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Unnerve (Ability)

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Unnerve きんちょうかん
Tension
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Generation V
Makes the foe nervous and unable to eat Berries.
Generation VI
Unnerves opposing Pokémon and makes them unable to eat Berries.

Unnerve (Japanese: きんちょうかん Tension) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Nineteen Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Unnerve causes the opponent to be unable to eat its own held Berry.

In Mystery Dungeon, it also prevents the opponent from eating seeds.

Outside of battle

Unnerve has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Unnerve

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Ekans Ekans Poison Poison Intimidate Shed Skin Unnerve
Arbok Arbok Poison Poison Intimidate Shed Skin Unnerve
Meowth Meowth Normal Normal Pickup Technician Unnerve
Persian Persian Normal Normal Limber Technician Unnerve
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying Rock Head Pressure Unnerve
Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic Pressure None Unnerve
Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal Guts Quick Feet Unnerve
Houndour Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird Flash Fire Unnerve
Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire Early Bird Flash Fire Unnerve
Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark Sand Stream None Unnerve
Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying Intimidate None Unnerve
Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying Pressure None Unnerve
Joltik Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes Unnerve Swarm
Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric Compound Eyes Unnerve Swarm
Axew Axew Dragon Dragon Rivalry Mold Breaker Unnerve
Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon Rivalry Mold Breaker Unnerve
Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon Rivalry Mold Breaker Unnerve
Litleo Litleo Fire Normal Rivalry Unnerve Moxie
Pyroar Pyroar Fire Normal Rivalry Unnerve Moxie
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
France Flag.png French Tension
Germany Flag.png German Anspannung
Italy Flag.png Italian Agitazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 긴장감 Ginjanggam
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Nervosismo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nerviosismo


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