Unaware (Ability)

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This article is about the Ability that involves stat changes. For the Ability with a synonymous meaning, see Oblivious (ability).
Unaware てんねん
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Generation IV
Ignores any change in ability by the foe.
Generation V
Ignores any stat changes in the Pokémon.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Unaware (Japanese: てんねん Doofus) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. As of Generation V, seven Pokémon have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the Signature Ability of Bidoof and Bibarel.


In battle

Unaware ignores the foe's positive or negative stat changes, with the exception of Speed. For example, if the foe uses Iron Defense, and a Pokémon with this Ability uses a physical move on the foe, the damage dealt will be the same as if Iron Defense was not used. Likewise, if the foe has previously been affected by Tail Whip, damage dealt to it by the Pokémon with Unaware will be as if Tail Whip had not been used.

Outside of battle

Unaware has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Unaware

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Clefable Clefable Normal Normal Cute Charm Magic Guard Unaware
Wooper Wooper Water Ground Damp Water Absorb Unaware
Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground Damp Water Absorb Unaware
Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal Simple Unaware Moody
Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water Simple Unaware Moody
Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying Unaware Klutz Simple
Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying Unaware Klutz Simple
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 後知後覺 Hòuzhī-hòujué
France Flag.png French Inconscient
Germany Flag.png German Unkenntnis
Greece Flag.png Greek Αγνοια
Italy Flag.png Italian Imprudenza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 천진 Cheojin
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Ignorância
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ignorante

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