Every new main Pokémon game brings with it some new abilities to wreak havoc on the battlefield. And in Pokémon Sun and Moon , there are a lot of new abilities that trainers have to create new strategies for and strategies against.

Some of these abilities a Pokémon gets innately but some of these new skills are Hidden Abilities and are rarer to find.

There are also some older Pokémon that receive these new abilities, which can change the way trainers will use them in battle.

Here’s a list of all the new abilities in Sun and Moon, with any Hidden Ability italicized. There are spoilers below, so beware.

Battery

Charjabug

Powers up ally Pokémon’s special moves.

Battle Bond

Greninja

Defeating an opposing Pokémon strengthens the Pokémon’s bond with its Trainer, and it becomes Ash-Greninja. Water Shuriken gets more powerful.

Beast Boost

Ultra Beasts

The Pokémon boosts its most proficient stat each time it knocks out a Pokémon.

Berserk

Drampa

Boosts the Pokémon’s Sp. Atk stat when it takes a hit that causes its HP to become half or less.

Comatose

Komala

It’s always drowsing and will never wake up. It can attack without waking up.

Corrosion

Salandit and Salazzle

The Pokémon can poison the target even if it’s a Steel or Poison type.

Dancer

Oricorio

When another Pokémon uses a dance move, it can use a dance move following it regardless of its Speed.

Dazzling

Bruxish

Surprises the opposing Pokémon, making it unable to attack using priority moves.

Disguise

Mimikyu

Once per battle, the shroud that covers the Pokémon can protect it from an attack.

Electric Surge

Tapu Koko

Turns the ground into Electric Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle.

Emergency Exit

Golisopod

The Pokémon, sensing danger, switches out when its HP becomes half or less.

Fluffy

Stufful and Bewear

Halves the damage taken from moves that make direct contact, but doubles that of Fire-type moves.

Full Metal Body

Solgaleo

Prevents other Pokémon’s moves or Abilities from lowering the Pokémon’s stats.

Galvanize

Alola Geodude, Graveler and Golem

Normal-type moves become Electric-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.

Grassy Surge

Tapu Bulu

Turns the ground into Grassy Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle.

Innards Out

Pyukumuku

Damages the attacker landing the finishing hit by the amount equal to its last HP.

Liquid Voice*

Popplio, Brionne and Primarina

All sound-based moves become Water-type moves.

Long Reach*

Rowlet, Dartrix and Decidueye

The Pokémon uses its moves without making contact with the target.

Merciless

Mareanie

The Pokémon’s attacks become critical hits if the target is poisoned.

Misty Surge

Tapu Fini

Turns the ground into Misty Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle.

Power Construct

Zygarde

Other Cells gather to aid when its HP becomes half or less. Then the Pokémon changes its form to Complete Forme.

Power of Alchemy*

Alola Grimer and Muk

The Pokémon copies the Ability of a defeated ally.

Prism Armor

Necrozoma

Reduces the power of supereffective attacks taken.

Psychic Surge

Tapu Lele

Turns the ground into Psychic Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle.

Queenly Majesty

Tsareena

Its majesty pressures the opposing Pokémon, making it unable to attack using priority moves.

Receiver

Passimian

The Pokémon copies the Ability of a defeated ally.

RKS System

Silvally

Changes the Pokémon’s type to match the memory disc it holds.

Schooling

Wishiwashi

When it has a lot of HP, the Pokémon forms a powerful school. It stops schooling when its HP is low.

Shadow Shield

Lunala

Reduces the amount of damage the Pokémon takes while its HP is full.

Shields Down

Minior

When its HP becomes half or less, the Pokémon’s shell breaks and it becomes aggressive.

Slush Rush*

Alola Sandshrew, Sandslash and Cubchoo

Boosts the Pokémon’s Speed stat in a hailstorm.

Soul-Heart

Magearna

Boosts its Sp. Atk stat every time a Pokémon faints.

Stakeout

Yungoos

Doubles the damage dealt to the target’s replacement if the target switches out.

Stamina

Mudsbray and Mudsdale

Boosts the Defense stat when hit by an attack.

Steelworker

Dhelmise

Powers up Steel-type moves.

Surge Surfer

Alola Raichu

Doubles the Pokémon’s Speed stat on Electric Terrain.

Tangling Hair

Alola Diglett

Contact with the Pokémon lowers the attacker’s Speed stat.

Triage

Comfey

Gives priority to a healing move.

Water Bubble

Dewspider

Lowers the power of Fire-type moves done to the Pokémon and prevents the Pokémon from getting a burn.

Water Compaction

Sandygast

Boosts the Pokémon’s Defense stat sharply when hit by a Water-type move.

Wimp Out

Wimpod

The Pokémon cowardly switches out when its HP becomes half or less.

But wait, there’s more! Check out our full list of Pokémon Sun And Moon Guides below:

How To Catch Every Legendary In Alola

Munchlax Distribution: How To Download Special Snorlax With Z-Crystal

Ash-Greninja Transfer: How To Bring Special Pokémon Over From Demo

Z-Crystal Locations: Where To Find What You Need To Unleash Unstoppable Attacks

Attacks List: Every New Move And Who Can Learn Them

Mega Stone List And Locations: When Can You Get Mega Evolution In Alola?

EV Training Guide: Ally Chaining And Hyper Training Explained

Breeding Guide: Everything You Need To Customize Your Perfect Pokémon

TM Locations: Every Move And Where To Find Them In Alola

Affection Guide: How To Raise Affection And Boost XP Gain With Pokémon Refresh

Ultra Beasts: Everything You Need To Know

Battle Tree: Rules, Scouting And Everything You Need To Know

Zygarde Cell Locations: How They Work And Where To Find Them