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| Generation VII
| By putting pressure on the opposing Pokémon, it raises their PP usage.
Pressure (Japanese: プレッシャー Pressure) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
When a Pokémon with Pressure is targeted by a foe's move, one additional PP is deducted upon execution. Consequently, extra PP is deducted even if the foe's move misses, has multiple targets, or is rendered ineffective due to immunity. Pressure also applies to allies targeting the Pokémon and applies to moves that don't directly affect their targets, such as Trick Room.
If the move of a Pokémon targets several foes with Pressure, one additional PP will be deducted for each one.
The presence of Pressure is broadcast with the message "<name> is exerting its Pressure!"
This Ability is not affected by Mold Breaker.
Generation V onward
Pokémon no longer have PP deducted by allies with Pressure.
This Ability is not affected by Teravolt or Turboblaze.
Wild Pokémon are more likely to call for help when facing a Pokémon with Pressure. It shares this effect with Intimidate and Unnerve.
Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Pressure is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), the chance of encountering a high-leveled wild Pokémon increases by 50% (so an otherwise 25% chance would become 75%). It shares this effect with Hustle and Vital Spirit.
Pokémon with Pressure
Pokéstar Studios opponents with Pressure
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| 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.
In other games
Pressure activating in Super Mystery Dungeon
When a Pokémon with Pressure is targeted by a foe's move, one additional PP is deducted upon execution.
|| If hit by a foe's move, the foe uses more PP than usual.
|| Forces a foe to use more PP than usual for a move that hits the Pokémon.
|| わざを うけたときに あいてのＰＰを よけいに へらす
|| Foes use more PP when they use moves against the Pokémon.*|
When a foe uses a move, it will take more PP than usual!*
|| When an enemy uses a move on the Pokémon, the move will take more PP than usual!
In the anime
Mewtwo was confirmed to have Pressure on the official Pokémon website, even though it was never demonstrated or mentioned in the anime.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Pressure is the most common Ability amongst Legendary Pokémon.
- Wailmer and Pawniard are the only Pokemon not evolved or fully evolved that have Pressure as their Abilities, and both can only have this ability as their Hidden Ability.
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