Check out the Ability Patch in Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra. Find out what the Ability Patch is, how to get, what it does, hidden abilities, and more!
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What Are Ability Patches
Get A Pokemon's Hidden Ability
An Ability Patch is a long-awaited item coming in the The Crown Tundra Expansion which will switch a Pokemon's current ability to its Hidden Ability! This will give you a lot of flexibility when putting together a team of Pokemon!Read Up On Hidden Abilities More Here
Difference From Ability Capsules
|Ability Capsule||Ability Patch|
|Regular Ability 1||✓ : Change to Reg. Ability 2||✓ : Change to Hidden Ability|
|Regular Ability 2||✓ : Change to Reg. Ability 1||✓ : Change to Hidden Ability|
|Hidden Ability||×：Unusable||?：Effect Unknown|
The Ability Patch differs from the Ability Capsule item, which was introduced in Gen 7. Check the above chart for detailed interactions. Some effects are still unknown and will be updated when we get our hands on the Ability Patch.
Can You Revert Back To Regular Abilities?
It hasn't been announced yet what will happen if you use an Ability Capsule on a Pokemon with a Hidden Ability. If Max Soup is any indicator, it might be possible to revert Pokemon back to the regular abilities once they've unlocked their hidden ability.
How To Get Ability Patches
This section will be updated as we learn more about the DLC!
Buy For 200 Dynite Ore
Ability Patches can be purchased for 200 Dynite Ore, which is a new currency obtainable from Dynamax Adventures. From our experience so far, we obtained 9 pieces for the first raid. This suggests that you'll need to farm quite a lot in order to get these Patches. Make sure to use them wisely.Check Out How To Get Dynite Ore Fast From Here
What Will Change Due To The Ability Patch?
Breeding Will Become Easier
Up until now, the process of passing down a hidden ability via breeding was somewhat complicated. However, with the arrival of the Ability Patch, this is set to change - the entire process will become much easier, as you won't have to worry about finding a Pokemon with a hidden ability in the wild!Check Out Our Breeding Guide Here
Previously Unusable Pokemon Are Now OK
In the process of breeding a Pokemon specifically to get its Hidden Ability, you might have come across some perfect 6-IV Pokemon, or even worse, a Shiny which didn't its Hidden Ability. These Pokemon can now be salvaged by using the Ability Patch! Check your boxes for leftover breeding rejects!
Pokemon To Use The Ability Capsule On
Legendary Pokemon from previous games will be returning to the game in Crown Tundra, and some Hidden Abilities which were previously unobtainable (like Landorus's) will now be available!Check Out The Crown Tundra Pokedex Here
Galarian Fossil Pokemon
Of all the Pokemon in the Galarian Pokedex, the only ones which haven't had their Hidden Ability available in-game are the 4 Galarian Fossils! It's possible that these will be made available via the introduction of the Ability Patch.