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Below is a table which lists all of the abilities that were introduced in Pokémon Black and White. In total, 41 abilities were introduced.

Pokémon who are preceded by an *asterisk in the list are marked as such because they may only have that ability when caught and brought back from the DreamWorld.


Name Description Learned By
Analytic
アナライズ
Power is increased if the Pokémon would attack last. *porygonz, *porygon2, *porygon, *starmie, *staryu, *magnezone, *magneton, *magnemite, *patrat, *watchog, *elgyem, *beheeyem,
Big Pecks
はとむね
The Pokémon's defense stat cannot be reduced. *pidgeot, *pidgeotto, *pidgey, *chatot, pidove, tranquill, unfezant, ducklett, swanna, vullaby, mandibuzz.
Contrary
あまのじゃく
Stat changes are reversed. *spinda, *shuckle, *snivy, *servine, *serperior,
Cursed Body
のろわれボデ�
When attacked, the move used may become disabled. *froslass, *banette, *shuppet, frillish, jellicent.
Defeatist
よわき
When HP is below 50% of maximum, Attack power decreases. archen, archeops.
Defiant
まけんき
As other stats are decreased, Attack increases. *empoleon, *prinplup, *piplup, *farfetchd, *primeape, *mankey, *purugly, *braviary, *tornadus, *thundurus, pawniard, bisharp.
Flare Boost
ねつぼうそう
Power is increased when afflicted with the Burn status condition. *drifloon, *drifblim,
Friend Guard
フレンドガー�
Damage taken by allies may be reduced. (Assumed) *happiny, *jigglypuff, *igglybuff, *clefairy, *cleffa,
Harvest
しゅうかく
A held berry can be reused. (Assumed) *tropius, *exeggutor, *exeggcute,
Healer
いやしのここ�
Rids teammates of Status Conditions. *blissey, *chansey, *bellossom, audino, alomomola.
Heavy Metal
ヘヴィメタル
The Pokémon weighs twice as much as normal. *aggron, *aron, *lairon, *bronzor, *bronzong,
Illusion
イリュージョ�
Takes the appearance of an ally when it enters battle. zorua, zoroark.
Imposter
かわりもの
Upon entering battle the Pokémon uses Transform *ditto,
Infiltrator
すりぬけ
The effects of Barrier and Light Screen. *seviper, *ninjask, *jumpluff, *skiploom, *hoppip, *crobat, *golbat, *zubat, *spiritomb, cottonee, whimsicott, petilil, lilligant.
Iron Barbs
てつのトゲ
Inflicts damage on the opponent when Physical contact is made. ferroseed, ferrothorn.
Justified
せいぎのここ�
Attack is boosted when hit by a Dark-type move. *absol, *gallade, *arcanine, *growlithe, *lucario, cobalion, terrakion, virizion, keldeo.
Light Metal
ライトメタル
The Pokémon weighs half as much as normal. *registeel, *metang, *metagross, *beldum, *scizor,
Magic Bounce
マジックミラ�
The Pokémon reflects non-damaging moves back at their user. *xatu, *natu, *espeon,
Moody
ムラっけ
One stat is reduced in favor of another stat. *bibarel, *bidoof, *glalie, *snorunt, *smeargle, *octillery, *remoraid,
Moxie
じしんかじょ�
The Pokémon's attack stat is boosted when its opponent is knocked out. *salamence, *heracross, *honchkrow, *gyarados, *pinsir, sandile, krokorok, krookodile, scraggy, scrafty.
Multiscale
マルチスケイ�
The higher the HP, the less the damage taken from foes. *lugia, *dragonite,
Mummy
ミイラ
When an opponent uses a Physical attack, its ability also becomes Mummy. yamask, cofagrigus.
Overcoat
ぼうじん
The Pokémon does not take damage from primary Weather effects. *shelgon, *forretress, *pineco, *cloyster, *shellder, *burmy, *wormadam, *sewaddle, *swadloon, *leavanny, *escavalier, *shelmet, solosis, duosion, reuniclus, vullaby, mandibuzz.
Pickpocket
わるいてぐせ
The Pokémon steals an opponent's item when contact is made. *shiftry, *nuzleaf, *seedot, *weavile, *sneasel,
Poison Touch
どくしゅ
An opponent is afflicted with the Poison status condition upon contact. seismitoad.
Prankster
いたずらごこ�
When a non-damaging move is used its priority is increased. *illumise, *volbeat, *sableye, *murkrow, *riolu, *purrloin, *liepard, cottonee, whimsicott, petilil, lilligant, tornadus, thundurus.
Rattled
びびり
Types of certain opponents make the Pokémon self-conscious, it raises its Speed. *clamperl, *whismur, *mightyena, *poochyena, *granbull, *snubbull, *dunsparce, *sudowoodo, *bonsly, *ledyba, *magikarp, *cubchoo,
Regenerator
さいせいりょ�
When the Pokémon is switched out of battle, some of its HP is restored. *hooh, *tangrowth, *tangela, *slowking, *slowbro, *slowPoké, *solosis, *duosion, *reuniclus, *foongus, *amoonguss, *alomomola, audino, mienfoo, mienshao.
Sand Force
すなのちから
Boosts the Attack of the Pokémon's Ground, Rock and Steel type moves in a SandStorm. *probopass, *nosepass, *dugtrio, *diglett, *shellos, *gastrodon, *hippopotas, *hippowdon, *roggenrola, *boldore, *gigalith, drilbur, excadrill, landorus.
Sand Rush
すなかき
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed in a SandStorm. herdier, stoutland, drilbur, excadrill.
Sap Sipper
そうしょくく
Attack power is boosted if the Pokémon is hit by a Grass-type attack. *miltank, *stantler, *girafarig, *azumarill, *marill, *azurill, *blitzle, *zebstrika, deerling, sawsbuck, bouffalant, sawsbuck-summer, sawsbuck-autumn, sawsbuck-winter, deerling-autumn, deerling-autumn, deerling-winter.
Sheer Force
ちからづく
Attack power of moves is boosted but their secondary effects do not occur. *rampardos, *cranidos, *bagon, *trapinch, *mawile, *makuhita, *hariyama, *croconaw, *feraligatr, *totodile, *tauros, *kingler, *krabby, *steelix, *nidoqueen, *landorus, timburr, gurdurr, conkledurr, darmanitan, druddigon, rufflet, braviary.
Telepathy
テレパシー
Attacks from allies are avoided. *medicham, *meditite, *gardevoir, *kirlia, *ralts, *wobbuffet, *wynaut, *dialga, *giratina, *giratina-origin, *munna, *musharna, elgyem, beheeyem.
TeraVolt
テラボルテー�
Moves ignore the effects of abilities. zekrom.
Toxic Boost
どくぼうそう
Power is increased when afflicted with the Poison status condition. *zangoose,
TurboBlaze
ターボブレイ�
Moves ignore the effects of abilities. reshiram.
Unnerve
きんちょうか�
Opponents are unable to eat their held berries. *masquerain, *tyranitar, *houndoom, *houndour, *ursaring, *mewtwo, *aerodactyl, *persian, *meowth, *arbok, *ekans, *vespiquen, *axew, *fraxure, *haxorus, joltik, galvantula.
Victory Star
しょうりのほ�
Increases the accuracy of the Pokémon and its partners. victini.
Weak Armor
くだけるよろ�
When hit by a Physical attack the Pokémon's Attack is decreased and Speed is increased. *skarmory, *magcargo, *slugma, *kabutops, *kabuto, *omastar, *omanyte, *dwebble, *crustle, *vanillite, *vanillish, *vanilluxe, *vullaby, *mandibuzz, garbodor.
Wonder Skin
ミラクルスキ�
Is unaffected by opponents' moves that alter stats. (Assumed) *delcatty, *skitty, *venomoth, sigilyph.
Zen Mode
ダルマモード
Changes Daruma Forme in a pinch. *darmanitan, darmanitan-mode.