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| Mold Breaker
| Generation VI
| Moves can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.
Mold Breaker (Japanese: かたやぶり Mold-Breaking) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Eighteen Pokémon can have this Ability.
Mold Breaker ignores the effects of Abilities that could potentially weaken or negate moves (or side-effects of moves) that its user executes; for example, a Pokémon with Mold Breaker can hit opponents that possess Levitate by using Earthquake. Mold Breaker applies regardless of target Pokémon, but only to moves executed by its user (so if two Pokemon in a double battle both know Earthquake, only the Pokémon with Mold Breaker can hit a Levitating opponent).
Unlike Gastro Acid, which completely negates a target's Ability, the opponents' Abilities otherwise remain in effect: Abilities that protect against status ailments (Immunity, Insomnia, etc.) will not protect the Pokémon from receiving the status ailment, but (with the exception of Leaf Guard) will immediately cure it of the status inflicted. Abilities that draw attacks to the user, such as Lightningrod and Storm Drain, will still divert attacks in double or triple battles regardless of Mold Breaker, but will not prevent the attacks from landing (or landing with 100% accuracy) or inflicting damage on the Pokémon.
In Generation IV, when a Pokémon with Mold Breaker is brought out, the message "<name> has Mold Breaker!" is displayed. In Generation V onwards, when a Pokémon with Mold Breaker is brought out, the message "<name> breaks the mold!" is displayed.
Mold Breaker ignores the following Abilities, even in situations where the Ability could boost the power of a move (such as using Low Kick on a Pokemon with Heavy Metal):
| Generation IV onwards
|| Battle Armor, Clear Body, Damp, Dry Skin, Filter, Flash Fire, Flower Gift, Heatproof, Hyper Cutter, Immunity, Inner Focus, Insomnia, Keen Eye, Leaf Guard, Levitate, Lightning Rod, Limber, Magma Armor, Marvel Scale, Motor Drive, Oblivious, Own Tempo, Sand Veil, Shell Armor, Shield Dust, Simple, Snow Cloak, Solid Rock, Soundproof, Sticky Hold, Storm Drain, Sturdy, Suction Cups, Tangled Feet, Thick Fat, Unaware, Vital Spirit, Volt Absorb, Water Absorb, Water Veil, White Smoke, Wonder Guard
| Generation V onwards
|| Big Pecks, Contrary, Friend Guard, Heavy Metal, Light Metal, Magic Bounce, Multiscale, Sap Sipper, Telepathy, Wonder Skin
| Generation VI
|| Aroma Veil, Bulletproof, Flower Veil, Fur Coat, Sweet Veil
Outside of battle
Mold Breaker has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Mold Breaker
In the anime
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