Download (Ability)

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Download ダウンロード
Download
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Generation IV
Adjusts power according to the foe's ability.
Generation V
Adjusts power according to a foe's defenses.
Generation VI
Adjusts power based on an opposing Pokémon's stats.
Generation VII
Compares an opposing Pokémon's Defense and Sp. Def stats before raising its own Attack or Sp. Atk stat—whichever will be more effective.

Download (Japanese: ダウンロード Download) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Porygon's evolutionary line.

Effect

In battle

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Reason: Does it take into account non-adjacent Pokémon's defensive stats in Triple Battles? How does it work in Battle Royals?
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Download raises either the Attack stat or Special Attack stat by one stage depending on the foe's lowest current defensive stat: it will raise Attack if the foe's current Defense is lower than its current Special Defense stat, and Special Attack otherwise.

For determining which of the foe's defensive stat is lower, Download takes into account stat stages and the effect of Power Trick; however, it does not consider the effects of held items, Abilities such as Marvel Scale, or Wonder Room. In case of a tie between the foe's Defense and Special Defense, Download increases Special Attack.

During a Double Battle, Download will add the two opposing Pokémon's stats and calculate the lower stat between both.

Outside of battle

Download has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Download

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Porygon Porygon Normal Normal Trace Download Analytic
Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal Trace Download Analytic
Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal Adaptability Download Analytic
Genesect Genesect Bug Steel Download None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

Trivia

  • All Pokémon who have this Ability were either engineered or modified by humans.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 下載 Hahjoi
Mandarin 下載 / 下载 Xiàzài
France Flag.png French Télécharge
Germany Flag.png German Download
Italy Flag.png Italian Download
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다운로드 Download
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Download
Spain Flag.png Spanish Descarga


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