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Guts (Japanese: こんじょう Guts) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
While a Pokémon with this Ability has a status condition (non-volatile status), its Attack is increased by 50%. Additionally, a Pokémon with this Ability does not lose Attack due to burn.
Generations III and IV
The Attack boost from Guts is activated if a Pokémon is frozen and uses a move which thaws it out, such as Flame Wheel or Flare Blitz.
The Attack boost from Guts no longer activates if a Pokémon is frozen and uses a move which thaws it out, such as Flame Wheel or Flare Blitz.
Outside of battle
Guts has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Guts
In other games
Mystery Dungeon series
When the Pokémon is afflicted with a bad status condition, the Pokémon's Attack increases by 2 timesRBTDS or 1.5 timesSMD.
In Pokémon UNITE, Guts is Machamp's Ability that increases its Attack stat by 10% when afflicted by a status condition.
In the anime
|When the Pokémon is inflicted with a status problem, its body becomes surrounded by a crimson aura, raising its Attack power.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Ursaring||After being inflicted with a status problem, Ursaring's eyes glow red and its body becomes surrounded in a crimson aura, raising its attack power.|
|Paul's Ursaring||Evolving Strategies!||Debut|
In the manga
|When the Pokémon is inflicted with a status condition, its Attack power increases.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Machoke||After being inflicted with a status condition, Machoke's attacks do more damage.|
|Brawly's Machoke||The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon IX||Debut|
|Gurdurr||After being inflicted with a status condition, Gurdurr's attacks do more damage.|
|Henry's Steeler||Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light||None|
- In volume 23, Blue's Machamp was revealed to have Guts as his Ability.
- In volume 25, Yellow's Raticate, Ratty, was revealed to have Guts as his Ability.
- Silver's Ursaring and Marshal's Throh were revealed to have Guts as their Ability.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Guts|
|Guts • Flare Boost • Marvel Scale • Quick Feet • Tangled Feet • Toxic Boost|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|