Truant (ability)

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Effect

Truant causes the ability-bearer to only attack every alternate turn. On the even turns, it will say the Pokémon is loafing around.

If a Pokémon with Truant uses a move that requires recharging on the second turn (such as Hyper Beam), it will recharge on the same turn the Pokémon loafs around. Moves where the user prepares on the first turn and attacks on the second (such as Solarbeam or Fly) cannot be used.

The moves Worry Seed, Entrainment and Simple Beam do not work on Pokémon with Truant.

Truant can technically be Skill Swapped away, however neither Slakoth, Slaking or Durant learn it.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
Moves only every two turns.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
The Pokémon can’t attack on consecutive turns.
HeartGold/SoulSilver Pokémon can’t attack on consecutive turns.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Pokémon can’t attack on consecutive turns.
X/Y The Pokémon can’t attack on consecutive turns.

Pokémon with Truant

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
287 Slakoth
289 Slaking

Truant as a hidden ability

#
Name
Other abilities
632 Durant Hustle
Swarm