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), as well as attacks exclusively targeting an ally with Telepathy (such as Thunderbolt). 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
Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
Psychic Psychic Shadow Tag None Telepathy
Ralts Ralts
Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
Kirlia Kirlia
Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
Gardevoir Gardevoir
Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
Meditite Meditite
Fighting Psychic Pure Power None Telepathy
Medicham Medicham
Fighting Psychic Pure Power None Telepathy
Wynaut Wynaut
Psychic Psychic Shadow Tag None Telepathy
Dialga Dialga
Steel Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Dialga Dialga
Origin Forme
Steel Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Palkia Palkia
Water Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Palkia Palkia
Origin Forme
Water Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon Pressure None Telepathy
Munna Munna
Psychic Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
Musharna Musharna
Psychic Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
Elgyem Elgyem
Psychic Psychic Telepathy Synchronize Analytic
Beheeyem Beheeyem
Psychic Psychic Telepathy Synchronize Analytic
Noibat Noibat
Flying Dragon Frisk Infiltrator Telepathy
Noivern Noivern
Flying Dragon Frisk Infiltrator Telepathy
Oranguru Oranguru
Normal Psychic Inner Focus Telepathy Symbiosis
Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Electric Fairy Electric Surge None Telepathy
Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
Psychic Fairy Psychic Surge None Telepathy
Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Grass Fairy Grassy Surge None Telepathy
Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
Water Fairy Misty Surge None Telepathy
Blipbug Blipbug
Bug Bug Swarm Compound Eyes Telepathy
Dottler Dottler
Bug Psychic Swarm Compound Eyes Telepathy
Orbeetle Orbeetle
Bug Psychic Swarm Frisk Telepathy
Rabsca Rabsca
Bug Psychic Synchronize None Telepathy
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

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

  • Telepathy is the most common ability to have as a hidden ability.

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
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Telepatia
Russia Flag.png Russian Телепатия Telepatiya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Telepatía
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thần Giao Cách Cảm



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