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Pressure (Japanese: プレッシャー Pressure) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twenty-five Pokémon can have this Ability, a majority of them legendary.
Pressure increases foes' PP usage by one for moves targeting the Pokémon with Pressure. Consequently, extra PP is deducted even if the foe's move misses, has multiple targets, or is rendered ineffective due to immunity.
In Generation IV, Pressure also affects ally Pokémon in a Double Battle when using moves such as Earthquake, Surf, Lava Plume, Discharge or any other move which affect all Pokémon engaged in battle. However, this does not happen in Generation V.
As of Generation IV, one is alerted to the presence of Pressure by the message "<name> is exerting its Pressure!"
This ability isn't affected by Teravolt and Turboblaze.
Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Pressure is leading the party, then Pressure increases the chance of battling a higher-leveled wild Pokémon by 50%. See also Hustle and Vital Spirit.
Pokémon with Pressure
Pokéstar Studios Pokémon with Pressure
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| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
- For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
- For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
- For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The opponent cannot use powerful attacks more than once.
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|| The opponent attacking Deoxys can only use a powerful attack once.
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In other languages