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| Generation V
| It transforms itself into the Pokémon it is facing.
Imposter (Japanese: かわりもの Eccentric) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. It is the signature ability of Ditto, albeit only available through Dream World.
As soon as the user comes into battle, it Transforms into its opponent, copying the opponent's stats exactly, with the exception of HP. Imposter copies all stat changes on the target originating from moves and abilities such as Swords Dance and Intimidate, but not from items such as Choice Specs. Imposter will not Transform the user if the opponent is an Illusion or behind a Substitute. In double battles Imposter will affect the opponent in the position directly opposite to it.
Imposter does not copy its opponent's IVs but it does copy all EVs except for HP.
Outside of battle
Imposter has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Imposter
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