Ralts using Extrasensory by Morshute

 


Extrasensory

“The user attacks with an odd, unseeable power. It may also make the target flinch.”

Extrasensory is a psychic-type attack introduced in Generation III.  Its power rating is 80 and has a 100% accuracy rating.  If the move hits the target Pokémon, there is also a 10% chance of causing the target to flinch.  Interestingly, exclusive to Generation III, its attack power is doubled if the target had previously used Minimize.

Extrasensory received its first illustrations in the Generation III tributes through both Ralts and Nuzleaf.

 


 


Skill Swap

“The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.”

Skill Swap is a psychic-type status move introduced in Generation III.  The user of the move swaps abilities with its target.  The only way for an affected Pokémon to get back its original ability during battle is by switching out.

Ralts can initially learn it via TM48 in Generations III and IV, but since Generation V it can only obtain it via a Move Tutor or breeding with a member of the Solosis line that knows the move.

 


#280 Ralts

“A Ralts has the power to sense the emotions of people and Pokémon with the horns on its head. It takes cover if it senses any hostility.”

Ralts is a dual psychic / fairy type Pokémon (pure psychic prior to Generation VI) that can only be found at Route 102 in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald.  It evolves into Kirlia at level 20, which can then evolve into Gardevoir at level 30.  Starting from Generation IV, a male Kirlia can evolve into Gallade when exposed to a Dawn Stone.

Ralts is known as the Feeling Pokémon, thanks to its ability to sense emotions from surrounding people using the horn on its head.  It rarely makes its appearance around them, but if it does, it gets drawn to people who have a positive frame of mind.  If people or other Pokémon feel happy around a Ralts, it would feel happy in the exact same way.

The most notable Ralts throughout the entire series is one owned by Wally, one of the player’s rivals.  A sickly boy, he loaned one of Norman’s Pokémon to catch a Ralts from Route 102 before moving to Verdanturf Town to live with his aunt and uncle.  Over time, he gained the strength to start challenging Pokémon gyms and build himself up as a trainer, even going as far as getting all of his Hoenn gym badges before the player in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!  His Ralts eventually evolved into Gardevoir (Generation III) or Gallade (Generation VI), depending on the game, and by far was his most valued Pokémon on his team.

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