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Justified (Ability)

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Justified せいぎのこころ
Heart of Justice
Flavor text
Generation V
Raises Attack when hit by a Dark-type move.
Generation VI
Boosts the Attack stat when it's hit by a Dark-type move.

Justified (Japanese: せいぎのこころ Heart of Justice) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Nine Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

Justified will raise the user's Attack stat by one stage when hit by a Dark-type attack. Unlike similar Abilities, no immunity is granted. Justified will raise Attack one level for each hit of a multi-strike move like Beat Up.

Outside of battle

Justified has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Justified

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
Absol Absol Dark Dark Pressure Super Luck Justified
Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel Steadfast Inner Focus Justified
Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting Steadfast None Justified
Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting Justified None None
Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting Justified None None
Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting Justified None None
Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting Justified 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
Mandarin Chinese 正義之心 Zhèngyì-zhī Xīn
France Flag.png French Cœur Noble
Germany Flag.png German Redlichkeit
Italy Flag.png Italian Giustizia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 정의의마음 Jeong'ui-yi Ma'eum
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Justiceiro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Justiciero

Variations of the Ability Justified
JustifiedLightning RodMotor DriveRattledSap SipperStorm Drain

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