Protosynthesis (Japanese: こだいかっせい Ancient Activation) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of the ancient Paradox Pokémon with the exception of Koraidon.
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When a Pokémon with Protosynthesis is in harsh sunlight or is holding Booster Energy, its highest stat (other than HP and taking into account stat stages, but not held items) is increased by 30%, or 50% if Speed is the highest stat. Upon activation, a message tells which stat is increased to all the players. If multiple stats are tied for highest, Protosynthesis breaks the tie by prioritizing Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed, in that order.
Protosynthesis will activate in harsh sunlight even if the Pokémon is holding a Utility Umbrella. Harsh sunlight will activate Protosynthesis before a held Booster Energy, so the Booster Energy will not be consumed if the Pokémon with Protosynthesis is in harsh sunlight.
Skill Swap and Doodle will fail if either Pokémon has Protosynthesis. Worry Seed, Gastro Acid, Role Play, and Entrainment will fail if the target has Protosynthesis. Protosynthesis cannot be copied by Receiver or replaced by Lingering Aroma.
Outside of battle
Protosynthesis has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Protosynthesis
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|Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
- This Ability's name is a pun on photosynthesis.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Protosynthesis|
|Protosynthesis • Quark Drive|
|Abilities affected by weather conditions|
|Sand Veil • Swift Swim • Chlorophyll • Rain Dish • Forecast • Snow Cloak • Dry Skin • Hydration • Solar Power • Leaf Guard • Ice Body • Flower Gift • Harvest • Sand Rush • Sand Force • Slush Rush • Ice Face • Protosynthesis • Orichalcum Pulse|
|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.|