When a Pokémon with Intimidate enters the battle, it lowers the Attack stat of adjacent opponents by one stage. Intimidate has no effect on Pokémon with Clear Body, Hyper Cutter, White Smoke or Full Metal Body or those with a substitute, Starting in Generation IV, it also activates when the Pokémon gains the Ability like through Skill Swap or Power of Alchemy.
If a Pokémon holding an Adrenaline Orb is affected by Intimidate, the item will be consumed and increase the holder's Speed by one stage.
Outside of battle, if a Pokémon with this ability is first in the party, there is a 50% chance that a Pokémon that which would be encountered won't if their level is 5 levels or more higher than the encountered. It shares this effect with Keen Eye.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
In the Mystery Dungeon series, Pokémon attacking a Pokémon with this Ability with a physical attack will have a 20% attack penalty.
Pokémon with Intimidate
- Mega Manectric
- Landorus (Therian Forme)