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    POKEMON ABILITIES
    Emerald Version
    by Sean Nolan
    
    If you have played Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed or LeafGreen,
    you know that pokemon have innate abilities which have an effect
    on their battling.  Some pokemon have one possible ability, while
    others have two possible abilities.  In most cases, the ability
    will be something beneficial, while in a few, it serves no battle
    purpose, and in one distinct instance, it hinders the pokemon in 
    battle (Truant).  
    
    What is new in Emerald, which inspired this guide, is that many
    abilities now have out-of-battle effects.  Therefore, I have made
    this guide which details both in- and out-of-battle effects of the
    various abilities.  After the ability list, I have also added a
    list of attacks which have effects on abilities in battle.
    
    So without further ado, here is the list of abilities:
    
    
    
    Ability:               Air Lock
    In Battle Effect:      Weather effects are ignored by all pokemon
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Rayquaza
    
    
    Ability:               Arena Trap
    In Battle Effect:      Opponents cannot switch or flee.  No effect
                           on Flying pokemon or pokemon with Levitate
                           ability or on Baton Pass
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter more wild pokemon if this pokemon
                           is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Diglett, Dugtrio, Trapinch
    
    
    Ability:               Battle Armor
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be struck by critical
                           hits
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Kabuto, Kabutops, Anorith, Armaldo
    
    
    Ability:               Blaze
    In Battle Effect:      When this pokemon's HP is 1/3 or less, the
                           power of Fire type moves is increased to 1.5
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion,
    Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken
    
    
    Ability:               Chlorophyll
    In Battle Effect:      During Sun, this pokemon's speed is doubled
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, 
    Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern,
    Sunflora, Bellossom, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Tropius
    
    
    Ability:               Clear Body
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon's stats cannot be lowered by an
                           opponent
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Tentacool, Tentacruel, Beldum, Metang, Metagross, Registeel, 
    Regirock, Regice
    
    
    Ability:               Cloud Nine
    In Battle Effect:      Weather effects are ignored by all pokemon
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Psyduck, Golduck
    
    
    Ability:               Color Change
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon's type changes to that of the
                           last attack that damaged it
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Kecleon
    
    
    Ability:               Compound Eyes
    In Battle Effect:      Raise accuracy of this pokemon's moves by 30%
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter more wild pokemon with items if this
                           pokemon is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Butterfree, Venonat, Yanma, Nincada
    
    
    Ability:               Cute Charm
    In Battle Effect:      If this pokemon is struck by a physical attack,
                           there is a 30% chance the opposing pokemon 
                           will be Attracted
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter more wild pokemon of opposite gender
                           if this pokemon is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Skitty,
    Delcatty
    
    
    Ability:               Damp
    In Battle Effect:      While this pokemon is out, no pokemon can use
                           Self-Destruct or Explosion
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Psyduck, Golduck, Wooper, Quagsire,
    Politoed
    
    
    Ability:               Drizzle
    In Battle Effect:      When this pokemon comes out, the weather turns
                           to Rain
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Kyogre
    
    
    Ability:               Drought
    In Battle Effect:      When this pokemon comes out, the weather turns
                           to Sun
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Groudon
    
    
    Ability:               Early Bird
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon wakes from the Sleep status in 1/2
                           normal time
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Doduo, Dodrio, Kangaskhan, Ledyba, Ledian, Natu, Xatu, Houndour, 
    Houndoom, Griafarig, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
    
    
    Ability:               Effect Spore
    In Battle Effect:      If this pokemon is struck by a physical attack,
                           there is a 30% chance the opposing pokemon will
                           be paralyzed, poisoned, or put to sleep
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Paras, Parasect, Shroomish, Breloom
    
    
    Ability:               Flame Body
    In Battle Effect:      If this pokemon is struck by a physical attack,
                           there is a 30% chance the opponent will be
                           Burned
    Out of Battle Effect:  Eggs in the party hatch in 1/2 the normal time
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Magmar, Magby, Slugma, Magcargo
    
    
    Ability:               Flash Fire
    In Battle Effect:      When this pokemon is hit by a Fire type move,
                           its own Fire type attacks are strengthened by
                           1.5 and it takes no damage.  If Will-o-Wisp is
                           the Fire type move used against this pokemon, 
                           it will Burn a non-Fire type pokemon, but will
                           not Burn a Fire type pokemon
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Growlithe, Arcanine, Vulpix, Ninetales, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon,
    Houndour, Houndoom
    
    
    Ability:               Forecast
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon's type changes with the weather
                           between Normal (no weather or Sandstorm), 
                           Fire (Sun), Water (Rain), or Ice (Hail)
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Castform
    
    
    Ability:               Guts
    In Battle Effect:      When this pokemon has a status effect, its
                           Attack is raised by 1.5
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Rattata, Raticate, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Heracross, Ursaring, 
    Tyrogue, Larvitar, Taillow, Swellow, Hariyama, Makuhita
    
    
    Ability:               Huge Power
    In Battle Effect:      Doubles this pokemon's attack stat
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Marill, Azumarill, Azurill
    
    
    Ability:               Hustle
    In Battle Effect:      Attack is raised by 1.5, lowers accuracy by
                           20%  (ie: if attack and accuracy are 100, 
                           attack becomes 150, but accuracy becomes 80)
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter more high level pokemon if this
                           pokemon is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Togepi, Togetic, Corsola, Remoraid, Delibird, Mantine
    
    
    Ability:               Hyper Cutter
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon's attack cannot be lowered by
                           an opponent
    Out of Battle Effect:  The HM move Cut has a wider radius on grass
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Krabby, Kingler, Pinsir, Gligar, Mawile, Trapinch, Corphish, 
    Crawdaunt
    
    
    Ability:               Illuminate
    In Battle Effect:      None
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter more wild pokemon if this pokemon
                           is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Staryu, Starmie, Chinchou, Lanturn, Volbeat
    
    
    Ability:               Immunity
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be Poisoned
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Snorlax, Zangoose
    
    
    Ability:               Inner Focus
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon is immune to flinching
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Zubat, Golbat, Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Farfetch'd, Dragonite, 
    Crobat, Girafarig, Sneasel, Snorunt, Glalie
    
    
    Ability:               Insomnia
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be put to Sleep
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Drowzee, Hypno, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Spinarak, Ariados, Murkrow,
    Shuppet, Banette
    
    
    Ability:               Intimidate
    In Battle Effect:      Lower attack stat of all opponents by 1 level
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter fewer low level pokemon if this
                           pokemon is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:  
    Ekans, Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Tauros, Gyarados, Snubbull, 
    Granbull, Stantler, Hitmontop, Mightyena, Masquerain, Mawile, 
    Salamence
    
    
    Ability:               Keen Eye
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon's accuracy cannot be lowered by 
                           the opponent
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter fewer low level pokemon if this 
                           pokemon is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Farfetch'd, Hitmonchan, 
    Sentret, Furret, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Sneasel, Skarmory, Wingull,
    Pelipper, Sableye
    
    
    Ability:               Levitate
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon is immune to Ground type moves
                           damage
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Koffing, Weezing, Misdreavus, Unown,
    Vibrava, Flygon, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, Claydol, Duskull, 
    Chimecho, Latios, Latias
    
    
    Ability:               Lightningrod
    In Battle Effect:      Electric type attacks in a 2 vs. 2 battle
                           will target this pokemon
    Out of Battle Effect:  Receive more Entry Call calls
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Cubone, Marowak, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Electrike, Manectric
    
    
    Ability:               Limber
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be Paralyzed
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Persian, Hitmonlee, Ditto
    
    
    Ability:               Liquid Ooze
    In Battle Effect:      When a HP-absorbing move is used against 
                           this pokemon, the opponent loses as much HP
                           as it would have gained
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Tentacool, Tentacruel, Gulpin, Swallot
    
    
    Ability:               Magma Armor
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be Frozen
    Out of Battle Effect:  Eggs in party hatch in 1/2 the normal time
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Slugma, Magcargo, Camerupt
    
    
    Ability:               Magnet Pull
    In Battle Effect:      Opponent steel type pokemon cannot flee or
                           switch
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter more Steel type pokemon if this
                           pokemon is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Magnemite, Magneton, Nosepass
    
    
    Ability:               Marvel Scale
    In Battle Effect:      If this pokemon has a status condition, its
                           Defense rises by 1.5
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Milotic
    
    
    Ability:               Minus
    In Battle Effect:      When partnered with the Plus abiltiy, this
                           pokemon's Special Attack increases by 1.5
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Minun
    
    
    Ability:               Nature Cure
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon's status conditions are cured
                           when switched out
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Staryu, Starmie, Chansey, Corsola, Blissey, Celebi, Roselia, Swablu,
    Altaria
    
    
    Ability:               Oblivious
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be Attracted
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Slowpoke, Slowbro, Lickitung, Jynx, Slowking, Swinub, Piloswine,
    Illumise, Wailmer, Wailord, Numel, Barboach, Whiscash
    
    
    Ability:               Overgrow
    In Battle Effect:      When this pokemon's HP are 1/3 or less, the
                           power of Grass-type moves is increased by 1.5
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Chikorita, Bayleef, Maganium, Treeko,
    Grovyle, Sceptile
    
    
    Ability:               Own Tempo
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be Confused
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Slowpoke, Slowbro, Lickitung, Slowking, Smeargle, Spoink, Grumpig,
    Spinda
    
    
    Ability:               Pickup
    In Battle Effect:      None
    Out of Battle Effect:  After a battle, this pokemon may have an item
                           if it held none before the battle.  (There is
                           a FAQ by me about the possible items picked up
                           by this ability on this site)
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Meowth, Phanpy, Aipom, Tediursa, Zigzagoon, Linoone
    
    
    Ability:               Plus
    In Battle Effect:      When partnered with a Minus ability, this
                           pokemon's Special Attack increases by 1.5
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Plusle
    
    
    Ability:               Poison Point
    In Battle Effect:      If this pokemon is struck by a physical attack,
                           there is a 30% chance the opponent will be 
                           poisoned
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Nidoran(m), Nidorino, Nidoking, Nidoran(f), Nidorina, Nidoqueen, 
    Seadra, Quilfish, Roselia
    
    
    Ability:               Pressure 
    In Battle Effect:      Opponent pokemon use 2 pp instead of 1 for 
                           each attack
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter more wild pokemon if this pokemon
                           is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Aerodactyl, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Raikou, Entei, Suicune,
    Lugia, Ho-oh, Dusclops, Absol, Deoxys
    
    
    Ability:               Pure Power
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon's attack stat is doubled
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Meditite, Medicham
    
    
    Ability:               Rain Dish
    In Battle Effect:      During Rain, this pokemon recovers 1/16
                           (rounded down) of its total HP
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
    
    
    Ability:               Rock Head
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon does not take recoil damage
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Geodude, Graveller, Golem, Onix, Cubone, Marowak, Rhyhorn, Rhydon,
    Aerodactyl, Sudowoodo, Steelix, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Relicanth,
    Bagon, Shellgon
    
    
    Ability:               Rough Skin
    In Battle Effect:      If this pokemon is struck by a physical attack,
                           the opponent takes 1/16 of its total HP damage
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Carvanha, Sharpedo
    
    
    Ability:               Run Away
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon can flee any battle except trainer
                           battles
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Rattata, Raticate, Doduo, Dodrio, Ponyta, Rapidash, Eevee, Sentret, 
    Furret, Snubbull, Dunsparce, Aipom, Poochyena
    
    
    Ability:               Sand Stream
    In Battle Effect:      When this pokemon comes out, the weather turns
                           to Sandstorm
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Tyranitar
    
    
    Ability:               Sand Veil
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon is immune to Sandstorm damage and
                           has increased evasion during a Sandstorm
    Out of Battle Effect:  In a Sandstorm, encounter less wild pokemon if
                           this pokemon is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Sandshrew, Sandslash, Diglett, Dugtrio, Gligar, Cacnea, Cacturne
    
    
    Ability:               Serene Grace
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon has double the chance of a move's
                           additional effect occuring
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Chansey, Togepi, Togetic, Dunsparce, Blissey, Jirachi
    
    
    Ability:               Shadow Tag
    In Battle Effect:      Opponent pokemon cannot run or switch out, 
                           except with Baton Pass
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Wynaut, Wobbuffet
    
    
    Ability:               Shed Skin
    In Battle Effect:      Each turn, there is a 1/3 chance that any
                           status effects on this pokemon will be cured
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Metapod, Kakuna, Ekans, Arbok, Dratini, Dragonair, Pupitar, Silcoon,
    Cascoon, Seviper
    
    
    Ability:               Shell Armor
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be struck by a critical
                           hit
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Shellder, Cloyster, Lapras, Omanyte, Omastar, Corphish, Crawdaunt,
    Clamperl
    
    
    Ability:               Shield Dust
    In Battle Effect:      Prevents additional effects from attacks that
                           cause damage
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Caterpie, Weedle, Venomoth, Wurmple, Dustox
    
    
    Ability:               Soundproof
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon is not affected by sound based 
                           attacks:
                                      Grasswhistle
                                      Growl
                                      Heal Bell
                                      Hyper Voice
                                      Metal Sound
                                      Perish Song
                                      Roar
                                      Sing
                                      Screech
                                      Snore
                                      Supersonic
                                      Uproar
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Voltorb, Electrode, Mr. Mime, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud
    
    
    Ability:               Speed Boost
    In Battle Effect:      At the end of every turn the pokemon has been
                           out (not including switching in) its speed
                           increases by 1 factor
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Yanma, Ninjask
    
    
    Ability:               Static
    In Battle Effect:      If this pokemon is struck by a physical attack, 
                           there is a 30% chance the opponent will be 
                           paralyzed
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter more Electric type pokemon if this
                           pokemon is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Pikachu, Raichu, Voltorb, Electrode, Electabuzz, Pichu, Mareep,
    Flaafy, Ampharos, Elekid, Electrike, Manectric
    
    
    Ability:               Stench
    In Battle Effect:      None
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter less wild pokemon if this pokemon is
                           in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Grimer, Muk
    
    
    Ability:               Sticky Hold
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon's held item cannot be stolen or
                           knocked off
    Out of Battle Effect:  While fishing, pokemon are easier to catch
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Grimer, Muk, Gulpin, Swallot
    
    
    Ability:               Sturdy
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon is immune to one hit KO moves
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Geodude, Graveller, Golem, Magnemite, Magneton, Onix, Pineco, 
    Forretres, Sudowoodo, Steelix, Shuckle, Donphan, Skarmory, Nosepass,
    Aron, Lairon, Aggron
    
    
    Ability:               Suction Cups
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be forced to switch out
    Out of Battle Effect:  While fishing, pokemon are easier to catch
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Octillery, Lileep, Cradilly
    
    
    Ability:               Swarm
    In Battle Effect:      When this pokemon's HPs are 1/3 or less, the
                           strength of bug-type moves increases by 1.5
    Out of Battle Effect:  You will hear the "roar" of wild pokemon more
                           often
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Beedrill, Scyther, Ledyba, Ledian, Spinarak, Ariados, Scizor,
    Heracross, Beautifly, Volbeat
    
    
    Ability:               Swift Swim
    In Battle Effect:      During Rain, this pokemon's speed doubles
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Magikarp, Goldeen, Seaking, Horsea, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto,
    Kabutops, Quilfish, Mantine, Kingdra, Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo,
    Surskit, Feebas, Huntail, Gorebyss, Relicanth, Luvdisc
    
    
    Ability:               Synchronize
    In Battle Effect:      If this pokemon is inflicted with a status
                           effect, the opponent that caused it is
                           inflicted with the same status.
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter more pokemon with same nature as
                           this pokemon if this pokemon is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Mew, Xatu, Natu, Espeon, Umbreon, Ralts,
    Kirlia, Gardevoir
    
    
    Ability:               Thick Fat
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon takes 1/2 damage from Fire and
                           Ice type moves
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Seel, Dewgong, Snorlax, Marill, Azumarill, Makuhita, Hariyama,
    Azurill, Spoink, Grumpig, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein
    
    
    Ability:               Torrent
    In Battle Effect:      When this pokemon's HP are 1/3 or less, the
                           power of Water type moves increases by 1.5
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr,
    Mudkip, Swampert, Marshtomp
    
    
    Ability:               Trace
    In Battle Effect:      When this pokemon comes into battle, it 
                           copies the ability of one of its opponents
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Porygon, Porygon2, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir
    
    
    Ability:               Truant
    In Battle Effect:      The pokemon will only act every other turn
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Slakoth, Slaking
    
    
    Ability:               Vital Spirit
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be put to sleep
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter more high level pokemon if this
                           pokemon is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Mankey, Primeape, Delibird, Vigoroth
    
    
    Ability:               Volt Absorb
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon is healed by Electric attacks
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Jolteon, Chinchou, Lanturn
    
    
    Ability:               Water Absorb
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon is healed by Water attacks
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Lapras, Vaporeon, Wooper, Quagsire,
    Politoed, Mantine
    
    
    Ability:               Water Veil
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon cannot be Burned
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Goldeen, Seaking, Wailmer, Wailord
    
    
    Ability:               White Smoke
    In Battle Effect:      This pokemon's abilities cannot be lowered
                           by an opponent
    Out of Battle Effect:  Encounter less wild pokemon if this pokemon
                           is in the lead
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Torkoal
    
    
    Ability:               Wonder Guard
    In Battle Effect:      The pokemon can only be hurt by a super
                           effective attack.  Does not prevent indirect
                           damage, such as sandstorm, burn, or poison.
                           This ability cannot be taken nor copied.
    Out of Battle Effect:  None
    Pokemon with this potential ability:
    Shedinja
    
    
    There are also two abilities which do not naturally appear in the
    game on any pokemon.  They are Cacophany, which is identical to
    Soundproof, and No Ability, which is exactly what is sounds like.
    
    The following moves have some effect on pokemon abilities:
    
    Role Play - This will copy the ability of the target pokemon.  If
                an ability is copied which prevents a status effect
                which is already affecting this pokemon, the effects 
                will be suspended until this pokemon loses the copied
                ability.  For instance, if a Burned pokemon uses Role
                Play to copy Water Veil, the effects of the Burn
                (damage each turn and lowered attack) will vanish 
                until the pokemon either Role Plays another ability
                or until it switches out and back in.  Remember that
                Wonder Guard CANNOT be the target of Role Play.
    
    Skill Swap - This move trades moves with the target pokemon.  It
                 CANNOT target Wonder Guard.  See Role Play above for
                 the effects of a pre-existing status effect when an
                 immunity ability is swapped in.
    
    Transform - This will copy the ability of the target pokemon when
                the user changes form.
    
    REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION!!!!!
    
    I would gladly give credit to anyone who can answer the following:
    
    1)  Does Transform allow Ditto/Mew to acquire Wonder Guard and 
        KEEP its higher-than-1 HPs?
    
    2)  Does Snatch steal increases from abilities like Speed Boost?
    
    E-mail any answers to nolansc@scc.mailcruiser.com
    
    
    A note on moves such as Overheat and Superpower:
    
    No ability will prevent a pokemon from losing stats from its own
    moves, so Clear Body, Hyper Cutter, etc, will not prevent stat
    loss from moves such as Overheat, Superpower, etc.
    
    
    And finally, this is a list (hopefully complete) of the moves 
    that are considered a Physical Attack and which trigger abilities
    such as Flame Body and Static:
    
    Aerial Ace
    Ancientpower
    Arm Thrust (2-5 chances!)
    Astonish
    Bide
    Bind
    Bite
    Blaze Kick
    Body Slam
    Bounce
    Brick Break
    Clamp
    Comet Punch (2-5 chances!)
    Constrict
    Counter
    Crabhammer
    Cross Chop
    Crunch
    Crush Claw
    Cut
    Dig
    Dive
    Dizzy Punch
    Double Kick (2 chances)
    Double-Edge
    Doubleslap (2-5 chances!)
    Dragon Claw
    Drill Peck
    Dynamicpunch
    Endeavor
    Extremespeed
    Facade
    False Swipe
    Fire Punch
    Flail
    Flame Wheel
    Fly
    Focus Punch
    Frustration
    Fury Attack (2-5 chances!)
    Fury Cutter
    Fury Swipes (2-5 chances!)
    Guillotine
    Headbutt
    Hi Jump Kick
    Horn Attack
    Horn Drill
    Hyper Fang
    Ice Ball
    Ice Punch
    Iron Tail
    Jump Kick
    Karate Chop
    Knock Off
    Leaf Blade
    Leech Life
    Lick
    Low Kick
    Mach Punch
    Mega Kick
    Mega Punch
    Megahorn
    Metal Claw
    Meteor Mash
    Needle Arm
    Outrage
    Overheat
    Peck
    Petal Dance
    Poison Fang
    Poison Tail
    Pound
    Pursuit
    Quick Attack
    Rage
    Rapid Spin
    Return
    Revenge
    Reversal
    Rock Smash
    Rolling Kick
    Rollout
    Scratch
    Seismic Toss
    Shadow Punch
    Skull Bash
    Sky Uppercut
    Slam
    Slash
    Smellingsalt
    Spark
    Steel Wing
    Stomp
    Strength
    Struggle
    Submission
    Super Fang
    Superpower
    Tackle
    Take Down
    Thief
    Thrash
    Thunderpunch
    Tickle
    Triple Kick
    Vice Grip
    Vine Whip
    Vital Throw
    Waterfall
    Wing Attack
    Wrap
    
    
    Just a word of advice.  Notice in the list how some have, in
    parentheses, 2 chances or 2-5 chances?  These attacks hit 
    multiple times in a single attack, and each time they connect,
    there is a chance the effect will take place.  Since the 
    average chance of occurence is 30%, if you hit them 4 or 5 
    times, you are almost guaranteed of setting off whatever 
    effect the ability causes.  Don't use these against pokemon
    with status generating abilities!
    
    
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