Mold Breaker is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Mold Breaker
Flavor text
Moves can be used regardless of Abilities.

Effect

In battle

Mold Breaker ignores the effects of Abilities that could potentially affect the damage or effects of a move that its user executes. For example, a Pokémon with Mold Breaker can hit opponents that possess Levitate by using Earthquake. Mold Breaker applies regardless of target Pokémon, but only to moves executed by its user (so if two Pokémon in a Double Battle both know Earthquake, only the Pokémon with Mold Breaker can hit a Pokémon with Levitate).

Unlike Gastro Acid, which completely negates a target's Ability, the opponents' Abilities otherwise remain in effect:

  • Abilities that prevent status conditions (such as Immunity and Oblivious) will not protect the Pokémon from receiving the status condition; however, many of these Abilities also have effects to cure the Pokémon of the status condition if afflicted, which are not negated by Mold Breaker.
  • Abilities that draw attacks to the user, such as Lightning Rod and Storm Drain, will still divert attacks regardless of Mold Breaker, but will not nullify the damage or boost the Pokémon's stats.
  • If a Pokémon with Own Tempo consumes a held Berry that may cause confusion in response to the move of a Pokémon with Mold Breaker, it will become confused if it dislikes the flavor (although Own Tempo will then activate and cure it of confusion).

Mold Breaker can ignore the Abilities of Pokémon other than the target; for example, if a Pokémon with Mold Breaker uses Thunder Wave on a Grass-type Pokémon whose ally has Flower Veil, the target will still be paralyzed.

Outside of battle

Mold Breaker has no effect outside of battle.

Abilities Affected

Ability
Battle Armor, Clear Body, Damp, Dry Skin, Filter, Flash Fire, Heatproof, Hyper Cutter, Immunity, Inner Focus, Insomnia, Keen Eye, Leaf Guard, Levitate, Lightning Rod, Limber, Magma Armor, Marvel Scale, Motor Drive, Oblivious, Own Tempo, Sand Veil, Shell Armor, Shield Dust, Simple, Snow Cloak, Solid Rock, Soundproof, Sticky Hold, Storm Drain, Sturdy, Suction Cups, Tangled Feet, Thick Fat, Unaware, Volt Absorb, Water Absorb, Water Veil, White Smoke
Big Pecks, Contrary, Friend Guard, Light Metal, Magic Bounce, Multiscale, Sap Sipper, Telepathy, Wonder Skin
Aroma Veil, Bulletproof, Flower Veil, Fur Coat, Overcoat


Pokemon with Mold Breaker

Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Toron Toron Ground Ground Rock Head Sand Force Mold Breaker
Oriture Oriture Ground Ground Rock Head Sand Force Mold Breaker
Natoron Natoron Ground Ground Rock Head Sand Force Mold Breaker
Barball Barball Steel Poison Iron Barbs Poison Point Mold Breaker
Barbviral Barbviral Steel Poison Iron Barbs Poison Point Mold Breaker
Leonite Mega Leonite Rock Rock Mold Breaker None None
Nawale Nawale Ice Water Sniper Ice Body Mold Breaker
Hamawl Hamawl Steel Water Mold Breaker Rock Head Swift Swim
Silvicious Silvicious Steel Water Mold Breaker Rock Head Swift Swim
Molice Molice Steel Ice Sniper Mold Breaker Light Metal
Tundrill Tundrill Steel Ice Sniper Mold Breaker Light Metal
 
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