Stakeout (Ability)

Stakeout はりこみ
Stakeout
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Generation VII
Doubles the damage dealt to the target's replacement if the target switches out.
Generation VIII
Doubles the damage dealt to the target's replacement if the target switches out.
Generation IX
Doubles the damage dealt to a target that has just switched into battle.

Stakeout (Japanese: はりこみ Stakeout) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. Prior to Generation VIII, it was the signature Ability of Yungoos and Gumshoos.

Effect

In battle

Stakeout doubles the power of moves used against targets that have switched in this turn.

Outside of battle

Stakeout has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Stakeout

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0734   Yungoos
Normal Normal Stakeout Strong Jaw Adaptability
0735   Gumshoos
Normal Normal Stakeout Strong Jaw Adaptability
0827   Nickit
Dark Dark Run Away Unburden Stakeout
0828   Thievul
Dark Dark Run Away Unburden Stakeout
0917   Tarountula
Bug Bug Insomnia None Stakeout
0918   Spidops
Bug Bug Insomnia None Stakeout
0942   Maschiff
Dark Dark Intimidate Run Away Stakeout
0943   Mabosstiff
Dark Dark Intimidate Guard Dog Stakeout
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 監視 Gāamsih
Mandarin 監視 Jiānshì*
蹲守 Dūnshǒu*
  French Filature
  German Beschattung
  Italian Sorveglianza
  Korean 참복 Chambok
  Russian Надзор Nadzor
  Spanish Vigilante


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