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Schooling ぎょぐん
School of Fish
Flavor text
Generation VII
When it has a lot of HP, the Pokémon forms a powerful school. It stops schooling when its HP is low.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Schooling (Japanese: ぎょぐん School of Fish) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Wishiwashi and allows it to change form.



In battle

If Wishiwashi is level 20 or higher, at the start of battle or the end of a turn, if its HP is above 25%, it will change into its School Form. At the end of the turn, if its HP is below 25%, it will change back to its Solo Form.

Role Play, Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, Simple Beam, and Entrainment fail if the target has the Ability Schooling. Skill Swap fails if either Pokémon has Schooling. Schooling cannot be copied by Trace, Power of Alchemy, or Receiver. Schooling cannot be replaced by Mummy or suppressed by Core Enforcer. If a Pokémon other than Wishiwashi obtains Schooling with Imposter or Transform, the Pokémon will not change forms.

Outside of battle

Schooling has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Schooling

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
Solo Form
Water Water Schooling None None
Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
School Form
Water Water Schooling None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII 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.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


  • Schooling is the only Ability that requires a certain level to activate.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 魚群 Yùhkwàhn
Mandarin 魚群 / 鱼群 Yúqún
France Flag.png French Banc
Germany Flag.png German Fischschwarm
Italy Flag.png Italian Banco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 어군 Eogun
Poland Flag.png Polish Ławica
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cardume
Russia Flag.png Russian Косяк Kosyak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Banco

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