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- Trace redirects here. For the anime character who sometimes goes by this nickname, see Tracey Sketchit.
Trace (Japanese: トレース Trace) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Six Pokémon can have this Ability.
Trace copies the Ability of the current opponent. Trace cannot copy Trace, Multitype, Illusion, Flower Gift, Imposter, or Stance Change; however, Trace can copy Wonder Guard. In a Double Battle, Trace will randomly copy either opponent's Ability. In a Triple Battle, Trace will randomly copy the Ability of any adjacent foe.
If all opponents have Abilities that cannot be traced, then Trace will activate when next exposed to a Pokémon that has a traceable Ability.
In Generation VI, during Horde Encounters, Trace will copy the ability of a random Pokémon.
Outside of battle
Trace has no effect outside of battle.
Trace is only activated when the Pokémon is attacked, and one Ability chosen at random is copied.
Pokémon with Trace
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