Wandering Spirit (Ability)

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Wandering Spirit さまようたましい
Wandering Spirit
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Generation VIII
The Pokémon exchanges Abilities with a Pokémon that hits it with a move that makes direct contact.

Wandering Spirit (Japanese: さまようたましい Wandering Spirit) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Galarian Yamask and Runerigus.


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In battle

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a contact move, it will switch Abilities between it and the target. It does not work on Wonder Guard.

Outside of battle

It is unknown if Wandering Spirit has an effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Wandering Spirit

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Yamask Yamask
Galarian Form
Ground Ghost Wandering Spirit None None
Runerigus Runerigus Ground Ghost Wandering Spirit None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
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In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遊魂 Yàuhwàhn
Mandarin 遊魂 / 游魂
France Flag.png French Âme Vagabonde
Germany Flag.png German Rastlose Seele
Italy Flag.png Italian Anima Errante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 떠도는영혼 Tteodoneun Yeonghon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alma Errante

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