Best Pokemon Abilities


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Levitate

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.

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22 Magic Bounce

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 me

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23 Truant

More like a DISability...

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

If This Is Good Klutz Should Be Here

(Kevin!) Durant gets this ability AND entertainment so he can en-train Truant on other Pokemon. Watch these two videos and how to make a "troll team" with this:
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It is highly recommended you check out the first video first.
The video's were not made by me. Hopcat and Little Z made them (If you haven't clicked on them yet.) - tatu24

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24 Prankster

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.

25 Gale Wings

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.

26 Parental 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.

Best there is - Doggus


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27 Sturdy

The only way to get sturdy is by hacking. Or focus sash.

Shedinja with sturdy and weather goggles = auto win

28 Water 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?!

29 Lightning Rod
30 Trace

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)

31 Teravolt
32 Pickup

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.

33 Serene Grace

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


34 Rock Head

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!

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35 Mold Breaker

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.

36 Shed Skin

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/dxy²log(e¼) faster

37 Blaze
38 Pixilate

Turns Hyper Voice Gardevoir into a complete nuke

Use this onto a hacked Mega Diancie with Boomburst. BOOM

39 Moody

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!

40 Multiscale

Have a lugia with multiscale and leftovers

Dragonite with multiscale & weakness policy

very good - Doggus

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