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Talk:Anticipation (ability)

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Merge with English name Anticipation please. Zurqoxn 08:13, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Shudder? What does it mean exactly?

TheBlazikenMaster 15:37, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

There is just a message saying "Croagunk shuddered with anticipation!"DCM 15:41, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
To shudder is along the lines of shaking in fear. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 17:09, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
I know what shudder means, but how exactly does it affect the game? TheBlazikenMaster 02:46, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
It's...just a warning. I don't really understand what you're trying to ask.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 02:55, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Just a warning, aha, I get it now. TheBlazikenMaster 02:57, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

when a pokemon shudders it means the opposing pokemon has a move thats super effective against the pokemon that has the anticipation ability. - unsigned comment from Happizelpom (talkcontribs)

Not necessarily super effective. Just something that would have high power (Explosion for instance).--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 04:29, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

When your Pokémon shudders, it means that the opponent has either: A) An attack that's super-effective against your Pokémon's type(s) (example: Your Toxicroak shudders if the opponent has a Psychic-, Flying-, or Ground-type attack; B) Either Explosion or Selfdestruct; or C) A 1-hit KO move (Sheer Cold, Guillotine, Fissure, Horn Drill). - unsigned comment from Diachronos (talkcontribs)

Of course, there's no way to know for sure what your Pokémon's shuddering is caused by until it happens, so it's pretty much a "This guy's gonna kick my ***" warning. Diachronos 17:21, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
The question is, does it count even non-damaging moves, say, Rest? TTEchidna 17:42, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
No, I'm pretty sure it only applies to moves that cause damage. Diachronos 17:34, 26 September 2008 (UTC)


Look at the trivia section on Absol's page. Should we add this to the Anticipation article? --Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi 18:52, 18 October 2009 (UTC) Kimori-Hinoarashi

Double effective

Should it be noted that all Pokemon that can have this normally (ie, not Eevee, since that's hidden) all have a double weakness? Barboach/Whiscash have 4x weakness to Grass, Wormadam (in plant or trash cloaks, I suppose) have 4x against Fire, and Croagunk/Toxicroak have 4x against Psychic. --Aescula 02:16, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

"Potential to one-hit-knockout"

Why are Counter, Metal Burst, and Mirror Coat mentioned as "having the potential to one-hit knockout the opposing Pokemon"? Especially as they do numeric amounts of damage, instead of handling by percents. I mean, have you ever gone back to Route 1 (or equivalent) with your E4-beating, L.75 starter? All damaging moves have the "Potential" to one-hit a Pokemon. Well, except Super Fang, I suppose. Point is, what makes those three moves so special?--Aescula (talk) 11:04, 22 August 2012 (UTC)