Technician (Ability)

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Technician テクニシャン
Technician
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Generation IV
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation V
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation VI
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation VII
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation VIII
Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Generation IX
Powers up weak moves so the Pokémon can deal more damage with them.

Technician (Japanese: テクニシャン Technician) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

0385Jirachi.png This Ability effect may be in need of research.
Reason: How is Beat Up boosted by Technician? Is it based on the user's initial strike or all strikes individually?
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In battle

Technician increases the power of moves which have a power of 60 or less by 50%.

For moves with variable power, Technician will only apply if the power is 60 or less when used. For example, Low Kick and Grass Knot will only get a Technician boost if the target's weight is 110.0 lbs. (49.9 kg) or less.

Generation IV

The effect does not apply to confusion damage, which remains at a power of 40. However, if a Pokémon hurts itself in confusion induced due to disobedience, the power is increased to 60.

Despite Struggle having a base power of 60 or less, and Beat Up having a base power of 10 for each strike, both moves are not boosted by Technician in Generation IV.

Technician applies after the base power modifiers for double base power moves (such as Gust and Pursuit), Charge, and Helping Hand, so if any of those cause a move's base power to exceed 60, Technician's boost will not apply.

Generation V onwards

Technician no longer applies for any means of confusion damage, including the one induced by disobedience.

Struggle and Beat Up are now boosted by Technician.

Technician no longer takes into account base power modifiers, but does consider variable base power (e.g. Rollout, Ice Ball, Gust, Acrobatics), which must be 60 or less to be boosted by Technician.

Affected moves

The table below lists the moves affected by Technician, as well as the Pokémon that can have Technician and learn those moves.

Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they can be only learned by Smeargle with Technician via Sketch (with exception of Struggle, Chatter, and Generation VIII moves).

Outside of battle

Technician has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Technician

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0052 Meowth Meowth
Normal Normal Pickup TechnicianGen IV+ Unnerve
0052 Meowth Meowth
Alolan Form
Dark Dark Pickup Technician Rattled
0053 Persian Persian
Normal Normal Limber TechnicianGen IV+ Unnerve
0053 Persian Persian
Alolan Form
Dark Dark Fur Coat Technician Rattled
0122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Psychic Fairy Soundproof FilterGen IV+ Technician
0123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Flying Swarm TechnicianGen IV+ Steadfast
0212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Steel Swarm TechnicianGen IV+ Light Metal
0212 Scizor Scizor
Mega Scizor
Bug Steel Technician None None
0235 Smeargle Smeargle
Normal Normal Own Tempo TechnicianGen IV+ Moody
0237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Fighting Fighting Intimidate TechnicianGen IV+ Steadfast
0286 Breloom Breloom
Grass Fighting Effect Spore Poison HealGen IV+ Technician
0402 Kricketune Kricketune
Bug Bug Swarm None Technician
0407 Roserade Roserade
Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Technician
0424 Ambipom Ambipom
Normal Normal Technician Pickup Skill Link
0439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
0572 Minccino Minccino
Normal Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
0573 Cinccino Cinccino
Normal Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
0802 Marshadow Marshadow
Fighting Ghost Technician None None
0849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Amped Form
Electric Poison Punk Rock Plus Technician
0849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Low Key Form
Electric Poison Punk Rock Minus Technician
0852 Clobbopus Clobbopus
Fighting Fighting Limber None Technician
0853 Grapploct Grapploct
Fighting Fighting Limber None Technician
0925 Maushold Maushold
Normal Normal Friend Guard Cheek Pouch Technician
1016 Fezandipiti Fezandipiti
Poison Fairy Toxic Chain None Technician
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

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Technician increases damage of moves whose base power is 4 or lower, taking Ginseng and Space Globe boosts into account, by 50%.

The table below lists the moves affected by Technician in these games, as well as the Pokémon that have Technician and learn those moves.

Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they can be only learned by Smeargle who has Sketched them.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts the damage the Pokémon inflicts with moves that have low attack power.
BSL いりょくが ひくいわざを つかったときに ダメージが おおきくなる
MDGtI Increases damage done by moves with low power.*
When the Pokémon use moves with very low power, those moves do more damage.*
SMD
MDRTDX
When the Pokémon uses moves with very low power, those moves do more damage.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 技術高手 Geihseuht Gōusáu *
技術員 Geihseuhtyùhn *
Mandarin 技術高手 / 技术高手 Jìshù Gāoshǒu *
技術員 Jìshùyuán *
France Flag.png French Technicien
Germany Flag.png German Techniker
Italy Flag.png Italian Tecnico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 테크니션 Technician
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Técnico
Russia Flag.png Russian Техничность Tekhnichnost'
Spain Flag.png Spanish Experto
Thailand Flag.png Thai ผู้เชี่ยวชาญ
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kĩ Thuật Gia


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