Long Reach (Ability)

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Long Reach えんかく
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Generation VII
The Pokémon uses its moves without making contact with the target.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon uses its moves without making contact with the target.
Generation IX
The Pokémon uses its moves without making contact with the target.

Long Reach (Japanese: えんかく Distant) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Rowlet and its Alolan evolutions.


In battle

If the Pokémon uses a contact move, it will not activate any effects caused by contact.

Affected moves

The table below lists the moves affected by Long Reach, as well as the Pokémon that can have Long Reach and learn those moves.

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc. Learned by
Acrobatics  Flying  Physical 55 100 Decidueye {{{6}}}
Aerial Ace  Flying  Physical 60 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Astonish  Ghost  Physical 30 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Brave Bird  Flying  Physical 120 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Covet  Normal  Physical 60 100 Rowlet*Dartrix*Decidueye* {{{6}}}
Dual Wingbeat  Flying  Physical 40 90 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Facade  Normal  Physical 70 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
False Swipe  Normal  Physical 40 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Frustration  Normal  Physical 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Fury Attack  Normal  Physical 15 85 Rowlet*Dartrix*Decidueye* {{{6}}}
Giga Impact  Normal  Physical 150 90 Decidueye {{{6}}}
Grass Knot  Grass  Special 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Grassy Glide  Grass  Physical 70 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Knock Off  Dark  Physical 65 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Leaf Blade  Grass  Physical 90 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Low Kick  Fighting  Physical 100 Decidueye {{{6}}}
Low Sweep  Fighting  Physical 65 100 Decidueye {{{6}}}
Peck  Flying  Physical 35 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Phantom Force  Ghost  Physical 90 100 Decidueye {{{6}}}
Pluck  Flying  Physical 60 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Return  Normal  Physical 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Shadow Claw  Ghost  Physical 70 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Shadow Sneak  Ghost  Physical 40 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Skitter Smack  Bug  Physical 70 90 Decidueye {{{6}}}
Solar Blade  Grass  Physical 125 100 Decidueye {{{6}}}
Steel Wing  Steel  Physical 70 90 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Sucker Punch  Dark  Physical 70 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Tackle  Normal  Physical 40 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Take Down  Normal  Physical 90 85 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
Trailblaze  Grass  Physical 50 100 RowletDartrixDecidueye {{{6}}}
U-turn  Bug  Physical 70 100 Decidueye {{{6}}}

Although other contact moves are also affected by the Ability, they cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Long Reach. They may, however, be called via Metronome, Mirror Move, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Long Reach by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.

Outside of battle

Long Reach has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Long Reach

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Rowlet Rowlet
Grass Flying Overgrow None Long Reach
Dartrix Dartrix
Grass Flying Overgrow None Long Reach
Decidueye Decidueye
Grass Ghost Overgrow None Long Reach
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX 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 or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

In other games

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Long Reach is Decidueye's Ability. It increases damage dealt to distant enemies by 20%. Additional damage added per level from each move's damage formula is excluded from this bonus.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遠隔 Yúhngaak
Mandarin 遠隔 / 远隔 Yuǎngé
France Flag.png French Longue Portée
Germany Flag.png German Langstrecke
Italy Flag.png Italian Distacco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 원격 Wongyeok
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Longo alcance
Spain Flag.png Spanish Remoto

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