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Technician (Ability)

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Technician テクニシャン
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Generation IV
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation V
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation VI
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.

Technician (Japanese: テクニシャン Technician) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Fourteen Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

Technician increases the power of moves which have a power of 60 or less by 1.5×.

For moves with variable power, Technician will only apply if the power is 60 or less when used. Thus, Pursuit will not get a Technician boost if the opposing Pokémon switches and Pursuit's power doubles to 80, and Low Kick and Grass Knot will only get a Technician boost if the target's weight is 49.9 kg or less. Similarly, if a move like Avalanche is used by a Pokémon previously damaged in the same turn, which doubles Avalanche's power to 120, then Technician will not be applied.

The effect does not apply to confusion damage, which remains at a power of 40.

Outside of battle

Technician has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Technician

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Meowth Meowth Normal Normal Pickup Technician Unnerve
Persian Persian Normal Normal Limber Technician Unnerve
Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
Scyther Scyther Bug Flying Swarm Technician Steadfast
Scizor Scizor Bug Steel Swarm Technician Light Metal
Scizor Scizor
Mega Scizor
Bug Steel Technician None None
Smeargle Smeargle Normal Normal Own Tempo Technician Moody
Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting Intimidate Technician Steadfast
Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting Effect Spore Poison Heal Technician
Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug Swarm None Technician
Roserade Roserade Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Technician
Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal Technician Pickup Skill Link
Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
Minccino Minccino Normal Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
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 技術員 Jìshùyuán
France Flag.png French Technicien
Germany Flag.png German Techniker
Italy Flag.png Italian Tecnico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 테크니션 Technician
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Técnica
Spain Flag.png Spanish Experto

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