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Adaptability (Ability)

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Adaptability てきおうりょく
Adaptable Power
Flavor text
Generation IV
Powers up moves of the same type.
Generation V
Powers up moves of the same type.
Generation VI
Powers up moves of the same type as the Pokémon.

Adaptability (Japanese: てきおうりょく Adaptability) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Ten Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

Adaptability increases STAB from 1.5× to 2×.

Outside of battle

Adaptability has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Adaptability

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Beedrill Beedrill
Mega Beedrill
Bug Poison Adaptability None None
Eevee Eevee Normal Normal Run Away Adaptability Anticipation
Corphish Corphish Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
Feebas Feebas Water Water Swift Swim Oblivious Adaptability
Lucario Lucario
Mega Lucario
Fighting Steel Adaptability None None
Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal Adaptability Download Analytic
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped Form
Water Water Reckless Adaptability Mold Breaker
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped Form
Water Water Rock Head Adaptability Mold Breaker
Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water Poison Point Poison Touch Adaptability
Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon Poison Point Poison Touch Adaptability
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 other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 適應力 Shìyìng-lì
France Flag.png French Adaptabilité
Germany Flag.png German Anpassung
Greece Flag.png Greek Προσαρμογή
Italy Flag.png Italian Adattabilità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 적응력 Jeok'eungryeok
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Adaptabilidade
Spain Flag.png Spanish Adaptable

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