Rivalry (Ability)

Rivalry とうそうしん
Belligerence
Flavor text
Generation IV
Raises Attack if the foe is of the same gender.
Generation V
Deals more damage to a Pokémon of same gender.
Generation VI
Deals more damage to Pokémon of the same gender.
Generation VII
Becomes competitive and deals more damage to Pokémon of the same gender, but deals less to Pokémon of the opposite gender.
Generation VIII
Becomes competitive and deals more damage to Pokémon of the same gender, but deals less to Pokémon of the opposite gender.

Rivalry (Japanese: とうそうしん Belligerence) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

  This Ability effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Because Rivalry affects power which is calculated for all targets, does Rivalry stack when using moves that hit multiple targets? If so, how does the stacking work?
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Generation IV

When a Pokémon with Rivalry uses an attack, the attack's power is raised by 25% if the target and the user have the same gender, and is reduced by 25% if the target and the user have opposite genders. Rivalry also powers up confusion damage.

Rivalry has no effect if the user or target is gender unknown (such as Porygon).

Generation V onward

Rivalry no longer powers up confusion damage.

Outside of battle

Rivalry has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Rivalry

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Nidoran♀ Poison Poison Poison Point Rivalry Hustle
  Nidorina Poison Poison Poison Point Rivalry Hustle
  Nidoqueen Poison Ground Poison Point Rivalry Sheer Force
  Nidoran♂ Poison Poison Poison Point Rivalry Hustle
  Nidorino Poison Poison Poison Point Rivalry Hustle
  Nidoking Poison Ground Poison Point Rivalry Sheer Force
  Beautifly Bug Flying Swarm None Rivalry
  Shinx Electric Electric Rivalry Intimidate Guts
  Luxio Electric Electric Rivalry Intimidate Guts
  Luxray Electric Electric Rivalry Intimidate Guts
  Pidove Normal Flying Big Pecks Super Luck Rivalry
  Tranquill Normal Flying Big Pecks Super Luck Rivalry
  Unfezant Normal Flying Big Pecks Super Luck Rivalry
  Axew Dragon Dragon Rivalry Mold Breaker Unnerve
  Fraxure Dragon Dragon Rivalry Mold Breaker Unnerve
  Haxorus Dragon Dragon Rivalry Mold Breaker Unnerve
  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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, and the Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) games, when attacker's gender is opposite of the target, the Attack is reduced by one stage, and if it's matching, it's increased by one stage.

In Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Rivalry increases the power of a move when attacking a Pokémon that shares a type. In Super Mystery Dungeon, Rivalry increases the power of a move by 20%.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts Pokémon's Attack when facing same gender and reduces it when not the same.
BSL あいてが どうせいだと こうげきがあがり いせいだと さがる
MDGtI Increases damage done to targets of the same type as the Pokémon.*
The Pokémon does more damage to targets that share its type!*
SMD The Pokémon does more damage to targets that share its type!
MDRTDX The Pokémon does more damage to targets that share its type.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鬥爭心 Daujāngsām
Mandarin 鬥爭心 / 斗争心 Dòuzhēngxīn
  French Rivalité
  German Rivalität
  Italian Antagonismo
  Korean 투쟁심 Tujaengsim
  Portuguese Rivalidade
  Spanish Rivalidad



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