Telepathy (Ability)

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Telepathy redirects here. For Pokémon who are able to talk telepathically in human language, see Talking Pokémon.
Telepathy テレパシー
Telepathy
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Generation V
Anticipates an ally's attack and dodges it.
Generation VI
Anticipates an ally's attack and dodges it.
Generation VII
Anticipates an ally's attack and dodges it.
Generation VIII
Anticipates an ally's attack and dodges it.
Generation IX
The Pokémon anticipates and dodges the attacks of its allies.

Telepathy (Japanese: テレパシー Telepathy) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

A Pokémon with Telepathy avoids damaging moves used by its allies. This includes attacks with multiple targets (such as Discharge), attacks exclusively targeting an ally with Telepathy (such as Thunderbolt), and attacks that could potentially heal an ally with Telepathy (such as Pollen Puff and Present). However, it is not protected from its allies' status moves (such as Teeter Dance or Confuse Ray).

When Telepathy prevents an attack from hitting, the message "<name> avoids attacks by its ally Pokémon!" will be displayed.

Outside of battle

Telepathy has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Telepathy

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
Psychic Psychic Shadow Tag None Telepathy
0280 Ralts Ralts
Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
0281 Kirlia Kirlia
Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
0282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
0307 Meditite Meditite
Fighting Psychic Pure Power None Telepathy
0308 Medicham Medicham
Fighting Psychic Pure Power None Telepathy
0360 Wynaut Wynaut
Psychic Psychic Shadow Tag None Telepathy
0483 Dialga Dialga
Steel Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
0483 Dialga Dialga
Origin Forme
Steel Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
0484 Palkia Palkia
Water Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
0484 Palkia Palkia
Origin Forme
Water Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
0487 Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
0517 Munna Munna
Psychic Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
0518 Musharna Musharna
Psychic Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
0605 Elgyem Elgyem
Psychic Psychic Telepathy Synchronize Analytic
0606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
Psychic Psychic Telepathy Synchronize Analytic
0714 Noibat Noibat
Flying Dragon Frisk Infiltrator Telepathy
0715 Noivern Noivern
Flying Dragon Frisk Infiltrator Telepathy
0765 Oranguru Oranguru
Normal Psychic Inner Focus Telepathy Symbiosis
0785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Electric Fairy Electric Surge None Telepathy
0786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
Psychic Fairy Psychic Surge None Telepathy
0787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Grass Fairy Grassy Surge None Telepathy
0788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
Water Fairy Misty Surge None Telepathy
0824 Blipbug Blipbug
Bug Bug Swarm Compound Eyes Telepathy
0825 Dottler Dottler
Bug Psychic Swarm Compound Eyes Telepathy
0826 Orbeetle Orbeetle
Bug Psychic Swarm Frisk Telepathy
0954 Rabsca Rabsca
Bug Psychic Synchronize None Telepathy
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
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon reads its teammates' minds and won't take damage from its teammates' moves! For example, even if a teammate uses Earthquake IconCutsCornersSMD.png, the Pokémon won't be hit by it!


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 心靈感應 Sāmlìhnggámying
Mandarin 心靈感應 / 心灵感应 Xīnlínggǎnyìng
France Flag.png French Télépathe
Germany Flag.png German Telepathie
Italy Flag.png Italian Telepatia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 텔레파시 Telepathy
Russia Flag.png Russian Телепатия Telepatiya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Telepatía
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thần Giao Cách Cảm
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