Zen Mode (Ability)

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Zen Mode ダルマモード
Daruma Mode
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Generation V
Changes the Pokémon's shape when HP is halved.
Generation VI
Changes the Pokémon's shape when HP is half or less.
Generation VII
Changes the Pokémon's shape when HP is half or less.

Zen Mode (Japanese: ダルマモード Daruma Mode) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. It is the signature Ability of Darmanitan and allows it to change form. It is exclusively obtained as a Hidden Ability.

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Effect

In battle

At the start of battle or at the end of a turn, if the HP of a Standard Mode Darmanitan with the Ability Zen Mode is below half, it will change into its Zen Mode. At the end of a turn, if the HP of a Zen Mode Darmanitan with the Ability Zen Mode is above half, it will change into its Standard Mode. Darmanitan is always in Standard Mode outside of battle.

In Standard Mode, Darmanitan is Fire-type. In Zen Mode, Darmanitan is Fire/Psychic-type.

If Darmanitan loses Zen Mode or Zen Mode is suppressed with Gastro Acid, it will revert to its Standard Mode and not be able to change form. If Darmanitan gains Zen Mode, at the end of the turn it will change form if its HP is below half.

Only Darmanitan can change form with Zen Mode, even if another Pokémon gains it via Skill Swap or Transform. Role Play fails if the target has the Ability Zen Mode. Entrainment fails if the user has the Ability Zen Mode. Zen Mode cannot be copied by Trace, Power of Alchemy, or Receiver.

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
Standard Mode
Fire Fire Sheer Force None Zen Mode
Darmanitan Darmanitan
Zen Mode
Fire Psychic None None Zen Mode
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In the anime

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Darmanitan Zen Mode transformation.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 Darmanitan's body turns into a stone-like statue that turns it into a part Psychic-type. When Darmanitan turns back to normal, its eyebrows become covered in flames 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 the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 達摩模式 Daahtmō Mòuhsīk *
不倒翁模式 Bātdóuyūng Mòuhsīk *
Mandarin 達摩模式 / 达摩模式 Dámó Móshì *
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
South Korea Flag.png Korean 달마모드 Dalma Mode
Poland Flag.png Polish Tryb Zen
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Modo Zen
Spain Flag.png Spanish Modo Daruma


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