Ability Capsule

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Ability Capsule
Ability Capsule
Ability Capsule
Ability Capsule
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Introduced in Generation VI
Generation VI Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VII Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Power  ??

The Ability Capsule (Japanese: とくせいカプセル Ability Capsule) is a medicine introduced in Generation VI. It changes a Pokémon's Ability.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
XYORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png500
SM N/A PokémonDollar.png5,000


If used from the Bag, it changes a Pokémon's Ability from one of its standard Abilities to its other standard Ability. It is consumed after use.

The Ability Capsule can only be used on a Pokémon that belongs to a species that has two standard Abilities. For example, it can be used to change a Pidgey's Ability from Keen Eye to Tangled Feet (or vice versa), but it cannot be used on a Pikachu (whose standard Ability is always Static). It also cannot be used to change a Pokémon to or from its species's Hidden Ability. The Ability Capsule also cannot change a Zygarde's Ability from Aura Break to Power Construct (or vice versa).

The Ability change is retained even if the Pokémon evolves, and the Ability slot provided by the Ability Capsule is maintained if the evolved form has a different standard Ability. For example, a Lillipup which has Pickup evolves into a Herdier with Sand Rush, but if Lillipup's Ability is changed to Vital Spirit with the Ability Capsule it will have Intimidate after evolution.


Games Description
A capsule that allows a Pokémon with two Abilities to switch between these Abilities when it is used.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
XY Battle Maison (200BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (200BP), Battle Maison (1% chance after rematch with Wally)
PMC Prize for Japan Cup 2014 participants PokéMileage Shop (5,000 Poké Miles - during Summer Campaign and Thanks Campaign only)
SM Battle Royal Dome (100BP), Battle Tree (win streak of 50)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 特性膠囊 Dahksing Gāaunòhng
Mandarin 特性膠囊 / 特性胶囊 Tèxìng Jiāonáng
France Flag.png French Pilule Talent
Germany Flag.png German Fähigk.-Kapsel
Italy Flag.png Italian Capsula Abilità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 특성캡슐 Teukseong Capsule
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cáps. Habilidad

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