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                   *                  bowser194's                 *
                   *        Pokemon Abilities In-Depth FAQ        *
                   *              Version 1.10 (Final)            *
                   *         FAQ Created: January 6, 2005         *
                   *        Latest Update: January 12, 2005       *
                   *      E-Mail: bowser194(at)gmail(dot)com      *
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                    * Section 1 - Quick Intro & Version History *
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    Table Of Contents
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    Section 1 - Quick Intro & Version History
    Section 2 - The Abilities
    Section 3 - Copyright & Contact
    
    
    Version History
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    Version 1.00  -  FAQ Size: 19.5KB  -  Date: January 6, 2006
    This In-Depth FAQ was submitted to GameFAQs and has been completed.
    
    Version 1.05  -  FAQ Size: 19.8KB  -  Date: January 9, 2006
    I missed a couple of abilities, and also spruced up the FAQ a little bit.
    
    Version 1.10  -  FAQ Size: 20.2KB  -  Date: January 12, 2006
    Corrected the number of abilities in the game and made a minor altercation to 
    the contact section. This is also the final version of the FAQ.
    
    
    Introduction
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    Welcome to my FAQ for Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Pokemon Abilities. In case you 
    don't already know, in this sequel of the Pokemon series, there are special 
    abilities that all Pokemon know naturally when you obtain them. The Pokemon 
    will use them automatically in battle or in-game when the time is appropriate, 
    just like they would with berries. That would be all that this FAQ covers. In 
    the next section, you'll find the full list of abilities, along with who can 
    learn each of them. So, let's begin.
    
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                             * Section 2 - The Abilities *
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    In total, there are 74 abilities that can be found in this game. They are all 
    listed below, along with a description and who they're known by, in 
    alphabetical order. Note that some of them are very similar or the same.
    
           Name - Air Lock
    Description - Prevents Pokemon from being affected by weather during battle. 
       Known By - Rayquaza
    
           Name - Arena Trap
    Description - Prevents the opponent from switching Pokemon or running away, but 
                  it doesn't have an effect on flying-types or Pokemon that have 
                  the Levitate ability.
       Known By - Trapinch
    
           Name - Battle Armor
    Description - Helps the Pokemon avoid critical hits.
       Known By - Anorith, Armaldo     
    
           Name - Blaze
    Description - This multiplies the power of the Pokemon's fire-type attacks by 
                  x1.5 when the user's HP is below a third of its total.
       Known By - Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken
    
           Name - Chlorophyll
    Description - This doubles a Pokemon's speed when the sunlight is strong.
       Known By - Tropius, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
    
           Name - Clear Body
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to stat-lowering moves used by 
                  opponents.
       Known By - Beldum, Metang, Metagross, Regirock, Regice, Registeel, 
                  Tentacool, Tentacruel
    
           Name - Cloud Nine
    Description - Prevents the weather from having an effect on any of the Pokemon 
                  in a battle.
       Known By - Psyduck, Golduck
    
           Name - Color Change
    Description - Changes the Pokemon's type to the type of the move that hit it.
       Known By - Kecleon 
    
           Name - Compoundeyes
    Description - Increases the Pokemon's accuracy by 30%.
       Known By - Nincada
    
           Name - Cute Charm
    Description - Every time a physical attack (one that strikes the opponent) is 
                  used, there is a 30% chance that the opponent becomes attracted.
       Known By - Skitty, Delcatty, Igglybuff, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff
    
           Name - Damp
    Description - Prevents the use of Selfdestruct or Explosion by any Pokemon.
       Known By - Psyduck, Golduck
    
           Name - Drizzle
    Description - Changes the weather to rain for the remander of the battle, 
                  unless a different weather effect move is used.
       Known By - Kyogre
    
           Name - Drought
    Description - Changes the weather to sunlight for the remander of the battle, 
                  unless a different weather effect move is used.
       Known By - Groudon
    
           Name - Early Bird
    Description - When the Pokemon falls asleep, they are more likely to wake up 
                  quicker than normally.
       Known By - Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Natu, Xatu, Doduo, Dodrio, Girafarig
    
           Name - Effect Spore
    Description - Every time a physical attack (one that strikes the opponent) is 
                  used, there is a 10% chance that the opponent becomes poisoned, 
                  paralyzed, or falls asleep.
       Known By - Shroomish, Breloom
    
           Name - Flame Body
    Description - Every time a physical attack (one that strikes the opponent) is 
                  used, there is a 30% chance that the opponent becomes burned.
       Known By - Slugma, Magcargo
    
           Name - Flash Fire
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to fire-type attacks, and also boosts 
                  the power of their own.
       Known By - Vulpix, Ninetales
    
           Name - Forecast
    Description - Every time the weather changes, the Pokemon changes type. 
                  (Rain = Water, Sunlight = Fire, Hail = Ice)
       Known By - Castform
    
           Name - Guts
    Description - Multiplies the power of all attacks by x1.5 when it has a status 
                  condition.
       Known By - Taillow, Swellow, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Makuhita, Hariyama, 
                  Heracross
    
           Name - Huge Power
    Description - Increases power of the Pokemon's attacks, but the effect is cut 
                  in half when abilities are swapped. The same thing as Pure Power.
       Known By - Azurill, Marill, Azumarill
    
           Name - Hustle
    Description - Multiplies the power of all attacks by x1.5, but accuracy goes 
                  down by 20%.
       Known By - Corsola
    
           Name - Hyper Cutter
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to attacks that reduce its attack power.
       Known By - Mawile, Trapinch, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Pinsir
    
           Name - Illuminate
    Description - Increases the chance of seeing a wild Pokemon when the Pokemon 
                  with this ability is in the lead position.
       Known By - Staryu, Starmie, Chinchou, Lanturn, Volbeat
    
           Name - Immunity
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to being poisoned.
       Known By - Zangoose
    
           Name - Inner Focus
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to flinching.
       Known By - Mightyena, Masquerain, Gyarados, Mawile, Salamence
    
           Name - Insomnia
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to falling asleep. The same as Vital 
                  Spirit.
       Known By - Crobat, Snorunt, Glalie, Girafirig
    
           Name - Intimidate
    Description - Automatically reduces the opponent's attack power.
       Known By - Shuppet, Banette
    
           Name - Keen Eye
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to attacks that reduce accuracy.
       Known By - Wingull, Pelipper, Sableye, Skarmory
    
           Name - Levitate
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to ground-type attacks (this is 
                  essentially the same thing as being a flying-type Pokemon).
       Known By - Koffing, Weezing, Flygon, Vibrava, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, 
                  Claydol, Duskull, Latias, Latios, Chimecho
    
           Name - Lightningrod
    Description - In double battles when the opponent uses an electric attack, the 
                  Pokemon that knows this ability draws the electric attack away 
                  from its partner and always towards itself.
       Known By - Electrike, Manectric, Rhyhorn, Rhydon
    
           Name - Liquid Ooze
    Description - Causes damage to the opponent when they absorb your HP.
       Known By - Tentacool, Tentacruel, Gulpin, Swalot
    
           Name - Magma Armor
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to being frozen.
       Known By - Slugma, Macargo, Camerupt
    
           Name - Magnet Pull
    Description - Prevents the opponent from switching steel-type Pokemon or 
                  running away with them in battle.
       Known By - Nosepass, Magnemite, Magneton
    
           Name - Marvel Scale
    Description - This multiplies the Pokemon's defense by x1.5 when it has a 
                  status condition.
       Known By - Milotic
    
           Name - Minus
    Description - Multiplies Minun's special attack when Plusle is in battle.
       Known By - Minun
    
           Name - Natural Care
    Description - When a Pokemon is withdrawn by the trainer from a battle, any 
                  status conditions are automatically healed.
       Known By - Roselia, Staru, Starmie, Swablu, Altaria, Corsola
    
           Name - Oblivious
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to attraction.
       Known By - Illumise, Numel, Barboach, Whiscash
    
           Name - Overgrow
    Description - This multiplies the power of the Pokemon's grass-type attacks by 
                  x1.5 when the user's HP is below a third of its total.
       Known By - Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile
    
           Name - Own Tempo
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to confusion.
       Known By - Spoink, Grumpig, Spinda
    
           Name - Pickup
    Description - Pokemon with this ability will randomly pick up items in-game and 
                  from opponent Pokemon in battle.
       Known By - Zigzagoon, Linoone, Phanpy
    
           Name - Plus
    Description - Multiplies Plusle's special attack when Minun is in battle.
       Known By - Plusle
    
           Name - Poison Point
    Description - Every time a physical attack (one that strikes the opponent) is 
                  used, there is a 30% chance that the opponent becomes poisoned.
       Known By - Roselia, Seadra
    
           Name - Pressure
    Description - Every time the opponent uses an attack, the PP of the attack goes 
                  down by two instead of one.
       Known By - Absol, Dusclops, Deoxys
    
           Name - Pure Power
    Description - Increases power of the Pokemon's attacks, but the effect is cut 
                  in half when abilities are swapped. The same thing as Huge Power.
       Known By - Meditite, Medicham
    
           Name - Rain Dish
    Description - While raining in battle, the Pokemon recovers HP.
       Known By - Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
    
           Name - Rock Head
    Description - Prevents recoil from actually effecting the Pokemon when moves 
                  like Take Down or Submission are used.
       Known By - Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Relicanth, 
                  Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Bagon, Shelgon
    
           Name - Rough Skin
    Description - When the opponentuses a physical attack (one that strikes the 
                  opponent) they take a bit of damage.
       Known By - Carvanha, Sharpedo
    
           Name - Run Away
    Description - If this Pokemon is in battle, you can always run away safely
                  (except under certain conditions, of course). 
       Known By - Poochyena, Doduo, Dodrio
    
           Name - Sand Stream
    Description - Changes the weather to a sandstorm for the remander of the 
                  battle, unless a different weather effect move is used.
       Known By - No Pokemon from Ruby and Sapphire knows this ability.
    
           Name - Sand Veil
    Description - Makes the Pokemon more evasive and harder to hit during 
                  sandstorms.
       Known By - Sandshrew, Sandslash, Cacnea, Cacturne
    
           Name - Serene Grace
    Description - The effects of attacks used by the Pokemon with this ability are 
                  more likely to happen with this ability.
       Known By - Jirachi
    
           Name - Shadow Tag
    Description - Prevents the opponent from switching Pokemon or running away, 
                  under any circumstances, making it better than Arena Trap.
       Known By - Wynaut, Wobuffet
    
           Name - Shed Skin
    Description - The Pokemon with this ability has a 30% chance of curing any 
                  status conditions every turn.
       Known By - Silcoon, Cascoon, Seviper
    
           Name - Shell Armor
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to critical hits.
       Known By - Corphish, Crawdaunt, Clamperl
    
           Name - Shield Dust
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to any additional effects of moves (an 
                  example would be Thunderbolt paralyzing the opponent 10% of 
                  the time).
       Known By - Wurmple, Dustox
    
           Name - Soundproof
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to moves that involve noise. These are 
                  Grasswhistle, Growl, Heal Bell, Hyper Voice, Metal Sound, Perish 
                  Song, Roar, Screech, Sing, Snore, Supersonic, and Uproar.
       Known By - Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Voltorb, Electrode
    
           Name - Speed Boost
    Description - Increases the Pokemon's speed by one level every turn.
       Known By - Ninjask
    
           Name - Static
    Description - Every time a physical attack (one that strikes the opponent) is 
                  used, there is a 30% chance that the opponent becomes paralyzed.
       Known By - Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu, Electrike, Manectric, Voltorb, Electrode
    
           Name - Stench
    Description - Decreases the chance of seeing a wild Pokemon when the Pokemon 
                  with this ability is in the lead position.
       Known By - Grimer, Muk
    
           Name - Sticky Hold
    Description - Prevents items from being stolen from the Pokemon.
       Known By - Gulpin, Swalot, Grimer, Muk
    
           Name - Sturdy
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to one-hit KOs.
       Known By - Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Nosepass, Airon, Lairon, Aggron, 
                  Magnemite, Magneton, Skarmory, Donphan
    
           Name - Suction Cups
    Description - Prevents the Pokemon from being taken out of battle when Roar or 
                  Whirlwind are used.
       Known By - Lileep, Cradily
    
           Name - Swarm
    Description - This multiplies the power of the Pokemon's bug-type attacks by 
                  x1.5 when the user's HP is below a third of its total.
       Known By - Beautifily, Volbeat, Heracross
    
           Name - Swift Swim
    Description - Doubles the Pokemon's speed when it's raining.
       Known By - Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Surskit, Goldeen, Seaking, Magikarp, 
                  Feebas, Huntail, Gorebyss, Relicanth, Luvdisc, Horsea, Kingdra
    
           Name - Synchronize
    Description - If the Pokemon is inflicted with a status condition, this ability 
                  will cause the opponent's Pokemon to be inflicted by the same 
                  one, too.
       Known By - Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Natu, Xatu
    
           Name - Thick Fat
    Description - Fire-type and ice-type attacks have only have the power they 
                  normally would when used on the Pokemon.
       Known By - Makuhita, Hariyama, Azurill, Marill, Azumarill, Spoink, Grumpig, 
                  Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein
    
           Name - Torrent
    Description - This multiplies the power of the Pokemon's water-type attacks by 
                  x1.5 when the user's HP is below a third of its total.
       Known By - Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert
    
           Name - Trace
    Description - The Pokemon gets a copy of opponent's ability.
       Known By - Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir
    
           Name - Truant
    Description - Useless and annoying, this causes the Pokemon with it to make a 
                  move only once every two turns.
       Known By - Slakoth, Slaking
    
           Name - Vital Spirit
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to falling asleep. The same as Insomnia.
       Known By - Vigoroth
    
           Name - Volt Absorb
    Description - Whe the Pokemon is hit by an electric-type attack, HP is 
                  restored. Essentially this means they are immune to electric 
                  attacks.
       Known By - Chinchou, Lantern
    
           Name - Water Veil
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to burns.
       Known By - Goldeen, Seaking, Wailmer, Wailord
    
           Name - White Smoke
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to stat-reducing attacks.
       Known By - Torkoal
    
           Name - Wonder Guard
    Description - Makes the Pokemon immune to all attacks, excpet for ones that are 
                  super effective.
       Known By - Shedinja
    
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                         * Section 3 - Copyright & Contact *
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