Dazzling (Ability)

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Dazzling ビビッドボディ
Vivid Body
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Generation VII
Surprises the opposing Pokémon, making it unable to attack using priority moves.

Dazzling (Japanese: ビビッドボディ Vivid Body) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Bruxish.


In battle

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Reason: Mirror Move, Metronome, Encore, Instruct (using priority moves at 0 priority, and interaction with non-priority moves used at +1 priority due to these moves being boosted by Prankster).

If an opponent uses a priority move (including moves boosted by Prankster, Gale Wings or Triage) that targets the Pokémon with Dazzling or its allies, Dazzling prevents the Pokémon from executing that move (PP is still consumed). When this occurs, the text "[Pokémon] cannot use [Move]!" is displayed.

Moves that target all Pokémon (except Perish Song, Flower Shield, and Rototiller) and moves that target all foes cannot be blocked by Dazzling even if they become priority moves. Dazzling has no effect on allies' priority moves.

Priority status Z-Moves will have their Z-Power effect activate. For example, if a Pokémon with Prankster uses Z-Will-O-Wisp, it will get the Attack boost, but will not burn the target.

Mold Breaker will ignore this Ability.

Outside of battle

Dazzling has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Dazzling

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Bruxish Bruxish Water Psychic Dazzling Strong Jaw Wonder Skin
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
Chinese Cantonese 鮮艷之軀 Sīnyihm-jī Kēui
Mandarin 鮮艷之軀 / 鲜艳之躯 Xiānyàn-zhī Qū
France Flag.png French Corps Coloré
Germany Flag.png German Buntkörper
Italy Flag.png Italian Corposgargiante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비비드바디 Vivid Body
Russia Flag.png Russian Ослепление Oslepleniye
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cuerpo Vívido

Variations of the Ability Dazzling
DazzlingQueenly Majesty

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