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Talk:Trace (Ability)

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Untraceable Abilities
So I was Max Raiding a Galarian Darumaka just now, when I noticed that my Trace Gardevoir didn't trace its Ability, which can '''only''' be Inner Focus. Curious, I searched this page and noticed, that while Inner Focus isn't in the list on untraceable Abilities, its evolved form's Zen Mode is. Which led me to believe that you can't trace any Ability, if it's the same slot as evolved form's untraceable Ability. In case of Darumaka, I suspect it's Inner Focus is actually a Hidden Ability slot, which means it technically is a "Zen Mode Inner Focus", so to say. So if an Ability is programmed to turn into an untraceable Ability, it cannot be copied even if it's allowed in other instances. I will evolve this Darumaka and check if its Ability is indeed Zen Mode. [[User:Kikugi|Kikugi]] ([[User talk:Kikugi|talk]]) 03:27, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
:Okay, it indeed has Zen Mode. Which means Trace will not copy an Ability if it's the same slot as an evo's untraceable Ability, even if the original Ability would be still allowed otherwise. So if this Darumaka was programmed to have Gorilla Tactics (allowed Ability) after evolution, its Inner Focus would have been traced, but since it's Zen Mode, it wasn't. Can someone please confirm this in their game? Also to check whether it was the case before Gen VIII... [[User:Kikugi|Kikugi]] ([[User talk:Kikugi|talk]]) 03:33, 24 March 2020 (UTC)