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List of New Abilities

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This article will show you the list of all the New Abilities in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield, as well as The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra DLC.

List of New Abilities

New in The Crown Tundra

Ability Description Pokemon
Dragon’s Maw Powers up Dragon-type moves.
Transistor Powers up Electric-type moves.
Curious Medicine When a Pokemon with this Ability enters the battlefield, allies’ stat changes are reset.
Chilling Neigh When the Pokemon knocks out a target, it utters a chilling neigh, which boosts its Attack stat.
Grim Neigh When the Pokemon knocks out a target, it utters a terrifying neigh, which boosts its Special Attack stat.
As One (Ice Rider) This Ability combines the effects of both Calyrex's Unnerve Ability and Glastrier's Chilling Neigh Ability.
As One (Shadow Rider) This Ability combines the effects of both Calyrex's Unnerve Ability and Spectrier's Grim Neigh Ability.

New in The Isle of Armor

Ability Description Pokemon
Quick Draw Enables the Pokémon to move first occasionally.
Unseen Fist Allows the Pokemon to bypass moves like Protect when it uses attacks which make direct contact.

New in Generation 8

Ability Description Pokemon
Mirror Armor Bounces back only the stat-lowering effects that the Pokemon receives.
Dauntless Shield Boosts the Pokémon's Defense stat when the Pokémon enters a battle.
Intrepid Sword Boosts the Pokémon’s Attack stat when the Pokémon enters a battle.
Libero Changes the Pokémon's type to the type of the move it's about to use.
Steam Engine Boosts the Pokémon's Speed stat drastically if hit by a Fire- or Water-type move.
Propeller Tail Pokemon Abilities and moves that draw in moves are ignored.
Steely Spirit All ally Pokemon Steel type moves are boosted.
Ripen Ripens Berries and doubles their effect.
Punk Rock Boosts the power of sound-based moves. The Pokémon also takes half the damage from these kinds of moves.
Sand Spit The Pokémon creates a sandstorm when it's hit by an attack.
Wandering Spirit The Pokémon exchanges Abilities with a Pokémon that hits it with a move that makes direct contact.
Ice Scales Special moves damage are halved because the Pokemon is protected by ice scales.
Power Spot Just being next to the Pokémon powers up moves.
Ice Face The Pokémon's ice head can take a physical attack as a substitute, but the attack also changes the Pokémon's appearance. The ice will be restored when it hails.
Ball Fetch If the Pokemon is not holding an item, it will fetch the Poke Ball from the first failed throw of the battle.
Cotton Down When the Pokemon is hit by an attack, it scatters cotton fluff around and lowers the Speed stat of all Pokemon except itself.
Gorilla Tactics Boosts the Pokemon's Attack Stat but only allows the use of the first selected move.
Stalwart Ignores the effects of opposing Pokémon's Abilities and moves that draw in moves.
Gulp Missile When the Pokémon uses Surf or Dive, it will come back with prey. When it takes damage, it will spit out the prey to attack.
Pastel Veil Prevents Pokemon and it's teammates from being Poisoned. Also cures Poison from Pokemon entering the battlefield.
Neutralizing Gas Neutralize all of the Pokemon abilities in battle.
Screen Cleaner Disables all the effects of Light Screen, Reflect, and Aurora Veil.
Perish Body Pokemon and the attacker will faint after 3 turns if you are hit by an attack that has direct contact with you.
Mimicry The Pokemon type changes depending on the terrain.
Hunger Switch The Pokémon changes its form, alternating between its Full Belly Mode and Hangry Mode after the end of each turn.

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