Anticipation (Ability)

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Anticipation きけんよち
Danger Premonition
Flavor text
Generation IV
Senses the foe's dangerous moves.
Generation V
Senses a foe's dangerous moves.
Generation VI
Senses an opposing Pokémon's dangerous moves.
Generation VII
The Pokémon can sense an opposing Pokémon's dangerous moves.

Anticipation (Japanese: きけんよち Danger Premonition) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

Generation IV

When a Pokémon with Anticipation enters the battle or a Pokémon gains the Ability Anticipation, it causes the Pokémon to "shudder" if any opponent has a damaging move that is super effective against the Pokémon with Anticipation, a one-hit knockout move, or Selfdestruct or Explosion.

Hidden Power, Judgment, Weather Ball, and Natural Gift are treated as Normal-type moves. Counter, Metal Burst, and Mirror Coat do not trigger Anticipation.

Generation V

The moves Selfdestruct and Explosion are now treated like all other Normal-type moves, and thus no longer trigger Anticipation.

Counter, Metal Burst, and Mirror Coat are counted as attacking moves of their types, so can trigger Anticipation. Techno Blast is treated as a Normal-type move.

Generation VI onward

Hidden Power is now treated as its effective type rather than Normal-type. Revelation Dance and Multi-Attack are treated as Normal-type moves.

Normal-type moves (including Self-Destruct and Explosion) can trigger Anticipation in Inverse Battles, if the Pokémon is weak to Normal-type moves.

Anticipation ignores a mysterious air current.

Outside of battle

Anticipation has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Anticipation

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Eevee Eevee Normal Normal Run Away Adaptability Anticipation
Barboach Barboach Water Ground Oblivious Anticipation Hydration
Whiscash Whiscash Water Ground Oblivious Anticipation Hydration
Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass Anticipation None Overcoat
Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground Anticipation None Overcoat
Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Steel Anticipation None Overcoat
Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation Dry Skin Poison Touch
Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting Anticipation Dry Skin Poison Touch
Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel Iron Barbs None Anticipation
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 games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, and the Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) games, when a Pokémon with Anticipation attacks an opponent with a regular attack it can detects if the opponent has any super-effective moves.

Since Gates to Infinity, Anticipation increases the chance of evading super-effective moves and one-hit knockout moves.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Shows if the foe has super-effective moves upon hitting it with a regular attack.
BSL つうじょうこうげきを すると じぶんにたいしてこうかが ばつぐんの わざがあるか わかる
MDGtI It's easier for the Pokémon to dodge supereffective moves and one-hit KO moves.*
It makes it easier for the Pokémon to dodge moves that are super effective against it, as well as one-hit KO moves, such as Fissure!*
SMD It makes it easier for the Pokémon to dodge moves that are super effective against it, as well as one-hit KO moves, such as Fissure!

In the anime

None.png Brock Croagunk Anticipation.png None.png None.png
Croagunk
The Pokémon predicts the movement of a stronger opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
453 Croagunk Croagunk can sense when a strong opponent is nearby. It can also sense the opponent inside its own Poké Ball.
Brock's Croagunk Losing Its Lustrous! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 危險預知 Ngàihhím Yuhjī *
預知危險 Yuhjī Ngàihhím *
Mandarin 危險預知 Wéixiǎn Yùzhī / Wēixiǎn Yùzhī *
預知危險 Yùzhī Wéixiǎn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Anticipatie
France Flag.png French Anticipation
Germany Flag.png German Vorahnung
Italy Flag.png Italian Presagio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 위험예지 Wiheom Yeji
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Antecipação
Spain Flag.png Spanish Anticipación
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dự báo nguy hiểm


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