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 Sprite Type
#142 Aerodactyl 142 Type RockType Flying
#144 Articuno 144 Type IceType Flying
#145 Zapdos 145 Type ElectricType Flying
#146 Moltres 146 Type FireType Flying
#150 Mewtwo 150 Type Psychic
#243 Raikou 243 Type Electric
#244 Entei 244 Type Fire
#245 Suicune 245 Type Water
#249 Lugia 249 Type PsychicType Flying
#250 Ho-Oh 250 Type FireType Flying
#356 Dusclops 356 Type Ghost
#359 Absol 359 Type Dark
#386 Deoxys 386386B386C386D Type Psychic
#416 Vespiquen 416 Type BugType Flying
#442 Spiritomb 442 Type GhostType Dark
#461 Weavile 461 Type DarkType Ice
#477 Dusknoir 477 Type Ghost
#483 Dialga 483 Type SteelType Dragon
#484 Palkia 484 Type WaterType Dragon
#487 Giratina 487 Type GhostType Dragon
#646 Kyurem 646 Type DragonType Ice
#823 Corviknight 823 Type FlyingType Steel
#890 Eternatus 890 Type PoisonType Dragon


Pokédex Pokémon Sprite Type
#320 Wailmer 320 Type Water
#321 Wailord 321 Type Water
#624 Pawniard 624 Type DarkType Steel
#625 Bisharp 625 Type DarkType Steel


  • 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.
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