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List of all meta changes for each Pokémon made in Generation 8. Includes move changes.

The general aim provided by Generation 8 was to give each Pokemon its own niche and improve the viability of each one to ensure a healthier meta complemented by more interesting and diversified groupings. The de-prevalence of weather-based abilities and commodity of a BST over 500 makes tried and true strategies lose their essence in place for newer Pokemon to replace them. This series of changes was carried out in order to freshen the VGC and to encourage competitive Pokemon, which Game Freak began to heavily invest in by the dawn of this newer generation.

Type changes

  • Normal: now no longer weak to Fighting, and no longer is immune to Ghost. Resists Bug and Dark.
  • Steel: no longer resists Dragon, Bug, or Psychic.
  • Ice: now super-effective on Fairy and Water.
  • Grass: no longer weak to Ice.

Move changes

  • Hidden Power: Base Power increased to 80.
  • Drill Peck: high crit ratio.
  • Bounce: no longer requires a turn in the air.
  • Earthquake: Base Power decreased to 90.
  • Sleep Talk: can now choose any move desired.
  • Filter: super-effective multiplier decreased from 0.75x the power of the super-effective hit to 0.5x.
  • Power Gem: Base Power increased to 90.
  • Iron Fist: now buffs the power of all punching moves by 40% as opposed to 20%.
  • Toxic Thread: now poisons the target and heals the user by 40% of its HP.
  • Parabolic Charge: Base Power increased to 85.
  • Quick Feet: Speed multiplier increased to 2x.
  • Infiltrator: now bypasses Protect (and other Protect-based moves).
  • Harvest: now has a 100% chance of restoring the user's berry. In the Sun, berries will be eaten at 25% HP earlier in the case of health-restoring berries, giving it the same effect as Gluttony.
  • Wing Attack: Base Power increased to 85. Has a 20% chance to flinch the target.
  • Aerial Ace: Base Power increased to 80.
  • Air Slash: Base Power increased to 90.
  • Poison Jab: Base Power increased to 90.
  • Liquid Ooze: increases the power of draining moves and the amount they drain by 25%.
  • Heart Stamp: Base Power increased to 85.
  • Toxic Boost: makes user immune to the effects of Poison.
  • Flare Boost: makes user immune to the effects of Burn.
  • Shed Skin: cures status the turn after the ailment was given.
  • No Guard: now ignores type immunities and abilities which prevent different status conditions, such as Immunity or Water Veil.
  • Snore: Base Power increased to 50. 100% chance to flinch the target.
  • Submission: Base Power increased to 90. Accuracy increased to 90.
  • Zap Cannon: Base Power decreased to 100. Accuracy increased to 80.
  • Acupressure: now makes all of the moves the user uses have 100% accuracy. Does not apply to OHKO moves, such as Horn Drill.
  • Razor Shell: high crit ratio instead of Defense drop.
  • White Smoke: now negates stat drops instigated by the user, such as from Draco Meteor or Shell Smash.
  • Relic Song: Base Power 150. Move type now depends on whichever forme the user is in (Pirouette: physical. Aria: special). Cannot change back from Pirouette to Aria, so Relic Song will not change formes if the user has a -SpA nature. See Meloetta for more details.
  • Sweet Veil: status attacks with an Accuracy below 100 will always miss, even if they have an Accuracy boost, such as through the Zoom Lens or after Hone Claws.
  • Fell Stinger: now +6 Attack when the user faints an opponent with this move.
  • Steamroller: Base Power increased to 100.
  • Twineedle: Base Power increased to 40.
  • X-Scissor: Base Power increased to 90.
  • Brutal Swing: sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
  • Fake Tears: raises user's Special Attack by a stage and lower's the opponent's Special Defense by a stage.
  • Quash: in addition to making the opponent go last this turn, it will decrease the opponent's Speed by 6 stages.
  • Freeze-Dry: following the Ice-type super-efficacy on Water-types, Freeze-Dry is now 4x effective against Water.
  • Detect: has a greater chance of being used in succession; odds decrease by 25% each time, granting it a niche over Protect albeit having less PP.
  • Fire Fang: now has 75 Base Power.
  • Fire Punch: now has 85 Base Power.
  • Inferno: now has 80 accuracy albeit 70 power.
  • Shadow Punch: now has 85 Base Power. 100 accuracy.
  • Petal Blizzard: 20% chance to freeze the opponent.
  • Mud-Slap: harshly lowers opponent's Accuracy (2 stages).
  • Glaciate: now has 85 Base Power.
  • Ice Fang: now has 75 Base Power.
  • Ice Punch: now has 85 Base Power.
  • Lock-On: gives all of the user's moves perfect accuracy, meaning they cannot miss.
  • Self-Destruct: lowers opponents Defense and Special Defense.
  • Strength: 105 Base Power. 90 accuracy.
  • Metal Claw: 100% chance to raise user's Attack by one stage. 20% chance to lower foe's Defense.
  • Scald: 70 Base Power.
  • Ember: +1 Priority.
  • Water Gun: +1 Priority.
  • Vine Whip: +1 Priority.
  • Synchronoise: 500 Base Power.

Item changes

  • Dragon Scale: boosts Kingdra's Speed by one stage and critical-hit ratio.
  • Dubious Disc: increases Porygon-Z's Special Attack by two stages.
  • Electirizer: boosts the power of Electivire's Electric-type moves by 2x.
  • Magmarizer: boosts the power of Magmortar's Fire-type moves by 2x.
  • King's Rock: increases the Defense of Politoed and Slowking by one stage.
  • Protector: increases Rhyperior's Special Defense by 2 stages.
  • Reaper Cloth: increases Dusknoir's Attack by one stage.
  • Sachet: increases Aromatisse and Spritzee's Defense and Special Attack by one stage.
  • Whipped Dream: increases Slurpuff and Swirlix's Attack and Special Defense by one stage.

Generation 1

  • Butterfree: now learns Hurricane and Focus Blast.
  • Raticate: now has Technician instead of Run Away (Rattata still has this ability).
  • Fearow: now gains the ability Adaptability. Attack and Speed stats are both buffed to base 110. Spearow also now has Adaptability.
  • Arbok: now dual-type Poison-Dark. HP is buffed to base 95. Defense is buffed to base 79. Speed is buffed to base 95. Hidden Ability Unnerve is replaced with Regenerator. Gains the move Toxic Spikes at Level 1.
  • Raichu: ability Static is now replaced with Volt Absorb.
  • Wigglytuff: both defenses now buffed to base 70. Now learns Recover. Attack stat buffed to base 85.
  • Clefable: Defense is buffed to base 80. Special Defense buffed to base 95 (to keep inline with Wigglytuff).
  • Ninetales: HP is increased to base 80. Attack is increased to base 80. Defense is increased to base 80. Special Attack is increased to base 110. Special Defense is decreased to base 80. Speed is increased to base 110. (This is done to keep its stats inline with those of Arcanine's, its counterpart.)
    • Ninetales-Alola: HP is increased to base 80. Attack is increased to base 70. Defense is increased to base 80. Special Attack is increased to base 110. Special Defense is decreased to base 80. Speed is increased to base 120.
  • Vileplume: HP, Attack, and Special Defense decreased to base 55. Defense and Special Attack increased to base 155. Speed increased to base 55. Ability Chlorophyll replaced with Epicarice (used in conjunction with Strength Sap for ridiculous results).
  • Paras: Hidden Ability Damp is now replaced with Filter.
  • Parasect: Hidden Ability Damp is now replaced with Filter (which is also buffed). HP is buffed to base 100. Defense and Special Defense both buffed to base 100. Attack buffed to base 100.
  • Venomoth: HP and Special Defense buffed to base 90.
  • Primeape: Attack is buffed to base 125.
  • Arcanine: HP is decreased to base 80. Special Attack is decreased to base 80. Speed is increased to base 110.
  • Poliwrath: Special Attack is increased to base 90. Ability Damp is replaced with Regenerator. Gains the move Drain Punch.
  • Kadabra: HP increased to base 90. Attack decreased to base 30. Special Attack decreased to base 110. Special Defense increased to base 110. Speed decreased to base 70.
  • Alakazam: HP increased to base 120. Attack and Defense decreased to base 30. Special Attack decreased to base 120. Special Defense increased to base 120. Speed decreased to base 90.
    • Alakazam-Mega: HP increased to base 120. Attack decreased to base 30. Defense decreased to base 30. Special Attack and Special Defense increased to base 150. Speed increased to base 130.
  • Ponyta: Hidden Ability Flame Body removed, now replaces ability 2, Run Away.
  • Rapidash: Attack and Speed increased to base 110. Special Attack and Special Defense increased to base 100. All former abilities (Flash Fire, Run Away, and Flame Body) are replaced with new signature ability, Firestorm, which makes all priority moves Fire-type and increases their Base Power by 30%. Gets access to Seed Bomb, ExtremeSpeed, Fake Out, Scald, Horn Attack, Rock Slide, and Wild Charge.
  • Dodrio: Attack is decreased to, HP and both defenses are increased to, base 80. Gains new signature ability Cerberdius in place of Run Away, where each move will strike three extra times, each one with one quarter of the power of the last. Multi-strike abilities are treated as separate attacks and, as such, can strike up to a maximum of 15 times.
  • Dewgong: HP, Defense, and Special Defense are buffed to base 110.
  • Hypno: Special Defense is buffed to base 130. Defense is buffed to base 80. Special Attack is buffed to base 83. Ability Forewarn replaced with new ability Somniac, which doubles the power of the user's moves against Sleeping foes.
  • Kingler: now learns Aqua Jet and Speed is buffed to base 105. Ability Shell Armor is replaced with Hustle. Learns Hone Claws by level-up.
  • Electrode: HP is increased to base 150. Defense and Special Defense decreased to base 50.
  • Hitmonlee: Defense decreased to base 50. Special Attack increased to base 50. Special Defense and Speed increased to base 120.
  • Hitmonchan: Attack, Defense, and Speed increased to base 120. Special Attack buffed to base 50. Special Defense decreased to base 50.
  • Weezing: HP and Special Attack increased to base 105. Defense decreased to base 100. Attack decreased to base 65. Special Defense slightly increased to base 75. Speed decreased to base 50. (Done to keep its stats more inline with those of Muk's, which highly outclasses it.)
  • Seaking: HP, Attack, Defense, and Speed increased to base 100. Special Attack and Special Defense decreased to base 50.
  • Mr. Mime: Speed increased to base 100. HP increased to base 60.
  • Jynx: Defense increased to base 50. Special Defense and Speed increased to base 105.
  • Lapras: Hidden Ability Regenerator in place of Hydration.
  • Flareon: Special Defense stat (base 110) is switched with Speed stat (base 65). Gains access to Rock Slide, Close Combat, and Gunk Shot.
  • Omastar: now learns Power Gem by level-up.
  • Articuno: Hidden Ability No Guard in place of Snow Cloak. Learns Thunder through level-up.

Generation II

  • Meganium: Hidden Ability Regenerator in place of Leaf Guard. Grass-Fairy dual typing. HP increased to base 100. Attack and Special Attack slightly decreased to base 80.
  • Typhlosion: now learns Earth Power, Energy Ball, and Aura Sphere.
  • Noctowl: Hidden Ability Magic Guard in place of Tinted Lens. Defense and Special Defense buffed to base 100. Special Attack and Speed decreased to base 50.
  • Ledian: Ability Heatproof in place of Early Bird. Bug/Steel dual typing. Special Attack slightly decreased to base 50. HP, Attack, and Speed increased to base 100. Special Defense decreased to base 100. Now evolves at Level 30 as opposed to the original Level 18.
  • Ariados: Ability Gooey in place of Imsomnia. HP, Attack, Defense, and Speed all increased to base 100. Special Attack and Special Defense decreased to base 50. Now evolves at level 30. Now learns Spikes and Toxic Spikes at Level 1. Toxic Thread, Ariados's signature move, is buffed.
  • Crobat: now learns Bounce.
  • Lanturn: now learns Parabolic Charge and Recover. Hidden Ability Water Absorb is replaced with Regenerator. Speed increased to base 125.
  • Xatu: Defense, Special Attack, and Speed increased to base 100.
  • Mareep: ability Static replaced with Fluffy. Now learns Recover.
  • Flaaffy: ability Static replaced with Fluffy. Now learns Recover.
  • Bellossom: HP, Attack, and Defense decreased to base 55. Special Attack and Special Defense increased to base 155. Speed increased to base 55. Now learns Fiery Dance. Ability Chlorophyll replaced with Simple. Hidden Ability Dancer in place of Healer.
  • Sudowoodo: Speed increased to base 115. Special Defense slightly increased to base 70. Hidden Ability Rattled replaced with Quick Feet.
  • Politoed: HP and Special Attack increased to base 100. Defense increased to base 90. Now learns Thunder, Hurricane, and Recover by level-up. Note King's Rock buffs.
  • Hoppip: HP and Speed increased to base 85. Attack and Special Attack decreased to base 15. Defense and Special Defense decreased to base 40. Gains access to Seismic Toss.
  • Skiploom: HP and Speed increased to base 110. Attack and Special Attack decreased to base 25. Defense and Special Defense decreased to base 50.
  • Jumpluff: HP and Speed increased to base 150. Attack and Special Attack decreased to base 35. Special Defense decreased to base 70.
  • Forretress: HP and Attack increased to base 100. Gains ability Regenerator.
  • Granbull: Hidden Ability Rattled replaced with Huge Power. Learns move Agility.
  • Qwilfish: HP, Attack, Defense, and Speed buffed to base 105. Special Attack and Special Defense decreased to base 40. Gains ability Toxic Heal (so it can now be poisoned) in place of Poison Point.
  • Shuckle: HP buffed to base 50. Gains ability Harvest in place of Sturdy.
  • Magcargo: Defense increased to base 150. HP increased to base 100. Hidden Ability Weak Armor replaced with Storm Drain.
  • Ursaring: Defense and Special Defense buffed to base 90. Special Attack decreased to base 40. Speed increased to base 90.
  • Corsola: HP, Attack, Special Attack, and Speed decreased to base 30. Defense and Special Defense increased to base 200. Hidden Ability Regenerator replaced with Toxic Heal.
  • Octillery: HP buffed to base 105. Defense and Special Defense increased to base 85. Hidden Ability Moody replaced with Water Bubble. Learns Recover and Earth Power.
  • Mantine: HP buffed to base 105. Special Attack buffed to base 90.
  • Skarmory: HP buffed to base 105. Attack buffed to base 90.
  • Kingdra: HP and Speed buffed to base 95. Now learns Thunderbolt and Thunder.
  • Donphan: HP buffed to base 120.
  • Stantler: becomes dual type Normal-Ghost.
  • Smeargle: HP, Defense, and Special Defense increased to base 90.
  • Blissey: Hidden Ability Aptitude, which doubles user's Defense stat when HP is above 1/2 of its full value. Defense increased to base 20. Special Attack increased to base 105. Learns Hyper Voice and Boomburst by level-up.

Generation III

  • Poochyena: becomes dual type Normal-Dark.
  • Mightyena: becomes dual type Normal-Dark. Attack increased to base 110.
  • Dustox: Special Defense increased to base 100.
  • Swellow: HP, Attack, and Special Attack increased to base 110. Defense and Special Defense decreased to base 30. Speed decreased to base 110.
  • Pelipper: HP increased to base 80.
  • Masquerain: HP, Attack, and Defense decreased to base 50. Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed increased to base 110. Gains new ability Water Bubble.
  • Breloom: gains access to Belly Drum. HP and Defense increased to base 90.
  • Slaking: gains Hidden Ability Normalize.
  • Ninjask: Speed stat increased to base 181.
  • Exploud: Defense stat increased to base 73.
  • Hariyama: gains access to Drain Punch. Special Defense increased to base 80. Hidden Ability Regenerator in place of Sheer Force.
  • Swalot: HP increased to base 133. Attack and Special Attack increased to base 83. Speed decreased to base 33. Becomes dual-type Poison-Electric, and gains access to Thunder Wave, Thunder Shock, Thunder, Thunderbolt, and Parabolic Charge. Note buffs to Liquid Ooze. Gains access to Draining Kiss and Leech Seed.
  • Wailord: Ability Oblivious replaced with Water Bubble. Gains access to Recover.
  • Camerupt: gains access to Slack Off.
  • Spoink: becomes dual-type Psychic-Flying.
  • Grumpig: HP, Defense, and Speed increased to base 100. Attack increased to base 70. Special Attack decreased to base 70. Special Defense decreased to base 70. Gains access to Recover. Learns Heart Stamp (level 32) and Photon Geyser (level 72) by level-up.
  • Spinda: HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed increased to base 80. Learns Sketch by level-up.
  • Cacturne: HP, Defense, and Special Defense decreased to base 50. Attack, Special Attack, and Speed increased to base 125. Gains access to Pursuit by level-up. Gains Ability Defiant, and access to signature move, Desiccate, which lowers the user's Special Defense and increases its Special Attack (while also triggering Defiant).
  • Zangoose: HP decreased to base 60. Attack and Speed increased to base 140. Special Defense decreased to base 40.
  • Seviper: HP decreased to base 60. Defense decreased to base 40. Attack, Special Attack, and Speed increased to base 120. Hidden Ability Infiltrator replaced with Flare Boost.
  • Whiscash: Ability Anticipation replaced with Sap Sipper. Hidden Ability Hydration replaced with Shed Skin.
  • Crawdaunt: learns Sucker Punch by level-up. Speed increased to base 85.
  • Claydol: learns Recover by level-up. Gains Hidden Ability Filter.
  • Cradily: learns Leech Seed by level-up. Gains Ability Leechlike.
  • Armaldo: Hidden Ability Water Bubble in place of Swift Swim.
  • Castform: each of its newer formes have their Attack, Special Attack, and Speed increased to base 150.
  • Kecleon: HP and Attack increased to base 100.
  • Tropius: HP increased to base 139. Note Harvest buffs.
  • Chimecho: becomes dual type Psychic-Flying. HP, Defense, and Special Defense increased to base 95. Ability Levitate replaced with Steelworker. Gains new signature Ability Premonition, which multiplies the power of moves which inflict their damage later (Future Sight and Doom Desire) by 2.5x. Gains access to Air Slash, Flash Cannon, and Doom Desire. Gains Future Sight by level-up and the move Chime, which heals the user by 40% of its maximum HP and halves the user's weight (similar to Autotomize), at level 28.

Generation IV

  • Empoleon: Hidden Ability Epicarice in place of Defiant, which heals the user every time the opponent's stats are decreased (not applicable to when they lower their own stats, such as through Curse or Close Combat). This is useful in conjunction with Defog.
  • Shinx: becomes dual-type Electric-Normal.
  • Luxray: becomes dual-type Electric-Dark. Gains access to Nuzzle, Bulk Up, Night Slash, and Zing Zap.
  • Cranidos: gains ability Huge Power as ability 2.
  • Rampardos: gains ability Huge Power as ability 2.
  • Bastiodon: learns Recover. Ability Sturdy replaced with Filter.
  • Wormadam: HP stat of each forme increased to base 105.
  • Mothim: Attack and Special Attack increased to base 114. Speed slightly increased to base 71.
  • Cherrim: Sunlight forme has HP, Defense, Special Defense, and Speed increased to base 110. Attack and Special Attack increased to base 90. Flower Gift multipliers still apply.
  • Ambipom: Ability Technician replaced with Dextrous, which makes all moves of or below the Base Power of 70 hit twice. No longer has access to the Ability Pickup, nor Skill Link, its Hidden Ability. Does not apply to multi-hit moves that can hit up to 5 times. Also stacks additional effects of moves, such as Astonish's flinch. HP increased to base 100. Speed increased to base 135.
  • Drifblim: Attack increased to base 100. Defense increased to base 64. Special Attack decreased to base 60. Special Defense increased to base 64. Gains access to Bulk Up and Swords Dance.
  • Honchkrow: gains access to Knock Off by level-up and Tutor. Speed increased to base 101.
  • Purugly: HP increased to base 101. Attack increased to base 102. Gains access to Superpower by level-up (level 67) and Earthquake by TM.
  • Skuntank: gains access to Earthquake and Bulk Up. Special Defense increased to base 84. Hidden Ability Epicarice in place of Keen Eye, which heals the user every time the opponent's stats are decreased (not applicable to when they lower their own stats, such as through Curse or Close Combat). This is useful in conjunction with Defog. Does not apply when their stats cannot be lowered more, i.e. after -6 evasion from Defog.
  • Bronzong: gains access to move Chime, which heals the user by 40% of its maximum HP and halves the user's weight (similar to Autotomize).
  • Spiritomb: Ability Pressure replaced with Regenerator.
  • Carnivine: New Hidden Ability No Guard. This works in conjunction with Grass Whistle as it means Grass-types have no immunity to it and it cannot miss. HP and Defense increased to base 100. Becomes dual-type Grass-Ground. Gains access to Earthquake, Earth Power, Sand Tomb, Rototiller, and Dig.
  • Lumineon: Hidden Ability Epicarice in place of Water Veil.
  • Lickilicky: learns Wish by level-up (as it was event-exclusive), and Recover by level-up (level 35). Attack and Special Attack increased to base 90. Ability Oblivious replaced with Unaware.
  • Electivire: learns Volt Tackle, Submission, and Head Smash by breeding. Hidden Ability Reckless in place of Vital Spirit.
  • Magmortar: Hidden Ability Power Sphere in place of Vital Spirit, which increases the power of all ball and bomb moves (i.e. those Bulletproof grants immunity to) by 20%. Gains access to Aura Sphere, Zap Cannon, and Searing Shot.
  • Yanmega: Special Attack increased to base 146. Speed decreased to base 75. Gains access to Hurricane, Focus Blast, Nasty Plot, and Acupressure. Hidden Ability Compound Eyes in place of Frisk.
  • Porygon-Z: All three of its abilities are replaced with new signature ability Overclocked, which doubles the user's Special Attack stat (similar to Huge Power). HP and Speed increased to, Special Attack decreased to base 105.
  • Probopass: Hidden Ability Volt Absorb in place of Sand Force. Gains access to Recover.
  • Dusknoir: HP increased to base 65. Attack increased to base 110. Gains access to Recover by level-up. New ability Magic Guard. Note Reaper Cloth buffs.
  • Froslass: HP, Attack, Defense, and Special Defense decreased to base 60. Special Attack and Speed increased to base 120.
  • Uxie: learns Wish by level-up (Level 50).
  • Mesprit: learns Wish by level-up (Level 50).
  • Azelf: learns Wish by level-up (Level 50).
  • Regigigas: new Hidden Ability Regenerator. HP increased to base 160. Defense and Special Defense decreased to base 100. Speed decreased to base 80.
  • Arceus: HP increased to base 177 (giving it a BST of 777).

Generation V

  • Serperior: Attack decreased to base 55. HP increased to base 95.
  • Emboar: Attack slightly increased to base 130.
  • Samurott: HP, Attack, and Defense increased to base 120. Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed decreased to base 58. Hidden Ability Sniper in place of Shell Armor. Gains access to Dragon Dance.
  • Musharna: Ability Forewarn replaced with new ability Somniac, which doubles the power of the user's moves against Sleeping foes.
  • Zebstrika: Attack and Speed buffed to base 118.
  • Gigalith: HP and Special Defense increased to base 90.
  • Swoobat: gains access to Tail Glow, Psychic Fangs, Vaccum Wave, Brave Bird, Close Combat, and Agility. HP and Speed increased to base 115. Attack, Defense, Special Attack, and Special Defense increased to base 72.
  • Seismitoad: Attack decreased to base 74. Defense, Special Attack, and Special Defense increased to base 95.
  • Sawk: Speed increased to base 100. Ability Early Bird in place of Inner Focus.
  • Throh: Hidden Ability Regenerator in place of Mold Breaker. Defense increased to base 100.
  • Maractus: Hidden Ability Drought in place of Storm Drain. HP, Attack, Defense, and Special Attack increased to base 110. Special Defense and Speed decreased to base 30. Becomes Grass-Water dual typing.
  • Crustle: Hidden Ability Aptitude, which doubles user's Defense stat when HP is above 1/2 of its full value. Gains access to Recover. HP increased to base 110.
  • Sigilyph: HP increased to base 82.
  • Cofagrigus: HP decreased to base 50. Attack decreased to base 30. Defense, Special Attack, and Special Defense increased to base 155. Now evolves from Yamask at level 46.
  • Carracosta: Speed increased to base 72. Ability White Smoke in place of Sturdy (note White Smoke buffs).
  • Archeops: learns Ice Beam and Thunderbolt.
  • Garbodor: HP increased to base 150. Attack, Defense, and Special Defense increased to base 105. Special Attack and Speed decreased to base 20. Ability Weak Armor replaced with Regenerator.
  • Zoroark: Attack and Speed increased to base 120.
  • Swanna: Ability Big Pecks replaced with No Guard.
  • Vanilluxe: HP increased to base 100. Attack decreased to base 30. Defense increased to base 100. Special Attack increased to base 130. Special Defense increased to base 100. Speed increased to base 85. Gains access to Earth Power and Focus Blast. New signature move Petrify, which is a 70% accurate status move which will freeze the opponent if it hits. Cannot be used in succession.
  • Escavalier: HP, Defense, and Special Defense increased to base 115. Special Attack decreased to base 20. Ability Swarm replaced with Leechlike, which multiplies the power of draining moves by 1.2x and the HP they drain by 25%.
  • Klinklang: Attack increased to base 120. Hidden Ability Galvanize in place of Clear Body. Gets access to Earthquake.
  • Eelektross: HP increased to base 130. Defense and Special Defense increased to base 90. Special Attack increased to base 115. Speed decreased to base 20. Gets access to Parabolic Charge and new Hidden Ability Leechlike, which multiplies the power of draining moves by 1.2x and the HP they drain by 25%. Gets access to Ice Beam.
  • Beheeyem: becomes dual-type Psychic-Steel. Ability Telepathy replaced with new signature ability Copper Body, which lowers the opposing Pokémon's Special Defense when it attacks the user with a contact move. Attack decreased to base 40. Defense and Special Defense increased to base 125. Gets access to Flash Cannon and Mirror Shot.
  • Beartic: HP increased to base 130. Special Attack decreased to base 50. Speed increased to base 70.
  • Stunfisk: HP increased to base 200. Attack and Speed decreased to base 20. Defense and Special Attack slightly increased to base 85. Special Defense decreased to base 85. Gets access to Recover. Ability Limber replaced with Compressor, which halves the damage of all contact moves against it.
  • Mienshao: HP and Special Attack decreased to base 60. Special Defense and Speed increased to base 125. Gains access to Earthquake, Blaze Kick, Mach Punch, Power Whip, Gunk Shot, and Play Rough.
  • Druddigon: HP and Defense increased to base 120. Special Attack decreased to base 50. Special Defense decreased to base 75. Speed slightly increased to base 50. Gains access to Recover.
  • Golurk: HP, Defense, and Speed increased to base 124. Special Attack and Special Defense decreased to base 30. Gains access to Shadow Force, Sky Attack, Dig, and Recover. Ability Klutz replaced with Stalwart, which makes all moves that require a turn of charge-up or a turn of inactivity (i.e. Solar Beam, Sky Attack, Fly, Shadow Force) one attacking turn and boosts their power by 20%.
  • Pawniard: HP decreased to base 40. Attack, Defense, and Speed increased to base 95.
  • Bisharp: HP, Special Attack, and Special Defense decreased to base 45. Attack, Defense, and Speed increased to base 145.
  • Bouffalant: Speed increased to base 95. Gets access to Jump Kick and Head Smash.
  • Braviary: Defense decreased to base 57. Special Defense increased to base 100. Speed increased to base 123.
  • Mandibuzz: HP, Defense, and Special Defense increased to base 115. Attack increased to base 80.
  • Meloetta: Aria Forme Attack decreased to base 39. Speed increased to base 128. Pirouette Forme Defense increased to base 128. Special Attack decreased to base 39. Note Relic Song buffs. The user will start in Pirouette if it has a -SpA nature. The user will start in Aria if it has any nature that does not hinder SpA.

Generation VI

  • Pyroar: Hidden Ability Epicarice in place of Moxie, which heals the user every time the opponent's stats are decreased (not applicable to when they lower their own stats, such as through Curse or Close Combat). Attack decreased to base 40. Defense increased to base 102. Special Defense increased to base 88. Gets access to Boomburst and Parting Shot (latter is useful in conjunction with Parting Shot).
  • Gogoat: Special Attack decreased to base 57. Defense increased to base 82. Special Defense increased to base 101.
  • Furfrou: HP, Attack, and Speed increased to base 115. Defense, Special Attack, and Special Defense decreased to base 58.
  • Aromatisse: gets access to Moonlight. Note Sachet buffs. Special Defense increased to base 107 (keeps BST in line with that of Slurpuff's).
  • Slurpuff: note Whipped Dream and Sweet Veil buffs. HP increased to base 110. Attack increased to base 108. Special Attack decreased to base 29. Gets access to Slack Off.
  • Dragalge: HP slightly increased to base 71 (keeps BST in line with that of Clawitzer's).
  • Aurorus: gets access to Boomburst.
  • Avalugg: Hidden Ability Filter in place of Sturdy.
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