Dazzling (Ability)

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Dazzling ビビッドボディ
Vivid Body
Flavor text
Generation VII
Surprises the opposing Pokémon, making it unable to attack using priority moves.
Generation VIII
Surprises the opposing Pokémon, making it unable to attack using priority moves.
Generation IX
The Pokémon dazzles its opponents, making them unable to use priority moves against the Pokémon or its allies.

Dazzling (Japanese: ビビッドボディ Vivid Body) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Bruxish.


In battle

385Jirachi.png This Ability effect may be in need of research.
Reason: What happens with moves called by Mirror Move, Metronome, Encore? (using priority moves at 0 priority, and interaction with non-priority moves used at +1 priority due to these moves being boosted by Prankster)
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If an opponent uses a priority move (including moves boosted by Prankster, Gale Wings, or Triage) that targets the Pokémon with Dazzling or its allies, Dazzling prevents the Pokémon from executing that move (PP is still consumed). When this occurs, the text "<Pokémon> cannot use <move>!" is displayed.

Moves that target all Pokémon (except Perish Song, Flower Shield, and Rototiller) and moves that target all foes cannot be blocked by Dazzling even if they become priority moves. Dazzling has no effect on allies' priority moves.

Priority status Z-Moves will have their Z-Power effect activate. For example, if a Pokémon uses Z-Baby-Doll Eyes on a Pokémon under the effect of Dazzling, the user will still gain Defense, but it will not lower the target's Attack.

Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, and Teravolt will ignore this Ability.

Priority moves called using Instruct retain their original priority, and are blocked by Dazzling. Non-priority moves called using Instruct with boosted priority (for example if the Instruct-user has Prankster) similarly retain their original priority and are not blocked.

Outside of battle

Dazzling has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Dazzling

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0779 Bruxish Bruxish
Water Psychic Dazzling Strong Jaw Wonder Skin
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鮮艷之軀 Sīnyihm-jī Kēui
Mandarin 鮮艷之軀 / 鲜艳之躯 Xiānyàn-zhī Qū
France Flag.png French Corps Coloré
Germany Flag.png German Buntkörper
Italy Flag.png Italian Corposgargiante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비비드바디 Vivid Body
Russia Flag.png Russian Ослепление Oslepleniye
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cuerpo Vívido
Variations of the Ability Dazzling
DazzlingQueenly MajestyArmor Tail

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