Multitype (Ability)

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Generation IV
Changes type to match the held Plate.
Generation V
Currently unknown
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Multitype (Japanese: マルチタイプ Multitype) is an ability introduced in Generation IV. Only one Pokémon has this ability.


In battle

Multitype changes the type of the Pokémon with this ability depending on the Plate attached. This ability cannot be transferred with Skill Swap or copied with Trace. The item-removing effects of Thief, Covet, and Knock Off will not work on a Pokémon with Multitype if it is holding a plate. If any Pokémon other than Arceus has this ability, it does not work.

When a Ditto Transforms into Arceus, Ditto becomes Arceus's Normal form. If it is holding a plate, Ditto will Transform into Arceus's current form and then will change type and appearance to the type corresponding to its plate.

Outside of battle

Multitype has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Multitype

Single ability

# Pokémon Type
493 Arceus Arceus Dark

Dual ability

No Pokémon have Multitype as one of their two abilities.