Color Change (ability)

Effect

Color Change changes the ability-bearer's type, when hit by a damage dealing move, to the type of that move. For example being hit by X Scissor will change the Pokémon to Bug-type. Dual-type Pokémon change to single-types.

If a Pokémon with Color Change has a Substitute, the ability does not activate. Color Change activates for the last strike of a multi-hit move.

Changes

In Generations 3-4, Color Change activates on the first strike of a multi-hit move, thus subsequent hits may be not very effective.

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
Changes type to foe’s move.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
Changes the Pokémon’s type to the foe’s move.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
Changes the Pokémon’s type to the foe’s move.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The Pokémon’s type becomes the type of the move used on it.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The Pokémon’s type becomes the type of the move used on it.

Other languages

English Color Change
Japanese へんしょく (Henshoku)
German Farbwechsel
French Déguisement
Italian Cambiacolore
Spanish Cambio Color

Pokémon with Color Change

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
352 Kecleon Protean

Color Change as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Color Change as a hidden ability.