Anticipation (ability)

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A Pokémon with Anticipation will shudder upon entering battle, if an opponent has a move that is super-effective against it, or a One-Hit-KO move (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine or Sheer Cold). It only activates when the ability-bearer switches in, not when an opponent switches in.

Anticipation does not activate if the opponent has a move that varies in type, such as Hidden Power, Judgment or Weather Ball, even if those moves would be super-effective.

Game descriptions

Generation 4 Senses the foe’s dangerous moves.
Generation 5 Senses a foe’s dangerous moves.
Generation 6 Senses an opposing Pokémon's dangerous moves.

Pokémon with Anticipation

2nd ability
Hidden ability
339 Barboach Oblivious Hydration
340 Whiscash Oblivious Hydration
413 Wormadam
Plant Cloak
413 Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
413 Wormadam
Trash Cloak
453 Croagunk Dry Skin Poison Touch
454 Toxicroak Dry Skin Poison Touch

Anticipation as a hidden ability

Other abilities
133 Eevee Run Away
597 Ferroseed Iron Barbs
598 Ferrothorn Iron Barbs