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Serene Grace

Description

The wielder's secondary effect chances of its moves are doubled (including those with 100% effect chances), with the exception of Secret Power. Moves that receive a flinch chance from King's Rock or Razor Fang will receive a 20% flinch chance, up from the usual 10% chance.

Competitive Use

Serene Grace is a very, very useful ability. First of all, it allows users of flinching moves, such as Iron Head or Rock Slide, to flinch their opponents often (Iron Head has a 60% chance of causing a flinch with Serene Grace), making them good checks to slower threats that doesn't resist those moves, pairing up very well with paralyzing moves such as Thunder Wave or Body Slam. Furthermore, it allows such Pokemon to make use of Thunder and Body Slam as reliable paralyzing moves while still damaging the opponent, making the use of Substitute in order to block status more difficult, and unable to be stopped by Taunt. It also allows them to paralyze Ground-types with Body Slam, a feat which would be impossible with Thunder Wave. Such Pokemon include Jirachi and Togekiss in OU, while Shaymin-S enjoys an 80% chance to lower the foe's Special Defense with Seed Flare, as well as also having access to Air Slash. All in all, Serene Grace is an awesome defensive and offensive ability that makes good use of moves that already have an high chance of causing their secondary effects.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Blissey Normal OU Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Chansey Normal BL Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
Dunsparce Normal NU Serene Grace / Run Away / Rattled 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
Happiny Normal LC Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Friend Guard 100 5 5 15 65 30 220
Jirachi Steel / Psychic OU Serene Grace 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Meloetta Normal / Psychic UU Serene Grace 100 77 77 128 128 90 600
Meloetta-P Normal / Fighting UU Serene Grace 100 128 90 77 77 128 600
Shaymin-S Grass / Flying Uber Serene Grace 100 103 75 120 75 127 600
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Togepi Normal LC Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
Togetic Normal / Flying NU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 55 40 85 80 105 40 405

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Deerling Normal / Grass LC Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
Sawsbuck Normal / Grass NU Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 80 100 70 60 70 95 475