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Chlorophyll (Ability)

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Chlorophyll ようりょくそ
Chlorophyll
Flavor text
Generation III
Raise Speed in sunshine.
Generation IV
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed in sunshine.
Generation V
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed in sunshine.
Generation VI
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed stat in sunshine.

Chlorophyll (Japanese: ようりょくそ Chlorophyll) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Thirty-five Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which are Grass types.

Effect

In battle

During sunny weather, the Speed stat of Pokémon with this Ability doubles. This effect lasts until the sunny weather ends.

Outside of battle

Chlorophyll has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, a Pokémon can use an attack twice in one turn, using only one PP, in sunshine.

Pokémon with Chlorophyll

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison Overgrow None Chlorophyll
Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison Overgrow None Chlorophyll
Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison Overgrow None Chlorophyll
Oddish Oddish Grass Poison Chlorophyll None Run Away
Gloom Gloom Grass Poison Chlorophyll None Stench
Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison Chlorophyll None Effect Spore
Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison Chlorophyll None Gluttony
Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison Chlorophyll None Gluttony
Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison Chlorophyll None Gluttony
Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic Chlorophyll None Harvest
Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic Chlorophyll None Harvest
Tangela Tangela Grass Grass Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Regenerator
Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass Chlorophyll None Healer
Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Infiltrator
Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Infiltrator
Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Infiltrator
Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass Chlorophyll Solar Power Early Bird
Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass Chlorophyll Solar Power Early Bird
Seedot Seedot Grass Grass Chlorophyll Early Bird Pickpocket
Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark Chlorophyll Early Bird Pickpocket
Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark Chlorophyll Early Bird Pickpocket
Tropius Tropius Grass Flying Chlorophyll Solar Power Harvest
Cherubi Cherubi Grass Grass Chlorophyll None None
Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Regenerator
Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass Leaf Guard None Chlorophyll
Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm Chlorophyll Overcoat
Swadloon Swadloon Bug Grass Leaf Guard Chlorophyll Overcoat
Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass Swarm Chlorophyll Overcoat
Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster Infiltrator Chlorophyll
Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy Prankster Infiltrator Chlorophyll
Petilil Petilil Grass Grass Chlorophyll Own Tempo Leaf Guard
Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass Chlorophyll Own Tempo Leaf Guard
Maractus Maractus Grass Grass Water Absorb Chlorophyll Storm Drain
Deerling Deerling Normal Grass Chlorophyll Sap Sipper Serene Grace
Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass Chlorophyll Sap Sipper Serene Grace
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

None.png Gardenia Cherubi Chlorophyll.png None.png None.png
Cherubi
The user can move faster than usual when the sunlight is bright.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
420 Cherubi When the sunlight is bright, Cherubi can move faster than usual.
Gardenia's Cherubi The Grass Menagerie! Debut

Trivia

  • Every Pokémon with this Ability is weak to damage-dealing Fire-type moves, which have increased power under intense sunlight.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 葉綠素 Yèlǜsù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Chlorofyl
Finland Flag.png Finnish Yhteytys
France Flag.png French Chlorophylle*
Chlorophyle*
Germany Flag.png German Chlorophyll
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Klorofil
Italy Flag.png Italian Clorofilla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 엽록소 Yeoprokso
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Clorofila
Romania Flag.png Romanian Clorofila
Spain Flag.png Spanish Clorofila


Variations of the Ability Chlorophyll
ChlorophyllSwift SwimSand Rush
Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand Rush


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