Pokemon Abilities were introduced into Generation 3 handheld Pokemon games. Players of Pokemon GO are hoping that Niantic will decide to include this. A Pokemon Ability can affect a lot about a Pokemon, these affects can help you deal more damage, take less and even reduce it entirely.
Pokemon GO Ability List
Suggested by Reddit User by the name of Frocharocha, Pokemon Abilities can have effects outside of Pokemon battling in Pokemon GO. This short Pokemon GO Ability List Image was made by Frocharocha and lets us imagine a world with Abilities in Pokemon GO.
These Ability Types are Split into 3 different categories.
- Battling Abilities
- Buddy Abilities
- Raid Abilities
Battling Pokemon GO Abilities
These are the obvious Pokemon GO Abilities, such Increased damage with Grass Type Moves from “Overgrow“. While on the other side of the spectrum there is “Battle Armor” where you could protect yourself from critical strikes. These would be the most important to balance if Niantic wanted to bring them into the Pokemon GO world.
Raid Pokemon GO Abilities
I imagine these will the same balancing care as the battling Abilities since most of these stacked up would make a Raid Boss Extremely Weak. On the flip side, you would be a very valuable player if you had the Pokemon GO Ability Type players might be looking for their raid battles.
Buddy Pokemon GO Abilities
This would be a nice feature to make the buddy system bit more interesting. One of my personal favorite that does not have to do with gathering items is the “Analytic” which allows players Buddy to sense Rare nearby Pokemon. The “Natural Cure” would be nice for players who want other option for healing Pokemon since we have no idea how it will be before Poke Centers.
Frequently Asked Question About Pokemon Abilities
- How Many Can I Have?
Each Pokemon can only have 1 Ability.
- What are Hidden Pokemon Abilities?
In Pokemon Black & White, a Third Hidden ability was introduced, players were able to acquire this from the Dream world.