Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon - Useful Abilities with Field Effects: Database

Check our Useful Abilities with Field Effects database in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to find out which abilities have a lasting effect outside of battle.

Useful Abilities with Field Effects

Abilities that have an effect outside of battle are categorized as Field Effect abilities.

Stench

When the Pokemon with the Stench ability leads the party, the chance of wild Pokemon to appear will be halved. Other abilities such as “White Smoke” and “Quick Feet” offer the same effect.

Bear in mind that these abilities do not stack when used in conjunction with the item “Cleanse Tag,” “Pure Incense,” repels, and flutes.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Stench
Muk (Alola) Skuntank
Garbodor Gloom

Arena Trap

The effect of Arena Trap is the opposite to that of Stench since instead of halving the encounter rate, it doubles the appearance of Wild Pokemon.

Using any of the following items: “Cleanse Tag,” “Pure Incense,” or one of the flutes cancels out the effect of Arena Trap.

The Pokemon that can have this ability include:

Pokemon with Arena Trap
Diglett Dugtrio
Trapinch

Intimidate

If you place a Pokemon with the Intimidate ability on the first slot of your party and it has a higher level than the wild Pokemon that appear on that location, it will decrease the chance for them to appear.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Intimidate
Gyarados Granbull
Hitmontop Mightyena
Masquerain Mawile
Salamence Staraptor
Luxray Stoutland
Krookodile Qwilfish
(Hidden)
Scrafty
(Hidden)

Suction Cups

If you place a Pokemon with the ability Suction Cups on the first slot of the party, you gain a higher chance of encounter during fishing.

Another similar ability is “Sticky Hold.”

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Suction Cups
Octillery Cradily
Malamar

Magnet Pull

If you lead the party with a Pokemon that has this ability, the chance of encountering a wild steel-type Pokemon will increase.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Magnet Pull
Magneton Magnezone
Probopass

White Smoke

This ability offers the same field effect as that of Stench and Quick Feet.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with White Smoke
Torkoal Heatmor
(Hidden)

Synchronize

By leading the party with a Pokemon that has this ability, the chance of finding a Pokemon with the same nature as the lead will increase by 50%.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Synchronize
Alakazam Mew
Xatu Espeon
Umbreon Gardevoir
Musharna Beheeyem
Sylveon

Sand Veil

By placing a Pokemon with Sand Veil on the lead slot when crossing a area covered in sandstorm, this will halve the chance of wild Pokemon to appear.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Sand Veil
Sandlash Dugtrio
Gliscor Cacturne
Garchomp Heliolisk

Static

If you lead a Pokemon with the Static ability, the chance of finding wild Electric types will increase.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Static
Raichu Electrode
Electabuzz Ampharos
Manectric Emolga
Stunfisk

Sticky Hold

This ability offers the same field effect as that of Suction Cups.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Sticky Hold
Muk Swalot
Gastrodon Trubbish
Accelgor

No Guard

When a Pokemon with No Guard leads the party, the encounter rate of wild Pokemon increases by 1.5 times.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with No Guard
Machamp Doublade

Illuminate

When the Pokemon with Illuminate is placed on the first slot of the party, the chance of encountering a Wild Pokemon doubles.

Using any of the following items: “Cleanse Tag,” “Pure Incense,” or one of the flutes cancels out the effect of Arena Trap.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Illuminate
Starmie Lanturn
Volbeat Watchog

Quick Feet

This ability offers the same field effect as that of Stench and White Smoke.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Quick Feet
Jolteon Linoone
Shroomish Scolipede

Hustle

Similar to increasing the encounter rate of Pokemon, when the Pokemon with Hustle ability is placed on the first slot of the party, the chance of encountering a high level wild Pokemon will increase.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Hustle
Corsola Delibird
Togekiss Darumaka
Durant Zweilous
Raticate
(Hidden)
Nidorino
(Hidden)
Nidorina
(Hidden)
Combee
Rufflet

Compoundeyes

When the Pokemon with Compoundeyes is on the first slot of the party, the chance of encountering a wild Pokemon with a held item will increase.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Compoundeyes
Butterfree Venonat
Yanma Nincada
Galvantula Vivillon
Scatterbug

Pressure

If you lead the party with a Pokemon that has the ability Pressure, the chance of finding a wild Pokemon will increase.

Abilities such as “Hustle” and “Vital Spirit” offer the same effect.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Pressure
Aerodactyl Articuno
Moltres Mewtwo
Entei Suicune
Ho-Oh Absol
Vespiquen Spiritomb
Dusknoir Dialga
Giratina Kyurem
Bisharp
(Hidden)
Zapdos
Raikou Lugia
Deoxys Weavile
Palkia Wailord
(Hidden)

Flame Body

If you lead the party with a Pokemon that has the ability Flame Body, the base egg steps count for the egg will be halved.

The ability “Magma Armor” offers the same effect.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Flame Body
Magmortar Chandelure
Volcarona Talonflame
Rapidash
(Hidden)
Moltres
(Hidden)

Magma Armor

This ability offers the same field effect as that of “Flame Body.”

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Magma Armor
Magcargo Camerupt

Honey Gather

This ability has a chance to activate outside of battle. After defeating a wild Pokemon, the Pokemon that has this ability may obtain the Honey item if it does not have a held item prior to the battle.

The Pokemon that have this ability include:

Pokemon with Honey Gather
Teddiursa Combee
Ribombee

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