Abilities

Abilities, a feature that was introduced in the games Ruby/Sapphire have become a vital aid to every Pokémon trainer. Each of the 386 Pokémon have a special Ability some unique to that Pokémon, others spread about through many other Pokémon. Some Pokémon e ven get a selection of two Abilities, however it can only have one and once it has that one, it's stuck with that one Abilities tend to range from having certain battle effects such as Paralysis when Physical Contact is made to allowing Wild Pokémon to appear more on the Overworld. All Pokémon games since Ruby & Sapphire have made use of these abilities. However in Pokémon Emerald certain abilities received an extra boost and an additional off-Overworld effect. This page is to allow for an easy look at each of the different abilities including lists of the Pokémon that know the ability:

Adaptibility

In-Battle Effect: If this Pokémon uses an attack that has the same type as it, then the move's power is increased

Aftermath

In-Battle Effect: If this Pokémon was fainted by a Physical Attack, the opponent receives damage

Air Lock Game's Text: Negates weather effects. In-Battle Effect: All weather effects are nulled while this Pokémon is on the field

The opponent can still switch using Baton Pass Overworld Effect: If the Pokémon is at the leading place in your party.Anger Point In-Battle Effect: This Pokémon's attack rises when hit with a Critical Hit Anticipation In-Battle Effect: Tells you if your foe has a Super Effective Attack Arena Trap Game's Text: Prevents Fleeing In-Battle Effect: The opponent can niether run or switch. the opponent is still trapped for that turn. it loses health every turn . the chance of encountering the wild Pokémon is increased to 200% of normal. Flying type Pokémon and those with the Levitate Ability are unaffected. If this Pokémon switches out. Bad Dreams In-Battle Effect: If the opponent is alseep.

Chlorophyll Game's Text: Raises Speed in sunshine. In-Battle Effect: When HP is below 1/3rd. In-Battle Effect: Opponent's moves cannot Critical Hit. However this Pokémon may .Battle Armor Game's Text: Blocks critical hits. fire's power increases to 1. However it's Speed will not double on the turn that the weather changes. Cacophony Game's Text: Avoids sound-based moves. In-Battle Effect: Opponent's moves which lower this Pokémon's stats have no effect. Clear Body Game's Text: Prevents ability reduction. the Pokémon's Speed doubles. In-Battle Effect: When the weather is Shining Bright. Blaze Game's Text: Ups Fire moves in a pinch. In-Battle Effect: Unaffected by sound moves.5 times the normal.

Compoundeyes Game's Text: Raises Accuracy. In-Battle Effect: This Pokémon's type becomes the type of the last damaging move which hit it. In-Battle Effect: Raises the Pokémon's accuracy by 30%. the chance of encountering a wild Pokémon holding an item increases. In-Battle Effect: All weather effects are nulled while this Pokémon is on the field Color Change Game's Text: Changes type to foe's move. Overworld Effect: If the Pokémon is in the leading place in your party. Cloud Nine Game's Text: Negates weather effects. Overworld Effect: If the Pokémon is in the leading place in your .lower its own stats with its own moves. Cute Charm Game's Text: Infatuates on contact. In-Battle Effect: The opponent has a 30% chance of being Attracted when using an attack that requires physical contact against this Pokémon.

this Pokémon raises itself in that stat Drizzle Game's Text: Summons rain in battle.party. Download In-Battle Effect: Depending on foe's strongest stat. Dry Skin . In-Battle Effect: Weather changes to Rain when the Pokémon enters the battle. Does not effect swarming Pokémon. Drought Game's Text: Summons sunlight in battle. the chance of encountering a wild Pokémon of the opposite gender will be 66. Damp Game's Text: Prevents self-destruction. In-Battle Effect: Explosion and Selfdestruct will not work while the Pokémon is on the field.6% regardless of Pokémon Gender Ratios. In-Battle Effect: Weather changes to Sunshine when the Pokémon enters the battle.

Filter In-Battle Effect: If the opponent attacks this Pokémon with an attack that is Super Effective. In-Battle Effect: The opponent has a 10% chance of being induced by Paralysis. When the turn goes down to 1 turn left. rounding down if half the amount is a decimal. this Pokémon's HP Decreases. Poison or Sleep when using an attack that requires physical contact against this Pokémon. this Pokémon's HP increases Early Bird Game's Text: Awakens quickly from Sleep. the Pokémon instantly awakes Effect Spore Game's Text: Leaves spores on contact.In-Battle Effect: If Sunny Day is in Effect. the attack does half damage Flame Body . In-Battle Effect: Sleep condition lasts for half as long as normal. If Rain Dance is in effect.

In-Battle Effect: The opponent has a 30% chance of being Burned when using an attack that requires physical contact against this Pokémon. Will-O-Wisp will activate the ability and will have an effect. For Fire-type Pokémon with this ability. In-Battle Effect: This Pokémon's type and figure change with the weather. this Pokémon is immune to damage from Fire-type attacks. If a nonFire-type Pokémon has this ability. user's Fire-type moves deal 1. Once activated.Game's Text: Burns the foe on contact. Flash Fire Game's Text: Powers up if hit by fire. Will-O-Wisp activates this ability without having an effect. Stats are also raised Forecast Game's Text: Changes with the weather. In-Battle Effect: Activates when user is hit by a damaging Firetype move. Flower Gift In-Battle Effect: Form Changes when Sunny Day is in effect. Overworld Effect: Eggs hatch in half the time. .5 times the normal damage. While this ability is in effect.

Paralyze. Burn's effect of lowering Attack is still applied. Heat Proof In-Battle Effect: Fire Attacks used against this Pokémon have their damage lowered .Forewarn In-Battle Effect: Allows you to see all of your opponent's attacks Frisk In-Battle Effect: Allows you to see your opponent's hold items Gluttony In-Battle Effect: This Pokémon Uses Held Berries quicker Guts Game's Text: Ups Attack if suffering. Freeze). In-Battle Effect: Attack raises to 1. Poison.5 times the normal when induced with a status (Burn. Sleep.

Hustle Game's Text: Trades accuracy for power.Honey Gather In-Battle Effect: Collects Sweet Honey after battle Huge Power Game's Text: Raises Attack. All Status Effects on this Pokémon are Cured .5 times the normal. but average accuracy is only 80%. chance of encountering a high level wild Pokémon decreases to 50%. Overworld Effect: If the Pokémon is in the leading place in your party. In-Battle Effect: Damage from physical attacks is 1. Hydration In-Battle Effect: When Rain Dance is in effect. In-Battle Effect: The Pokémon's attack power is doubled in battle while having this ability.

In-Battle Effect: Opponent cannot lower this Pokémon's Attack value. Overworld Effect: The move Cut cuts a larger range of tall grass Ice Body In-Battle Effect: This Pokémon's HP Recovers during Hail Illuminate Game's Text: Encounter rate increases. Overworld Effect: If the Pokémon is in the leading place in your party. chance of encountering a wild Pokémon increases to 200% of normal Immunity Game's Text: Prevents Poisoning.Hyper Cutter Game's Text: Prevents ATTACK reduction. This Pokémon may still lower its own Attack value using a move of by itself. In-Battle Effect: The Pokémon cannot be Poisoned while having this ability Inner Focus Game's Text: .

Iron Fist In-Battle Effect: This Pokémon's Punching Attacks are increased in power Keen Eye . Pokémon with the Clear Body. In a Double Battle. In-Battle Effect: The Pokémon cannot fall asleep while having this ability. both opponents' Attack are lowered. chance of encountering a lower level wild Pokémon decreases by 50%.Prevents flinching. In-Battle Effect: This Pokémon will not flinch. Overworld Effect: If the Pokémon is in the leading place in your party. Does not prevent flinching with Focus Punch. or White Smoke ability are unaffected. the opponent's Attack lowers one stage. Insomnia Game's Text: Prevents sleep. Hyper Cutter. Intimidate Game's Text: Lowers the foe's Attack. In-Battle Effect: Upon entering battle.

Lightning Rod . chance of encountering a lower level wild Pokémon decreases by 50%. Overworld Effect: If the Pokémon is in the leading place in your party. Klutz In-Battle Effect: This Pokémon cannot use Hold Items Leaf Guard In-Battle Effect: Any Status Effects on this Pokémon are healed when Sunny Day is in effect Levitate Game's Text: Not hit by Ground attacks In-Battle Effect: Damage dealing Ground-type moves have no effect on this Pokémon.Game's Text: Prevents loss of accuracy In-Battle Effect: Opponent cannot lower this Pokémon's accuracy. Cannot be trapped by Arena Trap ability. Takes no damage from Spikes.

In-Battle Effect: This Pokémon cannot be Frozen while having this ability.Game's Text: Draws electrical moves In-Battle Effect: Electric type moves are drawn to this Pokémon. the opponent instead loses Hit Points. In-Battle Effect: When the opponent absorbs Hit Points from this Pokémon. Liquid Ooze Game's Text: Draining causes injury. Overworld Effect: . Overworld Effect: Amount of calls on Entry Call is increased Limber Game's Text: Prevents paralysis. Magic Guard In-Battle Effect: Only attacks that do damage work on this Pokémon Magma Armor Game's Text: Prevents freezing. In-Battle Effect: The Pokémon cannot be Paralyzed while having this ability.

chance of encountering a Steel-type wild Pokémon increases to 150%. Paralyze. the opponent cannot switch on the turn this Pokémon switches out of battle.Eggs hatch in half the time. Because the opponent's switching is blocked.5 times the normal. Magnet Pull Game's Text: Traps Steel-type Pokémon In-Battle Effect: Steel types cannot run nor switch while this Pokémon is in battle. Sleep. Poison. The opponent may still switch with Baton Pass.5 times the normal when induced with a status (Burn. In-Battle Effect: Defense raises to 1. Mold Breaker In-Battle Effect: . Marvel Scale Game's Text: Ups Defense if suffering. In-Battle Effect: When battling with Plus Special Attack increases to 1. Overworld Effect: If the Pokémon is in the leading place in your party. Freeze) Minus Game's Text: Powers up with Plus.

it's speed Increases MultiType In-Battle Effect: Depending on the Plate attached.The Opponent's Ability has no effect Motor Drive In-Battle Effect: When this Pokémon is hit with an Electric attack. this Pokémon's type and form change Natural Cure Game's Text: Heals upon switching out. In-Battle Effect: The Pokémon's status is healed when withdrawn from battle. No Guard In-Battle Effect: All Attacks while this Pokémon is in Battle have 100% Accuracy Normalize .

In-Battle Effect: When HP is below 1/3rd Grass's power increases to 1.In-Battle Effect: All this Pokémon's moves are of Normal type Oblivious Game's Text: Prevents attraction In-Battle Effect: The Pokémon cannot be Attracted while having this ability. In-Battle Effect: Has a 10% chance of finding and holding an item after battle.5 times the normal. PickUp Game's Text: May pick up items. Own Tempo Game's Text: Prevents confusion. . Will not work if this Pokémon is already holding an item. Overgrow Game's Text: Ups Grass moves in a pinch. In-Battle Effect: The Pokémon cannot be Confused while having this ability.

Plus Game's Text: Powers up with Minus. .5 times the normal. In-Battle Effect: The opponent has a 30% chance of being induced with Poison when using an attack that requires physical contact against this Pokémon. In-Battle Effect: When battling with Minus Special Attack becomes 1. Poison Heal In-Battle Effect: HP Increases when afflicted with a Status Condition Poison Point Game's Text: Poisons foe on contact.