-inactive in BH due corrupt leader-
Announcement: Upcoming Important Change to Ability ClauseThe Ability Clause was originally formulated for BH mid-BHXY to try and combat with various spamming of the same ability such as Poison Heal, Imposter and more. Since then, it has proven to be effective in limiting spam while still allowing creative freedom and has since been implemented in AAA and discussed for other OMs as well.
For those who don't know, here's a quick recap:
What is the Ability Clause?
No use of the same ability on more than 2 Pokemon in a team.
However, one drawback of the clause was that it determined the limit based on the Ability Name; as such, abilities that do essentially the same thing functionally, but have different names could get around this as a loophole. Until now, that is.
An upcoming update will limit abilities based on functionality as well. Ability clones that are functionally EXACTLY identical will now be counted together.
There is a small list of which abilities are affected, which you can view in the official commit page here. The most relevant ones for BH that are now under the same umbrella are:
- Turboblaze, Teravolt and Mold Breaker
- Queenly Majesty and Dazzling
Credit to Spandan for the update