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Abilities FAQ by psychotic troll

Version: FINAL | Updated: 06/04/2007

                                 ABILITIES FAQ
                         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. 


-=AIR LOCK=-       

OF: Prevents Pokemon from being affected by weather during battle

RP: Rayquaza


OF: Prevents foe from switching Pokemon or escaping; not effective against 
      Flying types or Pokemon with Levitate

RP: Diglett, Dugtrio, Trapinch



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



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,



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


-=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


-=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



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


-=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



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 




-=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,



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


-=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 


-=Natural Cure=-    

OF: Cures a Pokemon's status condition when the Pokemon is withdrawn from 

RP: Chansey, Staryu, Starmie, Corsola, Blissey, Roselia, Swablu, Altaria



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


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




-=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


-=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,


-=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




-=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


-=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




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.


This guide is written by me, psychotic troll (Nick Lau). This may not be 
reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not
be altered or changed in any way. Use of this guide on any other web site 
without advance written permission or as a part of any public display is 
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