Description of effectEnables moves to hit Ghost-type foes.
Physiological Response- BiologicalPokémon that possess the Scrappy ability have small amounts of the substance Umbrate in their cells as well as the ability to incorporate some of this Umbrate into beam attacks.
Physiological Response- PhysicalThe Scrappy ability has no known effect on a Pokémon’s physical appearance.
Psychological ResponseThe Scrappy ability has no known effect on a Pokémon’s mental processes or abilities.
In battle ResponseDue to the Pokémon with the Scrappy ability have small amounts of Umbrate in their cells and the ability to incorporate it into their beam attacks Pokémon that possess the Scrappy ability have the unique ability to counteract the immunity Ghost- type Pokémon normally have to Normal- type attacks. This means moves like Hyper Beam and Giga Impact that would normally pass straight through a Pokémon such as Gengar or Chandelure will not only make contact but deal damage. This ability can make a great difference in battle and trainers incorporating this into their strategies are becoming more common.
Environmental ResponseThe Scrappy ability has no known effect outside of battle.
Further ResearchDue to the fact that Pokémon with the Scrappy ability possess small amounts of Umbrate in their cells when other members of the same species without this ability do not Pokémon researchers are investigating how the members with this ability came about the Umbrate in their cells. Research is also being put into the minimum amounts of Umbrate required in a Pokémon’s cells for this ability to become evident. A small group of researchers from Kanto and Johto are doing research into why the only two species that can have the Scrappy ability as a common ability are both female only species and whether this may have implications for other research being done on this ability. As with all abilities research is being done to find how abilities are passed from parent to child and what factors affect this inheritance of abilities.
Pokémon with this abilitySo far only 8 of the known Pokémon species have been discovered to be able to have this ability with only two of the species having it as a common ability the other six species can only have it as a rare sub-group known to trainers as the ‘Hidden Ability’ due to the rareness of members with the ability. The Pokémon with this ability as a common ability are; Kangaskhan and Miltank. The Pokémon with this ability as a ‘Hidden Ability’ are, Taillow, Swellow, Loudred, Exploud, Herdier and Stoutland.
Written by Shadow6666