Best Pokemon AbilitiesTheStupidHobo
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There is absolutely NO reason this should not be number one. (wall of text incoming)
Wonder guard is such a beast if used right... I'm serious. Lets take a look...
Okay, signature ability... hmm, the Pokemon that has it has very weak stats... mew, seems like it will be- WHAT?! IT CANCELS OUT ALL NON-SUPER EFFECTIVE MOVES?
That's right, if your Pokemon has wonder guard, it will take ABSOLUTELY NO damage from any move that isn't super effective. Now imagine this on powerful Pokemon... For example, snorlax. Snorlax is pure normal type, so moves that aren't fighting type will do NOTHING against him. Now take a look at how much of a tank snorlax is. Yup. or Sableye/Spiritomb before gen 6. They didn't take ANY DIRECT DAMAGE. It does not prevent from indirect damage, but say, if for example clefairy was hacked to have her hidden ability as Wonder guard, and put her typing to dark and ghost... before gen 6, there would be NO WAY of defeating this thing. Luckily, it's not ...more
It would be extremely overpowered if pokemon other than shedinja had it. So while it may not be the best ability in practice, theoretically it is by far one of the best defensive abilities in Pokemon.
Automatic snorlax win against it seems like every pokemon that's not a fighting type but it can work against you with the three mach pokemon
Lol I can imagine a ghost
Normal type with this with no common dark types
By far the greatest offensive ability in the game. You will always have STAB and that's great. But wait. If you have a varied move pool, you can also use these moved to your advantage to get the correct type advantage against your opponent so that their attacks are always "not very effective". It might not be the absolute best but it's my absolute favorite
This ability works really well if you are faster and have a super effective move, but a weaker type. More Pokemon need this ability.
Do not use super effective moves that will be super effective to you as well, such as a ghost or dragon and using a ghost or dragon move changing into that, and then you're in a gambit position - Doggus
It's great for always dealing STAB which if you didn't know means same type attack bonus which means all the moves will be stronger so it's great offensivelyV 21 Comments
Moves always hit so use dynamic punch or 1 hit ko move you win every time
I just remember my friend using dig to kill my machamp, and I used dynamic punch, I thought I would lose, but it hit and I won, that was my first experience with the No Guard ability
It makes all moves known by the Pokemon that has this ability to never miss. This isn't to be confused with WONDER guard, Shedinjas ability.
If you always hit, you can guarentee moves like hypnosis, just pair this up with some speed and instant win.V 15 Comments
Turns Medicham into an absolute beast and makes its Hi Jump Kick into one of the most powerful moves in the game. - TheStupidHobo
Stop talking about how you used the moove but about what is!
Madicham-mega with this is god teir.
I defeated a ratatta using my pure power azumaril. I was so happy that I bought a cheese pizza and fed it to my pet rat. đ âșV 2 Comments
Attacking first in battle is very important. If you are first, you have 2 attacks on the opposing pokemon in the time it has only one attack on you. So you can knock it out before it will be able to do the same to you.
I disagree that this is the best because most Pokemon with this ability are already faster than the opponent on the first turn
Not true. The only viable users with speed boost are blaziken and ninjask. For blaziken, it has a below average base 80 speed that needs the op speed boost. For ninjask, it needs the speed boosts to baton pass it over to another pokemon. - Rayquasar
This is very useful if you like to attack on the first turn. Thank God Mega Blaziken has this ability. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I hate that when he is not on my team, he just uses protect like he wants to get his way - Doggus
Itâs just amazing about mega blaziken or blaziken if itâs HA, itâs just op as hell, against mega sceptile, you know whatâs going to happen
Always keep protect in your mega blaziken kids!
Hack Huge Power (or Pure Power) onto a Slaking. See what happens.
Dude, Azumarill with Huge Power combined with Aqua Tail, Ice Punch, Iron Tail, and Play Rough is beast mode.
Exactly like Pure Power. - TheStupidHobo
When you see a pokemon with huge/pure power, you will immediatly forfeitV 3 Comments
Combine this with a breloom with Spore. Now try not to laugh when your opponent flips you off
Poison heal is one of the best strategy moves.
This is best vote retards
Can be very effective if many Pokemon need to be taken out however you should watch out for strong attacks against you
Kind of lame that it rewards you AFTER you knock out a pokemon, then they switch in with a pokemon you are weak to - Doggus
Moxie ia a great ability with a beneficial attribute. Imagine killing a Pokemon and suddenly increasing a level in Attack? Ever kill makes you stronger, potentially making you invincible.
It is just So Nice to get a lot of attack boosts in a battle. Just amazingV 3 Comments
My friends or other players ALWAYS get mad at me whenever I use Mega Gengar. I simply just enjoy it for some reason. - Ohno
Just the best out there for competitive play
Wobbuffet and Mega Gengar both op with this ability
Annoying people with shadow tag is great. Hypnosis, then attack you canât switch. Mega gengar is so good.V 7 Comments
Us ghost trainers are screwed now. What if a normal/fighting knows dark pulse? Okay I'm out now. - Ohno
TAKE THAT YOU STUPID GHOSTS - Doggus
Finally,my Machamp is hitting my friend's Haunter (with evoilite)! KO is mine >
Ghost isnât as good as it might be able to be because of Scrappy.V 2 Comments
This is an excellent sweeping ability. Basically Guts but with poison. This ability makes my Zangoose really op. Toxic Boost + Facade sweeps everything.
I don't get this ability but if it's in the top ten it should be good
Can use burn instead - Doggus
Bad ability to be honest, there are other ways to cripple your foe in a similar way to poison, like leech seed, rocky helmet, spikes, burn, hail, etc. - Decitronal
Can use burn - Doggus
I took down a level 100 mega Rayquaza with a Serperior after having 4x's special attack with Contrary and using dragon pulse. I also have swept so many teams. Along with Serperior's speed it basically becomes unstoppable unless you have a fast fire, ice, poison, flying or bug type.
Awesome in the early game, as a lot of pokemon use silly moves like "growl" or "leer". Also AMAZING on Serperior
It is AWESOME! When your enemies in a battle Lower your stats, they end up raising them instead! Amazing! - ThunderdrumsRule
Serperior's Contrary is the bestV 26 Comments
A poisoned Clefairy with MAGIC GUARD and FACADE. Hyper Beam every attack and doesn't take damage.
It even makes my clefairy immune to poison or burn damage.
A pokemon with a life orb will not take any damage!
Just love to set Life orbs on magic guard users. With Calm Mind, I could ev a reuniclus into a wall, that still hitted hard as hell
Luxray may not be the best Physical attacker, but Give it Guts, a Flame Orb, and Facade, and watch it sweep whole teams without breaking a sweat! (Crunch, of course, for Ghost types).
Guts is an ability where if your Pokemon has any status condition, it's attack goes up 50%.
Guts ignores Burn's Attack drop. Plus Burn damage got nerfed so even better! Throw a Flame Orb on your favorite Guts user and watch them wreck house!
Guts is a great ability, just get Facade and any dark physical move for ghosts, maybe a fighting move for rock types, and you can clean house with ease ;DV 1 Comment
It's a good ability when used in triple battles.
It's useless if the opponent is a special attacker. - Ohno
Cuts the opponent attack in half good on fighting types
i awesomeV 1 Comment
Turned Mega Beedrill into a monster
Yo yo yo this makes mega bedroll a speedy physical sweeper wow this is a great ability
This deserves to be higher.
Tried it, amazingV 6 Comments
Technician is an ability that boosts attacks with base 60 power or less by 50% percent. So basically moves like hidden power, bullet seed and mach punch hit harder than ever. Technician is a very versatile ability and makes pokemon like breloom and scissor into beasts
Breloom and Scizor have priority attacks that boosted to 90 power. That is more powerful than extreme speed.
Powers up weak moves and can turn weak Pokemon into decent ones
Hidden Power is viable at last!V 4 Comments
What is this doing here? Sure, a speed boost is nice but the status effect still cripples you:
â - Poison, reduces health and worsens with bad poison
â - Burn, reduces health and lowers attack
â - Paralysis, has a chance that the PokĂ©mon won't move and possibly keeps your speed more or less equal to what you had
â - Sleep, makes you helpless. And no, Sleep Talk won't help here
â - Freezing... Do I even have to mention it?
Prankster should be here instead.
It Removes additional effects to increase move damage
Dude my darmanitan is a nightmare
Feraligatr. Sheer Force. Life Orb. enough said
But actually its really good because feraligatr can learn a lot of moves that are affected by sheer force (water fall, ice punch, crunch, etc)
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
SO op. Rotom is a beast with it. And because of it he is immune to 3 types.
Ground type moves wont hit
Why is this just 21?
It's great ability, like Sap Sipper!
Sure, some pokemon with this ability have resistances to ground type (Carnivine).
But still, isn't free immunity great?
Unless it's Fan Rotom.
More like a DISability...
Very bad, not allowing you to attack every 2 turns - Doggus
If This Is Good Klutz Should Be Here
Durant + Choice scarf + entrainment
swap out to Gothitelle, protect every other turn. You win.
Easily more OP than a good 50% of the abilities above it, any competitive player would agree that magic bounce is amazing. The reason it doesn't get as much recognition as it should is because Mega Sableye is the only mon who can use it viably, but the concept is outstandingly overpowered.
Better safe than sorry, so, is best have a pokemon with Magic Bounce in the team than use Defog or Rapid Spin. The ability prevents every stall or entry hazards based teams. If the opponent uses a non-damaging move is like you have 2 moves in a turn, and he loses the turn. Perfect.
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
My shiny mega absol destroys with this. I don't even have to set up entry hazards and all that the opposing Pokemon does it all for meV 4 Comments
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!
Meowstic, Sableye and Mega Banette. All op prankster users.
Prankster is the one thing that keeps volbeat (or sometimes Illumise) on my team, even up to UU.
My talonflame is like what you faster than me? Too bad priority brave bird!
Sadly, it was nerfed in gen 7. Before that, it was great to boost your speed; now, it only works when you have all your hp... Near useless.
Hacksmons Value: Swords Dance, Gale Wings Oblivion Wing from Mega Rayquaza.
Any Other Value: Put a Focus Sash on a Talonflame. Swords Dance, Fly. See what happens.
The only way to get sturdy is by hacking. Or focus sash.
Shedinja with sturdy and weather goggles = auto win
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.
Best there is - Doggus
So OPV 6 Comments
Preety good ability have it in a muti or double battle it will take the electric attack in sun and moon. Have and water type and a pokemon with lighting rod those electric types can come at you
Extremely useful in a lot of situations. I use Mega Alakazam and here are times when I copy an ability like lightning rod and they use an electric move right after. You can also copy beast boost which makes Alakazam an extremely good sweeper.
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.
It does have effect in battle. Its like having the move 'recycle' happen automatically. Most common use with berries.
Good ability because if you don't have any money and you have Poke Balls catch a Zigzagoon it helps.
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?!
Togekiss: I see I outspeed you. Wouldn't it be a shame if you FLINCHED.
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.
Yeah how can u forget shaymin sky form and air slash
THE BEST FOR STATUS POKEMON AND PARALYSIS - Doggus
You can use Head Smash with this ability and have a 150 damage move that now has no drawbacks, its insane
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.
Tyrantrum+Head Smash. Duh.
I had this on my Steelix.And boy it was fun.My tactic? Spam Double Edge.No recoil,nothing.Amazing.And since its super bulky that's handy too.I still can't get over the fact that you are given a Steelix before the second gym for a LUVDISC! A LUVDISC!V 1 Comment
Moves ignore ABILITIES.
A Pokemons ability makes it imune to you attacks use mold breaker and that's no longer a problem cancels out most other abilitys
Moves can be used, regardless of abilities on the field!
It deserves way higher than this.
Should be higher. If a competitively viable Pokemon had it, everybody would talk about it. If we're strictly talking abilities, it's one of the best.
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
Dragonair shed its skin to cure its parlyz problem and to become 14.872d/dxyÂČlog(eÂŒ) faster
Turns Hyper Voice Gardevoir into a complete nuke
Use this onto a hacked Mega Diancie with Boomburst. BOOM
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.
When used with acupressure it is OP!
Yes it lowers one stat but it raises another one by two.every turn!
Super troll, hack it on something with absorb and you have something OP - Doggus
This is super OP. Lets say you have a zoroark/zorua and then you have a fighting type and it illusions it so the trainer will switch to s PSYCHIC poke and you could send out a Pokemon that's super effective against it. also, THIS SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 NOT TOP 40
Have a lugia with multiscale and leftovers
Dragonite with multiscale & weakness policy
very good - Doggus
If your enemy is asleep it deals damage
You can kill Pokemon in their sleep.
Darkest literally kills you by haunting your nightmares
dark void - DoggusV 1 Comment
GOod for physical attackers - Doggus
Defiant Boosts Atk by 2x whenever the user's pokemon gets a stat reduction. Bravairy Hidden Ability.
HOW IS THIS BAD - Doggus
If you have a Pokemon with blizzard it hits 100% and does damage by causing hail
Abomasnow with Blizzard, you'll be wrecking teams
Abomasnow has 7 weaknesses - Doggus
A good player knows how to use this ability well
Good against substitute Pokemon like Whimsicott and annoying Light Screen and Reflect Claydols.
It helped me a lot
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