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Does trace only show the first Pokemons ability in a horde battle?

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Like does trace show the Pokemon on the left it's ability?

asked Feb 22, 2014 by Almighty Derpados

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In Generation VI, during Horde Encounters, Trace will copy the ability of the Pokémon on the far left, moving down the row to the right if the initial Pokémon in that position has been knocked out. Source.

Meaning, instead of being random in double battles, the abilities would copy in this order:

                       2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 5
                       1 x 5 |     x

The "x" is your Pokemon.

To answer your question: Trace only shows the Pokemon on the left's ability at first.

Source: Experience and above link.

answered Feb 22, 2014 by Scraf
selected Mar 12, 2014 by Almighty Derpados
Well at least no randomness :)