Gorilla Tactics (Ability)

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Gorilla Tactics ごりむちゅう
Obsessed Gorilla
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Generation VIII
Boosts the Pokémon's Attack stat but only allows the use of the first selected move.

Gorilla Tactics (Japanese: ごりむちゅう Obsessed Gorilla) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Galarian Darmanitan.


In battle

Gorilla Tactics boosts the Pokémon's Attack by 50%, but limits the Pokémon to using only one move, similar to the Choice Band. This effect stacks with Choice items, meaning a Pokémon with this Ability and a Choice Band will have its Attack boosted to 225%.

Gorilla Tactics temporarily stops working if the user is Dynamaxed.

Outside of battle

Gorilla Tactics has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Gorilla Tactics

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Darmanitan Darmanitan
Galarian Form
Standard Mode
Ice Ice Gorilla Tactics None Zen Mode
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  • The Japanese name of this Ability is a pun, combining 五里霧中 gorimuchū (a saying meaning lost in a fog) with ゴリラ gorira (gorilla) and 夢中 muchū (obsessed). The English name is a play on guerilla tactics.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 一猩一意 Yātsīng Yātyi
Mandarin 一猩一意 Yīxīng Yīyì
France Flag.png French Entêtement
Germany Flag.png German Affenfokus
Italy Flag.png Italian Vigorilla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무아지경 Mua-ji Gyeong
Spain Flag.png Spanish Monotema

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