Adaptability (Ability)

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Adaptability てきおうりょく
Adaptable Power
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Generation IV
Powers up moves of the same type.
Generation V
Powers up moves of the same type.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Adaptability (Japanese: てきおうりょく Adaptable Power) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Six Pokémon can have this Ability, all being Water-type or Normal-type.


In battle

Adaptability increases STAB from 1.5× to 2×.

Outside of battle

Adaptability has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Adaptability

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Eevee Eevee Normal Normal Run Away Adaptability Anticipation
Corphish Corphish Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
Feebas Feebas Water Water Swift Swim None Adaptability
Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal Adaptability Download Analytic
Basculin Basculin Water Water Reckless Adaptability Mold Breaker
Basculin Basculin Water Water Rock Head Adaptability Mold Breaker
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.


  • All of the Pokémon that can have Adaptability as their Hidden Ability are from Generation III.
  • Crawdaunt is the only dual-type Pokémon to have access to this Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 適應力 Shìyìng-lì
France Flag.png French Adaptabilité
Germany Flag.png German Anpassung
Greece Flag.png Greek Προσαρμογή
Italy Flag.png Italian Adattabilità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 적응력 Jeok'eungryeok
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Adaptabilidade
Spain Flag.png Spanish Adaptable

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