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Competitive (Ability)

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Competitive かちき
Determined Spirit
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Generation VI
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat when a stat is lowered.

Competitive (Japanese: かちき Determined Spirit) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. Eight Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

Competitive raises the user's Special Attack stat by two stages for each stat lowered by an opponent, including the Special Attack stat, even if reduced by Abilities, like Intimidate. This does not include self-induced stat drops like those from Close Combat. Competitive will not activate if the user's stat is lowered by an ally in Double and Triple Battles.

Outside of battle

Competitive has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Competitive

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Friend Guard
Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Frisk
Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Friend Guard
Milotic Milotic Water Water Marvel Scale Competitive Cute Charm
Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic Frisk Competitive Shadow Tag
Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic Frisk Competitive Shadow Tag
Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic Frisk Competitive Shadow Tag
Meowstic Meowstic
Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Competitive
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
France Flag.png French Battant
Germany Flag.png German Unbeugsamkeit
Italy Flag.png Italian Tenacia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 승기 Seunggi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tenacidad

Variations of the Ability Defiant

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