Role Play (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Role Play copies the opponent's ability, replacing its own with that of the target's.

Role Play does not work on Pokemon with Wonder Guard or Multitype.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Mimics the target and copies its special ability.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user mimics the foe completely and copies the foe’s ability.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user mimics the foe completely, copying the foe’s natural ability.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user mimics the target completely, copying the target’s natural Ability.
X/Y The user mimics the target completely, copying the target’s natural Ability.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Role Play at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 42
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 43
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 33
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 43
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 71
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 1
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 43
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 43

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Role Play as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Field
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Field
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Field
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Field
Panpour
#515 / Water
Field
Simipour
#516 / Water
Field
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Field