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Zen Mode (Ability)

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Zen Mode ダルマモード
Daruma Mode
Flavor text
Generation V
Changes the Pokémon's shape when HP is halved.
Generation VI
Currently unknown

Zen Mode (Japanese: ダルマモード Daruma Mode) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Darmanitan is the only Pokémon that can have this Ability, which allows it to change form.


In battle

When Darmanitan's HP drops to below half, it will change into its Zen Mode at the end of the turn. If it loses its Ability, or recovers HP to above half while in its Zen Mode, it will change back to its Standard Mode. This Ability only works on Darmanitan, even if it is copied by Role Play, Entrainment, or Trace, or swapped with Skill Swap.

Outside of battle

Zen Mode has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Zen Mode

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire Sheer Force None Zen Mode
Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Psychic None None Zen Mode
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 anime

Darmanitan Zen Mode.png Bianca father Darmanitan Zen Mode.png Darmanitan Zen Mode BW053.png None.png
Darmanitan Bianca's father's Darmanitan Unnamed Trainer's Darmanitan
Changes the Pokémon's shape when HP is halved.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
555Z Darmanitan When Darmanitan comes out of Zen Mode, flames form on its eyebrows and its body changes instantly back to Standard Mode, or Darmanitan's body becomes surrounded in red-yellow flames and it changes back into Standard Mode.
A wild Darmanitan Saving Darmanitan From the Bell! Debut
Bianca's father's Red Flash Darmanitan Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! None
Unknown Trainer's three Darmanitan A Maractus Musical! None

In the manga

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 不倒翁模式 Bùdǎowēng Móshì
Finland Flag.png Finnish Zen-tila
France Flag.png French Mode Transe
Germany Flag.png German Trance-Modus
Italy Flag.png Italian Stato Zen
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Modo Zen
Spain Flag.png Spanish Modo Daruma


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