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Pokemon Black & White Abilities

Ability Effect Natural Recipients Dream World Recipients
Analytic Powers up an attack by x1.5 if this Pokemon moves after the foe. Magnemite, Magneton, Staryu, Starmie, Porygon, Porygon2, Magnezone, Porygon-Z, Patrat, Watchog, Elgyem, Beheeyem
Big Pecks Prevents Defense reduction. Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Ducklett, Swanna, Vullaby, Mandibuzz Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Chatot
Contrary Stat boosts and drops are reversed, raising stats that would normally be lowered and vice versa. Shuckle, Spinda, Snivy, Servine, Serperior
Cursed Body Has a 30% chance to disable the foe's last-used attack if it made contact with this Pokemon. Frillish, Jellicent Shuppet, Banette, Froslass
Defeatist Attack is lowered if this Pokemon's HP is under 50%. Archen, Archeops
Defiant Raises Attack as other stats are decreased. Pawniard, Bisharp Mankey, Primeape, Farfetch'd, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Purugly, Braviary, Tornadus, Thundurus
Flare Boost Raises Special Attack by 1 stage if this Pokemon is burned. Drifloon, Drifblim
Friend Guard Lowers the damage taken by a teammate by x1.5. Has no effect in singles. Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Happiny
Harvest A berry can be used infinitely in battle, but only once per turn. Has a 50% chance to actually recovery the berry. Becomes 100% when in strong sunlight. The berry can still be recovered if the Pokemon is switched out, but will be lost after the battle ends if it has not been recovered. Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tropius
Healer May randomly heal a teammate's status problem. Tabunne, Alomomola Chansey, Bellossom, Blissey
Heavy Metal Doubles this Pokemon's weight, making attacks like Grass Knot do more damage to this Pokemon. Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Bronzor, Bronzong
Herbivore Raises Attack if hit by a Grass-type attack, and nullifies damage from that attack. Deerling, Sawsbuck, Bouffalant Marill, Azumarill, Girafarig, Stantler, Miltank, Azurill, Blitzle, Zebstrika
Illusion Transforms this Pokemon into the last non-fainted Pokemon in the user's party. The Pokemon retains all its attacks and its typing, but has the name and sprite of the transformed Pokemon. The illusion disappears if this Pokemon is attacked. Zorua, Zoroark
Imposter Immediately transforms into the foe upon entering battle. Ditto
Infiltrator Ignores the effects of Light Screen, Reflect, Barrier and Safeguard when attacking. Cottonee, Whimsicott Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Ninjask, Seviper, Spiritomb
Iron Barbs Damages the foe for 12.50% damage if it makes contact with this Pokemon. Ferroseed, Ferrothorn
Justified Raises Attack if hit by a Dark-type attack, and nullifies damage from that attack. Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Keldeo Growlithe, Arcanine, Absol, Lucario, Gallade
Light Metal Halves this Pokemon's weight, making attacks like Grass Knot do less damage to this Pokemon. Scizor, Beldum, Metang, Metagross, Registeel
Magic Bounce Deflects status-changing effects back to the foe, preventing this Pokemon from being afflicted by it. Entry hazards are also deflected. Natu, Xatu, Espeon
Moody At the end of each turn (including the turn the Pokémon was switched in), a stat is randomly increased by 2 stages and another decreased by 1 stage (including accuracy and evasion). Inconsistent cannot boost a +6 stat or decrease a -6 stat. Remoraid, Octillery, Smeargle, Snorunt, Glalie, Bidoof, Bibarel
Moxie Raises this Pokemon's Attack if the foe faints. Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty Pinsir, Gyarados, Heracross, Mightyena, Salamence, Honchkrow
Multi-Scale Decreases damage done to this Pokemon by x1.5 if it is at full health. Dragonite, Lugia
Mummy Changes the foe's ability to Mummy if it makes contact with this Pokemon. Yamask, Cofagrigus
Overcoat Prevents damage from Sandstorm and Hail. Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus, Vullaby, Mandibuzz Shellder, Cloyster, Pineco, Forretress, Shelgon, Burmy, Wormadam, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Hahakurimo, Shubarugo, Shelmet
Pickpocket Steals the foe's held item if this Pokemon is hit with a contact move. Will not work if the user already has an item. Sneasel, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Weavile
Poison Touch Poisons the foe if it touches this Pokemon. Seismitoad Grimer, Muk, Croagunk, Toxicroak
Prankster Non-damaging moves have +1 priority. Cottonee, Whimsicott, Tornelos, Thundurus Murkrow, Sableye, Volbeat, Illumise, Riolu, Purrloin, Liepard
Rattled Raises Speed when hit with a Bug- Dark- or Ghost-type move. Magikarp, Ledyba, Sudowoodo, Dunsparce, Snubbull, Granbull, Poochyena, Whismur, Clamperl, Bonsly, Cubchoo
Regeneration Restores 33% of this Pokemon's maximum HP if it switches out. Audino, Mienfoo, Mienshao Slowpoke, Slowbro, Tangela, Slowking, Corsola, Ho-oh, Tangrowth, Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus, Foongus, Amoonguss, Alomomola
Sand Force Rock-, Ground- and Steel-type attacks do x1.3 more damage in a sandstorm. Drilbur, Excadrill, Landorus Diglett, Dugtrio, Nosepass, Shellos, Gastrodon, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Probopass, Roggenrola, Boldore, Gigalith
Sand Rush Doubles Speed in a sandstorm. Does not count as a stat boost. Herdier, Stoutland, Drilbur, Excadrill Sandshrew, Sandslash
Sheer Force Attacks with a secondary effect have their power boosted by x1.5, but lose the secondary effect.* Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr, Darmanitan, Druddigon, Rufflet, Braviary Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Krabby, Kingler, Tauros, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Steelix, Makuhita, Hariyama, Mawile, Trapinch, Bagon, Cranidos, Rampardos, Landorus
Telepathy Prevents damage from teammates in a double or triple battle. Elgyem, Beheeyem Wobbuffet, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Meditite, Medicham, Wynaut, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Munna, Musharna
Tension Prevents the foe from using a held berry. Joltik, Galvantula Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Aerodactyl, Mewtwo, Ursaring, Houndour, Houndoom, Tyranitar, Masquerain, Vespiquen, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus
Teravolt Allows this Pokemon to attack the foe regardless of its ability. Zekrom
Toxic Boost Raises this Pokemon's Atk by one stage if it is poisoned. Zangoose
Turboblaze Allows this Pokemon to attack the foe regardless of its ability. Reshiram
Victory Star When this Pokemon is in battle, this Pokemon and all teammates receive an accuracy boost. Victini
Weak Armor Lowers Defense and raises Speed if the foe deals contact damage to this Pokemon. Garbodor Onix, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Slugma, Magcargo, Skarmory, Dwebble, Crustle, Vanillite, Vanillish, Vanilluxe, Vullaby, Mandibuzz
Wonder Skin Has a 50% chance to not be affected by a stat-changing move. Sigilyph Venomoth, Skitty, Delcatty
Zen Mode Will change this Pokemon's form when it is under 50% of its maximum health. Darmanitan

*The moves affected by Sheer Force's boost are:

  • Air Slash
  • Body Slam
  • Scald
  • Blaze Kick
  • Blizzard
  • Crunch
  • Crush Claw
  • Earth Power
  • Extrasensory
  • Fire Blast
  • Fire Fang
  • Fire Punch
  • Flamethrower
  • Flare Blitz
  • Flash Cannon
  • Focus Blast
  • Force Palm





  • Heat Wave
  • Ice Beam
  • Ice Fang
  • Ice Punch
  • Iron Head
  • Iron Tail
  • Lava Plume
  • Poison Jab
  • Psychic
  • Rock Climb
  • Rock Slide
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Thunder
  • Thunder Fang
  • Thunderbolt
  • Thunderpunch
  • Waterfall
  • Zen Headbutt




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