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Pressure (Ability)

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Pressure プレッシャー
Pressure
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Generation III
Raises foe's PP usage.
Generation IV
The Pokémon raises the foe's PP usage.
Generation V
The Pokémon raises the foe's PP usage.
Generation VI
The Pokémon raises opposing Pokémon's PP usage.

Pressure (Japanese: プレッシャー Pressure) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twenty-five Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Generation III

When a Pokémon with Pressure is targeted by a foe's move, one additional PP is deducted upon execution. Consequently, extra PP is deducted even if the foe's move misses, has multiple targets, or is rendered ineffective due to immunity. Pressure applies to allies targeting the Pokémon.

If the move of a Pokémon targets several foes with Pressure, one additional PP will be deducted for each one.

Generation IV

The presence of Pressure is broadcast with the message "<name> is exerting its Pressure!"

This Ability is not affected by Mold Breaker.

Generation V

Pokémon no longer have PP deducted by allies with Pressure.

This Ability is not affected by Teravolt or Turboblaze.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Pressure is leading the party, then Pressure increases the chance of battling a higher-leveled wild Pokémon by 50%. It shares this effect with Hustle and Vital Spirit.

Pokémon with Pressure

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying Rock Head Pressure Unnerve
Articuno Articuno Ice Flying Pressure None Snow Cloak
Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure None Static
Moltres Moltres Fire Flying Pressure None Flame Body
Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic Pressure None Unnerve
Raikou Raikou Electric Electric Pressure None Volt Absorb
Entei Entei Fire Fire Pressure None Flash Fire
Suicune Suicune Water Water Pressure None Water Absorb
Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying Pressure None Multiscale
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying Pressure None Regenerator
Wailmer Wailmer Water Water Water Veil Oblivious Pressure
Wailord Wailord Water Water Water Veil Oblivious Pressure
Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost Pressure None Frisk
Absol Absol Dark Dark Pressure Super Luck Justified
Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic Psychic Pressure None None
Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic Psychic Pressure None None
Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic Pressure None None
Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic Pressure None None
Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying Pressure None Unnerve
Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark Pressure None Infiltrator
Weavile Weavile Dark Ice Pressure None Pickpocket
Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost Pressure None Frisk
Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Palkia Palkia Water Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant Inner Focus Pressure
Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel Defiant Inner Focus Pressure
Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice Pressure 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.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Pressure

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Monster Monster Dark Dark Pressure 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 anime

Mewtwo was confirmed to have Pressure on the official Pokémon website, even though it was never demonstrated or mentioned in the anime.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 氣壓 Qìyā
France Flag.png French Pression
Germany Flag.png German Erzwinger
Italy Flag.png Italian Pressione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프레셔 Pressure
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Pressão
Spain Flag.png Spanish Presión


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