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Pokemon Legends Arceus: Do Pokemon Have Abilities? Answered

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Pokemon Legends Arceus: Do Pokemon Have Abilities? Answered

Pokemon Legends Arceus is finally here. The long-awaited open-world Pokemon game that many have dreamed of for years is available for anyone to jump in and explore. There are a lot of changes in this game. Although catching, training, and evolving Pokemon is still a critical part of the gameplay, some things you might have noticed, even with the core formula, are different. In this guide, we’ll go over abilities. Do Pokemon have abilities in Pokemon Legends Arceus? Here’s what you need to know.

Do Pokemon Have Abilities in Pokemon Legends Arceus

There’s a short and quick answer and a longer and slightly more confusing answer. The short and quick answer is no, there are no abilities in Pokemon Legends Arceus. They aren’t in the game, and your Pokemon will never get them or have the ability to utilize them in or outside of battle. Full stop. A DLC, in theory, could change that, but we wouldn’t count on that.

You can stop reading here if you’re not interested in nitty-gritty details and speculation. Have a nice day!

OK, so you’re still here. Technically, buried deep in the code somewhere, Pokemon in Legends Arceus do have abilities tied to them. For example, Sneasler has Poison Touch and Pressure. What gives?

Well, the going theory is that in future games, we may be able to transfer these Pokemon into a new mainline game that does feature abilities. Nintendo has not confirmed this; it’s just a theory and speculation based on the fact that even new Pokemon only seen in Legends Arceus do have abilities despite the game itself not having any.

That’s all you need to know about whether there are abilities in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Hopefully, this guide helped clear up any confusion. If you still have any lingering questions, be sure to check out our Guide Wiki for the game.

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