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                                     ABILITIES FAQ
                          POKEMON FIRERED/LEAF GREEN VERSION
                             for NINTENDO GAMEBOY ADVANCE
                         created by: Nick Lau/psychotic troll
                            Last Updated: June 4, 2007
                                 Version 1.40 FINAL 
                             / FAQ/ABILITIES INTRODUCTION \
    Welcome to the FireRed/LeafGreen Abilities FAQ. This guide was written to give 
    people more in-depth knowledge of a Pokemon's abilities. All Pokemon have 
    abilities, which aid them somehow (usually in battle). To view your Pokemon's 
    ability you can click START -> POKEMON -> [NAME OF POKEMON} -> SUMMARY and 
    "scroll" several screens to the right. The game gives you only a limited, brief
    description of your ability. This guide will give you the full definition. 
    Some Pokemon, but not all, have more than one ability available to them. One 
    example is Ralts. There is a 50% chance that it may have Synchronize, and a 50% 
    chance that it has Trace. The ability is not determined by your game, it is 
    determined randomly. If you are not satisfied with the trait you have, keep 
    looking. An example of a single-ability Pokemon is Pikachu. No matter what 
    level it is, what game you have, or where you catch it, it will always have the 
    Static ability. 
    Use your abilities wisely. If you have the Rock Head ability, which prevents 
    recoil damage, take advantage of that and teach your Pokemon Double-Edge, a 
    powerful move that normally causes a small HP decrease when used. If you have
    the Insomnia ability, which prevents the Sleep condition, don't be stupid and 
    teach your Pokemon Rest or give it a Chesto Berry (Sleep-prevention) to hold.
    When you make good use of your abilities, your battling power, (as well as the
    respect of your friends), increases. Have fun!
    I am officially finished with this FAQ. I was supposed to add [A]s next to the
    Pokemone with two possible abilities, but I never got around to it. I'm sorry!
    I'm a senior next year, and the homework load, coupled with college 
    applications, is proposterously high. Pokemon just isn't a very high priority. 
    I hope this FAQ still answers some of your questions! As explained in Section 
    IV, I will still accept emails.
                                 / TABLE OF CONTENTS \ 
    Remember: You can use the search codes (Ctrl+F) to search for a particular 
      Pokemon or ability. If you are unable to find what you need, please notify me 
      by using the information in Section IV.
    I.   FAQ/Abilities Introduction                        
    II.  Table of Contents                        
    III. Abilities and Related Pokemon
    IV.  Credits and Legal/Contact Information 
                            / ABILITIES AND RELATED POKEMON \ 
    If you have seen the older version of this guide you might remember that it had
    each ability, categorized alphabetically, and the official definition (as set 
    by Nintendo and the Pokemon Company). Now, in version 1.4, instead of putting 
    the Pokemon-Ability section in a separate area, I have combined the two to make
    it easier and to require less scrolling. Bascially, the fomat goes like this:
    Name of Ability:
    Official Definition:
    Related Pokemon:
    (This is where I list the Pokemon that have this ability available to them. As
    said before, some Pokemon have more than one ability available. I recommend
    that you search for a Pokemon's name twice to see if it is one of these double-
    ability Pokemon.)
    Remember, nothing is perfect. I have tried to make this guide as flawless as
    possible, but mistakes will eventually pop up. If you see any error, such as an
    unlisted Pokemon, or a mistake with a definition, then please contact me using
    the information in Section IV. 
      "A" ABILITIES 
    -=AIR LOCK=-       
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from being affected by weather during battle
    RP: Rayquaza
    -=ARENA TRAP=- 
    OF: Prevents foe from switching Pokemon or escaping; not effective against 
          Flying types or Pokemon with Levitate
    RP: Diglett, Dugtrio, Trapinch
      "B" ABILITIES 
    -=BATTLE ARMOR=-    
    OF: Helps Pokemon avoid critical hits
    RP: Kabuto, Kabutops, Anorith, Armaldo
    OF: Multiplies power of a Pokemon's Fire type attacks by 1.5 when its HP falls 
          below 1/3 its maximum
    RP: Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Torchic,
          Combusken, Blaziken
      "C" ABILITIES 
    OF: Doubles a Pokemon's speed when the sunlight is strong
    RP: Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Exeggcute, 
          Exeggcutor, Tangela, Bellosom, Hoppip, Skiploom , Jumpluff, Sunkern, 
          Sunflora, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Tropius
    -=Clear Body=-      
    OF: Prevent's an opponent's move from lowering your Pokemon's stats
    RP: Tentacool, Tentacruel, Beldum, Metang, Metagross, Regirock, Regice,
    -=Cloud Nine=-      
    OF: Prevents weather influence on all Pokemon in battle
    RP: Psyduck, Golduck
    -=Color Change=-    
    OF: Change's Pokemon's type to the type of move that hits it
    RP: Kecleon 
    OF: Increases' Accuracy 30% for all moves
    RP: Butterfree, Venonat, Yanma, Nincada
    -=Cute Charm=-      
    OF: Attracts opponent 30% of the time when the opponent strikes
    RP: Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Skitty,
      "D" ABILITIES 
    OF: Prevents all Pokemon from using Selfdestruct or Explosion
    RP: Psyduck, Golduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Politoed, Wooper, Quagsire
    OF: Changes weather to rain during battle
    RP: Kyogre
    OF: Changes weather to sunny conditions during battle
    RP: Groudon
      "E" ABILITIES 
    -=Early Bird=-      
    OF: Causes a Pokemon to wake earlier from a Sleep condition
    RP: Doduo, Dodrio, Kangaskhan, Ledyba, Ledian, Natu, Xatu, Girafarig. Houndoor
          Houndoom, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
    -=Effect Spore=-    
    OF: Afflicts opponent Pokemon with a Poison, Paralyze, or Sleep condition 10% 
          of the time when the opponent attacks directly
    RP: Paras, Parasect, Shroomish, Breloom
      "F" ABILITIES 
    -=Flame Body=-      
    OF: Afflicts opponent Pokemon with a Burn condition 30% of the time when the 
          opponent attacks directly
    RP: Magmar, Slugma, Maccargo, Magby
    -=Flash Fire=-      
    OF: Prevents damage from Fire type attacks and increases power of Pokemon's 
          Fire type attacks
    RP: Vulpix, Ninetales, Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon, Houndoor
    OF: Changes Pokemon to a form and type that's related to the weather 
          (Sun=Fire, Rain=Water, Hail=Ice, Sand=Rock)
    RP: Castform
      "G" ABILITIES 
    OF: Multiplies power of a Pokemon's attack by 1.5 when it has a status 
    RP: Rattata, Raticate, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Ursaring, Tyrogue, Larvitar
          Taillow, Swellow, Makuhita, Hairyama, Heracross
      "H" ABILITIES 
    -=Huge Power=-     
    OF: Increases power of a Pokemon's attacks, but the effect is halved when the 
          Pokemon's ability is changed (by Skill Swap)
    RP: Marill, Azumarill, Azurill
    OF: Multiplies power of Pokemon's attacks by 1.5, but move accuracy is reduced 
          to 80% of normal
    RP: Togepi, Togetic, Corsola, Remoraid, Delibird
    -=Hyper Cutter=-    
    OF: Prevents effects that reduces a Pokemon's attack power
    RP: Krabby, Kingler, Pinsir, Gligar, Mawile, Trapinch, Corphish, Crawdaunt
      "I" ABILITIES 
    OF: Increases chances of metting wild Pokemon when the Pokemon is in the lead 
    RP: Staryu, Starmie, Chinchou, Lanturn, Volbeat, Illumise
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from getting a Poison condition
    RP: Snorlax, Zangoose
    -=Inner Focus=-     
    OF: Prevents a Pokemon from flinching
    RP: Zubat, Golbat, Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Farfetch'd, Dragonite, Crobat
          Girafarig, Sneasel, Snorunt, Glalie
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from getting a Sleep condition
    RP: Drowzee, Hypno, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Spinarak, Ariados, Murkrow, Shuppet
    OF: Reduces opponent's attack power at the start of battle
    RP: Ekans, Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Gyarados, Snubbull, Granbull, Stantler
          Hitmontop, Mightyena, Masquerain, Mawile, Salamence, Tauros 
      "J" ABILITIES 
      "K" ABILITIES 
    -=Keen Eye=-        
    OF: Protects Pokemon from accuracy reduction
    RP: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Farfetch'd, Hitmonchan,
          Sentret, Furret, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Sneasel, Skarmory, Wingull, Pelipper,
      "L" ABILITIES 
    OF: Prevent's Pokemon from being struck with Ground type attacks
    RP: Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Koffing, Weezing, Misdreavus, Unown (ALL), Vibrava
          Flygon, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, Claydol, Duskull, Chimecho, Latios, 
    OF: Draws Electric type attacks away from partner in a two-on-two battle
    RP: Cubone, Marowak, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Electrike, Manectric
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from getting a Paralysis condition
    RP: Persian, Hitmonlee, Ditto
    -=Liquid Ooze=-     
    OF: Causes damage to Pokemon when it attempts to leech or absorb HP
    RP: Tentacool, Tentacruel, Gulpin, Swalot
      "M" ABILITIES 
    -=Magma Armor=-     
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from getting a Freeze condition
    RP: Slugma, Maccargo, Camerupt
    -=Magnet Pull=-     
    OF: Prevents Steel type opponents from escaping
    RP: Magnemite, Magneton, Nosepass
    -=Marvel Scale=-    
    OF: Multiplies Defense by 1.5 when the Pokemon has a status condition
    RP: Milotic
    OF: Multiplies Special Attack by 1.5 when a positively charged Pokemon is 
    RP: Minun 
      "N" ABILITIES 
    -=Natural Cure=-    
    OF: Cures a Pokemon's status condition when the Pokemon is withdrawn from 
    RP: Chansey, Staryu, Starmie, Corsola, Blissey, Roselia, Swablu, Altaria
      "O" ABILITIES 
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from getting an Attract condition
    RP: Slowpoke, Slowbro, Lickitung, Jynx, Slowking, Swinub, Piloswine, Illumise,
          Wailmer, Wailord, Numel, Barboach, Whiscash
    OF: Multiplies power of Grass type attacks by 1.5 when HP falls below 1/3 its 
    RP: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Treeko, Grovyle
    -=Own Tempo=-       
    OF: Prevent's Pokemon from getting a Confuse condition
    RP: Slowpoke, Slowbro, Lickitung, Slowking, Smeargle, Spoink, Grumpig, Spinda
      "P" ABILITIES 
    OF: Picks up items from opponent Pokemon while in battle
    RP: Meowth, Aipom, Teddiursa, Phanphy, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Rattata
    OF: Multiplies Special Attack by 1.5 when a negatively charged Pokemon is in 
    RP: Plusle
    -=Poison Point=-    
    OF: Afflicts opponent Pokemon with a Poison condition 30% of the time when the 
          opponent attacks directly
    RP: Nidoran (M), Nidoran (F), Nidorino, Nidorina, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Seadra,
    OF: Reduces opponent Pokemon's PP by two every time it damages the Pokemon that
          has pressure
    RP: Aeodactyl, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo. Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Ho-oh
          Duskclops, Absol, Lugia
    -=Pure Power=-      
    OF: Increases power of Pokemon's attacks, but the effect is halved when the 
          Pokemon's ability is changed (by Skill Swap)
    RP: Meditite, Medicham
      "Q" ABILITIES 
      "R" ABILITIES 
    -=Rain Dish=-       
    OF: Recovers HP in every turn it's raining during battle
    RP: Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
    -=Rock Head=-       
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from incurring damage when it uses Submission, Take Down, 
          or Double-Edge
    RP: Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onix, Cubone, Marowak, Rhyhorn, Rhydon,
          Aerodactyl, Sudowoodo, Steelix, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Relicanth, Bagon,
    -=Rough Skin=--      
    OF: Causes opponent Pokemon's HP to decrease when opponent attacks directly
    RP: Carvahna, Sharpedo
    -=Run Away=-
    OF: Allows escape from a wild Pokemon battle
    RP: Rattata, Raticate, Ponyta, Rapidash, Doduo, Dodrio, Eevee, Sentret, Furret,
          Aipom, Dunsparce, Snubbull, Granbull, Poochyena
      "S" ABILITIES 
    -=Sand Stream=-     
    OF: Summons a sandstorm during battle
    RP: Tyranitar
    =Sand Veil=-       
    OF: Allows a Pokemon to evade moves more easily during a sandstorm
    RP: Sandshrew, Sandslash, Diglett, Dugtrio, Gligar, Cacnea, Cacturne
    -=Serene Grace=-    
    OF: Doubles the chance that any attack's secondary effects will work
    RP: Chansey, Togepi, Togetic, Dunsparce, Blissey, Jirachi
    -=Shadow Tag=-      
    OF: Prevents foe from swapping out Pokemon
    RP: Wobbuffet, Wynaut
    -=Shed Skin=-       
    OF: Give's Pokemon a 30% chance or curing its status conditions every turn
    RP: Metapod, Kakuna, Ekans, Arbok, Dratini, Dragonair, Pupitar, Silcoon, 
          Cascoon, Seviper
    =Shell Armor=-     
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from suffering critical hits
    RP: Shellder, Cloyster, Krabby, Kingler, Omanyte, Omastar, Corphish, Crawdaunt,
          Clamperl, Lapras
    -=Shield Dust=-     
    OF: Shields Pokemon from additional effects of attacks
    RP: Caterpie, Weedle, Venomoth, Wurmple, Dustox
    OF: Frees Pokemon from Grasswhistle, Growl, Heal Bell, Hyper Voice, Metal Sound 
          Perish Song, Roar, Screech, Sing, Snore, Supersonic, and Uproar
    RP: Voltorb, Electrode, Mr. Mime, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud
    -=Speed Boost=-     
    OF: Increases Pokemon's speed every turn
    RP: Yanma, Ninjask
    OF: Afflicts opponent Pokemon with a Paralyze condition 30% of the time when it 
          attacks directly
    RP: Pikachu, Raichu, Voltorb, Electrode, Electabuzz, Pichu, Mareep, Flaafy,
          Ampharos, Elekid, Electrike, Manectric
    OF: When the Pokemon is in lead position, decreases chances of meeting wild 
    RP: Grimer, Muk
    -=Sticky Hold=-     
    OF: Prevents opponent Pokemon from stealing an item
    RP: Grimer, Muk, Gulpin, Swalot
    OF: Shields Pokemon from attacks that knock it out in one hit
    RP: Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Magnemite, Magneton, Onix, Sudowoodo, Pineco,
          Forretress, Steelix, Skarmory, Donphan, Nosepass, Aron, Lairon, Aggron
    -=Suction Cups=-    
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from swapping out when opponent uses Roar or Whirlwind
    RP: Octillery, Lileep, Cradilly
    OF: Multiplies power of Bug type attacks by 1.5 when Pokemon's HP falls below 
          1/3 of maximum
    RP: Beedrill, Scyther, Ledyba, Ledian, Spinarak, Ariados, Beautifly, Volbeat,
    -=Swift Swim=-      
    OF: Doubles the Pokemon's Speed if it's raining in battle
    RP: Horsea, Goldeen, Seaking, Magikarp, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops,
          Mantine, Kingdra, Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Surskit, Feebas, Huntail,
          Gorebyss, Relicanth, Luvdisk
    OF: Causes opponent Pokemon that inflicts a Poison, Paralyze, or Burn condition
          to recieve the same condition
    RP: Abra, Kadabra, Alazakam, Natu, Xatu, Espeon, Umbreon, Ralts, Kirlia,
      "T" ABILITIES 
    -=Thick Fat=--       
    OF: Halves damage when Pokemon is hit by Fire or Ice type attacks
    RP: Seel, Dewgong, Snorlax, Marill, Azumarill, Miltank, Makuhita, Hairyama,
          Azurill, Spoink, Grumpig, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein
    OF: Multiplies power of Water type attacks when HP falls below 1/3 its maximum
    RP: Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Mudkip, 
          Marshtomp, Swampert
    OF: Duplicates the ability the opponent Pokemon has
    RP: Porygon, Porygon2, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir 
    OF: Restricts Pokemon from moving every turn- moves instead every other turn
    RP: Slakoth, Slaking
      "U" ABILITIES 
      "V" ABILITIES 
    -=Vital Spirit=-    
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from getting a Sleep condition
    RP: Mankey, Primeape, Delibird, Vigoroth
    -=Volt Absorb=-     
    OF: Restores Pokemon's HP when when hit by Electric type attacks
    RP: Jolteon, Chinchou, Lanturn
      "W" ABILITIES 
    -=Water Absorb=-    
    OF: Restores Pokemon's HP when hit by Water type attacks
    RP: Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Vaporeon, Politoed, Wooper, Quagsire, 
          Mantine, Lapras
    -=Water Veil=-      
    OF: Prevents Pokemon from getting a Burn condition
    RP: Goldeen, Seaking, Wailmer, Wailord
    -=White Smoke-     
    OF: Prevents opponents moves from reducing Pokemon's stats
    RP: Torkoal
    -=Wonder Guard=-    
    OF: Prevents damage from all attack types except for those that do 
          "super-effective" damage
    RP: Shedinja
      "X-Z" ABILITIES 
    This concludes my Pokemon FireRed LeafGreen Abilities FAQ. I hope that you 
    found all the information that you were hoping to find. As mentioned before,
    I'm officially finished with this FAQ. I didn't add all the special tweaks that
    I wanted to, but I just don't have the time to continue improving this. So I
    hope it works for all of you! You can continue to email me if you find any
    mistakes, but I cannot guarantee that they will be fixed.
    GameFaqs (cJayc)
    the numerous people who pointed out that the "T" section was labeled "R,"
    all the people who emailed telling me that Lugia has the Pressure ability and
    Tauros has the Intimidate ability (not Illuminate),
    Alexandra Dopp for the correct abilities of Rattata and Illumise,
    every person who wrote a FAQ for Pokemon FR/LG
    and most of all, you, the reader.
    Email- dead_mango87@att.net 
    Rules- Any spamming or non-FAQ related emails will be deleted. You MUST put 
             "FRLG ABILITIES" in the subject line. Feel free to ask me any question
             about this game or previous Pokemon games, but do not ask me to rate
             or create teams. I do NOT support RAMs, codes, or cheats. Feel free to
             give comments or criticism.
    I understand that there will be a few errors here and there; as much as I would
    like to fix them, I simply do not have the time. By all means, keep emailing me
    if you find errors, but keep in mind that they may not be fixed for a long
    time. Thanks for your understanding.
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