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The name currently in use is a fan designator; see below for more information.
The fan term signature Ability refers to an Ability that only one Pokémon, or only one evolutionary family of Pokémon, can have within a generation.
Starting in Pokémon Sword and Shield, most Pokémon not in the regional Pokédex are unusable, causing some Pokémon to apparently gain or lose their signature Abilities based on availability, even if that Ability would otherwise be non-exclusive (for example, Oranguru in Pokémon Sword and Shield is the only Pokémon that can have the Ability Symbiosis since the Flabébé evolutionary family cannot be transferred into the games).
While technically not signature Abilities by definition, some Abilities are exclusive to certain groups of Pokémon:
- The Ability Beast Boost is exclusive to Ultra Beasts.
- The Ability Protosynthesis is exclusive to ancient Paradox Pokémon.
- The Ability Quark Drive is exclusive to future Paradox Pokémon.
List of Pokémon with signature Abilities
- Every Ability introduced in Generation VIII is a signature Ability.
|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.|