Technician (Ability)

Technician テクニシャン
Technician
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Generation IV
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation V
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation VI
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation VII
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation VIII
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.

Technician (Japanese: テクニシャン Technician) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

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.

Affected moves

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

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Meowth Normal Normal Pickup Technician Unnerve
  Meowth
Alolan Form
Dark Dark Pickup Technician Rattled
  Persian Normal Normal Limber Technician Unnerve
  Persian
Alolan Form
Dark Dark Fur Coat Technician Rattled
  Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
  Scyther Bug Flying Swarm Technician Steadfast
  Scizor Bug Steel Swarm Technician Light Metal
  Scizor
Mega Scizor
Bug Steel Technician None None
  Smeargle Normal Normal Own Tempo Technician Moody
  Hitmontop Fighting Fighting Intimidate Technician Steadfast
  Breloom Grass Fighting Effect Spore Poison Heal Technician
  Kricketune Bug Bug Swarm None Technician
  Roserade Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Technician
  Ambipom Normal Normal Technician Pickup Skill Link
  Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
  Minccino Normal Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
  Cinccino Normal Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
  Marshadow Fighting Ghost Technician None None
  Toxtricity
Amped Form
Electric Poison Punk Rock Plus Technician
  Toxtricity
Low Key Form
Electric Poison Punk Rock Minus Technician
  Clobbopus Fighting Fighting Limber None Technician
  Grapploct Fighting Fighting Limber None Technician
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts the damage the Pokémon inflicts with moves that have low attack power.
BSL 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
MDGtI Increases damage done by moves with low power.*
When the Pokémon use moves with very low power, those moves do more damage.*
SMD
MDRTDX
When the Pokémon uses moves with very low power, those moves do more damage.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 技術高手 Geihseuht Gōusáu *
技術員 Geihseuhtyùhn *
Mandarin 技術高手 / 技术高手 Jìshù Gāoshǒu *
技術員 Jìshùyuán *
  French Technicien
  German Techniker
  Italian Tecnico
  Korean 테크니션 Technician
  Portuguese Técnico
  Russian Техничность Tekhnichnost'
  Spanish Experto
  Vietnamese Kĩ Thuật Gia



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