Trace is a Pokémon ability introduced in the third generation. This ability copies the ability of an opponent.


Pokémon with this ability copy the ability of an adjacent opponent. For the current generation, if the player cannot activate Trace, the ability delays activation until something that can be copied. If the ability is Skill Swapped, it will activate at first opportunity even if the user has activate Trace beforehand in the same battle.

Trace cannot be copied by Role Play (as of Gen V), Power of Alchemy or Receiver. Entrainment will fail if used by a Pokémon with this ability

Trace cannot copy the following abilities

Pokémon with Ability


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