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Evolving Dual traits

Some pokemon that cant be caught in the wild and must be evolved have a dual nature that is not shared with the previous generation, how do you get their abilities then?

Breeding LOL hfc2X 20:20, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
If the ability is a new one (introduced in gen IV) the pokemon has a 50% chance to change the ability upon evolving, I think Shiny Lanturn 10:06, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
Nopes. It will remain with its ability. For example if you have a Rhydon with Lighningrod and it evolves, the Rhyperior will continue having Lightningrod as ability. But if the Rhydon had Rock Head, then as Rhyperior it will have Solid Rock. That's the way it works. hfc2X 01:11, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
What I meant is that if you transfer Nidorino with point point and evolve it, it has a 50% chance of getting rivalry. The Rhyperior situation doesn't fly because the line already had two abilities : Lightning Rod and Rock head, Rock head becomes solid rock upon evolving. Solid rock isn't 'added' it replaces an existing one. Shiny Lanturn 14:26, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Nopes, Nidorino already has Rivalry and even Nidoran♂ has it. If you want a Nidoking with Rivalry you'll have to breed it and get a Nidoran♂ with it already. hfc2X 16:28, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Rivalry didn't exist in generation 3. As such, a Nidorino that was migrated does have a 50% chance of their ability changing upon evolving. I know this is old, but it was driving me mad --Shadowater 02:44, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Also, the apparent 50% chance of picking one ability or the other upon evolution appears to be determined at trade or import. I have a zigzagoon with pickup which I imported to Diamond from Sapphire, then traded to my current Soul Silver. I have a savegame with it at lvl 19 on the verge of evolution, in order to reset the game if it evolves with gluttony (I want pickup). EVERY TIME I level it up it evolves with gluttony, it's been 9 times now. It's definitely not 50/50 upon evolution. -DropShock 17:59, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
It's 50/50 if you haven't found out yet, but it'll always turn out the same. The ability is set as nr1 or nr2 from the moment you obtain it. If in genVI the nr2 ability is suddenly different than genIII (where it was the same as nr1 in such cases), the ability will correct after evolution if that's the case or stay if your poke has nr1.--Saiph charon 18:10, 16 March 2012 (UTC)


Shouldn't these be in alphabetical order? -Ketsuban

Logic doesn't prevail, ket. They're stored this way in every other database, and we're following along. Heh. We'll work up a feature to make finding each trait easier, though, probably. ~evkl

Apparently logic does prevail! Aha, I win! -Ketsuban

All of the ability articles listed on this article are classified as stubs. But is there really anything more to say on all of them? Am I forgetting some major way in which these articles could be expanded? Or can we go through and pull out all those stub tags? --Pie 12:03, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Some real description of the ability would be good. The current text is just pulled from the game - doesn't have much detail, for example, Pickup could do with an explanation of just what very rare, rare, uncommon, common etc. mean in terms of percentages. Blaze ought to explain what up and pinch specifically mean. And so on. - 振霖T 13:55, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Help needed

Hey, do someone knows someone that can get the game code so we can add the numbers to G IV abilities? Gambler 04:47, 11 November 2006 (UTC) P.S. Also, I'm thinking of doing a template, should I add them in numerical order or by funtionality? (Raises something, decreases something, affected by weather, affects weather, etc...)?

I think we should keep the functionality things to categories, which I've only done for the weather ones. Numerically listed or alphabetically listed in a template is good, though. And you might be able to extract them by crossreferencing one of Zhen Lin's subpages on which Pokémon has which ability with a source that shows the names for the specific abilities a Pokémon has, since I dunno any other source that gives number and name at the same time. Tom Temprotran 09:06, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
The information on this page is sorted in numerical order. Also, there is no need for a template due to the sheer size of it. The region and legendary Pokémon templates are bad enough. - 振霖T 11:55, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Mystery Dungeon Information

Should there be a Mystery Dungeon section on abilities articles? A lot of abilities work different than they do on main games (Illuminate makes a wild pokemon appears every time the pokemon with Illuminate is hit, for example) and I think articles should note that.

Firstly, fixed the title typo in this section. Secondly, I think this is a big consistency issue. Some pages have a Mystery Dungeon section, while others simply have a paragraph "In Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, ..." --Cedrickc (talk) 17:44, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Anime information

Should we mention on the ability articles when they were used in the anime just like we have for moves? Maybe even provide pictures? That would expand them a little. --ケンジガール 03:13, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


I don't like the layout of some abilities eg. Blaze. Because the pokemon list goes DOWN not ACROSS.--Wowy 07:16, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Why shouldn't it? ht14 22:19, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Abilites Outside of battle

I think it'd be good if this article mentioned which abilities have effects outside of battle. Its a pain going through each one trying to find out which abilities do what. --Bulbafreak9000 21:45, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Knock yourself out.THE TROM — 09:43, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I don't think this is what is meant. Think of abilities like Magma Armor, Flame Body, Intimidate, Synchronise out in the field. Gywall Talk 09:49, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Then let us create Category:Abilities with field effects. — THE TROM — 09:52, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
The list: Arena Trap, Illuminate, No Guard, Swarm, Quick Feet, White Smoke, Stench, Hustle, Pressure, Vital Spirit, Intimidate, Keen Eye, Sand Veil, Snow Cloak, Magnet Pull, Static, Cute Charm, Compoundeyes, Flame Body, Magma Armor, Pickup, Honey Gather, Sticky Hold, Suction Cups, Synchronize

Gywall Talk 10:09, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

I'll get on that now then. Unless you've started already. Hmm, must check the RC. — THE TROM — 10:11, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
I did the end. — THE TROM — 10:16, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

I know this is an old conversation but I feel like this solution is inadequate. I couldn't find any information on these extra effects except in the individual pages and right here in the discussion page. I can't even find a mention in the article that they can have effects outside of battle. If nobody tells me otherwise I'll try fixing it myself eventually but I'm not comfortable making a change this size without some agreement. Notoptimus (talk) 07:34, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

I think the best way to do this would be to mention in the mechanics section that some abilities have an effect out of battle, with a link to the category. (The code required to link to the category rather than categorising the page can be seen in trom's comments above). Werdnae (talk) 02:54, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Single and Dual

Just what do those two columns mean? Thanos6 11:55, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Single = how many Pokémon can have only this ability, Dual = how many Pokémon can have either this ability or an other ability. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 11:57, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Do you think we should put that in the article somewhere? Thanos6 12:02, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

List of pokémons with their abilities

Shouldn't there be a list of pokémons with their abilities just like it's the case with base stats, types, catch rate, etc? ... I sort of need it for the game I'm making... *rolleyes* By the way, you will be the first to recieve the source code for that game since I use all of your data :) --Stoo 04:06, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

We haven't got one right now, but you can create it if you want to. —darklordtrom 05:42, 19 September 2009 (UTC)


Illusion is an ability in Generation V, shown by Zorua and Zoroark, should we put this in the list now, or wait until we have more info? From Samjohn95 22:36, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Well, we know it exists so let's put it on the page. —darklordtrom 11:22, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

New confirmed abilites

EarthquakeSpiral, Encourage, Pigeon Breast/Heart,.. all new to Generation V, shouldn't these be added. Their is also TeraVoltage and TurboBlaze, but their effects haven't been revealed, so I didn't know if they would be ok to add?--S2daam 15:14, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

it's more than that, the page needs a total rewrite to incorporate each Pokémon now having up to 3 abilities. - unsigned comment from Zeta (talkcontribs)

Hidden Abilities?

There's a good deal of information on Hidden Abilities here, such as which Pokemon have which Hidden Abilities, but I haven't been able to find any information on what a Hidden Ability is or does anywhere, either on the wiki or via Google. I have a couple of hypotheses, but I don't have either of the Generation V games, and I'm not certain they exist in Gen IV. I also don't care to throw around wild conjecture because that's how rumors get started. If this information can be found, I think we should add it. VoidPointer 01:36, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

They are exclusive to Gen V games. They are abilities that a Pokémon can legitimately have in-game, but are not available on normal wild Pokémon. They are only available through special means, one example of which being the Dream World. Werdnae (talk) 02:42, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Anime Templates

Could we use a template for Anime appearances for Abilities, like we have for the moves? Here is Lightningrod as an example:

  [[Image:a:File:Lightningrod rhydon.png|150px]]    
The user draws in Electric attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Rhydon When Rhydon's opponent uses an electric attack, the attack changes direction and hits Rhydon's horn instead.
H Block Trainer's Rhydon Tag! We're it...! Debut

It just looks a lot cleaner and more consistant in my opinion. XVuvuzela2010X 11:47, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Looking good. I have no objections. —darklordtrom 03:12, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Hidden Ability Contradiction

If a Pokemon can only have one ability, should it be noted as a hidden ability, or not? As some Pokemon note this, while others don't. XVuvuzela2010X 16:03, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Numbers are off

The numbers for the amount of Pokémon with single and dual abilities still add up to 493, meaning they haven't been changed for Generation V FrankTheTank000 20:52, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

By the count we currently have in the article, 292 Pokémon have a single ability, therefore 357 Pokémon have a double ability. (We should really automate that with categories and the PokémonInfobox *cough* Werdnae *cough* .) This subtraction almost matches the data in the dual ability column; the total sum of the column is 715 but it should be 714. Does anyone have any idea why this number is inaccurate? I.e. is there some gimmick I've forgotten which lets a Pokémon have three non-DW abilities (excluding Basculin; I checked that already) or has the user who entered the data made a typo somewhere? —darklordtrom 21:25, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
Given there's a parameter for the number of abilities, it would be simple to add. However I don't know what to do for Shaymin and Giratina (abilityn=alt). They're currently listed as only having one ability with their respective forme MS on the ability pages... Hidden abilities would also be easy to categorise assuming they aren't already. Werdnae (talk) 22:48, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
And this page counts Giratina as dual abilites and Shaymin as having dual abilities for Natural Cure. Either wasn't included at all or was counted as single and the numbers hadn't been updated for Serene Grace. I've added it to the dual abilities column to match the rest for now, but that means we're one Pokemon over somewhere. Werdnae (talk) 00:11, 20 June 2011 (UTC)


Pokemon Rumble has its own set of abilities. Should they be added here, or do they belong on their own page? (I don't know how they differ between the two games) XVuvuzela2010X 04:39, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Here is a list of (most of) them. XVuvuzela2010X 05:03, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
I don't think they're called Abilities in Rumble. Our list of them refers to them as Special Traits. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 05:07, 31 August 2011 (UTC)


is it true that if you breed two same species pokemon(like two spiritombs, pikachus etc.) with hidden abilities their offspring will always have the hidden ability? Poucomon 11:04, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

"Generation 5 is the first generation since abilities were introduced to not add any that have field effects"

Notable enough trivia? --Shadowater 08:23, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Pokémon Conquest

Conquest introduced some unique Pokemon abilities that only make sense within the game: Mood Maker and Mountaineer, for example. Also, there are warrior abilities like Detox and Bustle. What should be done about these new abilities? --Inspyre (talk) 18:38, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Wild Hidden Abilities

"These Abilities are not found on Pokémon found randomly in the wild" This no longer applies, apparently! I was just wandering around the Desert Resort in Pokémon White 2 and encountered a wild Darmanitan. It was overlevelled (35) and when it appeared, it was complimented by a flash of purple diamonds. The game text said "A wild Darmanitan appeared!?". It had Zen Mode, its hidden ability. When I caught it, before it was sent to the PC, the game said something like "It seems the wild Darmanitan was different from regular Pokémon!" So yeah, it seems in BW2 there's a slight chance of a wild encounter with Pokémon with Hidden Abilities. Me, Hurray! (talk) 14:06, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

No, there is not. Marked +-+-+ (talk) 14:11, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Ability chart?

Trying to update this a bit so it is more accurate. Is Dual and Single referring to Pokémon that can have this as one of two abilities and their only ability respectively? Frozen Fennec 03:31, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes; take the Ability Chlorophyll, for example. Ten Pokémon have this ability as the only possible ability they can have excluding Hidden Abilities (example: Oddish), while nineteen Pokémon have this ability as one of two possible abilities (example: Tangela), and six Pokémon have this ability as their Hidden Ability (example: Bulbasaur). Bottlecap 19:54, 26 June 2013 (UTC)


Why don't we add pictures of the abilities to each page, just like we do with moves?

Guilherme.didi (talk) 07:16, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Does any Ability have animation? Besides the weather-abilities which technically use the weather animation, I can't really think of any Ability, so what's the point? Marked +-+-+ (talk) 07:24, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Well, they don't have unique animations, but somf of them can be shown how they work. Like Intimidate, Justified, Water Absorb, Bad Dreams and others. Guilherme.didi (talk) 13:35, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Pictures are shown on the move pages to show animations. The Ability pages already have information about how they work, including the text displayed. So I really don't see the need for adding pictures since there aren't any animations specific to abilities. Takkupanda (talk) 15:45, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Mega Abilities

Should we add a section to the Pokemon info box to include Mega Abilities the way we did for Hidden Abilities? Vienna Waltz (talk) 20:51, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

The admins are already on it. There's a lot of templates that need to be updated to take into account new features in Gen 6, so it'll take some time. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 21:29, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Passing From Males

I was breeding my male Torchic (with Speed Boost) with a Ditto in X and some of the offspring had Speed Boost, too! This is a new feature that they must have added in Generation VI, a huge change from Generation V. But I feel like this is such a big change that I should put it on the talk page first instead of just going ahead and adding it myself without permission. --Zewis (29) 22:05, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Ability Capsule?

It states, several times, in this article that "abilities cannot be changed" by means other than evolution, but now you can swap between a Pokémon's two possible abilities (if it has two possible abilities) with the Ability Capsule. --Giokutalkuser 00:31, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Only if it has one of its regular (non-hidden) abilities and its species has two non-hidden abilities. This definitely should be in the article, though. --Zewis (29) 18:57, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
I meant non-hidden, maybe should've clarified that... But good to know that it does belong in the article. Thanks! --Giokutalkuser 00:03, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Male with hidden ability breeding with Female with regular ability?

I saw this line in the article and thought it was ambiguous: Hidden Abilities cannot be passed down from male or genderless Pokémon, or when breeding with Ditto until Generation VI. But when I wanted to reword it, it occurred to me: Would it actually be possible for, say, a male Torchic with Speed Boost to breed with a female Torchic with Blaze and for them to produce an egg that has Speed Boost? Can someone confirm whether such a thing is possible or not?

If it is possible, then simply rewording that line to Until Generation VI, [...] would be fine. But if it's not, then I think the line should be changed more significantly, to (perhaps) Before Generation VI, Hidden Abilities could not be passed down when breeding with Ditto. Male Pokémon cannot pass down their Hidden Abilities unless bred with Ditto. Tiddlywinks (talk) 23:46, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

In GenV, any Pokemon that wasn't female could never pass down a hidden Ability. A female Torchic with Blaze and a male Torchic with Speed Boost would always produce Torchics with Blaze. If it's reworded, seeing as there was only one generation with hidden Abilities before XY, perhaps 'In Generation V, [...]' might be better? Bluesun (talk) 07:19, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm quite clear on how Gen V worked, actually. I actually meant, in Gen VI, could, say, a Male Torchic with Speed Boost breeding with a female Torchic with Blaze produce an egg that has Speed Boost? That is what is unclear to me. (FYI: I do not have X/Y.) Tiddlywinks (talk) 14:40, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Ability Priority in Horde Battles.

I've been noticing in Horde battles that sometimes for example when the battling Pokémon has Intimidate and the Horde as for example Frisk, sometimes Intimidate takes effect first, then the frisk, but sometimes a frisk or two takes effect first followed by intimidate and other Frisks. Is there some kind of priority here? Yamitora1 (talk) 18:41, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Nothing out of the ordinary. Priority of those abilities in any battle is determined by a user's Speed. Horde battles don't change that. Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 19:26, 30 January 2014 (UTC)


"Restores any held Berry after the turn on which it is used." Is this incorrect? Scribbl 04:45, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

List of abilities messed up

I think that the list of abilities section is messed up because it is ordered alphabetically instead of ordered by #. The list of abilities should be ordered by # and not alphabetically. EmolgaTheAwesome (talk) 21:48, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

You can change what it's arranged by clicking any of header choices (so clicking on # will put it in order of number). --It's Funktastic~!話してください 23:29, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

List of Abilities by Anime debut

For the sake of clarity, and simplifying things, can someone convert the existing section "In the anime" into a list in the style of List of moves by anime debut, or possibly create a separate page in that style? (Until next time... Anon e Mouse Jr.) Anon e Mouse Jr. (talk) 00:05, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Since nobody's done it yet, here's the introduction and main table for a "List of Abilities by anime debut" page (just remove the italics from the top paragraph, and the header for the actual section):

This is a list of Abilities and the anime episode they debuted in. Please note that Bulbapedia considers the movies, Pikachu shorts and side stories to be separate from the main anime, regardless of their canonicity, and therefore abilities like Dark Aura and Fairy Aura, which have not yet appeared in an episode, do not have an episode listed.

List of Abilities by anime debut

# Name Episode User
091 Adaptability N/A N/A
184 Aerilate N/A N/A
106 Aftermath N/A N/A
076 Air Lock N/A N/A
148 Analytic N/A N/A
083 Anger Point N/A N/A
107 Anticipation DP096 Brock's Croagunk  
071 Arena Trap DP145 A wild Trapinch  
165 Aroma Veil N/A N/A
188 Aura Break N/A N/A
123 Bad Dreams DP110 * A wild Darkrai*  
217 Battery N/A N/A
004 Battle Armor N/A N/A
210 Battle Bond N/A N/A
224 Beast Boost N/A N/A
201 Berserk N/A N/A
145 Big Pecks N/A N/A
066 Blaze AG191 May's Blaziken  
171 Bulletproof N/A N/A
Cacophony N/A N/A
167 Cheek Pouch N/A N/A
034 Chlorophyll DP037 Gardenia's Cherubi  
029 Clear Body N/A N/A
013 Cloud Nine N/A N/A
016 Color Change EP205 Madison's Reddy and Alexa's Greeny  
213 Comatose N/A N/A
172 Competitive N/A N/A
014 Compound Eyes N/A N/A
126 Contrary N/A N/A
212 Corrosion N/A N/A
130 Cursed Body BW010 Trip's Frillish  
056 Cute Charm AG138 Lisa Mitchum's Jigglypuff  
006 Damp N/A N/A
216 Dancer N/A N/A
186 Dark Aura * Yveltal (M17)  
219 Dazzling N/A N/A
129 Defeatist N/A N/A
128 Defiant N/A N/A
191 Delta Stream N/A N/A
190 Desolate Land N/A N/A
209 Disguise N/A N/A
088 Download N/A N/A
002 Drizzle AG098 A wild Kyogre  
070 Drought AG098 A wild Groudon  
087 Dry Skin N/A N/A
048 Early Bird N/A N/A
027 Effect Spore N/A N/A
226 Electric Surge SM002 A wild Tapu Koko  
194 Emergency Exit N/A N/A
187 Fairy Aura * Xerneas (M17)  
111 Filter N/A N/A
049 Flame Body DP132 Paul's Magmortar  
138 Flare Boost N/A N/A
018 Flash Fire DP169 A wild Heatran  
122 Flower Gift N/A N/A
166 Flower Veil N/A N/A
218 Fluffy N/A N/A
059 Forecast AG083 Bart's Castform  
108 Forewarn N/A N/A
132 Friend Guard N/A N/A
119 Frisk N/A N/A
230 Full Metal Body N/A N/A
169 Fur Coat N/A N/A
177 Gale Wings N/A N/A
206 Galvanize N/A N/A
082 Gluttony BW058 Chili's Pansear  
183 Gooey N/A N/A
179 Grass Pelt N/A N/A
229 Grassy Surge N/A N/A
062 Guts DP132 Paul's Ursaring  
139 Harvest N/A N/A
131 Healer N/A N/A
085 Heatproof DP089 Byron's Bronzong  
134 Heavy Metal N/A N/A
118 Honey Gather N/A N/A
037 Huge Power N/A N/A
055 Hustle N/A N/A
093 Hydration XY067 Ash's Goodra  
052 Hyper Cutter N/A N/A
115 Ice Body XY120 Wulfric's Avalugg  
035 Illuminate BW014 Lenora's Watchog  
149 Illusion BW038* Luke's Zorua*  
017 Immunity N/A N/A
150 Imposter N/A N/A
151 Infiltrator N/A N/A
215 Innards Out N/A N/A
039 Inner Focus N/A N/A
015 Insomnia N/A N/A
022 Intimidate N/A N/A
160 Iron Barbs N/A N/A
089 Iron Fist N/A N/A
154 Justified N/A N/A
051 Keen Eye XY093 Olympia's Meowstic  
103 Klutz N/A N/A
102 Leaf Guard N/A N/A
026 Levitate AG099 Liza's Lunatone  
135 Light Metal N/A N/A
031 Lightning Rod DP050 Unknown trainer's Rhydon  
007 Limber N/A N/A
064 Liquid Ooze N/A N/A
204 Liquid Voice N/A N/A
203 Long Reach N/A N/A
156 Magic Bounce N/A N/A
098 Magic Guard N/A N/A
170 Magician N/A N/A
040 Magma Armor N/A N/A
042 Magnet Pull N/A N/A
063 Marvel Scale N/A N/A
178 Mega Launcher * Siebold's Mega Blastoise  
196 Merciless N/A N/A
058 Minus N/A N/A
228 Misty Surge N/A N/A
104 Mold Breaker DP015 Roark's Cranidos  
141 Moody N/A N/A
078 Motor Drive DP179 Volkner's Electivire  
153 Moxie N/A N/A
136 Multiscale N/A N/A
121 Multitype * Arceus (M12)  
152 Mummy N/A N/A
030 Natural Cure N/A N/A
099 No Guard N/A N/A
096 Normalize N/A N/A
012 Oblivious N/A N/A
142 Overcoat N/A N/A
065 Overgrow AG070 Ash's Grovyle  
020 Own Tempo N/A N/A
185 Parental Bond N/A N/A
124 Pickpocket N/A N/A
053 Pickup AG112 Kimmy Shoney's Linoone  
182 Pixilate N/A N/A
057 Plus N/A N/A
090 Poison Heal N/A N/A
038 Poison Point BW022 A wild Venipede  
143 Poison Touch N/A N/A
211 Power Construct N/A N/A
223 Power of Alchemy N/A N/A
158 Prankster XY093 Olympia's Meowstic  
046 Pressure N/A N/A
189 Primordial Sea * A wild Kyogre  
232 Prism Armor N/A N/A
168 Protean N/A N/A
227 Psychic Surge N/A N/A
074 Pure Power N/A N/A
214 Queenly Majesty N/A N/A
095 Quick Feet N/A N/A
044 Rain Dish N/A N/A
155 Rattled N/A N/A
222 Receiver N/A N/A
120 Reckless N/A N/A
174 Refrigerate N/A N/A
144 Regenerator N/A N/A
079 Rivalry N/A N/A
225 RKS System N/A N/A
069 Rock Head AG156 Brock's Bonsly  
024 Rough Skin AG019 A wild Sharpedo  
050 Run Away N/A N/A
159 Sand Force N/A N/A
146 Sand Rush N/A N/A
045 Sand Stream XY130 Alain's Tyranitar  
008 Sand Veil N/A N/A
157 Sap Sipper BW093 Alder's Bouffalant  
208 Schooling N/A N/A
113 Scrappy N/A N/A
032 Serene Grace N/A N/A
231 Shadow Shield N/A N/A
023 Shadow Tag N/A N/A
061 Shed Skin N/A N/A
125 Sheer Force N/A N/A
075 Shell Armor N/A N/A
019 Shield Dust N/A N/A
197 Shields Down N/A N/A
086 Simple N/A N/A
092 Skill Link N/A N/A
112 Slow Start N/A N/A
202 Slush Rush N/A N/A
097 Sniper N/A N/A
081 Snow Cloak DP187 Paul's Froslass  
117 Snow Warning BW140 Morana's Abomasnow  
094 Solar Power N/A N/A
116 Solid Rock DP141 Palmer's Rhyperior  
220 Soul-Heart N/A N/A
043 Soundproof AG039 Alanna's Whismur  
003 Speed Boost DP114 Jessie's Yanmega  
198 Stakeout N/A N/A
100 Stall N/A N/A
192 Stamina N/A N/A
176 Stance Change XY126 Sawyer's Aegislash  
009 Static AG070 Ash's Pikachu  
080 Steadfast N/A N/A
200 Steelworker N/A N/A
001 Stench DP036 Officer Jenny's Stunky  
060 Sticky Hold N/A N/A
114 Storm Drain N/A N/A
173 Strong Jaw N/A N/A
005 Sturdy BW019 Cilan's Dwebble  
021 Suction Cups N/A N/A
105 Super Luck DP118 Paul's Honchkrow  
207 Surge Surfer N/A N/A
068 Swarm BW106 Ash's Leavanny  
175 Sweet Veil N/A N/A
033 Swift Swim AG111 Juan's Luvdisc  
180 Symbiosis N/A N/A
028 Synchronize N/A N/A
077 Tangled Feet N/A N/A
221 Tangling Hair SM023 DJ Leo's Alolan Dugtrio  
101 Technician N/A N/A
140 Telepathy N/A N/A
164 Teravolt N/A N/A
047 Thick Fat AG131 Tyson's Hariyama  
110 Tinted Lens N/A N/A
067 Torrent DP184 Barry's Empoleon  
181 Tough Claws N/A N/A
137 Toxic Boost N/A N/A
036 Trace N/A N/A
205 Triage N/A N/A
054 Truant BW134 Unknown trainer's Slaking  
163 Turboblaze N/A N/A
109 Unaware N/A N/A
084 Unburden N/A N/A
127 Unnerve N/A N/A
162 Victory Star N/A N/A
072 Vital Spirit AG088 Marcel's Vigoroth  
010 Volt Absorb N/A N/A
011 Water Absorb AG188 A Wooper Matt was Pokésitting  
199 Water Bubble N/A N/A
195 Water Compaction SM022 A wild Palossand  
041 Water Veil N/A N/A
133 Weak Armor N/A N/A
073 White Smoke N/A N/A
193 Wimp Out N/A N/A
025 Wonder Guard AG044 Colonel Hansen's Shedinja  
147 Wonder Skin N/A N/A
161 Zen Mode BW008 A wild Darmanitan  

(Until next time... Anon e Mouse Jr.) Anon e Mouse Jr. (talk) 22:55, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Note: Have added episodes and Pokémon to a few more abilities that were used since then. (Until next time... Anon e Mouse Jr.) Anon e Mouse Jr. (talk) 03:17, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Note 2: Added data-sort-values to all entries; added icons to a few missing ones. Still need "date-sort-value" for the user column. (Until next time... Anon e Mouse Jr.) Anon e Mouse Jr. (talk) 19:10, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Note 3: Added all Generation VII abilities. (Until next time… Anon e Mouse Jr.) Anon e Mouse Jr. (talk) 21:46, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Alolan forms, breeding, and hidden abilities

If, in SM, a female poison touch (old Grimer's hidden ability) old Grimer laid an egg, under what circumstances would it hatch into a power of alchemy Alolan Grimer? sumwun (talk) 15:38, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Yes, that's what I did. ¿¡Unowninator?! (talk) 15:47, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Mechanics affecting abilities

I want this page to include or link to a list of moves, items, and abilities that change or ignore abilities. So I added a table, and Tiddlywinks removed it because the links were already on another part of the article. Then Snorlax removed the links. Can I add the table back now? sumwun (talk, contribs) 17:21, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Create Page Hidden Ability

I think we should create the page Hidden Ability, going into the specific mechanics, locations, and chances for getting a hidden ability, as well as going much more in depth. Alolan Ninetales (talk) 16:44, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

Please feel free to draft a userpage or something. There may be something to it. There's already de:Versteckte Fähigkeit and it:Abilità speciale, too. Nescientist (talk) 14:38, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
I'm pretty good at editing, but I don't know how to unanchor a section of a page.Alolan Ninetales (talk) 20:07, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

I agree. This would work much better than the current system. GalarChamp Cinderace (talk) 00:56, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Inheriting Own Tempo from Rockruff

If a Rockruff with Own Tempo breeds with another Pokémon and the Egg hatches into a Rockruff, will the baby Rockruff inherit Own Tempo or something? --YoungMan16 (talk) 23:23, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

As One ids

As One is listed as 266 and 267, but which version is which? WOLKsite (talk) 14:18, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Return to "Ability" page.