raises the foe's PP usage.
Generation VI
The Pokémon raises opposing Pokémon's PP usage.
Generation VII
By putting pressure on the opposing Pokémon, it raises their PP usage.
Generation VIII
By putting pressure on the opposing Pokémon, it raises their PP usage.

Pressure (Japanese: プレッシャー Pressure) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

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Effect

In battle

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Reason: Interaction with multi-turn moves and consecutively executed moves
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Generation III

When another Pokémon (including an ally) uses a move targeting a Pokémon that has Pressure, when PP is deducted from that move, one more PP than usual is deducted. If multiple targets have Pressure, each one results in additional PP being deducted.

Pressure deducts additional PP whenever PP would normally be deducted; this means that it still applies even if the move misses, has multiple targets, or is rendered ineffective due to immunity.

Pressure applies to moves that target the entire field, such as Rain Dance.

Generation IV

If a Pokémon that has Pressure is sent into battle, the message "<name> is exerting its Pressure!" is displayed.

Generation V onward

Pressure now only affects opponents.

Wild Pokémon are more likely to call for help when facing a Pokémon with Pressure. It shares this effect with Intimidate and Unnerve.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Pressure is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), there's a 50% chance that a Pokémon will be forced to the upper bound of their encounter level range. It shares this effect with Hustle and Vital Spirit.

Pokémon with Pressure

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying Rock Head Pressure Unnerve
Articuno Articuno Ice Flying Pressure None Snow Cloak
Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure None Static
Moltres Moltres Fire Flying Pressure None Flame Body
Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic Pressure None Unnerve
Raikou Raikou Electric Electric Pressure None Inner Focus
Entei Entei Fire Fire Pressure None Inner Focus
Suicune Suicune Water Water Pressure None Inner Focus
Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying Pressure None Multiscale
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying Pressure None Regenerator
Wailmer Wailmer Water Water Water Veil Oblivious Pressure
Wailord Wailord Water Water Water Veil Oblivious Pressure
Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost Pressure None Frisk
Absol Absol Dark Dark Pressure Super Luck Justified
Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic Psychic Pressure None None
Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic Psychic Pressure None None
Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic Pressure None None
Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic Pressure None None
Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying Pressure None Unnerve
Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark Pressure None Infiltrator
Weavile Weavile Dark Ice Pressure None Pickpocket
Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost Pressure None Frisk
Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Palkia Palkia Water Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant Inner Focus Pressure
Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel Defiant Inner Focus Pressure
Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice Pressure None None
Corviknight Corviknight Flying Steel Pressure Unnerve Mirror Armor
Eternatus Eternatus Poison Dragon Pressure None None
Eternatus Eternatus
Eternamax
Poison Dragon Pressure None None
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.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Pressure

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Monster
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Pressure
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Pressure activating in Super Mystery Dungeon

When a Pokémon with Pressure is targeted by a foe's move, one additional PP is deducted upon execution.

In Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, multiple instances of Pressure now stack on each other. (e.g: Hitting two enemies with the ability at the same time will cause the user to lose 3 PP.)

Description

Games Description
MDRB If hit by a foe's move, the foe uses more PP than usual.
MDTDS Forces a foe to use more PP than usual for a move that hits the Pokémon.
BSL わざを うけたときに あいてのPPを よけいに へらす
MDGtI Foes use more PP when they use moves against the Pokémon.*
When a foe uses a move, it will take more PP than usual!*
SMD When an enemy uses a move on the Pokémon, the move will take more PP than usual!

In the anime

Mewtwo was confirmed to have Pressure on the official Pokémon website,[citation needed] even though it was never demonstrated or mentioned in the anime.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Trivia

  • Pressure is the most common Ability amongst Legendary Pokémon.
  • Wailmer and Pawniard are the only Pokémon not evolved or fully evolved that have Pressure as their Abilities, and both can only have this ability as their Hidden Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 壓迫感 Aatbīkgám *
氣壓 Hei'aat *
Mandarin 壓迫感 / 压迫感 Yāpògǎn *
氣壓 Qìyā *
France Flag.png French Pression
Germany Flag.png German Erzwinger
Italy Flag.png Italian Pressione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프레셔 Pressure
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Pressão
Spain Flag.png Spanish Presión
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Baskı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Khí áp


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