Download (ability)

Effect

Download raises either the bearer's Attack or Special Attack by one stage when switching into battle, base on the opponent's defenses.

It raises Attack if the opponent's Defense is lower than its Special Defense, or raises Special Attack if opponent's Special Defense is lower than or equal to its Defense.

In double and triple battles, Download compares the sum of all opponents' Defense stats and the sum of all opponents' Special Defense stats and uses the lowest total.

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
Adjusts power according to the foe’s ability.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
Adjusts power according to a foe’s defenses.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
Adjusts power based on an opposing Pokémon’s stats.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
Compares an opposing Pokémon’s Defense and Sp. Def stats before raising its own Attack or Sp. Atk stat—whichever will be more effective.

Other languages

English Download
Japanese ダウンロード (Download)
German Download
French Télécharge
Italian Download
Spanish Descarga

Pokémon with Download

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
137 Porygon Trace Analytic
233 Porygon2 Trace Analytic
474 Porygon-Z Adaptability Analytic
649 Genesect

Download as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Download as a hidden ability.