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Defeatist (Ability)

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Defeatist よわき
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Generation V
Lowers stats when HP becomes half or less.
Generation VI
Lowers stats when HP becomes half or less.

Defeatist (Japanese: よわき Timid) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. It is the signature Ability of Archen and Archeops.


In battle

Defeatist halves the user's Attack and Special Attack stat when its HP is at or less than half of its maximum.

Outside of battle

Defeatist has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Defeatist

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Archen Archen Rock Flying Defeatist None None
Archeops Archeops Rock Flying Defeatist None None
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 Défaitiste
Germany Flag.png German Schwächling
Italy Flag.png Italian Sconforto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무기력 Mugiryeok
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Derrotável
Spain Flag.png Spanish Flaqueza

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