Trace (Ability)

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In battle

Trace copies the Ability of the current opponent. Trace cannot copy Trace, Multitype, Illusion, Flower Gift, Imposter, or Stance Change; however, Trace can copy Wonder Guard. In a Double Battle, Trace will randomly copy either opponent’s Ability.

If all opponents have Abilities that cannot be traced, then Trace will activate when next exposed to a Pokemon that has a traceable Ability.

In Generation VI, during Horde Encounters, Trace will copy the ability of a random Pokemon.

Outside of battle

Trace has no effect outside of battle.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon

Trace is only activated when the Pokemon is attacked, and one Ability chosen at random is copied.

Pokemon with Trace

Ability 1
Ability 2
Alakazam Alakazam
Mega Alakazam
Psychic Trace None None
Porygon Normal Trace Download Analytic
Porygon2 Normal Trace Download Analytic
Ralts Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
Kirlia Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy
Gardevoir Psychic Fairy Synchronize Trace Telepathy