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Stall (Ability)

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Stall あとだし
Going After
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Generation IV
The Pokémon moves after even slower foes.
Generation V
The Pokémon moves after all other Pokémon do.
Generation VI
The Pokémon moves after all other Pokémon do.

Stall (Japanese: あとだし Going After) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature Ability of Sableye.

Effect

In battle

Stall causes a Pokémon with this Ability to move last within its priority bracket. Therefore, a Pokémon with this Ability will move after other Pokémon using moves with the same or higher priority during a turn of a battle. Increased priority moves will always go first, whether or not the move is used by the Pokémon with Stall. If another Pokémon uses a decreased priority move, it will go after the Pokémon with Stall.

Pokémon holding the items Lagging Tail or Full Incense will move after a Pokémon with Stall, assuming they use moves of the same priority. If a Pokémon with Stall holds Lagging Tail or Full Incense, the item takes effect and Stall is ignored. The item Quick Claw can also still activate when held by a Pokémon with Stall and causes the Pokémon to move first, overriding Stall.

Stall's effect is not affected by Trick Room.

When two Pokémon with Stall are in the same battle and use moves in the same priority bracket, the Pokémon with the lower Speed stat will move first.

Outside of battle

Stall has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness

A Pokémon with Stall only attacks foes that are directly in front of them. This does not affect leaders.

Pokémon with Stall

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye Stall Prankster
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 慢出 Mànchū
France Flag.png French Frein
Germany Flag.png German Zeitspiel
Italy Flag.png Italian Rallentatore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시간벌기 Sigan Beolgi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Paciência
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rezagado


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