Klutz (Ability)

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Klutz ぶきよう
Clumsy
Flavor text
Generation IV
The Pokémon can't use any held items.
Generation V
The Pokémon can't use any held items.
Generation VI
The Pokémon can't use any held items.
Generation VII
The Pokémon can't use any held items.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon can't use any held items.
Generation IX
The Pokémon can't use any held items.

Klutz (Japanese: ぶきよう Clumsy) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Buneary and Lopunny.

Effect

In battle

Klutz prevents the effects of the held item of the Pokémon with this Ability from applying.

Klutz does not negate item effects that affect prize money, experience, effort values, or friendship, such as those of the Amulet Coin, Lucky Egg, Power Weight, or Soothe Bell.

The Speed drop from the Macho Brace, and Power items (such as the Power Bracer) is not negated by Klutz.

Generation IV

The Speed drop from the Iron Ball is not negated, but the grounding effect is.

Klutz prevents the Pokémon with this Ability from using Natural Gift; however, it does not prevent the Pokémon from using Fling. If a Pokémon with Klutz uses Bug Bite or Pluck, it will consume the target's held Berry without gaining its effects. If a Pokémon with Klutz uses Judgment, it will be a Normal-type move.

Generation V onward

Klutz now prevents the Pokémon with this Ability from using Fling. If a Pokémon with Klutz uses Bug Bite or Pluck, it will now receive the effects of a consumed held Berry. If a Pokémon with Klutz uses Techno Blast, it will be a Normal-type move.

All effects of the Iron Ball are now negated by Klutz. However, Klutz still does not negate the Speed drop from the Macho Brace and Power items.

If a Pokémon is already locked into a move due to a held Choice item (Choice Scarf, Choice Specs, Choice Band), if the held Choice item is removed while its effect is negated, the Pokémon will be affected by the Choice item lock glitch.

Klutz cannot prevent the form-changing effects of items, but will still negate the other effects of those items (e.g. if a Giratina holding a Griseous Orb has Klutz, it will remain in its Origin Forme, but will not receive the 20% boost in the power of Dragon- and Ghost-type moves). Klutz does not prevent Pokémon with this Ability from Mega Evolving with a Mega Stone or undergoing Primal Reversion with the Red Orb or Blue Orb. Klutz does not prevent Pokémon with this Ability from using a Z-Move with a Z-Crystal.

If a Pokémon with Klutz uses Multi-Attack, it will be a Normal-type move.

Outside of battle

Klutz has no effect outside of battle. Items such as the Everstone, Cleanse Tag, Scarves, and Soothe Bell are not affected.

Pokémon with Klutz

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0427 Buneary Buneary
Normal Normal Run Away Klutz Limber
0428 Lopunny Lopunny
Normal Normal Cute Charm Klutz Limber
0527 Woobat Woobat
Psychic Flying Unaware Klutz Simple
0528 Swoobat Swoobat
Psychic Flying Unaware Klutz Simple
0531 Audino Audino
Normal Normal Healer Regenerator Klutz
0622 Golett Golett
Ground Ghost Iron Fist Klutz No Guard
0623 Golurk Golurk
Ground Ghost Iron Fist Klutz No Guard
0759 Stufful Stufful
Normal Fighting Fluffy Klutz Cute Charm
0760 Bewear Bewear
Normal Fighting Fluffy Klutz Unnerve
0848 Toxel Toxel
Electric Poison Rattled Static Klutz
0926 Fidough Fidough
Fairy Fairy Own Tempo None Klutz
0951 Capsakid Capsakid
Grass Grass Chlorophyll Insomnia Klutz
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Klutz prevents the effects of the held item from applying.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, it also prevents the Pokémon from using or throwing items. This effect does not apply if the Pokémon is the team leader. Additionally, Klutz prevents the Pokémon from being afflicted by the puppet status condition.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Prevents the Pokémon's held item from activating.
BSL もっている どうぐの こうかがでない
MDGtI The Pokémon's held items have no effect.*
If the Pokémon holds an item, it won't do anything!*
SMD A held item has no effect on the Pokémon. The Pokémon can't use or throw items, either. But the Pokémon won't become a puppet when it gets the puppet status condition.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 笨拙 Bahnjyut
Mandarin 笨拙 Bènzhuō
France Flag.png French Maladresse
Germany Flag.png German Tollpatsch
Italy Flag.png Italian Impaccio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 서투름 Seotureum
Russia Flag.png Russian Неуклюжесть Neuklyuzhest'
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zoquete


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