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Pressure is an ability introduced in Generation III that deducts double the foe's PP for every successful hit. It still works if the Pokémon is immune to the move used (such as Acid being used on a Steel-type). Outside of battle, if a Pokémon with Pressure is at the front the party, it decreases the chances of battling a higher level Pokémon by 50%.

Twenty-five total Pokémon have this ability, fourteen of which are legendary.

In Generation IV, when a Pokémon with this ability enters the battle, the game makes the reference "Name is exerting its Pressure." in the dialog box.



Pokédex Pokémon Type
#142 Aerodactyl 142.png Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif
#144 Articuno 144.png Type Ice.gifType Flying.gif
#145 Zapdos 145.png Type Electric.gifType Flying.gif
#146 Moltres 146.png Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif
#150 Mewtwo 150.png Type Psychic.gif
#243 Raikou 243.png Type Electric.gif
#244 Entei 244.png Type Fire.gif
#245 Suicune 245.png Type Water.gif
#249 Lugia 249.png Type Psychic.gifType Flying.gif
#250 Ho-Oh 250.png Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif
#356 Dusclops 356.png Type Ghost.gif
#359 Absol 359.png Type Dark.gif
#386 Deoxys 386.png386B.png386C.png386D.png Type Psychic.gif
#416 Vespiquen 416.png Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif
#442 Spiritomb 442.png Type Ghost.gifType Dark.gif
#461 Weavile 461.png Type Dark.gifType Ice.gif
#477 Dusknoir 477.png Type Ghost.gif
#483 Dialga 483.png Type Steel.gifType Dragon.gif
#484 Palkia 484.png Type Water.gifType Dragon.gif
#487 Giratina 487.png Type Ghost.gifType Dragon.gif
#646 Kyurem 646.png Type Dragon.gifType Ice.gif
#823 Corviknight 823.png Type Flying.gifType Steel.gif
#890 Eternatus 890.png Type Poison.gifType Dragon.gif


Pokédex Pokémon Type
#320 Wailmer 320.png Type Water.gif
#321 Wailord 321.png Type Water.gif
#624 Pawniard 624.png Type Dark.gifType Steel.gif
#625 Bisharp 625.png Type Dark.gifType Steel.gif


  • Giratina has Pressure while in its Alternate Form and Levitate while in its Origin Form.
  • Absol is the only Pokémon with 2 abilities (not including hidden ones) that has Pressure as its first ability.