Big Pecks (Ability)

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Big Pecks はとむね
Pigeon Breast
Flavor text
Generation V
Protects the Pokémon from Defense-lowering attacks.
Generation VI
Protects the Pokémon from Defense-lowering attacks.
Generation VII
Protects the Pokémon from Defense-lowering effects.
Generation VIII
Protects the Pokémon from Defense-lowering effects.
Generation IX
Prevents the Pokémon from having its Defense stat lowered.

Big Pecks (Japanese: はとむね Pigeon Breast) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

Big Pecks prevents other Pokémon from lowering the Defense stat stage of the Pokémon with this Ability. It does not prevent the Pokémon with this Ability from lowering its own Defense, such as by using Shell Smash. It does not prevent Spectral Thief from stealing (i.e., resetting) positive stat changes.

Effects that decrease Defense without using stat stages, such as Guard Swap, Heart Swap, or Guard Split, are unaffected by Big Pecks.

This Ability can be ignored by Pokémon with Mold Breaker, Teravolt, and Turboblaze.

Outside of battle

Big Pecks has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Big Pecks

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Pidgey Pidgey
Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled Feet Big Pecks
Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled Feet Big Pecks
Pidgeot Pidgeot
Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled Feet Big Pecks
Chatot Chatot
Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled Feet Big Pecks
Pidove Pidove
Normal Flying Big Pecks Super Luck Rivalry
Tranquill Tranquill
Normal Flying Big Pecks Super Luck Rivalry
Unfezant Unfezant
Normal Flying Big Pecks Super Luck Rivalry
Ducklett Ducklett
Water Flying Keen Eye Big Pecks Hydration
Swanna Swanna
Water Flying Keen Eye Big Pecks Hydration
Vullaby Vullaby
Dark Flying Big Pecks Overcoat Weak Armor
Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Dark Flying Big Pecks Overcoat Weak Armor
Fletchling Fletchling
Normal Flying Big Pecks None Gale Wings
Rookidee Rookidee
Flying Flying Keen Eye Unnerve Big Pecks
Corvisquire Corvisquire
Flying Flying Keen Eye Unnerve Big Pecks
Bombirdier Bombirdier
Flying Dark Big Pecks Keen Eye Rocky Payload
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX 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 or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDGtI Prevents Defense from being lowered.*
The Pokémon's Defense won't be lowered!*
SMD The Pokémon's Defense won't be lowered!


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

  • Y's Fletchling, Fletchy, is revealed to have Big Pecks as her Ability.
  • Skyla's Unfezant is revealed to have Big Pecks as her Ability.
  • Cheren's Unfezant is revealed to have Big Pecks as his Ability.

Trivia

  • The name "Big Pecks" is a pun, referring to both pecking with a beak and the pectoralis major.
    • Similarly, Big Pecks's Japanese name, Hatomune, can also be taken to mean "a proud heart".

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 健壯胸肌 Gihnjohng Hūnggēi *
鴿胸 Gaphūng *
Mandarin 健壯胸肌 / 健壮胸肌 Jiànzhuàng Xiōngjī
France Flag.png French Cœur de Coq
Germany Flag.png German Brustbieter
Italy Flag.png Italian Pettinfuori
South Korea Flag.png Korean 부풀린가슴 Bupullin Gaseum
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Bico Grande
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sacapecho
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tấm Chắn Ngực



Variations of the Ability Keen Eye
Keen EyeHyper CutterBig Pecks


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