Klutz (Ability)

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Klutz ぶきよう
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Generation IV
The Pokémon can't use any held items.
Generation V
The Pokémon can't use any held items.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Klutz (Japanese: ぶきよう Clumsy) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Buneary and Lopunny.


In battle

Generation IV

Klutz prevents use of held items on the Pokémon with the Ability. It disables the battle effect of the held item, rather than preventing an item from being held. Items which affect experience or effort values, such as the Lucky Egg or the Power Weight, can still be used. The speed drop from the Iron Ball is not negated by Klutz, while the Luck Incense and Amulet Coin's money-boosting effects still occur.

Generation V

Klutz now prevents the user from using Fling.

Outside of battle

Klutz has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Klutz

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Buneary Buneary Normal Normal Run Away Klutz Limber
Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal Cute Charm Klutz Limber
Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying Unaware Klutz Simple
Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying Unaware Klutz Simple
Audino Audino Normal Normal Healer Regenerator Klutz
Golett Golett Ground Ghost Iron Fist Klutz No Guard
Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost Iron Fist Klutz No Guard
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.


  • Audino is the only Pokémon that can have Klutz as its Hidden Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 笨拙 Bènzhuō
France Flag.png French Maladresse
Germany Flag.png German Tollpatsch
Italy Flag.png Italian Impaccio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 서투름 Seotureum
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Grosseria
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zoquete

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