Generation III
Copies special ability.
Generation IV
The Pokémon copies the foe's ability.
Generation V
The Pokémon copies a foe's ability.
Generation VI
The Pokémon copies an opposing Pokémon's Ability.
How many Pokémon have this ability

Trace is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Currently, six Pokémon have this Ability.




When a Pokémon with Trace enters battle, or at the start of battle, Trace will copy the Ability of its opponent. Trace copies the ability of one of the opponents at random during a Double Battle and/or a Triple Battle.

Trace cannot copy Illusion or Multitype, but is able to copy Wonder Guard. Trace won't have any effect in the event that both the user and its opponent have Trace.

In the event that Trace isn't able to copy the opponent's Ability due to either having an untraceable Ability or an opponent having Trace, then Trace will copy the next opponent's Ability, either due to the opposing team making a Pokémon substitution or the opposing target was defeated.


Trace doesn't have an effect in the overworld.

Pokémon With This Ability

Normal Ability

# Pokémon Type Abilities Hidden Ability Base Stats
HP Atk Def Sp.Atk Sp.Def Spd
065 065m Mini Sprite.png Mega Alakazam Psychic.gif Trace None 55 50 65 175 95 150
137 137 Mini Sprite.png Porygon Normal.gif Trace
Analytic 65 60 70 85 75 40
233 233 Mini Sprite.png Porygon2 Normal.gif Trace
Analytic 85 80 90 105 95 60
280 280 Mini Sprite.png Ralts Psychic.gif Fairy.gif Synchronize
Telepathy 28 25 25 45 35 40
281 281 Mini Sprite.png Kirlia Psychic.gif Fairy.gif Synchronize
Telepathy 38 35 35 65 55 50
282 282 Mini Sprite.png Gardevoir Psychic.gif Fairy.gif Synchronize
Telepathy 68 65 65 125 115 80

Hidden Ability


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