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Own Tempo (マイペース Mai Peesu) is an ability introduced in Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire.


Own Tempo prevents confusion. This is useful if used with Thrash or Outrage as it prevents the side effects of those moves. Unfortunately, only Spinda learns Thrash naturally and Smeargle can copy them; however, due to its low stats, it is most likely to faint before it succeeds. However, in a double battle, one could use either Swagger or Flatter to raise the attacking stats of one's own Pokémon without having to worry about the side effects of those moves.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield onwards, Own Tempo also grants immunity to the effects of the ability Intimidate.

A Rockruff with this Ability can evolve into a Dusk Form Lycanroc.


There are 21 Pokémon that can have Own Tempo; 15 of which can have it naturally, 5 have it as a Hidden Ability, and 1 is event exclusive.


Pokédex Pokémon Sprite Type
#079 Slowpoke 079.png Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif
#080 Slowbro 080.png Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif
#108 Lickitung 108.png Type Normal.gif
#199 Slowking 199.png Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif
#235 Smeargle 235.png Type Normal.gif
#325 Spoink 325.png Type Psychic.gif
#326 Grumpig 326.png Type Psychic.gif
#327 Spinda 327.png Type Normal.gif
#431 Glameow 431.png Type Normal.gif
#432 Purugly 432.png Type Normal.gif
#463 Lickilicky 463.png Type Normal.gif
#548 Petilil 548.png Type Grass.gif
#549 Lilligant 549.png Type Grass.gif
#712 Bergmite 712.png Type Ice.gif
#713 Avalugg 713.png Type Ice.gif


Pokédex Pokémon Sprite Type
#270 Lotad 270.png Type Water.gifType Grass.gif
#271 Lombre 271.png Type Water.gifType Grass.gif
#272 Ludicolo 272.png Type Water.gifType Grass.gif
#322 Numel 322.png Type Fire.gifType Ground.gif
#677 Espurr 677.png Type Psychic.gif


Pokédex Pokémon Sprite Type
#744 Rockruff 744.png Type Rock.gif