Intimidate (ability)

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Effect

Intimidate lower's the Attack of all opponents by one stage when the ability-bearer switches in (including the start of a battle).

Outside of battle

If a Pokémon with Intimidate is leading the party Pokémon, wild Pokémon are 50% less likely to be lower level.

Game descriptions

Generation 3 Lowers the foe’s ATTACK.
Generation 4 Lowers the foe’s Attack stat.
Generation 5 Lowers the foe’s Attack stat.
Generation 6 Lowers the opposing Pokémon's Attack stat.