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| Devil's Advocate
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 as a Hidden Ability.
This Ability causes all effects that would lower a stat to increase it instead, and all effects that would increase a stat to decrease it instead.
This also applies to self-inflicted moves, such as Curse and Leaf Storm. This Ability only reverses the changes when they are applied; it does not passively cause all existing changes to reverse; therefore, if the Ability Contrary is no longer in effect or the stats are Baton Passed, all existing stat modifications remain the same. Stats Baton Passed onto a Pokémon with Contrary are not reversed.
Outside of battle
Contrary has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Contrary
- All Pokémon capable of having this Ability start with the letter S.
- Shuckle is the only dual-type Pokémon with this Ability.
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