Anticipation (Ability)

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Anticipation きけんよち
Danger Premonition
Flavor text
Generation IV
Senses the foe's dangerous moves.
Generation V
Currently unknown
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Anticipation (Japanese: きけんよち Danger Premonition) is an ability introduced in Generation IV. Five Pokémon have this ability.


In battle

Anticipation causes the Pokémon to "shudder" upon entering battle against opponents with super-effective attacks, one-hit knockout attacks such as Sheer Cold, or the moves Selfdestruct or Explosion.

It will not notify the Pokémon in the case of a super-effective Hidden Power, Judgment, Weather Ball or Natural Gift, as they are nominally Template:Type2.

Outside of battle

Anticipation has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, a Pokémon detects super-effective moves by hitting the opponent with a regular attack.

Pokémon with Anticipation

Single ability

# Pokémon Type
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass

Dual ability

# Pokémon Type Other ability

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As of Generation IV, all Pokemon with this ability have a 4x Super Effective weakness, not counting Wormadam's ground form as it is technically still Wormadam.

In other languages

  • Italian: Presagio
  • Spanish: Anticipación
  • German: Vorahnung
  • French: Anticipation