Wandering Spirit (Ability)

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Wandering Spirit さまようたましい
Wandering Spirit
Flavor text
Generation VIII
The Pokémon exchanges Abilities with a Pokémon that hits it with a move that makes direct contact.
Generation IX
The Pokémon exchanges Abilities with a Pokémon that hits it with a move that makes direct contact.

Wandering Spirit (Japanese: さまようたましい Wandering Spirit) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Galarian Yamask and Runerigus.


In battle

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Reason: Is Forecast affected by Wandering Spirit? What happens if a Dynamax Pokémon is involved?
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When a Pokémon with Wandering Spirit is hit by a contact move, it exchanges Abilities with the attacker. If a Pokémon affected by Wandering Spirit is switched out, it regains its original Ability.

The Ability will trigger even if the Pokémon with Wandering Spirit faints from the attacking move.

Wandering Spirit does not work on the following Abilities: As One, Battle Bond, Comatose, Commander, Disguise, Flower Gift, Forecast, Gulp Missile, Hunger Switch, Ice Face, Illusion, Imposter, Multitype, Neutralizing Gas, Power of Alchemy, Receiver, RKS System, Schooling, Shields Down, Stance Change, Wonder Guard, Zen Mode, and Zero to Hero.

Outside of battle

Wandering Spirit has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Wandering Spirit

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0562 Yamask Yamask
Galarian Form
Ground Ghost Wandering Spirit None None
0867 Runerigus Runerigus
Ground Ghost Wandering Spirit None None
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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遊魂 Yàuhwàhn
Mandarin 遊魂 / 游魂 Yóuhún
France Flag.png French Âme Vagabonde
Germany Flag.png German Rastlose Seele
Italy Flag.png Italian Anima Errante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 떠도는영혼 Tteodoneun Yeonghon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alma Errante

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