Pressure(JP) is a Pokémon ability introduced in the third generation.


Pressure doubles the foe's PP usage for every successful hit. This ability works even if the Pokémon is immune to the attack's type, for example, using Earthquake against a Flying-type Pokémon.

As of the fourth generation, one is alerted to the presence of Pressure by the message "(Name of ability holder) is exerting it's Pressure!"

Outside of battle

If the Pokémon with Pressure is leading the party, then Pressure increases the chance of battling a higher-leveled wild Pokémon by 50%. See also Hustle and Vital Spirit.

Pokémon with the Ability

Aerodactyl Articuno Zapdos Moltres Mewtwo
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Raikou Entei Suicune Lugia Ho-Oh
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Dusclops Absol Deoxys
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Vespiquen Spiritomb Weavile Dusknoir Dialga
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Palkia Giratina Kyurem Corviknight Eternatus
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As a Hidden Ability

Wailmer Wailord Pawniard Bisharp
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