Filter (Ability)

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Filter フィルター
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Generation IV
Powers down super-effective moves.DPPt
Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.HGSS
Generation V
Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.
Generation VI
Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.
Generation VII
Reduces the power of supereffective attacks taken.
Generation VIII
Reduces the power of supereffective attacks taken.
Generation IX
Reduces the power of supereffective attacks that hit the Pokémon.

Filter (Japanese: フィルター Filter) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation VI and in Generation VIII, it was the signature Ability of Mime Jr. and Mr. Mime. In Generation IX, it is the signature Ability of Revavroom.


In battle

Filter reduces damage from super effective moves by 25%. For example, a move that would do 2× damage will do 1.5× damage instead.

Outside of battle

Filter has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Filter

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Psychic Fairy Soundproof FilterGen IV+ Technician
0306 Aggron Aggron
Mega Aggron
Steel Steel Filter None None
0439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
0966 Revavroom Revavroom
Steel Poison Overcoat None Filter
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Filter reduces the damage received from supereffective moves by 25%.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, it reduces the damage by about 12.5%.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Filter is Mr. Mime's Ability. After this Pokémon uses a move, it reduces the damage received for a short time.


Games Description
MDTDS Reduces the damage that the Pokémon suffers from super-effective moves.
BSL こうかがばつぐんの わざの ダメージを へらす
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon takes less damage from supereffective moves!
MDRTDX The Pokémon takes less damage from supereffective moves.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 過濾 Gwoleuih
Mandarin 過濾 / 过滤 Guòlǜ
France Flag.png French Filtre
Germany Flag.png German Filter
Italy Flag.png Italian Filtro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 필터 Filter
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Filtro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Filtro
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Filtre
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bộ Lọc

Variations of the Ability Filter
FilterSolid RockPrism Armor

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