Download (Ability)

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Download ダウンロード
Download
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Generation IV
Adjusts power according to the foe's ability.
Generation V
Adjusts power according to a foe's defenses.
Generation VI
Adjusts power based on an opposing Pokémon's stats.
Generation VII
Compares an opposing Pokémon's Defense and Sp. Def stats before raising its own Attack or Sp. Atk stat—whichever will be more effective.
Generation VIII
Compares an opposing Pokémon's Defense and Sp. Def stats before raising its own Attack or Sp. Atk stat—whichever will be more effective.
Generation IX
The Pokémon compares an opposing Pokémon's Defense and Sp. Def stats before raising its own Attack or Sp. Atk stat—whichever will be more effective.

Download (Japanese: ダウンロード Download) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Porygon's evolutionary line.

Effect

In battle

Download raises either the Attack stat or Special Attack stat by one stage depending on the foe's currently lowest defensive stat: it will raise Attack if the foe's current Defense is lower than its current Special Defense stat; otherwise, it will raise Special Attack.

For determining which of the foe's defensive stats is lower, Download takes into account stat stages and the effect of Power Trick; however, it does not consider the effects of held items, Abilities such as Marvel Scale, or Wonder Room. In case of a tie between the foe's Defense and Special Defense, Download increases Special Attack.

During a Double Battle, Triple Battle, or Battle Royal, Download will calculate the average Defense and Special Defense by adding the stats of all opposing Pokémon, and determine the lowest stat between both averages.

Generation IV

Download does not take into account the defensive stats of opponents behind a Substitute. If all opponents are behind a substitute, Download will not activate.

Generation V onward

Download now takes into account the defensive stats of opponents behind a Substitute.

Outside of battle

Download has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Download

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0137 Porygon Porygon
Normal Normal Trace DownloadGen IV+ Analytic
0233 Porygon2 Porygon2
Normal Normal Trace DownloadGen IV+ Analytic
0474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
Normal Normal Adaptability Download Analytic
0649 Genesect Genesect
Bug Steel Download 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 games

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts the Pokémon's Attack or Special Attack when it attacks.
BSL こうげきしたとき こうげきか とくこうが あがる
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon's Attack or Sp. Atk sometimes goes up when the Pokémon uses a move on an enemy. If the enemy's Defense is higher than its Sp. Def, Sp. Atk goes up, and if its Sp. Def is higher, Attack goes up!
MDRTDX The Pokémon's Attack or Sp. Atk sometimes goes up when the Pokémon uses a move on an enemy. Which one gets raised is based on the enemy's stats.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

  • All Pokémon who have this Ability were either engineered or modified by humans.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 下載 Hahjoi
Mandarin 下載 / 下载 Xiàzài
France Flag.png French Télécharge
Germany Flag.png German Download
Italy Flag.png Italian Download
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다운로드 Download
Spain Flag.png Spanish Descarga
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tải Dữ Liệu
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