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Rivalry (Japanese: とうそうしん Belligerence) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.
|This Ability effect may be in need of research. |
Reason: Because Rivalry affects power which is calculated for all targets, does Rivalry stack when using moves that hit multiple targets? If so, how does the stacking work?
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When a Pokémon with Rivalry uses an attack, the attack's power is raised by 25% if the target and the user have the same gender, and is reduced by 25% if the target and the user have opposite genders. Rivalry also powers up confusion damage.
Rivalry has no effect if the user or target is gender unknown (such as Porygon).
Generation V onward
Rivalry no longer powers up confusion damage.
Outside of battle
Rivalry has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Rivalry
In other games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, and the Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) games, when attacker's gender is opposite of the target, the Attack is reduced by one stage, and if it's matching, it's increased by one stage.
In Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Rivalry increases the power of a move when attacking a Pokémon that shares a type. In Super Mystery Dungeon, Rivalry increases the power of a move by 20%.
In the manga
- Lysandre's Pyroar is revealed to have Rivalry as his Ability in the PokéSPedia data-book.
In other languages
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|