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Protean (Japanese: へんげんじざい Phantasmagoria) is an Ability introduced in the Generation VI games, Pokémon X and Y. It is only obtainable through a Pokémon's Hidden Ability.

Game info[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Description
X/Y Changes the Pokémon's type to the type of the move it's using.

Effect[edit | edit source]

In battle[edit | edit source]

Protean changes the type of the Pokémon to be the same as the move it is about to use, excluding the move Struggle. This will then always results in a STAB (same-type attack bonus) if the move causes damage. The type of the user will only change upon using a move of a new type or switching the Pokémon out of battle. If the latter occurs, when sent back into battle, it will regain its original typing.

Outside of battle[edit | edit source]

Protean has no effect outside of battle.

List of Pokémon[edit | edit source]

List of Pokémon
Sprite Pokémon Type Obtained
352.png Kecleon Normal Hidden
656.png Froakie Water Hidden
657.png Frogadier Water Hidden
658.png Greninja Water/Dark Hidden
This list is made for Generation VI and therefore may include abilities that were not introduced in previous generations.