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Old November 1st, 2012 (06:15 PM).
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hiii~~ is there any way to make a brand new ability, like, with it's own effect instead of reusing from an ability already listed in the Essentials?
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Old November 1st, 2012 (09:10 PM).
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It depends on what you want your ability to do. Is the ability supposed to resemble a pre-defined ability? New altogether? I can't help you with the second, but for the first, I'd recommend diving through the scripts.
The thing about abilities is, since they cover such a vast range of effects, it's impossible to contain them all in one area, so you'll have to go hunting for them.
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Old November 2nd, 2012 (06:00 AM).
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and where do I go hunting for them?
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Old November 2nd, 2012 (09:26 AM).
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What do you want your ability to do?

As Derxwna and the wiki say, abilities can have so many and varied effects that it's impossible to explain how to create a "typical" one. You need to know what it should do before thinking about how to implement it.
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Old November 2nd, 2012 (10:19 AM).
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well, I already made one ability that I'd like for it to make it so the user isn't hit by any Physical Attack when it's activated.
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Old November 2nd, 2012 (10:56 AM). Edited November 2nd, 2012 by zingzags.
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Quote originally posted by Kaikai:
well, I already made one ability that I'd like for it to make it so the user isn't hit by any Physical Attack when it's activated.
A little op when you are going against fighting type pokemon don't you think?
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Old November 2nd, 2012 (11:20 AM).
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Quote originally posted by zingzags:
A little op when you are going against fighting type pokemon don't you think?
well not if its a rare ability...
like Shedinja and Wonder Guard you know...
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Old November 2nd, 2012 (11:52 AM).
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yeah, it's going to be a rare ability.
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Old November 2nd, 2012 (01:47 PM).
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That ability works like Wonder Guard, but instead of checking the move's type effectiveness against the target, it checks the move's category.

Then remains the question of what you meant by "when it's activated". Is it always on, or when "in a pinch", or what?
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Old November 2nd, 2012 (03:45 PM).
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in a pinch. btw, that means when HP is atleast half.
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Old November 2nd, 2012 (05:08 PM).
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Well, it actually means when the Pokémon is at 1/3 HP or less, but you can have it your way. It's simple to check the user's HP/total HP at the same time as checking the move's category.
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Old November 3rd, 2012 (08:03 AM).
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really? I remember it was half... anyways, how do I add an ability like this to the game?
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Old November 3rd, 2012 (10:54 AM).
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Copy an existing ability (Wonder Guard) and tweak the code to suit your needs, as I've already said. I won't do your work for you.
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Old November 3rd, 2012 (11:10 AM).
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well, where is the code? is it in a script or something? I looked in scripts and I can't find anything to do with abilities.
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Old November 11th, 2012 (08:12 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Kaikai:
well, where is the code? is it in a script or something? I looked in scripts and I can't find anything to do with abilities.
Use Crtl+Shift+F on scripts with ability internal name, this case "WONDERGUARD".
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Old November 11th, 2012 (09:36 AM).
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Look in the PokeBattle_ scripts. There are many abilities listed there.
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