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| Danger Premonition
Anticipation (Japanese: きけんよち Danger Premonition) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability.
When a Pokémon with Anticipation enters the battle or a Pokémon gains the Ability Anticipation, it causes the Pokémon to "shudder" if any opponent has a damaging move that is super-effective against the Pokémon with Anticipation, a one-hit knockout move, or Selfdestruct or Explosion.
Hidden Power, Judgment, Weather Ball, and Natural Gift are treated as Normal-type moves. Counter, Metal Burst, and Mirror Coat do not trigger Anticipation.
Generation V onward
The moves Selfdestruct and Explosion no longer trigger Anticipation by default (although they can still trigger it in Inverse Battles, if the Pokémon is weak to Normal-type moves).
Counter, Metal Burst, and Mirror Coat are counted as attacking moves of their types, so can trigger Anticipation. Techno Blast is treated as a Normal-type move.
Outside of battle
Anticipation has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, a Pokémon detects super-effective moves by hitting the opponent with a regular attack.
Pokémon with Anticipation
In the anime
| The user predicts the movement of a stronger opponent.
|| First Used In
|| Croagunk can sense when a strong opponent is nearby. It can also sense the opponent inside its own Poké Ball.
| Brock's Croagunk
|| Losing Its Lustrous!
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other languages