Download (Ability)

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Download ダウンロード
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Generation IV
Adjusts power according to the foe's ability.
Generation V
Adjusts power according to a foe's defenses.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Download (Japanese: ダウンロード Download) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Four Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Porygon's evolutionary line.


In battle

Download raises either the Attack stat or Special Attack stat by one stage depending on the foe's lowest current defensive stat (i.e. it will raise Special Attack if the foe's current Special Defense is lower than its current Defense stat). If the foe's Defense and Special Defense are equal, the Special Attack stat is increased. During a Double Battle, Download will add the two opposing Pokémon's stats and calculate the lower stat between both.

Outside of battle

Download has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Download

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Porygon Porygon Normal Normal Trace Download Analytic
Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal Trace Download Analytic
Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal Adaptability Download Analytic
Genesect Genesect Bug Steel Download 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.


  • All Pokémon who have this Ability were either engineered or modified by humans.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 下載 Xiàzài
France Flag.png French Téléchargement
Germany Flag.png German Download
Italy Flag.png Italian Download
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다운로드 Download
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Download
Spain Flag.png Spanish Descarga

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