Best Pokemon Abilities


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Very bad, not allowing you to attack every 2 turns - Doggus

This is the best of all...
It makes giga impact and similar moves finally useful!


Shedinja with sturdy and weather goggles = auto win


I strongly agree, I raised a tynamo with levitate and made a KILLING MACHINE! It swept a team of a few ARCEUS! They all kept on using earthquake on me it was such a good Pokemon I definitely suggest it

Tynamo oes seems to be the strongest Pokemon till date but again moves like worry seed can also bring weaknesss in them.

I'm suprised this is not nomber 1! Like dude! Tynamo is an elecric type, so its only weak to ground. well, this is where levitate kicks in. it keeps ground from even hitting! Talk about a great abbility! If you want a Pokemon with no weakness get a tynamo! A strong Pokemon with no weakness is electross! And its all made possible by levitate! Vote for levitate!

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24Parental Bond

This Ability is better than Pure/Huge Power as attacking twice per turn is effectively the same thing as doubling attack, but has the added benefit of activating secondary effects twice and breaking substitutes. I also believe this ability works with special attacks as well, and may even roll for a critical a second time, so yeah, it is ridiculously good.

It breaks substitutes. While not as much pure damage as Pure/Huge Power, it can work with special and physical damage, and breaks substitutes.

This one should be number one. ONLY one Pokemon gets it. Mega Kangaskhan. Would you like to have your attacks hit twice or once?

Best there is - Doggus

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25Magic Bounce

Deflects physical attacks back to user. This is op when you have a dusknoir and froslass and your opponent has a mega sableye and probopass in Pokemon X. Then your dusknoir uses role play on their mega sableye and then takes its magic bounce ability and then dusknoir uses disable to stop it from shrouding itself with magic coat and then when mega sableye uses Hyper beam dusknoir's thanks to role play magic bounce will send it back to sableye and one hit ko it! Do same thing w

Moves like toxic and stealth rock just bounce back to the opponent! This is OP in competitive!

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This ability is great for everything- setting up hazards, increasing stats, acting as a check for sweepers by para/will o wisp. Most OP ability of all time

This should be in a higher position guys!

Prankster is the one thing that keeps volbeat (or sometimes Illumise) on my team, even up to UU.

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27Water Absorb

Hack it onto a fire type and it such a fun troll to use.

The ability takes in ALL water type moves and converts them into HP. What more could you want?!


Copies any ability so you can get anything your opponent has but with a better Pokemon (gardevoir)


This shouldn't be here. It has NO effect in battle.

Good ability because if you don't have any money and you have Poke Balls catch a Zigzagoon it helps.

30Serene Grace

On a fast Pokemon, Serene Grace can make opponents non stop flinch (Togekiss, Air Slash) paralyze extremely quicky (Body Slam) and way more just from one ability. This deserves to be in the top 10.

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31Bad Dreams

If your enemy is asleep it deals damage

You can kill Pokemon in their sleep.

Darkest literally kills you by haunting your nightmares

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33Mold Breaker

A Pokemons ability makes it imune to you attacks use mold breaker and that's no longer a problem cancels out most other abilitys

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36Rock Head

Rock Head is a ability that makes it so that when you use a move that usually damages you (double-edge,flare-blitz) it does no recoil.

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Dragonite with multiscale & weakness policy

Have a lugia with multiscale and leftovers

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Its completely banned in pro play why is this not number one no other ability has achieved this feat come on guys! Okay it makes Bidoof better then Mega Rayquaza if used properly.

Can lead to highly overpowered creatures, if they can hang in there.

Yes it lowers one stat but it raises another one by two.every turn!


Good against substitute Pokemon like Whimsicott and annoying Light Screen and Reflect Claydols.

40Shed Skin

Shed skin gets rid of all status effects every couple of turns... ALL of them. Even confusion. The only things it does not get rid of is leech seed/etc. - GREATEST

Its good doh it can take pretty long for shed skin to activate and no last evolution can have this abillity (no powerful last evo) so unless you don't evolve your dragonair... this abillity isn't that usefull

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