Rivalry (Ability)

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Rivalry とうそうしん
Belligerence
Flavor text
Generation IV
Raises Attack if the foe is of the same gender.
Generation V
Deals more damage to a Pokémon of same gender.
Generation VI
Deals more damage to Pokémon of the same gender.
Generation VII
Becomes competitive and deals more damage to Pokémon of the same gender, but deals less to Pokémon of the opposite gender.
Generation VIII
Becomes competitive and deals more damage to Pokémon of the same gender, but deals less to Pokémon of the opposite gender.
Generation IX
The Pokémon's competitive spirit makes it deal more damage to Pokémon of the same gender, but less damage to Pokémon of the opposite gender.

Rivalry (Japanese: とうそうしん Belligerence) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

385Jirachi.png 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?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Generation IV

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

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Poison Poison Poison Point RivalryGen IV+ Hustle
0030 Nidorina Nidorina
Poison Poison Poison Point RivalryGen IV+ Hustle
0031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Poison Ground Poison Point RivalryGen IV+ Sheer Force
0032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Poison Poison Poison Point RivalryGen IV+ Hustle
0033 Nidorino Nidorino
Poison Poison Poison Point RivalryGen IV+ Hustle
0034 Nidoking Nidoking
Poison Ground Poison Point RivalryGen IV+ Sheer Force
0267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Flying Swarm None Rivalry
0403 Shinx Shinx
Electric Electric Rivalry Intimidate Guts
0404 Luxio Luxio
Electric Electric Rivalry Intimidate Guts
0405 Luxray Luxray
Electric Electric Rivalry Intimidate Guts
0519 Pidove Pidove
Normal Flying Big Pecks Super Luck Rivalry
0520 Tranquill Tranquill
Normal Flying Big Pecks Super Luck Rivalry
0521 Unfezant Unfezant
Normal Flying Big Pecks Super Luck Rivalry
0610 Axew Axew
Dragon Dragon Rivalry Mold Breaker Unnerve
0611 Fraxure Fraxure
Dragon Dragon Rivalry Mold Breaker Unnerve
0612 Haxorus Haxorus
Dragon Dragon Rivalry Mold Breaker Unnerve
0667 Litleo Litleo
Fire Normal Rivalry Unnerve Moxie
0668 Pyroar Pyroar
Fire Normal Rivalry Unnerve Moxie
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

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%.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts Pokémon's Attack when facing same gender and reduces it when not the same.
BSL あいてが どうせいだと こうげきがあがり いせいだと さがる
MDGtI Increases damage done to targets of the same type as the Pokémon.*
The Pokémon does more damage to targets that share its type!*
SMD The Pokémon does more damage to targets that share its type!
MDRTDX The Pokémon does more damage to targets that share its type.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鬥爭心 Daujāngsām
Mandarin 鬥爭心 / 斗争心 Dòuzhēngxīn
France Flag.png French Rivalité
Germany Flag.png German Rivalität
Italy Flag.png Italian Antagonismo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 투쟁심 Tujaengsim
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rivalidad
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