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.


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 Disguise, Flower Gift, Gulp Missile, Ice Face, Illusion, Imposter, Receiver, RKS System, Schooling, Stance Change, Wonder Guard, and Zen Mode.

The Ability will trigger even if the user has fainted from the move.

Outside of battle

Wandering Spirit has no 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 VIII 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遊魂 Yàuhwàhn
Mandarin 遊魂 / 游魂 Yóuhún
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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