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| Generation V
| It transforms itself into the Pokémon it is facing.
| Generation VI
| The Pokémon transforms itself into the Pokémon it's facing.
Imposter (Japanese: かわりもの Changer) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. It is the signature Ability of Ditto, and only available as a Hidden Ability.
As soon as the user comes into battle, it transforms into its opponent. Imposter copies the target's appearance, cry, moves (which all have 5 PP), Ability, stats (except HP), stat changes (but not stat multipliers such as with Choice Specs), weight, and Mega Evolution or form (regardless of held item). Imposter does not copy its opponent's IVs (for the purpose of Hidden Power) or gender.
Imposter will not activate if the opponent is transformed, disguised, or behind a substitute. Imposter only activates when the Pokémon that has it is sent out; if it fails to transform into an opponent, it will not activate unless the Pokémon with Imposter is withdrawn and sent out again.
If a Pokémon's original Ability is Imposter and uses Transform, it will also copy the target's Ability.
In Double and Triple Battles, Imposter will copy the opponent in the position directly opposite it. If there is no opponent directly opposite to it, it will not transform.
Outside of battle
Imposter has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Imposter
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| 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.
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