Telepathy (Ability)

Telepathy redirects here. For Pokémon who are able to talk telepathically in human language, see Talking Pokémon.

Telepathy テレパシー
Telepathy
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Generation V
Anticipates an ally's attack and dodges it.
Generation VI
Anticipates an ally's attack and dodges it.
Generation VII
Anticipates an ally's attack and dodges it.
Generation VIII
Anticipates an ally's attack and dodges it.

Telepathy (Japanese: テレパシー Telepathy) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

A Pokémon with Telepathy avoids damaging moves used by its allies. This includes attacks with multiple targets (such as Discharge), as well as attacks exclusively targeting an ally with Telepathy (such as Thunderbolt). However, it is not protected from its allies' status moves (such as Teeter Dance or Confuse Ray).

When Telepathy prevents an attack from hitting, the message "<name> avoids attacks by its ally Pokémon!" will be displayed.

Outside of battle

Telepathy has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Telepathy

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Wobbuffet Psychic Psychic Shadow Tag None Telepathy
  Ralts Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
  Kirlia Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
  Gardevoir Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
  Meditite Fighting Psychic Pure Power None Telepathy
  Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power None Telepathy
  Wynaut Psychic Psychic Shadow Tag None Telepathy
  Dialga Steel Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
  Palkia Water Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
  Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
  Munna Psychic Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
  Musharna Psychic Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
  Elgyem Psychic Psychic Telepathy Synchronize Analytic
  Beheeyem Psychic Psychic Telepathy Synchronize Analytic
  Noibat Flying Dragon Frisk Infiltrator Telepathy
  Noivern Flying Dragon Frisk Infiltrator Telepathy
  Oranguru Normal Psychic Inner Focus Telepathy Symbiosis
  Tapu Koko Electric Fairy Electric Surge None Telepathy
  Tapu Lele Psychic Fairy Psychic Surge None Telepathy
  Tapu Bulu Grass Fairy Grassy Surge None Telepathy
  Tapu Fini Water Fairy Misty Surge None Telepathy
  Blipbug Bug Bug Swarm Compound Eyes Telepathy
  Dottler Bug Psychic Swarm Compound Eyes Telepathy
  Orbeetle Bug Psychic Swarm Frisk Telepathy
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

Description

Games Description
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon reads its teammates' minds and won't take damage from its teammates' moves! For example, even if a teammate uses Earthquake  , the Pokémon won't be hit by it!


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 心靈感應 Sāmlìhnggámying
Mandarin 心靈感應 / 心灵感应 Xīnlínggǎnyìng
  French Télépathe
  German Telepathie
  Italian Telepatia
  Korean 텔레파시 Telepathy
  Portuguese Telepatia
  Russian Телепатия Telepatiya
  Spanish Telepatía
  Vietnamese Thần Giao Cách Cảm



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