Please remember to follow the manual of style and code of conduct at all times.
Check the Bulbagarden home page for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in the Bulbagarden Discord server.
Forewarn (Japanese: よちむ Prophetic Dream) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. In Generation IX, it is the signature Ability of Drowzee and Hypno.
Forewarn shows the opponent's move with the highest power. If two or more moves are of the same power, one will be chosen at random.
In battles with multiple opponents, Forewarn will only show the highest power move out of all the moves known by the opponents. If multiple opponents have a move with the same power, one will be chosen at random. Forewarn can reveal a move of a non-adjacent opponent even if the move wouldn't be able to hit the Pokémon with Forewarn due to being out of range.
Damaging moves without a power (i.e. moves that deal direct damage and moves that have variable power) are assigned one.
If the opposing Pokémon only have status moves, it will still assign one of them.
If the opposing Pokémon is Dynamaxed, it will only assign a move from the Pokémon's base moves.
|This Ability effect may be in need of research. |
Reason: Check the powers assigned to moves without them in Gen V and VI (the list may only be accurate to Gen IV: Hidden Power probably only has a power assigned prior to Gen VI, and other moves are probably assigned 80), is Dragon Energy affected?
You can discuss this on the talk page.
Outside of battle
Forewarn has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Forewarn
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
In other games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
|This section is incomplete.|
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Mystery Dungeon
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers series and the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) games, a Pokémon with Forewarn occasionally evades moves, even moves that never miss. From Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity onwards, Forewarn shows the location of items and Pokémon on the floor while the Pokémon is in the Sleep, Napping, or Nightmare status condition.
In the manga
In other languages
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|