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(In battle: Not sure why Leftovers is special.)
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==Effect==
 
==Effect==
 
===In battle===
 
===In battle===
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Immediately after an ally's item is consumed, Symbiosis passes along the user's item. An {{DL|In-battle effect item|Air Balloon}} popping will trigger Symbiosis. Symbiosis can pass an item to a non-adjacent ally in a Triple Battle.
 
Immediately after an ally's item is consumed, Symbiosis passes along the user's item. An {{DL|In-battle effect item|Air Balloon}} popping will trigger Symbiosis. Symbiosis can pass an item to a non-adjacent ally in a Triple Battle.
   
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If a [[Gem]] was consumed in response to the start of a move and the item received through Symbiosis would normally affect the power of the triggering move, then the item's effect will be applied immediately; however, if a [[Plate]] or [[Drive]] is given to a Pokémon using {{m|Judgment}} or {{m|Techno Blast}} after consuming a Gem, the move's type will not change. If a [[Gem]] was consumed in response to the start of a move and the item received through Symbiosis is another Gem, it will not also consume the new Gem. If a [[Power Herb]] was consumed to use a move and the item received through Symbiosis is an appropriate Gem, the Gem will be immediately consumed. If a consumable item is received through Symbiosis and the Pokémon can currently consume it, it will use it immediately.
 
If a [[Gem]] was consumed in response to the start of a move and the item received through Symbiosis would normally affect the power of the triggering move, then the item's effect will be applied immediately; however, if a [[Plate]] or [[Drive]] is given to a Pokémon using {{m|Judgment}} or {{m|Techno Blast}} after consuming a Gem, the move's type will not change. If a [[Gem]] was consumed in response to the start of a move and the item received through Symbiosis is another Gem, it will not also consume the new Gem. If a [[Power Herb]] was consumed to use a move and the item received through Symbiosis is an appropriate Gem, the Gem will be immediately consumed. If a consumable item is received through Symbiosis and the Pokémon can currently consume it, it will use it immediately.
   
If a type-resist Berry is consumed in response to an attack, Symbiosis will not activate after the damage is dealt. If an item is consumed using Fling or Natural Gift, Symbiosis will not activate until after the damage is dealt.
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If a type-resist Berry is consumed in response to an attack, Symbiosis will not activate after the damage is dealt. If an item is consumed using Fling or Natural Gift, Symbiosis will not activate until after the damage is dealt. If multiple Pokémon are hit by a move that would activate more than one of their held items, the Pokémon with the
   
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Symbiosis cannot transfer a [[Mega Stone]] to or from a Pokémon that can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] with it, a {{DL|Timespace orbs|Griseous Orb}} to or from {{p|Giratina}}, a [[Drive]] to or from {{p|Genesect}}, or a Plate to a Pokémon with {{a|Multitype}}.
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===Eject Button===
 
If an {{DL|In-battle effect item|Eject Button}} is consumed, Symbiosis will activate and transfer an item to it after it switches out but before the replacement is sent out. Any item transferred in response to an Eject Button activating cannot be activated at this time.
 
If an {{DL|In-battle effect item|Eject Button}} is consumed, Symbiosis will activate and transfer an item to it after it switches out but before the replacement is sent out. Any item transferred in response to an Eject Button activating cannot be activated at this time.
   
Symbiosis cannot transfer a [[Mega Stone]] to or from a Pokémon that can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] with it, a {{DL|Timespace orbs|Griseous Orb}} to or from {{p|Giratina}}, a [[Drive]] to or from {{p|Genesect}}, or a Plate to a Pokémon with {{a|Multitype}}.
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When the Pokémon that was switched out by the Eject Button is switched in again, until it is switched out, if its item is activated its effect will be applied twice. If the Pokémon's item is removed or moved to another Pokémon, the item behaves as normal (i.e. it only applies once).
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*[[Black Sludge]] will hurt or heal the holder twice per turn (the item activation animation will display each time).
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*[[Sticky Barb]] will hurt the holder twice (the item activation animation will display each time).
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*[[Life Orb]] will decrease the holder's HP twice.
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*[[Leftovers]] will heal the holder four times (the item activation animation will display twice, once before applying, once after healing twice).
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*Stat-stage boosting held items, such as the [[Weakness Policy]] and [[Salac Berry]], will boost stats twice (the item activation animation will only display once).
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*{{cat|Damage-reducing Berries}} will quarter the damage instead of halving it (although the activation message will only be displayed once).
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Some items are affected in entirely non-functional ways.
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*The [[Quick Claw]] and [[Power Herb]] will display their activation messages twice.
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*The [[Air Balloon]] will display the floating message twice (but will only display the burst message once).
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The [[Red Card]], Eject Button, [[Berry Juice]], [[Leppa Berry]], {{cat|HP-restoring Berries}}, and {{cat|Status-restoring Berries}} are unaffected. The move {{m|Fling}} is also unaffected.
   
 
===Outside of battle===
 
===Outside of battle===

Revision as of 12:53, 29 August 2015

Symbiosis きょうせい
Symbiosis
Flavor text
Generation VI
The Pokémon can pass an item to an ally.
Generation VII
Currently unknown
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Symbiosis (Japanese: きょうせい Symbiosis) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. It is one of two signature Abilities of Flabébé's evolutionary line, the other being Flower Veil. This Ability is exclusively obtained as a Hidden Ability.

Effect

In battle

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Reason: Eject Button + Symbiosis glitch interaction with Starf (is it the same stat each time), Lansat and Rowap/Jaboca Berry.

Immediately after an ally's item is consumed, Symbiosis passes along the user's item. An Air Balloon popping will trigger Symbiosis. Symbiosis can pass an item to a non-adjacent ally in a Triple Battle.

Symbiosis triggers any time an ally Pokémon consumes its item, either directly or through the use of Fling or Natural Gift. If multiple Pokémon on the same side of a Triple Battle or Horde Encounter have Symbiosis, then Symbiosis will trigger on the faster Pokémon (even while Trick Room is in effect).

Symbiosis will not trigger if an ally's item is moved to a different Pokémon; this means that Symbiosis will not be triggered by the effect of Thief, Covet, Trick, Switcheroo, Bestow, Magician, Pickpocket, Symbiosis, or Sticky Barb.

If a Gem was consumed in response to the start of a move and the item received through Symbiosis would normally affect the power of the triggering move, then the item's effect will be applied immediately; however, if a Plate or Drive is given to a Pokémon using Judgment or Techno Blast after consuming a Gem, the move's type will not change. If a Gem was consumed in response to the start of a move and the item received through Symbiosis is another Gem, it will not also consume the new Gem. If a Power Herb was consumed to use a move and the item received through Symbiosis is an appropriate Gem, the Gem will be immediately consumed. If a consumable item is received through Symbiosis and the Pokémon can currently consume it, it will use it immediately.

If a type-resist Berry is consumed in response to an attack, Symbiosis will not activate after the damage is dealt. If an item is consumed using Fling or Natural Gift, Symbiosis will not activate until after the damage is dealt. If multiple Pokémon are hit by a move that would activate more than one of their held items, the Pokémon with the

Symbiosis cannot transfer a Mega Stone to or from a Pokémon that can Mega Evolve with it, a Griseous Orb to or from Giratina, a Drive to or from Genesect, or a Plate to a Pokémon with Multitype.

Eject Button

If an Eject Button is consumed, Symbiosis will activate and transfer an item to it after it switches out but before the replacement is sent out. Any item transferred in response to an Eject Button activating cannot be activated at this time.

When the Pokémon that was switched out by the Eject Button is switched in again, until it is switched out, if its item is activated its effect will be applied twice. If the Pokémon's item is removed or moved to another Pokémon, the item behaves as normal (i.e. it only applies once).

  • Black Sludge will hurt or heal the holder twice per turn (the item activation animation will display each time).
  • Sticky Barb will hurt the holder twice (the item activation animation will display each time).
  • Life Orb will decrease the holder's HP twice.
  • Leftovers will heal the holder four times (the item activation animation will display twice, once before applying, once after healing twice).
  • Stat-stage boosting held items, such as the Weakness Policy and Salac Berry, will boost stats twice (the item activation animation will only display once).
  • Damage-reducing Berries will quarter the damage instead of halving it (although the activation message will only be displayed once).

Some items are affected in entirely non-functional ways.

  • The Quick Claw and Power Herb will display their activation messages twice.
  • The Air Balloon will display the floating message twice (but will only display the burst message once).

The Red Card, Eject Button, Berry Juice, Leppa Berry, HP-restoring Berries, and Status-restoring Berries are unaffected. The move Fling is also unaffected.

Outside of battle

Symbiosis doesn't have a known effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Symbiosis

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Flabébé Flabébé Fairy Fairy Flower Veil None Symbiosis
Floette Floette Fairy Fairy Flower Veil None Symbiosis
Florges Florges Fairy Fairy Flower Veil None Symbiosis
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Symbiose
Germany Flag.png German Nutznießer
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbiosi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 공생 Gongsaeng
Spain Flag.png Spanish Simbiosis


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