Contrary (Ability)

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Effect

In battle

This Ability causes all effects that would lower a stat of the Pokemon with this Ability to increase it instead, and all effects that would increase a stat of the Pokemon with this Ability to decrease it instead.

This also applies to self-inflicted changes, such as Curse and Leaf Storm. This Ability only reverses the changes when they are applied; it does not passively cause all existing changes to reverse; therefore, if the Ability Contrary is no longer in effect or the stats are Baton Passed, all existing stat modifications remain the same. Stats Baton Passed onto a Pokemon with Contrary are not reversed.

If a Pokemon with Contrary uses Belly Drum, its Attack will be lowered to -6 stages (although the message will still say that the user maximized its Attack); even if the user’s Attack is already at -6 stages, Belly Drum will deduct HP. Even if the user has Contrary, Belly Drum fails if the user’s Attack is already at +6.

If a move used by a Pokemon with Mold Breaker, Teravolt, or Turboblazewould induce a stat modification in a Pokemon with Contrary, the stat modification will not reverse.

Outside of battle

Contrary has no effect outside of battle.


Pokemon with Contrary

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Pokemon
Types
Ability 1
Ability 2
Hidden
Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy Gluttony Contrary
Spinda Normal Own Tempo Tangled Feet Contrary
Snivy Grass Overgrow None Contrary
Servine Grass Overgrow None Contrary
Serperior Grass Overgrow None Contrary
Inkay Dark Psychic Suction Cups Contrary Infiltrator
Malamar Dark Psychic Suction Cups Contrary Infiltrator

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