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Sword/Shield Ability descriptions

Kaphotics Nov 11th, 2019 40,726 Never
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  2. Stench  By releasing stench when attacking, this Pokémon may cause the target to flinch.
  3. Drizzle The Pokémon makes it rain when it enters a battle.
  4. Speed Boost Its Speed stat is boosted every turn.
  5. Battle Armor    Hard armor protects the Pokémon from critical hits.
  6. Sturdy  It cannot be knocked out with one hit. One-hit KO moves cannot knock it out, either.
  7. Damp    Prevents the use of explosive moves, such as Self-Destruct, by dampening its surroundings.
  8. Limber  Its limber body protects the Pokémon from paralysis.
  9. Sand Veil   Boosts the Pokémon’s evasiveness in a sandstorm.
  10. Static  The Pokémon is charged with static electricity, so contact with it may cause paralysis.
  11. Volt Absorb Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move instead of taking damage.
  12. Water Absorb    Restores HP if hit by a Water-type move instead of taking damage.
  13. Oblivious   The Pokémon is oblivious, and that keeps it from being infatuated or falling for taunts.
  14. Cloud Nine  Eliminates the effects of weather.
  15. Compound Eyes   The Pokémon’s compound eyes boost its accuracy.
  16. Insomnia    The Pokémon is suffering from insomnia and cannot fall asleep.
  17. Color Change    The Pokémon’s type becomes the type of the move used on it.
  18. Immunity    The immune system of the Pokémon prevents it from getting poisoned.
  19. Flash Fire  Powers up the Pokémon’s Fire-type moves if it’s hit by one.
  20. Shield Dust This Pokémon’s dust blocks the additional effects of attacks taken.
  21. Own Tempo   This Pokémon has its own tempo, and that prevents it from becoming confused.
  22. Suction Cups    This Pokémon uses suction cups to stay in one spot to negate all moves and items that force switching out.
  23. Intimidate  The Pokémon intimidates opposing Pokémon upon entering battle, lowering their Attack stat.
  24. Shadow Tag  This Pokémon steps on the opposing Pokémon’s shadow to prevent it from escaping.
  25. Rough Skin  This Pokémon inflicts damage with its rough skin to the attacker on contact.
  26. Wonder Guard    Its mysterious power only lets supereffective moves hit the Pokémon.
  27. Levitate    By floating in the air, the Pokémon receives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
  28. Effect Spore    Contact with the Pokémon may inflict poison, sleep, or paralysis on its attacker.
  29. Synchronize The attacker will receive the same status condition if it inflicts a burn, poison, or paralysis to the Pokémon.
  30. Clear Body  Prevents other Pokémon’s moves or Abilities from lowering the Pokémon’s stats.
  31. Natural Cure    All status conditions heal when the Pokémon switches out.
  32. Lightning Rod   The Pokémon draws in all Electric-type moves. Instead of being hit by Electric-type moves, it boosts its Sp. Atk.
  33. Serene Grace    Boosts the likelihood of additional effects occurring when attacking.
  34. Swift Swim  Boosts the Pokémon’s Speed stat in rain.
  35. Chlorophyll Boosts the Pokémon’s Speed stat in harsh sunlight.
  36. Illuminate  Raises the likelihood of meeting wild Pokémon by illuminating the surroundings.
  37. Trace   When it enters a battle, the Pokémon copies an opposing Pokémon’s Ability.
  38. Huge Power  Doubles the Pokémon’s Attack stat.
  39. Poison Point    Contact with the Pokémon may poison the attacker.
  40. Inner Focus The Pokémon’s intensely focused, and that protects the Pokémon from flinching.
  41. Magma Armor The Pokémon is covered with hot magma, which prevents the Pokémon from becoming frozen.
  42. Water Veil  The Pokémon is covered with a water veil, which prevents the Pokémon from getting a burn.
  43. Magnet Pull Prevents Steel-type Pokémon from escaping using its magnetic force.
  44. Soundproof  Soundproofing gives the Pokémon full immunity to all sound-based moves.
  45. Rain Dish   The Pokémon gradually regains HP in rain.
  46. Sand Stream The Pokémon summons a sandstorm when it enters a battle.
  47. Pressure    By putting pressure on the opposing Pokémon, it raises their PP usage.
  48. Thick Fat   The Pokémon is protected by a layer of thick fat, which halves the damage taken from Fire- and Ice-type moves.
  49. Early Bird  The Pokémon awakens from sleep twice as fast as other Pokémon.
  50. Flame Body  Contact with the Pokémon may burn the attacker.
  51. Run Away    Enables a sure getaway from wild Pokémon.
  52. Keen Eye    Keen eyes prevent other Pokémon from lowering this Pokémon’s accuracy.
  53. Hyper Cutter    The Pokémon’s proud of its powerful pincers. They prevent other Pokémon from lowering its Attack stat.
  54. Pickup  The Pokémon may pick up the item an opposing Pokémon used during a battle. It may pick up items outside of battle, too.
  55. Truant  The Pokémon can’t use a move if it had used a move on the previous turn.
  56. Hustle  Boosts the Attack stat, but lowers accuracy.
  57. Cute Charm  Contact with the Pokémon may cause infatuation.
  58. Plus    Boosts the Sp. Atk stat of the Pokémon if an ally with the Plus or Minus Ability is also in battle.
  59. Minus   Boosts the Sp. Atk stat of the Pokémon if an ally with the Plus or Minus Ability is also in battle.
  60. Forecast    The Pokémon transforms with the weather to change its type to Water, Fire, or Ice.
  61. Sticky Hold Items held by the Pokémon are stuck fast and cannot be removed by other Pokémon.
  62. Shed Skin   The Pokémon may heal its own status conditions by shedding its skin.
  63. Guts    It’s so gutsy that having a status condition boosts the Pokémon’s Attack stat.
  64. Marvel Scale    The Pokémon’s marvelous scales boost the Defense stat if it has a status condition.
  65. Liquid Ooze The oozed liquid has a strong stench, which damages attackers using any draining move.
  66. Overgrow    Powers up Grass-type moves when the Pokémon’s HP is low.
  67. Blaze   Powers up Fire-type moves when the Pokémon’s HP is low.
  68. Torrent Powers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon’s HP is low.
  69. Swarm   Powers up Bug-type moves when the Pokémon’s HP is low.
  70. Rock Head   Protects the Pokémon from recoil damage.
  71. Drought Turns the sunlight harsh when the Pokémon enters a battle.
  72. Arena Trap  Prevents opposing Pokémon from fleeing.
  73. Vital Spirit    The Pokémon is full of vitality, and that prevents it from falling asleep.
  74. White Smoke The Pokémon is protected by its white smoke, which prevents other Pokémon from lowering its stats.
  75. Pure Power  Using its pure power, the Pokémon doubles its Attack stat.
  76. Shell Armor A hard shell protects the Pokémon from critical hits.
  77. Air Lock    Eliminates the effects of weather.
  78. Tangled Feet    Raises evasiveness if the Pokémon is confused.
  79. Motor Drive Boosts its Speed stat if hit by an Electric-type move instead of taking damage.
  80. Rivalry Becomes competitive and deals more damage to Pokémon of the same gender, but deals less to Pokémon of the opposite gender.
  81. Steadfast   The Pokémon’s determination boosts the Speed stat each time the Pokémon flinches.
  82. Snow Cloak  Boosts evasiveness in a hailstorm.
  83. Gluttony    Makes the Pokémon eat a held Berry when its HP drops to half or less, which is sooner than usual.
  84. Anger Point The Pokémon is angered when it takes a critical hit, and that maxes its Attack stat.
  85. Unburden    Boosts the Speed stat if the Pokémon’s held item is used or lost.
  86. Heatproof   The heatproof body of the Pokémon halves the damage from Fire-type moves that hit it.
  87. Simple  The stat changes the Pokémon receives are doubled.
  88. Dry Skin    Restores HP in rain or when hit by Water-type moves. Reduces HP in harsh sunlight, and increases the damage received from Fire-type moves.
  89. Download    Compares an opposing Pokémon’s Defense and Sp. Def stats before raising its own Attack or Sp. Atk stat—whichever will be more effective.
  90. Iron Fist   Powers up punching moves.
  91. Poison Heal Restores HP if the Pokémon is poisoned instead of losing HP.
  92. Adaptability    Powers up moves of the same type as the Pokémon.
  93. Skill Link  Maximizes the number of times multistrike moves hit.
  94. Hydration   Heals status conditions if it’s raining.
  95. Solar Power Boosts the Sp. Atk stat in harsh sunlight, but HP decreases every turn.
  96. Quick Feet  Boosts the Speed stat if the Pokémon has a status condition.
  97. Normalize   All the Pokémon’s moves become Normal type. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
  98. Sniper  Powers up moves if they become critical hits when attacking.
  99. Magic Guard The Pokémon only takes damage from attacks.
  100. No Guard    The Pokémon employs no-guard tactics to ensure incoming and outgoing attacks always land.
  101. Stall   The Pokémon moves after all other Pokémon do.
  102. Technician  Powers up the Pokémon’s weaker moves.
  103. Leaf Guard  Prevents status conditions in harsh sunlight.
  104. Klutz   The Pokémon can’t use any held items.
  105. Mold Breaker    Moves can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.
  106. Super Luck  The Pokémon is so lucky that the critical-hit ratios of its moves are boosted.
  107. Aftermath   Damages the attacker if it contacts the Pokémon with a finishing hit.
  108. Anticipation    The Pokémon can sense an opposing Pokémon’s dangerous moves.
  109. Forewarn    When it enters a battle, the Pokémon can tell one of the moves an opposing Pokémon has.
  110. Unaware When attacking, the Pokémon ignores the target Pokémon’s stat changes.
  111. Tinted Lens The Pokémon can use “not very effective” moves to deal regular damage.
  112. Filter  Reduces the power of supereffective attacks taken.
  113. Slow Start  For five turns, the Pokémon’s Attack and Speed stats are halved.
  114. Scrappy The Pokémon can hit Ghost-type Pokémon with Normal- and Fighting-type moves.
  115. Storm Drain Draws in all Water-type moves. Instead of being hit by Water-type moves, it boosts its Sp. Atk.
  116. Ice Body    The Pokémon gradually regains HP in a hailstorm.
  117. Solid Rock  Reduces the power of supereffective attacks taken.
  118. Snow Warning    The Pokémon summons a hailstorm when it enters a battle.
  119. Honey Gather    The Pokémon may gather Honey after a battle.
  120. Frisk   When it enters a battle, the Pokémon can check an opposing Pokémon’s held item.
  121. Reckless    Powers up moves that have recoil damage.
  122. Multitype   Changes the Pokémon’s type to match the Plate or Z-Crystal it holds.
  123. Flower Gift Boosts the Attack and Sp. Def stats of itself and allies in harsh sunlight.
  124. Bad Dreams  Reduces the HP of sleeping opposing Pokémon.
  125. Pickpocket  Steals an item from an attacker that made direct contact.
  126. Sheer Force Removes additional effects to increase the power of moves when attacking.
  127. Contrary    Makes stat changes have an opposite effect.
  128. Unnerve Unnerves opposing Pokémon and makes them unable to eat Berries.
  129. Defiant Boosts the Pokémon’s Attack stat sharply when its stats are lowered.
  130. Defeatist   Halves the Pokémon’s Attack and Sp. Atk stats when its HP becomes half or less.
  131. Cursed Body May disable a move used on the Pokémon.
  132. Healer  Sometimes heals an ally’s status condition.
  133. Friend Guard    Reduces damage done to allies.
  134. Weak Armor  Physical attacks to the Pokémon lower its Defense stat but sharply raise its Speed stat.
  135. Heavy Metal Doubles the Pokémon’s weight.
  136. Light Metal Halves the Pokémon’s weight.
  137. Multiscale  Reduces the amount of damage the Pokémon takes while its HP is full.
  138. Toxic Boost Powers up physical attacks when the Pokémon is poisoned.
  139. Flare Boost Powers up special attacks when the Pokémon is burned.
  140. Harvest May create another Berry after one is used.
  141. Telepathy   Anticipates an ally’s attack and dodges it.
  142. Moody   Raises one stat sharply and lowers another every turn.
  143. Overcoat    Protects the Pokémon from things like sand, hail, and powder.
  144. Poison Touch    May poison a target when the Pokémon makes contact.
  145. Regenerator Restores a little HP when withdrawn from battle.
  146. Big Pecks   Protects the Pokémon from Defense-lowering effects.
  147. Sand Rush   Boosts the Pokémon’s Speed stat in a sandstorm.
  148. Wonder Skin Makes status moves more likely to miss.
  149. Analytic    Boosts move power when the Pokémon moves last.
  150. Illusion    Comes out disguised as the Pokémon in the party’s last spot.
  151. Imposter    The Pokémon transforms itself into the Pokémon it’s facing.
  152. Infiltrator Passes through the opposing Pokémon’s barrier, substitute, and the like and strikes.
  153. Mummy   Contact with the Pokémon changes the attacker’s Ability to Mummy.
  154. Moxie   The Pokémon shows moxie, and that boosts the Attack stat after knocking out any Pokémon.
  155. Justified   Being hit by a Dark-type move boosts the Attack stat of the Pokémon, for justice.
  156. Rattled Dark-, Ghost-, and Bug-type moves scare the Pokémon and boost its Speed stat.
  157. Magic Bounce    Reflects status moves instead of getting hit by them.
  158. Sap Sipper  Boosts the Attack stat if hit by a Grass-type move instead of taking damage.
  159. Prankster   Gives priority to a status move.
  160. Sand Force  Boosts the power of Rock-, Ground-, and Steel-type moves in a sandstorm.
  161. Iron Barbs  Inflicts damage on the attacker upon contact with iron barbs.
  162. Zen Mode    Changes the Pokémon’s shape when HP is half or less.
  163. Victory Star    Boosts the accuracy of its allies and itself.
  164. Turboblaze  Moves can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.
  165. Teravolt    Moves can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.
  166. Aroma Veil  Protects itself and its allies from attacks that limit their move choices.
  167. Flower Veil Ally Grass-type Pokémon are protected from status conditions and the lowering of their stats.
  168. Cheek Pouch Restores HP as well when the Pokémon eats a Berry.
  169. Protean Changes the Pokémon’s type to the type of the move it’s about to use.
  170. Fur Coat    Halves the damage from physical moves.
  171. Magician    The Pokémon steals the held item of a Pokémon it hits with a move.
  172. Bulletproof Protects the Pokémon from some ball and bomb moves.
  173. Competitive Boosts the Sp. Atk stat sharply when a stat is lowered.
  174. Strong Jaw  The Pokémon’s strong jaw boosts the power of its biting moves.
  175. Refrigerate Normal-type moves become Ice-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
  176. Sweet Veil  Prevents itself and ally Pokémon from falling asleep.
  177. Stance Change   The Pokémon changes its form to Blade Forme when it uses an attack move and changes to Shield Forme when it uses King’s Shield.
  178. Gale Wings  Gives priority to Flying-type moves when the Pokémon’s HP is full.
  179. Mega Launcher   Powers up aura and pulse moves.
  180. Grass Pelt  Boosts the Pokémon’s Defense stat on Grassy Terrain.
  181. Symbiosis   The Pokémon passes its item to an ally that has used up an item.
  182. Tough Claws Powers up moves that make direct contact.
  183. Pixilate    Normal-type moves become Fairy-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
  184. Gooey   Contact with the Pokémon lowers the attacker’s Speed stat.
  185. Aerilate    Normal-type moves become Flying-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
  186. Parental Bond   Parent and child each attacks.
  187. Dark Aura   Powers up each Pokémon’s Dark-type moves.
  188. Fairy Aura  Powers up each Pokémon’s Fairy-type moves.
  189. Aura Break  The effects of “Aura” Abilities are reversed to lower the power of affected moves.
  190. Primordial Sea  The Pokémon changes the weather to nullify Fire-type attacks.
  191. Desolate Land   The Pokémon changes the weather to nullify Water-type attacks.
  192. Delta Stream    The Pokémon changes the weather to eliminate all of the Flying type’s weaknesses.
  193. Stamina Boosts the Defense stat when hit by an attack.
  194. Wimp Out    The Pokémon cowardly switches out when its HP becomes half or less.
  195. Emergency Exit  The Pokémon, sensing danger, switches out when its HP becomes half or less.
  196. Water Compaction    Boosts the Pokémon’s Defense stat sharply when hit by a Water-type move.
  197. Merciless   The Pokémon’s attacks become critical hits if the target is poisoned.
  198. Shields Down    When its HP becomes half or less, the Pokémon’s shell breaks and it becomes aggressive.
  199. Stakeout    Doubles the damage dealt to the target’s replacement if the target switches out.
  200. Water Bubble    Lowers the power of Fire-type moves done to the Pokémon and prevents the Pokémon from getting a burn.
  201. Steelworker Powers up Steel-type moves.
  202. Berserk Boosts the Pokémon’s Sp. Atk stat when it takes a hit that causes its HP to become half or less.
  203. Slush Rush  Boosts the Pokémon’s Speed stat in a hailstorm.
  204. Long Reach  The Pokémon uses its moves without making contact with the target.
  205. Liquid Voice    All sound-based moves become Water-type moves.
  206. Triage  Gives priority to a healing move.
  207. Galvanize   Normal-type moves become Electric-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
  208. Surge Surfer    Doubles the Pokémon’s Speed stat on Electric Terrain.
  209. Schooling   When it has a lot of HP, the Pokémon forms a powerful school. It stops schooling when its HP is low.
  210. Disguise    Once per battle, the shroud that covers the Pokémon can protect it from an attack.
  211. Battle Bond Defeating an opposing Pokémon strengthens the Pokémon’s bond with its Trainer, and it becomes Ash-Greninja. Water Shuriken gets more powerful.
  212. Power Construct Other Cells gather to aid when its HP becomes half or less. Then the Pokémon changes its form to Complete Forme.
  213. Corrosion   The Pokémon can poison the target even if it’s a Steel or Poison type.
  214. Comatose    It’s always drowsing and will never wake up. It can attack without waking up.
  215. Queenly Majesty Its majesty pressures the opposing Pokémon, making it unable to attack using priority moves.
  216. Innards Out Damages the attacker landing the finishing hit by the amount equal to its last HP.
  217. Dancer  When another Pokémon uses a dance move, it can use a dance move following it regardless of its Speed.
  218. Battery Powers up ally Pokémon’s special moves.
  219. Fluffy  Halves the damage taken from moves that make direct contact, but doubles that of Fire-type moves.
  220. Dazzling    Surprises the opposing Pokémon, making it unable to attack using priority moves.
  221. Soul-Heart  Boosts its Sp. Atk stat every time a Pokémon faints.
  222. Tangling Hair   Contact with the Pokémon lowers the attacker’s Speed stat.
  223. Receiver    The Pokémon copies the Ability of a defeated ally.
  224. Power of Alchemy    The Pokémon copies the Ability of a defeated ally.
  225. Beast Boost The Pokémon boosts its most proficient stat each time it knocks out a Pokémon.
  226. RKS System  Changes the Pokémon’s type to match the memory disc it holds.
  227. Electric Surge  Turns the ground into Electric Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle.
  228. Psychic Surge   Turns the ground into Psychic Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle.
  229. Misty Surge Turns the ground into Misty Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle.
  230. Grassy Surge    Turns the ground into Grassy Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle.
  231. Full Metal Body Prevents other Pokémon’s moves or Abilities from lowering the Pokémon’s stats.
  232. Shadow Shield   Reduces the amount of damage the Pokémon takes while its HP is full.
  233. Prism Armor Reduces the power of supereffective attacks taken.
  234. Neuroforce  Powers up moves that are super effective.
  235. Intrepid Sword  Boosts the Pokémon’s Attack stat when the Pokémon enters a battle.
  236. Dauntless Shield    Boosts the Pokémon’s Defense stat when the Pokémon enters a battle.
  237. Libero  Changes the Pokémon’s type to the type of the move it’s about to use.
  238. Ball Fetch  If the Pokémon is not holding an item, it will fetch the Poké Ball from the first failed throw of the battle.
  239. Cotton Down When the Pokémon is hit by an attack, it scatters cotton fluff around and lowers the Speed stat of all Pokémon except itself.
  240. Propeller Tail  Ignores the effects of opposing Pokémon’s Abilities and moves that draw in moves.
  241. Mirror Armor    Bounces back only the stat-lowering effects that the Pokémon receives.
  242. Gulp Missile    When the Pokémon uses Surf or Dive, it will come back with prey. When it takes damage, it will spit out the prey to attack.
  243. Stalwart    Ignores the effects of opposing Pokémon’s Abilities and moves that draw in moves.
  244. Steam Engine    Boosts the Pokémon’s Speed stat drastically if hit by a Fire- or Water-type move.
  245. Punk Rock   Boosts the power of sound-based moves. The Pokémon also takes half the damage from these kinds of moves.
  246. Sand Spit   The Pokémon creates a sandstorm when it’s hit by an attack.
  247. Ice Scales  The Pokémon is protected by ice scales, which halve the damage taken from special moves.
  248. Ripen   Ripens Berries and doubles their effect.
  249. Ice Face    The Pokémon’s ice head can take a physical attack as a substitute, but the attack also changes the Pokémon’s appearance. The ice will be restored when it hails.
  250. Power Spot  Just being next to the Pokémon powers up moves.
  251. Mimicry Changes the Pokémon’s type depending on the terrain.
  252. Screen Cleaner  When the Pokémon enters a battle, the effects of Light Screen, Reflect, and Aurora Veil are nullified for both opposing and ally Pokémon.
  253. Steely Spirit   Powers up ally Pokémon’s Steel-type moves.
  254. Perish Body When hit by a move that makes direct contact, the Pokémon and the attacker will faint after three turns unless they switch out of battle.
  255. Wandering Spirit    The Pokémon exchanges Abilities with a Pokémon that hits it with a move that makes direct contact.
  256. Gorilla Tactics Boosts the Pokémon’s Attack stat but only allows the use of the first selected move.
  257. Neutralizing Gas    If the Pokémon with Neutralizing Gas is in the battle, the effects of all Pokémon’s Abilities will be nullified or will not be triggered.
  258. Pastel Veil Protects the Pokémon and its ally Pokémon from being poisoned.
  259. Hunger Switch   The Pokémon changes its form, alternating between its Full Belly Mode and Hangry Mode after the end of each turn.
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