Technician (Ability)

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Technician テクニシャン
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Generation IV
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation V
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Technician (Japanese: テクニシャン Technician) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Fourteen Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

Technician increases the base power of all moves which have a base power of 60 or less by 1.5×.

For moves with variable base power, Technician will only apply if the base power is 60 or less when used. Thus, Pursuit will not get a Technician boost if the opposing Pokémon switches and Pursuit's base power doubles to 80. Similarly, if a move like Avalanche is used by a Pokémon previously damaged in the same turn, which doubles Avalanche's base power to 120, then Technician will not be applied.

The effect does not apply to confusion damage, which remains at a base power of 40.

Outside of battle

Technician has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Technician

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Meowth Meowth Normal Normal Pickup Technician Unnerve
Persian Persian Normal Normal Limber Technician Unnerve
Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic Soundproof Filter Technician
Scyther Scyther Bug Flying Swarm Technician Steadfast
Scizor Scizor Bug Steel Swarm Technician Light Metal
Smeargle Smeargle Normal Normal Own Tempo Technician Moody
Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting Intimidate Technician Steadfast
Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting Effect Spore Poison Heal Technician
Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug Swarm None Technician
Roserade Roserade Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Technician
Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal Technician Pickup Skill Link
Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Psychic Soundproof Filter Technician
Minccino Minccino Normal Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
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 languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 技術員 Jìshùyuán
France Flag.png French Technicien
Germany Flag.png German Techniker
Italy Flag.png Italian Tecnico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 테크니션 Technician
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Técnica
Spain Flag.png Spanish Experto

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