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Moody (Ability)

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Moody ムラっけ
Sudden Impulse
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Generation V
Raises one stat and lowers another.
Generation VI
Raises one stat and lowers another.

Moody (Japanese: ムラっけ Sudden Impulse) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability. This Ability is exclusively obtained as a Hidden Ability.


In battle

At the end of each turn, Moody raises one of the stats of the Pokémon with this Ability by two stages (at random), then decreases another stat by one stage (at random). It can select accuracy and evasion.

Moody will not attempt to lower a stat that is already at -6 or attempt to increase a stat that is already at +6. Moody will not select the same stat to lower as it raised.

Outside of battle

Moody has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Moody

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Remoraid Remoraid Water Water Hustle Sniper Moody
Octillery Octillery Water Water Suction Cups Sniper Moody
Smeargle Smeargle Normal Normal Own Tempo Technician Moody
Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice Inner Focus Ice Body Moody
Glalie Glalie Ice Ice Inner Focus Ice Body Moody
Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal Simple Unaware Moody
Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water Simple Unaware Moody
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
France Flag.png French Lunatique
Germany Flag.png German Gefühlswippe
Italy Flag.png Italian Altalena
South Korea Flag.png Korean 변덕쟁이 Byeondeokjaeng-i
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Mal-Humor
Spain Flag.png Spanish Veleta

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