Updated Abilities

As with all new Pokémon generations, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet rebalances moves, stats and in the case of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, Abilities. Click their names to go to the Ability page for it.

Updated Abilities

Name Description Addition
Battle Bond When the Pokémon knocks out a target, its bond with its Trainer is strengthened, and its Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats are boosted. No longer changes form to Ash-Greninja
Boosts stats for the first turn after knocking out an opponent
Dauntless Shield Boosts the Pokémon's Defense stat the first time the Pokémon enters a battle. Only activates the first time it is sent into battle
Intrepid Sword Boosts the Pokémon's Attack stat the first time the Pokémon enters a battle. Only activates the first time it is sent into battle
Libero Changes the Pokémon\'s type to the type of the move it\'s about to use. This works only once each time the Pokémon enters battle. Only activates the first time it uses a move after switching in
Protean Changes the Pokémon\'s type to the type of the move it\'s about to use. This works only once each time the Pokémon enters battle. Only activates the first time it uses a move after switching in
Snow Warning The Pokémon summons a snowstorm when it enters a battle. Summons Snowstorm instead of Hail
Synchronize The attacker will receive the same status condition if it inflicts a burn, poison, or paralysis to the Pokémon. No longer causes wild opponents to have the same nature as the Pokémon