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Adaptability

Description

This ability alters the wielder's STAB to be 2x instead of 1.5x.

Competitive Use

This ability is very useful on paper, but it has a very low distribution, with many of the possible users rarely being used in most tiers. Crawdaunt is the most noteworthy user, and Adaptability is one of the main reasons for its viability—Adaptability turns its relatively low-powered STAB attacks, Crabhammer and Crunch, into monstrous weapons, especially coming off its high base 120 Attack stat. Porygon-Z is the only other notable fully-evolved user of Adaptability, and is almost certainly the most powerful; however, its other ability, Download, is usually a better choice. The only other notable Pokemon to receive Adaptability is Eevee, who can use a 204 Base Power Return in Little Cup.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Basculin Water NU Reckless / Adaptability / Mold Breaker 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
Basculin-B Water NU Rock Head / Adaptability / Mold Breaker 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
Eevee Normal LC Run Away / Adaptability / Anticipation 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
Porygon-Z Normal UU Adaptability / Download / Analytic 85 80 70 135 75 90 535

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Corphish Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Crawdaunt Water / Dark RU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 63 120 85 90 55 55 468
Feebas Water LC Swift Swim / Adaptability 20 15 20 10 55 80 200