Ability Patch

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Revision as of 13:26, 22 January 2022 by Nescientist (talk | contribs) (Undo revision 3457477 by Ht14 (talk) if I may, I respectfully disagree with this removal, I think it's as relevant here as on Ability Capsule (even when it's not surprising to me either). I'm also not 100% sure what would happen if you gave a Caterpie Run Away via this item, would the resulting Butterfree actually have Tinted Lens?)
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Ability Patch
Ability Patch
Ability Patch
Ability Patch
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Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items

The Ability Patch (Japanese: とくせいパッチ Ability Patch) is an item introduced in Generation VIII. It changes a Pokémon's Ability.

In the core series games


If used from the Bag, it changes a Pokémon's Ability from one of its standard Abilities to its Hidden Ability. It cannot be used to change a Pokémon's Ability from its Hidden Ability to one of its standard Abilities.

The Ability Patch can only be used on a Pokémon that belongs to a species that has a Hidden Ability. For example, it can be used to change a Rookidee's Ability from Keen Eye or Unnerve to Big Pecks, but it cannot be used to change a Metapod's Ability (which is always Shed Skin).

A Pokémon that has its Hidden Ability due to the Ability Patch can pass down its Hidden Ability via breeding like any other Pokémon with its Hidden Ability.

The Ability change is retained even if the Pokémon evolves, and the Ability slot provided by the Ability Patch is maintained if the evolved form has a different standard Ability. For example, a Lillipup with the Abilities either Vital Spirit or Pickup evolves into a Herdier with the Abilities either Intimidate or Sand Rush, respectively, but if one of Lillipup's two Abilities is changed to Run Away with an Ability Patch, it will have the Ability Scrappy after evolution, like its final form, Stoutland.


Games Description
SwShBDSP A patch that allows a Pokémon with a regular Ability to have a rare Ability.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SwShCT Max Lair (after catching Necrozma and keeping it from a Dynamax Adventure) Max Lair Dynite Ore trader (200 Dynite Ore)
BDSP Battle Park (200 BP)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 特性膏藥 Dahksing Gōuyeuhk
Mandarin 特性膏藥 / 特性膏药 Tèxìng Gāoyào
France Flag.png French Patch Talent
Germany Flag.png German Fähigk.-Pflaster
Italy Flag.png Italian Cerotto abilità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 특성패치 Teukseong Paechi
Russia Flag.png Russian Патч Талантов Patch Talantov
Spain Flag.png Spanish Parche Habilidad

See also

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