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Mist (Japanese: しろいきり White Mist) is a non-damaging Ice-type move introduced in Generation I.
It appears to be a stat protecting counterpart to Haze, as the type, PP, and Japanese names are the same or very similar. They are also usually learned at the same level.
Mist protects the user from stat modifications inflicted by the opponent until it switches out. Moves used by the opponent that only cause a stat change, such as Growl or Kinesis, will fail; moves that deal damage and lower an opponent's stat, such as Rock Smash and Psychic, still do damage but do not decrease stats.
Mist does not remove any stat modifiers already in effect, does not prevent the stat modifications associated with burn and paralysis, and does not prevent the user or allied Pokémon from lowering their own stats. The effect of Mist can be removed by Haze.
Mist will fail if it is already under effect. Mist does not stack with the effect of Guard Spec.
Haze can no longer remove the effect of Mist. The effect can be passed with Baton Pass.
Generation III and on
Mist now affects the user's team rather than specifically the user, and fades away after five turns; it is unaffected by switching. The team is also protected from Abilities that lower stats such as Intimidate.
The effect of Mist can be removed by Defog.
|| Provides full protection against any enemy status attack, such as those that lower Defense.
|| Provides full protection against any enemy status attack.
|| Prevents stat reduction.
|| Creates a mist that stops reduction of abilities.
|| The ally party is protected by a mist that prevents stat reductions.
|| The user gains the Mist status. It prevents Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, Accuracy, and Evasion from being reduced.
| The user cloaks its body with a white mist that prevents any of its stats from being cut for five turns.
|| The user cloaks itself and its allies in a white mist that prevents any of their stats from being lowered for five turns.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The user creates a barrier out of specks of ice.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Lapras's pupils disappear and a thick mist forms around it.
| Evan's Lapras
|| Lapras Lazily
In the Pokémon Zensho manga
In other generations
- Guard Spec. has the same effect as Mist, and it will even say "the ally was shrouded in mist."
- In Pokémon Yellow, Vaporeon is programmed to learn both Haze and Mist at level 42; however, a bug prevents a Pokémon from learning two moves at the same level, so Vaporeon cannot learn Mist in Yellow.
In other languages