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Contrary あまのじゃく
Devil's Advocate
Flavor text
Generation V
Makes stat changes have an opposite effect.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Contrary (Japanese: あまのじゃく Devil's Advocate) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Five Pokémon have this Ability, and it is exclusively obtainable through the Dream World.


In battle

All moves or abilities that would normally increase a stat will decrease it, and ones that would normally decrease a stat will increase it. This also applies to self-inflicted moves, such as Charge Beam, Close Combat and Leaf Storm. This does not include Baton Passed stats.

Outside of battle

Contrary has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Contrary

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy Gluttony Contrary
Spinda Spinda Normal Normal Own Tempo Tangled Feet Contrary
Snivy Snivy Grass Grass Overgrow None Contrary
Servine Servine Grass Grass Overgrow None Contrary
Serperior Serperior Grass Grass Overgrow None Contrary
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 Contestation
Germany Flag.png German Umkehrung
Italy Flag.png Italian Inversione
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Contrário
Spain Flag.png Spanish Respondón

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