Thermal Exchange (Ability)

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Thermal Exchange ねつこうかん
Thermal Exchange
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Generation IX
Boosts the Attack stat when the Pokémon is hit by a Fire-type move. The Pokémon also cannot be burned.

Thermal Exchange (Japanese: ねつこうかん Thermal Exchange) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of Frigibax's evolutionary line.


In battle

When a Pokémon with Thermal Exchange is hit by a Fire-type damaging move, its Attack is increased by one stage. It does not provide immunity or reduction to the damage. It also prevents the Pokémon from being burned. This Ability does not activate if the substitute is hit.

A Pokémon with this Ability will be cured of burn if it is burned while in battle (such as if it gains the Ability outside of battle or by an effect like Skill Swap, or is burned by a Pokémon with an Ability like Mold Breaker).

Outside of battle

Thermal Exchange has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Thermal Exchange

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0996 Frigibax Frigibax
Dragon Ice Thermal Exchange None Ice Body
0997 Arctibax Arctibax
Dragon Ice Thermal Exchange None Ice Body
0998 Baxcalibur Baxcalibur
Dragon Ice Thermal Exchange None Ice Body
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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熱交換 Yihtgāauwuhn
Mandarin 熱交換 / 热交换 Rèjiāohuàn
France Flag.png French Thermodynamique
Germany Flag.png German Thermowandel
Italy Flag.png Italian Termoscambio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 열교환 Yeolgyohwan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Termoconversión