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. From Sword/Shield onwards, Own Tempo can now block the effects of Intimidate.


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 Type WaterType Psychic
#080 Slowbro 080 Type WaterType Psychic
#108 Lickitung 108 Type Normal
#199 Slowking 199 Type WaterType Psychic
#235 Smeargle 235 Type Normal
#325 Spoink 325 Type Psychic
#326 Grumpig 326 Type Psychic
#327 Spinda 327 Type Normal
#431 Glameow 431 Type Normal
#432 Purugly 432 Type Normal
#463 Lickilicky 463 Type Normal
#548 Petilil 548 Type Grass
#549 Lilligant 549 Type Grass
#712 Bergmite 712 Type Ice
#713 Avalugg 713 Type Ice


Pokédex Pokémon Sprite Type
#270 Lotad 270 Type WaterType Grass
#271 Lombre 271 Type WaterType Grass
#272 Ludicolo 272 Type WaterType Grass
#322 Numel 322 Type FireType Ground
#677 Espurr 677 Type Psychic


Pokédex Pokémon Sprite Type
#744 Rockruff 744 Type Rock
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