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Role Play

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Psychic - - 10 0 - Single non-user

Description

Replaces the user's ability with that of the target. These effects last until the user is switched out. This move cannot be blocked by Protect or Detect. This move cannot be blocked by Substitute. Fails if the user's ability is Multitype or already matches the target, or if the target's ability is any of the following:

  • Flower Gift
  • Forecast
  • Illusion
  • Imposter
  • Multitype
  • Trace
  • Wonder Guard
  • Zen Mode

Competitive Use

Role Play is an incredibly gimmicky move without much use. When you look at the list of competitively viable Pokemon with Role Play, you realize that most of them have great abilities. The list of OU Pokemon with access to this move is Jirachi, Celebi, Magnezone, and Alakazam, all which have amazing abilities, and would never want to give that ability to the opponent.

Related Moves

Entrainment gives both Pokemon the user's ability.

Skill Swap swaps abilities with the opponent, rather than copying it.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Drowzee Psychic LC Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
Hypno Psychic NU Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
Kadabra Psychic NU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
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
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Panpour Water LC Gluttony / Torrent 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansage Grass LC Gluttony / Overgrow 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansear Fire LC Gluttony / Blaze 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Simipour Water NU Gluttony / Torrent 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisage Grass NU Gluttony / Overgrow 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisear Fire NU Gluttony / Blaze 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Stantler Normal NU Intimidate / Frisk / Sap Sipper 73 95 62 85 65 85 465