Multitype (ability)

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Effect

Multitype changes the ability-bearer's type if it is holding one of the Type Plate items. Moves of the corresponding type receive STAB.

The moves Gastro Acid, Role Play, Skill Swap, Worry Seed or the ability Trace do not affect a Pokémon with Multitype.

The moves Covet, Knock Off, Switcheroo and Thief cannot remove Plates from a Pokémon with Multitype, but they can remove any other item.

The Plates are:

Plate Type
Draco Plate Dragon
Dread Plate Dark
Earth Plate Ground
Fist Plate Fighting
Flame Plate Fire
Icicle Plate Ice
Insect Plate Bug
Iron Plate Steel
Meadow Plate Grass
Mind Plate Psychic
Sky Plate Flying
Splash Plate Water
Spooky Plate Ghost
Stone Plate Rock
Toxic Plate Poison
Zap Plate Electric

Changes

In Generation 4 the moves Covet, Knock Off, Switcheroo and Thief (all of which remove items) do not affect Pokémon with Multitype.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Changes type to match the held Plate.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Changes type to match the held Plate.
X/Y Changes the Pokémon’s type to match the Plate it holds.

Pokémon with Multitype

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
493 Arceus

Multitype as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Multitype as a hidden ability.