With Pokémon Sword and Shield, comes a plethora of new abilities for your Pokémon. In our Pokémon Sword and Shield Abilities Guide, we’ve detailed all you need to know about all the new abilities featured in the newest Pokémon title.
Pokémon Sword and Shield New Abilities
It’s important to note that some of the abilities are subject to alter as the title releases. I should also mention that a Pokémon can’t have more than 3 different abilities. The following are all the abilities featured in Pokémon Sword and Shield:
Gulp Missile – Cramorant
When you use Surf or Dive, Pokémon will come with prey, which will attack when the Pokémon is attacked.
Neutralizing Gas – Galarian Weezing
Pokémon with this ability nullifies the abilities of all Pokémon on the field.
Steam Engine – Rolycoly
This Pokémon increases SPD by 3x fold when attacked by a fire-type or a water-type attack.
Ball Fetch – Yamper
Pokémon without a held item will fetch the first failed throw.
Hunger Switch – Morpeko
Pokémon with this ability continues to switch between Full Belly Mode and Hungry Mode after each turn.
Cotton Down – Gossifleur, Eldegoss
It lowers the SPD of the Pokémon that attacks you.
Mirror Armor – Corviknight
You reflect any stat-lowering ailments back toward the attacker.
Pastel Veil – Ponyta, Rapidash
You and your allied Pokémon can’t be poisoned.
Gorilla Tactics – Darmanitan
Increases the ATK stat of Pokémon with this ability but only for the initial attack.
Wandering Spirits – Yamask, Runerigus
This ability allows you to trade abilities with another Pokémon.
Perish Body – Cursola
Attacks that make direct contact causes the attacker to faint after 3 turns unless they switch.
Steely Spirits – Perrserker
Enhances steel-type attacks.
Screen Cleaner – Mr. Mime, Mr. Rime
Completely nullifies the Light Screen, Reflect, and Aurora Veil of both ally and opponent Pokémon.
Mimicry – Stunfisk
Pokémon with this ability are able to switch to alter its type.
Power Spot – Stonjourner
You enhance your attacks by being next to a Pokémon with this ability.
Ice Face – Eiscue
Pokémon’s ice head is able to utilize a physical attack but also alters its appearance.
Ripen – Applin
You’re able to ripen berries and boosts their effects.
Ice Scales – Snom, Frosmoth
You receive -50% DMG from Special Moves with the help of icy scales.
Sand Spit – Silicobra, Sandaconda
Pokémon with this ability is able to create a sandstorm after it is hit.
Punk Rock – Toxtricity
Increases the effects of sound-type attacks and also decreases the DMG from these attacks.
Stalwart – Duraludon
Pokémon with this ability is able to neglect the effects of abilities of the opponent and moves that draw in other moves.
Propeller Tail – Arrokuda, Barraskewda
Similar to Stalwart, Pokémon with this ability is able to neglect the effects of abilities of the opponent and moves that draw in other moves.
Libero – Scorbunny
You’re able to alter a Pokémon’s type depending on the type of move used by the Pokémon.
Intrepid Sword – Zacian
You enhance your Pokémon’s ATK stats as soon as it enters the battle.
Dauntless Shield – Zamazenta
You enhance your Pokémon’s DEF stats as soon as it enters the battle.