Unburden (Ability)

Unburden かるわざ
Acrobatics
Flavor text
Generation IV
Raises speed if a held item is used.
Generation V
Raises Speed if a held item is used.
Generation VI
Boosts the Speed stat if its held item is used or lost.
Generation VII
Boosts the Speed stat if the Pokémon's held item is used or lost.
Generation VIII
Boosts the Speed stat if the Pokémon's held item is used or lost.

Unburden (Japanese: かるわざ Acrobatics) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Drifloon and Drifblim.

Effect

In battle

Unburden doubles the Pokémon's Speed stat when the Pokémon's held item is lost. This includes items that were lost via Knock Off, Thief, Incinerate, Bug Bite, and Pluck, as well as if an Air Balloon popped. If there is no held item to begin with or if a held item is traded for another, Unburden will not be activated. This boost is lost if the Pokémon is switched out, loses Unburden, or gains a held item. Regaining Unburden if it had been lost does not restore a previous boost. If Unburden is suppressed with Neutralizing Gas, a new boost cannot be gained, but a previous boost will return once Neutralizing Gas leaves the field.

Outside of battle

Unburden has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Unburden

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting Limber Reckless Unburden
  Treecko Grass Grass Overgrow None Unburden
  Grovyle Grass Grass Overgrow None Unburden
  Sceptile Grass Grass Overgrow None Unburden
  Drifloon Ghost Flying Aftermath Unburden Flare Boost
  Drifblim Ghost Flying Aftermath Unburden Flare Boost
  Purrloin Dark Dark Limber Unburden Prankster
  Liepard Dark Dark Limber Unburden Prankster
  Accelgor Bug Bug Hydration Sticky Hold Unburden
  Swirlix Fairy Fairy Sweet Veil None Unburden
  Slurpuff Fairy Fairy Sweet Veil None Unburden
  Hawlucha Fighting Flying Unburden Limber Mold Breaker
  Nickit Dark Dark Run Away Unburden Stakeout
  Thievul Dark Dark Run Away Unburden Stakeout
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

As long as a Pokémon with Unburden is not holding an item, it attacks or uses moves twice in one turn. Moves affected by this only have 1 PP deducted despite being used twice.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Raises the number of moves the Pokémon attempts per turn when not holding an item.
BSL どうぐを もっていないと こうげきかいすうが あがる
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD When the Pokémon doesn't have an item, it uses a move 2 times at once but only consumes PP for 1 use!


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 輕裝 Hīngjōng *
雜技 Jaahpgeih *
Mandarin 輕裝 / 轻装 Qīngzhuāng *
雜技 Zájì *
  French Délestage
  German Entlastung
  Italian Agiltecnica
  Korean 곡예 Gok'ye
  Portuguese Sem Peso
  Spanish Liviano
  Vietnamese Nhào Lộn



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