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Filter (Ability)

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Filter フィルター
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Generation IV
Powers down super-effective moves.
Generation V
Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.
Generation VI
Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.

Filter (Japanese: フィルター Filter) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Three Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation VI, it was the signature Ability of Mime Jr. and Mr. Mime.


In battle

Filter reduces super effective damage by ¼. A move that would deal 2× damage will instead deal 1.5× damage, and a move that would deal 4× will instead deal 3×.

Outside of battle

Filter has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Filter

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
Aggron Aggron
Mega Aggron
Steel Steel Filter None None
Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
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
Mandarin Chinese 過濾 Guòlǜ
France Flag.png French Filtre
Germany Flag.png German Filter
Italy Flag.png Italian Filtro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 필터 Filter
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Filtragem
Spain Flag.png Spanish Filtro

Variations of the Ability Solid Rock
Solid RockFilter
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