Download is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

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Adjusts power according to a foe's defenses.


In battle

Download raises either the Attack stat or Special Attack stat by one stage depending on the foe's lowest current defensive stat: it will raise Attack if the foe's current Defense is lower than its current Special Defense stat, otherwise it will raise Special Attack.

For determining which of the foe's defensive stat is lower, Download takes into account stat stages and the effect of Power Trick; however, it does not consider the effects of held items, Abilities such as Marvel Scale, or Wonder Room. In case of a tie between the foe's Defense and Special Defense, Download increases Special Attack.

During a Double Battle, Download will calculate the average Defense and Special Defense by adding the stats of all opposing Pokémon, and determine the lowest stat between both averages.

Outside of battle

Download has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Download

Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Mystablet Mystablet Steel Psychic Magic Bounce Download Analytic
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