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Mold Breaker (Ability)

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==Effect==
===In battle===
Mold Breaker ignores the effects of {{Abilities}} that could potentially weakenaffect orthe negatedamage moves (or side-effects of moves)a move that its user executes;. forFor example, a Pokémon with Mold Breaker can hit opponents that possess {{a|Levitate}} by using {{m|Earthquake}}. Mold Breaker applies regardless of target Pokémon, but only to moves executed by its user (so if two Pokemon in a [[Double Battle]] both know Earthquake, only the Pokémon with Mold Breaker can hit a LevitatingPokémon opponentwith Levitate).
 
Unlike {{m|Gastro Acid}}, which completely negates a target's Ability, the opponents' Abilities otherwise remain in effect: Abilities that protect against [[status condition]]s ({{a|Immunity}}, {{a|Insomnia}}, etc.) will not protect the Pokémon from receiving the status condition, but (with the exception of {{a|Leaf Guard}}) will immediately cure it of the status inflicted. Abilities that draw attacks to the user, such as {{a|Lightning Rod}} and {{a|Storm Drain}}, will still divert attacks in double or triple battles regardless of Mold Breaker, but will not prevent the attacks from landing (or landing with 100% accuracy) or inflicting damage on the Pokémon.
* Abilities that prevent status conditions (such as {{a|Immunity}} and {{m|Oblivious}}) will not protect the Pokémon from receiving the status condition; however, many of these Abilities also have effects to cure the Pokémon of the status condition if afflicted, which are not negated by Mold Breaker.
* Abilities that draw attacks to the user, such as {{a|Lightning Rod}} and {{a|Storm Drain}}, will still divert attacks in [[Double Battle|Double]] or [[Triple Battle]]s regardless of Mold Breaker, but will not nullify the damage or boost the Pokémon's stats.
 
In Generation IV, when a Pokémon with Mold Breaker is brought out, the message "'''<name> has Mold Breaker!'''" is displayed. In Generation V onwardsonward, when a Pokémon with Mold Breaker is brought out, the message "'''<name> breaks the mold!'''" is displayed.
 
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* Pokémon with {{a|Levitate}} will be affected by {{m|Spikes}} and {{m|Toxic Spikes}}, unless they are {{type|Flying}} or holding an [[Air Balloon]].
** {{type|Poison}} Pokémon with Levitate can remove Toxic Spikes, if they are not Flying-type and not holding an Air Balloon.
* Pokémon with {{a|Immunity}} will be {{status|poison}}ed by Toxic Spikes (although Immunity will then activate and cure them of poison).
* Pokémon with {{a|Leaf Guard}} will be {{status|poison}}ed by Toxic Spikes even during [[intense sunlight]].
 
====Abilities affected====
Mold Breaker ignores the following Abilities, even in situations where the Ability could increase the power of a move (such as using {{m|Low Kick}} on a Pokemon with {{a|Heavy Metal}} or using a {{type|Fire}} move on a Pokémon with {{a|Dry Skin}}):
 
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