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| Vital Spirit
Vital Spirit (Japanese: やるき Willingness) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twelve Pokémon have this Ability. It is one of two Abilities that prevent sleeping (the other is Insomnia).
Vital Spirit prevents sleep. If a Pokémon with Vital Spirit uses Rest, it will automatically fail.
Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Vital Spirit is leading the party, the chance of encountering a higher-leveled wild Pokémon increase by 50%.
In Generation V, Vital Spirit also prevents a Pokémon from visiting the Dream World.
Pokémon with Vital Spirit
In the anime
- Delibird is the only dual-type Pokémon that can have Vital Spirit as its Ability.
- Vital Spirit is the only variation of Water Veil that has been seen in the anime so far.
In other languages