Technician (Japanese: テクニシャン Technician) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.
Technician increases the power of moves which have a power of 60 or less by 50%.
For moves with variable power, Technician will only apply if the power is 60 or less when used. For example, Low Kick and Grass Knot will only get a Technician boost if the target's weight is 110.0 lbs. (49.9 kg) or less. The only external power-modifying effects which are applied before Technician checks the move's power are Fairy Aura, Dark Aura, Aura Break, and Battery in Generation VI-VII. No external effects are taken into account when determining if Technician applies in Generation VIII.
The effect does not apply to confusion damage, which remains at a power of 40.
The table below lists the moves affected by Technician, as well as the Pokémon that can have Technician and learn those moves.
Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they can be only learned by Smeargle with Technician via Sketch (with exception of Struggle and Chatter).
Outside of battle
Technician has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Technician
In other games
In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Technician increases damage of moves whose base power is 4 or lower, taking Ginseng and Space Globe boosts into account, by 50%.
The table below lists the moves affected by Technician in these games, as well as the Pokémon that have Technician and learn those moves.
Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they can be only learned by Smeargle who has Sketched them.
|| Boosts the damage the Pokémon inflicts with moves that have low attack power.
|| いりょくが ひくいわざを つかったときに ダメージが おおきくなる
|| Increases damage done by moves with low power.*|
When the Pokémon use moves with very low power, those moves do more damage.*
| When the Pokémon uses moves with very low power, those moves do more damage.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other languages