Synchronize (Ability)

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Effect

In battle

When a Pokemon with Synchronize is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned by another Pokemon, that Pokemon will be inflicted with the same status condition.

Synchronize will have no effect if the opponent has a type, Ability, or team condition (e.g. Safeguard) that prevents it from being burned, paralyzed, or poisoned. However, Synchronize does affect an opponent behind a substitute.

If a Pokemon with Synchronize has a Berry that cures the status condition it was just inflicted with, Synchronize will activate before the Berry is eaten.

Generation III to IV

When a Pokemon with Synchronize is badly poisoned by another Pokemon, that Pokemon will be inflicted with the regular poison condition.

If Psycho Shift is used by a burned, paralyzed, or poisoned Pokemon targeting a Pokemon with Synchronize, Synchronize activates after Psycho Shift cures the user of its status condition. Therefore, Synchronize will inflict the status condition anew in such a case.

Toxic Spikes do not activate this Ability unless a Pokemon on the field directly causes a Pokemon with Synchronize to switch in, such as by using the moves Roar or Whirlwind.

Generation V and VI

When a Pokemon with Synchronize is badly poisoned by another Pokemon, that Pokemon will now be inflicted with the bad poison condition, rather than the regular poison condition.

If Psycho Shift is used by a burned, paralyzed, poisoned, or badly poisoned Pokemon targeting a Pokemon with Synchronize, Synchronize now activates before Psycho Shift cures the user of its status condition. Therefore, Synchronize will fail to inflict the status condition anew in such a case.

Toxic Spikes do not activate this Ability, even if another Pokemon forced the Pokemon with this Ability to switch in by using a move like Roar or Dragon Tail.

Outside of battle

From Pokemon Emerald onwards, if a Pokemon with this Ability is leading the party, there is a 50% chance that wild Pokemon encountered will have the same Nature as the Pokemon with Synchronize. Starting in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, this also applies to gift Pokemon in the Undiscovered Egg Group.

This does not apply to roaming Pokemon. In Emerald, it does not apply to stationary Pokemon, such as Regirock or Rayquaza.

The Ability does not apply when a Pokemon with Synchronize is strolling in the Pokewalker or when capturing Pokemon from the Entree Forest.

Pokemon with Synchronize

MS
Pokemon
Types
Ability 1
Ability 2
Hidden
Abra Psychic Synchronize Inner Focus Magic Guard
Kadabra Psychic Synchronize Inner Focus Magic Guard
Alakazam Psychic Synchronize Inner Focus Magic Guard
Mew Psychic Synchronize None None
Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize Early Bird Magic Bounce
Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize Early Bird Magic Bounce
Espeon Psychic Synchronize None Magic Bounce
Umbreon Dark Synchronize None Inner Focus
Ralts Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
Kirlia Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
Gardevoir Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
Munna Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
Musharna Psychic Forewarn Synchronize Telepathy
Elgyem Psychic Telepathy Synchronize Analytic
Beheeyem Psychic Telepathy Synchronize Analytic

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