Essentials

Truant

Generation 3

Summary

Skips every second turn.

Effect

Every second turn on which this Pokémon should attempt to use a move, it will instead do nothing ("loaf around").

Loafing around interrupts moves that take multiple turns the same way paralysis, flinching, etc do. Most such moves, for example Bide or Rollout, are simply cut off upon loafing around. Attacks with a recharge turn, such as Hyper Beam, do not have to recharge; attacks with a preparation turn, such as Fly, do not end up being used. Moves that are forced over multiple turns and keep going through failure, such as Outrage, Uproar, or any move forced by Encore, keep going as usual.

If this Pokémon is confused, its confusion is not checked when loafing around; the Pokémon cannot hurt itself, and its confusion does not end or come closer to ending.

If this Pokémon attempts to move but fails, e.g. because of paralysis or Gravity, it still counts as having moved and will loaf around the next turn. If it does not attempt to move, e.g. because it is asleep or frozen, whatever it would have done will be postponed until its next attempt; that is, it will either loaf around or move as usual, depending on what it last did.

This ability cannot be changed with Worry Seed, but it can be disabled with Gastro Acid, changed with Role Play, or traded away with Skill Swap.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen

Moves only every two turns.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

The Pokémon can’t attack on consecutive turns.

HeartGold, SoulSilver

Pokémon can’t attack on consecutive turns.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Pokémon can’t attack on consecutive turns.

Generation 6
X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

The Pokémon can’t attack on consecutive turns.

Generation 7
Sun, Moon

The Pokémon can’t use a move the following turn if it uses one.

Foreign Names

Japanese
なまけ (namake)
なまけ
Korean
게으름
Chinese
懶惰
懒惰
French
Absentéisme
German
Schnarchnase
Spanish
Ausente
Italian
Pigrone
Czech
Ulejvání

Pokémon

Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Normal: May be found normally on Pokémon.
Slakoth Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Slaking Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Hidden: Found on Pokémon from the Dream World and Dream Radar, as well as a few Pokémon from specific in-game encounters.
Durant Bug Steel Swarm
Hustle
Truant
½ male, ½ female Bug 58 109 112 48 48 109 484

3 Pokémon

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