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Hey guys, I did a little bit of research on my Pokemon team's abilities and found they all had hidden abilities as do most Pokemon I assume. All of my Pokemon have regular abilities set by default and I wanted to change my Garchomp's Sand Veil ability to it's hidden ability with the Ability Capsule but it doesn't work. Is this normal and hidden abilities are just unavailable or is something wrong here because I really wanted to use their hidden abilities.


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The Ability Capsule will not change a Pokémon with its Hidden Ability or change a Pokémon to have its Hidden Ability.

Source: Experience and Here.

Hope I helped :)

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What's the reason for this? If a Pokemon's hidden ability can't be used then do you know what the purpose of them is?
Dang it I thought I would get the first answer!
If you can tell me why hidden abilities can't be accessed then I guess that counts as well
Hidden Abilities can be obtained by other means. In Gen V the now obsolete Dream World could get you Pokemon with Hidden Abilities - there are Hidden Ability Pokemon in the Friend Safari, and their is a slight chance that a Pokemon from a horde can have it's Hidden Ability.
Thanks a lot guys. Its just that I jumped from Gen 3 straight to Gen 6 so I'm not knowledgeable about a lot of the features that would have been around in between that time such as dream world and whatnot although I know hidden abilities were present in Gen 3 but I never cared about them.
This has been asked before.
This sucks... I want to catch a shiny Ralts without hidden ability. I don't want to start over again :(
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Hidden abilities are unaccessable through the ability capsule so unfortunately you can't change your gengar's ability

Source: http://serebii.net/itemdex/abilitycapsule.shtml