Forewarn (Ability)

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Reason: Can it reveal a move of a non-adjacent Pokémon in a Triple Battle? (Does a move being able to hit non-adjacent Pokémon affect this?)
Check the powers assigned to moves without them in Gen V and VI (the list may only be accurate to Gen IV: Hidden Power probably only has a power assigned prior to Gen VI, and other moves are probably assigned 80)

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Reason: Mystery Dungeon.

Forewarn よちむ
Prophetic Dream
Flavor text
Generation IV
Determines what moves the foe has.
Generation V
Determines what moves a foe has.
Generation VI
Determines what moves an opposing Pokémon has.
Generation VII
When it enters a battle, the Pokémon can tell one of the moves an opposing Pokémon has.

Forewarn (Japanese: よちむ Prophetic Dream) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Psychic types.


In battle

Forewarn shows the opponent's move with the highest power. If two or more moves are of the same power, one will be chosen at random.

In a Double Battle, Forewarn will only show the highest power move out of all the moves known by both opponents. If both opponents have a move with the same power, one will be chosen at random.

Damaging moves without a power (i.e. moves that deal direct damage and moves that have variable power) are assigned one.

Power Moves
160 One-hit knockout moves (Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, Sheer Cold)
150 Eruption, Water Spout
120 Counter, Metal Burst, Mirror Coat
80 Crush Grip, Dragon Rage, Electro Ball, Endeavor, Final Gambit, Flail, Fling, Frustration, Grass Knot, Gyro Ball, Heat Crash, Heavy Slam, Hidden Power, Low Kick,
Natural Gift, Nature's Madness, Night Shade, Present, Psywave, Return, Reversal, Seismic Toss, Sonic Boom, Spit Up, Super Fang, Trump Card, Wring Out
1 All other damaging moves without fixed powers

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, a Pokémon with Forewarn occasionally evades moves, even moves that never miss.

Outside of battle

Forewarn has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Forewarn

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic Insomnia Forewarn Inner Focus
Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic Insomnia Forewarn Inner Focus
Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious Forewarn Dry Skin
Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic Oblivious Forewarn Hydration
Munna Munna Psychic Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
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 the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 預知夢 Yuhjīmuhng
Mandarin 預知夢 / 预知梦 Yùzhīmèng
France Flag.png French Prédiction
Germany Flag.png German Vorwarnung
Italy Flag.png Italian Premonizione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 예지몽 Yejimong
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Profecia (PS520-present)
Premunir (TCG, PS465-PS509)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alerta
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Giấc Mộng Tiên Tri

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