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| Devil's Advocate
Contrary (Japanese: あまのじゃく Devil's Advocate) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Five Pokémon have this Ability, and it is exclusively obtainable through the Dream World.
This Ability causes all effects that would lower a stat to increase it instead, and all effects that would increase a stat to decrease it instead.
This also applies to self-inflicted moves, such as Curse and Leaf Storm. This Ability only reverses the changes when they are applied; it does not passively cause all existing changes to reverse; therefore, if the Ability Contrary is no longer in effect or the stats are Baton Passed, all existing stat modifications remain the same. Stats Baton Passed onto a Pokémon with Contrary are not reversed.
Outside of battle
Contrary has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Contrary
- All Pokémon capable of having this ability start with the letter S.
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