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Insomnia (Ability)

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Insomnia ふみん
Insomnia
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents sleep.
Generation IV
Prevents the Pokémon from falling asleep.
Generation V
Prevents the Pokémon from falling asleep.
Generation VI
Prevents the Pokémon from falling asleep.

Insomnia (Japanese: ふみん Insomnia) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Fourteen Pokémon can have this Ability. It is one of three Abilities that prevent sleeping, the others being Vital Spirit and Sweet Veil.

Effect

In battle

Insomnia prevents the Pokémon from being afflicted by sleep and Yawn. Rest will fail when used by the Pokémon.

A Pokémon with this Ability will wake up if it is asleep in battle (such as if it gains the Ability outside of battle or by an effect like Skill Swap, or is put to sleep by a Pokémon with an Ability like Mold Breaker). If the Pokémon is holding a Chesto Berry or a Lum Berry, it will be eaten before Insomnia wakes up the Pokémon.

If a Pokémon with this Ability is drowsy due to Yawn, when it would fall asleep the Ability activates and keeps it awake.

Outside of battle

If a sleeping Pokémon gains Insomnia by evolution or the Ability Capsule, it will not wake up until sent into battle. Pokémon with Insomnia will not be put to sleep by the Gentleman's Kirlia in the Battle Pike nor the Battle Arcade's game board.

Pokémon with Insomnia

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic Insomnia Forewarn Inner Focus
Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic Insomnia Forewarn Inner Focus
Mewtwo Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo Y
Psychic Psychic Insomnia None None
Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia Keen Eye Tinted Lens
Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying Insomnia Keen Eye Tinted Lens
Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm Insomnia Sniper
Ariados Ariados Bug Poison Swarm Insomnia Sniper
Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia Super Luck Prankster
Delibird Delibird Ice Flying Vital Spirit Hustle Insomnia
Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost Insomnia Frisk Cursed Body
Banette Banette Ghost Ghost Insomnia Frisk Cursed Body
Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying Insomnia Super Luck Moxie
Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass Pickup Frisk Insomnia
Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass Pickup Frisk Insomnia
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.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Insomnia

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Humanoid Humanoid Normal Normal Insomnia 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 the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 失眠 Shī​mián​
France Flag.png French Insomnia
Germany Flag.png German Insomnia
Italy Flag.png Italian Insonnia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불면 Bulmyeon
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Insônia
Spain Flag.png Spanish Insomnio


Variations of the Ability Limber
LimberObliviousInsomniaImmunityOwn TempoInner FocusMagma ArmorWater VeilVital Spirit


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