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Adaptability (てきおうりょく ) is an ability introduced in Generation IV.


In battle

It powers up moves of the same type as the Pokémon, changing the STAB boost from 1.5x to 2x.

Pokémon with Adaptability

As a natural ability

Pokémon Type
015M.png Mega Beedrill bug/poison
133.png Eevee normal
448M.png Mega Lucario fighting/steel
474.png Porygon-Z normal
550A.png Basculin water
550B.png Basculin water
If any of the Pokémon were introduced before the generation that Adaptability was introduced in, then they will not have it as a natural ability until then.

As a hidden ability

Pokémon Type
341.png Corphish water
342.png Crawdaunt water/dark
349.png Feebas water
690.png Skrelp poison/water
691.png Dragalge poison/dragon
Hidden abilities were not introduced until Generation V, so if any of the Pokémon were introduced before that, then they will not have Adaptability as a hidden ability until then.