- Telepathy redirects here. For Pokémon who are able to talk telepathically in human language, see Talking Pokémon.
Telepathy (Japanese: テレパシー Telepathy) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.
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
In other games
|| 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
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other languages