Defeatist (Ability)

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Defeatist よわき
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Generation V
Lowers stats when HP becomes half or less.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Defeatist (Japanese: よわき Timid) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Two Pokémon have this Ability, both in the same evolutionary family.


In battle

Defeatist halves the user's Attack and Special Attack stat when its HP is at or less than half of its maximum.

Outside of battle

Defeatist has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Defeatist

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Archen Archen Rock Flying Defeatist None None
Archeops Archeops Rock Flying Defeatist None None
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.


  • The Special Trait variant of this Ability is Skittish, which lowers the damage done to enemy Pokémon when HP is low.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Défaitiste
Germany Flag.png German Schwächling
Italy Flag.png Italian Sconforto
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Derrotável
Spain Flag.png Spanish Flaqueza

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