~Pocket Monsters Ruby/Sapphire Versions~
Tokusei (Characteristics) Guide
By NuoTrainer (nuo_trainer@yahoo.com)
Version 2.00 SJS Edition

Hi there, and welcome to my small guide to the 78 Characteristics of Pokemon.
The tokusei is listed in the middle of the first Status screen when you view a Pokemon.
The effects mostly occur in battle, but some (like FindStuff) happen anywhere.
This Shift-JIS version has the Japanese symbols so you can match them to your Pokemon.
There is also an ASCII Version coming with no symbols (in case kana show up as garbled
nonsense on your computer).

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Version history:

0.97 - First release, 75/78 translated, just waiting on a few tricky ones...

1.00 - All names and descriptions are done; I am now adding explanations for the
more confusing ones and in the process of getting a full list of which Pokemon
have which Characteristics (some have more than one possible choice...).

2.00 - Well, now that I have 2 things completed, I release Version 2!
All Pokemon are included, I think, and now I have a puzzle: Some tokusei
are attributed to pokemon you can't get yet, and one is even assigned to nobody!
Any clues why this is? I'd appreciate any info...

2.01 - Crap, I forgot to change MindPower's info! Alright folks, sorry if anyone believed
they could get 100% hits from a OHKO, but it isn't happening ^_^;

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The Characteristics, in game-order (the exact order they are stored and
numbered inside the ROM data):

A "*" by a word or phrase means I'm not certain that's what it says.

The pokemon are now listed under the tokusei they can have, in Houen-Pokedex order.
Some pokemon are randomly given one of 2 different tokusei, in this case they are listed under both.
The word "tokuseinashi" (No Characteristic) is in the ROM at the end of the list.
Why? There is no pokemon which doesn't have a characteristic, so why bother? Could this be a sign
of forward-compatibility with a game they haven't even started on yet?

あくしゅう   Stench - It becomes difficult for wild Pokemon to approach.
#106 Grimer
#107 Muk
---
あめふらし   RainSending - If sent into battle, causes Rain.
#198 KAIOOGA
---
かそく     Acceleration - Gradually becomes faster.
        (Each turn, you get a boost to your SPEED stat)
#043 TEKKANIN
#338 Yanma
---
カブトアーマー Kabuto Armor - Will not recieve Critical Hits.
        (No, this doesn't mean YOU can't get critical, just them)
#135 ANOPUSU
#136 AAMARUDO
#295 Kabuto
#296 Kabutops
---
がんじょう   Solid - One hit KO moves are ineffective.
        (So much for cheap Smeargles ^_^)
#057 Geodude
#058 Graveler
#059 Golem
#060 NOZUPASU
#070 KOKODORA
#071 KODORA
#072 BOSUGODORA
#081 Magnemite
#082 Magneton
#115 Skarmory
#166 Donphan
#265 Onix
#330 Sudowoodo
#347 Pineco
#348 Forretress
#351 Steelix
#356 Shuckle
---
しめりけ    Moisture - No one can use Moves on themselves.
#158 Psyduck
#159 Golduck
#247 Poliwag
#248 Poliwhirl
#249 Poliwrath
#331 Politoed
#339 Wooper
#340 Quagsire *shudder*
---
じゅうなん   Flexible - Will not become Paralyzed.
#242 Persian
#274 Hitmonlee
#287 Ditto
---
すながくれ   SandFall - During Sandstorm, EVADE rises.
        (also protects from Sandstorm damage)
#112 Sandshrew
#113 Sandslash
#119 SABONEA
#120 NOKUTASU
#239 Diglett
#240 Dugtrio
#350 Gligar
---
せいでんき   StaticElectricity - When harmed, makes the enemy Paralyzed.
        (All of the "when harmed" traits are randomly applied, it's not 100%)
#078 RAKURAI
#079 RAIBORUTO
#084 Voltorb
#085 Electrode
#155 Pichu
#156 Pikachu
#157 Raichu
#283 Electabuzz
#327 Mareep
#328 Flaaffy
#329 Ampharos
#374 Elekid
---
ちくでん    ElectroStorage - Becomes healed when struck by Electric moves.
#181 Chinchou
#182 Lanturn
#290 Jolteon
---
ちょすい    Reservoir - Healed when hit by Water moves.
#247 Poliwag
#248 Poliwhirl
#249 Poliwrath
#286 Lapras
#289 Vaporeon
#331 Politoed
#339 Wooper
#340 Quagsire *shudder*
#365 Mantine
---
どんかん    Stolidity - Will not become Attracted.
#087 IRUMIIZE
#099 HOERUKO
#100 HOERUOU
#101 DONMERU
#127 DOJOTCHI
#128 NAMAZUN
#255 Slowpoke
#256 Slowbro
#276 Lickitung
#282 Jynx
#344 Slowking
#360 Swinub
#361 Piloswine
#373 Smoochum
---
ノーてんき   NoWeather - Weather effects vanish.
#158 Psyduck
#159 Golduck
---
ふくがん    CompoundEyes - Accuracy of its attacks increases.
#042 TSUCHININ
#214 Butterfree
#237 Venonat
#338 Yanma
---
ふみん     Insomnia - Will not be put to Sleep.
#146 KAGEBOUZU
#147 JUPETTA
#266 Drowzee
#267 Hypno
#318 Hoothoot
#319 Noctowl
#322 Spinarak
#323 Ariados
#343 Murkrow
---
へんしょく   ColorChange - Changes to the Type of the last move to hit it.
        (this isn't really as good as it might sound, but it is neat ^^)
#145 KAKUREON
---
めんえき    Immunization - Will not become Poisoned.
#123 ZANGUUSU
#298 Snorlax
---
もらいび    SunReception - Becomes stronger when hit by Fire moves.
#153 Vulpix
#154 Ninetales
#245 Growlithe
#246 Arcanine
#253 Ponyta
#254 Rapidash
#291 Flareon
#366 Houndour
#367 Houndoom
---
りんぷん    MothPowder - Additional effects of Moves fail.
        (i.e. Poison Sting will never poison it, Fire Punch will never burn it, etc)
#014 KEMUSSO
#018 DOKUKEIRU
#212 Caterpie
#215 Weedle
#238 Venomoth
---
マイペース   MyPace - Will not be Confused.
#114 PATCHIIRU
#110 BANEBUU
#111 BUUPIGGU
#255 Slowpoke
#256 Slowbro
#276 Lickitung
#344 Slowking
#370 Smeargle
---
きゅうばん   SuctionCup - Holds the ground with suction cups.
#133 RIRIIRA
#134 YUREIDORU
#363 Octillery
---
いかく     Menace - Lowers the enemy's Attack.
#011 GURAENA
#033 AMEMOOSU
#053 Gyarados
#069 KUCHIITO
#189 BOOMANDA
#225 Ekans
#226 Arbok
#245 Growlithe
#246 Arcanine
#285 Tauros
#352 Snubbull
#353 Granbull
#369 Stantler
#372 Hitmontop
---
かげふみ    HatesShadows* - The enemy becomes unable to flee.
#160 SOONANO
#161 Wobbuffet
---
さめはだ    Sharkskin - When hurt, damages the enemy.
        (I will Blaze Kick anyone who tells me this should be "fishskin". It's not.)
#097 KIBANIA
#098 SAMEHADAA
---
ふしぎなまもり MysteryProtection - Nothing but Super-Effective moves will hit.
#044 NUKENIN
---
ふゆう     Floating - Ground-type moves fail to hit.
#108 Koffing
#109 Weezing
#117 BIBURAABA
#118 FURAIGON
#125 RUNATOON
#126 SORUROKKU
#131 YAJIRON
#132 NENDOORU
#148 YOMAWARU
#151 CHIRIIN
#197 RATIASU
#198 RATIOSU
#262 Gastly
#263 Haunter
#264 Gengar
#345 Misdreavus
#346 Unown
---
ほうし     Spore - When harmed, puts spores on the enemy.
        (The "spores" in question cause a random status of SLP, PRZ, or PSN)
#034 KINOKOKO
#035 KINOGASSA
#235 Paras
#236 Parasect
---
シンクロ    Synchro - When Poisoned, Paralyzed, or Burned, duplicates this on the enemy.
#029 RARUTOSU
#030 KIRURIA
#031 SAANAITO
#039 Abra
#040 Kadabra
#041 Alakazam
#162 Natu
#163 Xatu
#306 Mew
#341 Espeon
#342 Umbreon
---
クリアボディ  ClearBody - Its abilities can't be reduced by the enemy.
#066 Tentacool
#067 Tentacruel
#190 DANBARU
#191 METANGU
#192 METAGUROSU
#193 REJIROKKU
#194 REJIAISU
#196 REJISUCHIRU
---
しぜんかいふく NatureHeal - When withdrawn from battle, all Status is healed.
#094 ROZERIA
#121 CHIRUTTO
#122 CHIRUTASU
#143 Staryu
#144 Starmie
#180 Corsola
#277 Chansey
#377 Blissey
#386 Celebi
---
ひらいしん   LightningRod - All Electric moves come to this Pokemon.
#078 RAKURAI
#079 RAIBORUTO
#169 Rhyhorn
#170 Rhydon
#272 Cubone
#273 Marowak
---
てんのめぐみ  Heaven'sBlessing - Additional effects from attacks happen more easily.
#277 Chansey
#325 Togepi
#326 Togetic
#349 Dunsparce
#377 Blissey
#201 JIRAACHI
---
すいすい    SmoothSwim - When Raining, Speed increases.
#019 HASUBOO
#020 HASUBURERO
#021 RUNPAPPA
#032 AMETAMA
#050 Goldeen
#051 Seaking
#052 Magikarp
#140 HINBASU
#177 HANTEERU
#178 SAKURABISU
#179 JIIRANSU
#183 RABUKASU
#184 Horsea
#186 Kingdra
#293 Omanyte
#294 Omastar
#295 Kabuto
#296 Kabutops
#354 Qwilfish
#365 Mantine
---
ようりょくそ  Chlorophyll - When Sunny, Speed increases.
#022 TANEBOO
#023 KONOHANA
#024 DAATENGU
#088 Oddish
#089 Gloom
#090 Vileplume
#091 Bellossom
#150 TOROPIUSU
#250 Bellsprout
#251 Weepinbell
#252 Victreebell
#270 Exeggcute
#271 Exeggutor
#278 Tangela
#332 Hoppip
#333 Skiploom
#334 Jumpluff
#336 Sunkern
#337 Sunflora
---
はっこう    Luminescence - It becomes easier for wild Pokemon to approach.
#086 BARUBIITO
#143 Staryu
#144 Starmie
#181 Chinchou
#182 Lanturn
---
トレース    Trace - Matches the enemy's Characteristic.
#029 RARUTOSU
#030 KIRURIA
#031 SAANAITO
#292 Porygon
#368 Porygon2
---
ちからもち   Strongman - Attack power is high.
        (I'm confused here... unless it means Base Power of all attacks is boosted...)
#054 RURIRI
#055 Marill
#056 Azumarill
---
どくのトゲ   PoisonThorn - When it harms the enemy, it Poisons it as well.
#094 ROZERIA
#185 Seadra
#227 Nidoran♀
#228 Nidorina
#229 Nidoqueen
#230 Nidoran♂
#231 Nidorino
#232 Nidoking
#354 Qwilfish
---
せいしんりょく MindPower - Does not fail to hit. (flinching and frightening don't work)
#039 Abra
#040 Kadabra
#041 Alakazam
#063 Zubat
#064 Golbat
#065 Crobat
#164 Girafarig
#171 YUKIWARASHI
#172 ONIGOORI
#257 Farfetch'd
#304 Dragonite
#357 Sneasel
---
マグマのよろい MagmaArmor - Will not become Frozen.
#102 BAKUUDA
#103 Slugma
#104 Magcargo
---
みずのベール  WaterVeil - Will not become Burned.
#050 Goldeen
#051 Seaking
#099 HOERUKO
#100 HOERUOU
---
じりょく    Magnetism - Steel Types may not flee.
#060 NOZUPASU.
#081 Magnemite
#082 Magneton
---
ぼうおん    Soundproofing - Sound moves don't work on it.
        ("sound" would include such things as Screech and Supersonic)
#045 GO'NYO'NYO
#046 DOGOOMU
#047 BAKUONGU
#084 Voltorb
#085 Electrode
#280 Mr.Mime
---
あめうけざら  RainSaucer - When Raining, it is healed gradually.
#019 HASUBOO
#020 HASUBURERO
#021 RUNPAPPA
---
さなおこし   BlowSand - In battle, causes a Sandstorm.
#383 Tyranitar
---
プレッシャー  Pressure - The enemy's PP reduces more easily.
#149 SAMAYOORU
#152 ABUSORU
#202 DEOKISHISU
#297 Aerodactyl
#299 Articuno
#300 Zapdos
#301 Moltres
#305 Mewtwo
#378 Raikou
#379 Entei
#380 Suicune
#384 Lugia
#385 Ho-oh
---
あついしぼう  HotGrease - Strong against Freezing.
#048 MAKUNOSHITA
#049 HARITEYAMA
#054 RURIRI
#055 Marill
#056 Azumarill
#110 BANEBUU
#111 BUUPIGGU
#173 TAMAZARASHI
#174 TODOGURAA
#175 TODOZERUGA
#258 Seel
#259 Dewgong
#298 Snorlax
#376 Miltank
---
はやおき    EarlyRising - Wakes up quickly.
#022 TANEBOO
#023 KONOHANA
#024 DAATENGU
#092 Doduo
#093 Dodrio
#162 Natu
#163 Xatu
#164 Girafarig,
#279 Kangaskhan
#320 Ledyba
#321 Ledian
#366 Houndour
#367 Houndoom
---
ほのおのからだ FireBody - When harmed, caused the enemy to be Burned.
#103 Slugma
#104 Magcargo
#284 Magmar
#375 Magby
---
にげあし    RunAway - Easy to flee from battle.
#010 POCHIENA
#092 Doduo
#093 Dodrio
#221 Rattata
#222 Raticate
#253 Ponyta
#254 Rapidash
#288 Eevee
#316 Sentret
#317 Furret
#335 Aipom
#349 Dunsparce
#352 Snubbull
---
するどいめ   SharpEye - The enemy can't reduce this Pokemon's Accuracy.
#027 KYAMOME
#028 PERIPPAA
#068 YAMIRAMI
#115 Skarmory
#218 Pidgey
#219 Pidgeotto
#220 Pidgeot
#223 Spearow
#234 Fearow
#257 Farfetch'd
#275 Hitmonchan
#316 Sentret
#317 Furret
#318 Hoothoot
#319 Noctowl
#357 Sneasel
---
かいりきバサミ StrongScissors - The enemy can't reduce this Pokemon's Attack.
#069 KUCHIITO
#116 NAKKURAA
#129 HEIGANI
#130 SHIZARIGAA
#167 Pinsir
#268 Krabby
#269 Kingler
#350 Gligar
---
ものひろい   FindStuff - Picks up items.
#012 JIGUZAGUMA
#013 MASSUGUMA
#165 Phanpy
#241 Meowth
#335 Aipom
#358 Teddiursa
---
なまけ     Laziness - Can not attack consecutively.
#036 NAMAKERO
#038 KEKKINGU
---
はりきり    NeedleCutter - Attack is high, but needles break easily...
        (No clue what this means o_o; )
#180 Corsola
#325 Togepi
#326 Togetic
#362 Remoraid
#364 Delibird
---
メロメロボディ "Attract"Body - When harmed, makes the enemy Attracted.
#061 ENEKO
#062 ENEKORORO
#137 Igglybuff
#138 Jigglypuff
#139 Wigglytuff
#233 Clefairy
#234 Clefable
#324 Cleffa
---
プラス     Plus - Becomes stronger if there is Minus.
#080 PURASURU
---
マイナス    Minus - Becomes stronger if there is Plus.
#081 MAINAN
---
てんきや    Moody - Powarun changes with the weather.
#142 POWARUN
---
ねんちゃく   Adhesion - Cannot hold items.
#095 GOKURIN
#096 MARUNOOMU
#106 Grimer
#107 Muk
---
だっぴ     Molting - Heals its body by shedding skin.
#015 KARASARISU
#017 MAYURUDO
#124 HABUNEEKU
#213 Metapod
#216 Kakuna
#225 Ekans
#226 Arbok
#302 Dratini
#303 Dragonair
#382 Pupitar
---
こんじょう   Willpower - Attack increases when it has a Status condition.
#025 SUBAME
#026 OOSUBAME
#048 MAKUNOSHITA
#049 HARITEYAMA
#073 Machop
#074 Machoke
#075 Machamp
#168 Heracross
#221 Rattata
#222 Raticate
#359 Ursaring
#371 Tyrogue
#381 Larvitar
---
ふしぎなうろこ MysteryScale - Defense increases when it has a Status condition.
#141 MIROKAROSU
---
ヘドロえき   LiquidSludge - If HP is absorbed, from it, its physical strength lowers.*
#066 Tentacool
#067 Tentacruel
#095 GOKURIN
#096 MARUNOOMU
---
しんりょく   FreshVerdure - In a pinch, Grass moves power up.
#001 KIMORI
#002 JUPUTORU
#003 JUKAIN
#203 Bulbasaur
#204 Ivysaur
#205 Venusaur
#307 Chikorita
#308 Bayleef
#309 Meganium
---
もうか     RagingFire - In a pinch, Fire moves become stronger.
#004 ACHAMO
#005 WAKASHAMO
#006 BASHAMO
#206 Charmander
#207 Charmeleon
#208 Charizard
#310 Cyndaquil
#311 Quilava
#312 Typhlosion
---
げきりゅう   RagingStream - In a pinch, Water moves power up.
#007 MIZUGOROO
#008 NUMAKUROO
#009 RAGURAAJI
#209 Squirtle
#210 Wartortle
#211 Blastoise
#313 Totodile
#314 Croconaw
#315 Feraligatr
---
むしのしらせ  Bug'sNotice - In a pinch, Bug moves power up.
#016 AGEHANTO
#086 BARUBIITO
#168 Heracross
#217 Beedrill
#281 Scyther
#320 Ledyba
#321 Ledian
#322 Spinarak
#323 Ariados
#355 Scizor
---
いしあたま   RockHead - Takes no damage from recoil.
#057 Geodude
#058 Graveler
#059 Golem
#070 KOKODORA
#071 KODORA
#072 BOSUGODORA
#169 Rhyhorn
#170 Rhydon
#179 JIIRANSU
#187 TATSUBEI
#188 KOMORUU
#265 Onix
#272 Cubone
#273 Marowak
#297 Aerodactyl
#330 Sudowoodo
#351 Steelix
---
ひでり     DryWeather - In battle,  the Sun becomes stronger.
#199 GURAADON
---
ありじごく   Antlion - The enemy can't escape.
#116 NAKKURAA
#239 Diglett
#240 Dugtrio
---
やるき     AggressiveWill - Does not Sleep.
#037 YARUKIMONO
#243 Mankey
#244 Primeape
#364 Delibird
---
しろいけむり  WhiteSmoke - The enemy can't reduce this Pokemon's stats.
#105 KOOTASU
---
ヨガパワー   YogaPower - Attack Power is high.
#076 ASANAN
#077 CHAAREMU
---
シェルアーマー ShellArmor - Will not recieve Critical Hits.
#129 HEIGANI
#130 SHIZARIGAA
#176 PAARURU
#260 Shellder
#261 Cloyster
#268 Krabby
#269 Kingler
#286 Lapras
#293 Omanyte
#294 Omastar
---
そうおん    Noise - Sound moves do not work on it.
---
エアロック   AirLock - Weather effects vanish.
#200 REKKUUZA
---
とくせいなし  No Characteristic.

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Credits:
- The Pokemon Company for making yet another great set of games.
- Necrosaro, for his program Thingy, which delivers Godlike power over ROM text.
- Myself, for going to the trouble to hack and translate this stuff. This is time spent
  away from my beloved cart, so you'd better like it ^_^
- "Barret" of the AnimeLyrics.com forum, for helping me with the tricky translations.
- HTEM from the Ruby/Sapphire board, for pointing out a few glaring errors.

Additional thanks go to the folks at the R/S board who tried to help when I wanted to
do it all manually. Sorry guys, I got impatient ^_^;

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This document is Copyright 2002 NuoTrainer (James Hinz).
All Pokemon and Tokusei names are Copyright 2002 Pokemon
If ya want to use it on your site, just ask first, OK?