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Anticipation (Japanese: きけんよち Danger Premonition) is an ability introduced in Generation IV. Five Pokémon have this ability.
Anticipation causes the Pokémon to "shudder" upon entering battle against opponents with super-effective attacks, one-hit knockout attacks such as Sheer Cold, or the moves Selfdestruct or Explosion.
It will not notify the Pokémon in the case of a super-effective Hidden Power, Judgment, Weather Ball or Natural Gift, as they are nominally Template:Type2.
Outside of battle
Anticipation has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, a Pokémon detects super-effective moves by hitting the opponent with a regular attack.
Pokémon with Anticipation
In other languages
- Italian: Presagio
- Spanish: Anticipación
- German: Vorahnung
- French: Anticipation