Grim Neigh (Ability)

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Grim Neigh くろのいななき
Black Neigh
Flavor text
Generation VIII
When the Pokémon knocks out a target, it utters a terrifying neigh, which boosts its Sp. Atk stat.

Grim Neigh (Japanese: くろのいななき Black Neigh) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Spectrier.


In battle

When a Pokémon with Grim Neigh directly causes another Pokémon (including allies) to faint by using a damaging move, its Special Attack is increased by one stage. If its Special Attack is already at +6 stages, Grim Neigh will not activate.

Outside of battle

Grim Neigh has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Grim Neigh

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Spectrier Spectrier
Ghost Ghost Grim Neigh None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII 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 or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 漆黑嘶鳴 Chāthāk Sāimìhng
Mandarin 漆黑嘶鳴 / 漆黑嘶鸣 Qīhēi Sīmíng
France Flag.png French Sombre Ruade
Germany Flag.png German Dunkles Wiehern
Italy Flag.png Italian Nitrito Nero
South Korea Flag.png Korean 흑의울음 Heug-ui Ureum
Spain Flag.png Spanish Relincho Negro

Variations of the Ability Moxie
MoxieBeast BoostChilling NeighGrim NeighAs One
Components of As One
UnnerveChilling NeighGrim Neigh

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