Keen Eye (Ability)

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Keen Eye するどいめ
Keen Eye
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents loss of accuracy.
Generation IV
Prevents the Pokémon from losing accuracy.
Generation V
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering accuracy.
Generation VI
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering accuracy.
Generation VII
Keen eyes prevent other Pokémon from lowering this Pokémon's accuracy.
Generation VIII
Keen eyes prevent other Pokémon from lowering this Pokémon's accuracy.
Generation IX
The Pokémon's keen eyes prevent its accuracy from being lowered.

Keen Eye (Japanese: するどいめ Keen Eye) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Generation III

Keen Eye prevents other Pokémon from lowering the accuracy stat stage of the Pokémon with this Ability. It does not prevent Spectral Thief from stealing (i.e., resetting) positive stat changes.

Effects that decrease accuracy without using stat stages, such as Wonder Skin and Sand Veil, are unaffected by Keen Eye.

This Ability can be ignored with Mold Breaker, Teravolt, and Turboblaze.

Generation VI

Keen Eye now also ignores the target's evasion stages.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onward, if a Pokémon with Keen Eye is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), there is a 50% chance it will prevent a random wild encounter that would have occurred if the wild Pokémon would be at least 5 levels lower than the Pokémon with Keen Eye. It shares this effect with Intimidate.

Generation VIII onwards

Keen Eye appears to have no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Keen Eye

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0016 Pidgey Pidgey
Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled FeetGen IV+ Big Pecks
0017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled FeetGen IV+ Big Pecks
0018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled FeetGen IV+ Big Pecks
0021 Spearow Spearow
Normal Flying Keen Eye None Sniper
0022 Fearow Fearow
Normal Flying Keen Eye None Sniper
0083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Normal Flying Keen Eye Inner Focus Defiant
0107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Fighting Fighting Keen Eye Iron FistGen IV+ Inner Focus
0161 Sentret Sentret
Normal Normal Run Away Keen Eye Frisk
0162 Furret Furret
Normal Normal Run Away Keen Eye Frisk
0163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Normal Flying Insomnia Keen Eye Tinted Lens
0164 Noctowl Noctowl
Normal Flying Insomnia Keen Eye Tinted Lens
0215 Sneasel Sneasel
Dark Ice Inner Focus Keen Eye Pickpocket
0215 Sneasel Sneasel
Hisuian Form
Fighting Poison Inner Focus Keen Eye PickpocketGen IX+
0227 Skarmory Skarmory
Steel Flying Keen Eye Sturdy Weak Armor
0278 Wingull Wingull
Water Flying Keen Eye HydrationGen VII+ Rain Dish
0279 Pelipper Pelipper
Water Flying Keen Eye DrizzleGen VII+ Rain Dish
0302 Sableye Sableye
Dark Ghost Keen Eye StallGen IV+ Prankster
0396 Starly Starly
Normal Flying Keen Eye None RecklessGen VI+
0431 Glameow Glameow
Normal Normal Limber Own Tempo Keen Eye
0434 Stunky Stunky
Poison Dark Stench Aftermath Keen Eye
0435 Skuntank Skuntank
Poison Dark Stench Aftermath Keen Eye
0441 Chatot Chatot
Normal Flying Keen Eye Tangled Feet Big Pecks
0451 Skorupi Skorupi
Poison Bug Battle Armor Sniper Keen Eye
0452 Drapion Drapion
Poison Dark Battle Armor Sniper Keen Eye
0504 Patrat Patrat
Normal Normal Run Away Keen Eye Analytic
0505 Watchog Watchog
Normal Normal Illuminate Keen Eye Analytic
0580 Ducklett Ducklett
Water Flying Keen Eye Big Pecks Hydration
0581 Swanna Swanna
Water Flying Keen Eye Big Pecks Hydration
0627 Rufflet Rufflet
Normal Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Hustle
0628 Braviary Braviary
Normal Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Defiant
0628 Braviary Braviary
Hisuian Form
Psychic Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Tinted LensGen IX+
0677 Espurr Espurr
Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Own Tempo
0678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Prankster
0678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Competitive
0731 Pikipek Pikipek
Normal Flying Keen Eye Skill Link Pickup
0732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
Normal Flying Keen Eye Skill Link Pickup
0733 Toucannon Toucannon
Normal Flying Keen Eye Skill Link Sheer Force
0744 Rockruff Rockruff
Rock Rock Keen Eye Vital Spirit Steadfast
0745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
Rock Rock Keen Eye Sand Rush Steadfast
0745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Rock Rock Keen Eye Vital Spirit No Guard
0821 Rookidee Rookidee
Flying Flying Keen Eye Unnerve Big Pecks
0822 Corvisquire Corvisquire
Flying Flying Keen Eye Unnerve Big Pecks
0962 Bombirdier Bombirdier
Flying Dark Big Pecks Keen Eye Rocky Payload
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Prevents Accuracy from going down.
MDTDS Prevents the Pokémon's accuracy from being reduced.
BSL めいちゅうが さがらない
Conq. Prevents the Pokémon from losing accuracy.
MDGtI Prevents accuracy from being lowered.*
Accuracy won't be lowered! Never ever!*
SMD The Pokémon's accuracy won't be lowered! Never ever! The Pokémon won't be affected by the enemy's boosted evasiveness, either!
MDRTDX The Pokémon's accuracy won't be lowered–never ever! The Pokémon won't be affected by an enemy's boosted evasiveness, either.


In the anime

Olympia Meowstic Keen Eye.png
Meowstic


The Pokémon's keen eyes make it difficult for opponents to dodge the Pokémon's attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Meowstic Meowstic can redirect its attacks, making them extremely difficult to evade.
Olympia's Meowstic All Eyes on the Future! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 銳利目光 Yeuihleih Muhkgwōng
Mandarin 銳利目光 / 锐利目光 Ruìlì Mùguāng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Skarpt Blik
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tarkka silmä
France Flag.png French Regard Vif
Germany Flag.png German Adlerauge
Italy Flag.png Italian Sguardofermo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 날카로운 눈 Nalkaroun Nun
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Keen Eye
Poland Flag.png Polish Bystre Oko
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Olhar Aguçado
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Olhar Apurado
Russia Flag.png Russian Острое Зрение Ostroye Zreniye
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vista Lince
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Klarsynthet
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tinh Mắt
Mắt Tinh Tường*


Variations of the Ability Keen Eye
Keen EyeIlluminateHyper CutterBig Pecks


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